Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie was recently interviewed by Year 10 Media students at Austin Cove Baptist College.
Mr Hastie encouraged students to set challenging goals for themselves, and then work hard to achieve them while they are still young. He said "Once you know how tough you can be, it empowers you to overcome life's obstacles".
Students were nervous but excited at the prospect of meeting Mr Hastie, and will use this experience to further develop their media skills.
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.
This years college production, "Neverland - the Untold Story", was a highly acclaimed success!
Word spread like wildfire about the exceptional calibre of the show. Unfortunatly by the final show on Saturday night, some hopeful theatre-goers had to be turned away from The Mandurah Performing Arts Centre as tickets had completely sold out!
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.
"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.
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!
The 2016 Year 12 Ball was a great occasion for this year's senior students to dress to impress and enjoy each others' company in a more formal setting.
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.
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.
Hi, my name is Benn Buckland. I’m in Year 3V and my teacher is Miss Tie. I started at ACBC in Year Two with Mrs Posekany in 2015. My favourite subject is English because I like using the dictionary to find new words.
I would like to be an ice-skating teacher, hocky coach or maybe even a figure skater when I’m older. I like jumping on the trampoline with my dog Charlie. I also like watching Jurassic Park, it’s not very scary now! My favourite colour is light blue because it feels nice and cool.
Austin Cove Baptist College 6V class have worked incredibly hard to produce this video, based on the book Holes by Louis Sachar. The students really enjoyed reading the book because it is essentially about young people like themselves; trying to find themselves, trying to fit in, learning from their mistakes, developing their characters and finding purpose.
Primary recently enjoyed a fun-filled day of Athletics at Sir Ross McClarty Oval in Pinjarra.
Primary Science Week was an exciting time in Primary as students made new and exciting discoverys with practical demonstrations throughout the week.
A huge thanks to the Forum Shopping Centre in Mandurah for the donation of play equipment to Primary.
As renovations get underway at the shopping centre, the surplus structure was dismantled and brought to Austin Cove by a dedeicated and heroric group of parents.
Primary enjoyed the Constable Care Puppet Show recently as they learned more about safety and doing the right thing.
Primary Deputy Principal of Curriculm Janine Venter is passionate about providing the very best learning opportunities for Primary students of all abilities.
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.
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.
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.
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.