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Local Student Receives ECU Honour

Senior student Mylize Smith recently received a prestigious award issued by Western Australia's Edith Cowan University. 

Principal Orlando dos Santos revealed she had won the ECU Personal Excellence Award.

The honour recognises outstanding commitment and diligence in Year 11 and comes with a $250 cash prize.

Mr dos Santos said Mylize had been an outstanding student and mentor, and was a fantastic role model for students wishing to succeed.

 

ECU Citizenship Award goes to ACBC Student

Austin Cove Baptist College student Masey Watson was awarded the Edith Cowan University Year 11 Citizenship Award for 2015.

Her family joined in the celebration as Principal Orlando dos Santos presented the certificate and read the citation to the beaming student at the end of her Year 11.

Mr dos Santos said he was proud of Masey and that she exemplifies the college ethos of Courage, Persistance, and Respect.

The award come with a $100 cash prize and is given in recognition of outstanding Citizenship, Leadership, and commitment to the values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry, and Personal Excellence.

 

Production Underway

Much work has been taking place behind the scenes as staff and students prepare to deliver another outstanding college production.

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Last year's "Bugsy-The Sequel", was lauded a huge success with sellout crowds over three nights at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre and Show Director Steve Capener promises bigger and better this year.

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"Neverland" will feature original music and dance produced at Austin Cove Baptist College and will again showcase the college's unique Circus Class skills, said Mr Capener.

The local community has gotten behind the annual college production with huge support from many local business including ALCOA Of Australia-Pinjarra Refinery,  MDE Electrical, Satterley Property Group, Austin Lakes Estate, Avalon Earthworks, Magic Dirt Landscaping, Evolve Martial Arts, Peel Glass and Glazing, Ray White Mandurah, Muffin Break Pinjarra, and Park City Constructions.

Secondary Goings On

Champion Swimmer

Year 7 student Damian Bardenhorst had outstanding success in swimming after qualifying for the WA State Championships. He competed against the best in the state... and won!

Damian won Gold in 50m Butterfly, Bronze in 50m Freestyle, and Bronze in 50m Backstroke. He is an outstanding ambassador for Austin Cove Baptist College and succeeded in achieving his success over much larger rivals.

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New College Construction

AUSTIN Cove Baptist College is on the Move!

From a spectacular start four years ago, the College has gone from strength to strength! Operating as  “Two Schools – One College”, Secondary Principal Orlando dos Santos and Primary Principal Keith Newby have delivered Quality K-12 education from a single campus in Austin Lakes… however Secondary is now transitioning to bigger, better facilities.

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A modern, purpose-built Secondary Complex is currently under construction in Austin Lakes and, when completed, will feature a 3000 seat Auditorium, two Libraries, Gymnasium, Sports Fields, Tennis and Basketball courts, seven Classroom blocks, two Science blocks, plus an Early Learning Centre.

Classes have begun on the new site. Principal Orlando dos Santos says “It’s an exciting time for us as we continue to deliver excellence in education”.

The Secondary college will continue to share resources with the Primary college and existing bus networks will expand to service the new site.

With 76 experienced staff spread over the two campuses, the co-educational colleges cater for 600 Kindergarten to Year 12 students, with the role expected to expand to 1100 as the region grows.

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ACE

Applied Christian Education (ACE) is always a popular class as students get to interact with staff and each other in a less formal enviroment...

... in addition to hearing interesting and thought provoking speakers. Recently Mrs Barlow spoke on Down Syndrome Day.

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Geography Trip

The Department of Parks and Wildlife recently led the Year 11 Geography Students on an excursion to the site of the 2014 Parkerville fire in the Perth foothills.

The class were taught how to investigate the impact of bushfire and how deploy the eqipment and measures used in the analysis and understanding of a fire site.

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Swimming Carnival

Staff and students were in the perfect place to be on a hot summers' day as team factions cheered for their champions at the 2016 Annual Austin Cove Baptist College Senior Inter-house Swimming Carnival.

Participation was great again this year as most found a way to contribute... some in more vital ways than others! Lunch was prepared, BBQ-style by Mr Casey and assistant, who cooked for the entire senior college.

As staff and students cooled off in the fantastic 50 metre pool at Mandurah's newest Aquatic facility, known locally as "The MARC", officials keep cool in the shade... or even air-conditioned comfort... as they tallied the results.

The College Radio Station - ACFM, which is soon to be expanding its' coverage from South Yunderup and Ravenswood into Pinjarra, had Year 10 Reporter, and Student Station Manager, Claudia Bakitch on the job!

          

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Staff Moment

Champions Corner

Primary Artist of the Week

The Artist of the week is in Year 1V. Liam de Beer is from South Africa and speaks Afrikkaans as well as English.

He loves to cook and wants to work as a chef when he's older. Liam enjoys playing Minecraft, biking, and riding his scooter.

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Primary Goings On

Constable Care Show

Primary enjoyed the Constable Care Puppet Show recently as they learned more about safety and doing the right thing.

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We Always Suspected!

 

Primary Deputy Principal

Primary Deputy Principal of Curriculm Janine Venter is passionate about providing the very best learning opportunities for Primary students of all abilities.

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Farmyard Visit

Recently the Kindy students enjoyed a visit from "Farm Yard Friends".

There were ducks, chickens, lambs, piglets, llama, and even a wayward goat, who's attempt to escape was thwarted by a brave Dad.

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Water Fun Day

While Upper Primary went to Pinjarra for the swimming carnival, the Lower Primary, with some willing parents, stayed at school and had a heap of fun with water.

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Sensory Garden

Miss Yapp's Year 5 and 6 students, with help from parents, have created a "Sensory Garden" on the old demountables site. The creativity of many has transformed what was a wasteland into an interesting and interactive garden.

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Bake Sale

Year 5/6C recently had a Bake Sale to raise money for a Sensory Garden the class is making in Technology and Enterprise.

It was a real hit, with everything sold by the end of lunch to raise a total of $360.

 

Big Pig

This term in Technology and Enterprise 5/6C are building a Sustainable Sensory Garden. Mrs Bertram took the class to have a look at the new Adventure Playground to gather some ideas

 

Year 7 Camp

The Year 7 Camp in Busselton was an incredible life-changing event for many students who discovered new skills, new friends, and learned more about themselves.

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Year 6 Adventure Camp

Year 6 have returned intact after a week away at Boshack Adventure Camp.

Staff and students endured the elements and had a heap of fun getting to know each other and their enviroment a little better.

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about us

Austin Cove Baptist College in South Yunderup, a co-educational college, commenced in February 2011. Situated in the Austin Lakes development just east of Mandurah, it provides a high standard of education in a safe, caring and positive environment within a Christian context.

The College began with 351 students in February 2011 from Kindergarten to Year 8 and has quickly grown to 630 students from Kindergarten to Year 11. The College progressed to Year 12 in 2015. When fully developed we will will cater for 450 students in the Primary School and 760 students in the Secondary school.

The College Motto, "Run With Endurance", comes from a larger statement, "...let us run with endurance the race that is set before us..."(Hebrews 12:1) and relates to the journey that students have to undertake during their school years. At Austin Cove Baptist College, Parents, Teachers and Students are a dedicated team to help every student achieve success.

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