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.
Federal member for Canning Andrew Hastie with Austin Cove Baptist College Secondary Principal Orlando dos Santos cutting the ribbon and offically declaring the new permanent site in Austin Lakes Open!
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.
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.
The Peel has a new FM Radio Station, ACFM which broadcasts a variety of great music and information to its' listeners in Ravenswood, North and South Yunderup, and now has licenses in Pinjarra and Mandurah which will soon be on the air! What listeners may not realise is that ACFM broadcasts from Austin Cove Baptist College and the announcers are students!
Year 10 student Claudia Bakitch is the newly appointed Station Manager and is busy recruiting and training more students to get on the air.
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.
NEVERLAND, the 2016 College Production recently announced its' cast, much to the joy and delight of some hopeful auditioneers.
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.
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.
Hi, my name is ZEKE BAKER . I’m in Year 3C and my teacher is Mrs Rankin. I started at ACBC in 2016, in Year 3. I would like to join the Fire Brigade and be a Fire Fighter when I’m older. I love playing soccer chasey with my friends and at home. I also like playing with electronic things. My favourite colour is red because it’s the same colour as the fire trucks.
Hi, my name is TED PELLEW. I’m in Year 3C and my teacher is Mrs Rankin. I started at ACBC in 2012, in Kindy. I would like to be an Actor or join the Police force. At school I really like Science and Maths a little. At home I love playing with my Lego and on the X-box. Green is my favourite colour because I like the army colours.
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.
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.
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
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.