IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR
ATLANTIS BEACH BAPTIST COLLEGE
If opportunity doesnâ€™t knock, build a door. - Milton Berle
Greeting from the Board
2020 has presented not only the College, but Australia and the world with many challenges from COVID-19. However, it has still been a great year for the College. All thanks to our God, to Lisa and our wonderful staff. The College has again seen substantial growth in student numbers. We have moved from around 120 at the end of 2019, to 190 currently. With the potential of new classrooms in the New Year, we are planning for at least 229 students for the beginning of 2021. This is a phenomenal achievement and continues to place enormous pressure on our facilities. I would also like to sincerely thank all my Board colleagues; Ben Donaldson, Brendon Donaldson, Gary Rutter and Mark Morris for their hard work and many hours of dedicated service to our College. Thanks to Gary Rutter for all you have done, Gary has resigned and is finishing up on our Board on 31 December 2020 after more than 5 years of service. The College has achieved the following in 2020: All students were set up and working remotely on SEQTA during COVID-school closures. This was a fantastic achievement from our teachers; 5 new demountables and toilet block – February/March 2020; Garrison perimeter fencing installed; Multi-Purpose Resources Building (MPRB): after a long time in the planning, the Board appointed Thomas Builders to build our first in-situ building. This has started with expected completion third term 2021. Plans for 2021 include: 4 temporary demountables and toilet block to cope with the student growth – January 2021, pending completion of the MPRB; We will then be finalizing plans for installing the oval, timelines to be advised in 2021. Finally, the Board would like to 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. On behalf of the whole Board, I wish all staff, students, parents, carers, volunteers and our College community a blessed Christmas and a safe, healthy and fulfilling New Year. Bring on 2021. Luke 2:11 (New Living Translation); The Saviour—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!
Greg Holland ABBC Board Chair
Message from the Principal My heart is overflowing with tremendous thanks and gratitude for being given the opportunity to lead the college as principal. It has been a year of growth and abundant blessings for our college. We have grown in student numbers and infrastructure; we survived the fire at the end of 2019 and we managed to navigate our path safely through the COVID pandemic. I held my breath and my heart skipped a beat on the day the slab was poured for the new building. The dream of our resource centre is slowly but surely becoming a reality. Soon our children will enjoy the privilege of attending classes and learning in the beautiful new building. I would like to thank the College Board who has led and supported me throughout the year with wisdom and patience. It has been a mammoth year of firsts, the most notable being granted our Year 11 and Year 12 registration. God has led us all the way and has cleared many obstacles from our path. We are praying that our steady growth will continue, and that the college will soon be able to cater for Kindy to Year 12. I pray that God continues to protect the teachers, students and families through all the challenges that the new year will bring. I wish the families of our college a blessed and peaceful holiday. Lisa Potgieter Principal
Message from the Dean of Students This year has certainly been a learning curve for most of us, including me! I left the United Arab Emirates, after living there for 20 years and immigrated with my girls to Australia. Then COVID crisis unfolded. I never in my wildest imagination thought that the world could be turned upside down by a virus. I was blessed to find myself in a place where I was surrounded by so much kindness and love. No matter what challenges they faced, our amazing teachers have risen above it all and continue to support, love and guide our college students to the best of their ability despite challenging circumstances. I would also like to thank our parents for their continued love and support. This is truly appreciated by each and every one of us and we look forward to continuing your child’s learning journey in 2021. “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”. Philippians 4:7 I wish you all a blessed Christmas and New Year. Charlene van Wyk
- from Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women
“So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings.” - from J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan
Meet the Staff
EARLY LEARNING CENTRE AND PRIMARY COLLEGE STAFF
The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. - Phil Jackaon
SECONDARY COLLEGE STAFF
EDUCATION SUPPORT STAFF
ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT STAFF AND STUDENT COUNSELLOR
Primary Coordinator’s Message “It is a land the Lord your God cares for; the eyes of the Lord your God are continually on it from the beginning of the year to its end.” Deuteronomy 11:12 We have shared an unforgettable year of learning, growing, building resilience, cherishing friendships and having fun at Atlantis Beach Baptist College. It has been a privilege to journey with our Primary students throughout a year that brought new challenges, opportunities and stories about learning from home that will be shared with generations to come. I am continuously amazed by the dedication our students have displayed in their learning and the values which they have developed to enrich the lives of those around them. Our college values of Strength, Faith and Honour have been recognised and encouraged within each classroom, and I am immensely proud of the achievements and successes that we are able to celebrate together as a community. We acknowledge and thank our Primary Teachers for their dedication, enthusiasm and excellence. Our college is blessed with a caring staff who consistently demonstrate their love and support of our students and families. A special thank you to our wonderful parents for all of your support, encouragement and care throughout this year. You have shared the roller-coaster ride of 2020 – the frustrations and successes, the unexpected home learning lessons, the events and fundraisers – we appreciate all of your time and effort. We could not do it without you! It has been a joy to witness God begin a new work as we eagerly watch and document the building progress taking place at the front of our college. To see the build commence on our highly-anticipated Resource Centre has been an answer to prayer and a reminder that God’s promises are certain as He cares for our college. As we look back on 2020, we can do so with gratefulness and praise for the way in which God has continued to guide and watch over the work of the college, our staff, students and families. I pray for the Lord’s continuous protection over our college and community. I look forward to 2021 with expectation and believe that we will celebrate more growth and success. God bless Lia Roodt
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Jezzabella - I got my pen licence.
Chase - I became the champion of higher and lower...
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Harrie - I achieved high marks in my Mathematics tests
Eddie - I improv ed my reading.
Thomas I actually got the golf b all in the hole.
Jake - I lear nt all my times table s first in the class.
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Mia - I achieved an A in my Mathematics test.
Skye - My greatest achievement this year is making new friends.
Emma - I also got my pen lic ence.
Kade - I got tw o goldies in a day.
Alana - I got my pen licence.
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Aurelia - I achieve d 100% on my Mathematic s test.
Tiana - I lear nt to persevere de spite challenges.
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Maddison - I got my pen licence too!
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Beau - I did my school councillor speech.
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Kaiden - Iâ€™m so prou d because I also got my pen licence.
Dream BIG This year students have grown in giant proportions. They have expanded academically, socially and emotionally. Achieving one’s potential lies first in creating a ‘wondercrump’ and ‘delumptious’ dream of who you want to be and secondly, striving diligently to accomplish your personal best each day. Keep taking giant sized steps towards those goals!
'And above all else, watch with gliterring eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are hidden in the most unusual places.'
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It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are â€”E.E. Cummings
Secondary Coordinatorâ€™s Message Dear students, families and friends of ABBC As we reflect on 2020, I think you will agree that it was a year full of surprises and most certainly a year that taught us how to stand together against many challenges. Although 2020 was most certainly an interesting year, I am happy to say it was a year with pleasing success in so many levels of school activity, including student achievements and school functions. We are delighted to see how our new resource building being constructed, how our students are achieving great success in our golfing academy and how well students did academically throughout the year. Our college would most certainly not have been so successful without the support of Atlantis Beach Baptist parents and guardians and I send out a heart warming thank you to all who have supported us during 2020. As we head into the holidays, I pray that you will enjoy each day with the Spirit of God leading you and keeping you safe wherever you may go. Thank you to each student that contributed to the life of Atlantis Beach Baptist Colelge and its Christian ethos. We look forward starting 2021 with great enthusiasm and promise to remain committed to provide the best education experience within a safe and loving Christian environment. Finally, I would like to give God all the glory for His wisdom and never-failing love and provision. Merry Christmas Mrs. Fick
‘Let your dreams be your wings’
First, Think. Second, Dream Third, Believe. Finally, Dare. - Walt Disney
“Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” - Paul Brandt
Dream big and reach for the stars. Donâ€™t be ordinary. Be extraordinary!
The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it. The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” —
The Little White Bird by J. M. Barrie
I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing. - From Herman Melville‘s ‘Moby Dick’
Year 7 has been a BIG year! Students began their high school journey with excitement and energy. They have loved science, especially the experiments and practical work. The Year 7s showed a great interest in the environment and biodegradability and set up the schoolâ€™s first and only compost bin! They also made balloon powered sleighs and had fun launching them.
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Year 8 science had an tremendous start, with students producing incredibly creative models of cells. The students completed a memorable heart dissection and thoroughly enjoyed a range of experiments.
The year 9 students had their first real taste of chemistry this year and began experimenting with acids, bases and some more dangerous chemicals. The students also undertook a brain dissection and have recently been building and testing electrical circuits. It has been a great year of learning. Science is FUN! Testing the pH of different substances, building models of atoms, modelling the different tectonic plate movements, building and testing seismometers.
I am so proud of how the year 10s have grown and matured. I wish them the very best for their futures!
The Year 10 students have absolutely loved science this year and have had the opportunity to engage in many hands-on learning experiences and activities. We have had lots of fun being creative and learning along the way.
One of the most memorable experiments was extracting DNA from strawberries
Red Red is our hearts and the roses with thorns. It’s the burning magma. When will it end? It’s the sign of destruction and the sunsets that shine. Red means bad and the cuts from the thorns. It’s the core and the blood that flows. Red reminds me of pain and the scars deep down. By Bindi Groves
Yellow Yellow is the sunlight of the world, And keeps Earth alive. It is creative and bright. Where will you go tonight? Yellow is the fresh healthy bananas, And the sunflowers in my fields. Yellow means my natural warmth, And the scorching sun in Summer. It glides with the sun’s rays; The brightest of the colours. Yellow is my happiness, And Yellow is my feelings!
Grey Grey is an aesthetic colour. Grey is the colour of the sky, On a stormy day. Why is the sky grey? I wonder every day. It can show my reflection In the stormy water. The colour grey Is shown everyday In the most seeable ways. Grey is sad Like the feelings inside of me.
By Bodan Harman
by Jasmine Marshall
After reading the novel Lion: A long way home the students wrote these poems to express their ideas, thoughts and feelings relating to the theme of ‘Home’.
Homecoming By Lleyton George
Home away from home By Samuel Daddow
Home is where you are loved; Home always has an opened door. Home is where you can rest your head; You can be anywhere and more.
So many ways we need to go. Maybe, after all, we lost our flow. The trees swayed like simple arms Like a human it used its charms. This trip has been a failed success— Soon we might lose our address. With two of us left behind, This house we must find. BAM! With 20 minutes left on the clock, Closer and closer to our block, With a path ahead of us found, We soon might be in the background.
Everyone should have a home. Home is a place you should love; Home is a place that should love you. Home is like the wings of a dove.
Closer and closer to our home; Finally, I can access Chrome! With this story coming to an end, You might have become my best friend.
A home away from home, Is a place that I have found. It’s a place that has no doubt, And it’s the place I’m bound.
Lost in the wasteland of sand and dirt, Soon we realized this could hurt. A couple hours have soon passed, Soon we will be home at last. Things were not within our grasp; Later they could be our own gasp. All around us we could find our way— So many places to begin our stay. Things began as hard as stone, But later on, we lost our phone.
Celebrating the WONDER of
CHILDREN, FAMILY & COMMUNITY
“It’s cloudy with a chance of meatballs!”
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. - Albert Einstein
We must all do theatre to find out who we are, and to discover who we can become. - Augusto Boal
Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. - Picasso
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ABBCâ€™S FIRST TOURNAMENT HELD ON 01.12.2020
ACADEMIC AWARDS: PRIMARY
Year 6 Woodside Scitech Science Award
ACADEMIC AWARDS: SECONDARY Mathematics
Imagine with all your mind Believe with all your heart Achieve with all your might
Primary and Secondary Sport Awards
Council of Wanneroo Citizenship Award
Thanking our P&F
Council of Wanneroo thank ABBC
There is no magic to achievement. It is really about hard work, choices and persistence. - Michelle Obama
Secondary Student Council 2021
Primary Student Council 2021
ATLANTIS BEACH BAPTIST COLLEGE IS A
NO HAT? PLAY IN THE SHADE ENJOY YOUR HOLIDAY!
2021 TERM DATES PRIMARY AND SECONDARY STAFF AND STUDENTS Administration Office will be open from Wednesday 13 January 2021
“And so for a time it looked as if all the adventures were coming to an end; but that was not to be.” - from C.S. Lewis’ – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
You have walked with us through the pages of our story. Now it is
BACK TO THE FUTURE ADVENTURES AWAIT US IN
If ever there is tomorrow when weâ€™re not together there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. - From The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne
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