Japan Study Tour 2019

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.

Alleviate Exam Stress

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.

Outstanding NAPLAN Results

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.

Easter Services at Kennedy

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.

Over 100 students participated in the National Ride2school Day

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 at Kennedy

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.

Protective Behaviours Program at Kennedy

At Kennedy Baptist College we place high value on the social and emotional development of the students in our care and we are constantly developing and implementing programs across all year groups.

A large focus of our efforts has been placed on the development of skills and education around Protective Behaviours.

Year 7 Commencement 2019

The Year 7 Commencement Ceremony was held on Monday morning in the College Auditorium. Our Year 7 students received their welcome Bible to signify the College values and Mr Mark Ashby shared about the Kennedy values of; boldness, faith, Integrity, growth and service.

Transitioning Into Kennedy

Today we welcomed both Year 7 students and new Year 8 to 12 students for Pre-Start Day. In the morning, our Year 11 Mentors and Year 7 students got to know each other, took a tour through the College, met Mr Ashby and their Head of Year Mrs Degois, as well as their Form teachers.