“You are the light of the world, A city built on a hill top cannot be hidden. No-one lights a lamp to put it under a bowl. In the same way your light must shine in the sight of all, so that, seeing your good works, they may give praise to God."
From The Principal
This week we will farewell the Year 12 Class of 2018. For the students, families and teachers it is a time of much joy and celebration but also some sadness as a significant part of the students’ journey comes to an end and they ready themselves to take the first tentative steps in a new direction as they move beyond school and onto the next phase of the journey. It is quite a remarkable transformation that takes place in each graduand from their first days in Kindergarten to their last in Year 12. Having started school knowing little about reading and writing, unaware of how to tell the time and most likely unable to tie a shoelace and yet they will leave the College this week articulate, confident and ready to take on many new and exciting challenges. It is a wonderful tribute to their parents, teachers and the students themselves that they have come so far and grown into such fine young men and women.
Over the coming weeks they will prepare for, and then sit, their HSC Examinations and I ask all our families to keep them in your thoughts and prayers throughout that time.
Over the break, Mrs Kate Sculley will accompany Year 10 students Brianna Nay and Bella McMahon and their dad's Brett Nay and Michael McMahon, on an incredible journey as they walk the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. The expedition involves students, teachers and parents from the Anglican schools of the Grafton Diocese. The track was the focus of a significant battle during World War Two involving Australian solders. Against great odds the Australian forces halted the Japanese advance. The Battle has become part of Australian folklore and the track has become a place of pilgrimage for many Australians. It is a gruelling trek that takes 10 days to complete. Each of the EAC participants have direct family connections to the original battle, so it will be a very significant, historical, cultural and emotional journey for them. We wish them well on this incredible adventure and look forward to hearing of their experience when they return.
We also wish sensei Buddee, sensei Bergan and their intrepid team of travellers a very exciting and enjoyable trip as they head to Japan for their Study Tour on Sunday. The 10 students and 2 teachers will spend 13 days immersed in Japanese life and culture. During this time they will spend 5 days staying at our sister school Meitoku Gijuku in Kochi and while there, undertake an intensive Japanese language program. They will also visit Tachibana Elementary School along with many wonderful cultural and historic sites across Japan. We wish them safe travels and look forward to hearing about the wonderful trip when they return.
Finally, I wish to congratulate and thank all our students and staff for their efforts and enthusiasm throughout Term 3. It has been another dynamic and eventful term and I am sure our students and staff are looking forward to a well-earned break.
Mr Robert Tobias
Off the Deputy's Desk
This week is a week of endings and also of beginnings. The third term ends and our students and staff will no doubt be looking forward to having a break before we return for the final term of the academic year. However, there is a much more important ending and that is the graduation of our Year 12 students. Concluding secondary school is a giant event in one’s life and can invoke bittersweet feelings in the minds of young people. There the sense of elation that the compulsory schooling journey is over coupled with the excitement of the possibilities of life beyond the constraints of school. However, there is also the fear of the unknown and the feeling that school days really were the best days of our lives. Whichever way they choose to view their schooling experience I hope that our Year 12 students take some time to sit back and reflect upon their achievements. Hopefully they will be thankful for their opportunities, proud of their achievements and excited about the endless possibilities that their futures hold. I wish each of them all the best of luck for their upcoming HSC examinations which commence after the holidays.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff for their work throughout the term. A Headmaster that I once worked with said that teaching is the most demanding and most rewarding of all the professions. I think our staff would attest to that. Finally, I would also like to thank our parents for their support over the course of the term. It is absolutely vital for home and school to work together in order to produce the best educational outcomes possible for each child.
This term has seen our students achieve in so many areas. Academically, we have done well in NAPLAN and achieved some great competition results. Our sporting teams have represented the College admirably and with pleasing determination. Culturally, there have been many successes in the visual arts and music program. It is great to see that so many of our students have been able to play their part in contributing to the success of the College this term. They are each a part of the fabric of the College and bring their own unique skills and talents to school each day.
On the topic of beginnings, our new College Captains have been elected and we are now currently in the process of selecting Secondary Leaders and House Captains. The opportunity for this new leadership group to put its stamp on the College is an exciting one. Each new group of student leaders brings its own particular strengths, talents and dispositions to the role. We are very much looking forward to working with and supporting these students in their leadership journey throughout the next year.
Enjoy your time with your children these holidays, travel safely and I look forward to an exciting and challenging final term of the academic year.
Mr Darren Parks
Monday 15 October
Term 4 Commences
Primary Intensive Swimming Program-All week-Years K, 1, 5, 6 at Alstonville Pool
Tuesday 16 October
Band workshops with Richard Johnson Anglican School
Thursday 18 October
HSC Exams Commence
Friday 19 October
Monday 22 October
Primary Intensive Swimming-All week-Years 2, 3, 4 at Alstonville Pool
Tuesday 23 October
Whole College Chapel-9.00 am- St Mary’s Anglican Church, Ballina.
Wednesday 24 October
Year 5/6 Interrelate
Thursday 25 October
Year 11 Parent Teacher Interviews-3.30-6.30pm-Library
HSC Assessment Information Evening-6.30 pm-Library
Friday 26 October
A big thank you to four Year 5 students - Ava, Elizabeth, Felicity and Lilla who facilitated a lunchtime craft club for Primary students each week. These girls created the craft activities, organised the resources and demonstrated to the students offering their support to those who needed some help to complete the task.
Year 6 Concert Band Performance
Concert Band Leader
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:
Special Lunch Dates - Term 4
SUSHI: 23 October, 6 & 20 November &
NOODLE BOX DATES: 30 October, 13 & 27 November
SUBWAY DATE: 4 December
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
Dear Emmanuel Anglican College,
Over the past six months, Ballina Coastcare has been fortunate to receive assistance from EAC students doing their Duke of Edinburgh community service.
I would like to thank all the students involved for their commitment and enthusiasm. Over the course of this year, we've made great strides eradicating weed species from the Flat Rock area, which would not have been possible without your efforts. Passers-by and other members of our group have remarked on the positive behaviour and spirited attitude of EAC students.
Anyone in Years 9, 10 or 11 looking to assist Ballina Coastcare for next year's Duke of Edinburgh service component is encouraged to get in touch with me directly, or via our website www.ballinacoastcare.org.