As with any transition, the start of secondary school is often met with a level of anticipation, excitement and some trepidation. The BBC Middle School caters to the unique needs of boys in Years 7 to 9 as they foster new connections and progress from Junior to Senior School learning environments. For most boys, this means moving away from their dependence largely on a single, classroom teacher to a more independent environment, characterised by a variety of teachers and classroom settings which foster growth, development and wonder.

Orientation & First Day Details

New Middle School students are to meet at The Chapel of St Andrew (through main reception) on the first day of Term 3. In addition to a general welcome into the College family, new Years 7 to 9 students will meet their Year Team Leaders, receive timetables and be allocated a locker.

Students are to be in full school uniform (with blazer). Please note, students are to bring their lunch, a water bottle, a notepad and pen for the first day. We recommend that your son does not bring all of his textbooks on this day.

Adequate time will be available for students to collect their device and complete a Technology Orientation class in the first week of term.

Date: Monday 11 July 2022
Time: 8.30am
Location: Chapel of St Andrew (see Campus Map)

Orientation Checklist

Please ensure you have completed the following orientation tasks:

» Submit any mandatory forms, including Incoming Student Details and Medical Form

» Complete subject selection via Incoming Student Details and Medical Form

» Book a uniform fitting appointment at the College Shop

» Purchase your 2022 booklists and stationery

Orientation and commencement information for students entering Middle School in 2022

Orientation Forms

For each student new to the College in 2022, please complete all mandatory forms and any relevant optional or co-curricular forms by the due date of Monday 13 June.

Mandatory Forms

Day Students

Please complete this form for all incoming Year 7 to 9 Day Students (one for each new student). If you have already submitted this, no need to complete this again.

Incoming Student Details and Medical Information – DAY STUDENTS

Boarding Students

Please complete this form for all incoming Year 7 to 9 Boarding Students (one for each new student). If you have already submitted this, no need to complete this again.

Incoming Student Details and Medical Information – BOARDING STUDENTS

 

Optional Forms

Co-Curricular Pre-Season Training and Clinics

Boys interested in participating in the below co-curricular activities for Term 3 GPS sports, including Rugby, Basketball, Chess and Track and Field, by contacting the Co-curricular department via email: sportsandactivities@bbc.qld.edu.au by Monday 13 June.

Co-Curricular Music

Brisbane Boys’ College runs many different music ensembles in the Junior, Middle and Senior Schools. The College also has an active Pipe Band. It is a requirement that boys learning an instrument will join a performance ensemble. Students audition for placement in ensembles and are then invited to join choirs and ensembles as their skills develop. Auditions for boys new to the College will be held early in Term 1.

Individual tuition (Private Lessons) are also available through the College Music Department in all Orchestral and Band Instruments, Piano, Guitar, Vocal, Theory of Music and Musicianship Studies, Bagpipes and Pipe Band Drumming. Private Lessons are half hour in duration and are rotated weekly (same day, different time) to ensure students do not miss the same school lesson consecutively. All new enrolments are for a minimum of one semester (16 lessons), and cancellation of tuition must be made in writing to the Head of Performance Music with four weeks notice required. Fees for 2022 are calculated at $40 per half hour lesson and will be charged to your school fee statement. For further information, please refer to the 2022 Music Booklet.

2022 Music Booklet

Individual Tuition (Private Lesson) Music Enrolment

Boarding Students Only

All members of our Rudd House Boarding community are invited to join our Boarder Support Group.

2022 Boarder Support Group Membership

Boarding Students Handbook

Information to assist families prepare for Boarding.

2022 Boarding Handbook

Parents and Friends’ Association

Brisbane Boys’ College enjoys the support of an active Parents and Friends’ Association which operates with the valuable support of many volunteers. Volunteering at the Tuckshop is a great way for new parents to forge friendships and meet members of the College community. Please complete the form below if you would like to be contacted to join the Tuckshop Volunteer Roster.

Parents and Friends Tuckshop Volunteer Form

Important Pre-Commencement Information

Elective Subject Choices

Year 7 and 8 Students

Subject selection is completed via the Incoming Student Details and Medical Information (Day/Boarder) forms above.

Curriculum Handbook – Year 7 and 8, 2022

Year 9 Students

Students entering Year 9 in 2022 are asked to contact Mr Brett Jennings, Director of Operations via email at bjennings@bbc.qld.edu.au.

Curriculum Handbook – Year 9, 2022

College Shop Uniform Fittings

All new families are asked to make a uniform fitting appointment at the College Shop. College Shop open during the school term by appointment only. Please allow approximately 40 minutes per fitting for staff to assist with the selection of all compulsory uniform items.

We encourage new families to make their appointments as soon as possible, as once the timeslots are fully booked, no further appointments will be available.

We ask that if you are unable to attend your booked appointment, that you please cancel it so another family can use the time slot.

Please contact the College shop on 07 3309 3523 or via email shop@bbc.qld.edu.au.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we regret we can only allow one parent or guardian to attend the appointment with the new student.

COVID Safe in College Shop

Upon arrival for your appointment, you and your son will be greeted at the College Shop door. We all have a part to play in keeping ourselves and others safe, and to support the College Shop in operating safely.

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms
  • Physically distance where possible
  • Please sanitise your hands before entering College Shop
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with your elbow
  • Give contact details requested for your appointment booking in case we need to contact you
  • Use the Check In QLD app
  • Keep up to do with mask requirements

College Shop Trading Hours

Normal Trading Hours:

During School Term

Monday to Friday  7.30am to 3.30pm (by appointment only)
Tuesday/Thursday  12.30pm to 4.30pm

 

Extended Trading Hours:

Friday 8 July 8.00am – 5.00pm by (appointment only)

For your ongoing uniform needs, the College Shop also offers an online webstore with same day click and collect service and fast secure credit card payments.

 

Second Hand Uniforms

The Second Hand Uniform Shop is open during the school term only on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 7.30am to 10.30am.

 

2022 Textbooks and Stationery

Prep to Year 12 booklists will be available for online purchase on Wednesday 17 November 2021 via the Campion website and close Wednesday 8 December 2021.

  1. Go to Campion website
  2. Create a Campion Education account in less than one minute, or sign in using your existing username and password. As your son is new, you will need to enter his name and an email address manually.
  3. Enter the Brisbane Boys’ College Resource List code: QQTD
  4. Select the appropriate year level resource list
  5. Select the resources you need and complete your details
  6. Select from your preferred delivery options
  7. Submit your payment

Only Boarders can nominate their packs to be delivered to the College Boarding House. Late orders may still be delivered, however they may incur higher postage costs. Over the counter purchases can also be made at the Campion Education Salisbury store, however pre-ordering is strongly recommended to avoid long delays.

Tablet PC Collection / ID Card and Photo

New students will be provided their tablets during class time once school resumes. Parents do not need to organise arriving early to collect tablets. Photo ID will also be arranged during school hours.

2022 Term Dates

Term 1: Monday 24 January – Thursday 31 March (10 weeks)

Term 2: Tuesday 19 April – Friday 17 June (9 weeks)

Term 3: Monday 11 July – Friday 16 September (10 weeks)

Term 4: Tuesday 4 October – Friday 2 December (9 weeks)

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns please contact our Admissions Team who are here to help you through the orientation process and assist with any other questions you may have regarding your son’s enrolment.

Admissions Team

Phone

07 3309 3658