Educational Excellence



Hall of Fame

Congratulations 2015 Graduate Taj Fleming, currently on a US Basketball Scholarship playing for Stevens Mustangs in Baltimore.

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Secondary Moments

Historic Moment

Federal member for Canning Andrew Hastie, with Austin Cove Baptist College Secondary Principal Orlando dos Santos, cutting the ribbon to offically declare the permanent College Campus Open!


What a Cake!

The cutting of the Graduation Cake maked the start of another exciting chapter in the lives our 2016 Year 12 Students.


Secondary Goings On

New College Construction

AUSTIN Cove Baptist College is on the Move!

From a spectacular start four years ago, the College has gone from strength to strength! Operating as  “Two Schools – One College”, Secondary Principal Orlando dos Santos and Primary Principal Keith Newby have delivered Quality K-12 education from a single campus in Austin Lakes… however Secondary is now transitioning to bigger, better facilities.


A modern, purpose-built Secondary Complex is currently under construction in Austin Lakes and, when completed, will feature a 3000 seat Auditorium, two Libraries, Gymnasium, Sports Fields, Tennis and Basketball courts, seven Classroom blocks, two Science blocks, plus an Early Learning Centre.

 Principal Orlando dos Santos says “It’s an exciting time for us as we continue to deliver excellence in education”.

The Secondary college will continue to share resources with the Primary college and existing bus networks will expand to service the new site.

With 76 experienced staff spread over the two campuses, the co-educational colleges cater for 600 Kindergarten to Year 12 students, with the role expected to expand to 1100 as the region grows.


Student Photography

Photography Students learn all aspects of framing, shutter speeds, lighting, composition, and how to get the best from their camera. Check out some of their amazing work below.


Champion Swimmer

Year 7 student Damian Bardenhorst had outstanding success in swimming after qualifying for the WA State Championships. He competed against the best in the state... and won!

Damian won Gold in 50m Butterfly, Bronze in 50m Freestyle, and Bronze in 50m Backstroke. He is an outstanding ambassador for Austin Cove Baptist College and succeeded in achieving his success over much larger rivals.




The 2016 College Production NEVERLAND - THE UNTOLD STORY is now available on DVD. Purchase yours from our ONLINE STORE.

Swimming Carnival

Staff and students were in the perfect place to be on a hot summers' day as team factions cheered for their champions at the 2016 Annual Austin Cove Baptist College Senior Inter-house Swimming Carnival.

Participation was great again this year as most found a way to contribute... some in more vital ways than others! Lunch was prepared, BBQ-style by Mr Casey and assistant, who cooked for the entire senior college.

As staff and students cooled off in the fantastic 50 metre pool at Mandurah's newest Aquatic facility, known locally as "The MARC", officials keep cool in the shade... or even air-conditioned comfort... as they tallied the results.

The College Radio Station - ACFM, which is soon to be expanding its' coverage from South Yunderup and Ravenswood into Pinjarra, had Year 10 Reporter, and Student Station Manager, Claudia Bakitch on the job!


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Primary Goings On

Backflips at Bounce

Sienna del Toro, in 3V at Austin Cove Baptist College Primary, was recently spotted doing continuous back flips at a Primary excursion to "Bounce". Well done Sienna!

Finney - Year 6 Hero Lifesaver

At just six years old, Pinjarra boy and year 1 student at Austin Cove Baptist College Finnley Regler has already proven himself to be a life-saver, after rescuing his three-year-old brother Issy from drowning in their grandparents’ swimming pool.

Finnley’s two older brothers had left the pool area, while Finnley and Issy remained.

“The little guy, and he’s only three, and he can’t swim, he fell over backwards and ended up in the pool,” Austin Cove Baptist College principal Keith Newby said.

“Finnley had the presence of mind to shout out, ‘Mum, Issy’s in the water’ at the top of his voice and then jump in... and was able to push him up out of the water… and hold him up while treading water, until his mother came and pulled him out.”

St John’s ambulance was called and the boys’ mother Angela Regler gave some basic first aid.

“I just wanted to jump in and save him,” Finnley said.

“Mum jumped in as well and then she got Issy out of the pool.”

Ms Regler said the magnitude of what Finnley had done seemed to go over his head. 

“I knew the boys could swim, and I knew they were confident in the water, but I had no idea that Finnley had any other understanding of what to do in an emergency,” she said.

“I was very surprised, but also incredibly proud of him and so thankful that he has had swimming lessons and we’ve always had them around water, and tried to get them to be confident around water.”

Finnley was given a courage certificate in school on Wednesday, and was earlier presented with a bravery award by St John’s ambulance, along with a special reward.

“I got a Lego, it was an ambulance one that had a little city and I already made it all,” Finnley said.

When asked how he knew what to do, Finnley said he’d learnt how to hold a person above water at his in-term swimming lessons, as part of school.

“We go down to Pinjarra to the Recreation Centre there… it obviously paid off for him,” Mr Newby said.

“I’ve said to the parents here, obviously the value of the in-term lessons that we have at the school are very important.”

The in-term swimming lessons are offered to all students from pre-primary to year 6, through the education department.

Kangaroo vs Riley

Riley White, had his collarbone broken recently by a rampaging kangaroo at recess last week.

Riley, who is in Year 1, was busy playing, when the curious roo hopped around inside the fence.

The students were very excited to see the kangaroo bouncing around. Riley said he initially thought it was a dog... “But then he hopped over and he bounced on me.”

Although the broken collarbone was still sore, Riley is expected to make a full recovery and was back at school not long after the incident.


Primary Production

Primary Peforming Arts put on a fantastic show  at Lakes Theatre, Mandurah during the 2016 Awards night.


6V Video Project

Austin Cove Baptist College 6V class have worked incredibly hard to produce this video, based on the book Holes by Louis Sachar. The students really enjoyed reading the book because it is essentially about young people like themselves; trying to find themselves, trying to fit in, learning from their mistakes, developing their characters and finding purpose.


Primary Artist of the Week

Hi, I'm Lilly-Grace Benham. I’m in Year 1C and my teacher is Mrs Bond. I started in Year 1 here at ACBC in Term 1 of this Year (2017).

I was at Gooseberry Hill Primary School before coming here.

I love art with Mrs Tie. (This 3D art Picture of a hot air balloon features paper strips and Paint)

I have three favourite colours. Yellow, Green and Blue, but Yellow is the best.

When I am older I would like to be a Library Teacher.

about us

Austin Cove Baptist College in South Yunderup, a co-educational college, commenced in February 2011. Situated in the Austin Lakes development just east of Mandurah, it provides a high standard of education in a safe, caring and positive environment within a Christian context.

The College began with 351 students in February 2011 from Kindergarten to Year 8 and has quickly grown to 630 students from Kindergarten to Year 11. The College progressed to Year 12 in 2015. When fully developed we will will cater for 450 students in the Primary School and 760 students in the Secondary school.

The College Motto, "Run With Endurance", comes from a larger statement, "...let us run with endurance the race that is set before us..."(Hebrews 12:1) and relates to the journey that students have to undertake during their school years. At Austin Cove Baptist College, Parents, Teachers and Students are a dedicated team to help every student achieve success.

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