Term 2 | Week 8 | 14 June 2017
“Come to me all you who labour and are overburdened and I will give you rest."
From The Principal
Congratulations to all the student performers who were involved in the Band Concert and Performance Evening last Thursday night. All those that were fortunate enough to attend were treated to an absolutely outstanding evening of entertainment. The standard of performance, the variety of repertoire and the teamwork shown by the band members created our best Band Performance Evening ever. I am sure that all present felt both privileged and proud to be part of the evening and to hear the rich full sound of our Concert Bands. Thank you to all the families who turned out to support our musicians. It was a very well attended event and it was delightful to see the continued growth of the program and the wonderful support of families for this initiative. There were performances by our Secondary Concert Band, Primary Concert Band and the Year 4 Band. Once again, I wish to congratulate Mr Adam Holmes for all his fantastic work preparing and developing our band students. I also wish to thank Mr Justin Cleverley and our music tutors Mr Alfredo Lopez, Mrs Sonya Lopez and Mr Matthew Wiltshire for all their efforts in guiding and preparing the students in the program. I know the students really enjoyed performing to such a large audience.
Further to the success of our Band Program, the EAC Secondary Concert Band, has been formally invited to attend the 10th International Goodwill Charity Joint Concert, to be held in Kochi, Japan next March. The band workshop and concert program is coordinated by our Sister School, Meitoku Gijuku. School bands from Asia, Canada and Australia have been invited to attend the concert which takes place every three years, the first being held in 1992.
Secondary students were able to take advantage of the newly constructed multi-purpose courts last Wednesday, following the handover of the new facility by the builders. To mark the special occasion, Mr Joel Jukes organised a Year 12 vs Staff Basketball match. It was an entertaining match, with the staff victorious. The multi-purpose courts can be used as either two basketball, two netball, two tennis or three volleyball courts. They will used for sport, PE lessons and recreation outside of class time. I am sure they will prove to be a highly used and most valued facility.
With only three weeks to go this term, the College is currently in the process of writing reports for students from Kindergarten through to Year 11 in preparation for their distribution during the term break. Reports will be distributed during the term break and parent teacher interviews will take place early in Term 3. Parents will be able to book interviews via the Parent Lounge once reports have been distributed.
Mr Robert Tobias
Off The Deputy's Desk
2018 Europe Trip – Germany and Spain
We’ve had quite a bit of interest in our 2018 Europe Tour. Many of the families who have been on previous tours are excited at the prospect of participating in another journey. If you’d like to know more please complete an expression of interest form and return it to the office by the 16 June. It’s a wonderful tour for students of Art and History, and for people who love travelling.
Yr 11 Hospitality Work Placement
Congratulations to our Yr 11 Hospitality students who have just completed 35 hours of work placement to practice and develop their skills as part of a genuine industry experience. A core component of the Certificate II in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery) is the requirement to complete 70 hours of industry experience. Our students were in a range of settings from restaurants and cafes to the kitchen at Crowley Village. The feedback from supervisors was awesome.
What’s at the end of the rainbow…EAC
Last week one of our teachers, Mrs Jo McPherson, snapped this photo of the College under a very impressive rainbow.
Safe on Social – Parent Information Session
A reminder that parents are invited to the ‘Safe on Social’ presentation this Thursday at 6.30pm in the Ezzy Centre. The session will look specifically at how parents can manage their children in cyberspace. We hope to see many of you there.
Mrs Mellissa Evans
Assembly Week 7
Last Tuesday 1B presented at the Primary Assembly, the focus was Compassion. 1B students participated in reading scenarios relating to how we could show compassion, discussed what you could do to be a bucket filler and read prayers. The students concluded the assembly item with a song called "Fill Your Bucket".
Spud in a bucket Challenge
1B competed in a challenge offered by Bunnings Ballina called the "Spud in a Bucket Challenge". All 24 students were supplied a bucket and a small potato with an eye. The students then planted their spud in their allocated bucket and over the period of Term 1, beginning of Term 2 students watered and watched their spuds begin to grow. The lucky winners from 1B were:
Ryland - heaviest at 18g
The class was also presented a $50 gift voucher as our class had grown the roundest spud from all the competing schools. Students will be able to spend this voucher on something that can be used in the College.
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. Please note that I am unable to reheat food from home or provide hot water to students.
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 & Rice - $5.50
Amaze Balls - $1.50 (nut free)
Noodle Box Dates: 20 June
Subway Date: 27 June
Noodle Box – Tuesday 20 June
Noodle Box will be available from the canteen next Tuesday 20 June. If you would like to order Noodle Box 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, 19 June.
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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