Bayside Christian College News

17 October 2019
2019 Issue 15
From the Deputy's Desk
Primary News
Across the College
Years 11/12 Happenings
Bayside Christian College
03 5971 6700
120-128 Robinsons Road
Langwarrin South, Victoria, 3911

From the Deputy's Desk

It is wonderful to be back for the final term of the year. Next week we farewell our Year 12s as they prepare for the next part of their journeys. For some there are VCE exams, and we pray God's strength upon them. For others, it is a time of rest or into the workforce. We pray God's blessing upon each and every one as they go. Remember you are always welcome back to visit us.


The Bayside Way

At last week's EGM I briefly shared about 'The Bayside Way'. In short, the four expectations are the non-negotiable standards that the College expects. They are Respect, Responsibility, Maximising Learning, and Kindness. As I mentioned, 95% of the time, our students are continually demonstrating these. Please continue to discuss the expectations with your children. As a College, we will also explore them in depth so students are able to improve the 5% where they have not met the expectations and celebrate the 95% where they are doing well.



At the EGM I also shared that our recent NAPLAN results showed that: 

  • The College is performing at or above state average in most areas.

  • There was strong growth from Year 3 to 5, 5 to 7, and 7 to 9

  • In 10 out of the 15 areas, there is strong, above average, or substantially above average growth.

  • In Writing, the College had substantially above average growth, with the majority of students improving at least two years or more since their last NAPLAN test


We also continue to work on challenging high achieving students, and recognise the need to continue to build Numeracy skills.


The PDF attachment below contains the slides of the EGM presentation on both 'The Bayside Way' and NAPLAN.


Woolworths Discovery Garden

A reminder that Woolworths' new promotion is giving away mini pot plants of herbs and veggies with every $30 spend. If you are not collecting these for your home garden, the Agriculture team would be delighted if you would donate them to the College. Please have your children bring them to the office, and we will pass them on to the team.


Toni Steinbergs

Deputy Principal

Partnership Forum

A number of other interesting and informative presentations were provided at our Partnership Forum (EGM) last Thursday. See the attachments below to see more:


Bayside 2040 – Andrew Manning, Principal

2018 Financial Reports & 2020 Fees – Courtney Clowes, Business Manager

B2Me Bayside business directory launch – Ben Williams, Community Development Officer

Cyber Safety – Achilles Gabon, ICT Manager

Bayside Family Network – Kathy Scott, Chaplain

Mission & Vision – Nathan Hooper, Board Chair

We would encourage as many families as possible to come along to the annual meetings of our Association - held in May and October - as a range of helpful and informative sessions are presented to the College community.


For more information about Association membership please visit our parent portal:



Pray for Bayside

We would love some additional enrolments for the 2020 school year. Please continue to pray that God would bring wonderful new families into our College community.


Pray in thanks for the informative partnership forum held last week and for the people who came to learn more about Bayside.


Please pray for our Year 12 students as they complete their studies, celebrate their time at school and prepare for exams.


Pray that God would prepare our new 2020 families, in particular Prep and Year 7 students as they begin transition and orientation sessions over the coming weeks.

Primary News

From the Head of Primary

Welcome back to school for Term 4. Spring is in the air, not only by the look of the beautiful plants in our College garden but also in the classrooms. Things are growing! The Years 5/6 students have planted seeds as part of their Earth Science unit, while each of the Prep-Year 2 classes have chickens and eggs in their classrooms. These students (and their teachers) are excitedly waiting for the eggs to hatch. The chickens will be in the classrooms until the end of next week. No doubt the students will be in awe at the way the chickens develop so quickly and will be reminded of the wonders of God’s creation.


We are entering an exciting time of the College year, when the children coming into Prep next year start to move into their more formal visits. Those who do not go to our ELC are coming for their first visit next Wednesday 23 October, and then a second visit on Wednesday 30 October. The ELC students have already had several visits to the Prep classrooms and are becoming more familiar with their classrooms for next year. 


This week the Bayside Primary Spelling Bee began. It is going to run for four weeks and is an exciting Wednesday lunchtime competition in G Block Gym. It has been organised by Maree Coates, who will be ably assisted by Donna Martin. If any parents are coming to watch, they will need to sign in at the College office. 


Thank you to all the families and friends who collected ‘Earn and Learn’ stickers. Bayside Christian College completed 427 sheets, with 25,620, stickers for Earn & Learn in 2019. At the Primary assembly this week, the students were shown the wonderful collection of Lego that has been redeemed from the ‘Earn and Learn’ stickers, amounting to nearly 9000 pieces. The Lego will be put to good use by many students over many years to come.

A couple of reminders:

School Hats

Please make sure that your child has a school hat at school each day.

Book Club 

Orders are due back at school by Monday 21 October.


God bless,


Glenys Bailey

Head of Primary

Farewell for now Mrs Moore

Last term,  Year 1/2M held a picnic lunch for Mrs Joanne Moore as she finished up at Bayside for a while to commence maternity leave.


Stay tuned for news of a new baby in the Bayside community!


Years 5/6 Camp

Our Years 5/6 students went on their camp to the city late last term. They had a very busy time exploring around our beautiful city, visiting places like the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre, Marvel Stadium, Melbourne Star, ice skating and much more.


A celebration of learning

As we came to the close of Term 3, our Years 3/4 students held their Celebration of Learning. Parents were invited to come and join the children in their classes for a display of school work and other things they've been learning at Bayside.


Prep 2020

Last term, our ELC students visited the Prep classrooms in preparation for starting school in 2020. They have had great fun exploring the exciting games and activities. With more visits scheduled during Term 4,  these students will be very experienced by the time they start next year.


New Additions to 1/2M

Year 1/2M is proud to announce the arrival of some new baby chicks to their class!


Primary Divisional Athletics

The Primary Divisional Athletics Competition on Wednesday 9 October was such a great day. Everyone competed in their favourite event and loved the day out of school. There were a lot of highlights, one being the 4 x 100m relay (Jarrett, Thomas, Adam, and Tiger) who came 3rd! A second highlight was when all of the Bayside students were together cheering on Jacob and Tim in their respective 1500 metre events. Another highlight was supporting each other in our own events, and watching each student give it their best effort.


Congratulation to everyone for competing and representing yourself and Bayside to such a high standard. 


Zacc Klan

Primary PE Teacher


Across the College

Point Nepean

Last term, the Year 8 OES students travelled to the spectacular Point Nepean National Park. We walked to Fort Nepean and spent time exploring God's magnificent creation, whilst having lots of fun at the same time.


The students did a brilliant job throughout the day and Kathy Scott helped to make this an awesome excursion for our Year 8 students.


Ken Berry

Secondary Teacher


End of Term Community Market

The Bayside Community market has fast become a very popular event in our College community. The end of Term 3 Community Market was no exception.


Thanks to all the organisers and students who ran their stalls at this event - it is a huge amount of work and it is very much appreciated.



At the end of last Term, on Wednesday 18 September, the students of the Years 9/10 Agriculture Elective visited Peninsula Honey in Moorooduc to find out how we can best build our beehive in Term 4. 

After some detailed information and fascinating facts - like that around 50,000 female worker bees live in one hive - the students had the opportunity to watch the bees at work and buy a range of honey-based products. We are keen to build our own hive now! 


Ulli Austermann

Agriculture Teacher

Christian Blind Man, Ben Pettingill, inspires our students towards Limitless Vision

Sharyn Hadlow arranged for Ben Pettingill to come and visit our College as a guest speaker on Monday 14 October, where he presented at our Secondary assembly, and then conducted life changing workshops with our Years 9 & 10 students. He is well known as a professional and motivational speaker both corporately and in schools. He lost his eyesight overnight when he was 16 and in Year 10 at Plenty Valley Christian College in Melbourne’s north-east. He has used his journey and the challenges that it has brought to motivate, inspire and empower school students with his message of 'True and Limitless Vision'. 

Ben, being in his twenties, serves as a role model to young students. He has shown that true vision and the enactment of that vision happens within oneself, and that it is only limited by the constraints that a person places on themselves. This has been made evident in that, whilst blind, he has completed many Spartan Obstacle Course Races untethered, coached basketball teams, water-skied the Southern 80, mastered riding a four-wheel motorbike, trekked the Kokoda Track multiple times, and all with only 2% vision. 


Ben explained to our students that there are more ways to see than just with one’s eyes. Ben related to the students that he has now discovered a whole new way in which to see himself, those around him, along with the challenges that life presents. He stressed to the students that blindness was his challenge and that he recognised that everyone has their own challenges. He used his story as a catalyst to encourage students with their own personal challenges and journeys.


As Ben cannot see, his judgements of people are formed by what is communicated from a person’s heart. He reminded us of when God chose David he looked not at personal appearances, but what lay in the heart of a man. Through engaging and fun activities, Ben encouraged the students to see themselves and others from the inside out, and to value team and togetherness in achieving both group and personal goals.


Ben inspired a positive ‘can do’ attitude in the student,s and encouraged them to never allow any challenge - no matter how big - to limit their potential. He provided tools for the students to use in an easy step-by-step process. He helped our students to discover and operate from their strengths and to use these strengths to aspire, acquire and then act upon their dreams. His 'Limitless Vision' certainly lifted the students' aspirations and encouraged them to actualise their own potentials by using the ‘Eye of Limitless Vision’. 


The feedback received from the students was overwhelmingly positive, and that Ben’s workshops and his story proved to be life-changing for them.


Sharyn Hadlow

Years 9/10 Coordinator

North Campus News

Our Senior Arts and Design building is in framing stage, with the roof on and progressing very well. Another new addition to our North Campus is the new outdoor space for Senior Secondary students to use for drama, poetry and theatre pieces. What an exciting time for our College!


Years 11/12 Happenings

Welcome back!


Welcome back to all our Years 11-12 students and families. It is always lovely to see North Campus filling up with students again! It is exciting to see the rapid progress of the new Arts building - every day brings great change. Our amphitheatre is also ready for performances. Feel free to come and visit whenever you are collecting students.


The next couple of weeks are very busy for our Year 12 students. As they finish their final assessments and celebrate with a range of events, we pray that they will remember to look to God for strength and guidance as they move into their various plans for the future. For our VCAL students, many will be moving into work or further study over the next few weeks. For our VCE students, some serious exam preparation should now be taking place!


A reminder of upcoming Year 12 events:

Thursday 17 October 6:30pm - VCAL showcase evening in TSC

Monday 21 October 9am - Thanksgiving assembly in U block

Monday 21 October 6:30pm - Presentation evening in G block

Tuesday 22 October 8:30am - Breakfast and final day

Monday 25 November 6:30pm - Valedictory


The exam timetable was emailed home early last term, and students have a hard copy booklet of this as well. It can also be accessed online.


Thank you to all our Year 12 families who have partnered with teachers to support our students. It has been a wonderful journey, and we will miss those families for whom this is the last child passing through Bayside. We look forward to continuing to hear about what’s happening in your lives.


Lara Curtis-Morris

Years 11/12 Coordinator

A word from our Captains

Welcome back - we hope everyone had an amazing holiday and is keen to finish the year off well! Isn’t it sad that this is our last ever Captains' report, the second week in the last term? We know you’ll miss us and it’s an emotional time, but let's just get right into what’s happened this last week of term.


To be honest there hasn’t been any excursions to report on this week for the Year 12s, leaving as much time as possible for us to study and prepare for upcoming exams! Talking about exams, the English exam is only about 2 weeks away people! Get keen! Years 11& 12 students have all been studying really hard for these exams, and have put so much effort into preparations already. Please keep us in your prayers as the exams approach; pray for energy, enthusiasm and clarity of mind.


We pray that you all have a fantastic end to the year and don’t miss us too much. 


This concludes our last ever Captains' report. Thanks for an amazing year!


Matthew & Ellen

College Captains

VCAL Cook Off - Dessert Winners!

VET Hospitality students Bailey and Chris took out the dessert award at the recent VCAL Cook Off competition.


Read all about it in this attached newspaper article:


Subjects in Focus

Health and Human Development

We have finished our course and here's what the students had to say when I asked them, What have you learned in HHD?':

  • Our health and wellbeing is more than physical - it's a combination of all dimensions.
  • We can use social action to change others' health and wellbeing.
  • I need to eat more vegetables!
  • Australia is one of the healthiest countries in the world.
  • Australian aid is a bit selfish; we look after our own interests. Why is that?
  • Men are generally not as healthy as women.
  • Our indigenous brothers and sisters are vulnerable.
  • There are alternatives when choosing healthy foods.
  • HHD rocks! Mufasa!


Rachelle Cooper

HHD Teacher

Well Done, Terriesa!

Last term, Terriesa (Year 11 VCAL) received an award for her excellent attendance at her VFA learning classes held at Somerville Secondary College's Trade Training Centre. Terriesa is very close to completing her Certificsate III in Early Childhood Education and Care. 


Past student news

Congratulations to Jack Grant (graduating class of 2018) who marched out of Kapooka last Friday after doing his 80 days of training. We love to hear these stories of our past students living out God’s call on their lives!


Year 12 exam stress

Students in their final year of school are considered a high-risk group for depression and anxiety. Sleep deprivation, diet and social media are some of the biggest issues faced by this group of teens. Therefore it is vitally important that a student's mental health is looked after as well as their physical health.

Keeping things in perspective for students and parents alike, can help prevent everyone getting overwhelmed. Although this final year is important, it is not necessarily the most important year of your child's life.

There are many strategies that students can implement to help themselves. Parents can provide support, not only emotionally, but also practically by keeping their child well-nourished and encouraging physical activity.

In this special report, parents will find useful tips to support their child during this often stressful time. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered here and we always welcome your feedback.

If you do have any concerns about your child, please contact the school counsellor for further information.


Rob Leishman



Exam Revision Lectures


Year 12 ATAR results

VTAC's video on accessing VCE Results and ATAR is now available on their YouTube channel. It includes relevant dates for 2019: 



Year 11 Social

Year 11 students and parents, please see the attached invitation for information about the Year 11 Social on Monday 18 November. Please RSVP by 1 November.


Welcoming our new VET & Workplace Learning Coordinator - Michelle Smith!

Michelle Smith, a valued member of our Secondary Education Support team, is stepping

into the role of VET & Workplace Learning Coordinator this term. Michelle will work alongside our Careers Coordinator, Claire Dawson, in overseeing students engaging in a range of external VET and SBAT programs (run outside the College). 


In 2020 Michelle will also be running the Work Experience Program at Year 10, and overseeing Structured Workplace Learning placements for our VCAL and VET students in Years 11 and 12. 

Congratulations Michelle! 


Bayside Business Directory - sign up today!

Our online business directory is here! If you run a business or are looking to support others in our community, you can sign up by following the steps below:

  1. Visit
  2. Click on ‘Free Sign Up’ located at the top right of the page.
  3. Sign up using one of the social buttons or alternatively with your email.
  4. Select either provider (provider of a service) or user (service seeker).
  5. Follow the prompts to complete your profile.
  6. When asked to join a community, click on ‘Schools, Colleges and Universities’ then click on Bayside Christian College. Continue the sign-up process.
  7. When your page is built, continue to build your personal page and follow the prompts to add your business contact details and build your network by inviting anyone you know to join B2Me via the options provided. 

We hope to see you at B2Me soon!

From the Finance Desk

Thank you to those families who have returned their 2020 Payment Arrangement Form, Student Annual Details Check(s), General Declarations & Occupation Index pages and Student Images Consent Form.

These were posted to families (in a large A4 envelope) on 18 September and were required to be returned by Friday 11 October.

THESE FORMS ARE IMPORTANT. Please contact the office if you did not receive your envelope or if you have any questions regarding completion. All forms must be returned as soon as possible.


Due to some Edumate processing issues there will be a delay in generating individual fee statements. We hope to have this resolved shortly.

2020 Book lists

There will be no book lists for Primary School students in 2020. All Primary School texts and stationery resources are being supplied by the College with the cost covered in tuition fees. 


All Secondary students will receive a book list in November (date to be advised) for ordering their 2020 text requirements. All stationery will be supplied by the College with the cost covered in tuition fees. Parents will, however, have to supply a pencil case filled with basic writing supplies (pens, black lead pencils, textas, coloured pencils etc.) and a ruler.

TSC Parent Workshops

Our VET Hospitality teacher Scott Megee,  will be running two parent workshops in November: 

  • Bread making - Wednesday 20 November
  • Tarts - sweet & savoury - Wednesday 27 November

See attached for your chance to learn how to make beautiful food from our very own expert!



Save the Dates - Music Showcase Evenings

This semester, Bayside Christian College is again having two Music Showcase Evenings, where we will be appreciating and celebrating all the soloists and small ensembles which we are blessed to have at the College.


We would love you to come along to one or both evenings to support and encourage the students as they share the hard work they have put in this semester! 


Note that the Secondary Music Showcase Evening has moved days, and is now on the Tuesday evening, instead of the Thursday evening.


When: Tuesday 19 November (Secondary), Wednesday 20 November (Primary)

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Where: Primary Gym (G5) 

Dress: students are encouraged to dress up in performance attire.


Hope to see you there!


Dave Mallen

Music Coordinator

Host a Japanese Student

Each year Bayside hosts Japanese students from Kinjo High School. This program is so rewarding, not only for the students but also for the host families.


If you think you would like to be a host family for 8 weeks early in 2020 please see the attached flyer.


Principal's Tours - 24 Oct

Know somebody who might be interested in bringing their family to Bayside in 2020 or beyond? Why not encourage them to join our Principal, Mr Manning, on his last campus tours of the year? It all takes place next Thursday!

We still have some openings for ELC4, Prep and some other year levels in 2020, and are welcoming enquiries from interested families.


Discounted College Spray Jackets

The College has acquired some limited stock of spray jackets from our previous uniform supplier. Jackets in sizes 2 and 4 are available for purchase for $25, and jackets in sizes 10, XS, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL are available for $30 - from the College office only. Spray jackets can be worn until the end of 2021, including in the ELC.

Youth Exhibition Feb 2020 - Submissions Invited!


Uniform Shop Hours

A reminder that the Dobsons uniform shop is open the following regular times during term:

  • Monday 8:30–11:30am
  • Thursday 1:30–4:30pm.

The summer holiday opening hours will be published shortly so you can be well-prepared for the 2020 school year.


Families wishing to purchase, sell or swap items of second hand uniform are welcome to use the official College Second Hand Uniform Facebook Group: 

Camp Australia Newsletter


Bayside Christian College News
EGM 2019 Bayside Way & NAPLAN.pdf
EGM 2019 Bayside 2040 Feedback.pdf
EGM 2019 Fees.pdf
EGM 2019 B2Me.pdf
EGM 2019 Cyber Safety.pdf
EGM 2019 Bayside Family Network.pdf
EGM 2019 BCC Vision & Mission.pdf
let's celebrate GETTING THROUGH THE YEAR....pdf
Frankston Standard 23 September 2019 Pg 10 - Bailey Jago.png
Frankston Standard 23 September 2019 Pg 10 - Bailey Jago.png
Frankston Standard 23 September 2019 Pg 10 - Bailey Jago.png
BREAD (1).pdf
TARTS - sweet & Savory.pdf
BREAD (1).pdf
TARTS - sweet & Savory.pdf
Japanese student hosting.pdf
Japanese student hosting.pdf
Camp Australia Newsletter.pdf