ABBC YEARBOOK 2021

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2021 YEARBOOK ATLANTIS BEACH BAPTIST COLLEGE


2021

Life is a journey With problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy


2021

Through the window of opportunity


“What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.” -George Bernard Shaw


A Greeting from the Board

At the end of our fifth year, we continue to give thanks to our GOD and Lord Jesus Christ for another amazing year. The College continues to experience substantial growth in student numbers. We will finish the year with around 290 students and commence 2022 with about 338 students. This is a phenomenal achievement and is very pleasing to see parents placing their trust in us for their children’s education and care. However, it continues to place enormous pressure on our facilities. I would like to thank all my Board colleagues; Ben Donaldson, Brendon Donaldson, Mark Morris, Terry Hicks, Jenni Vandermoezel and very recently the addition of Kate Dagnell for their hard work and many hours of dedicated service to our College. We are beyond thrilled with the construction of our first on-site building, the multipurpose Resources Building. This is getting its final touches and just needing the grid power connected to enable final occupancy. This should be ready for full use at the beginning of 2022. Plans for 2022 include the replacement of some older leased classrooms and toilet block, with newer buildings in January 2022. Finally, the Board would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank our Principal, Lisa Potgieter and all of our hard-working staff, all of whom continue to give so much and regularly go beyond in their work and service for the College and our students. It will be another exciting year ahead in 2022. On behalf of the whole Board, I wish all staff, students, parents and carers, volunteers and our College community a blessed Christmas and a safe, healthy and fulfilling New Year. Luke 2:11 (New Living Translation) The Saviour—yes, the Messiah, the Lord —has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! Kind regards Greg Holland ABBC Board Chair


BUILDING FOR A LIFETIME

Whatever good things we build, end up building us



The World is your oyster


MESSAGE FROM

THE PRINCIPAL I thank the old years for the experience and wisdom it has bestowed on our College. Without the stairs we climbed in the past, we would not have stood where we are today. It has been an extraordinary year filled with every fathomable emotion, challenge and experience. We have grown together, and we have learned together. As a collective whole in the Two Rocks community, we have supported each other on our journey during the year. We can now look back at these experiences that have led to wonderful achievements. At times we have encountered painful regrets. However, these have served as valuable learning opportunities to enable us to reflect and regroup. I believe that continued faith and resolute optimism lead to achievement and self-actualisation. As a college, and as a staff, we trust in God and walk by faith, believing that we are blessed and able to achieve the dream. The journey to success is halfway achieved by envisioning and truly believing that you are able and deserving. The other half of the meandering path which we have come to know as life, is overcome through earnest prayer and faith in our almighty Lord. I humbly thank our community for the unwavering support and kindness you have shown to this mission. Together we have built a strong Christian college and we have provided a safe and nurturing environment for our precious students. With the unveiling of our new building, we will truly turn the page and start a new chapter in the life of Atlantis Beach Baptist College. We take time to give thanks because we have been blessed beyond measure. I pray for continued safety, abounding love, success and happiness for each student, staff member, parent and guardian in our college family. The path at times may be steep and treacherous, but we look forward to celebrating our achievements and a well-deserved rest. May this holiday be blessed and may you rest and be restored, in preparation to serve in the new year. Lisa Potgieter College Principal


HEROES ARE MADE BY THE PATH THEY CHOOSE, NOT THE POWERS THEY ARE GRACED WITH.

- unknown


MESSAGE FROM THE Deputy principal

“We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbour for his good, to build him up.” - Romans 15: 1-2

In times of crisis…. heroes emerge What makes a hero? When you ask a child who their heroes are, they most likely will tell you more about Spiderman, Batman or Wonder Woman. However, our real heroes are people that live and breathe among us. Interestingly enough, research does not yet have an answer why people become heroes. It could be that heroes have more compassion or empathy; maybe there is a hero gene; maybe it’s because of their levels of Oxytocin. Research done by neuro-economist, Paul Zak indicates that Oxytocin, also referred to as the “love hormone” in the brain, increases the likelihood that a person will demonstrate altruism. First, selflessness is presented in service to others in need, or in defence of certain ideals—whether that be an individual, group, or community. Second, it is engaged in a voluntary, and even in a military context, where heroism describes an act that goes beyond something required by duty. Third, a heroic act could be seen as one performed with acknowledgement of possible risks and costs, in which the person is willing to accept expected sacrifice. These acts are performed without the expectation of external gain at the time of the act. Simply stated, heroism is as an action to help, motivated by concern for a person in need, despite personal risk and without expectation of gain. We should take time to acknowledge those people who support us and show us love and care. They are the heroes that daily surround us. During this festive season, let’s also become the heroes of the ones we love. We do not have to spend copious amounts of money on gifts. Rather give your loved ones the gifts that do not cost money - time, love, respect, and trust. Heroes circulate the life force of kindness and goodness in their veins. And what the world needs now, is more heroes—you! May God keep you and your family truly happy and safe during this festive season. Tracy-Lee Fick Deputy Principal


from the Primary coordinator

“Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:7 I am so thankful to God for the wonderful year that we have shared in our Primary College. Each classroom has been filled with imagination, collaboration, learning, and laughter. It has been a year full of growth and achievement for each student in our care. This year, I have admired the culture of gratefulness that has been instilled in our students. It is pleasing to see and hear stories of students stepping out to help their friends, thanking others when they receive support, and always thinking about how they could bless someone with kindness. I have personally cherished the devotion time shared each morning in my classroom where we pray for our families, friends and also have an opportunity to share our “praise reports” to acknowledge how the Lord has blessed us – particularly when we extend our prayer time just to ensure every student’s pet (whether it be a dog, cat, goat, duck, fish…) has a great day! It has been an honour to watch how our students have grown their faith which now overflows with thankfulness. I want to thank our dedicated and loving team of Teachers, Educational Assistants, and Administrators for their passion and commitment as they invest their best in the lives of our students. God has blessed Atlantis Beach Baptist College with a generous group of people who desire to selflessly serve Him within this community. I also acknowledge and thank the valued contributions from each parent and family member in supporting our initiatives, volunteering time at events, and all of the words of support and encouragement that were given. It has been a joy and a privilege to serve the Primary College as Primary Coordinator this year. We have experienced God’s favour and provision in many areas and we give Him glory for His goodness. I pray that the Lord would protect the Atlantis Beach Baptist College community in the year ahead and that His love would continue to overwhelm us with a spirit of gratitude. God bless, Lia Roodt Primary Coordinator


Happiness can’t be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is a spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.

- denis waitley


Primary staff

FLIGHT ELC 2021

FLIGHT ABBC 1-6



Secondary staff



Message from the chaplain Dear College family, I have had the privilege of being part of the Atlantis Beach Baptist College for nearly six months. It has been wonderful to get to know all the students and I am very excited to continue this journey in the new year. A huge thank you to all the students, staff and families that have welcomed me. I would like to use this opportunity to congratulate the Year 6 students on their graduation from primary school. May your new journey into high school be an adventure filled with new learning opportunities and possibilities. Congratulations also to the Year 10 students. You are now embarking on a new journey – a journey leading to new experiences and challenges. Some challenges will be easy, and some will be more difficult to deal with. Sometimes you will be able to deal with all these challenges on your own and sometimes you will need the support of family, friends, teachers, or chaplains to face these challenges. Always believe in yourself – you can do anything you put your mind to and overcome any obstacle in your way. Remember: Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers, and the thinkers, but most of all surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself. May God bless you and be with you every step of the way on this new journey. I wish all our families a wonderful and blessed Christmas. Enjoy every second of the school holiday. I am looking forward to seeing all the beautiful smiling faces back in the new year. Kind regards,

2021 administration staff

Marilize Basson School Chaplain

Tenielle Brock — finance Leigh-ann dethick— admin assistant Michelle Verster— admin assistant JessICA hall Head of administration

Zelda croucher finance


- Running a tight ship -

We are at our best When we serve others.


Join us on an epic adventure!


Learning is their journey Let them navigate Push them to explore Watch them discover Encourage their questions Allow them to struggle Support their thinking Let them fly!


KINDY 2021



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Page designed by Miss Charlotte Smith




Page designed by Miss Charlotte Smith


Welcome to the Jungle Xavier Hudson Skylah

Charlotte Hope

Morgan Kuda

Jake

We are ha


Esmie

Sol

Isla Bodhi

Kieran

Lachlan

Tiella

Rylee

ving a wild time!

Year 1/2W

Isaac


To infinity Lucia Kai Heidi

Leo

Noah Luke

Codi

Hannah


and beyond JJ Indi Koby

William

Peyton Rocco

Deegan

Myles

Grace

William

Jack

Year 1/2F


Have you caught a travel bug yet?

Year 3/4M


Olivia

Caylee Kayden

Quinalow

Sunny Seaira

Savanah

Abigail

Scarlett

Ellie Frankie

Adriano

Kiyrah-Jane

Lexi

Riley Ariya

Hunter Elijah Te-Ariki

Phoenix



Page designed by Mrs Hayley Faulkner


Page designed by Miss Charlotte Smith



Year 5/6H

TRAVELLING TO

THE GOLD RUSH Violet

Cruze

Kailee

Chase

Malaki

Skye

Jett

Eve

Harrie Beau

Tiana

Jareth

Maddison

Our class is as good


Lorana Mia

Jake Aurelia

Eddie Kade

Jorgia Opal

as gold

Alana

Hamish



Page designed by Miss Lia Roodt


...are we there YET?


You are off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting...so get on your way


Dream Destinations Lincoln: Hawaii

Fraser: Maldives

Jessica: New Zealand

Lyla: Mexico

Year 7.1

Finley: Dubai

Matthew: England

Kai: Russia

Luca: Bora Bora

Milly: Chili Ahmani: Japan


Hunter: Canada

Noah: Tasmania

Nikeysha: Italy Jaylene: Bora Bora

Riley S: New Zealand

Misha: Queensland

Kelly-Ann: California

Jennae: Spain Emma: England

Riley B: Hawaii

Leena: Fiji

Believe you can, and you are halfway there. - Theodore Roosevelt


7c

Makayla

7c 7c 7c Ryder Yves

Lincoln

7c 7c

7c

Annabelle Trinity

Luke

Best wishes on your travels!


Tyler

7c

Alw mor ays del e tha i n ex ver pecte d! 7c 7c

Taylor

Samuel Ben

7c

Kayleigh

7c

Cody

Year 7.2

7c


Find your place in the Kristijan Ben

Chaz Dylan Cazaly

Bindi Nikita Jasmine

Emily

Axel

Hawaiki


world Callaway

Madeline

Zoë

Jordan

Seth

Shae

Cohen

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Year 8

Tayden


Travelling through time

We are the face of the future


Year 9

together


Year 9—

Where will we be in 20 years? The Grinch — One o'clock, wallow in self-pity Four-thirty, stare into the abyss Five o'clock, solve world hunger Tell no one Five-thirty, Jazzercise Six-thirty, dinner with me I can't cancel that again Seven o'clock, wrestle with my self-loathing I'm booked.

Message from Mrs Reyneke: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” - Albert Einstein

In the future I hope to be at a university studying mythologies, sciences and psychology for mental health. After studying, I aim to be multiple things, but mainly a psychologist to help those in need. - Freya

Where I see myself in 20 years: a game designer. - Keenan

Muhammad Ali — "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." I want to be in the NBA . - Alex

James Bond — Be polite, Be courteous, Show professionalism, and have a plan...

Batman — It's not who I am underneathit's what I do that defines me. In 20 years time, I would like to have put good into the world through volunteering, as well as having a good and creative job like an interior designer, teacher or maybe have a job in the medical field. Either way, my ideal life would always include new problems and challenges to fix and find an answer to. - Caitlin One-Punch Man — “I'll leave tomorrow's problems to tomorrow's me.”

Central Cee — Ask no questions. Hear no lies. I want to be successful and have a family. - Xavier

Girls rule, women are funny. Get over it. - Ashlee

In 20 years time, I hope to be working in the crime and mystery field, running tests and going to crime scenes. - Carly


The best way to predict the future is to create it. - Abraham Lincoln


Kai: “ You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

Hermione: “HERMIONE NOOOOOO!”

Sonny: “Live, Laugh, Love.”

Mackenzie: “Still get that building.”

Maddison: “Your future needs you, your past doesn’t.”

Janae: “The future is only as good as the work you put in.”

Jaxon: “Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.”

Malakye: “Youngest in charge.”

Achilik: “3 years and they still cant say my name right.”


Anthony: “ The best view comes after the hardest climb.”

Win the lottery = Jaxon

Be late for their own wedding = Hermione

Live overseas = Janae

Become president = Abbie

Win a Nobel prize = Kai

Be caught sleeping in class = Cayden

Get married first = Maddison

Become vegan = Mackenzie

Become famous = Anthony

Be a millionaire = Malakye

Get asked for ID at 30 = Sonny

Marry for money = Achilik

Cayden: “Sleep anywhere.”

BACK TO THE FUTURE

Nothing is impossible as long as you take that first step! Abbie: “ High school musical is really unrealistic.”

The class of 2021

MOST LIKELY TO:


Faith in God, who we declare as sovereign. Honour to respect the uniqueness of others, value teamwork and foster honesty and integrity. Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way.” Deuteronomy 8:2

Life @ the college

Strength in building a sense of determination and optimism when faced with challenges in learning and life.




We can’t walk through 2021 without talking about our new normal and how COVID-19 changed our world  New words like social distance were added to our vocabulary.  Hygiene habits became an important part of the curriculum and hand sanitising, part of our daily routine.  Creative and colourful masks became a fashionable trend and compulsory accessory.  Mental health concerns were raised as more people began to struggle with anxiety and depression due to lockdowns and isolation. However, it highlighted the importance of healthy relationships and connection.  There was some relief for the environment when global carbon dioxide levels dropped significantly.  Researchers produced a vaccine in record time and provided some hope that life would return to ‘normal’ at some point.  Travel and other restrictions meant people could not freely come and go as they please...but

this did not prevent us from enjoying wonderful experiences on our learning journey!


English

BOOK CLUB “Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything.” – Tomie dePaol

Year 7 STORY STARTER activity FOR NARRATIVES

Year 8 remembrance day writing activity


Book week Planning narratives & developing characters “You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.” — Annie Proulx


Math

Numero challenge

Mapping the way

Science


Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures - Lovelle Drachman



Art

MONSTER SCULPTING WORKSHOP


PAGE DESIGNED BY FIONA CROCKETT



Food technology


Food is our common ground —a universal experience! - James Beard


SPORT

SPORTS CARNIVALS

It is not where you start. It is where you finish.


GOLF ACADEMY

CROSS COUNTRY

PRIMARY SPORTS CAPTAINS


The most beautiful things in life are not things. They are people and places, moments and memories.

LANDSDALE FARM

YANCHEP NATIONAL PARK

PERTH MINT & BELL TOWER WEEKLY LIBRARY VISITS GINGIN DISCOVERY CENTRE

GREAT PLACES, GREAT MEMORIES


PERTH ZOO

NIEL HAWKINS PARK

CAMPS

GLOBE TROTTERS

AGWA SKILLSWEST

Once a year go somewhere you have never been before! SCULPTURES BY THE SEA


WILDLIFE WARRIORS

POLICE PIPE BAND

A flying visit VISITING VET

MUSIC VIVA

Medical and emergency services


A day to remember

FETE

REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE

Y7 ORIENTATION DAY

Y10 BALL

Parent visitors


Colour Run abbc

2021



Dream BIG Shine BRIGHT


carols on the green

Joy in season


Abbc award ceremony

CELEBRATING OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

Dream BIG -

Lower Primary Academic awards

Year 7 Academic awards

Year 9 Academic awards

Upper Primary Academic awards

Year 8 Academic awards

Year 10 Academic awards


Shine BRIGHT Primary Decathlon awards

Primary Student Council 2022

Year 6 Graduation

Secondary Student Council 2022

Year 10 Graduation

“Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.”

– Nelson Mandela


CELEBRATING OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

Dream BIG Shine BRIGHT

Primary Sports awards

Secondary Sports awards

Overall Sports award winners

run the race with endurance


- MALCOM X

Abbc award ceremony

EDUCATION IS OUR PASSPORT TO THE FUTURE, FOR TOMORROW BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE WHO PREPARE FOR IT TODAY



“Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” ― Walt Disney Company


Join us in 2022 and unlock your potential

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