Congratulations to our 139 musicians, dancers and actors that performed across three huge shows yesterday! Watch this space for more photos from our Gala event, as well as Arts Week celebrations from Dance, Drama, Graphics, Media Arts, Music, Photography and Visual Art.
Confident, articulate and inspiring were the words used by Shadow Minister for Education & Training Donna Faragher MLC and Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Kyran O’Donnell MLA after meeting senior Follow the Dream students today. The girls engaged the Shadow Ministers in conversations about their FTD journey and their future aspirations post year 12. Super job girls!
Congratulations to our Interschool Sport Co-ordinator, Mr Fosbery, for winning the Most Outstanding Multicultural Program, last Thursday at the 2018 AFL School Ambassador Awards.
Mr Fosbery has worked tirelessly in developing AFL programs at the College, liaising closely with the Perth District Community Development Officer, and both Redcliffe and Belmont Junior Football Clubs. A great reflection on his hard work in growing sport at the College. Well Done!
On Wednesday 1st August, Year 11 BCC student Bridy attended the North Metro Tafe META Exhibition opening. The exhibition includes work by 67 Year 11 and 12 Art students from 30 schools in WA. Bridy’s work was selected for the exhibition ahead of over 100 applicants across WA. Congratulations Bridy on a wonderful achievement! Also, congratulations to Mr Bennett’s nephew whose work was also selected for this exhibition.
You can view their work at Tafe’s Gallery Central from Wednesday 1st August – Saturday 18th August.
Opening times: Monday-Friday 10:00-4:30 and Saturday 12:00-4:00
Year 10, 11 and 12 students experienced an afternoon packed with expert advice to help guide them on their future career paths. The Careers Fair showcased our College Library and offered parents and students the opportunity to meet with a variety of Industry representatives ranging from Universities, South Metro TAFE and local Apprenticeship and Traineeship Organisations, to the Defence Force and WA Police.
A big thank you to all who helped to ensure the event was a success.
Last week Thursday a team from the Year 9 STEM class competed in the 2018 Aurecon Bridge Building Competition for Western Australia. The Belmont Bridge Bombers; consisting of Shahreen Rahman, Nathasa Knathny and Kirsten Johnston; spent several afternoons after school during the term building their bridge. Their hard work and dedication to the project is to be commended.
Their bridge design plan incorporated elements from the classic truss bridge and the graceful suspension bridge. The Belmont bridge was the only bridge at the competition that was based on the suspension bridge design. They made their bridge from balsa wood, wood glue, string and cardboard.
On competition day the Belmont bridge was judged on its design and workmanship, strength and efficiency. In the strength category our bridge did us proud and successfully supported a 5.5 kg load, just shy of the competition average of 8 kg. The strongest bridge on the day (an arch bridge from Baldivis Secondary College) supported a 57 kg load. The most efficient bridge was another arch model that supported 43 kg but only had a mass of 59 grams.
The three-judge panel was so impressed with the team’s bridge design and workmanship that they awarded the “Most Innovative Design” award to Belmont City College. The judges were swayed by the successful use of two different designs (the truss and suspension) in the Belmont bridge, noting how difficult it is to build a suspension bridge model. They commented how the team’s detailed and high-quality workmanship (E.g., Use of double gusset joints and the tensioning of the suspension cables) contributed to the pleasing appearance of the Belmont bridge.
Our Belmont Bridge Bombers each won a gift voucher and they earned a $500 cash prize for Belmont City College. Please congratulate Shahreen, Nathasa and Kirsten on their efforts and their “Most Innovative Design” award in this year’s bridge building competition.
Term One School Holidays are from Monday 16 April to Monday 30 April 2018. Students will return to school on Tuesday 01 May 2018.
On Monday the Premier of Western Australia, the Hon Mark McGowan MLA and the Minister for Education, the Hon Sue Ellery MLC visited the College. Their visit was part of the government’s community cabinet program and culminated in the Premier’s weekly press conference which was held under the peppermint tree adjoining our horticulture garden area.
Our guests visited the Trade Training Centre where the Premier met current Year 11 Hospitality students and was given a barista lesson by former student Day. This was followed by time with our Inclusion and Deaf Education students in one of our Horticulture areas where the Premier, the Minister and local member Cassie Rowe planted snow peas whilst the chickens pecked through the garden beds. It was a great opportunity to showcase some of our excellent VET programs and for students to demonstrate knowledge and skills that they had learnt – real life learning was highlighted when one of our Inclusion students informed the Premier in a clear and confident manner that the chickens eat the slater worms in the garden beds and play a very important role in controlling pests.
On Wednesday BCC took 45 students to represent the college at the SSWA Swimming Carnival!
After a less successful 2017 we improved by 4 positions and finished in 3rd position on 699 points only 58 points behind the winners. Well done on the swim team for such an awesome effort.
On the day one BCC student got recognized as Champion Swimmer for her age group…..Congratulation to Year 8 Follow the Dream student Kyeira for an amazing effort! In 2017 she was Year 7 champion girl and she has backed it up again in 2018!! Awesome effort!!
Special mention to the following students who finished as runner-up champions for there respective year groups.
Bella 28 points (Year 7 girls)
Tom 27 points (Year 8 boys)
Jeremy 30 points (Year 10 boys)
Anders 16 points (Open boys)
Claire 39 points (Open girls)
What a great start to Inter-school sport for 2018!!
GO TEAM BCC