2016 Term 1 Whole College Assembly
BSE - “A World Class School Bringing a Community Together”
February 1st, our first day of school for 2016. To commence the school year we began our day with a Whole College Assembly delivered by our new Student Representative Council; an acknowledgement to our country and custodians of our land, a welcome by our College Captains Amy and Jack and an address by the Principal set the scene for the school year in developing avenues for student voice and every body contributing to a positive learning community.
Our captains spoke about their dedication to making 2016 a year where all students’ voices can be heard. They also mentioned their objective of promoting a shared student voice between staff and students, which can be achieved through, ‘This is me, this is my BSE’ tag on social media and BSE Virtual, where students can send messages to peers and staff. Our captains also discussed the recent changes to our school, with the completion our new SRC building, and ‘The Inn’, which is located in front of the Community Green. Fundraising ambitions were also mentioned, along with upcoming school events such as Swimming and Athletics, which are quickly approaching and require a positive community contribution from us all.
Mr Fleming then delivered the Principal’s Report, welcoming all staff and students, especially our new Year Seven students, and stating what an awesome sight it was to see the whole college unite on Day One for an assembly, establishing a sense of belonging and community right from the beginning of the year. He encouraged students to always feel free to talk to teachers, the SRC, Learning Community Leaders, House Learning Coaches, Student Leaders and Office Staff, whenever they needed. Our 2016 student leaders were introduced. We all stood to acknowledge and respect our country with our national anthem, sung beautifully by Olivia Brereton, while also recognising international mindedness and how fortunate we are to belong to a world-class school. Mr Fleming stated that everything starts with a wish, and that our wish is that all students make proper progress. We celebrated the inspirational achievements of outstanding students including our Under 16 girls National Schools Volleyball Champion team, Jack Meade and Mitch O’Neill, who made the Triathlon State Team and Brittney Carron, the Open Classical National Dance Champion of 2016.
Mr Fleming highlighted the huge opportunities and responsibly ahead, including camps, excursions, overseas trips and exchanges, sporting and academic events and reminded us that this Thursday is the Swimming Trials, our first community minded challenge.
We also had the privilege of listening to the talented Erin Mannix perform an amazing rendition of ‘Hello’ by Adele.
The a final take away message for students from the assembly was: be kind, work hard, stay humble, smile often, stay loyal, keep honest, never stop learning and be thankful. BSE is where legends are made.