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ISSUE 1 Monday 3 February 2014 Principal’s Message The beginning of each school year is an exciting time for staff and students. This is particularly so at Bayview this year as we celebrate the milestone of 130 Years of Christian Education on Bentinck Street. During our history this school community has focused on preparing students for their future roles in society; on developing a strong intellect and creative mind; on fostering a sound moral compass based on values that respect human dignity; and on encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle.


Principal's Message

Bayview reflects on the past to build a new history

Preparing 2014 Year 12 students for their final Year

Bayview students wake up to VCE results

Bayview students receive first University Offers

IN OTHER NEWS This week’s header photo This week’s header photo is of our Year 12 students who utilised their own time over the school holidays to refurbish their Common Room. Students have selected a bright colour and painted part of the wall in blackboard paint. L-R Brittany Stafford, Regina Punton & Dion Annett School Magazine Apologies for the delay of the school Magazine. We’ve been working very closely with our local printers to ensure the best quality magazine is distributed to the Bayview Community. Students should have received their copy of “Retro” on Monday. 2013 Year 12 students can ask their siblings to collect the magazine, come to Bayview to collect it personally or request it be sent through the mail.

Throughout our history the school has responded to the changing needs of the young people in our care through the practice of reflection and renewal. It is as true 130 years ago as it is today that in education “we touch the future”. Therefore as a school we are future focused and determined to provide our current students with the skills and attributes that they need. The staff at Bayview continuously engage in an ongoing process of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students we serve. In preparation for our students return we have been working collaboratively to develop new courses, to master new skills and design learning experiences for the students that are engaging, challenging and relevant. We are continuing to implement the National Curriculum and we are responding to the changing demands of the Senior Years VCE and VCAL certificates that are being designed by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Over the school holiday period our IT network and infrastructure has been completely rebuilt. Over the coming weeks, as each stage of the rebuild comes online, our students and staff will experience improved connectivity and reliability which will enhance our learning environment. In 2013 Bayview participated in the suite of LEAD Surveys: Listen to our stakeholders, Evaluate what is said, Act on this knowledge and Deliver better outcomes. The surveys provide us with a better understanding of the experiences and views of our community. Over the last few weeks we have been looking at the data from the Students Survey, Parent Survey, Year 12 Exit Survey and Staff survey with a view to building on our strengths and improving our practice in the areas that are perceived to be of concern. Bayview last participated in the LEAD surveys in 2010 and it was affirming to see that overall there was increased satisfaction from all stakeholders on the measures of effective school performance. We welcome new students and families to the Bayview community and we look forward to getting to know them as the year progresses.

Dr Michelle Kearney

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Bayview reflects on the past to build a new history 2014 is an exciting time for Bayview College in Portland, as we proudly celebrate 130 years of continuous education. The Loreto Sisters opened a school on the Bayview site in 1885. In 1977 Loreto College became an ecumenical, co-educational college. The Christian Community College became known as Bayview in 1996. This year marks the first year without the physical presence of the Loreto Sisters who have been so much a part of quality education in Portland. A number of events this year will mark this significant occasion as Bayview moves forward in creating a new history. A Commencement Church Service on Thursday 13 February at the Uniting Church in Percy Street at 9.15 am will celebrate and recall the first church service for the opening of the Christian Community College. The ecumenical service will be led by the clergy of the Bayview Board. A morning tea is planned afterwards in the Uniting Church Hall. Julie Amor, former Year 12 school captain who was present at the 1977 service has been invited to participate in the service and will assist with the induction of the 2014 school leaders. Former students wishing to attend this service are asked to RSVP the School registrar Jill Goldsworthy on 5523 1042 or

Preparing Year 12 students for their final Year

Students at Bayview who are completing VCE and VCAL this year had the opportunity to learn some strategies for success in a “Preparation day” aimed at preparing the them for the big year ahead, drawing on advice from the class of 2013 and senior teaching staff. Former students and staff provided helpful insights throughout the day on how to best balance all of these pressures and achieve the results required for their preferred pathway. “One of the major challenges for students is studying effectively. We encourage students to have positive and regular study habits from the first day. Study periods are provided for students and these need to be used wisely” said Ms Leah Kelly, Deputy Principal “It is essential students have clear goals to achieve their desired results.” “The staff at Bayview are available to support students both academically and emotionally. Students are encouraged to approach their teachers regularly to ensure they understand the curriculum being taught in the classroom”. Year 12 student Ella Eade said “The day was very insightful for understanding what will be necessary for the year ahead. Supporting one another as a team was also a key element highlighted by former students.” Students ended the day with a Schoolies with a Cause presentation. Year 12 Students are offered the opportunity to complete a project in a disadvantaged Secondary School in South Vietnam. All Year 12 students are encouraged to celebrate the end of their year in a positive way.

UPCOMING EVENTS Monday 3 February Term 1 Begins Year 7 Camp 2015 Year 7 Scholarships open Tuesday 4 February Year 7 Camp Wednesday 5 February Year 7 Camp Thursday 6 February Year 7 students 11.00am start Friday 7 February School Photos Monday 10 February Year 12 SWAC Information Evening @ 6.30-7.00pm, VCE Information Evening Year 12@7pm, Year 11@8.30pm Thursday 13 February Commencement Service 9.15am Uniting Church Percy St Friday 14 February Casual Day-Relay for Life. Dress in purple. Gold Coin Donation Monday 17 February Inter-house swimming Sports (Parent help required) Wednesday 19 February Year 7 Welcome BBQ 6.00-7.00 Scholarship Information Evening Thursday 27 February Glenelg Swimming Hamilton Thursday 6 March Glenelg 20/20 Cricket International Women's DayPacific Hydro High Tea Monday 10 March Labour Day Holiday-No School Thursday 13 March Inter-house Athletics (Parent help required) Thursday 20 March VCE Parent/Teacher Interviews 4.00-8.00pm

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Bayview students wake up to VCE results Bayview students had a nervous wait when they received their Victorian Certificate of Education results via text message or on-line. At the same time, students also received an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank otherwise known as ATAR score which is used to determine their University placement. The 2013 joint Dux of Bayview are Joseph Noonan and Kate Fielden. Both of whom have already been accepted into the tertiary place of their choice. Joseph Noonan has been offered and has accepted a position at the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts in Costume Design, a highly competitive, highly selective course, and not often open to Year 12 graduates. Kate Fielden has accepted a place in RMIT Product Design, again a course where entry is highly competitive. All Bayview students completing their VCE passed, with 20% of students ranking in the top 30% of the state. Students achieving study scores over 40 across several subjects are placed in the top 9% of the state. Kate Fielden, English and Product Design; Joseph Noonan, English; Tahlia Cavagnino, Business Management & Product Design and Meg Ryan, Health & Human Development. Deputy Principal Mrs Leah Kelly said the students were committed to their career goals and have many choices and decisions to make. “I’m confident that all students will progress towards the pathway of their choice” she said "After all the hard work it is natural that some students may feel a level of disappointment at their results as they have set their aspirations high. All students are encouraged to seek assistance and support to navigate their way through a range of different options” said Mrs Kelly. “Our staff are positioned to give the best advice and are currently working with a range of students and their families to explore the best possible outcomes.” Bayview students hope to follow a wide range of pathways including Visual Arts, and Health Sciences. Principal Dr Michelle Kearney said all students must be congratulated. “Completing VCE requires dedication and sacrifice both for the students and their family. We know most of our students are balancing sport, part-time work and community commitments. Students should now take the time to rest and reflect”.

Bayview VCAL students find job success

Students who completed their VCAL studies are finding success with 5 students securing apprenticeships and traineeships with local businesses; Liam Flockhart – Grampians Shire Council; Mark Pitt – PFM; Jack Olver-Portland Air-conditioning and Refrigeration; Jake Stone – Amor Plumbing; Danika Koenig- Traineeship at Asleep Dental; and Michael Matthews– Portland Aluminium Other students are now awaiting the outcome of their interviews. VCAL provides students with practical skills and provided the opportunity to create flexible pathways and different outcomes for students. Ms Kelly said "VCAL allows us to be imaginative and constructive in how we deliver the curriculum with students. We provide many opportunities for community engagement giving the students a greater knowledge of the community they live and hope to work in" APPLY NOW for 2015 Year 7 SCHOLARSHIIP

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Bayview students receive first round University Offers Friday 17 January finalised another anxious wait for 2013 Year 12 Bayview students as they were notified of their University placements for 2014. It was a pivotal moment for the future of the 29 students at Bayview who applied for placements. Approximately 60% of Bayview students applied for tertiary placements with the other 40% of graduates choosing to take a gap year, locate full-time employment or take up apprenticeships. Of the students who applied for University 100% received a first round offer. 76% of students received their 1st or 2nd preference into their preferred university and field of study. Students have predominantly chosen to enter courses in the Health field, particularly “Of the students Nursing and Health Sciences, noting this is a current trend state-wide. Other courses who applied for selected by students include International Development, Building Surveying, Education, Arts and Engineering.

University 100% received a first round offer”

Ms Leah Kelly, Bayview College Deputy Principal said “We are extremely pleased that all of our students who wished to continue their studies at University will have the opportunity and that they will be in their preferred course and University. It is fantastic outcome for our students”

“It is also interesting that this year (unlike previous years) students have selected regional universities as their first preference”. “Our students have selected courses that not only interest them but have a clear career pathway. We wish our graduates of 2013 all the best in their future endeavours” said Ms Kelly. Bayview duxes Joseph Noonan and Kate Fielden received their early University offers late last year giving them cause to celebrate early. Bayview principal Dr Michelle Kearney was thrilled that the students were on the pathway to their chosen career. “One of the best indicators of success is the ability of the students to pursue their educational or career pathway at the end of secondary school” The team of staff working with our VCE students are knowledgeable, dedicated and caring. It is the teamwork between staff and students, and families that enables these positive outcomes” said Dr Kearney. “We look forward to welcoming the class of 2013 back when they graduate from University”.

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

Are you a concession card holder? Is your child commencing school in 2014? If so, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Victorian Government. The Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) provides lower income families with financial assistance to support their child’s education from Prep to the age of 16. To find out if you are eligible for the EMA ask for an application form from the school office or visit aboutschool/financial. Closing date for EMA will be 28th February 2014. Inter-House Swimming Sports Monday 17 February

Free Breakfast for students who participate

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Glenelg Shire Council is seeking community input, feedback and comments about the following: DRAFT Aquatics Services Strategy – taking comments until Friday 28 February 2014. Youth Activities Space Draft Concept Plan - taking comments until Friday 21 February 2014. Both Strategies can be viewed at Council customer services centres at Portland, Heywood and Casterton, on Council’s web site or call Ann Kirkham on 5522 2230 for more information. The DRAFT Aquatic Service Strategy can also be view at Portland, Heywood, Merino and Casterton Pools during operating hours.. Email comments to or send to: Glenelg Shire Council PO Box 152 PORTLAND VIC 3305

The Ripple Effect is a new music program for all young people aged 12-18 who enjoy expressing themselves through singing and music. Ripple Effect starts on Wednesday 5th February at 4:40pm – 6:00pm at Portland Drill Hall, this is a free 8 week program delivered by the Glenelg Shire Council and Portland Bluelight. Rosie Collins and Kerri Colliver will be the musical directors so don’t miss the opportunity to join them whether you just love to sing, can play an instrument or would like to be involved in the Ripple Effect. For more information visit our Facebook page, or call Hayley Dunning on (03) 5522 2137.

Llewellyn Unlikely Portland community screening of locally produced feature film 'Llewellyn Unlikely'. VENUE: Portland Civic Hall 30 Bentinck St Portland, VIC DATE: SATURDAY 22nd February TIME: 6:00pm for the red carpet entrance. Meet the stars. Finger food provided before the show and supper afterwards. DVDs and signed movie posters for sale on the night. This film is unclassified. Parental Guidance is recommended. 12 years and up. CONTACT DETAILS: Mobile : 0448832263

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Are you ready for the Tyrendarra Show on 8 February? There will be lots of attractions for the kids at the forthcoming Tyrendarra Show. Bring the kids to see the First Light Entertainers – they will be roving around the show on stilts but will also do a workshop around 12.15 teaching poi twirling, hoola hoop, juggling, plate spinning and rhythm stick. These entertainers will also do balloon modeling while roving around the Showground. Kids will love Jamie & Kim’s mobile zoo, the animal nursery, pet competition (enter on day), art competition, cookery, craft, floral art, Lego, cut flowers, photography or the junior show kids. The scarecrow competition is very popular. There are free rides on the stagecoach and displays of dog obedience and karate. or ring Robyn Nunn, Show Secretary on 55295271. Hope to see you there!!

The Royal Australian Air Force is excited to offer female students in years 11 and 12 female the opportunity to experience Air Force aviation careers. High achieving year 10 students may apply, however preference will be given to those in years 11 and 12. Dates: 4 – 7 March 2014. Location: RAAF Base East Sale What to expect: • Enjoy some hands on flying experience, including mission briefings and flying an Air Force simulator. • Have a look through Air Force aircraft. • An opportunity to engage and ask questions of Air Force women pilot and aircrew. • Experience Air Force life including living quarters, meals, training and a some leadership activities. • A chance to speak with Defence Force recruiting regarding all opportunities for Air Force employment. • There may be an opportunity to fly in an Air Force aircraft. What you need: • Parental permission if you are under 18 years old. • To be studying at least one of the following subjects: Mathematical Methods Specialist Mathematics Physics • A willingness to extend yourself and experience things some people will never get to • An ability to commit to the full program - this means being able to stay for all 4 days, as well as participate in all of the activities to the best of your ability. The activities may be both physically and mentally challenging. Transport to and from RAAF Base East Sale How to apply: All applications must be submitted online via the Defence Work Experience website. Students must have school endorsement and parental permission prior to applying. There is no cost to the student. Successful applicants will be notified by21 February 2014. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by 28 February 2014. Applications will open Wednesday January 22nd, 2014.

Portland Soccer Club Twilight Competition

Twilight begins February 6 to March 20, on Thursdays from 5-6.30pm. Registration fee of $25 applies & a $2 per week playing fee. All girls & boys from the age of 5 to 13 years are welcome to come down to the soccer oval and be part of U9 & U13 teams. They will undertake skills training & game sessions as part of the competition. Contact Les Horivitz

Lord, help us today to be patient and kind. CONNECT WITH US ON SOCIAL MEDIA We like to share the success of our students and invite contributions from the Bayview Community for our Newsletter. A brief overview and a photo can be emailed to

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