Term 3 | Week 6 | 23 August 2017
"You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."
From The Principal
Thank you to all the parents who travelled to Coffs Harbour to support our EAC team last Wednesday at the NCIS Athletics Carnival. It was a very long day with students, staff and many parents departing the College at 5.30am and not returning until 7.45pm that evening. Our students can be very proud of their performances in their respective events, with many students achieving personal bests. Congratulations to all our athletes for their efforts and achievements on the day. Once again, I wish to thank Mr Graham Walker and the very dedicated teaching staff that worked with the students in the lead up to the event and also travelled with the team on the day.
The third of our Year 7 2018 Experience days took place this week with more than 70 students coming together to undertake a series of taster lesson to help them prepare for the transition from Primary to Secondary school. The students were involved in a range of fun learning activities in the areas of History, Personal Development Health and Physical Education, Chemistry and Music. Many of our current students played a significant role by being a buddy to a new student. Thank you to all the staff involved in the day and congratulations to all the students who displayed excellent behaviour and wonderful cooperation throughout the day.
As reported in last week’s newsletter, our NAPLAN results were simply outstanding, with students at EAC achieving above state and national average in all five test areas across Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Individual student reports have been mailed to families and should arrive this week. Teachers from across the College have commenced a thorough analysis of the results with a view to identifying patterns across each cohort, as well as individual student performances. The data will be used to inform our planning and set future directions in terms of our approach to literacy and numeracy education.
I am very sad to announce the Mrs Eva Brown has informed me of her intention to leave EAC at the end of the year. Eva is going to take a break from teaching and explore other avenues for her to put her many talents to use. Eva is an outstanding educator who has made many significant contributions to student learning, particularly in the fields of Drama and English. We have been greatly blessed by her presence in the College community and certainly wish her every success as she steps out in a new direction in 2018.
Once again, I invite everyone to our Visual Arts Showcase evening on Thursday 25 August at 6.00 in the Joan Pickup Library. Students from across the College will be exhibiting work and it is a delightful opportunity to see the creative talent of our students. Our Year 11 Hospitality student will be provide some tempting treats to enjoy and the Friends of EAC will ensure you have a refreshment to sample. Even if you only have 30 minutes to spare, please drop in and view the wonderful range of works on display.
On Friday 25 August, the College will host the annual book parade and Grandparents day and I invite all Grandparents to join us for this very special celebration. The parade will commence at 9.30 am and is followed by open classrooms in the Primary school and a scrumptious morning tea in the Ezzy Centre. Thank you to the Friends of EAC who will coordinate the morning tea.
Mr Robert Tobias
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: Ryland, Chloe and Sofia.
Recently, we celebrated the phenomenal achievement of Courtney Osborne in Year 12, and Emily Wiltshire, in Year 11, who have successfully completed Southern Cross University’s Head-Start program earlier this year. These students worked extremely hard to complete a first year university course, all the while undertaking their school studies. Emily, who’s older brother, Matt, completed the Engineering unit in 2015, and is now a first year B Engineering student at SCU, successfully completed the Visual Communication and Design unit.
Courtney received the highest grade in the Communication in Organisations unit and subsequently was awarded a nomination for the prestigious Louise Morgan Scholarship, giving Courtney $2000 towards her studies in 2018. Southern Cross University have loved their interactions with these impressive Emmanuel Anglican College students and hope to see them take up their direct offer and advanced standing in the years to come.
Mrs Jo Spring
Leader of Curriculum (TAS), VET, DE, TAFE and Careers
NCIS Athletics Championships
College Tennis Championships
Under 15 Girls
Champion: Annie Milne
Runner Up: Ella Peart
Third: Cheryl Charles
Fouth: Kyra Jorgensen
Champion: Elisabeth Milne
Runner Up: Brianna Nay
Third: Georgina Legg-Bagg
Champion: Guy Falconer
Runner Up: Cameron Palmer
Third: Luke Mounic
Fourth: Jack Ito
Sports and Coaching Administrator
An Evening of Duets, Trios and Small Ensembles
EAC students have been actively raising money and participating in community service events as part of the College’s lighthouse program. The secondary social was held in the last week of Term 2 and raised $1 100 for the Hope Foundation. This organisation assists children in Thailand seek safety, education and access to clothing and shelter.
Early in Term 3, Ms Campbell and Ms Miller organised for Stage 4 and 5 students to participate in two very important local organisations. Year 9 students visited St Andrew’s Nursing home and engaged in conversation, card games and activities with the residents. Year 7 students worked with Ballina Landcare to help ensure our wonderful natural environment remains healthy and pristine.
In week 5, Stage 6 students donated blood through Red Cross Lismore. This blood will help numerous people in our local community and throughout Australia. We have received a message that some of the donated blood helped save the life of a person in Hervey Bay.
EAC students have been generous with their time and efforts to improve the lives of those less fortunate in our community. Participating students have been a credit to themselves and their families.
Mr Joel Jukes
Leader of Welfare- Secondary
Student Representative Council (SRC)
Soccer House Cup Challenge
Our Student Representative Council organised a Soccer House Cup Challenge, where students in each stage played in their house soccer team versing another house team in their stage. This was to encourage students to earn points for their house in a fun, social soccer game with their friends.
Stage 3 played last week, with Walker earning 50 points for their house and Smith earning 25 with a bonus 5 points for good sportsmanship.
In the second soccer game, Brockington earned their house 50 points and Percival earned 25.
This week, Stage 2 students will join together to verse each other in the Soccer House Cup Challenge.
Mrs Merilyn Mule' Mr Paul Christensen
K-2 Welfare Leader 3-6 Welfare Leader
On Wednesday 16th of August EAC launched a Drone club!
Students from both primary and secondary bought their indoor drones into school and had a fly. The Drone Club has been driven by year 8 student Harrison Lattimer who is a drone enthusiast. Harry's uncle Sam, was a guest speaker on the day and he very kindly bought in a few cool drones and toys for the students to have a look at. Harry's parents, Rosalind and Michael, along with Sam have donated 4 drones to the EAC Drone Club for students to use at our meetings. The College and all our young flyers are very thankful for this generosity and support. Thank you very much to the Latimer family!
Mr Joel Jukes
Leader of Welfare - Secondary
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: 5 September
Noodle Box: 12 September
Subway: 19 September
Noodle Box – Tuesday 29 August
Noodle Box from “Noodle Box” at Ballina Fair, will be available from the canteen next Tuesday, 29 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, 28 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
Its on again
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 two (2) weeks commencing on Monday 11th September and finishing on Friday 22nd 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.
0414 811 668