“For God everything is possible"
From The Principal
A huge thank you to Steve Carrigg and the friends committee for organising the Friends Trivia Night which took place on the weekend. It was a wonderful evening of fun, friend-raising and fundraising. Approximately 80 people attended, with most joining in the ‘Australiana’ theme for the evening. Congratulations to all involved in what was a wonderful community event. Thank you also to all our sponsors, who provided prizes for our raffles and competitions. The evening was great success and raised over $2100 for the Friends of EAC.
Last week our Secondary Concert Band competed at the Lismore Eisteddfod taking out their section with two outstanding performances. The Band was award a score of 94, which was the highest score awarded throughout the entire Eisteddfod. Congratulations to all our Secondary Concert Band players and once again to Mr Adam Holmes for his remarkable efforts with the band program
Our Secondary Tournament of Minds team did themselves, the College and our region very proud in finishing a close second at the State Championships held in Sydney over the weekend. Competing in the Science and Technology Challenge, the students were applauded for their innovative and creative response to the challenge. Congratulations to Hamish Walker, Lachlan Walker, Scarlett Donovan, Ella Peart, Oliver Payne, Cheryl Charles and Georgie Watson who have worked creatively and collaboratively for more than two months in preparation for the event. Special mention must also go to Mrs Felicity Regan who has supported the students throughout their preparation, giving up numerous hours after school and on weekends, including travelling to Sydney, to support and guide the team.
A reminder to all families that our end of term Whole College Chapel Service will take place next week on Thursday 21 September commencing at 9.00am. Please join us at St Mary’s Anglican to celebrate the Graduation of the Class of 2017. I also ask that you keep Year 11 in your thoughts and prayers this week as they participate in their Year 11 Leadership Retreat and prepare to select the Students Leadership Team to lead the student body over the next 12 months.
Mr Robert Tobias
Congratulations to the Secondary Concert Band and Brass Ensemble for their outstanding success in the Lismore Eisteddfod.
Both groups came first in their section.
The Secondary Concert Band received a mark of 94 which is the highest awarded at the Eisteddfod so far this year.
Mr Adam Holmes
The Pre-kindy students enjoyed a visit to the Kindergarten classroom as part of our Book Week celebrations last week. We read 'Go Home Cheeky Animals' which was one of this year's Children's Book Council of Australia award winners. The students then used 3 Thinking Hats to explore the story further and recorded their ideas using drawings.
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.
Kindergarten played last week, Brockington earning 50 points for their house and Percival earning 25 points.
In the second soccer game, Walker earned their house 50 points and Smith earned 25.
That is the end of our Soccer House Cup Challenge this term. Students enjoyed participating and supporting their house teams.
Merilyn Mule' Paul Christensen
K-2 Welfare Leader 3-6 Welfare Leader
bronze award winners
There has been lots of wonderful work going on in Stage 2 and 3 and these students have achieved a bronze award. Well done!
Leader of Welfare - 3-6/Year 4 Teacher
Australian Mathematics Competition
Thank you to all the students who took part in the Australian Mathematics Competition earlier this term. We had many students participate from Year 5 to 12. Of those students, 26 received a certificate of credit and 3 received a certificate of distinction. We are still waiting to receive student certificates but we can congratulate certificate recipients and all students who challenged themselves and took part in this competition.
NCIS Tennis and Netball Championships
Sport and Coaching Administrator
The Tennis Championships were a very competitive competition with an increased participation from last years event. Players were divided into pools for a Round Robin, with the top players then progressing to quarter finals and finals. There were many high quality and competitive matches on the day. Our overall results were excellent with most players reaching at least the quarter final stages of the tournament. Well done to all of our players.
Congratulations to the following students on gaining places at the Championships:
Elisabeth Milne (Year 11) Champion in the Open Girls
Georgina Legg-Bagg (Year 10) Runner Up in the Open Girls
Ella Peart (Year 8) Runner up in the Under 15 Girls.
Annie Milne (Year 9) Third in the Under 15 Girls
Sylvie Peart (Year 6) Third in the Primary Girls
Friends of Emmanuel
Friends Trivia Night!
What a great night was had by all! And the costumes! What a great Australiana effort!
Thank you to everyone who attended or helped set up the Trivia Night. Special mention and congratulations goes to Steve Carrigg on yet another extremely well run event. So thanks again Steve, you really outdid yourself yet again!.... and love the wig…well I’m guessing it was a wig!
Also thanks goes to the Friends Committee and helpers who extend, juggle and commit their precious time to provide and run these events for the EAC Community. This night alone raised over $2000 for Emmanuel!
Last but not least, thanks goes to the generous sponsors who provide the winning prizes.
Best Costume Table – Country Women’s Association – prizes donated by Amphibian $280;
8 Winners of the Trivia Night - prizes donated by The Gallery Café – 8 x $25 gift vouchers, Richard Windeyer Photography - $300 gift voucher and more…
Raffle Prizes –
- Lennox Hair – 1 x haircut voucher,
- The Belle General – 1 x $50 voucher
- Dan Murphy’s (Ballina) – 1 bottle of wine
- Clearsight Optometry 2 x $100 gift vouchers
- Classic Aero, Mark Awad – Adventure flight
- Pure Touch Massage – 1 hour massage
- Amphibian – 1 x Personal Power & Safety Adaptor
Looking forward to the next event!
EAC Friends President
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:
Due to maintainence over the holiday break I will be required to cut back on stock. Routine maintainence requires the fridge/freezer 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.
Please give another option for ALL orders.
No Longer Available: Sausage Rolls, Lasagna, Pizza. All other canteen items have low stock numbers.
Subway Date: 19 September
Subway from ‘Subway’ in Ballina Fair, will be available from the canteen this Tuesday, 19 September. If you would like to order Subway for your child’s lunch this 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 FRIDAY morning, 18 September. Order forms will be sent home but are also available at the canteen, office or online.
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 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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