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By proadAccountId-382438 13 Oct, 2017

The Parents and Friends committee are currently running one of their main fundraisers for the year – taste testing at McCain’s.

Please register at the BalCC Office if you are able to volunteer on the following Tuesday dates: October 17, 24, and 31. Sessions times on these dates are at: 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm and 8:00pm.

Twelve people per team are needed and participants must be over 18 years of age. Feel free to bring family members and/or friends.  

P&F is a supportive base that relies upon the commitment of both time and energy of volunteer parents and other interested people. Meetings are held monthly and are open to all. It is at these forums where ideas are generated, progress is reviewed, new goals are set, and the nuts and bolts of projects being undertaken are planned. P&F is a team effort and everybody’s contributions are valued. For further information, or to express interest in becoming involved in your Parents & Friends Committee, please contact Tania Duthie (Chairperson) via the BalCC Office on 5337 5900, or email

Next P&F Committee meeting date:  Tuesday 17th October in BalCC Conference room from 7:00pm. 

By proadAccountId-382438 13 Oct, 2017

BalCC took out the Secondary B Division title at the recent Christian Schools Events Network Champions (CSEN) Region Athletics.

Zoe F broke the U12 Triple Jump record with a jump of 9.03m.

Members of the CSEN Western Region School Athletics Team were:

Issac R, Codey F, Gibson P, William M, Timothy D, Jundit   T, Bangoang J, Oliver B, Charlie C, Tilly P, Emer A, Nyabuom M, Zia W, Nyajima R, Nyadoar M, Nyadeor J, Zoe F, Remi Y, Jordan R, Ruon R, Jack M, Noah B, Elliot S, Jarrod H, Zachariah M, Nathan J, Yual R, Danielle C, Nyachang D, Alexandra F, Krystal E, Yaye T, Emily B, Freya W, Nyajima J, Emily R, Claire M and Caroline D.

Well done to all students on a great effort.

By proadAccountId-382438 13 Oct, 2017

During Term 4 the Canteen is running salad days. Next week’s special salad is Japanese Quinoa salad. A simple but sophisticated salad. It's protein-packed, gluten free, dairy free, full of vitamins and minerals and vegan friendly.

Ingredients:- Quinoa, carrot, capsicum, coriander, nori sheets and sesame seeds with a Japanese style dressing. Small $2.50 Large $3.50

This salad is only available on Wednesday and Friday of next week.

By proadAccountId-382438 13 Oct, 2017

Welcome to Term 4. As we move into the final term for the school year there are lots of events and happenings around BalCC. Please remember to check on Parent Lounge for all the details.

Term 4

·      Year 8 Sleepover

·      Year 2 and 3 Camp

·      Year 6 Canberra Camp

·      Year 12 Graduation and Formal dinner

·      Election of Middle School Captains

·      Prep and whole College Orientation days

·      Year 9, 10, 11 and 12 Exams

·      Celebration night

By proadAccountId-382438 13 Oct, 2017

Donations for the Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal are due in by Friday, 20th October to homeroom teachers. Please see the list below for suggestions on suitable items for the boxes. Year 11 students are selling items that can go in to the boxes and students can come along each lunchtime to the table setup in the Junior School precinct and make their purchases.

The classes that collect the most donations will be in the running for a special lunch on Friday, 20th October.

The boxes will be packed and sent to children in need around the world. Every one of the boxes are an opportunity for the Gospel. In the hands of the local churches, it is a powerful tool for evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication. Many recipients, also enrol in the Samaritan’s Purse twelve lesson follow-up discipleship program, The Greatest Journey, where they learn to follow Christ and share Him with others. You can be part of this wonderful worldwide effort to grow the Kingdom of God even in places where the Gospel has never been heard.

So please help us to bless these children.

By proadAccountId-382438 13 Oct, 2017

The City of Ballarat and VicHealth are offering students and their school a chance to win $1000 of Rebel Sport vouchers ($500 for the student and $500 for the school) each month during August, September and October 2017.

It’s easy to enter:

  • Competition postcards and bookmarks will be delivered to schools in August, September and October.
  • Post cards and bookmarks will also be available at libraries and a limited number of other locations.
  • Each month students will need to read their school newsletter to find the monthly competition walking message. The October message is: Walking part way is OK!
  • Students write the competition walking message on the postcard and return the postcard to enter the competition.
    • Drop the card at the Ballarat, Wendouree or Sebastopol libraries or Council Offices in the CBD or
    • Enter online:

  • Winners will be randomly selected each month for 3 months.
  • October entries close 30 October 2017
By proadAccountId-382438 13 Oct, 2017

As part of the Health and Physical Education program Year 5 and 6 students participated in a four week Gymnastics program at Ballarat Gymsports in Alfredton during Term 3. Students were put into groups with gymnastics instructors to participate in activities to suit their age and abilities.

The program aimed to increase students’ physical activity, fine and gross motor skills, spatial awareness and other physical skills relative to childhood development.

By proadAccountId-382438 22 Sep, 2017

Congratulations to the Under 14’s Boys Bullets Basketball team for winning their Grand Final last week. The team won with a score of 51-46  Congratulations to the Under 18's Girls team who were defeated in their Grand Final by a small margin.  Thank you to all the Staff and Students who help with coaching the teams.

By proadAccountId-382438 22 Sep, 2017

Year 10 student, Joshua was recently presented with a Citizenship Award by The Order of Australia Association at a civic reception held at the Ballarat Town Hall.

The Award is given to one student from Year 9 or 10 in each Ballarat secondary school who, through the year, has displayed in various practical ways exceptional qualities of citizenship.

Joshua has a history of personal and academic achievement over many years, which include being:

-Elected Middle School Captain

-Performing in the Stage Concert Band

-Performing and attending Band Camp at Shepparton Christian College

-1st Place in CSEN Cross Country U/14 boys

-Attained the Duke of Edinburgh International Bronze Award

-Completed the Whitten Leadership Program run by the Western Bulldogs Football Club

-Top exam results in English & Mathematics

-Academic All-Rounder in 2016

-Elected into Senior School Senate

-Elected as House-Vice Captain

- Performs in Stage jazz ensemble

-Performs in a stage worship band

-Won the 2017 Ballarat Regional Doubles Championships and reached round of 16 in singles.

-Reached a ranking of 1400 in the Australian Men’s Tennis Rankings

Congratulations Joshua on your achievements and for receiving the Citizenship Award.

By proadAccountId-382438 22 Sep, 2017

Students came together for a whole School assembly and chapel for end of Term 3. Students enjoyed worship music by the Senior School band and a presentation by Christian Studies teacher, Melissa O’Hara on the Character First trait the students have been learning about this term. Miss O’Hara gave students a holiday challenge to take the time this holiday break to look around them and for ways that God loves them.

The Middle and Senior School students then heard from Pastor Tim Walter from one2one Church of Christ on the topic “Out of Control”, and learnt about having the faith and trust to hand control over to God to find His way in our lives.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11New International Version (NIV)

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