Term 1 | Week 2 | 08 February 2017
“You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind... and your neighbour as yourself."
From The Principal
I thank all our community for your patience and support with the decision to close the College and Early Learning Centre last Friday in light of the pending severe weather event. Too many lives are lost in flood events by people driving through flood waters, and shutting down schools assists in reducing the number of people travelling in dangerous conditions. I appreciate everyone’s understanding and good will, given the inconvenience closing the College and ELC can cause families. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the thousands of people whose homes, properties and business have been devastated by the floods. Many are now faced with the heart breaking tasks of throwing out most of their possessions as they begin the process of cleaning up and starting over. To support the flood relief effort, the College will hold a donation day on Wednesday this week. Students are invited to ‘Free Dress for Flood Relief’. All funds will go to the Lismore Flood Appeal. All students are asked to make a gold coin donation but families may choose to visit the College office and make a contribution directly to the fund.
With the continued poor weather, we will hold off until Thursday our decision about the running of the Cross Country. Messages about the event will be sent via email and placed on Facebook.
Please note that Early Learning Centre will be closed on 20 and 21 April 2017 as we need to replace the main sewer pump that services a majority of the College waste water. The College Office will operate on Thursday 20 April but will also be closed on Friday 21 April. I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Congratulations to Mrs Penny Galletly-Salisbury on the birth of her first child this week – a beautiful baby boy, whom caught everyone by surprise as he is several weeks early! Mrs Annetts will also finish at the end of this term as she prepares for the birth of her third child in early May. Our prayers and best wishes are with both families.
The students will commence Term Two on Wednesday 26 April 20. Staff will be involved in a Professional Learning Day on Monday 24 April focusing on teaching effective writing skills. On April 25, the College will march and participate in both the Alstonville and Ballina Anzac Day commemorations. I encourage all our families to get involved in this really significant day in our Australian story.
It has been a wonderful term and I thank the students, staff and families for all your tremendous efforts throughout term. I hope that the holiday break is relaxing and enjoyable for you all. I pray that the hope, joy and blessing of the Easter season will be with you and your family.
Mr Robert Tobias
Off The Deputy's Desk
I invite all our students to join with the College and participate in the 2017 ANZAC Day commemorations by marching behind the College Banner on Tuesday 25 April in either the Ballina or Alstonville RSL ANZAC Day Parade. We will march together as an acknowledgement of those who have gone before us, many of whom gave their lives so that we may enjoy the rich and wonderful lifestyle and freedom we do today.
In Alstonville, students are asked to gather at Bugden VC Memorial at 8.45am in full College uniform. Mrs Cahill will be coordinating this group. The march begins at 9.10 and will finish at Elizabeth Ann Brown Park. Representatives from the College will lay a wreath on our behalf.
In Ballina, students are asked to gather near the clock tower on the corner of Martin and River Street, Ballina, in full College uniform at 10.00am. A number of staff, including Mrs Evans and Mr Jukes, will meet the students and then march with them. We will march along River Street to the Ballina RSL where we will participate in the ANZAC Commemorative Service. The event will conclude at approximately 11.15am.
Families and friends of Emmanuel Anglican College are also invited to line the path of the march and to attend the Commemorative Service.
College Photo Day
College Photos will take place on Thursday 4 May, in Week 2 of next term. All students must be in full College uniform. Shortly you will receive a letter, with the photo envelope, detailing the process for ordering and paying for photos. Please make sure you read this advice very carefully.
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Easter and an enjoyable break. Term 1 has been very productive and I’m looking forward to what Term 2 will bring!
Mrs Mellissa Evans
Japanese Language Lessons for Adults
To further support our student based Japanese Language Program we will be offering introductory Japanese language lessons for adults during Term Two. We hope that the provision of lessons for parents will provide further opportunities for our students to practice their Japanese language skills at home.
The course will be delivered by Mrs Julianne Crichton who is a qualified Japanese Language Teacher and a regular casual employee at the College. The program is being funded by a grant the College has accessed through the Association of Independent Schools and it is free for all participants.
The program will run for 9 weeks throughout Term Two, commencing on Wednesday 3 May, 2017 at 6.30pm in the Ezzy Centre. It will continue each Wednesday until 5 July, 2017. The Language focus will be on basic introductory and conversational language skills.
While there is no cost, participants will be asked to complete a brief online survey at the start of the program and again at the end of the program.
If you would like to register for the program, please email Mrs Kathy Carey at the College office on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visual Arts Excursion
Last Tuesday, students from Elective Visual Arts (Years 9 through to 12) were incredibly lucky to get the chance to see artworks from Margaret Preston, Grace Crossington-Smith and Georgia O’Keefe at Queensland Art Gallery.
Many students commented about how impressive it was to see the artworks in real life that they had studied in textbooks previously.
Students then walked the rest of the Queensland Art Gallery, taking in many other amazing, interesting and beautiful pieces. Year 10 students stumbled across ceramic artists they had studied earlier this term, Gwyn Hassen-Pigott and Ah Xian.
After a quick bite to eat (and a latte) it was time to head to the Gallery of Modern Art. Here the year 12 students so fortunate to experience contemporary art work that they have studied in great detail over the last semester. Particularly important pieces were Michael Parekowhai’s, ‘Horn of Africa’, Tobias Putrih’s, ‘Connection’ and Fiona Hall’s, ‘Tender’.
An absolutely fantastic, immersive, inspiring and educational day out. Thank you to all the students for the excellent behaviour and Ms Brown who came along to help out.
Mr Mitchell Raguse
Visual Arts Teacher
TAS (Technology and Applied Studies)
Technology is changing so rapidly and EAC students are very fortunate that they have access to an amazing amount of robotics technology. The Year 5 students have begun programming Lego EV3 Robots as part of their science program. Year 1 students have been programming their Bee Bots. We are currently developing a STEM Makerspace and the list of technology is fantastic. We have Bee Bots, Dash and Dot, Sphero, MBots, EV3 robots, BBC Microbits, Arduino, Raspberry Pi and Makey Makey, a 3D printer, and an Occulus Rift. Students from every stage will have access to the robotic equipment.
IST. Year 9 and 10 IST have been busily work on their Tour Planning this semester. They have just submitted some outstanding assessments demonstrating their knowledge of Artificial intelligence with the generation of an Expert System using ES Builder and creating spreadsheets to simulate potential profits/loss for the tour.
IT Multimedia. Year 12 students are progressing well in their Major Design Projects. Year 11 are working on their first design project, using Photoshop.
IPT. Year 11 IPT are learning all about our new Robots, Dot and Dash. These robots are used to introduce Primary students to Coding and Robotics. Once Year 11 have experiment and created a lesson they will be teaching it to a small group of primary students.
Hospitality. Year 11 Hospitality catered for their first function this week. They put on a finger food party for the Year 12 students to celebrate the half way mark of their HSC year. The year 12 students loved been treated. Year 12 Hospitality have been working on their barista skills by operating a take-away coffee shop for staff and senior students on a weekly basis. They recently enjoyed a skill development practical where they jointed a raw chicken.
Year 7 Experience Day. Last week Year 6 students attended a Year 7 experience day and for the first time, our technology experience was to program the BBC Microbit. Here is what the students had to say:
“It was extremely interesting learning about a Microbit. Looking forward to next year." (Sophia H)
"It was amazing what a little Microbit can do. It was so fun.” (Sam B)
“When I was finished with the Microbit I had so much fun I wanted to do it again, it is so amazing."
"When we programmed it I had a lot of fun playing Magic 8 Ball.”
“I asked all different questions to the Magic 8 ball. It was so interesting learning new coding skills.” (P.H.)
“Year 7 Experience Day Microbit programming was fun because it taught me how to code in a non-boring way.”
“When I had finished programming, I was amazed with how quick you could program such a tiny device like a Microbit. They could achieve so much in so little time, it was great. I had loads of fun.” (Eliza)
Year 8 Technology Mandatory have been investigating the different lifestyle diets trending in today’s society. They made Bircher Muesli 3 ways, original, vegan and gluten free and compared them. Their assessment involved designing a menu for a lifestyle diet of their choice and preparing one item from the menu in class. The kitchen was filled with many tempting aromas and the students enjoyed presenting their own dish and tasting others.
Food Tech. Year 12 Food Technology recently had an early morning visit to Brumby’s bakery. This was related to their assessment where they undertook a case study on the manufacture of bread from raw ingredients to the finished product. Thank you to Brumby’s Bakery for allowing the opportunity and sharing their knowledge and expertise. Year 11 Food Technology have been investigating the factors affecting food selection and had to prepare a meal suitable for a busy university student with specific food needs.
EAC Bill Turner Cup and Trophy Football (Soccer) First Round wins
On Wednesday last week our Bill Turner Cup (boys) and Bill Turner Trophy (girls) teams were successful in winning the first round of the competition. The Bill Turner Cup is a state-wide knock out School Football competition for under 15 boys and girls. EAC played against Ballina Coast High School in both games.
The Girls Team won 4-2 with goals to Stella Atkinson (2), Angel-Rose Campbell and Emmaliesse Ulrickson. The team showed great character and determination in the game after they were down 2 goals to 1 at half time. Apart from the goal scores, a special mention to goalkeeper Lara Truman who stopped many good shots from the opposition. A strong game also from Emily Fleeting, while Ella Du Plessis and Bella McMahon both had a real impact coming off the bench.
The Boys Team won 3-2 with goals to Jayden Thomson, Alexander Fleeting and Lachlan Mumford. The boys game was a strong contest in which the boys showed real team spirit to never give up. With the team was down 2 - 1 with 10 minutes to play, Jayden Thomson stepped up with a very courageous goal. Alex Fleeting finished a great run at striker by chipping the keeper to deliver EAC the win. Patrick Thornton, Tim Weingarth and Alistair Miller played very well with consistent defensive efforts. This was a very good effort for a young team.
Both teams will play against Xavier Catholic College in the second round. Thank you to Mr Brenton and Mrs McClelland for your assistance coaching the teams.
Primary School Sport Cricket Program
NSW Primary Boys CIS Football (Soccer)
The tournament was comprised of over 150 students from local schools (both primary and secondary) and presented participants with a unique opportunity to socialise with opponents from all around the Northern Rivers Region. Seven rounds of chess saw the scoreboard steadily climbing and the results looked promising for our EAC teams.
With excellent behaviour, great sportsmanship, and ongoing encouragement from all students, two of our Primary school teams placed overall with Team 2 coming in at third place and Team 1 awarded second. 7 of our students also received merit awards in acknowledgement of their final tournament scores.
Well done to all our students on the very successful day of competition. You represented the college with great pride and it was pleasure to see all students leaving the day satisfied with their individual efforts.
Interschool chess competitions will be held throughout the year (one per term) at various school locations. Students with a knowledge of Chess from Years 2-12 are invited to attend the competitions and details of future tournaments will be presented in the Daily Notices and Parent Portal.
Last week Year 5A were involved in the Chapel service in the Discovery Centre. The theme was "Seeing The Light" and Emily and Matthew performed a short skit , which was an impressive performance!
Well done to all students who helped with the Chapel service.
Flooding News Story
Lismore Floods On Friday 31 March
Emmanuel Anglican College temporarily closed due to poor weather conditions and floods. The floods particularly affected Lismore and people living in this area had to evacuate their homes. The floods were caused by Cyclone Debbie which affected parts of NSW and QLD. Businesses in Lismore are now left to clean up the destruction these floods have caused and many will be forced to shut down. Thursday afternoon ! The day before the floods hit , EAC students were constantly being called to the front office to be taken home. Some places apart from Lismore got deadly floods too like Woodburn. Students living in these areas will not be able to attend school until the floods go down. - Asia Windeyer
Year 11 Hospitality
Canteen operates 4 days a week: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, with special lunches on Tuesdays.
Canteen is now open on Tuesdays at lunch only for general sales (eg. ice blocks, chips etc) however general lunch orders and bakery items are NOT available.
**Butter Chicken no longer available**
Canteen opens at 8.30am and the Menu is available here:
Please consider volunteering in the Canteen in Term 2. Our Canteen is operated by one paid employee and the help of volunteers is vital to its success.
PRIMARY LUNCH ORDERS
Please place the money in a paper bag of sufficient size to fit all of the lunch items. If you are ordering a drink with your child’s lunch please provide two (2) bags. Please remind your child to place their lunch/recess bag in the class tub NOT directly to the canteen.
PLEASE DO NOT STAPLE / TAPE BAGS CLOSED, FOLDED IN 4 APPEARS TO WORK WELL
BAG 1: Name, Class, Teacher, Lunch Order (John Smith, 5A, Mr Falvey, 1 Junior Pie)
BAG 2: Name, Class, Drink/Cold Order (John Smith, 5A, Mr Falvey, 1 Orange Juice)
Any change required will be placed in the bag for return with the child’s lunch order.
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