Term 4 | Week 4 | 6 November 2019
“But since you excel in everything – in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you – see that you also excel in this grace of giving.” 2 Corinthians 8:7
From The Principal
We inducted our 2019-20 Secondary Student Leadership Team at our Whole College Chapel Service this week. Rev Sally led a beautiful service and focused her message on the Beatitudes from Matthew’s Gospel. Rev Sal reminded the students that leadership ultimately is about generously giving your time and talent in the service of others. She also reminded the community that every student has the capacity and the potential to inspire others and model the Beatitudes for all members of the community. She reminded the students that leadership is about helping, doing and being with rather than telling, directing and standing apart from others.
As part of their induction, the leaders made the following Pledge of Office:
As the elected leaders of the student body we acknowledge and accept the privilege and responsibility that comes with the office we undertake. We pledge to undertake this office with generosity, commitment and integrity; to use our God given gifts to serve the staff, students and friends of the Emmanuel Anglican College Community and to call on the wisdom and guidance of the Holy Spirit to ensure that all that we do is done in God’s name.
College Captain – Ella Du Plessis College Captain – Timothy Weingarth
Student Leader (Student Representative Council) – Lara Truman
Student Leader (Community Involvement) – Grace Killingbeck
Student Leader (Arts and Culture) – Patrick Thornton
Band Captains Captain – Abigail Hanna Captain – Lara Truman
Debating Captain – Caitlyn Seamer
Brockington House Captain – Alanah Osborne Captain – Lachlan Hassey
Purcival House Captain – Brianna Nay Captain – Lachlan Mumford
Smith House Captain – Stella Atkinson Captain – Nicholas Mounic
Walker House Captain – Josephine Carey Captain – Angus Killingbeck
We very much look forward to working with the Student Leadership Team over the next 12 months as they endeavour to bring their Pledge of Office to life.
On behalf of the College community can I say a huge thank you to all the people involved with the Friends of EAC and the planning and preparation for Freaky Friday. It was a wonderful afternoon, with everyone having a really great time. The mix of disco, food, rides, activities and the colour run seem to provide something for everyone . The students had a fantastic time and all the parents seemed to have a really relaxed afternoon as well. (Not sure how long it took to scrub the colour out of everything though!)
Thank you so much to all who were involved for creating such a wonderful community afternoon. I am sure the kids will be buzzing about it for some time to come.
Thank you so much to the organising committee for their generosity, enthusiasm, energy and commitment and to the support provided by our families and students which makes all of the organising efforts so worthwhile and satisfying. Well done to all involved!
Mr Robert Tobias
Off the Deputy's Desk
Last week was an outstanding opportunity to showcase our sense of community with Freaky Friday held on Friday afternoon. This was an enormous success with disco, rides, sideshow activities and, of course, the Colour Run. Who could not help but enjoy the infectious enthusiasm for which the Colour Run had generated in the community. It was wonderful to see so many students participate. The fact that they were raising money for the Multi-Purpose complex was secondary to the enjoyment and community building opportunity that Freaky Friday provided. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank all the student volunteers who assisted with the Colour Run, face painting, photo booth and sideshow games. Freaky Friday would not have been the outstanding event that it was without the work of the Friends of EAC and the many staff that assisted on the night.
On Saturday EAC hosted The First Lego League which attracted schools from the southern end of the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers region. Led by Mrs Boyd and Ms Spring this event was very successful and I thank all the staff who generously gave their time to support it by acting as facilitators of teams and volunteers. One of the highlights of the day was the presentations the ‘Boomtown Build’ by Kindy and Year 1 students who let their creativity run wild with vivid descriptions of the distinguishing features of the city that they had created out of Lego. The older students battled it out for supremacy on the robotics tables in the hope of qualifying for the QLD Lego League finals which will be held in a few weeks’ time.
On Tuesday we inducted our new College Leaders at St Mary’s and during her sermon Rev Sal challenged all present with the question, ‘What does leadership look like in God’s kingdom?’ I challenge our new leaders to serve the EAC community with diligence and distinction over the coming year as they step up to the mantle of leadership. Most importantly they need to lead by serving and by being excellent role models for the rest of the students.
In the coming weeks it will be the turn of the Primary students to undertake the process of delivering speeches and voting for Primary Captains and Primary House Captains. Good luck to all the candidates who have nominated and well done on having the courage to put yourself forward to your peers. Leadership for Primary students looks different than what it looks like for Secondary as in Primary there is a particular focus upon skill development that is appropriate for the developmental level of the student whereas in the Secondary there is greater emphasis upon personal initiative. However, it is important to note that we are really trying to develop a culture of service in all of our student leaders regardless of their age.
Mr Darren Parks
Term 4 Week 5
Monday 11 November
Ballina RSL Remembrance Day Service-Ballina RSL-10.45 am
College Remembrance Day Service-10.50am-UCA
HSC Written Examinations-Physics, Design and Technology
Tuesday 12 November
Primary Assembly-KA and KB
Wednesday 13 November
Year 10 History Rights and Freedoms Day
Wheelchair Basketball Incursion
Friday 15 November
Primary Leadership Speeches and Voting
Term 4 Week 6
Monday 18 November
Long You Kema Visit continues
Tuesday 19 November
Kindergarten Orientation Day
Primary Chapel-9.00am-Discovery Centre
Primary Concert Band Performance-6.00pm-8.00pm-Discovery Centre
Thursday 21 November
Ballina Lighthouse Concert Band Performance-The Richmond Room-12.00-3.00pm
Friday 22 November
Duke of Edinburgh
International Award 2020
They helped clear a major bitou bush infestation around the cliffs at Shelly Beach and along the foredunes at Angels Beach. Large lantana trees were recently removed along the reserve boundary at Sharpes Beach, as well as prickly pear, climbing nightshade, corky passionfruit and ground asparagus.
There's always something different with activities to suit everyone. I am very proud of our students giving back to the community in this amazing range of activities.
If you would like your child to be involved in the Duke of Ed Program for 2020 please log onto the Parent Lounge and accept. Registrations are open until November 29.
Sports and Coaching Administrator
INTER-HOUSE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Last Wednesday and Thursday our Year 3 to 6 students played in their first ever Inter-house Primary Basketball Tournament. The tournament was conducted after the delivery of a 5 week intensive 'Basketball' sport program.
The students played in year groups for their individual houses. The tournament involved games against each house team followed by finals. Congratulations to all students who participated in the tournament. It was noted by all staff that the basketball sport tournament was played with great house spirit, sportsmanship and respect for the umpires. It was also played with plenty of smiles and laughs with students enjoying themselves!
The individual house age group winners and overall house trophy winner for Basketball will be announced and awards presented at the next Primary School Assembly.
A special mention and thank you goes out to the volunteer basketball umpires from Year 8, 9 and 10 (Alex Chapman, Nkosi Malaba, Bailey Wilson, Zane Crowe) who were outstanding ambassadors for the sport of Basketball and also to the wonderful assistance and help on the day from all of the Year 3-6 Primary Teachers.
The next Primary sport program is Touch Football with the Inter-house Tournament scheduled for Week 8 in Term 4.
Mr Randall Evans
Primary Sport Coach
As a kid, one of my favourite television programs was All Creatures Great and Small. (I should note we only had two stations to choose from – but I think I would still have watched it even if I’d had more choice!)
It was based on the life of Yorkshire vet, James Herriot. It was hilariously funny, poignantly sad as we shared the highs and lows of life in the dales, colicky cows, much loved horses who were injured, faithful working dogs at the end of their life… alongside a moderate helping of bawdy humour, ale and the threat of war.
Like I say, I loved it. So what else was I going to call a service for giving thanks and blessing our animals?
The notion of blessing the animals really stems from the stories that surround St Francis of Assisi who drew a great deal of his understanding of God, and of the nature of the kingdom of God from the natural world around him. Most artwork depicts him humbly dressed and surrounded by animals. He cared however, about more than just the animals – it mattered deeply to him how we care for and attend to ALL of God’s creation – animals, all people and the earth.
It is this understanding that we take into our upcoming service on Sunday – not only will we bless whatever animals appear – but we also take time to pray for and turn our minds and intentions to caring for our earth, and all that dwell on it.
Two of our (new) Year 12 students will be speaking at the service, Caitlyn Seamer and Jemima Gregor, and a number of other students will be helping with the readings.
We would love to see you join us this Sunday – bring along your pets – great and small!
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Earlier this term Kindergarten visited Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. We saw many Australian native animals. While we were there, we learnt about the different types of habitats that some of these animals and other insects live in. We even got the chance to pet some! It was a wonderful day and a great experience.
Mrs Baker and Mrs Smith
Friends of Emmanuel
Thank you everyone who joined in the fun at Freaky Friday. The afternoon was a great success.
For all the students who raised money via sponsorship for the Colour Run, it is now time to focus on the prizes you’ve worked so hard to achieve.
It is very important that any cash donations that you have raised are returned to the Office so you can claim your prize.
After your cash donations are returned simply visit schoolfundraising.com.au click on the “order prizes” button and follow the prompts. If you have any questions, please contact the School Fun Run team on 1800 386 786.
Please remember prizes must be ordered before this Friday, 8 November, 2019 to avoid missing out.
EAC Canteen opens at 8.30am and 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: 19 November,
Noodle Box: 12 & 26 November
Subway: 3 December
Noodle Box – Tuesday 12 November
Noodle Box from “Noodle Box” at Ballina Fair, will be available from the canteen next Tuesday, 12 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, 11 November.
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.
0414 811 668