Friday, April 30, 2010

Country Music

BTC students dressed in their country gear at school on Friday to get them in the right mood for the Country Music festivities. Primary School organised the float for the parade with the theme of 'Our Queenslanders' which was broken into six categories of Sporting, Academic, Mining, Cattle, Charters Towers Icons and Queenslanders. Thanks to the artistic talent of Mr Turier and time and dedication of the Primary staff.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Endless Praise Visit

Endless Praise is a christian group based out of Sydney who have been touring Australia.The group talked to older students about issues such as healthy relationships, positive self concepts, good choices and communication skills. After the discussion groups all College students enjoyed a concert performed by the band.Thanks to the College Chaplain, Ms Toohey, for organising this.

Toad's Day Out

BTC recently hosted the Toad's Day Out in the Charters Towers community. After a demonstration on how to catch and store cane toads humanely ,the students set off in search of them. Prizes were awarded for the most toads caught and the biggest toad caught. This day was organised in many local communities to help reduce the number of cane toads and their detrimental effect on native animals and waterways.The toads were humanely euthanised with gas. This project was organised and run by the BTC Interact group.

Anzac Day

Blackheath and Thornburgh students were well represented at both the dawn Anzac Day Service and the march along Gill Street to the Cenotaph last Sunday.BTC was the first school in the 2010 parade and was proudly led by College Captains Jarrah and Zac.The College remembered the BTC past students who have died in wars in a special assembly, where Miss Jessie Landsberg read the names of the fallen.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Rugby Tour to Japan

Five BTC boys, who were selected to play in the Townsville Brolgas U17yrs side, recently returned home from their trip to Japan. During the 10 day trip the team won 4 of the 5 games played, narrowly going down to the "third best school team in Japan". Other highlights of the trip were sightseeing in Nikko, billeting with Japanese families, enjoying Japanese food and culture and the two inches of snow that fell on the last day before their final game. One of the most memorable experiences for the boys was enjoying communal baths with other Japanese men. The boys thoroughly enjoyed their experience and the hospitality in Japan and know the BTC students travelling to Japan this June will have a great time.