Term 3 | Week 5 | 21 August 2019
‘You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.’ Jerimiah 29:13
From The Principal
This week is an incredibly busy and exciting one for the College. There are a number of significant academic, cultural and sporting events on this week which reminds me, once again, of the amazing breadth of opportunities that are available to our students.
Congratulations to the large contingent of students, staff and parents who travelled to Coffs Harbour on Tuesday to compete in the NCIS Athletics Championship. It was a fantastic day of competition with many students achieving personal best performances. A number of students were victorious in individual events and over a number of students have earned their place on the NCIS team that will compete in the CIS Championships later in the term. Well done to all involved.
On Wednesday evening the Year 12 Drama Showcase took place in the Ezzy Centre. For many of the students, this was their final performance before HSC practical exams, thank you for coming along and supporting the students as they prepare for the challenges ahead.
Our Secondary Concert Band also ventured north to compete in the Gold Coast Eisteddfod this week. The competition is held in very high regard and involved approximately 50 schools. On debut, last year the Secondary Band were awarded a high commendation from the judges and we look forward to another fantastic performance this year.
Good luck to our three Tournament of the Minds teams and their coaches as they venture to Terranora to compete on Sunday. The teams have been working as a group for many hours outside of class time over the last 6 weeks to develop a concept and performance piece that responds to a dilemma or challenge. We certainly wish all our teams the very best and look forward to hearing about their performance.
A final call for teams to join the Friends Trivia Evening this Saturday night at the College. This year’s theme is the 80’s so reach into the back of the wardrobe and grab something fluro or acid wash, maybe a turtle neck top or something with big shoulder pads and get involved in the fun. It is always a wonderful night with lots of great laughs. A huge thank you in advance to Steve Carigg for all his work in getting the event together.
A reminder that the College Art Show will take place on the evening of Thursday 29 August commencing at 6.00pm. It is always a wonderful showcase of the artistic talent of our students and a encourage you to join us and celebrate their talents. Thanks to the Friends of EAC and our Hospitality students who will be provide refreshments and nibbles for all our guests.
Grandparents Day and the Book Parade will take place on Friday 30 August commencing at 9.15 with the parade. Following the parade, there will be opportunity to visit classrooms and enjoy a morning tea coordinated by the wonderful ‘Friends of EAC’. I hope you can join us for the celebration.
Off the Deputy's Desk
I would like to congratulate our Year 12 students on their conduct throughout their HSC Trials Examination block which concluded on Monday. They were committed, diligent and gave the examinations their best. I hope that these trials have given them a taste of what lies ahead with their HSC Examinations commencing in October.
Also, last week we received glowing reports about the Year 9 PASS students who assisted in the organisation of the K-1 Athletics Carnival. Teenagers often get some bad press and at times we judge them quite harshly but after witnessing 3 separate examples of really positive community engagement from a variety of secondary students I would like to subscribe to the view sated by Pete Townsend and the Who that ‘The Kids Are Alright’.
Last week I had the privilege to assist with a fundraising bbq for Write a Book in a Day. We raised a good amount of money which will go into our donations to WABAIAD. The best aspect of the bbq was the positive efforts of all the volunteers who assisted to serve food and drinks, collected money and assisted with the cleanup. This was great to see! Likewise Mrs Holmes tells me that she has around 80 students working all day and well into the night to write a book in a day. WABIAD raises funds for research into childhood cancer.
In the Primary school 2A presented a wonderful assembly item about their integrated research investigation about birds and their feeding habits. The Stage 2 Choir performed some lovely pieces in preparation for the upcoming Lismore Eisteddfod. The students were then treated to a performance from some members of the Stage 3 rock band. We also presented a large number of Bronze Awards which was fantastic to see and a reflection of the terrific efforts that our Primary students are putting in to their learning.
It is an exciting academic time for our Year 8 students as they are taking their first steps towards subject specialisation as they choose their elective subjects for Years 9 and 10. We had a large number of parents and students join us for the subject selection information evening last Thursday. The students were also able to listen to presentations from elective class teachers at school last Friday. The Year 10 students have made their subject selections and now Mrs Boyd has produced the timetable lines students will have the opportunity to confirm selections or make a new choice where there is a clash. This is a complex process and one can never be necessarily guaranteed that they will get all of their subject selections although Mrs Boyd does her utmost to support students through this process.
Next week promises to be an exciting week with many cultural events along with Grandparents’ Day and the Book Character Parade in the Primary. I can’t wait to see some of the eye catching costumes that our students and staff will come dressed in on the day.
Mr Darren Parks
Term 3 Week 6
Monday 26 August
Rikkyo Primary School Visiting
Tuesday 27 August
Primary AFL 9’s Training-7.15-8.30am
Whole College Assembly-9.00am-UCA
Lismore Eisteddfod-9.00am-3.00pm-Primary Choirs
Wednesday 28 August
Secondary Girls AFL 9’s Training-7.15-8.30am
Write a Book in a Day-9.00am-9.00pm-Joan Pickup Library
Literacy Week Kindy Activity
Thursday 29 August
AFL 9’s Training-Secondary Boys-7.15-8.30am
Lismore Eisteddfod-9.00am-3.00pm-Primary Bands Day
College Art Show-6.00-7.30pm-Joan Pickup Library and Ezzy Centre
Friday 30 August
Primary Book Character Parade-9.00am-10.30am-UCA
Primary Chapel with Rikkyo Primary-12.00pm –Discovery Centre
Term 3 Week 7
Monday 2 September
Tuesday 3 September
AFL 9’s Training-Primary-7.15-8.30am
Year 7 Experience Day
Year 7 Geography Excursion
Wednesday 4 September
NCIS AFL 9’s Carnival-Cavanbah Complex, Byron Bay
Year 10 Minimum Standards Testing
Thursday 5 September
ICAS Science Competition
Primary Concert Band Performance-1.20-3.00pm-UCA
Friday 6 September
Year 11 Examination Block
HSC Drama Practical Examination
Primary NSW Schools Cup Netball Carnival
The tournament consisted of both single and mixed sex teams. The Primary EAC boys team were the only competitive all male team to make the far north coast finals of the Primary NSW Netball School Cup.
This tournament was extremely competitive as it consisted of the best primary school teams from across the far north coast. During the round games the team had wins against St Frances Xavier (Ballina) Primary and St James (Banora Point) Primary and losses to 2 other primary schools. This placed our team 3rd in our pool which unfortunately meant we were not eligible for the Grand Final rounds of the tournament. However there were many positive signs throughout the day that the players skill and game play awareness is improving which will assist them in future netball carnivals.
I would also to thank Kate Sculley for assisting with training sessions, our maintenance staff for their assistance in preparing the gear we required for the carnival and Graham Walker for all his administrative background preparation. Special thanks to our umpire representative (Lara Atkinson) who did a great job with her umpiring duties all day as well as all of the parents for ensuring their daughter/son arrived on time at school or the netball courts for the carnival.
A further thank you to the players/students for their excellent behavior, sportsmanship and respect to the umpires throughout the day.
NSW Netball Secondary Regional Finals
Congratulations to our two Secondary Boys Netball Teams who competed in the Regional Finals of the NSW Netball Cup last week. We were represented by a Year 7 & 8 Team and a Year 9 & 10 Team at the tournament. Both teams performed well against strong competition. The highlight ot the day was the Year 7 & 8 boys who made the grand final. In a very tough fought game they narrowly went down to a by 2 goals to Trinity Lismore.
Kindergarten and Year 1 Athletics Mini Carnival
Sports and Coaching Administrator
Australian Geography Competition
Students in Year 8 and Year 10 recently took part in the 25th annual Australian Geography Competition. Over 73,500 students from 792 schools across Australia entered the Competition, which is a joint initiative of the Australian Geography Teachers’ Association and the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland. We had a number of student geographers at our school who performed to a very high level in the Competition this year. Congratulations to the following students on their outstanding achievement.
The results give us an external benchmark as to how our students are progressing in certain aspects of the Geography Syllabus. A detailed analysis of the results will allow the Geography Team to identify areas of strength and weakness in our students and inform teaching and learning strategies.
Curriculum Leader (HSIE, PDHPE, LOTE)
EAC Canteen opens at 8.30am and 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:
WINTER MENU EXTRA’S– TERM 2 & 3
Hot Chicken & Gravy Roll - $3.50
Wedges & Sweet Chilli Sauce- $3.00
Pumpkin Soup* & Roll** - $3.50
Milo - $1.00
* Gluten Free
** Students would need to come to the canteen to collect their soup
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Pizza NOT AVAILABLE I am having trouble sourcing Pizza from my suppliers.
Sushi: August 27, September 10
Noodle Box : September 3 & 17
Subway: September 24
Sushi – Tuesday 27 August
Sushi from IGA, will be available from the canteen next Tuesday, 27 August. If you would like to order Sushi for your child’s lunch next Tuesday please complete the order form found here:
Order forms will be sent home but are also available at the canteen, office or online.
Yes it’s that time of the year again when the primary students are rewarded for making good food choices. The campaign will run for three (3) weeks commencing on Monday 26th August and finishing on Friday 13th September.
Students are required to make a good choice of fresh fruit or vegetables for fruit time/recess or lunch (MAX one a day). It MUST be fresh not fruit sticks, dried fruit etc.
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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