Learning Monday, 01 July 2024

BAC Wins Science Grant to Take Students to the Great Barrier Reef

Did you hear the news that Brisbane Adventist College (BAC) has been awarded a grant of almost $15,000 from the Queensland Government's Engaging Science Grants program? We announced it in the last Fast News Friday of Term 2. This unique Department of Environment, Science and Innovation grant will financially support our 2024 Year 12 Aquatic Practices students as they embark on a unique Citizen Science project! Set to take place off the shores of Great Keppel Island this term, the Aquatic…

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Primary Friday, 26 Apr 2024

Keeping Score of Sport for Term 2

BAC Cross-Country Carnival Results, 2024 Congratulations to Stradbroke, this year's winning house; members of Stradbroke also broke a Cross-Country record, running a combined 361 km! A total of Individual records were broken across all age groups.

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Learning Friday, 26 Apr 2024

Anzac Day Reflections from a BAC grandparent

On Wednesday, our ceremony commemorating Anzac Day welcomed guest speaker Terry Docking. His personal journey captivated us all, and he was introduced by grandsons Edward and Harry, who currently attend BAC. Our principal accompanies guest speaker Terry Docking as they place a wreath beneath the flag Terry's family history is intertwined with military service. His father, uncles, and father-in-law all served their country. Two died in a trench at the Somme in World War I, and another faced…

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Tuesday, 23 Apr 2024

5 Strategies for a Seamless Transition from Year 6 to Year 7

As parents, we’re on the frontlines of our children's major life transitions. One of their most significant leaps occurs between Year 6 and Year 7: the transition from Primary to Secondary school. It can become a little overwhelming at times and brings on a mixture of anxiety and uncertainty (also excitement, we hope!). Our goal at BAC is to create fond memories of their last year of Primary school while also developing a sense of positive anticipation for their next phase of schooling. Based…

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Friday, 19 Apr 2024

Fuelled by the Glow: WOW 2024

We’re just weeks away from Week of Worship (WOW) and, if you bought the t-shirt, you will have already noticed that our theme for this year is Glow Up. Pastor JP and Pastor Annalise introduced this spiritual and cultural theme at the College Commitment Chapel in Term 1. It acts as a scaffold for much of our messaging this year and is the focus of Primary and Secondary WOW. Glow Up was inspired by phytoplankton. These are living ocean organisms—marine drifters—that emit light in a chemical…

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Thursday, 11 Apr 2024

Five Steps to Get Ready for Prep

Getting your child ready for Prep can be daunting, especially if this is your first child or if this little one is more sensitive to change than most. We suggest five practical ways to make the transition easier. Step 1: Increase their level of independence Start by gradually withdrawing your assistance when it's time to go out. Dressing and completing other self-care tasks, like brushing their teeth, going to the toilet, and combing their hair independently, gives them a sense of…

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Early Learning and Prep Thursday, 21 Mar 2024

BAC Students Unite for Harmony Week Project

This week, we embraced the richness of our cultural diversity through a vibrant community art project led by Year 11 students Jessica R (left) and Ruby M (right) as part of Arts in Practice. The project celebrates Harmony Week and the theme: Everyone Belongs.Jessica R and Ruby M led a collaborative art project to celebrate Harmony Week At the heart of the initiative is the message that everyone has value, regardless of culture or heritage. Governor-General of Australia David Hurley and his…

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Thursday, 14 Mar 2024

Counsellor's Corner: Tips to Help Your Child Through NAPLAN

I get nervous whenever a storm rolls in. It sets my mind racing, and I can't stop thinking about the lightning just around the corner. Over time, I've learned to confront my anxious feelings by seeking out facts and asking myself questions. I remind myself that behind all the noise and spectacle, a storm replenishes our water supplies and cleanses the air. This week marks the start of NAPLAN testing for students in Years 3, 5, 7, and 9—a time that inevitably stirs up higher levels of anxiety…

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Friday, 01 Mar 2024

Counsellor’s Corner: A Culture for Better Mental Health

“Mental health” has copped some negative press over the years. Despite advances in awareness and understanding, it still holds a considerable stigma in Australia. Negative attitudes, beliefs and misconceptions can make dealing with mental illness harder than it should be. The way we see “mental health” should be no different to how we see physical health. Over a lifetime, the average person sits at many points along the continuum of health. When a young person faces challenging life…

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