College News

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After consultation, School Council has agreed to make a change to College Uniform Policy Previously it was stated that Uniform change would occur at the end of year 5 for students entering Year 6 in the 6-8 Community. Since there are many families who now are eligible for Year 7 Uniform support - Council agreed that families could wait one more year if they wish before purchasing the Secondary Year 7-19 Uniform. The P-6 Uniform must not be worn in Year 7 inwards..
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A wonderful array of student work was on show recently at the Goldsworthy Campus. Please take this opportunity to view the creativity and skill of these children and young people from Prep to Year 11.
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It was the most beautiful weather for the 100 or so community members who went to spend time at the Northern Bay Family where lots of events were taking place to celebrate Children's Week. The Ardoch Foundation, working through Bank Of Melbourne Neighbourhood fund launched the Play Learn Read Garden read and see more
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We had a lovely time outside getting used to wearing our hats every time we go outside.
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A wonderful celebration of Children's Week took place at the Family Centre that to an Ardoch Foundation grant from the Dept of Education and Training. The grant enabled children from the community and our NBC Kindergarten children to make puppets and then their own show.
You can see from the Gallery that there were some wonderful puppets and a lot of family and kinder fun.
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Our Wexford Campus was delighted to have the Hon John Eren Member for Lara and Minister for a number of portfolios including Transport, to visit us and officially open the new Prep Learning area. Our youngest students have been working there for only a few weeks and Mr Eren, School President Shonah Friswell, leaders from the DET South Western Victoria Region and a number of parents loved seeing the new spaces.
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A wonderful event at the Arena in September had very entertaining performances from students across all ages prep to year 8. What a great job by the students, teachers and our audience. The following has a number of selected pictures of the event. There will be A DVD for sale and a little show with all pictures taken by the College is on display in the campus foyer.
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On 26 August Northern Bay College was host to the Kardinia Church GROUNDFORCE STRIKE.
"The Force" struck the campus grounds with equipment, people, soil, plants, mulch, spirit and commitment. A strong staf, family and student force from Tallis joined them in transforming the grounds.
Thank you all.
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On Saturday 22 April, the showers stopped just in time to let families from across our communities to come together for community connections. A Great Idea from Drummond Street Services led to a a request to use our Northern Bay Family Centre and NBC Early Learning Centre as a venue to connect with families from all of our local cultures especially refugees and migrants
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Our 7-12 Carnival at Landy Field was very Victorian. Geelong showed us the famous 4 seasons in one day and the beautiful skies turned to wind and gusts before the storm washed out the afternoon program. The fun and very competitive relay events were the biggest omission,
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Members of our student body from junior campuses were the guests of Ford for an over night adventure which offered them the opportunity to view some of the latest technologies including robots and drones, but also a chance to be on the Today Show breakfast program. Thank you Ford.
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When Mark, Regional Manager -Geelong of Conservation Volunteers arrived at our Campus with his small team we had a piece of ground that has been planned by students for our whole community to enjoy. When they letft we have a wonderful basic structure which will have more student work to make it a truly remarkable cultural and learning space. Thank you to the planning team, to Silvio, to Melissa for bringing it all together and especially Mark and his Volunteers.
Please check it out next time you visit and thinkof it as a garden to be treasured and protected.
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