The students visited Red Door Pizzeria , where they explored the Italian cuisine of wood-fired pizzas. This included a Q&A with the owner and head chef, Trevor Whitworth and they experienced throwing their own pizza dough base. They then got to top the pizza with the toppings of their choice, watch it cook in the wood-fired oven, and enjoy eating it with their classmates for lunch.
Then the students headed over to Chocolatto , a café that embraces the Italian combination of coffee & chocolate! Chocolatto specialises in ‘bean to bar’ chocolate, which means that the beans are traceable from their origins according to Fair Trade and sustainable standards. The owner and head barista, Zachary Curran talked to the students about why Fair Trade is important - for caring for people and caring for our environment - and prepared samples of a variety of different chocolates from different origins before the students got to choose their own hot chocolate drink to enjoy.
Thank you to Red Door Pizzeria and Chocolatto for providing this cuisine experience to our students.
The Year 12 Formal was held at the Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre last week. Students and their families celebrated with BalCC staff enjoying a two course meal and entertainment by the band Black Cat. Several students prepared musical items for the night - well done to Brooke, Genevieve, Louis, Jeremy, Isaac and Sebastian, and to Hayden and his singing group from Curtain Call Performing Arts Studio.
We wish all our Year 12 students well as they commence the next chapter of their lives.
The Year 1 students enjoyed a sleepover at BalCC last week. During their overnight camp the students participated in a range of activities
based on science and technology topics, as well as other fun games and a movie.
Here are some of the Year 1 students writing pieces about camp:
On Thursday afternoon at the sleepover my favourite thing was that we watched a movie and I was like where did anyone go it was so much fun. Joseph
On Thursday night year one had a sleepover at school my favourite thing was Lilo and Stitch. Jordan
At the sleepover my favourite thing was the movie Lilo and Stitch. Ethan
At the sleepover my favourite thing was having the pizza and the zupadopas and the SkyView app and the movie. It was the best day of my life! Elijah
My favourite part of the sleepover was watching Lilo and Stitch and brushing our teeth! Jonah
My favourite thing at the sleepover for dinner I had pizza I liked going on the bus on the way to go to gymnastics. Brielle
At the sleepover we watched a movie and the movie was called do you Lio and Stitch me and Izzy played Basketball me and Izzy was on the same team and Addelyn sleep next to me. Martha
At Sleepover I liked when we played outside early in the morning on Friday with no socks or shoes that was the best, best, best time ever I love that part it was super. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious and didn’t Monday and didn’t I did not forget to take my things and I was at Grana and poppas House. Nathan
My favourite thing was at the sleepovers was eating pizza and Playing and Everything. Addelyn
On Thursday after school we had a sleepover I really liked it because we had pizza for dinner after dinner we watch the movie called. Lilo and Stitch after the movie. Nyalat
On Tuesday my favourite thing about the sleepover is the pizza and the fruit and the icy pole and the Bible books we got to read. Xyianda
This week sees the end of an era at BalCC with the retirement of teachers, Norma Higgins and Jenny Jones.
Mrs Jones started as a CRT in 2001, graduated to homeroom teacher with the Preps and followed them for the next couple of years. She also taught specialist subjects, teacher-aide roles and completed with Music and Performances.
Mrs Higgins has taught at all year levels as a CRT, homeroom and specialist teacher in a variety of subjects and in 2001/2002 was Acting Principal.
Over the last 16-20 years the pair have experienced a number of name changes from Sebastopol Christian Community School to Ballarat Christian School with the final name change to Ballarat Christian College.
Some extra -curricular events both have been involved with is providing an after school Cooking Club where students made scones, chicken burgers, pizzas and lots more, before school care, lunch time prayer meetings and homework clubs. Mrs Jones was also involved with the PALS program (pupils adopting loving seniors) where she took some students to nursing homes to talk with and entertain residents. Mrs Higgins also organised an activity afternoon that included parents and teaching staff.
The verses in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 are very meaningful to both teachers, especially verse 1 which reads: ‘”There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:”
We wish Mrs Higgins and Mrs Jones God’s richest blessings in this new season of their lives and thank them for their many contributions to BalCC.
The Junior School final assembly was held this week with students being presented awards for their achievements throughout the year.
As part of the assembly the Year 3 class presented the French play “Les trois petits cochons” (Three little pigs) , while the Year 4 class presented “Boucles violettes” (Purple locks and the three bears) under the guidance of Madame Weightman.
Certificates and book awards were given to the Prep-Year 2 students for the Premier’s Reading Challenge, while the Year 3-5 students were presented with the following awards:
English: Chris and Ashleigh
Maths: William and Brooke
Maths Most Improved: Caitlin
Integrated Studies: Jack and Emer
Music: Issac and Jacinta
LOTE French: Issac and Rebecca
PE: Codey and Tilly
Christian Character: Isabella
Most Improved: Daniel and Ysabele
Encouragement: Indya, Leo, Joshua, Genna and Marina
English: Samuel and Freya
Maths: Gibson and Zia
Integrated Studies: Gibson and Jade
Music: Isaac and Freya
LOTE French: Freya and Zia
PE: Adam and Freya
Christian Character: Kate
Most Improved: Isaac and Caitlin
English: Seth and Jordyn
Maths: Rylan and Joseph
Integrated Studies: Micah and Lara
Music: Rylan and Lara
LOTE French: Liam and Nyabuom
PE: Rylan and Joseph
Christian Character: Gemma
Most Improved: Xavier and Nyabuom
Congratulations to all BalCC Junior School students on their achievements during 2017.
Congratulations to all the South Star Warrior teams on their efforts at the RACV Energy Breakthrough Challenge in Maryborough on the weekend. The team competed in various events, with 12,000 visitors attending the event over the course of the weekend. Thank you to the staff and parents who assisted the students at the event.
The Year 6 students had the opportunity to meet with their penpals from the Ballarat Steiner School this week. The students have been writing to each other for the past two terms, exchanging handwritten letters, pictures and bookmarks.
As part of the penpal process the two schools have been reading the Robert Hoge book, Ugly in their respective classes. During their meet and greet this week the penpals heard from Robert Hoge via Skype and had the opportunity to talk with him about his book and life.
The students also participated in table tennis, basketball, board games, and drawing, while getting to know one other.
The Year 6 students had the opportunity this week to hear from author, Robert Hoge via Skype. The students have been reading the junior reader’s edition of Robert Hoge’s book, Ugly and he took time from his current tour of America to talk with the students and answer their questions.
When Robert Hoge was born he had a tumor in the middle of his face and short, twisted legs. But he refused to let this dictate his entire life. Ugly is his account of that life, from the time of his birth to the arrival of his own daughter, and is a unique and inspiring story of a boy born with the odds against him and the family whose love and support helped him overcome incredible hardships. Robert Hoge has worked as a journalist, a speechwriter, a science communicator for the CSIRO and a political advisor to the former Queensland Premier and Deputy Premier.
The Buninyong Cricket Club Under 13 team has made BalCC their home ground, while their usual grounds undergo works. The team will play all their 2017-18 home games at BalCC from 5:00-7:00pm Fridays.
Spectators are welcome to come and watch the matches, and access to the BalCC oval is by the Warren Street entrance.
For more information on the Buninyong Cricket Club contact Chris Gordon - 0407 392 037.