← Meet the Teacher BBQ a great success

The annual Junior School Meet the Teacher BBQ was a great success last night as close to 300 parents (and students) enjoyed a relaxed atmosphere of socialising and connecting within our Junior School community.

With teachers cooking and serving at the BBQ and students enjoying the opportunity for some social time with friends, especially in our nature inspired playground, there was a great buzz to the atmosphere on a muggy summer evening.

Head of Junior School Mr Brendan Hosking introduced the teachers, their year levels or specialty as well as acknowledged some of the behind the scenes administrators whose willingness to serve ensured the event’s success.

Mr Hosking sees the BBQ as a fantastic way to begin the school year. “Here at BCC, we see the education of our students as a partnership between the classroom and our families. Meet the Teacher Night provides a platform to begin building these critical relationships through fellowship and a time of connection in the classroom. We love our BCC families and encourage all of our parents to maintain this connection with our teachers throughout the 2020 school year.”

Parents gained insight into the classroom environment by visiting their student's teachers and being shown how the days and weeks are structured, what made each room, year level and teacher unique and how the learning itself was structured for each year level. Homework, online learning and camps were perhaps the most asked about topics on the night.

Our Principal, Mr Paul Thompson thoroughly enjoyed his first Junior School Meet the Teacher evening both as principal and parent. “It was wonderful to see the positive interactions between families and staff. Many parents send their children to BCC because of the caring environment and sense of community it provides. As a College that is growing, it can be a challenge to keep that identity and tightknit feel. I was impressed at the level of engagement from the families and staff of this College community and the intention many had at ensuring this community feel continued to be a caring and supportive environment, one that I am proud to be part of.”