Strong NAPLAN Results

Strong NAPLAN Results

From the College – Friday 27th August 2021

The incredible resilience and hard work of Victorian educators, students and families has been reflected in the remarkable results for this year’s NAPLAN tests. NAPLAN results were released this week, with Victorian schools demonstrating improvement, despite the challenges of remote learning.

The Department of Education stated on their website “Victoria has held the top spot as the highest-performing jurisdiction on seven out of ten measures in the primary school years. Our Year 3 and Year 5 numeracy results were the highest in the country.”

“Year 7 students achieved the highest scores of any jurisdiction for the foundation skills of Reading and Numeracy, and our Year 9 students achieved the highest scores for Spelling.”

The pleasing formance of the Year 9 cohort was also celebrated. “For the first time, almost 19,000 Year 9 students are receiving certificates to recognise their excellence or significant learning growth on their Year 7 NAPLAN results.”

The College is extremely proud of our Year 7 and Year 9 students who took part in the NAPLAN testing this year. The College will receive individual student results next week and will be distributed. Tune in to next week’s Essence News to read more about BSE’s data.

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BSE Dragons – Update on Athletics Carnivals

BSE Dragons - Update on Athletics Carnivals

By Mr David Flint – BSE Sports Coordinator – Friday 10th September 2021

State Championships and State Finals – Cancelled

Due to the current state wide restrictions, uncertainty of students returning to school in Term 4 and the challenges with postponing events until later in the year, School Sport Victoria wishes to advise that the SSV State Secondary Track and Field Championships scheduled for Monday October 18th has been cancelled.

Sandhurst Secondary Athletics Carnival – Postponed

The Sandhurst Athletics Carnival previously rescheduled date of Friday September 10th has been postponed, so with the above SSV State Secondary Track and Field Championships now being officially cancelled, that cancellation might actually allow us further opportunity to proceed with our Sandhurst Athletics Carnival in October/November. 

This will depend on the return to school arrangements for Term 4, including advice on the resumption of interschool sport, restrictions on Interschool sport provision, venue capacity and density limits (particularly for larger events), and access to facilities, officials and event staff.

College community asks R U OK

College community asks R U OK

By Mr Matthew Evans – Communications & Promotions – Friday 10th September 2021

R U OK Day was acknowledged across the nation on Thursday. It’s an important day which the BSE Community is getting behind where we strive for a world where we’re all connected and are protected from suicide. 

R U OK’s mission is to inspire and empower people to meaningfully connect with those in their world and lend support when they are struggling with life. This week, the Year 10 VCAL Students and the Student Support Centre have researched, prepared, and provided information for students for R U OK Day, from how to start a conversation to scenarios of how to approach a conversation.

We encourage everyone in the community to get in contact with their friends and family and ask if they are ok. It’s ok not to be ok, and we must always ask how people are going each and every day.

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

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.