House Leaders Update 

Term 1 has been a busy one. Biik students showed their enthusiasm and team spirit at the Swimming Carnival. Students were loud and proud with our red house chant and clappers. We may have come 4th place, but that didn’t stop our team spirit throughout the day! Looking forward to seeing the same energy at our Athletics Carnival next term.  

Biik house assemblies have been online via teams for quite some time and we were excited to have our first assemblies all together this term. The assemblies have been a great way to recognise achievements shown by our students. Including raffle prizes for those that swam at the swimming carnival, merit draws and Naplan achievement awards. 

Biik house students have enjoyed being back in their normal homegroups, after many weeks spent in year level homegroups. It has been great seeing homegroups doing activities and games that provide students with opportunities to mix amongst year levels and grow bonds as a group. Footy tipping competition has begun, and I know there are already some high scores floating around! 

Our year 7 students have had their “G’day how’s school going” sessions with their cluster coordinator and John Nichol (wellbeing coordinator), which saw students sharing their experiences so far and discussing how we should treat everyone around us – with kindness.  

Below is the Biik house team. If you need to contact us about your child, feel free to call the college or email us through Compass. 

Yellow house captains are aiming to raise $2000 for FIGHT MND and have got off to amazing start raising $457 from their BBQ last week. An amazing effort by the Yellow house captains for a worthy cause. 




You blink and its March and the term is almost at an end. The start of the year has been full of highlights in Baan house. From meeting our new students and helping them settle into the College routines to our upcoming Downball tournament. 

The Year 7 students experienced an amazing camp at Forest Edge in late February. Here they got the chance to challenge themselves, get to know others and participate in a variety of activities. Students got to ride the Flying Fox, complete the High Ropes course, sled down the river, test out a raft as well as many more fun activities. 

The recent swimming carnival gave our students a chance to jump in the pool and represent their house. For the second year in a row, Baan house were crowded champions. For a change, the sun was shining and we all enjoyed a beautiful day. I was particularly impressed by the incredibly large number of students who swam in events. Baan House had over double the number of swimmers that we had in 2021. We had by far the greatest number of competitors and the most number of relay teams. I was particularly impressed with the willingness of our Year 7 students who were jumping in events they had never done before.  

Every student who attended and then swam all contributed to the victory and should be proud of their efforts. A special acknowledgement needs to go to Liam Price, Holly Waite and Tommy Carroll who completed all 7 events on the day. 

Merits have been coming in thick and fast and the Baan House honour board has been updated. There are many students very close to earning Value awards and an updated number will be available soon. In the meantime, students can continue to strive to a Principal’s Award by earning each of the Value awards across the year. 


Well done on such a great start to the year. I hope you all look after yourselves over the holidays and have a rest to bounce into term 2. 


Have a great Easter. 


Andy U’Ren