Term 2 | Week 4 | 17 May 2017
“If you have faith, everything you ask for in prayer you will receive."
From The Principal
Thank you to all our students and staff for all their efforts to bring together a very successful Year 7 2018 Information Evening. The night was extremely well attended by our current Year 6 families as well as a significant number of new families who are considering enrolment at EAC. It was a wonderful showcase of the variety of learning opportunities that are available at the College. Our future Year 7s and their families were able to sample some scrumptious morsels from of Hospitality and Food Technology students, undertake the Physical Education fitness challenge, participate in a number of Science experiments, see some of our Drama and Music students rehearsing and improvising and take on the brain teasers and puzzles on offer in the Mathematics room. One of the highlights was seeing some of the new technology that is being incorporated into student learning which included EV3 Robots, Microbits, Spheros, 3D Printing and virtual reality headsets 'The Oculus Rift'. There were also many other displays and demonstrations of student learning and I was really proud to welcome the new families and have our Secondary Leaders show them around. Those that were new to the College were very impressed with the students, the facilities and the programs on offer but by far the most common compliment was how welcome they felt and how much the students clearly loved their school and enjoyed their learning. That is a great tribute to everyone involved with the College.
Happy Mothers’ Day to all our mums and grandmothers! I hope you all had a wonderful day. A huge thank you to the ‘Friends of EAC’ for organising a special Mothers’ Day morning tea last Friday morning. Unfortunately, I was in Grafton for a Diocesan Principal’s meeting and was not able to attend, however, all of the reports about the gathering have been very positive and that a large number of mums were in attendance. Thank you to the Friends team and to all the parents who provided cakes and other goodies on the day.
One of the highlights of the term took place on Friday when our students were privileged to enjoy a special performance by The Royal Australian Navy Band. The 30 piece concert band attended in response to the invitation of Mrs Sonya Lopes who is one of the College’s music tutors and a former member of band. The band performed a broad repertoire of songs that showcased the skill and proficiency of all its members. The performance was extremely professional and greatly appreciated by all in attendance. As part of the visit, The Royal Australian Navy Band members were involved in workshops with students who later had the opportunity to perform with the band. For our own musicians it was a fantastic opportunity to see the potential that lies ahead of them if they continue to develop their instrumental skills and capacity to play as part of a band.
It has been a very busy and rewarding time for the members of our College Band Program who recently performed at the opening of regional conference of the Rotary Association and the Parish of St Bart’ Mothers’ day fete. Each time any of our bands performs, I am amazed at the depth of talent and the growth in their confidence and proficiency as musicians. The students clearly are enjoying the opportunity to perform and play together. I wish to congratulate and thank Mr Adam Holmes and Mr Justin Cleverly for the incredible energy they bring to the program and their vision for music and band. I also wish to thank the music tutor team who work with all our budding musicians and help them build their skill and a love of music. It is an incredible program that continues to provide great outcomes for our students.
Congratulation to Maddyson Lloyd of Year 11 who placed second at the NSW All Schools Swimming Championship in her Multi Category class and has been selected in the NSW Team for the Pacific School Games. Congratulations also to Kalani Franklin of Year 4 who was selected in the NSW CIS Primary Hockey team. This is an outstanding achievement as he was competing for selection against student who were up to 3 years older than him. Well done to Maddyson and Kalani!
Finally, College Captains Ella Webb and Kyle Underwood were invited to attend a leadership day conducted at NSW Parliament House, as part of the Secondary Student Leadership Program. Year 12 student leaders from all NSW secondary schools attended and also visited Government House to meet the Governor of NSW, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d).
Mr Robert Tobias
Year 7 Information Evening Highlights
Royal Australian Navy Band Visit
Last Friday the Royal Australian Navy Band visited the College to perform for students in Years Two to Six and to participate in a Rehearsal Workshop with the Secondary Concert Band.
Mother’s Day Fete Performance
The Senior Primary Concert Band performed at the Alstonville Anglican Parish Mother’s Day Fete on Saturday. It was a fun performance which displayed the outstanding talent of our band students who gave up their Saturday morning to be there.
Lismore Symphony Orchestra Concert Series
The Lismore Symphony Orchestra Concert Series is on in May. The orchestra will feature renowned guitarist Matthew Marshall and is conducted by the College’s own Sonya Lopes. The concerts will be at Southern Cross University on Saturday 27 May at 7.30pm and Sunday 28 May at 2.00pm.
The Northern Rivers Youth Orchestra School Holiday Workshop
The Northern Rivers Youth Orchestra 2017 - School Holiday Workshop is on again this year from 11th – 13th July. This is a valuable opportunity for our talented musicians to extend their musical ability and to perform as part of a larger ensemble. The workshop culminates in a public performance. For more information, please go the the Northern River’s Conservatorium Website.
NSW All Schools Swimming Championships
Congratulations to Maddyson Lloyd who competed at the NSW All Schools Swimming Championships last week in Sydney. Maddyson finished second in the 50m Breaststroke Multiclass in a time of 40.25 seconds.
Based on her performance, Maddyson has been selected in the NSW Team to compete at the Pacific School Games to be held in Adelaide in December. Well done Maddyson - we are all very proud of your achievements.
Athletics Training Starts Monday 23 May
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, Greg Potts. Mr Potts will run programs on Sprints and Field Events. College staff member Mr Daniel Kelley, an experienced athlete, will conduct Middle Distance and Cross Country training. Mr Kelley and Mr Potts will be assisted by other school staff.
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.
Permission : Parent permission is required via the Parent Portal before attending sessions
NSW CIS Primary Hockey Trials
Alicia Molik Visits EAC
Australian Tennis star Alicia Molik visited The College on Tuesday this week as part of the ANZ Hot Shots Tennis Program.
Alicia spoke to our Year 4 and Kindergarten students about her Tennis career highs and lows and then took a series of questions from the students.
Interesting questions included:
Q: Have you ever beaten Serina Williams?
A: No, but I did beat her sister Venus.
Q: What do you do about being nervous?
A: Nerves are a good thing in sport, they mean you are getting ready to play.
Q: What was your best match ever?
A: Winning the French Open Doubles.
Alicia also presented Kindergarten students with a special tennis racquet to practice with.
Friends of Emmanuel
The Mother’s Day Breakfast Tea was a resounding success thanks to all the wonderful helpers, attendees and baker parents of year’s 1, 3, and 5 who supplied the treats!
Special thanks to Robyn Fell and team who went to great efforts! Love the flowers Robyn!
It was great to see the early bird Mums able to attend and the mums who could stay to the end to see the wonderful singing of the Kindy Kids – “All You Need Is Love”.
We had some very lucky winners to the Raffle – 1st Prize of the 'Our Ballina Table' cookbook went to Milinda Rodziewicz, 2nd Prize of the Gourmet Food Hamper went to Simone Hansen and 3rd Prize of the beautiful basket of cupcakes supplied by Millie’s went to Liz Vanem.
Here are some pics from the morning…
Friends are running the Canteen / BBQ at NCIS Cross Country on Thursday 18 May.
Donations of baked goods are required. Please contact Jenni Campbell on 0416 094 797 if you are able to help. Donations can be dropped off at Pop Dennison Park after 7.30am.
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:
**New to the EAC Canteen**
Honey Soy Chicken with Veggies and Rice $5.50
Butter Chicken and Rice $5.50
Amaze Balls $1.50 (nut free)
Sushi Dates: 30 May, 13 June
Noodle Box Dates: 23 May, 6 & 20 June
Subway Date: 27 June
Noodle Box – Tuesday 23 May
Noodle Box will be available from the canteen next Tuesday 23 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, 22 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.
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