At Hinchinbrook Physie, we proudly teach the BJP Physical Culture curriculum and syllabus. BJP Physie is the oldest running and most prestigious Physical Culture establishment in Australia. For over 130 years, BJP has provided a national platform for Physie clubs to come together to engage in competitions and friendship.
Empowering Girls for Life
There is an aura of confidence around Physie girls of all ages. Taught to stand tall, with strength and pride, they are team players committed to achieving their goals.
Unlike some ballet and dance studios, Hinchinbrook Physie focuses on developing the self esteem of its students. By teaching them to have a positive relationship with their bodies, we help students blossom with confidence and self assurance.
BJP Physie is passionate about nurturing students’ total wellbeing, in both mind and body. Physie is an accepting and encouraging team sport, where every member is supported and motivated to be the best they can be.
Meet our Teachers!
Miss Cheryl Cook
Miss Cheryl started Hinchinbrook Physical Culture Club in 1995 and has been teaching for nearly 40 years. Her own Physie career was decorated with multiple national finals and winning teams.
Miss Cheryl has had the privilege of being a choreographer for BjP and an associate class teacher. She also has the honour of being the official historian for the company.
Miss Cheryl teaches the Seniors and Ladies and plays an advisory role in the running of the club and all classes.
Miss Cheryl’s favourite part about Physie is that even though it began in 1892, it is still a relevant and thriving part of Australian culture.
Miss April Cook
Miss April started Physie at the age of 1 in the preschool class and has been competing individually and in team competitions ever since. Miss April’s hard work and determination has placed her in many national finals during her Physie career, as well as in many prize winning teams, in particular the ‘Dream Team’, who won the overall A-Grade Championship 4 years in a row.
A particular highlight of Miss April’s career was achieving the title of 8 year old ‘Champion Girl’.
Miss April now teaches the 5-12 year classes as well as assisting in the Ladies and Senior classes and loves sharing her passion for Physie with her young students.
Miss Lucy Cook
Miss Lucy began Physie at the age of 1 in the preschool class and has been competing individually and in team competitions ever since. Miss Lucy has been a national finalist almost every year of her Physie career and has been rewarded 4 national places during this time, her most recent being a national 3rd in 2016. Miss Lucy has also been a member of many prize winning teams, a particular favourite being Hinchinbrook’s 2019 3rd place winning Open Senior A Grade team, a lifelong dream.
Miss Lucy now teaches the 13-1st year Senior class as well as assisting in the Ladies and Senior classes and loves watching her students enjoy themselves and achieve results that make both them and her proud.
Miss Bianca Briscas
Miss Bianca started Physie at the age of 4 in the preschool class and has been competing individually and in team competitions ever since. Miss Bianca has always represented the club individually, with her most recent achievement being selected as a national semi-finalist in 2016. She has also been a valuable member of prize winning teams every year of her Physie career.
Miss Bianca now teaches the Preschoolers and 5-10 year classes and loves watching her young students grow and achieve.
Miss Laura McLenaghan
Miss Laura started Physie at the age of 7 in the 7-8 years class and has been competing individually and in team competitions ever since. Miss Laura has represented the club individually every year of her Physie career, with her most recent achievement being selected as a national semi-finalist in 2019. She has also been a member of many prize winning teams throughout her years of Physie.
Miss Laura now teaches the Preschoolers and 5-10 year classes and loves watching her students have fun and improve every lesson.