Secondary Friday, 17 Feb 2023

Joshua catches the wind in his sails

Joshua Lowther completed a successful voyage on the tall ship South Passage last month. Setting sail on January 14 from Manly, the Year 11 student from Brisbane Adventist College joined a crew of other young Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award candidates on an experience offered by The South Passage Foundation. The week-long adventure saw Joshua joining a 'watch' (team) and sailing the ship to Bulwer Moreton Island, Port Bundaberg, K'gari Fraser Island, Tangalooma, and back to Manly. During the…

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Sport Friday, 27 Jan 2023

New PE and Sports Uniforms

We are excited to showcase our new PE and Sports uniform. Our aim was to create a uniform of increased quality, comfort and flexibility, while maintaining affordability. The refreshed design strengthens College identity and visibility on and off the sporting field. It also aligns the PE uniform with BAC Sports team wear, as they now share a common look and feel. College stakeholders, including students, parents and staff, alumni and the College Advisory Council, were involved in the design…

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Secondary Friday, 02 Dec 2022

Mr Jackson Tops the Class

Last night at Customs House, our very own Physics teacher, Clinton Jackson, joined 41 other Queensland teachers receiving the most advanced level of professional standards for teachers: Lead Teacher. This brings the total number of Highly Accomplished and Lead Teachers (HALTs) working in Queensland independent schools to 150, to date. They join more than 1,050 certified teachers out of the 300,000 nationwide. As Head of Science and Secondary Coordinator of Senior Learning and Teaching at…

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Worship Wednesday, 26 Oct 2022

Musical review: The Prodigal Clown

Exuberant and joyful, a tapping-on-the-heartstrings spectacle: such was the impact of Brisbane Adventist College's Primary production of The Prodigal Clown. This story of a father's unconditional love (Aquinnon Sanele) for his two sons and his extended circus family was heart-warming, filled with fun, dad jokes, hilarious clowns, an over-eager knife thrower (Lucy Cantrill), a hard-working but implacable older son (Arlo Purtell), and a clown with a smile that was only painted on. Daring deeds…

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Sport Tuesday, 13 Sept 2022

No holiday for Natascha

Our very own Natascha Tennent goes from strength to strength as a champion golfer despite ligamentous laxity, which causes coordination problems and muscle fatigue and makes 18 holes feel more like a 36-hole supercourse for the plucky Year 10 student! Determined since the day she first picked up a golf club, this does not hold her back. Out of hundreds of nominees from schools around Australia, Natascha was selected as one of six student finalists for the 2022 Edstart Achievement Awards…

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Learning Friday, 26 Aug 2022

Once Upon a Book Week

Every year, the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) invites schools and students to explore another world of possibilities within the pages of books – and this year was a real page-turner! The 2022 theme, Dreaming with eyes open, celebrates nature and Australian children’s authors with a focus on First Nations people and their rich, story-based culture. "When I heard that this was the theme, it reminded me of what Albert Einstein said about imagination," says College Principal Mr…

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Learning Thursday, 04 Aug 2022

Inaugural BAC Multicultural Day

Students and teachers met in the multi-Purpose Centre this morning to celebrate the diversity of cultures making up the BAC community. The idea was initiated by a group of students from the Class of 2022 and coordinated by Mr Greenwell-Smith (Primary) and Mrs Hassan (Secondary). Once an annual event known as Diversity Day, the new 'Multicultural Day' revives the artistic expression of our melting pot culture, and early feedback suggests it was a resounding success. The program included an…

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Campus and Facilities Thursday, 16 Dec 2021

Big Moves Heading into 2022 as BAC Opens High-Tech Classrooms

In the 55th anniversary year of the school, Brisbane Adventist College embraced the future with the opening on Tuesday 7 December of eight newly refurbished general-purpose Secondary classrooms. The event celebrated the incredible fruition of three years’ worth of complex grant applications, planning, refining finer details, and the additional planning necessary to future-proof the new classrooms as much as possible. The expansion effectively doubles the learning area of the old classrooms with…

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Secondary Friday, 26 Nov 2021

Indigenous artwork included in official school logos

Next year’s graduating class is even more excited than usual about wearing the Year 12 jersey. Artwork created by Year 11 Noongar woman Shakana Foley will be featured on the armband of the 2022 design. As Shakana's Indigenous artwork began to take shape with the software on her computer, her friends watched in fascination. It was a pet project. Not for school—she doesn't even do Art at school—and certainly not intended for public consumption. But then as it developed and they were stunned by…

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