‘Set your hearts on the kingdom first, and all these other things will be given you as well. So do not worry about tomorrow: tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own’ Matthew 6:33-34
From The Principal
We had a wonderful Chapel Service and Whole College Assembly this week and enjoyed a number of incredible performances from our Drama, Choir and Music students. Our Chapel Service focused on the NAIDOC week celebrations and the 2018 theme, ‘Because of her, we can!’ which acknowledges and celebrates the many roles of women in family, community, culture and story. We also celebrated a huge number of students achievements through the presentation of Gold Awards, Silver Awards, ICAS Mathematics Certificates and Athletics Age Championship winners.
During the assembly, we also took time to thank and farewell Mr Bill Adler from College Council who stepped down after 13 years as a member of Council at the recent AGM. Bill has made an outstanding contribution to the College with a thriving Early Learning Centre and International Students Program part of the legacy he leaves behind. Bill served as Chair for the last 5 years and has seen the College blossom in that time. His wisdom, business acumen, straight shooting and good humour were only exceeded by his generosity. The rousing applause that he received from those present as he said goodbye highlighted how well he was known and how much his efforts were appreciated.
I also introduced Mr John Bryen who was elected as the new Chair. John is very well known for his dedication and high level of involvement in the life of the Ballina/Lennox Parish and the broader Diocese. As a former principal of a number of Government schools, he will bring much to the role of Chair.
Thank you to all those parents who attended the Athletics Carnivals last week to cheer on the students, help with running events and serve in the canteen. Your support is greatly appreciated. We had two beautiful day and the students’ behaviour, cooperation and level of participation was excellent. Thank you to Mr Graham Walker and all of the staff and parents involved in the running of the two events.
I am delighted to announce that we have identified 48 first round offers for Kindergarten 2019 and so planning is well underway in preparation for another full cohort. We have also received a record number of applications for Year 7 and will have a full cohort of 72 students in 2019. The feedback about the College from parents seeking enrolment continues to re-affirm the wonderful name of our College in the community.
I would also ask you to keep in your thoughts and prayers our Year 12 Students who are preparing for their Trial HSC Examinations which commence on 6 August. This can be a particularly challenging time for them and we ask God to be with them and support them at this significant point in their educational journey.
Mr Robert Tobias
Off the Deputy's Desk
We had an amazing Whole College Chapel Service at St Mary’s this week. The theme of the chapel was linked to NAIDOC Week which was celebrated during our holidays. Mrs Weingarth spoke passionately about the role that indigenous women played and continue to play in society and we were treated to a wonderfully creative drama presentation about the creation story from an indigenous perspective. The students were to be congratulated on their behaviour and participation. This has hopefully set a positive tone for the term ahead.
The Year 12 students are fervently preparing for their Trial HSC Examinations which commence next Monday. We wish them every success during what will no doubt be an intellectually and personally stimulating yet challenging time in their schooling. We pray that God’s peace will be upon them and that they will approach their trails with a positive mindset. Whilst the Year 12 students are conducting HSC Trials the Kindergarten and Year 1 students will not be picked up at the Ezzy Centre instead they will be picked up outside the Year 2 classrooms. This pick up time will be from 3.00-3.20 pm as usual.
Our Year 10 students will soon be undertaking the subject selection process to choose their subjects for Year 11 and we hope that the parents found the information evening useful in helping them support and guide their child as they make their subject choices. As a parent, I’ve lived this process twice before and it is important to try to encourage your son/daughter to think ‘Big Picture’ about their personal and career goals when making these selections. However, each child is different and Year 10’s are not always good at seeing beyond the moment.
Finally, I would like to acknowledge the excellent opportunity that our students are afforded in hosting overseas students in a homestay situation. We have had quite a few schools visiting from Japan in recent times and these visits are instrumental in promoting an interdependent relationship between EAC and our visitors. Most importantly these visits develop intercultural understanding between our students and the visiting students. They also allow us to broaden our perspectives and gain a understanding of the differences in schooling structures and approaches between Australia and our visitors. Congratulations to all the staff, parents and students involved in supporting and growing the International Student Program.
Term 3 Week 3
Monday 6 August
Athletics Training-Sprints and Throws-7.15-8.30am
HSC Trial Examinations commence and run to Friday 17 August
Primary NAIDOC Week Activities
Wiselane Zoe School Visit until Friday 17 August
Tuesday 7 August
Primary Netball Training-7.15-8.30am
Athletics Training-Cross Country/Middle Distance-3.30-4.30pm
Wednesday 8 August
Secondary AFL Training- 7.15-8.30 am
Secondary Netball Training-7.15-8.30am
Kindergarten 2019 Experience Day
Thursday 9 August
Primary AFL Training -7.15-8.30am
Australian Mathematics Competition
Friday 10 August
Athletics Training-Sprints and Jumps-7.30-8.30am
Term 3 Week 4
Monday 13 August
Athletics Training –Sprints and Throws-7.30-8.30 am
FNC Boys’ Netball Final
Tuesday 14 August
Primary Netball Training-7.15-8.30am
Year 10 Blazer Fittings-9.00 am in Ezzy Centre
ICAS Mathematics Testing
Athletics Training-Cross Country/Middle Distance
Wednesday 15 August
Secondary AFL Training-7.15-8.30am
Secondary Netball Training-7.15-8.30am
Year 9 2019 Subject Selection Evening-6.30pm-Ezzy Centre
Thursday 16 August
Primary AFL Training-7.15-8.30am
Friday 17 August
Bible 360-An Introduction to the Bible-With Rev Sal -9.00-11.00am
Mr Darren Parks
NSW All Schools Cross Country Championships
Congratulations to Josh Mumford (Year 11) who competed at the NSW All Schools Cross Country Championships in Sydney last Friday. The competition was held at Eastern Creek Raceway.
In a very fast race Josh placed 9th in 17 years 6 km event in a very quick time of 21 minutes. This is an fantastic result in a field if close to 100 competitors. Well done Josh on performing so well in this elite level competition we are all very proud of your achievements .
College Athletics Carnivals
We held our Primary and Secondary Athletics last week at Cumbalum Athletics Fields. Both days were a great success with many enthusiastic students completing every event on the program.
The Overall Champion House was Walker, followed by Smith, Brockington and Purcival.
Thank you to the team of staff who helped make the day a successful event. Thank you to our parent helpers who assisted with and running he canteen on the day and with timekeeping Finally thank you also to the Year 10 PASS students, Secondary and Primary Student Leaders who worked hard all day on their duties.
Students selected to compete at the NCIS Championships in Coffs Harbour on August 21 will be notified shortly.
Mr Graham Walker
Sports and Coaching Administrator
Athletics Age Champions 2018
Congratulations to the following students who were Age Champions and Runner Up.
Primary: Champion, Runner Up
Girls 8 Years: Sarah Vanem, Layla Patrick
Girls 9 Year: Zoe Campbell, Bella Delaney
Girls 10 Years: Katie Smith, Zali Wallace
Girls 11 Years: Priya Singh-Pangly, Ellen Miller
Girls 12 Years: Charlotte Shepherd, Chelsea Maund
Boys 8 Years: Marlon Andews, Jesse Bardnen
Boys 9 Years: Wilson Carroll-Burgess, Sam Carrigg
Boys 10 Years: William Shepherd, Hayden Kelvin
Boys 11 Years: Cooper Lamb, Kelly Campbell
Boys 12 Years: Jack Whitaker, Mahli Smith
Secondary: Champion, Runner Up
12 & 13 Years Girls: Mikala Campbell, Maryssa Reuben
14 Years Girls: Paloma Vazquez, Anneke Du Plessis
15 Years Girls: Letia Paton, Annie Milne
16 Years Girls: Stella Atkinson, Lara Truman
17 Years Girls: Lily Wallace, Brianna Nay
18 Years Girls: Sophie Cottrill, Emily Whiltshire
12 & 13 Years Boys: Aidan Rogers, Conrad Bahadur,
14 Years Boys: Alexander Fleeting, Zeplin Wijeyekoon
15 Years Boys: Luke Flavel, Jayden Thompson
16 Years Boys: Lachlan Mumford, Timothy Weingarth
17 Years Boys: Joshua Mumford, Jacob Simpson
18 Years Boys: Christian Felsch, Arran Hughes
College Tennis Championships
The College Tennis Championships were held at the Ballina Courts last Thursday and Friday. There was some terrific Tennis played on the day with some thrilling finals, several going down to a tie break to decide the championships.
Congratulations to the following students who were age champions and runners up.
Primary Boys: Kale Stotter, Callum Sawrus
Primary Girls: Lilla Blackham, Elizabeth Laverty
15 & Under Boys: Ziggy Kowalski, Ethan Jorgensen
15 & Under Girls: Ella Peart, Sylvie Peart
Open Boys: Jozef Kowalski, Blake Stewart
Open Girls: Elisabeth Milne, Annie Milne
The these students plus the following third and fourth place finishers will represent the school at the NICS Tennis Championships on September 5 in Grafton.
Matthew Smith, Joshua Weingarth, Fanceska Payne, Hana Mills, Kyra Jorgensen, Christian Weingarth, Louis Dumas, Timothy Weingarth, Brianna Nay.
Well done to all students who participated.
ICAS Science Competition
Thank you to all the students who took part in the ICAS Science Competition earlier this year. We had just over 200 students participate from years 4, 6, 8 and 10. Of those students, 8 received a certificate of distinction, 25 received a certificate of credit and 20 received a certificate of merit. All students are to be congratulated for their participation and efforts. Students who achieved a distinction or credit have received their certificates at Chapel this week. Those students who achieved a merit or participation certificate have received their certificate in class.
Mrs Lee Boyd
Director of Teaching and Learning
Olivia De Marco
Students visit the Kudamono-ya (fruit- shop) and enjoy playing a game called ‘fly swat karuta’ to learn the names of different fruit in Nihongo.
Mrs Jennifer Buddee
Word of the Week
Tatte Kudasai (Stand up please) and Suwatte Kudasai (Sit down please)
Poppies for Remembrance Day
A select few Emmanuel students have been busy knitting and crocheting for the past few months in order to help celebrate the 100th year anniversary WWI.
Thank you to Hannah Watson, Dianni Shannon, Connor Barron who all volunteered their time and Lighthouse Community Service hours to help out. Teachers Wendy Finlay, Felicity Regan and Maureen Selby were great instructors!
Each poppy knitted by volunteers across Australia will represent an ANZAC soldier who served in the WWI.
The displayed “carpet of poppies” will feature in Remembrance Day commemorations the November 11, 2018.
Mrs Bridgette Campbell
Stage 5 Coordinator
Friends of Emmanuel
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:
SUSHI: 14 & 28 August
NOODLE BOX DATES: 7 & 21 August, 4 & 18 September
SUBWAY DATE: 25 September
Noodle Box – Tuesday 7 August
Noodle Box from “Noodle Box” at Ballina Fair, will be available from the canteen next Tuesday, 7 August. 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, 6 August . Order forms will be sent home but are also available at the canteen, office or online.
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