“Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:24-25
From The Principal
It was a very exciting day for 48 bright eyed little people yesterday as they participated in the Kindergarten 2019 Orientation Day as part of the Kindergarten Transition Program. Experience days are a very important part of the Transition Program which is designed to support both students and families as they work through the process of establishing themselves positively in a new learning environment. Students get to know the teaching staff, familiarise themselves with new routines and most importantly, make new friends.
A reminder to parents of Kindergarten 2019 that we will hold the Parent Information Evening next Tuesday 13 November at 7.00pm in the Ezzy Centre. 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 books and so on. This presents a perfect opportunity for me to announce that our Kindergarten teachers will be Mrs Christine Smith and Ms Jody Baker. I am sure they will make a super team and provide wonderful support for Kindy 2019 as they make their transition to ‘big school’.
This Friday 9, November, Friends are hosting the Bush Dance and Family BBQ from 5.00pm to 7.30pm. All the action will be centred on the sports courts and families are invited to bring a blanket, sit on the grass and enjoy the music. Friends will be running a sausage sizzle and selling drinks. Please come along and support this wonderful event.
The Building Project has made substantial gains with the good weather this week and the building is really starting to take shape. Earth works have also begun on the drop off/pick up zone and car park. The excavated material will be relocated to extend the area of the front oval that is raised and therefore increase the play space available to all students. I wish to commend the primary students on their wonderful behaviour and cooperation during the construction period thus far. Student have had to cope with loss of play space, sudden changes to access to the Discovery Centre and the unexpected change to daily routine. I must say, they have been absolutely fabulous and have shown maturity, patience and much goodwill.
Mr Robert Tobias
Off the Deputys desk
Last Friday I attended the NSW Schools Bullying Workshops that are currently being held in various locations around the state. Mrs Mule, Mrs Miller and I went to a variety of informative and engaging sessions which stimulated much discussion amongst us. The most important points to arise from these workshops were the importance of a planned whole-school approach to bullying. As part of our follow up we will be reviewing our response to bullying policies and procedures in order to ensure that we are keeping ahead of the game when it comes to providing high quality pastoral care to our students. I have outlined elements that make up a whole school approach below and they make for interesting reading.
The following nine evidence-based elements help schools implement a planned whole-school approach to promote student safety and wellbeing and to prevent and respond to bullying, when it does happen.
School leaders work to establish approaches and procedures that promote a positive school climate in which bullying is less likely to occur.
Bullying is less likely in a culture that actively promotes positive, caring relationships among students and staff and between the school and home.
Successfully preventing and responding to bullying requires clear and widely communicated anti-bullying strategies and practices.
Staff training builds the capacity of school staff by developing knowledge, skills and strategies to prevent and respond to bullying.
Effective whole-school approaches provide a framework for schools to support positive behaviour for all students and for groups of students or individual students who require more intensive and individualised support.
Student engagement, the school curriculum and teaching cooperative and relational skills which support appropriate social and emotional behaviour are interrelated features of safe and supportive schools.
Wellbeing contributes significantly to the learning outcomes of students. Encouraging student voice promotes the important role students play in developing a positive school culture.
Identifying 'at risk' students and providing support before an issue emerges or escalates helps to build and maintain a safe environment.
Effective schools have high levels of parental and community involvement. This involvement is strongly related to improved student learning, attendance and behaviour.
On Monday, Mr Kelly, Mrs Boyd ,Mrs Weingarth and I travelled to Wagga Wagga to deliver our school improvement presentation to a very appreciative group of school leaders. This has been a great to opportunity to share our journey with other schools.
The Primary staff are in the midst of their assessment and reporting processes and from there will be writing Semester Two academic reports. I am eagerly anticipating the opportunity to read these reports in order to develop a picture of student progress throughout the semester.
The next time I write we will be halfway through the final term of the year and I can feel the momentum building for what will be an exciting finish to the year.
Mr Darren Parks
Term 4 Week 5
Monday 12 November
Primary Inter-Regional Chess Final at Clarence Valley Anglican School
Tuesday 13 November
Whole College Remembrance Day Service and Assembly-9.00 am-Undercover Area
Kindergarten 2019 Information Evening-6.30-7.30pm
Wednesday 14 November
Interschool Chess –St Joseph’s School, Alstonville
Years 9/10 Examination Block commences
Thursday 15 November
2018 Year 12 Formal at Ballina RSL-5.30pm
Years 9/10 Examination Block
Friday 16 November
Years 9/10 Examination Block
Saturday 17 November
First Lego League hosted by EAC-8.30am-4.00pm. Volunteers needed. Please contact Mrs Boyd.
Term 4 Week 6
Monday 19 November
Year 9/10 Examination Block
Food Smart Workshop-Ezzy Centre-3.30pm-8.00pm
Tuesday 20 November
Volunteer Thank You Lunch-Ezzy Centre-12.15-1.30pm
Year 9/10 Examination Block
Wednesday 21 November
Year 9/10 Examination Block
Thursday 22 November
Friday 23 November
Year 4 Camp
Study Tour 2019
2019 Greece & Italy Study Tour
Congratulations Jack Whitaker NSW PSSA State Atheltics Championships
Sports and Coaching Coordinator
Duke of Edinburgh Registrations are Open for 2019.
Here are 10 Great Reasons to join the Duke of Ed Program:
- CHALLENGE YOURSELF
- BE MORE ACTIVE AND GET FIT
- GIVE SOMETHING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
- DEVELOP SELF-DISCIPLINE
- MAKE NEW FRIENDS
- ENHANCE YOUR CV
- DEVELOP YOUR INDEPENDENCE
- LEARN TEAMWORK & COMMUNICATIONSKILLS
- EXPLORE SOMEWHERE NEW ON YOUR ADVENTUROUS JOURNEY
- A FANTASTIC SENSE OF ACHIEVEMENT
When completing the Duke of Ed students need to complete activities in 4 areas
- physical activity
- personal skills
- community service
- and an adventurous journey.
There are three levels of the Duke of Ed: Bronze, Silver and Gold.
In 2019 we will be offering the
- Bronze Award to students in Year 9
- Silver Award to Year 10
- And the Gold Award to students in Year 11 and 12.
Registrations are open for the Duke of Edinburgh Award for 2019. Please log onto the parent lounge to register. Registrations close on Friday 16 November. If parents or students need more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
NCIS Secondary Basketball Championships
Friends of Emmanuel
HELP SOPHIE JONES MAKE A DIFFEENCE
I have been growing my hair since I first started going to school and I am now in Year 12 at Emmanuel Anglican College.
I have made the decision to make a difference by cutting and donating my hair to be made into a wig for someone who has lost their hair due to a medical condition. On 8 December 2018 I'll be chopping off 65 cms or 2 feet of my hair and donating it to the Hair with Heart campaign.
Wigs cost families up to $6,000, lasting 1-2 years, meaning families can spend tens of thousands of dollars on the purchase of wigs throughout a child’s youth. I have a fundraising page where you can make a donation to Variety - the Children's Charity, to help provide a wig or other vital equipment to a child in need. Please visit my fundraising page https://hairwithheart.everydayhero.com/au/sophie-jones#
Thank you for helping kids in need.
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: 2, 16 & 30 May, 13 June
Noodle Box Dates: 9 & 23 May, 6 & 20 June
Subway Date: 27 June
Noodle Box – Tuesday 13 November
Noodle Box from “Noodle Box” at Ballina Fair, will be available from the canteen next Tuesday, 13 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, 12 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.
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