Overall Results – 2017
After Term 1: 57.5% (Overall 3rd across all sport)
After Term 1&2: 59.2% (Overall 3rd across all sport)
Term 1 – 2017
Cricket: Winning % – 53% (Overall 4th); 1st XI – 6th; Premierships – 2nd XI, 3rd XI, 9A, 9C, 7A, 7D, 7Green
Rowing: Winning % – 54% (Overall 5th); 1st VIII – 4th; Champion Crews – 10 1st Quad; Swimming
Sailing – Winning % – 70% (Overall 3rd); 1st Crew – 3rd in GPS, 2nd in State Championships
Swimming: Winning % – 47.1% (Overall Senior 13-Open 6th; Overall Junior 10-12 – 1st)
Volleyball: Winning % – 66.3% (Overall 3rd); 1st VI – 4th
Term 2 – 2017
Cross Country: Winning % – 62% (Overall Senior 13-Open 3rd; Overall Junior 10-12 2nd); 1st Runners – 7th; Champion Year Groups – 12, 15
Football: Winning % – 52.2% (Overall 2nd); 1st XI – 6th; Premierships – 7B, 8B, 8D, 9B, 10E
Tennis: Winning % – 71.5% (Overall 2nd); 1st IV – 1st; Premierships – 1st IV, 3rd IV, 11A, 10C, 10D, 9D, 6A, 6C, 5A;
Water Polo (unofficial GPS sport) – Winning % – n/a; 1st Grade – 2nd; Premierships – 7A, 8A, 10B, 10A, 2nd Grade
Term 3 – 2017
Activities – 2017
Debating: Winning % – 51.9% (Overall 4th); 1st Grade – 6th
Duke of Edinburgh
Gymnastics: Winning % – 66.7% (Overall 2nd); Division 1 – 3rd
Pipe Band: In 2017, there were 80 students involved in all programs, with 24 boys in the No. 1 Band, 27 boys in the No. 2 Band and 15 boys in the No. 3 Band. Major events participated in included Anzac City Parade, Qld Pops Concerts at QPAC and Toowoomba Empire Theatres. BBC is hoping to take the No. 1 and 2 Bands to the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in 2018, for a five-week tour with spectators around 250,000 and a worldwide audience of nearly 300 million.
Clubs – 2017
Art Club: 21 participants in Semester 1 completed a range of activities from drawing, digital art, sculpture and this year they dusted off the potter’s wheel and the boys took that for a spin. BBC had one student represent the College at the Gallery of Modern Art who was selected alongside only seventeen students from around Australia to participate in an illustration workshop to coincide with the ‘Marvel: creating a cinematic universe’ exhibition.
Interact: 2017 has seen BBC take on community initiatives such as: supporting the “Kids empower Kids” charity with clothing donations to underprivileged children abroad; Interact annual dinner in July with funds raised going to the McGrath Foundation; handing out drinks and lunch to staff at the Inter-House Track and Field and Swimming carnivals.
Robotics Club: Approximately 178 students have participated in robotics in 2017, with competitions including the Brisbane Regional RoboCup (July), State Titles (August) and National competition (September). The 2016 RoboCup Junior Australia Lightweight custom soccer team headed to Japan on 24th July to represent Australia in the world championships in Nagoya.
Services – 2017
Amnesty International: 60 boys enrolled in the club (including College Captain Ben Carlyon, who is also our Amnesty Captain) and four staff, with regular meetings held every Friday lunchtime. Highlights included: guest speakers and presentations from students on human rights issues both nationally and internationally: fundraising for causes related to human rights issues, with a $300 donation to help set up refuges for victims of domestic violence through support group ‘Friends With Dignity’; movie night proceeds to an orphanage in Venezuela; staff v Amnesty 11 football match to raise money for Syrian refugees, and also to help support the Antipodeans; and hosting an Inter-School Amnesty Conference with 8 schools attending.
Interschool Christian Fellowship