Term 3 | Week 4 | 09 August 2017
‘Ask and it will be given to you, search and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you’
From The Principal
I would like to give you some advanced notice about a number of very important EAC community events, which will take place in the coming weeks. The College Art Show will be held on Thursday 24 August at 6.00pm in the Joan Pickup Library. Students from across the College will have works on display and it will be a great celebration of their artistic endeavour. Our senior hospitality students will cater for the evenings and so there will be plenty of exciting and scrumptious treats to enjoy while viewing the incredible artworks.
We will celebrate Grandparents Day on Friday 25 August at 9.15am commencing with the Book Parade in the undercover area. Following the parade, Grandparents are invited to visit classrooms and then to join together for morning tea in the Ezzy Centre which is supported by the wonderful ‘Friends of EAC’.
On Saturday 16 September, the Friends of EAC are holding a Trivia Night in the Joan Pickup Library. Tickets are $15.00 or $120.00 a table and there will be a number of fun games and activities. All monies raised will go to Friends and then back into the College for the benefit of all students. If you like to dress up, the theme of the evening is Australiana!
The Year 12 Graduation will take place at St Mary’s Anglican Church on Thursday 21 September commencing at 9.00. This is always a wonderful celebration for the students, their families and the College community.
The feedback from both our Japanese and Chinese student visitors continues to be overwhelmingly positive. It is delightful to see the friendships that develop between our EAC students, their families and overseas visitors. There have been quite a few tears shed by all involved come the time for groups to depart and return home. This a very popular time for Asian students to visit Australia as it is the long holiday period marking the end/beginning of the school year. So far we have been visited by 4 different school groups and a fifth will travel down for one day on Friday. All of the groups are just so grateful for the hospitality and spirit of welcome that is extended to them via the students and their families. Once again I wish to thank everyone for embracing the program and building such wonderful bonds between our College and our friends abroad.
Mr Robert Tobias
off the deputy's desk
This week is very busy for our Primary Choirs and Concert Band as they compete in the Lismore Eisteddfod. After many weeks of rehearsal they are ready for their performances. We wish them all the best. We also thank our staff for their time and commitment.
Over the next few weeks we are encouraging students to check their bedrooms and shelves for overdue EAC library books. There are many students who have several books outstanding. It would be great if you could assist us in returning any books that you may find.
Lighthouse Program update
Congratulations to the students who continue to participate in service and leadership activities as part of the Lighthouse Program. Next week a group of Yr 11 students and their teachers will travel to Lismore to donate blood – what a wonderful way to support people in our community.
Mrs Melissa Evans
Lismore Eisteddfod - Winners are Grinners!!
On Tuesday 8 August, Stages 2 and 3 competed at the choral day of the Lismore Eisteddfod. The year 4 choir competed first and, and performing their two songs, were awarded first place. The songs chosen were ‘Vuma’, a traditional South African piece sung in the Zulu language, and ‘We Are Home’.
Finally, the small but talented stage 3 choir sang 2 difficult pieces commendably but were eventual runners up, despite a narrow margin to first place and specific mention by the Adjudicator for their skill in navigating such difficult arrangements. The two pieces chosen were a 3 part arrangement of ‘Ave Maria’ and ‘True Colours’ which was originally performed by Cyndi Lauper.
The final award was the Perpetual Trophy which is, in essence, the overall winners trophy. It rewards the school that has performed strongly in several sections. On the day, Emmanuel was judged worthy winners and were awarded this prize.
Mr Justin Cleverley
KINDERGARTEN EXPERIENCE DAY
Our Pre Kindy students enjoyed their second Kindergarten Experience Day this year in preparation for 2018. They were welcomed back to the Kindergarten classrooms by Ms Baker and Mrs Kent and explored the theme of 'Wonderful Winter'. The students completed some 'big school work', read stories about the seasons, used the Interactive Whiteboard to dress people for cool weather, worked with their future buddies (Year 5 students) to make some ice skate craft and had a PE lesson with Miss Guest and a Japanese lesson with Ms Campbell. We can't wait to welcome our Pre Kindy friends back in November for their final Orientation Day.
Mrs Roxanne Kent
BRONZE AWARDs Year 3 to 6
There have been lots of hard workers from Year 3 to Year 6 over the last term and this term and these students have been rewarded for their diligence with a bronze award. Congratulations to these award winners.
Mr Paul Christensen
Leader of Welfare - 3-6/Year 4 Teacher
Behaviour Incentive - Mini Olympics
This term, Stage 2 and 3 will be working towards participating in a fun mini olympics for their behaviour incentive. Classes will need to receive a certain amount of olympic ring cards to participate in the afternoon’s events at the end of the term.
Leader of Welfare - 3-6/Year 4 Teacher
Christ-Likeness, Integrity, Compassion, Commitment and Excellence
Students receive tokens for demonstrating our College values on the playground. Tokens are placed in our Values Barrel and three names are drawn out, acknowledging and rewarding positive behaviour on the playground.
This fortnights three deserving winners are: Lara, Luca and Tallulah.
Byron Writers Festival - Secondary Schools Day
Sporting Schools K to 6 Basketball Program
Students who are interested please see Mr Walker.
YEAR 3 DEVELOPMENT CONCERT BAND
On Thursday 3 August the Year 3 Development Concert Band made their debut performance before a large audience in the Discovery Centre. The performance included a variety of repertoire and featured a Christmas in July theme. The students have been learning their concert band instruments for six months and are showing a pleasing level of skill and talent. We look forward to seeing these students grow musical into accomplished young musicians.
Mr Adam Holmes
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:
Sushi Dates: 22 August and 5 September
Noodle Box Dates: 15 & 29 August & 12 September
Subway Date: 19 September
Noodle Box – Tuesday 15 August
Noodle Box from “Noodle Box” at Ballina Fair, will be available from the canteen next Tuesday, 15 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, 14 August . Order forms will be sent home but are also available at the canteen, office or online.
Coconut Scroll - $3.50
Apple Scroll - $3.50
Cinnamon Scroll - $3.50
Chicken & Veg stir fry - $5.50
Amaze Balls -$1.50
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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