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15
Dec

Our Brilliant Class of 2017!

Well done to the brilliant Class of 2017 for their outstanding results and for a fantastic year in all aspects of College life. Click the image to enlarge.

Some highlights of their involvement include:

  • $30,064 raised for external charities
  • 100% of students “buddied” together with a Prep student throughout their final year of study
  • 22% of students voluntarily held school leadership positions in the Mazkirut (school leadership team)
  • 54% of the year level completed leadership training and went on to mentor younger students during their senior years
  • Over a quarter of the cohort were involved in and leading Zionist Youth Movements during their VCE years
  • Well over a quarter of students will participate in year-long Israel gap year programs which include volunteer work as part of the experience
  • 80% of Year 11 and 60% of Year 12 competed in competitive interschool sport and the College has won more sports awards than in any other year in our history
  • Over half of the students were involved in visual and performing arts events during their VCE years

The following results also reflect the commitment and hard work of the students and their dedicated teachers:

  • 13% of students scored 98 and above, placing them in the top 2% of the State
  • 34.8% scored 95 and above, placing them in the top 5% of the State
  • 56.5% scored 90 and above, placing them in the top 10% of the State
  • 6 perfect study scores of 50 across 6 subjects
  • All 5 students who undertook Tertiary Hebrew at the University of Melbourne and Tertiary Accounting & Finance at Monash University achieved High Distinctions
  • 34.9% of study scores were over 40 placing them in the top 8% of the State
  • The median study score was 37 and the median ATAR score was 91.45

Congratulations go to the 2017 Bialik College Dux Cara Davies for achieving the remarkable score of 99.85 and three perfect study scores.

15
Dec

Author Helps Year 3 Class to Write a Book

Students in Year 3A decided they wanted to create a book but did not know where to start. Luckily author Anna Ciddor saved the day. Anna worked with the students explaining the steps required to produce a book. The class realised they had a big task ahead but were ready to do it! After many weeks of working through the writing process, their book was ready to publish. Anna visited the students to see the finished product and was amazed at what a wonderful job they had done.

15
Dec

Year 7s Visit Lysterfield Park

On Monday 11 December, the Year 7 cohort went to Lysterfield Park on a pre-camp orientation day to learn and work on skills required for next year’s Year 8 camp to Mt Buller.

It was perfect weather for a fun day outdoors. Activities included Mountain Bike riding, Orienteering & cooking with a Trangia.

15
Dec

Lyrebird Award Nominees

Year 9 student Tal D and Year 8 student Adam E, were nominated for Lyrebird Awards (for best female ensemble and best male ensemble) for their wonderful performances in Bialik’s musical production of Hairspray, which was presented earlier this year. Our magnificent costume designer, Janine Box, was also nominated. We are very proud of their well-deserved nominations.

15
Dec

Year 11 Camp to Philip Island 2017

With their exams done and dusted, the Year 11s have headed off to the coast for an action-packed camp. Surfing, archery, go-kart racing, hikes and amazing memories to be made.

15
Dec

Bialik Hosts Respectful Relationships Training for Educators

On Thursday 7 December, Bialik hosted educators from over 20 local primary schools for the Respectful Relationships Teaching and Learning Material Training. Led by Bialik’s Student Services Coordinator Deborah Zylberstein Reed and two other facilitators, attendees were coached on building resilience and fostering respectful relationships using games, group tasks and role play. Bialik is proud to be bringing such essential skills to the education world.

7
Dec

EAL End of Year Celebration

After a wonderful year of learning and fun, past and present EAL students came together for celebration of how far they’ve come and the friendships they have forged. Theses photos show just how much they love learning English as an additional language.

7
Dec

Bnei Mitzvah Group Do Tikkun Olam

As part of the Bnei Mitzvah program, the Year 7s have been involved in a range of off-campus Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) activities, where they are actively learning how to help make the world a better place. Over the last few weeks, they have brought smiles to many residents at Sheridan Hall, Montefiore, Emmy Monash and Gary Smorgon House. They have also contributed their time to community organisations like JNF Australia and Stand Up: Jewish Commitment to a Better World, amongst others.

7
Dec

Movember Success!

The Mazkirut (student leaders) joined forces with Bialik’s Shuk to make ‘Movember’ 2017 a great success. Bialik raised over $2,400 – an incredible effort indeed! The Shuk sold frozen drinks, which raised a portion of the final total, whilst a group of staff and students were sponsored by family and friends to grow a ‘mo (moustache). The younger students participated by making their own colourful ‘mo. Kol ha’kavod to everyone who contributed to this very important charity.

The Movember Foundation is an organisation that is dedicated to saving and improving men’s lives through projects focused on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

6
Dec

Year 8 Interfaith Excursion

As part of the Year 8 Jewish Studies course, students are investigating a unit of comparative religion, focusing on the monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In order to increase knowledge, perspective and intercultural understandings, all Year 8 students spent a morning visiting visit St Paul’s Cathedral, Collins Street Baptist Church and the Carlton Mosque of the Albanian Australian Islamic Society. Students had an opportunity to view the premises and hear from members of the congregation.