Welcome Back

Welcome Back

Welcome back to Belmont Christian College for 2021. We especially want to welcome our new families joining our community this year. We hope you enjoyed your holiday break with family and friends and are ready for another College year.

The beginning of the year means there is a lot happening at the College. This newsletter provides helpful information to get you started in 2021.

Our College website is a great place to visit for all things BCC. Make sure you check out the Transport page and Parents Directory along with our Uniform page, and Community Hub. As well, there is always so much to see over at our College’s Facebook and Instagram

Beginners, Years 1 – 7, 11 & 12 return 8.40am on Wednesday, 27th January. Primary students will meet in the assembly area under the shade sails near the carpark. New Primary families will meet outside the College office. Year 7 will meet in the Multi-Purpose Building (Hall), Year 11 and 12 will meet in the Library. Due to COVID restrictions families (except parents of Kindergarten, Year 7 and New students) will need to use the ‘Kiss and Drop’.

Kindergarten, Year 8, 9 & 10 return 8.40am on Thursday, 28th January. Kindergarten will meet in their classroom at their scheduled time. Year 8 will meet in the Multi-Purpose Building. Year 9 and 10 will meet in the Library Theatrette. Due to COVID restrictions families (except parents of Kindergarten, Year 7 and New students) will need to use the ‘Kiss and Drop’.

We look forward to seeing you next week!

Upcoming Dates

Please note some key dates for your calendar:

02 Feb: Secondary Swimming Carnival
04 Feb: Primary Swimming Carnival
09 Feb: Primary Meet the Teacher night
17 Feb: Picnic on the Pleasance – To Be Confirmed
18 Feb: Secondary CSSA State Hockey Gala Day

Office Information

College Office Hours

Students return from Wednesday, 27th January when Office hours return to normal hours of 8am – 4pm.

College Office Contacts

  • Primary Administration Assistant: Mrs Debbie Paardekooper – Primary enquiries, absences, medical information etc.
  • Secondary Administration Assistant: Mrs Kathy Evans – Secondary enquiries, absences, medical information etc.
  • Registrar: Ms Teena Knott – enrolment enquiries, change of contact information
  • Receptionist: Mrs Sally Melcum, Mrs Sarah Bell – payments, general enquiries
  • Assistant Business Manager: Mrs Michelle Mazzantini – school fee enquiries

Our Administration Team can be contacted by phoning the College on 4922 8300 and following the prompts or by using the email format firstname.lastname@bcc.nsw.edu.au, for example sally.melcum@bcc.nsw.edu.au.

BCC Parent Communication

We have a variety of ways you can keep informed with the latest happenings at the College, these are:  
College Newsletter
BCC Community Hub
Skoolbag App
– Email
– Facebook
– Instagram

We encourage you to regularly read your emails, the College Newsletter and Community Hub, download the Skoolbag App and join our social media pages to make sure you don’t miss any information. 

If you need to update your email or personal information please inform the College Office registrar@bcc.nsw.edu.au.

Bus Transport

A range of buses service the College. Information on the catchment area, routes and timetables can be found by visiting our Transport page on our website.

Bus pass applications and updated information need to be completed online. The application will be endorsed by the College and then the Opal Card is mailed directly to the address provided on the application.

Before and After School OSHC

A before and after school care program is provided on site through Camp Australia. The service is available from 7.00am to 8.40am and 2.50pm to 6.00pm each school day.

Register, book and manage your before and after school care bookings at www.campaustralia.com.au or call the Customer Service Team on 1300 105 343.

Parent Volunteers

Parents/Caregivers have many opportunities to assist the College in a variety of ways. Opportunities for parent/caregiver help include sports coaching, community garden, working bees, canteen and excursions. Notices requesting help regularly appear in the College Newsletter.

Please note that all volunteers who assist at the College must undertake and provide to the College Office a current ‘Working with Children Check’ and complete a Volunteer Booklet which is available at the Office and on the Skoolbag App.

Due to current COVID restrictions we are only able to accept Canteen volunteers at present.

Medical Action Plans

If your child has a medical action plan, please contact the Administration Assistant for your Primary or Secondary school student at the College Office so that the management plan can be implemented or updated for your child.

Manage Your Tuition Payments from anywhere

Belmont Christian College is now using our Student Management System, Sentral, to manage our school fees. School fees statements and further information will be emailed in the next few weeks where you will be able to register and set up your payment plan. Sentral Parent Portal gives you more payment options and greater flexibility to break up your payments over the course of the year. Make your tuition payments more manageable, in your time, and from wherever you happen to be. Please contact our Assistant Business Manager, Mrs Michelle Mazzantini, for further information.  

Primary School

Primary School Contacts

Our Administration Team can be contacted by phoning the College on 4922 8300 and following the extension number prompts or by using the email format firstname.lastname@bcc.nsw.edu.au, for example sally.melcum@bcc.nsw.edu.au.

  • Primary Administration Assistant: Mrs Debbie Paardekooper Ext # 521 – Primary enquiries, absences, bus passes, school fees, medical information etc.
  • Registrar: Ms Teena Knott Ext # 512 – enrolment enquiries
  • Stage Class Teachers: Appointments to speak to your child’s class teacher can be made by contacting Mrs Paardekooper in the College office.
  • Head of Primary School: Mrs Leoni McNeill

Stationery Requirements

Kindergarten and Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) students will be provided with classroom stationery. This includes coloured and lead pencils, scissors, textas, pencil cases etc. All exercise books will be provided.

For Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4) and Stage 3 (Years 5 and 6), students should bring the following to use in class:

– 2 fine blue pens
– 2 fine red pens
– 2 HB lead pencils
– sharpener with a shavings container attached
– highlighter – colour of choice
– 12 textas (Connect are excellent)
– 12 coloured pencils
– fine black felt tipped texta
– a ruler that is not metal or has a metal bar embedded in it
– glitter pens/textas (optional)
– a pencil case that fits under their desk – & the above items should fit into the pencil case
– earphones/buds for ipad or Chromebook
– Stage 3 – College Chromebook

Parent Information Booklet

Detailed and further information can be found within our Primary Parent Information Booklet.

Secondary School

Secondary School Contacts

Our Administration Team can be contacted by phoning the College on 4922 8300 and following the extension number prompts or by using the email format firstname.lastname@bcc.nsw.edu.au.

  • Secondary Administration Assistant: Mrs Kathy Evans Ext #505 – Secondary enquiries, absences, medical information
  • Registrar: Ms Teena Knott Ext #512 – enrolment enquiries, change of contact information
  • Wellbeing matters: CONNECT Teacher then Stage Leader
  • Academic matters: Subject Teachers then Subject Coordinators
  • Assistant Principal: Mr Steve Tidey

Appointments to speak to a teacher can be made by contacting Mrs Evans in the College Office or the teacher directly via email using format of firstname.lastname@bcc.nsw.edu.au, for example kathy.evans@bcc.nsw.edu.au.

Stationery Requirements

All Secondary Students will need to have a fully charged College issued Chromebook and a pencil case of pens, pencils, eraser, highlighter etc. Everything else is provided in a book pack issued to Years 7 – 10 on the first day. A calculator is provided for Year 7 ONLY.

For new students that have not purchased a Chromebook please do so as soon as possible by ordering online here 

Parent Information Booklet

Detailed and further information can be found in our Secondary Parent Information Booklet which will be emailed home within the first few weeks of term.

Student Services Information

Student Services Contacts

We have the absolute privilege of working with students who will benefit from extra support – whether through assisting with areas that need further development, or facilitating opportunities for students to explore and strengthen areas of giftedness, enabling them to flourish. 

Students with particular needs that may affect learning are supported by our Student Services staff in a variety of ways, which may include small-group withdrawal lessons, in-class support and/or one-to-one support. Student Services staff can be contacted if you have concerns about your child’s educational needs. 

If your child has a wellbeing concern their Primary Classroom Teacher or Secondary Stage Leader/Connect Teacher should be the first contact for assistance. 

Secondary Stage Leaders:
Stage Four – Years 7 and 8: Mrs Janine Ferreira – janine.ferreira.nsw.edu.au
Stage Five – Years 9 and 10: Mr Phil Melcum – phil.melcum@bcc.nsw.edu.au
Stage Six – Years 11 and 12: Mr Nate Miller – nate.miller@bcc.nsw.edu.au

For more serious concerns our College Counsellors, Mrs Liz Roberts and Mrs Bronwyn Moulds are also available – liz.roberts@bcc.nsw.edu.au, bronwyn.moulds@bcc.nsw.edu.au

Enquiries regarding programs and support offered by the Student Services Team should be directed to the Head of Student Services and Wellbeing, Mrs Bronwyn Rappeneker – bronwyn.rappeneker@bcc.nsw.edu.au.

Creative Arts Information

Welcome to 2021! We are so pleased with the exciting opportunities available in our co-curricular music this year.  

Firstly, I am very happy to introduce to you our new Secondary Music Teacher, Mr Jacob Neale. Mr Neale is an exceptional musician and brings fresh vision and energy to our Creative Arts program. In addition to teaching Stage 4 Music and Stage 5 elective classes, he will be our music director for College Musical Peter Pan and our band leader for Secondary Concert Band.

Our timetable for music ensembles are as follows, however, more information and enrolment can be found in the links below.

PRIMARY 
Stage 2 ChoirTuesday Lunchtime
Stage 3 ChoirThursday Morning (8am)
Primary Concert Band Wednesday Morning (7:40am)
String EnsembleWednesday Lunchtime

SECONDARY
Secondary Concert BandThursday Morning (7:40am)
Musical CastMonday Afternoon (3pm – 6pm)
Musical BandMonday Afternoon (3pm – 6pm)
String EnsembleWednesday Lunchtime

For information and enrolment for all our Creative Arts and Music Ensembles, please follow the relevant links below.

Primary Ensembles: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CR8GlQuTLUoa0e4tMANf4_74aZGxE432/view?usp=sharing

Secondary Ensembles:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CIbVLND1KolMQNti4jK_viIPJpgEXTQH/view?usp=sharing  

Also find our Music Tutor contacts and our Instrument Hire Form along with some Hot tips.

Peter Pan Musical Rehearsal

A reminder to all cast members of this year’s Secondary Musical, Peter Pan, rehearsals begin next Monday, 1st February from 3pm till 6pm. Looking forward to seeing you then!   

Sport Information

Swimming Carnival

Our Swimming Carnivals are coming up in Week 2 of Term 1. Our Secondary School (Years 7 – 12) will be held on Tuesday, 2nd February and our Primary School (Years 3 – 6) will be held on Thursday, 4th February both at Charlestown Pool from 8.30am.

Students are required to make their own way to the pool. College buses will be running from the College with limited seating for those who cannot make their own way to and from the pool. If you wish for your child to catch a College bus, please have them place their name on the bus rolls at the office.

The finish time for the carnival is approximately 2:20pm – please arrange pick up by 2:30pm. If this isn’t possible, have your child catch the bus back to the College to enable them to catch their normal school bus home.

Cancellation due to inclement weather will be advised through the Skoolbag app & Rhema FM or by calling the College office after 8am.

Further information will be released next week.

College Sports Website

For all Belmont Christian College event information, announcements, 2021 sports dates and results throughout the year visit: http://www.tinyurl.com/bccsport.

Canteen Information

College Canteen

Canteen service is available each day of the school week. Our Term 1 Canteen menu will soon be available from the Canteen, the College Office and on the Skoolbag App. 

Lunch orders can also be placed on-line by registering at  MunchMonitor using code: belmontcc and password: munch2280. Orders need to be placed by 9am.

If you require further assistance with registering please call Munch Monitor on 1300 796 190 or email at help@munchmonitor.com. Our canteen staff are also happy to help and can contacted at canteen@bcc.nsw.edu.au.

Parent volunteers are essential for the functioning of the canteen. Please contact our Canteen Manager, Mrs Virginia Robinson, on canteen@bcc.nsw.edu.au if you would like to help.

Uniform Shop Information

College uniforms are provided by our uniform partner, Alinta Apparel. To make an on-site fitting appointment, review prices or place an order online, create an account with Alinta Apparel here.

For further information regarding the College Uniform, please visit our uniform summary page and FAQs on our website at www.bcc.nsw.edu.au/uniform/

Opening Hours

The regular Shop hours are: Tuesday 1 – 3.30pm and Thursday 8 – 11am during the school term.

For enquiries phone: 0403 587 385 during opening hours or email: belmontchristian@alinta.com.au.