‘Ask and it will be given to you, search and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you’ Matthew 7:7
From The Principal
Congratulations to all the students who were involved in the Lismore Eisteddfod last week. Our Primary Concert Bands and Choirs represented themselves with great distinction, earning First Place in a total of 10 categories. The Eisteddfod brings together students from across the region and invites them to perform in broad range of musical and choral arrangements. The wonderful performance of all our students resulted in the College being awarded the title Champion School and receiving the Perpetual Trophy. The students have been rehearsing for many weeks in preparation for this event and should be very proud of their achievements. A huge vote of thanks to Mr Adam Holmes, Mr Justin Cleverley, Mrs Jennifer Buddee and Mr Paul Christensen for all their generous efforts to prepare and lead the students. They are an incredibly committed and talented group of teachers and their passion and love for performance continues to inspire our students on a daily basis. We look forward now to the Secondary Bands competing in the Gold Coast Eisteddfod for the first time early next month.
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 30 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 and Book Week on Friday 31 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’.
The Year 12 Graduation will take place at St Mary’s Anglican Church on Thursday 27 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 arrive on August 26. 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
Book Character Parade fever is building in the Primary as the clock ticks over to just over 2 weeks until Book Character Parade Day and Grandparents’ Day. This will no doubt be a very eagerly anticipated day for many of our students and their families. In all the fun, however, there is a serious message for parents. This message is that reading is one of the building blocks that underpin all academic learning. Promoting a love of books and reading in your children is one of the greatest gifts that any parent can give a child. I look back fondly to the favorite books of my children when they were younger and the many nights spent, as a tired young parent, reading stories to them. You can’t get that time back so make the most of young children’s thirst for knowledge and encourage them to love books, to love reading and develop an understanding that reading comprehension underpins all learning.
At our pastoral leaders meeting this week it was decided that we will undertake a collection of toiletries and non-edible items to be packaged up and donated to drought affected farmers. This collection will start next week and each secondary PC room will have a box set up that students can bring their donations in to. We are looking for brand new items such as the following:
- Laundry detergent
- Fabric softener
- Cleaning products
- Nappy wipes
- General toiletries
- Hygiene products
- Soap, body washes etc.
- Shampoo, conditioner
- Other non-edible items
Our vision is to support those who are struggling by assisting with these necessities which are often costly to purchase in country areas. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated and demonstrate as a positive example of how our community can make a difference to someone in munch greater need than ourselves. Stay tuned for a primary initiative for drought relief in the near future.
Next week sees our Athletics team head to Coffs Harbour for what will be a keenly fought NCIS Athletics Carnival. I wish the team every success and thank all the staff who have assisted the students to develop their skills and fitness. We hope to share some great news of some pleasing results but most importantly look forward to hearing news of personal best times, lengths and heights.
The Gold Coast Eisteddfod is not far away and our musicians will be travelling up to the Gold Coast to compete against the best that the region has to offer. This Eisteddfod is of a very high standard and it will be a wonderful opportunity for our students to benchmark their performances against some very talented opposition. We hope that they ‘break a leg’ next week up at the Gold Coast Arts Centre.
At this time it is pertinent to remind parents that the staff and visitors carpark is not a drop off area. There are adequate pick up zones without the need to use this. Please observe all safety signage around the College. Signs have a purpose and are designed to promote safety.
Whilst I am on the push about safety I would also ask parents to ensure that they do not pick up their children on Riverbend Drive. This request is for your children’s safety as there are no staff on duty out there as it is not a designated drop off and pick up area. Your support is needed in order to promote student safety.
Mr Darren Parks
Term 3 Week 5
Monday 20 August
Athletics Training –Sprints and Throws-7.30-8.30 am
Tuesday 21 August
Primary Netball Training-7.15-8.30am
Senior Primary Band Gold Coast Eisteddfod
NCIS Athletics Championships-Coffs Harbour
Wednesday 22 August
Secondary AFL Training-7.15-8.30am
Secondary Netball Training-7.15-8.30am
Write a Book in a Day-8.00 am-8.00pm-Library
Thursday 23 August
Primary AFL Training-7.15-8.30am
Secondary Concert Band Gold Coast Eisteddfod
Year 7 2019 Experience Day-rescheduled to 6 September
Friday 24 August
SCU Legal Studies Day
Bible 360-An Introduction to the Bible-With Rev Sal -9.00-11.00am
Term 3 Week 6
Monday 27 August
Athletics Training-Sprints and Throws-7.30-8.30 am
Rikkyo Primary Visit
Tuesday 28 August
Whole College Chapel-Undercover Area-9.00 am
Chess Tournament at Lismore
Athletics Training-Cross Country/Middle Distane-3.30-4.30pm
Wednesday 29 August
Secondary Girls Netball Training-7.15-8.30am
Secondary Boys AFL Training-7.15-8.30am
Thursday 30 August
Primary Boys AFL Training-7.15-8.30 am
Girls Netball Training-7.15-8.30am
Friday 31 August
Athletics Training-Sprints and Jumps-7.30-8.30am
Book Week Parade/Grandparents Day
Primary Chapel with St Margaret’s School
Early Learning Centre News
Here, Jack, Ethan and Nash are engaged and focused. The task was to create a banner for our PKN room using Indigenous symbols and techniques to represent our ongoing learning about pre-colonial Australia, Bundjalung country and our local environment.
Mrs Natasha Livock
Early Learning Centre Coordinator
Emmanuel Anglican College
Lismore Eisteddfod - Primary Bands & Ensembles
- 1st Place - Senior Primary Concert Band
- 1st Place - Junior Primary Concert Band
- 1st Place - Primary Percussion Ensemble
- Ensemble Section - 1st place for the Primary Brass Ensemble with the Primary Woodwind Ensemble coming second by 1 point
Lismore Eisteddfod - Primary Choirs
Well done to all the students who stepped out of their comfort zone to perform in such a large arena. They enjoyed the experience and learnt a lot about performance preparation.
Mr Cleverley, Mr Holmes and Mrs Buddee
NSW Netball Cup Boys Regional Finals
Sports and Coaching Coordinator
The following link is from the EAC YouTube channel. It will show you how to pronounce and practise the words/instructions that have been printed recently in Nihongo News: Word of the Week.
WORD OF THE WEEK
(Let's play Bingo) Year 4 students having fun playing Japanese bingo with numbers up to 100.
Students enjoyed showing setting up a Japanese booth at the Stage 2 exhibition of learning last term. They greeted their customers in traditional costumes and played Japanese language games.
Mrs Jennifer Buddee
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: 28 August, 11 September
NOODLE BOX DATES: 21 August, 4 & 18 September
SUBWAY DATE: 25 September
Noodle Box – Tuesday 21 August
Noodle Box from “Noodle Box” at Ballina Fair, will be available from the canteen next Tuesday, 21 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, 20 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.
August:, 20, 22PM, 27, 29,
September : 3, 6PM, 7, 10, 12, 17, 24, 27AM
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