The Specialist Sport Programs at Kennedy Baptist College were established to assist talented student athletes achieve at the highest level in their chosen sports. The two Specialist Sport Programs currently on offer are Specialist Basketball and Specialist Cricket.
Kennedy Baptist College Senior Basketball Team won the inaugural ACC championship held on 22 May 2019 at Bendat Basketball Centre. Kennedy defeated Chisholm Catholic College 52-46. Approximately 55 schools competed in this new elimination competition which has replaced the previous NAS/SAS Interzone final.
This is a chronic condition which affects teenagers around exam time. During this time, you may have a quiet study area available, have made sure your child has less chores so they can have more time to prepare for exams, and even offered rewards for improved results, but wingitus can be all pervasive!
It’s a condition where when you ask how the study is going, the response is “I’ll be fine, I’ll just wing it!” Here are some tried and true remedies to this condition:
Use a study planner – to plan when study is going to take place.
Shrines, sashimi, shinkansen and sticky rice. How do you make sure 19 students know how to eat with chopsticks? Take them on a whirlwind cultural tour of Japan!
Coordinated by Nicole Robins; Timothy Jiow, Cynthia Edward and Sarah Harris accompanied 19 Year 10 and 11 students on the tour, stopping in many places including Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima and Osaka (one of the food capitals of the world). We dove into understanding cultural parts of Japan visiting the Shinto shrines, temples, gardens and both Nijo and Osaka Castles; as well as experiencing more modern culture at Universal Studios and dinner with karaoke.
Is there a mild feeling of panic in the air at your home? Is your child looking a little bleary, mumbling about study, feeling guilty for not doing enough and yet the exams are weeks away? Sounds like a case of examitius!
Here’s how to alleviate it:
Plan – have a planner in a prominent place which your child fills in so they and you know when they should be studying and when they should be relaxing!
Screen time - negotiate with them on screen time – when and how much, how to reinforce the times away from the screen – what do they think is reasonable?
Balance – build it in – yes there needs to be study, but there also needs to be relaxation, sport, hanging out with family and friends, church and plenty of time for sleep!
Encourage reading – when is the last time you read a good book? Practice it at home and encourage your children to read.
Recently the National CEO of Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) contacted Principal Mark Ashby to advise that ACARA has identified Kennedy Baptist College as having demonstrated substantially above average gain in reading and/or numeracy achievement, as measured by NAPLAN. It was acknowledged that improvement in student literacy and/or numeracy of this magnitude, as measured by NAPLAN, is significant and worthy of highlighting.
Being a faith based Christian College there is no more important time of year than Easter.
At our recent Easter Services, we had an opportunity to share together and reinforce the Christian Easter message through dance, drama and music. Each year we have a different approach to our services and this year was a collaboration between Kennedy Baptist College and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.
On Friday 22 March, Kennedy Baptist College students, parents and staff members participated in National Ride2School Day.
This house event aims to encourage students to lead a healthy lifestyle. Over 100 students participated and joined in the festivities at Beedawong Café, where they were treated to a free breakfast.
Harmony Day is celebrated by Kennedy each year and aligns with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It is a day to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and the successful integration of migrants into our community.
Fabulous news for our past student, Kate Lubich. Her artwork Unfulfilled (on display at reception at Kennedy Baptist College) won Heathcote Cultural Precinct’s People’s Choice Award!
Kate explained her art as follow:
“A West Australian legend, a local hero.