Learning Wednesday, 31 Jan 2024

People of BAC: Counsellor Mtho Ngcanga on the Benefit of Conflict in Families

BAC’s Mtho Ngcanga believes we are brought up to believe that conflict is bad, and we must avoid it at all costs. As a College counsellor, he has a different perspective on family conflict than most, having grown up in apartheid South Africa, and believes in the value of fostering differing points of view within a healthy family. “Conflict begins when people have different ideas—which is both healthy and okay! The way we manage it, however, makes all the difference. Do we argue or reason with…

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Early Learning and Prep Monday, 22 Jan 2024

Built-in Besties' First Big Day

It was a big morning in the Watkins’ household. Identical twins Ben and James had been anticipating their first day in Prep at Brisbane Adventist College, Mansfield, for what seemed like forever and the big day had finally arrived. Uniforms on, backpacks loaded, and photos dutifully taken, the time it took to drive to school was spent asking last-minute questions and absorbing expert advice from worldly big sister Grace who is in Year 5 this year. Parents Kirsty and Tim, on the other hand, were…

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Learning Tuesday, 19 Dec 2023

Incredible ATAR Results for BAC Graduates

BAC graduate Ethan H received the great news that he had achieved a perfect score in his Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) last week. Invited to unveil his results at the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre, he discovered that out of more than 27,000 students from the Queensland Year 12 cohort, he was one of just 34 with a top rank of 99.95. Ethan plans to study engineering next year and shared this advice for future school leavers: “Focus on Year 11. Even though it doesn’t count…

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Secondary Thursday, 07 Dec 2023

Historic Basketball Success for BAC on Gold Coast

Resounding cheers echoed across the courts as Brisbane Adventist College celebrated an historic triumph at the 2023 ASC (Australian Schools Championships Basketball) held on the Gold Coast. In an extraordinary showcase of skill, determination, and teamwork, our U20 Boys basketball team clinched the Gold Medal in Division 3, while the U17 Boys demonstrated their prowess by securing Silver in the same division—an achievement that will be remembered as an exciting chapter in our school's sports…

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Learning Thursday, 16 Nov 2023

Children's book authored by BAC teacher

Year 2 teacher and children’s author Kris Wigglesworth used his own picture book to start a discussion with students in their Health unit this year. Written while Kris was still at university, the picture book is now used as a teaching resource in Adventist schools around Australia, leading Primary-aged students on a journey of discovery about the effects of spending too much time behind screens. With the story taking place over a fictional week, Kris incrementally introduces research-based…

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Primary Wednesday, 15 Nov 2023

New Tradition for BAC Athletes

Last Friday, more than 50 medallions were presented to student athletes in recognition of their success and commitment to sport at the inaugural BAC Sports Awards breakfast. The casual pancake breakfast and awards ceremony was attended by over 120 students and many parents who helped us celebrate community, hard work, and achievement. "We want to instill pride, excellence, and commitment in our students," says Head of Sports, Mr Rutkowski. "We're proud of the success our teams have achieved…

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Learning Thursday, 09 Nov 2023

Art Students Exhibit at Institute of Art

Artworks by Brisbane Adventist College Year 12 students Mattia and Zara were selected for exhibition at the Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art earlier this month. Exhibited in Windsor, Creative Generation celebrates the best Year 12 work from across Queensland and is designed to inspire other high school Art students to develop works with greater conceptual complexity and aesthetic interest. We are incredibly proud of our contributing artists! Click on the titles of each…

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Friday, 18 Aug 2023

Students Commemorate 50 Years

Close to 600 students filed into the BAC Multi-Purpose Centre this afternoon, seating themselves in neat rows and crisp uniforms. It was a different picture 50 years ago. Mount Gravatt Adventist Primary School, already established and thriving, allowed a brand-new Brisbane Adventist High School to locate their demountable classroom behind the Primary campus, near the banks of the Bulimba Creek tributary that now splices our College campus into Primary and Secondary. The students who filled that…

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Sport results Friday, 11 Aug 2023

Keeping Score of Sport for Term 3

Sport Results So Far State Cross Country Well done to the 4 X BAC athletes who qualified for State Cross country and represented Metropolitan East at the State meet: Josh N Ben N Kaleb D (injured and unable to compete)Riley DTrack & Field Congratulations to 37 Secondary students who qualified for and represented BAC at the District Track & Field carnival. Students came home with some wonderful results across all events. Seventeen students have qualified for the Regional Track &…

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