"Happy the peacemakers; they shall be called the sons and daughters of God"
From The Principal
I hope all our Fathers and Granddads had an absolutely wonderful Fathers’ Day and enjoyed some well deserved special attention on Sunday. Many blessings to you all.
Congratulations to Kalani Franklin of Year 4 who was a member of the Combined Independent School (CIS) Primary Boys Hockey team that competed at the NSW All Schools Hockey Championships last week. I am very pleased to say that Kalani and his teammates were crowned NSW Champions after winning the tournament. This is a particularly remarkable feet for Kalani as he is 2 years younger than most of the participants in the competition. Kalani’s photo will be added to the growing EAC sporting ‘Hall of Fame’ which can be found in the Ezzy Centre function room. Well done Kalani!
Congratulations also to all our HSC students that have participated in courses that have a Major Work or performance piece as a component of their HSC examination. This includes students undertaking Music, Drama, Visual Art, Industrial Technology-Multimedia and Design and Technology. All practical components are completed and marked by NESA examiners during the second half of Term 3. Each practical task is the culmination of many months of preparation and work. I am inspired and humbled by the talent and commitment of all those who have taken on such a challenge. Special mention to Mr Raguse, Ms Spring, Mr Brenton, Mrs McLintock and Mr Holmes who have guided and supported students through the development of their works and performances.
On Thursday 21 September we will celebrate the Graduation of the Year 12 Class of 2017 at St Mary’s Anglican Church Ballina at 9.00am as part of the end of Term 3 Whole College Chapel Service. This is a very significant and special time in the lives of the students of Year 12, their families and the College. I warmly invite all parents and friends to join with us for this celebration.
Students from Kindergarten to Year 12 will attend the Graduation ceremony. I ask all parents to note that the end of Term Three Chapel Service has been moved from the Tuesday to the Thursday of Week 10.
Mr Robert Tobias
From The Office
Safety in School Zones
The school pick up zone and bus zone area is getting busier and we wanted to raise awareness of the important signs around the school and the road rules.
Bus Zone - You must not stop or park in a bus zone. Fine exceeds $265.
No Stopping - You cannot stop in this area for any reason. Fine exceeds $265.
No Parking - You can stop in a NO PARKING zone for a maximum of two minutes. You must stay within 3 metres of your vehicle at all times. Fine exceeds $147.
Please follow the link for the detailed parking information provided by Ballina Shire Council. Safety in School Zones
The Bus Company's have also mentioned that some children are crossing the road unsafely at the entrance of the bus bay and have requested that students use the pedestrian crossing and be mindful of buses pulling into the bus zones. If your child is being picked up please ask them to cross the road at the pedestrian crossing.
We have a large number of VALUABLE items in the front office that have been handed in. These items include phones, glasses, headphones, Fitbits/Garmins, watches and various school uniform clothing items including hats and jumpers.
Also there are some plates and platters still uncollected from the Grandparents Day morning tea.
If you think your child may have lost something of value please contact Margaret or Patsy on 6681 5054.
Mrs Margaret Lewis & Mrs Patsy Downes
EAC Front Office
Year 3A students enjoyed presenting at last week's assembly on our College value of Christ-Likeness. Christ-Likeness is visible in a person who has qualities like Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ set the perfect example for us, and as disciples we are all encouraged to be 'Christ-Like'. He exemplified characteristics such as faith, hope, displays charity, patience, humility, compassion, diligence, and obedience.
Year 3A led the Primary School in role play, prayers and demonstrated how a growing plant is very similar to how Christians grow in Christ. Plants need a good foundation of soil to start their growth. For Christians, our “soil,” our foundation, is Christ. The Bible is our sunlight. Plants grow towards the light. They long for the warmth and strength that only sunlight can give. Last but not least, plants need water to sustain them. God didn’t intend for us to grow alone, but to be there to encourage each other in Christ.
The assembly concluded with the children singing the song ‘Let it Grow’ from the movie ‘The Lorax’.
Year 3A should be congratulated for doing a marvellous job and fulfilling their responsibilities to their utmost. Well done!
Mr Tod Falvey
Year 3 Teacher
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 one played last week, Percival earning 50 points for their house and Walker earning 25 points.
In the second soccer game, Smith earned their house 50 points and Brockington earned 25.
This week Kindergarten 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
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: Beau, Zachary and Bella.
Mrs Merilyn Mule' Mr Paul Christensen
K-2 Welfare Leader 3-6 Welfare Leader
Tournament of Minds
Last Sunday, two secondary teams from EAC travelled to Kingscliff to compete in the Regional Competition of Tournament of Minds. Seven students each from Years 7 to 9 formed two teams. The Science and Technology Team consisted of Scarlett Donovan, Lachlan Walker, Cheryl Charles, Ella Peart, Hamish Walker, Oliver Payne and Georgie Watson. The other, the Social Science Team, consisted of Stella Maddock, Himanya Sajnani, Francois van Kempen, Tom Stredder, Sam Cant and Max Monti. The two teams had been working together over the previous six weeks to solve a problem, write, learn and perform a script, build props, create songs and movements and develop their teamwork skills.
On the day, the teams had to perform their solutions to the Long-Term Challenge as well as complete a shorter, unseen problem that was judged on teamwork, creativity and time management. Each team completed their challenges and performed well on the day.
The Science and Technology Team were particularly successful, coming away winners for their category. The students in the team are now off to Sydney to compete in the State Finals on the 10th of September.
Thank you to the parents who have been very supportive of their students and helping them achieve so much.
Mrs Felicity Regan
Congratulations to Kalani Franklin Year 4, NSW Hockey Champion
Sport and Coaching Administrator
NCIS Athletics Championships Schools Point Score
The EAC Athletics Team performed exceptionally well at the NCIS Championships. Final results are through with EAC the only school placing in every point score category.
Primary: First Bishop Druit College, Second Emmanuel Anglican College, Third Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School
Percentage Championship: Based on student numbers in each school
Secondary: First Emmanuel Anglican College, Second Clarrence Valley Anglican School, Third Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School
Primary: First Byron Community Primary School, Second Emmanuel Anglican College, Third The Armidale School
Congratulations to all the students and staff involved in a great team effort.
NCIS Athletics Age Champions
ErinAmy Smekel 2nd 18 Years Girls
Sporting Schools Basketball
COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE TEAM BASKETBALL TRIALS
Students from Year 5 to 12 are invited to trial to be selected in the College Representative Basketball Teams to compete at the NCIS Championships to be held in Term 4. We will be selecting the following teams at these trial times:
Open Girls: Lunchtime Wednesday Week 9, 13 September and Friday Week 9, 15 September
Mr Graham Walker
Sport and Coaching Administrator
Australian Chamber Orchestra Collective
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 STOCK - END OF TERM FREEZER MAINTAINENCE
Due to maintainence over the holiday break I will be required to cut back on stock for routine maintainence, the fridge/freezer will be required to be switched off for up to 1 week. . I will post what is no longer available and what stock I am running low on. I will always have available fresh items sandwiches, rolls etc but will also guarantee dino nuggets and junior pies. I aplologise for any inconvienience that may occur.
Low stock, please give another option:
Sweet Chilli Tenders, including for wraps & burgers
Canteen opens at 8.30am and the Menu is available here:
Noodle Box – Tuesday 12 September
Noodle Box from “Noodle Box” at Ballina Fair, will be available from the canteen next Tuesday, 12 September. 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, 11 September . Order forms will be sent home but are also available at the canteen, office or online.
Subway 19 September
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
IT’S 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 4th September and finishing on Friday 15th September.
Students are required to make a good choice of fresh fruit or vegetables for fruit time/recess