Celebrating Excellence

We take great pride in the accomplishments and achievements of our students, teachers, programs and Alumni.

Every term brings significant achievements from students in the academic, sporting, art, music and other areas of College life — too numerous to mention here.

We recognise these on social media, as well as through the website portal, teacher emails, and newsletters. You will often find stories on awarded students and the College in local and State newspapers. We update our several Honours Boards in the foyer of the College every year to celebrate the achievements of that year group and inspire emerging generations.

Students learning at Brain Function event hosted by UWA

The Australian and New Zealand Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC & NZBBC) is a competition for Australian high school students in Years 10 to learn about the brain and its functions, neuroscience research, and careers in neuroscience and dispel misconceptions about neurological and mental illnesses. The event is hosted by the University Of Western Australia and the Australian Neuroscience Society.

Two of our Secondary Year 10 students, Adelie Soekinto and Olivia Clist have successfully passed round one of the competition after completing up to 30 hours of online neuroscience learning modules. These two students will proceed to round two of the competition on campus at UWA and will involve neuroscience presentations, demonstrations, and a tour of the Anatomy Museum human brain collection.

Well done and all the best with round two of the competition, Adelie, and Olivia!

Primary School Girls Football Team

Congratulations to our Primary School Girls who won their third consecutive W.A. Primary School State Football Championship, on Friday evening 21st May. Once again securing the Tanya Oxtoby Cup for SCBC. The girls all played quality football and had convincing wins against Banksia Park, Lake Joondalup Baptist College and Aubin Grove across the finals series. Messaline Mpunga produced some outstanding forward play to win the player of the finals award. We are very proud of all of the girls and their efforts! Thank you to Mr. Tony Carvijal the Tournament organiser, and School Sports WA for running this event. Thanks also to Primary Coach Chris Thackray for his excellent work with the girls across the evening.

Australian Young Physicists Tournament 2018

Our students have put in an outstanding performance at the Australian Young Physicists Tournament, held in Brisbane, in December 2018. Our students pitted their wits against specialist Physics programs from John Monash School of Science, Hutchins School from Tasmania, Brisbane Girls Grammar School, and All Saints Anglican School from QLD. SCBC emerged as second in the six-team tournament.

Justyn Hall, Daniel Rutherford, and Anna Watts studied open-ended questions given six months before the tournament. They researched theory beyond the normal curriculum, conducted experiments, and discussed their findings in rigorous Physics debates with their opponents. The students were coached in the school’s STEM specialist program.

Anna Watts, 15, reflected, ‘the tournament was an amazing experience. I learnt so much about physics and it gave me more confidence in myself. I had a brilliant time, and I am so thankful that I was blessed with the opportunity to take part’.

Justyn Hall, 17, shared, ‘the critical-thinking, public speaking, and debating skills you’ll gain from making your presentation develops an understanding of physics and your own character’.

Our school is grateful for a grant awarded by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science to support the students’ participation.

2018 Graduate ATAR

2018 Graduate Anna McBride received an ATAR of 93.9 along with a Certificate of Merit and an Honours Certificate in her SIDE course.

2017 Graduate ATAR

2017 Graduate Jannah Teo received an ATAR of 99.6 along with a Certificate of Distinction, Certificate of Commendation & a Certificate of Excellence in Human Biology.  She is now studying medicine at UWA.

2017 Graduate ATAR

2017 Graduate Jake Norris received an ATAR of 94 and a Certificate of Merit.  He is now studying a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at UWA.

Football Academy

2018 was another successful year for our Football Academy.

School Sports WA, Champions Schools Grand Final.

It was an excellent game throughout with some great talent on show — both teams were a real credit to their Football programs. At fulltime, we were deserved winners and crowned champions of the School Sports WA, Champions Schools Grand Final.

Gymnastics Competition Squad

South Coast Baptist College Year 4-6 Gymnastics Competition Squad competed in our first ever Interschool Challenge. 14 of our girls competed against schools across WA and placed second overall.

School Curriculum and Standards Authority Awards

SCBC's 2016 Head Girl, Esther Watts, represented the college at the School Curriculum and Standards Authority Awards Ceremony receiving a Subject Exhibition for the highest mark in the State of Western Australia for an ATAR course; Materials, Design and Technology - Metals.

WACSSA Interschool Athletics 2018

We are extremely proud of our Year 3 to 6 students who represented the College at the WACSSA Primary Schools Division 1 Interschool Athletics Competition in November 2018. Our students competed at the highest level against the division one field from across the Perth metropolitan region and made exceptional achievements. Events included 800m, 400m, 200m, 100m and Relays. Points were added to those gained from the Jumps and Throws events held at Gerry Archer Reserve in Belmont on Tuesday where students were competed in Long Jump, Shot Put and Turbo Javelin.

Our students placed second on the day and were only 29 points behind Carey who took out 1st place. It is the highest place that we ever have achieved at this event. Well done to all of our primary students who were involved over the two days of the carnival!