‘For those who have been given much, much will be expected: and for who have been entrusted with much, even more will be expected of them’ Luke 12:48
From The Principal
Welcome back to all our staff and students for Term 4! I hope all those that had holidays enjoyed their break and made the most of the sunshine when we had it!
In a special way we welcome back our intrepid travellers from both the orient and the tropics. Congratulations to Mrs Kate Sculley and Year 10 students, Brianna Nay and Bella McMahon who completed the Kokoda Track Expedition during the break. The girls were accompanied by their fathers and travelled with a group of staff, students and parents from schools in our Anglican Diocese. The track has become a significant pilgrimage for many Australians and all involved can be extremely proud of their achievement in completing the 91 kilometre, 9 day journey through the rainforest of Papua New Guinea. The group also learned about the history surrounding the World War II battle and remembered those that were injured and lost. Mrs Sculley, Bella and Brianna said that had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. We are very proud of them and their achievement.
Welcome home as well to Mrs Karen Bergan, Mrs Jenny Buddee and the students from Year 9 and 10 who participated in the Japanese Study Tour. The group had the opportunity to visit our sister schools, Meitoku Gijuku in Kochi and Tachibana Elementary School in Shizuoka, as well as explore many incredible places including Hiroshima, Kyoto, Nara and Tokyo. The group enjoyed Japanese food and culture, visited many significant and sacred places, practised their Japanese language skills and made many new friends. While it was a very busy itinerary, the students said they absolutely loved the experience. One of our Year 11 students, Britney Osborne, who is studying Japanese for her HSC, has stayed on in Japan at Meitoku as part of a Japanese language immersion program. Britney is the third EAC student to undertake such a program over the last two years.
Special thanks to the teachers and staff involved in the planning and leadership of these two international tours. Next September we plan to take a cultural and educational tour group to Europe to visit Santorini, Italy and Greece.
A huge thank you to Mrs Megan Whitaker and the Friends of EAC for all their organisation and effort in overseeing the EAC Raffle with a major prize of a brand new Toyota Corolla. The very lucky winner of the new car was Mrs Sandra Lane who is the mother of Thomas and Will. Over the holidays she went and picked up her brand new car from our good friends at Ballina Toyota. She is so very excited and still can’t believe that she was the lucky winner. Congratulations also to D McDonald and Leonie Van Rooyen who also won prizes and to Year 6 student Marlie Koenen who won the book sellers prize with sales of over 100 tickets!
Term 4 is always a very busy term with a number of significant events and celebrations. I encourage all families to view the College calendar, note the dates of relevant events and place them in your diary to assist with planning during this busy time of year.
I invite all our families to join the College at St Mary’s Anglican Church next Tuesday, October 23 to celebrate the commencement of the term and induct our new Student Leadership Team.
On Thursday 25 October, Year 11 Reports will be distributed. Parent and Teacher Interviews will take place for Year 11 and the College will hold the HSC Assessment Information Evening. This is a very significant evening for Year 11 as they commence their HSC studies.
Finally, please keep Year 12 in your thoughts and prayers in the coming weeks as they commence their HSC examinations on Thursday 18 October. We pray that they can remain calm and focused and that all their study will ensure that they have prepared well and will be able to demonstrate their best. The examinations will continue until early November.
Have a wonderful term.
Mr Robert Tobias
Off the Deputy's Desk
Welcome back to the final term of the academic year. For many of our students this is the term when they need to be making every post a winner academically as reporting season is just around the corner for Years K-10. Year 11 reports will be distributed very shortly in time for Year 11 Parent Teacher Interviews in week 2. Our Year 11 students will then start their HSC program and we wish them every success in this educational journey that they will undertake. Like all journeys it will have its ups, downs, moments of desperation and moments of exhilaration but I would encourage our students to always look at the learning rather than the end result.
On the topic of learning I would like to acknowledge Mrs Kent and Mrs Darnell who gave a presentation at the Mathematics Teachers Association State Conference in Wollongong before the holidays. This is a significant professional achievement that requires much preparation. Well done to these 2 staff. Earlier this week Mrs Boyd, Mrs Weingarth, Mr Kelly and myself presented our School Improvement story at an Association of Independent Schools professional development day in the Hunter Valley. This presentation was very well received and again I thank my colleagues for their great work in preparing and delivering their presentation.
As HSC Examinations commence on Thursday, Primary after school pick up will be moved from the Ezzy Centre to the area next to the Year 2 demountable classrooms. This arrangement will be in place until 9 November. I thank Primary parents for their patience and support.
Finally, I would like to commend the students of EAC for their wholehearted involvement in the Year 12 graduation service and final assembly.
The Year 12 students conducted themselves with dignity and finished in a respectful and happy manner-something that many schools struggle to achieve! The involvement and sense of genuine care from all of our students from the musicians to the Kindy students who presented cards and flowers to Year 12 was a joy to behold. Each school does Year 12 last day in its own unique way and I was uplifted by the way that our graduation included so many members of the community. Thank you to Mr Raguse and Rev Sal for their work with Year 12 in their final week and for all the staff who worked together to make the day a memorable one.
I wish all of our students a successful and productive fourth term.
Mr Darren Parks
Term 4 Week 2
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
Monday 29 October
HSC Courses Commence Year 12 2019
GRIP Leadership Program-Lismore
Primary Concert Bands Performance Evening
Tuesday 30 October
Secondary Assembly-9.00 am-UCA
Primary Assembly-9.00 am-Discovery Centre
Wednesday 31 October
Year 4 Camp-Tallebudgera
NCIS Secondary Basketball-Coffs Harbour
Years 5/6 Interrelate Sessions
Friday 2 November
NSW All Schools Athletics, Joshua Mumford Selected to Represent NSW
NSW CIS Secondary Athletics
Queensland Surf lifesaving Surf League
Primary School Dance Display
Mr Graham Walker
Sport and Coaching Administrator
Mini Olympics - Behaviour Incentive - Term 3
Students competed in the following events:
Leader of Welfare - 3-6/Year 4 Teacher
Workshop with Touring Musicians
Concert Band Leader
Last Book Club for the Year!
Scholastic Book Club catalogues have been sent home with all Early Learning Centre and Primary Students today. The catalogue contains a great selection of new and noteworthy fiction, classics, award winning titles, favourites, reference books and more.
You can purchase books at discount prices starting from as little as $1.00. Orders can be placed directly online with payments made by Visa or Mastercard. Paying online also unlocks great benefits and special offers throughout the year.
You may also pay by cash or with cheques payable to Scholastic Australia.
ALL ORDERS TO BE COMPLETED ON-LINE OR HAND DELIVERED TO THE LIBRARY BY THURSDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2018.
Mrs Fiona Wilson-Jones
Library Resource Centre Manager
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:
SUSHI: 23 October, 6 & 20 November
NOODLE BOX DATES: 30 October, 13 & 27 November
SUBWAY DATE: 4 December
Sushi – Tuesday 23 October
Sushi from IGA, will be available from the canteen next Tuesday, 23 October. If you would like to order Sushi 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 22 October, . Order forms will be sent home but are also available at the canteen, office or online.
Order forms will be sent home but are also available at the canteen, office or online.
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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