Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Jessee Santo Shines

2017 BTC Sports Captain, Jessee Santo had a very busy weekend. At first she was in Adelaide to represent QLD in the National Secondary Schools Athletics Carnival, before flying up to Brisbane to play 7's  Rugby  for QLD at Ballymore.

Jessee  jumped well in her long jump but with only three jumps she had to hit the mark for every jump.  She was excited to be picked for the team and enjoyed the experience of high level competition. While she produced credible jumps that had her in the competition, if she could have found the jump she did at  the State titles she could have walked away with Silver. Thats the things about competition.........getting the time/ distance needed when it counts the most.  She left the Nationals happy to have had the experience and friendships to line up for the QLD White Rugby team.  For a girl that had only played a few games of Rugby, the hat trick of tries she produced one game showed her that she was capable at this level of Rugby. She also produced tries in other games, including the finals. Her team finished 5th from 10 teams.  Jessee loved the Rugby and is keen to pursue this sport to see where it might take her as she develops her skills.

Well done Jessee. The BTC community is very proud of you.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

2017 Speech Day

Special guests, staff, parents and students gathered at Blackthorn Hall to celebrate the the annual Speech Day Awards. After an address by Deputy Chairman of the Board,  Mr Beveridge,  Mr Chapman and Mrs McCubben from the Blackthorn Past Students, made a special presentation to Ms Jessie Landsberg and Mr Norm Wallace.In recognition of their  ongoing commitment to the College over the years,  these two " national treasures" of the College were made Patrons of the College.

Junior Students were then presented by Head of Junior Mrs Hannah Ferguson,  with their Awards.  They were con gratulated by Mr Fairbairn and Mr Beveridge.
Mrs Schulz and Mr Bowden announced awardees in the Secondary School before Special Prizes and Certificate 11 and 111 were announced .
The Dux of Blackheath and Thornburgh College is Daniel Reed.

Finally Mr Fairbairn announced the Leadership Team for 2018.
The Leadership Team for 2018 is:-
Blackheath Captain:- Ronnie Critchley
Blackheath Vice Captain:- Nikita Wearing
Thornburgh Captain:- Jacob Johnson
Thornburgh Vice Captain:- Elisha Sam
Boarding Girls Captain:- Kiara Guligo
Boarding Girls Vice Captain:- Jessica Tamarua
Boarding Boys Captain:- Kelland Elliott
Boarding Boys Vice Captain:- Jayden Eglington
Academic Captain:- Olivia Treacy
Sports Captain:- Harry McQueen
Student Representative Council Captain:- Jack Donaldson
Arts Captain:- Kelland Elliott
Archie Black House Captain:- Josh Abbott
Bacon Bacon House Captain:- Holly Morgan
Bryce Dickson House Captain:- Teneisha Soloman