“Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest”
From The Principal
On Thursday evening this week, we will hold the 2018 Kindergarten Information Evening. This is a very important evening for all families who have students commencing Kindergarten at EAC next year. During the evening we will introduce a number of key members of staff, outline the nature of learning and daily routines in Kindergarten and provide information about the many practical matters and questions that parents have that relate to lunches, equipment, pick up, library book and so on. This presents a perfect opportunity for me to announce that our Kindergarten teachers will be Mrs Roxanne Kent and Ms Jody Baker. I am sure they will make a super team and provide wonderful support for Kindy 2018 as they make their transition to ‘big school’.
The wonderfully hardworking Friends of EAC have a couple of events on over the next two weeks, which I encourage all our families to actively support. Firstly, this Saturday 4 November, Friends will be running the Bunnings BBQ. All fund raised will support the College and the opportunities available to our students. You can support the BBQ as a customer or as a helper (or both!). If you can spare a couple of hours to help with the BBQ, please contact the office and have your name placed on the roster.
On Friday 10 November, Friends are also hosting the Primary Disco and Christmas Picnic. Friends will be selling burgers, sausage sandwiches, snacks and drinks. There will also be a jumping castle. Families are encouraged to bring a blanket, a hamper and relax with friends, while the students enjoy the activities. The event will be held on the front oval, utilising the new courts for the disco and the canteen for food service. Please come along and support this wonderful event.
Please continue to keep our Year 12s in your prayers this week as they move into the final stages of their HSC examinations. The final examination will take place on 7 November. The Year 12 Formal will take place on 16 November. HSC results and ATARs (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) are released in mid-December.
Finally, congratulations to Year 11 student, Maddyson Lloyd, who won the Bronze Medal in the 50 metres Breastroke Multiclass event at the Australian Short Course Swimming Championships in Adelaide last week.
Mr Robert Tobias
off the deputy's desk
Lighthouse Tabitha Project
The Lighthouse Tabitha project is all about finding ‘crafty’ ways to serve others. Anything from knitting beanies for the homeless to crocheting blankets for hospitals. Last week a small group of students and staff started knitting poppies for the Australian War Memorial, to mark the centenary of the end of World War I. If you’re interested in knitting for the cause you can find more info (including patterns) at:
Year 9/10 Assessment Block
Next week our Year 9 and 10 students will embark on their final assessment block for the year. We wish them well in their preparation and for the tasks ahead.
Whole College Assembly
On Thursday 9 November we are holding our Whole College Assembly at St Mary’s church to induct our Secondary Student Leaders into their positions. Students should be dropped at the church in the morning, no earlier than 8.15 am. They will be bussed back to school after the assembly. Parents and families are welcome to attend.
Library returns – Amnesty month
November is Amnesty Month in the library! Please check under beds, in school bags, and under the washing pile, for any library books that may be hidden in your homes. We are working towards a huge stocktake over the holidays and need your help in finding some of the missing treasures.
Mrs Mellissa Evans
Year 4 Camp
Article from Year 4 students
Year 4 was privileged to go on a phenomenal camp at Tallebudgera Sport and Recreation Centre.
Some of our favourite activities were Team Rescue where we had to trust each other and work together. We also loved abseiling and the vertical challenge.
We were split into 8 cabins and 2 activity groups where we could build our friendships and socialise with new people. On this particular camp we could face our fears and reach new goals we wouldn't normally go for. The highlight of the camp for us was trivia night where everyone had a blast.
Overall, everyone thought it was a fantastic camp and would love to go back one day.
By Lily Awad, Maya Bright, Ellen Miller and Elizabeth Laverty
Congratulationa to following students who were awarded with Bronze and Silver Awards.
Boulders Beach to Lennox Village Walk
The morning started with some thunder and light rain, but we weren’t scared off, and it did turn in to a beautiful day for our walk from Boulders Beach to Lennox Village along the coastal path.
The year 7 group are studying ecosystems in Science at the moment and a trip to investigate the various ecosystems we all live so close to was a great learning experience.
It was a morning full of laughter, discovery and learning. The students worked hard and walked briskly with the promise of a few minutes of free time in the Lennox Village before returning to school.
Thank you to Mr Jukes, Ms Payne and Mr Schouten for their guidance on the excursion.
Friends of Emmanuel
From The Office
College Council would like to thank all those parents, grandparents and friends who have volunteered this year by hosting a Thank You Gathering. If you have worked in the canteen or the library, have been involved in Friends or a Friends event, have been a classroom helper, a parent reader, hosted an international student or have volunteered in any other way, then you are invited.
For catering purposes, please don't forget to RSVP by Friday 7 November by calling the EAC front office on 6681 5054.
Joshua Mumford Selected in NSW Athletics Team
Sport and Coaching Co-ordinator
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 Dates: November 14
Noodle Box Dates: November 7, 21
Subway Date: November 28
Noodle Box – Tuesday 7 November
Noodle Box from “Noodle Box” at Ballina Fair, will be available from the canteen next Tuesday, 7 November. 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, 6 November . 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.
CANTEEN SURVEY – 2017
It is that time of the year again for the Canteen survey. This survey is used to check that the canteen is providing the services required within the college. Please encourage your child to complete this. Survey forms will be availabe from the canteen and are to be returned to the canteen.
This survey is for the students to complete and commenced Monday 30 October and will run for two weeks finishing on Friday 10 November.
Canteen dates where help is required:
November 6, 9 (pm) 13, 27, 29
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