College Connect

College Connect

College Connect is for all parents, caregivers and friends of Brisbane Christian College. We have a heart to build a thriving community which works together to bless, encourage and support our children, teachers and family of this wonderful College.

College Connect Executive

View the College Connect job descriptions for details of what the role entails for each of our College Connect positions.

College Connect Chairperson

The College Connect Chairperson build our parent community by coordinating College Connect events and fundraising activities and by chairing regular meetings.

Contact: Mr Andrew Mooney

collegeconnect@brisbanechristiancollege.com.au

SERVE – Volunteers

Volunteers are a very valuable part of the day-to-day life of the College. Serve is involved in coordination of volunteers to ensure that the skills of parents are matched to the needs of the College. There are opportunities to everyone to become involved.

Contact: Mr Johnathon Petersen

collegeconnect@brisbanechristiancollege.com.au

EVENTS – Fundraising

Our focus is to fundraise in a mutually beneficial way and to provide College families access to events which build a sense of community and belonging. The College Connect fundraises to support the College financially with projects that are identified by the College Management Team.

collegeconnect@brisbanechristiancollege.com.au

SPEAK – Prayer

God speaks powerfully through HIS WORD and commands us to speak to Him. SPEAK is a parent led prayer group that meets at 8:50am for 30 minutes every Thursday to lift up the College, the Staff and the Church. All parents are invited to join with us to pray for God’s will to be done at Brisbane Christian College.

prayer@brisbanechristiancollege.com.au

CONNECT – Welcome

Welcome is about building relationships and connections to prosper the life of the College. Our focus is to assist new families and engage existing families to ensure that everyone feels part of the unique community of Brisbane Christian College.

collegeconnect@brisbanechristiancollege.com.au

College Connect Job Descriptions

The College Connect Charter details the College Connect’s aims, objectives, protocols and accountability within Brisbane Christian College.

College Connect Chairperson

  • Leads the College Connect
  • Sets the Agenda for the Executive Meetings and the College Connect  Meetings in consultation with the Principal
  • Chairs the Executive Meetings and the College Connect Meetings
  • Contributes feedback for the parent body via the College newsletters and  the Yearbook
  • Liaises with the College Management Team, in particular the Principal
  • Prepares a written report for the board quarterly.

SECRETARY

  • Supports the College Connect through a variety of administrative duties
  • Takes the minutes for Executive Meetings and  College Connect Meetings
  • Prepares a summary of College Connect meetings for posting on the college website
  • Deals with incoming and outgoing correspondence
  • Produces documents, flyers and advertisements on behalf of  College Connect and in accordance with the College style guide.

SERVE – Volunteers

  • Connects volunteers with the relevant staff participants for specific tasks
  • Administration of the volunteer register and details of volunteer skills
  • Facilitates applications for blue cards in accordance with the College policy
  • Induction of new volunteers
  • Collation of volunteer hours at end of term/semester/year
  • Co-ordinates the Volunteer Morning Tea.

CONNECT – Connection Coordinator

  • Extends hospitality to current and potential families of the College and serves as a point of contact
  • Facilitates parent representatives at  Information evenings and Open Mornings providing hospitality and  information about  opportunities  that parents have to engage with College Connect
  • Produces and distributes class contact lists and communicates with class Parent Representatives
  • Assists the Registrar to share the vision of the College with prospective families.

EVENTS – Fundraising

  • Builds a team of people to help facilitate fundraising events
  • Plans and organises appropriate events which can raise funds or enhance the social connections within the College
  • Organises advertising, promotion and staffing of events
  • Co-ordinates regular stalls and is the liaison person for the College Fair.

SPEAK – Prayer

  • Co-ordinates and facilitates Parent-Led Prayer groups at the College, praying for the needs of the College community
  • Accesses prayer requests and communicates these to other prayer group leaders ensuring confidentiality
  • Supports prayer group leaders in a pastoral way
  • Liaises with and engages the College Chaplain in the weekly prayer meetings.

TREASURER

  • Facilitates access to the College Connect funds
  • Liaises  with administration department of the College, namely the Business Manager
  • Ensures accurate records and accounts are maintained.
  • Assists in the oversight of re-imbursements for the Second Hand uniform shop.
  • Presents financial reports to the College Connect  Executive and the participants of the College Connect.

EXECUTIVE PARTICIPANTS

  • Have a heart for the College
  • Work in collaboration with the College to see positive outcomes for the Students
  • Attend Executive meetings as appropriate
  • Attend College Connect Meetings
  • Represent the College Connect at Information Evenings, Open Mornings and other community events as required
  • Build relationships with other parents in the College

PARENT REPRESENTATIVE

  • Engages parents in their class and encourages involvement in all aspects of College life
  • Promotes College events as identified by  College Connect and the CMT
  • Offers support and friendship wherever a need is identified.

MEMBER OF THE COLLEGE CONNECT

  • Have a heart for the College
  • Work in collaboration with the College to see positive outcomes for all Students
  • Attend  College Connect Meetings
  • Contributes skills and gifts to College Connect for the improvement of the College
  • Build relationships with other parents in the College.