Pre-Prep & Primary – Term 3 Week 1 (2019)
Dates and Events
Introducing our New College Pastor
It is with great enthusiasm that I endorse the appointment of Saskia Hill as our College Pastor, and Kym Lam Sam as our newest College Chaplain. I am confident that Saskia and our Chaplaincy team will continue to build on the effective ministry that has been established in our College. The College Pastor is a significant role across the life of our College and Church and Saskia has proven herself as an incredible minister and leader both at Life Church and Brisbane Christian College. I ask that you join us in praying for Saskia and our Chaplaincy team as they minister to our students and families.
Pastor Geoff Blight
Life Church, Lead Pastor
ICAS Testing in Term 3
Brisbane Christian College is delighted to once again offer ICAS testing in 2019. These tests are an optional choice by parents. They cost $15.95 per test, which is not covered by regular College fees. The registrations and payments are done through Parent Lounge. Please note the cut off dates for registration. After these dates, registrations will be closed and no further registrations will be accepted.
ICAS testing offers parents the opportunity to have their child’s progress assessed on a national scale. A detailed breakdown of strong and weak areas is also provided. Distinction and high distinction certificates will be given out at Awards Evening. In 2019, the tests will be online so you will not receive question papers with the certificates as in previous years. Read More …
Would you like to volunteer your time, skills and enthusiasm to our College? Whether you are keen to help out in the classroom, join excursions or assist with swimming, the College requires all parent volunteers (Pre-Prep, Primary, and Middle and Secondary) to attend an induction session. The session will cover a range of topics:
- general expectations as a volunteer
- privacy and confidentiality
- child protection
- workplace health and safety
- fire and evacuation.
Join us on Tuesday, 30 July from 8.45am to 9.15am in B6 at the Primary Campus or on Monday. Please contact Mrs Vicky Hickling for information by emailing email@example.com.
Primary After School Tutors Wanted
Do you have a tertiary qualification or are you working towards one? You may be eligible for part-time work at our Primary Campus as an After School Tutor. You would need to be available from 3.10pm to 4.15pm in the Primary Resource Centre. All work is prepared by the classroom teachers and days are flexible according to your availability. We are also interested in relief tutors, if you want some occasional work. A high level of spoken and written English is required for this position. Please note that only children receiving tutoring are allowed in the Resource Centre during this time.
This is a casually paid position. To express your interest and begin the application process, please collect an application form from the Primary Office. For further questions, please contact Mrs Alison Collins by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homestay families WANTED
Our College Homestay program is expanding and we have more demand for homestay families for long term students. It is a great experience that will enrich your family life.
- Powerful opportunity to disciple and minister to a young person
- Create an environment for them to develop a relationship with Jesus
- Students are aged between 11 – 17 years old
- Support students to graduate high school
- Runs for 48 weeks of the year
- Homestay families are paid $320 per week for hosting
- A separate spare room is required for your new family member.
For more information or to express your interest, please email email@example.com.
This is not your average chess class, but rather a movement that is changing the world through a new kind of chess education. We are passionate about the importance of creating change and we have impacted the lives of students throughout many communities by instituting the building blocks for development, with help from the critical and creative skills that come hand in hand with fun and exciting chess education.
Our team is dedicated to teaching chess in a fun and educational way, so that children of any age can join in, regardless of experience level. We teach younger students through stories and songs, allowing them to understand concepts that may have hard to grasp before. For older and more advanced students, we teach openings, strategies and tactics through the use of games and team-based chess puzzles.
If you wish for your child to be part of an evolutionary way of learning chess – one that allows their creative, mental and social sides to develop, as well as to empower others – we would love to see you there!
About the Classes
- The program will be available for students from Prep to Year 5
- Classes run from 3.00pm to 4:00 pm in B block every Thursday
- The cost will be $10 per session
For more information and to sign up for Chess Club, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ash on 0415 256 452. For every person who enrols, they will receive a chess board.