At a time when students are considering their future and are faced with a world of endless opportunities, BBC offers support and guidance to ensure boys are able to work towards their goals with focus and direction.
All boys become members of one of the nine Houses. The system provides students with a strong support network and each House has a Senior School Housemaster as well as House tutors for each year group. Throughout the year boys compete in a number of sporting and inter-house events with a focus on healthy competition and team spirit.
The College provides many opportunities for boys to develop their personal confidence and leadership skills. Students are able to nominate for official roles of responsibilities in Year 12 including College Prefect and House Captain. Boys elected to these positions act as role models for their peers, represent the school in public forums and foster the spirit of the College amongst students. Boys are also able to develop leadership skills through participation in the mentor program, community service campaigns or by captaining a sport or activity.
Based on the model used in universities to calculate overall performance, BBC's Grade Point Average (GPA) Program tracks the academic progress of all students from Years 7 to 12. At the end of each semester students receive a report on their GPA and can compare their performance from previous semesters. Students are also given the opportunity to discuss their results in an individual consultation with the Head of Teaching and Learning. The system assists boys in goal-setting and allows staff to focus on the individual needs of each boy both academically and pastorally.
BBC's Careers and Counselling Department assists students, families and members of the school community. Students are supported by the School Chaplains and Guidance Counsellors who offer a range of services including personal, spiritual and emotional support, tertiary study and career guidance and time management advice.
In Year 10 students participate in Careers Week - a four day program focusing on personal development while providing insight into different career pathways. This concept is further developed in Year 12 when students attend the BBC Careers Summit - Taking the Next Step. This two-day conference is designed to aid students in making smart career choices. Keynote addresses are delivered by industry professionals and boys visit several universities as part of the program.
An information hub for senior students, the Careers Library houses information on university courses, apprenticeships, college programs and other after school alternatives.