“Do not store up treasures for yourself on earth, but store up treasures for yourself in heaven. For where you treasure is, there will be your heart also”
From The Principal
Welcome back! I trust you all enjoyed the holiday break.
I would like to thank all those students and families that joined with the College at ANZAC Day commemorations in Ballina and Alstonville last week. 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 30 April, teaching staff from Kindergarten through to Year 12 had a very enriching and productive professional learning day with the common theme being about improving students writing. The primary staff focused on teaching functional grammar and developing effective strategies to help students enhance their understanding of language conventions to improve the quality of their writing. The secondary team were involved in an analysis of the criteria used to assess effective writing and were reflecting on the feedback from NESA regarding the NAPLAN writing component. It was a highly productive and meaningful day for all.
We commenced the term with a Whole College Assembly on Tuesday and I was delighted to share with the students a letter that I received from the Hon Ben Franklin, Member of the Legislative Council, regarding a proclamation in the NSW Parliament to congratulate Emmanuel Anglican College on our twentieth anniversary. I have included a copy of the official record from Hansard in the newsletter and will frame the original and place it on display. Mr Franklin is a wonderful supporter of the College and has previously provided a similar tribute to the Primary and Secondary Captains of the College.
I thank the Friends of EAC for their initiative in arranging a special morning tea to celebrate Mothers’ Day next Friday 11 May in the Ezzy Centre. I hope as many mums as possible can join us for a chat, cuppa and some lovely cake once they have dropped the kids off. If you can pop in for 10 minutes, we would love to see you there.
Thank you to those families that have already responded so positively to the news of a 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner which will be held on Saturday 30 June. Please mark this date in your diary and start planning your table! Families and friends of the College have also started to make offers to donate prizes and sponsor the event. It is going to be a wonderful evening and I hope you can join us.
We look forward to another happy, successful, and learning filled term.
Mr Robert Tobias
Off the Deputy's Desk
Welcome back to all of our families to what promises to be an incredibly busy and productive second term. Thank you to all the staff and students who participated in the local ANZAC Day marches last Wednesday. It was great to see EAC students out in force commemorating the sacrifices of those who have served our country in times of war. This Saturday sees EAC students again contributing to the community through our involvement in Relay for Life which is being held on Saturday 5 May at the Alstonville Showgrounds. I encourage our Secondary students to get involved and for all members of our community to donate to the Cancer Council. I am looking forward to being part of this inspirational cause. In week 2, the Secondary Social will be happening. The SRC Representatives have been busily planning a great night for our Secondary students. We really need students to get involved and support the social. Thanks in advance to all members of the SRC for their willingness to share in the organisation of the Secondary Social.
As we start second term it is vital for our students to make a strong start to their studies and ensure that they are well organised and demonstrate a growth mindset in their approach to academic learning. A positive growth mindset assists students to overcome academic issues and develop a more optimistic outlook towards academia. This week’s habit of mind is gathering data through all senses. Use natural pathways! Pay attention to the world around you and gather data through taste, touch, smell, hearing and sight.
The brain is the ultimate reductionist. It reduces the world to its elementary parts: photons of light, molecules of fragrance, sound waves, vibrations of touch—all of which send electrochemical signals to individual brain cells that store information about lines, movements, colors, smells, and other sensory inputs.
Intelligent people know that all information gets into the brain through sensory pathways: gustatory, olfactory, tactile, kinesthetic, auditory, and visual. Most linguistic, cultural, and physical learning is derived from the environment by observing or taking it in through the senses. To know a wine it must be drunk; to know a role it must be acted; to know a game it must be played; to know a dance it must be performed; to know a goal it must be envisioned. Those whose sensory pathways are open, alert, and acute absorb more information from the environment than those whose pathways are withered, immune, and oblivious to sensory stimuli.
We are learning more and more about the impact of the arts and music on improved mental functioning. Forming mental images is important in mathematics and engineering; listening to classical music seems to improve spatial reasoning. Social scientists use scenarios and role playing; scientists build models; engineers use CAD-CAM; mechanics learn through hands-on experimentation; artists explore colors and textures; and musicians combine instrumental and vocal music.
Some students, however, go through school and life oblivious to the textures, rhythms, patterns, sounds, and colors around them. Sometimes children are afraid to touch things or get their hands dirty. Some don't want to feel an object that might be slimy or icky. They operate within a narrow range of sensory problem-solving strategies, wanting only to describe it but not illustrate or act it, or to listen but not participate. (Costa, 2009)
Mr Darren Parks
Term 2 Week 2
Tuesday 8 May
Whole College Chapel-St Mary’s Anglican Church, Ballina. 9.00 am
Wednesday 9 May
Natural Ability Workshops (Year 10)
Senior Primary Concert Band Workshops
Thursday 10 May and Friday 11 May
Year 11 Biology Field Trip
Thursday 10 May
Secondary Social 6.00-9.00 pm in UCA
Friday 11 May
HICES Debating vs Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School at Lindisfarne.
Saturday 12 May
Senior Primary Concert Band Performance at Alstonville Anglican Church Mothers’ Day Fete
Term 2 Week 3
Tuesday 15 May
Year 3-Writing Test
We were blessed with a beautiful North Coast day on the last day of Term 1 to run the College Cross Country Champion
There many outstanding performances on the day, congratulations to the following students who placed in the top three in their age groups. Students finishing in the top 5 have been selected in the College Representative team to compete at the NCIS Championships in Ballina on May 18.
Thank you to all the College staff who contributed to making the day a success. Thank you in particular to Mr Ottley's maintenance team for their help with the set up and pack down. Thank you to Mr Kelly, Mrs Sculley, Mrs Payne and Athletics Coach Mr Potts for training the students in the lead up to the College Championships.
Sports and Coaching Administrator
|Place||First Name||Surname||Age Group||House|
|1||Henry||Fleeting||8 & 9||Brockington|
|2||Marlon||Andrews||8 & 9||Smith|
|3||Finley||Thomson||8 & 9||Smith|
|Place||First Name||Surname||Age Group||House|
|1||Zoe||Campbell||8 & 9||Purcival|
|2||Bella||Delaney||8 & 9||Smith|
|3||Abigail||Matthews||8 & 9||Smith|
On the last day of term, students from the Early Learning Centre joined kindergarten students in our Mini Cross Country event. Students ran their best and enjoyed participating. Thank you to Mrs Baker for doing a great demonstration lap of the course for students. Also thank you to parents and family who came to cheer students on.
Welfare Leader K-2
Our Student Representative Council organised a Basketball House Cup Challenge, where students in each stage play in their house basketball team versing another house team in their stage. This was to encourage students to earn points for their house in a fun, social basketball game with their friends.
Stage one played the final week of Term 1, Brockington earning 50 points for their house and Smith earning 25 points.
In the second basketball game, Percival earned their house 50 points and Walker earned 25 points.
Merilyn Mule' Paul Christensen
K-2 Welfare Leader 3-6 Welfare Leader
From The Office
We are seeking donations of lego for the "Makerspace" for the STEM program in L3.
We will be accepting donations in the EAC front office.
Scholastic Book Club catalogues will be going home today with all Primary Students. It contains a great selection of new and noteworthy fiction, classics, award winning titles, favourites, reference books and more.
You can purchase books at discount prices starting from as little as $1.00. Orders can be placed directly online with payments made by Visa or Mastercard. Paying online also unlocks great benefits and special offers throughout the year.
You may also pay by cash or with cheques payable to Scholastic Australia.
ALL ORDERS TO BE COMPLETED ON-LINE OR HAND DELIVERED TO THE LIBRARY BY 15 MAY 2018.
Mrs Fiona Wilson-Jones
Library Resource Centre Manager
Friends of Emmanuel
Hello EAC Families!
Welcome back to Term 2 which is proving to be a very busy term for the Friends Committee and helpers!
Throughout the year the EAC Friends Committee and helpers provide different fundraising opportunities by either running events created by Friends or in support of EAC school run events. The next event is the Mothers Day morning tea on May 11. All Mum's, Grandmothers, Aunties and Caregivers are welcome. We will also be drawing the Mother's Day raffle at the morning tea, tickets can be purchased at the EAC front office.
Please see following the EAC Friends Calendar for 2018. Hopefully, you can add these dates to your own calendar in the knowledge that you will be sure to get a cake, coffee or an occasion to meet and socialise with the EAC community.
President of Friends
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.
Butter Chicken and Quiche NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Canteen opens at 8.30am and the Menu is available here:
Special Lunch Dates Term 2
SUSHI DATES: 8 & 21 May, 5 & 19 June
NOODLE BOX DATES: 15 & 29 May, 12 & 26 June
SUBWAY DATE: 3 July
Sushi – Tuesday 8 May
Sushi from IGA will be available from the canteen next Tuesday 8 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, 7 May.
Order forms will be sent home but are also available at the canteen, office or online.
Help Required for Term 2
MAY: 7, 10 PM, 14, 17AM, 21, 23PM, 24, 28, 21PM,
JUNE: 4, 18, 21AM, 25, 27PM,
If you have not heard from the Canteen co-ordinator within 24 hours please contact her via text or EAC email.
0414 811 668
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.