Family Newsletter BCC CONVOCATION

Border Christian College
Family Newsletter
Website: www.alburybcc.nsw.edu.au
Issue 1 Term 1 2014
COMING EVENTS
February
11 - BCC Convocation 8.50am
12 - Canteen
13 - Home & School 7pm
14 - SRC Valentines Day
17 - School Assembly 8.50am
19 - Canteen
20 - Swimming Carnival Albury Pool
21 - Lighthouse 7pm
24-28 - H/S Outdoor Camp
26 - Canteeen
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
On a regular basis throughout
this year the newsletter will
announce the students who
have been considered as
being a good example of
the value of the week. This
week’s value is RESPECT.
Look for their picture in the
school foyer or posted on the
Web and App Bulletin Board
BCC CONVOCATION
Your Invited...
A new year has landed and Border Christian
College would like to extend an invitaton to this
formal occasion for the start of the 2014 school
year. This invitaion is extended to all staff, students,
parents, grandparents and interested community
members. The ceremony will inaugurate the year
with a dedication of purpose and the recognition
that God’s leading is essential to this year’s success.
Our Chaplains will be officiating and will lead
the Convocation Service. For all those who are
in attendance we would like them to appreciate
the importance of starting a year in spiritual
partnership. The ceremony will be held in the Sharon Lipohar Multi-Purpose Centre. All invited, are asked
to be seated by 8.50am for the commencement of the ceremony, Tuesday the 11th of February.
Announcing BCC’S
Community Carnival &
Pet Show
Sunday April 6 - 2014
OUR PRAYER LIST
Staff and students pray
for God’s guidance on a
daily basis in their lives.
Each student across the
school is prayed for in turn
throughout the year. Please
add these students to your
own Prayer List . The power
of prayer is magnified when
a community prays and holds
the concerns of its members
in their hearts.
CONTACT DETAILS
Border Christian College
ADDRESS - 429 Elizabeth
Mitchell Drive, Thurgoona
EMAIL - [email protected]
nsw. edu.au
PHONE - 02 60493200
Major Sponsor:
HUME ANIMAL
HOSPITAL
PET SHOW
(Hosted by HUME ANIMAL
HOSPITAL)
PET EXHIBITS &
DEMONSTRATIONS
CARNIVAL RIDES
plus Much More!!!
Stayed Tuned as the Details
Unfold…
An Event Not to be Missed!!
Principal’s Corner
Here we are at the start of another fun-filled and
frantic year of education for your child at Border
Christian College! Sometimes the start of something
like this is like the bumper sticker that read: Get in!
Sit down! Shut up! And hang on! Well, it can be as
raw as that at times, but I’d like to think there is much
more care in the process.
A school program in the current era is a mosaic of
life experiences that will assist your child in their
development and preparation for ‘real life in the big
world.’ How do you prepare a child for that? It’s
a work of art, but most importantly it is teamwork.
We look forward to working with you as partners in
your child’s education, because a team approach in
these matters helps to deliver the best results in not
only their school work, but also in moral and social
development. May God give us all the necessary will
and skills to accomplish such a task.
Regards for now,
Phil Murray
PRINCIPAL
WHAT’S NEW ON
OUR WEBSITE
AND APP?
A new year has brought updates and new features
to our Website and App.
• Our school Calendar for 2014
• A new TAB called Bulletin Board - where you
find weekly updates for the week that’s coming
• BCC Assessment Calendar - for our High School
students
• Day One Gallery - pictures of the first day of
school
• Extend @ BCC - information and web links
Do you have the App? Do you log onto the Website?
Have you activated the push messages on your
phone so you can get flash alerts? Communication
is key. These two communication threads are your
ticket to know what’s going on at BCC.
Website: www.alburybcc.nsw.edu.au
EXTEND @ BCC
Enrol now & pay later!
Come along and join in on the fun at After School Care!
Enrol NOW to gain access to the service. You won’t
even be invoiced for the enrolment fee until you
make a booking, so we encourage ALL FAMILIES
to enrol. Visit extend.com.au.
Calling all Parents, Caregivers
& Grandparents.
Come be a part of the fabric of our family friendly
school here at Border Christian College.
We look forward to making a difference for our
kids by helping provide exciting events and new
projects throughout the year.
I look forward to seeing your familiar faces and
meeting new ones too!
Regards,
Rosanne Hawken
BCC Home & School Association Chairperson
APP: Search for “Border Christian College”
Welcome to our new Chaplaincy Team
Pastor Ben Galindo (pictured) and Pastor Dragan Kanazir are our School Chaplains this
year. Both men are Pastors of local Seventh-day Adventist churches in the Albury /
Wodonga area. Pastor Ben has recently moved to Albury from the Northern Tablelands
in NSW and is now a resident in Thurgoona. Pastor Dragan moved to Australia several
years ago from Yugoslavia and now lives is Wodonga. Border Christian College looks
forward to the valuable contributions both of these men will bring to our school this year
and pray that the contact they have with our students during the Chapel and Lighthouse
Programs and the time they spend on the playgrounds and in each classroom throughout
the year brings a greater knowledge to each student of God’s unconditional acceptance of
them and the reality of a real relationship they can have with a God who loves them and
who died for them.
“Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:4
- Spotlight Around the School Bright Beginnings - Prekinder
Miss Kristi reports that all her children are very quiet and very
well behaved. The Prekinders enjoy their day filled with reading,
art and craft, free play outside on Deda John’s Playground.
Afternoon nap time is a nice time to have a rest in the cool
classroom, while soft music plays.
Infant School - K to 3
The excitement of school has begun for so many. The Kinders
report they are learning the letter A. Homework is being set
and kids are going home testing the wits of their parents. The
handball court, boat, tyre sandpit, playground and sports oval
are all busy places at recess and lunchtimes.
Primary School - 4 to 6
At our desks ready for the lesson of the day, our classroom is full
of interesting characters who are keen to learn what our teachers
have to teach. Mr Green and Mrs Sinclair have big plans for us
and have challenged us to “Think Different”.
Junior High School - 7 to 10
We have only had a few days at school and already the friendships
we enjoyed last year have been reestablished. It’s great to see
new students to our grades fitting in so well. Year 7 are quiet at
the moment. We started some new classes - History and French
and have also chosen our electives - IST/Art, Food/Metal.
Swimming for sport was great on Friday, especially because it
was so hot. We look forward to the Swimming Carnival in a
few weeks.
Senior High School - 11 to 12
Life seems like it is going to get pretty serious this year. Already
the teachers are talking about ATAR scores and University
Degrees. Assessment policies and calendars, the HSC syllabus
outcomes, due dates, a new technology usage policy, ebooks on
ipads... when will it all stop? One day at a time they tell us... one
day at a time. Do your homework, start your assignments early
and everthing will be OK in the end.
Healthy Choice Canteen
Volunteers needed.
Our
canteen is run by parent
volunteers throughout the
year and we are very keen
to hear from parents who
are looking to get involved
in our great school and
contribute their time to
a helping in the canteen.
Our canteen operates on
a Wednesday. Please call
the school on 60493200 and
leave your name with the
Office Staff.
CANTEEN OPENS: Week 3
All orders to reception by
9am. Correct change always
helps.
Thanks, Tamara Cox
Uniform Shop
Open Mondays 2pm to 4pm
or by appointment.
Ring
our office.
Order forms available on
Border Christian College
website.
Library Notices
Primary Library
Thursday
Day
is
Home and School
AGM - Thursday 13 Feb, 2014
7pm to 8.30pm
Venue: Year 4,5,6 Room
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•
•
Voting of H&S positions
Carnival Planning
H&S 2014 Calendar Items
Projects for Approval
and Action
• Fundraiser Options for
2014
Carpark Matters
Pick Up and Drop off
This is a very busy time of the
day and we all need to be mindful
of safety during this hectic time.
FAMILY SPORTS
NIGHT
ALL WELCOME
• Keep an eye out for children
getting in and out of cars.
• Please ensure that all walkers
keep out of the driving zones.
• If you need to get out of your
car to assist your child in drop
off or pick up zone please
ensure that your car is not left unattended and you
return to immediately.
• If your stay at school is longer than the initial drop
off or pick up, please park in the designated general
parking area.
You are invited to
Storytime & Craft
at the BCC School Library
Thursday’s During BCC School terms
Time: 9:30 – 10:00 am
Ages: 0 – 5 yrs
WHEN: 1ST & 3RD MONDAY
OF EACH MONTH
TIME: 7 – 8:30 PM
WHERE: BCC, MULTI PURPOSE CENTRE
COST: $2 PER PERSON
CONTACT: BARRY DEAN 0410 237 101
CALENDAR 2014
FEB 3 – VOLLEYBALL
FEB 17 – TABLE TENNIS
MAR 3 – BASKETBALL
MAR 17 – CRICKET
APR 7 – SOCCER
MAY 5 – MIXED GAMES
MAY 19 – VOLLEYBALL
JUN 2 – TABLE TENNIS
JUN 16 – BASKETBALL
JUL 21 - CRICKET
AUG 4 – SOCCER
AUG 18 – MIXED GAMES
SEPT 1 – VOLLEYBALL
SEPT 15 – TABLE TENNIS
OCT 20 – BASKETBALL
NOV 3 – CRICKET
NOV 17 – SOCCER
DEC 1 – MIXED GAMES
Extend OOSH
@ Border Christian College
Welcome!
Hi, my name is Casie (pronounced Kay-cee) and I am
the Team Leader of your new Out of Hours School Care
service at Border Christian College. Some of you may
have seen me around the school last week organising all
of the exciting things for the After School Program this
semester. Since I am joining your school community I
thought it would be nice for you to know a little bit about
me. The following is a short questionnaire that I have
answered for you to get to know me.
Tell us a little bit about your work background and why
you have chosen to work in Outside School Hours Care.
I have worked with children since 2010. I studied a
Diploma of Children’s Services after finishing school and
then went on to study at university. I am currently in my
fourth year of a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood &
Primary). Due to my background and interest in children’s
education, health and wellbeing, I decided to peruse a
position in Out of Hours School Care.
And what do you like to do in your spare time when
you’re not at work?
I like to spend time outdoors, either on the beach or
water skiing on Lake Hume.
I also enjoy reading and I am currently in the process of
writing children’s picture books.
Who is your role model & why?
There are a lot of people that I do admire, I really can’t
pick one. I think that anyone who is willing to try new
things, shows care and respect for other people and who
can have fun is someone to look up to.
About the program
After School Care is always jam-packed with activities
that are planned ahead by the Team Leader. Each
session is based on a structured theme or activity
which is tailored to each child of the program under
the Government’s My Time Our Place Framework.
Themes and activities are based around arts and crafts,
cooking, sports, science, team games, drama, and dance.
Homework Club can also be incorporated upon request.
A complimentary healthy afternoon tea is also served to
keep those tummies happy!
Thankyou for making me feel welcome during
my first week at Border Christian College. If
you have any queries or issues please don’t
hesitate to contact me on the service phone
0438 444 560 or Head office on
1300 366 437 – Casie
Next week’s activities
• Monday 10 February
- Play dough & Team games
• Tuesday 11 February
- Summer mural & Shadow Tag
• Wednesday 12 February
- Nachos & Ball sports
• Thursday 13 February
- Birthday chart & Balloon Volleyball
Enrol now – forms available at the School office
Be sure to enrol so you can use the service if you need it!
It is a regulatory requirement that children are enrolled
before attending. To access an enrolment form visit
extend.com.au or paper Enrolments forms have now
been made available at both the school office and our
Out of School Hours Care. Please complete these forms
and return to the school office or the OOSH service with
at least 7 days notice before requiring to use the service.
Please note that the $20 enrolment fee will not be
charged until you first use the service.
Operating hours and fees
After School Care: 3.10pm – 6.00pm, Monday -Thursday
$29.50 permanent, $34.50 casual
*YOU PAY BETWEEN: $9.41 - $17.25
*Child Care Benefits and the non-income tested 50%
Child Care Rebate of up to $7500 apply for eligible
families. Fees are per child per session.
Fee Relief – the facts
Fact 1: The Child Care Rebate (CCR) is NOT income
tested! We encourage you to apply!
Fact 2: 50% is the minimum reduction you may receive in
your fees. Further benefits may apply to you.
Read further information and estimate your out of pocket
expense at extend.com.au.
ONLINE BOOKINGS: extend.com.au
CALL OUR OFFICE: 1300 366 437
BORDER CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
STAFF CONTACTS
Princpal
Mr Phil Murray
[email protected]
Office
Mrs Sharyn Cottrill
Mrs Susan Molnar
[email protected]
[email protected]
Pre-Kinder
Mrs Kristi Sredojevic
[email protected]
Infants
Mrs Sharon Lipohar
[email protected]
Mrs Heather McNamara [email protected]
Primary
Mr Brad Green
Mrs Lynette Sinclair
[email protected]
[email protected]
High School
Mrs Hine Ahu
Miss Mylie Densley
Mr Chris Hawken
Mrs Jodie McDonald
Mr Mil Sredojevic
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Teacher Librarian
Mrs Deveena Obst
[email protected]
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