ADP Coaches Profiles

ADP Coaches Profiles

Rik McCaig

Coaching Qualifications: Level 2 Road & Track Cycling

Teaching Qualifications: Level 1 Strength & Conditioning, Diploma of Teaching & Bachelor of Education

Playing Experience: 15 Years National & International Level

Youth Coaching Philosophy: Create good habits!

Chris Hogan

Coaching Qualifications: Level 2 Basketball Coach

Further Qualifications:

Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement)

Diploma of Education (Secondary)

Playing Experience: Bendigo Braves (SEABL & NBL1)

Young Coaching Philosophy: A consistent emphasis of skill development and individuality leads to confident, well-rounded and life-long participants in their chosen sport.

Andy Buchanan

Coaching Qualifications: Level 3 Middle-Long Distance Athletics Coach. Level 1 ASAC Coach

Further Qualifications: Bachelor of Education: Physical and Outdoor Education.

Playing Experience: 2xAustralian Cross Country Champion (2017, 2018). Athletics Victoria 1500m, 5000m, Cross Country State Champion. 2nd Oceanian 5000m 2019

Youth Coaching Philosophy: Learning the key traits of becoming an elite athlete. What it means to be coachable. Enjoyment and lifelong participants in sport

Lauren Bowles

Coaching Qualifications: Development Accreditation

Playing Experience: A Grade at Kangaroo Flat Netball Club (10 years), Interleague Representative for BFNL, A Grade at White Hills Netball Club (currently) and Interleague Representative HDFNL

Youth Coaching Philosophy: My aim is to create an environment that encourages players to feel comfortable to learn and take on challenges to improve personal performance whilst maintaining enjoyment.

Rick Ladson

Coaching Qualifications: Level 3 High Performance Coach Accreditations

Playing Experience: 125 AFL Games Hawthorn FC – Life Member – Premiership Player 2008, Golden Square Senior Player and Coach Premiership 2013, Premiership Player Bridgewater FC 2016 and Sedgwick Cricket Club Premiership Captain Coach 2018/19

Youth Coaching Philosophy: Master fundamentals and create a positive learning environment

Lachlan Armstrong

Coaching Qualifications: AFC A Licence

Playing Experience: Former Professional Footballer – Scottish Premier League, Australian National Soccer League, Malaysian Premier League, Olyroo (Australian U23) representative

Youth Coaching Philosophy: ADP Session conducted in accordance with the City Game Model and the core football skills

Anything Relevant: Melbourne City FC Academy Coach since 2015

Danny O’Bree

Name: Danny O’Bree

Coaching Qualifications: Level 2 Football Coach

Further Qualifications: Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Teaching

Playing Experience: VCFL Representative, Interleague Representative and 16 Years Senior Experience

Youth Coaching Philosophy: Enjoy the challenge of being the best you can be.

Anything Relevant: Bendigo Pioneers Assistant Coach and Central Vic Academy

Kelly Wilson

Coaching Qualifications: Level 2 Basketball Coach

Further Qualifications: Diploma of Education & Bachelor of Microbiology

Playing Experience: Former Australian Representative, Bendigo Spirit WNBL and Bendigo Braves NBL1 player

Youth Coaching Philosophy: Ensuring the correct environment that allows athletes to thrive towards their best when training and competing in their chosen sport.

Terry Hicks

Name: Terry Hicks

Coaching Qualifications: Level 3 Jumps Coach and Level 2 Sprints & Throws Coach

Playing Experience: 15 Years Athletics Coach, Multi Event Record Holder – Multiple and Multiple National Medallists – Coached

Youth Coaching Philosophy: To get the best out of athletes and to ensure enjoyment at athletics

Anything Relevant: 18 Years President of Eaglehawk Aths and Club & 10 Year GM and Secretary of Bendigo Aths

David Meade

Name: David Meade

Coaching Qualifications: AFL Level 2 Coach Accreditation

Further Qualifications: Operation Manager of Bendigo Pioneers

Playing Experience: Experience across multiple sports

Youth Coaching Philosophy: To create a positive experience

David Flint

Name: David Flint

Coaching Qualifications: Level 2 Association Coach

Coaching Experience: Bendigo Braves – Head Coach, Bendigo Braves – Player/Coach, East Perth – Player Coach, Ballarat Miners – Head Coach, Ballarat Rush – Head Coach, NITP – Head Coach, Vic Country – Assistant Coach

Playing Experience: 319 Games played for the Bendigo Braves (1987 to 2000), Selected as a player into the SEABL “Team of the Decade” and in 2012 selected by the Bendigo Advertiser in a feature article as “#1 Braves Player” in clubs history

Youth Coaching Philosophy: I very much focus on the individual fundamentals of basketball (Dribbling, Passing, Shooting, Stance, Footwork and Defence)

Always have my players practice at game type tempo at a standard that is acceptable in everything we do as you would in a game type scenario

Val Stoimenov

Teaching Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Coaching & Physical Education, Strength & Conditioning Level 2, Weightlifting Level 1 & Athletics Level 3 Sprints, Hurdles & Relays

Coaching Experience: Bendigo South East, Bendigo Spirit and Chinese Women’s Basketball Team High Performance Manager. Chinese National Swimming Team, Australian National Bobsleigh & Badminton Team & AFL S&C Coach. European Handball Senior and Development Coach

Playing Experience: Professional European Handball player for 10 years

Youth Coaching Philosophy: There is reason for everything we do and the preparation completed determines the results made

Travis Colley

Name: Travis Colley

Coaching Qualifications: Level 2 Cricket Coach

Further Education: Primary PE Teaching

Playing/Coaching Experience: White Hills A Grade (BDCA), Current Coach of SSV 12&U Cricket & Former Regional Cricket Manager of Northern Rivers Region

Youth Coaching Philosophy: To provide a positive, challenging and supportive environment for all players

Message from the Principal – Term 1 2020

Message from the Principal - Term 1 2020

Friday 31st January 2020 – By Mr Glen Donald – Principal of Bendigo South East College

Welcome to BSE for the 2020 school year!

Your child’s enrolment at BSE is part of an important relationship. The years of secondary schooling will be vital ones for your son or daughter. It is important that we (our school staff), and you (the carers), form a strong relationship. Together, we will watch your child grow towards adulthood and see 4 years, 160 school weeks, and just under 800 school days go by quickly.

I believe the home-school partnership is a crucial one. Your home is the strongest educator and influence upon your child. BSE builds on that foundation. We need your support. We wish to provide a quality education for every child. The high expectations we have in attendance, effort in classwork and homework, dress, behaviour and involvement in whole school activities can only be met realistically when we support each other.

I wish to acknowledge the greatest asset any school has – the staff. A school is only as good as the staff (teaching & non-teaching), who care for our students every school day (and some non- school days). Our staff are among the best in the state and the majority of the credit for our great school results in academic, sporting and cultural pursuits needs to go to them.

The same teachers, who love the work they do, love the time they spend together, and love the time they spend working with your children – all of your children.

Our teachers set goals for students in their classes and also assist students to set their own goals for learning. Teachers will focus on your child’s learning. They’ll focus on improving your child’s reading of complex texts, and composing narrative, expository and persuasive pieces of writing. They’ll seek to improve your child’s ability to compose and decompose numbers, subtract fractions and solve realistic and meaningful word problems. All of those skills are measurable. But just like you, they’re not the only aspects of a child’s development we care about. We, too, care about our students’ abilities to show initiative, be creative, demonstrate empathy and truly respect themselves and others.

I spoke at the first school assembly this week about the value of Respect. Our social and family ethics of behaviour have been determined by our admiration for such values. Respect is a value which all of us should acquire consciously knowing well, how important it is for us to behave as ethical citizens at BSE and in the community. I asked all of the BSE community to make 2020 a year where we focus on respect for ourselves, each other and our environment.

Respect the right of all students to learn and teachers to teach.
Respect the right of all students and staff to have a safe environment.
Respect – Show it, earn it.

Respect is the very lifeblood of a healthy human community. Make every interaction a healthy one based on respect.

The norms of human behaviour change in our fast changing social life, but the status of ‘respect’ should remain constant. We want, just like employers around the world, individuals who can cooperate and collaborate with others, who respect another’s point of view and know how to pick themselves off the ground when they stumble or fail.

Because if we’re going to keep children excited about learning, love going to school and retain their sense of wonder about the world around them, we have to respect what we know about how children learn and grow. We need to give them ample time in the grounds where they use language to solve problems and create rules. They need to have time on the oval without adult intervention, to play games without referees and solve problems on their own as they invent new games. And they’ll make mistakes figuring that all out, and we’ll help them do better the next time, just like you do every day.

Whether they are creating their futures in the world of work, study, recreation or relationships, I know that this school helps to provide students with the opportunity to create positive futures. It is the people and the culture of this school that will value-add to your child.

I wish everyone a great year.

College Council Vacancies

College Council Vacancies

Thursday 6th June 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

As a result of a recent resignations we currently have two (2) vacancies for the following roles on the BSE College Council.

1x Parent Member

1x Community Member

The Council have the option to appoint a community member/s onto Council with a specific skill set to ensure effective Governance of the College. The preference of the College Council is that the positions be filled by a current parent from the college, however as there is also a community member role, it can be filled from outside the parent cohort to ensure we gain the skills needed in the position.

At present the College is looking for a new member with Business experience and/or qualifications to undertake the role of Treasurer. The role of Treasurer participates as a member on College Council and Chairs the Finance Committee which meets monthly on a Monday afternoon the week prior to Council meetings. The College Council currently meet 6pm on the 4th Monday of each month.

Council forms an essential governance role for the College, providing oversight and support to ensure that the College Leadership, and teaching staff, are best positioned to ensure our students continue to receive a world class education. This support is critical to ensure the College operates efficiently and supports our large student base and college community. In 2019 the college has over 1500 students, with strong demand already for the 2020 school year.

In 2018 the College had a net operating surplus for the school year, which was derived via new budgeting processes, and a strong commitment by program leaders and teaching staff. However due to historic processes, we are currently working with the Department of Education to remediate an imbalance between financial commitments and funds available.

As the current College Council President and outgoing Treasurer I will be available to support the incoming Treasurer to ensure that the transition is as easy as possible.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in either role, please email by close of business next Friday 14th June.

Yours sincerely,

BSE College​

The College gathers to mark Reconciliation Week

College gathers to mark Reconciliation Week

On Friday 31st May, the College gathered together to mark Reconciliation Week with a ceremony in the Quadrangle. The key feature of the ceremony was the planting of a native tree – one from our local region – in the school grounds while Paul Kelly’s ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’ was played. The speech below was delivered by members of our Student Representative Council:

Today, we are here to mark National Reconciliation Week. This year’s theme is ‘grounded in truth, walk together with courage’.

A big part of Reconciliation is talking about and acknowledging the past. Without a shared understanding we can’t build a better future.

Reconciliation Week happens on the same dates each year, May 27 to June 3. This is because these days commemorate two significant milestones in Australia’s journey towards reconciliation; the successful 1967 referendum and the Mabo decision in the High Court.

Most of us have heard of ‘Mabo’ but many of us might not be sure exactly what it means.

When the First Fleet arrived in 1788, the British took possession of Australia by force. They declared the land to be Terrra Nullius, empty land, or land that belongs to nobody. They did not negotiate with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who had inhabited the land for at least 120,000 years. Have a think about that number for a minute. In Year 7 we study “Ancient Civilisations” – but those civilisations are less than 15,000 years old!

British colonisation was violent and thousands of Aboriginal people were killed in battles with the British or massacred by hunting parties. They were moved off their traditional lands. Thousands more died because of diseases like smallpox and influenza which the British brought with them.

In 1901, the Australian Constitution was created and the Commonwealth of Australia was formed. The Constitution classed Aboriginal people alongside plants and animals.

Throughout the 1900s, the Australian Government forcibly removed thousands of Aboriginal children from their families as part of what is known as the stolen generations. The trauma caused by this policy is still felt by Aboriginal communities today.

It was not until 1967 that Aboriginal people were recognized in the Australian Constitution. It is amazing to think that just over 50 years ago, during the lives of our parents and grandparents, that Aboriginal people were still not considered citizens of our nation.

And it was not until the historic Mabo High Court case in 1992, that the concept of terra nullius was overturned. The case, which was brought by a Murray Island man named Eddie Mabo, was the first time that aboriginal land rights, or native title, was legally recognized.

Reconciliation Week is a time for us to remember Australia’s violent colonial history and the racist and cruel policies which have had a devastating impact on Aboriginal communities throughout Australia. But it is also a time to recognise the work already done to achieve reconciliation. Reconciliation is a work in progress—generations of people have fought hard for change and now that journey is in our hands.

Today, we’d like to plant a native tree – a tree from this local area – as a symbol of the way we hope to grow in our understanding of Aboriginal cultures. As the tree thrives, we hope too that our Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islander peers can thrive in our school and beyond. Each time you step past this tree we want you to consider the steps we are taking towards reconciliation.

Reconciliation requires us all to make it a reality, and that might not always be easy. It might take courage to ask a question about Australian history or to call out racism when you hear or see it. But if we all take responsibility for acknowledging our shared past and making changes in the future, we can make reconciliation a reality.


Bendigo South East College acknowledges the Jaara people of the Dja Dja Wurrung country, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We also acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across our state and across the nation.

Nay on Triple J

Year 10 student Nay Ye Aung has his song played on Triple J

Year 10 student Nay Ye Aung has had one of his original songs played on Triple J Unearthed on Tuesday night. Nay is excited and humbled to have his music broadcasted on national radio.

“It was really cool to hear something of my work, especially as something as personal as this” Nay said.

His song ‘In the Crowd’ was written about one of his former teachers who has since moved away to pursue her dreams. Nay wrote the song for Musician of the Year 2018 and performed it whilst she was present.

“It was a really special moment” he said. “It was something close to my heart…that it was one-hundred percent real.”

He composed this as a part of an album and worked with two violinists and a cellist on this particular track.

His work has already caught the attention of industry heavyweights, including Sony and Mushroom. Triple J presenter Izzy who played the song on her program, making some positive comments about Nay’s song.

“How beautiful are those strings at the end?” she complemented.
“[The song] is so beautiful. He does it all himself. Writing, producing everything. Huge stuff from Nay!”

Ellen Kate-Waayers, the ACA Artistic Development Coach, says that Nay has grown as a performing artist since he first joined BSE.

“He [constantly] works very hard to get better and improve tracks he has already put down, so to have interest from other people is very exciting for him.”

Nay follows former ACA students Fae Scott (yergurl) and Kian with their work recognised on Triple J Unearthed. Whilst Nay has great personal ambitions for the future, his focus remains on his education.

“As much as I love this, if I was offered a million-dollar record deal tomorrow, I would definitely think about my education first.”

The BSE Community is excited to see what the future holds for Nay.

Patti set for National Stage

Patti Fawcett through to final of national Melbourne International Comedy Festival Class Clown event

Bendigo South East College student Patti Fawcett has successfully made her way through to
the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Class Clowns National competition.

Patti took part in the Victorian State event in the Melbourne Class heats at the Arts Centre
Melbourne. She was initially unsuccessful but received a wild card entry, going on to win the
section and the State Final which took place on Saturday 16 March 2019. This was one step
further from her last attempt in 2018.

Patti says that being a part of such an event was a joy and that her success at the regional
and state events were a bonus. She says working alongside other up-and-coming
comedians creates an atmosphere of great energy that makes for an incredible experience.

Patti was able to work alongside professional comedians such as Sammy J and Geraldine
Hickey. She says that the feedback that she received from them was more than valuable for
her going forward.

Patti is a Year 10 student and is involved in The Academy of Creative Arts – one of the
signature programs offered at Bendigo South East College. She says that one of her
teachers (Ms Ellen-Kate Waayers) recommended she apply for this competition. From
there, Patti entered on her own accord and is now reaping the rewards.

Her set is based on various stories from home whilst touching on some of the key issues of
the day, including politics and climate change.

The final of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Class Clowns will take place at the
Melbourne Town Hall on Friday 29 March 2019.

Sandhurst Swimming Carnival

Bendigo South East College had a great day at the Sandhurst Swimming Carnival which took place at the Faith Leech Aquatic Centre last Friday.

BSE had quite a successful day with individual and team achievements. The College finished 2nd in 13-16 year Division A girls, and 2nd in the 13-16 years division A boys categories, as well as a 2nd place overall in the 13-16 year category. BSE managed to finish 3rd in the 17-20 year old category.

Zali Lau broke the 15yr 100m Freestyle record (previously 1:05.07 set in 2014) with a time of 1:04.28. She also broke the record for the 15yr 50m Freestyle (previously 29.62 seconds) with a time of 28.9 seconds.

Emily Kearns also broke two records of her own. She broke the 14yr 50m Freestyle record with a time of 28.65 seconds, which was previously held by Zali Lau with a time of 29.21 seconds. Kearns also broke the 14yr 50m backstroke record with a time of 32.31 seconds (previously 32.32.)

In the diving, Euan Marsden finished 1st in the boys 15-16yr division, whilst Lucy Harrison finished 2nd in the Girls 15-16yr diving. Euan Marsden broke the record in the 16yr Diving.

BSE was able to achieve 45 Top 3 placings across the day in what was a successful day at the pool.

Brianna makes Vic Team

BSE student Brianna O’Bryan has been selected for Victoria’s 2019 Kevin Coombs Cup wheelchair basketball team. Brianna was encouraged to ‘have a go’ and trial for the team by her coach, friends, and family in late January before receiving the news a week later.


Brianna is excited about the opportunity to represent her state, and that her experience so far has opened her eyes to more opportunities and learning experiences. She trains with the squad every Sunday at various locations around Melbourne.

In an article published by Basketball Victoria, newly appointed head coach Ben Hodgens said the group’s strong mix of experience and developing players will give Victoria a great foundation to build on heading into the tournament. “…our newer faces, Chithic Machar, Mitch Bond, Brianna O’Bryan and Charles Smart will look to make a strong start to their Victorian representation in 2019.” Hodgens told Basketball Victoria’s Jarrod Potter.

Victoria will go into the tournaments as reigning champions, and are intent on defending their crown in Townsville in mid-April. Brianna and her team start their campaign on 17 April, coinciding with the Australian Under-18 Junior Championships

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