Term 2 | Week 1 | 27 April 2017
“Why do you look for the living among the dead, he is not here; he has risen!"
From The Principal
Welcome back! I trust you all enjoyed the holiday break and had plenty of opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather. A joyous and happy Easter to all as well. Certainly with many in our local community and surrounds trying to rebuild after the floods, and the many international challenges our world is facing, it has been a time when the core Easter message of peace and hope has been particularly relevant. I thank and congratulate all our students and those families that contributed to our Lismore Flood donation drive at the end of last term. The generous efforts of all raised just over $2000. A very genuine and practical way to bring help and hope to those who are in need.
I would like to thank all those students and families that joined with the College at the ANZAC Day commemorations in Ballina and Alstonville yesterday. A large contingent of students and staff marched behind the College banners at the two venues and a number of other students of the College also marched as part of local scout, guides and cadet groups. It is wonderful to see so many families participating in such a significant community event and recognising all those men and women that have risked or lost their lives so that we may all live in such a safe, free and prosperous nation. Lest we forget.
On Monday 24 April, teaching staff from Kindergarten through to Year 12 had a very enriching and productive professional learning day exploring two key themes. The first focused on effective practices for enhancing student capacity to communicate meaningfully as writers. The other component of the day was about the recent changes to the New South Wales Educational Standards Authority (formally known as BOSTES) and changes to the curriculum and HSC. The ongoing exploration of strategies for improving student writing is part of our Strategic Plan and came out of the Embedding Excellence program undertaken in 2015-16. Staff were involved in group marking samples of students work and explored ways to provide effective feedback to students so as to give them both affirmation for what they have achieved and also clear direction about how to improve what they have written. It was a highly productive and meaningful day for all.
The Year 7 2018 Information Session will take place on Monday 15 May, 2017 commencing at 6.00pm in the Ezzy Centre. This is a very important evening for Year 6 families to assist them with their preparations for their sons and daughters to make the transition to Year 7 in 2018.
The evening will:
- Provide an opportunity to meet and hear from the Secondary Teaching Staff;
- Provide an overview of the nature and structure of learning across Years 7 to 12;
- Outline a number of important strategies for building good habits and practices to support learning;
- Detail important information about College expectations, routines and systems of communication between home and the College; and
- Answer a number of practical questions related to issues such as uniforms and bus travel.
An overview of the evening follows:
6.00pm - Year 7 2018 Information Session
6.30pm - Tour the College, view student work and displays, visit specialist rooms, meet specialist teachers, enjoy a sausage sizzle and some scrumptious food prepared by our hospitality students.
8.00pm - Conclusion
We look forward to another happy, successful, and learning filled term.
Mr Robert Tobias
Off The Deputy's Desk
Thank you to all the families and staff who walked behind the EAC banner at both the Alstonville and Ballina marches this year. There were a number of committed students and staff who attended more than one service. Each year we grow in numbers, which is very pleasing to see.
Yr 12 Parent Teacher Interviews and Information Session
A reminder that Yr 12 Parent Teacher Interviews, followed by an information session, will be held next Tuesday 2 May in the Library from 3.30 to 8pm.
Appointments must be booked through the Parent Lounge by 3pm this Friday.
The information session will cover Tertiary applications – the role of EAC, students and parents.
Mrs Mellissa Evans
Athletics Training Program
We are pleased to be able to offer our students specialist athletics training programs. These training programs are designed to assist our students prepare for their College Athletics Carnivals and the College representative team prepare for the NCIS and NSW CIS Athletics Championships.
Our athletics coaching program will be headed up by experienced coach Mr Greg Potts. Mr Potts will run programs on Sprints and field events. College staff member Mr Daniel Kelly, an experienced athlete, will conduct Middle Distance and Cross Country training. Mr Kelly and Mr Potts will be assisted by other school staff.
Mr Greg Potts Coaching Background
· To teach children the skills required for their events, so they can show gradual improvement, so they enjoy athletics as a sport.
· To ensure children have fun when competing in athletics and through structured training sessions, become fitter and healthier athletes.
· That children’s main goals will be focused on PBs (personal bests) not placing in an event.
· Athletics Australia Level 2 Club Coach
· Ballina Little Athletics for 9 years, and prior to that coached at Lismore Little Athletics for 3 years. Coaching children from 8 to 17 years of age.
· Coach of numerous NSW Champions and 20 NSW Medallists in the following events: 100m, 200m, 60m hurdles, 200m hurdles, 800m, 1500m walk, long jump and triple jump.
· Greg has a strong background as an athlete and rugby player at a State and National level.
Monday 7.30am to 8.30am : Sprints and Field Events
Tuesday 3.15pm to 4.15pm: Middle Distance / Cross Country
Friday 7.30am to 8.30 am: Sprints and Field Events
Phase 1: Pre College Carnival Training
· Open to: All Year 3 to 12 students
· Aim: to assist students with their preparation for the College Athletics Carnival.
· Dates: Monday 22 May to Monday 19 June
Phase 2: College Representative Team Training
· Open to: Students selected in the College Representative Team
· Aim: to assist students with their preparation for the NCIS and NSW CIS Athletics Carnivals.
· Dates: Monday 26 June to Monday 18 September.
School Holiday Period
· Mr Greg Potts will continue to offer some training sessions during the July school holidays to allow students to continue their preparation.
Permission : Parent permission is required Via the Parent Portal before attending sessions.
Please refer to the Parent Letter (below) from the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) in relation to the upcoming 2017 National Assessment Program - Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) which are scheduled for: Tuesday 9th May, Wednesday 10th May, and Thursday 11th May 2017.
If you have any concerns regarding your son/daughter's participation in these exams, please take the time contact either Mrs Merilyn Mulé (Primary School) or Mr Tom Papworth (Secondary School) via the College Office before: Monday, 1st May 2017.
Year 10 Commerce
Students trade to profit despite global risks
Year 10 Commerce students are currently studying the topic Investing. The focus of this topic is to learn about the range of investment options and how to make wise investment decisions. As part of their learning, students are competing in the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) ‘Schools Sharemarket Game’. With a hypothetical $50,000 to invest, they have the opportunity to create their own share portfolio. The game challenge is to increase the value of their share portfolio over a 10-week period by investing in a selection of 200 companies listed on the ASX. The prices students buy and sell at are the same prices as they would get in the live market so this is as close to real life share trading as you can get. There are 16,412 syndicates competing with 45% currently in profit.
As a result of playing the game students will:
- Develop their knowledge of the sharemarket
- Learn how to research companies
- Discover the importance of wise investment decisions
- Gain a greater knowledge of economic and world events
- Begin to learn more about investing which is beneficial for their future
Despite the current global uncertainty surrounding financial markets, 50% of student syndicates are in profit with less than three weeks remaining. Congratulations to all students on their enthusiasm, commitment, research and competitive spirit.
Curriculum Leader (HSIE, PDHPE, LOTE K-12)
Friends of Emmanuel
FRIENDS Emmanuel Anglican College - Appeal
I’m sure that many of you are concerned about the waste and environmental impact created by unused or partially used books left over at the end of each school year. I know I am puzzled each year how to put them to good use and end up storing them in the garage…just in case...
So, here is an easy and philanthropic solution! Through the hard work of Celeste Hartman (EAC Parent), she has identified a very remote, and needy indigenous school to be the recipient of donated items.
BURUNGA SCHOOL - located 90km south of Katherine in the Northern Territory.
The school has approx. 70 students from Kindergarten to Year 12 and as you can imagine struggles with supply and access to the articles we take for granted. Celeste has been in discussion with the Burunga Principal and teaching staff, who are very excited about being able to provide the students with quality stationery, donated by Emmanuel Anglican College, to enhance student learning.
The lovely folks, Deb and Toni, at The School Locker - Ballina are also making their own donations of school clothing/shoes and co-ordinating our collection station at the store. Kindly they will take on the cost of transport and arrange for the items to be sent to Barunga School. EAC Friends will also be providing a collection box at the EAC office (student entrance) to drop off your excess stationery.
Thank you to those parents who have already donated in Term 1, however we would really like to ramp this up this term and further encourage families to donate surplus items you might have stored and are unlikely to use.
This is an exciting opportunity to support those less advantaged in a very practical way, so I am hoping that you and your children will get on board. Let’s make it a generous parcel of goodies that arrives for the students at Barunga by the end of Term 2!
Please ring Celeste Hartman 0408 669 125 (A/H preferred) or Melissa Collins, Friends President 0417 499 491, if you have any questions about the project or any ideas to support this initiative.
Thanking you in advance.
EAC Canteen operates 4 days a week: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, with special lunches on Tuesdays, canteen is open on Tuesdays for general sales at LUNCH only.
Canteen opens at 8.30am and the Menu is available here:
**Butter Chicken No Longer Available**
Sushi Dates: 2, 16 & 30 May, 13 June
Noodle Box Dates: 9 & 23 May, 6 & 20 June
Subway Date: 27 June
Sushi – Tuesday 2 May
Sushi from IGA will be available from the canteen next Tuesday 2 May. If you would like to order Sushi for your child’s lunch next Tuesday please complete the order form then attach your order to a paper bag with your payment enclosed. This should then be put in the canteen basket on Monday morning, 1 May.
Order forms will be sent home but are also available at the canteen, office or online.
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.
0414 811 668