News from Kennedy

2019 Interhouse Cross Country

May 8th, 2019

The 2019 Interhouse Cross Country Carnival was another fantastic College event which highlighted the athletic talents of our students. Congratulations to all individual medal winners and to everyone who competed today.  It was great to see so many students having fun and enjoying competing for their House.

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.

Event Information: Interhouse Swimming Carnival 2019

February 25th, 2019

All students will be competing in the Interhouse Swimming Carnival on Thursday 28 February.  This is a compulsory event and students unable to participate must provide a medical certificate to the College.

Venue:HBF Stadium
Transport: Buses will leave the College at 8.30am sharp and return by 4.00pm.

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.