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.


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.


Science Talent Search 2017

During Term 2, twelve students from Year 4 and sixteen students from Years 6-9 joined the Science Enrichment Opportunity. This opportunity allowed the students to become researchers and inventors in their quest to design and create an entry into this year’s Science Talent Search, with the theme of ‘Future Earth’.

The Bialik students submitted entries in the following areas: video games, scientific posters, picture story books, inventions, creative writing, videos, experimental research, games and photography. They met regularly during Terms 2 and 3 at school and also spent many hours at home working on their project plans and designs in preparation for judging day at the end of July.

On the day, students were required to explain their thinking and processing to two independent judges from The Science Teachers Association of Victoria with all students receiving encouraging feedback and feeling confident about their presentations.

Seven Bialik students received bursary prizes and certificates, recognising their outstanding achievements, and were awarded these at a ceremony at La Trobe University on 23 October.

Congratulations to all of the students involved in Science Talent Search 2017!


News from The Rosenkranz Centre for Excellence and Achievement – 19 September 2017

Chess Ideas Primary Interschool Tournament
On 14 September, 23 Primary School students represented Bialik at the Chess Ideas Primary Interschool Tournament. The tournament was held at Bialik College with 112 students from 10 schools participating. Our Head of Primary School, Karen Friede, opened the tournament, welcoming the participants from other schools and sharing how the skills and strategies within the game of Chess are lifelong skills and strategies which we can use in our everyday lives.
The tournament had seven rounds and everyone enjoyed the friendly and competitive environment. Mazel tov to all participants for playing their best. The top Bialik score was shared amongst eight players; Noam G, Aaron P, Iliya S, Ilay G, Hayden G, Dylan S, Jonah S and Jerry L.