I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
From The Principal
A huge thank you to all those parents who gave up some time on Saturday to support the Friends of EAC with the Bunning’s BBQ. Thanks also to all those families that dropped by to buy a sausage in support of the College. It was a very successful fundraiser. A reminder to all our families that the Christmas picnic and primary disco will be held this Friday, 10 November at the College commencing at 5.00pm.
Thank you to all those students in Years 10 and 11 who nominated for election to the 2017-18 Secondary Student Leadership Team. It takes generosity and courage to nominate and I certainly appreciate the number of students who were prepared to take on the challenge and offer themselves for election. Following the election process it is with great pleasure that I announce our College Leaders for 2017-18. These students will be formally inducted at our Whole College Assembly on this Thursday 9 November, 2017.
Student Leader: Culture and the Arts
Student Leader: SRC President
Student Leader: Community Outreach
Captain – Britney Osborne
Captain – Timothy Vincent
Captain – Jessica Shaw
Captain – Ryan Webb
Captain – Lily Wallace
Captain –Cameron Palmer
Captain – Lachlan Miller
Captain – Elisabeth Milne
As the Christmas season approaches, I just wish to mention a couple of things about saying thank you to the teaching staff for all their work throughout the year. Teacher’s love what they do and treasure the young people they have the opportunity to work with. They do not expect to receive a gift and can sometime feel quite uncomfortable when people purchase gifts for them. A simple hand made card or even gift from the student can say more and be of more value than something purchased. I would ask that families do not arrange for groups of parents to pool money to buy a collective gift. Each year there are issues around this and people can end up feeling obligated or excluded and the good intention is lost as people end up hurt or disappointed. The teacher may also feel that they have been a source of division. I always think that the adages ‘it is not the gift, but the thought behind it that matters’ and ‘a gift made is a gift of yourself’, give good guidance about how to say thank you. I appreciate your support with this matter.
Mr Robert Tobias
off the deputy's desk
Whole College Assembly
Just a reminder this Thursday 9 November there will be a Whole College Assembly at St Mary’s church at 9am. At the assembly we will induct our new student leaders. Parents and family members are welcome to attend.
As the weather warms up please make sure your children have College hats - these must be worn at all times when the students are outside, including during PDHPE lessons. There are many hats appearing in our lost property box so if you’ve lost one that is a good place to start the search. This is a good reminder to make sure all clothing and belongings are labelled.
Managing our kids on social media
Increasingly we, as parents, are struggling to manage our children and teens, and their use of social media. When we limit or supervise our children on their devices, we often hear them say “this isn’t fair, no one else’s parents do this”. It’s quite a balancing act between allowing our children some freedom, and ensuring they fit in with their peers, and keeping them safe. The Reach Out website (below) is a great place to start with general information. If we’re allowing our children to be active in this area then they need the skills to behave appropriately in that space.
Mrs Mellissa Evans
Basketball House Cup Challenge
Our Student Representative Council organised a Basketball House Cup Challenge, where students in each stage play in their house basketball team versing another house team in their stage. This was to encourage students to earn points for their house in a fun, social basketball game with their friends.
Stage two played last week, Percival earning 50 points for their house and Walker earning 25 points.
In the second basketball game, Smith earned their house 50 points and Brockington earned 25 points.
Next week Stage 1 students will join together to verse each other in the Basketball House Cup Challenge.
Mrs Merilyn Mule' Mr Paul Christensen
K-2 Welfare Leader 3-6 Welfare Leader
Year 12 Biology
Year 12 students demonstrating the effect of Carbon dioxide on blood pH. The universal indicator changes colour from green to yellow as the students blow bubbles in the water. This indicates the lowering pH. Not good for blood!
NCIS Basketball Championships
The teams had been training for several weeks in the lead up to the competition with early morning and lunchtime sessions. In a busy day of basketball all teams played at least 5 games. The competition was strong in all divisions with several excellent opposition teams.
Secondary Girls: Bishop Druit College
Our best performing team was the Secondary Girls who finished 3rd overall. The Primary Girls and Boys both finished 4th. While the secondary boys with a young team held their own in each game however missed the semi finals this year.
Thank you to coaches Mr Kelly, Mrs Payne and Mr Christensen for coaching the teams in the lead up to the competition and on the day.
Nutty Pumpkin Muffins
We can’t decide if these are sweet or savoury but they are definitely delicious! They can be served with greek yoghurt or ricotta for breakfast or snacked on throughout the day.
Serves: 12 muffins
3/4 cup self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup pumpkin puree (approximately 1/3 pumpkin cooked and mashed)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
50g margarine (melted) or olive oil
1/4 cup walnuts (roughly chopped)
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees and grease a 12 hole muffin tin.
2. Place all ingredients into a bowl and stir until well combined.
3. Spoon mixture into muffin tin and bake for 20-25 minutes
4. Serve warm or store in an airtight container.
TIP 1: If you have buckwheat flour substitute it for 1/4 cup of the self raising flour.
TIP 2: Add 1/2 cup of savoury granola to the mixture if you have any
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:
CANTEEN STOCK - END OF YEAR
With the college year coming to an end I will be cutting back on my ordering so that excess stock is not being held over the Christmas break.
This will beging in week six (6), next week. I will keep you posted of the availability of item through this newsletter. I will post what is no longer available and what stock I am running low on.
I will always have available fresh items sandwiches, rolls etc. but will also guarantee dino nuggets and junior pies.
Thank you for your continuing support of the canteen in 2017.
Sushi: November 14
Noodle Box: November 21
Subway: November 28
Sushi – Tuesday 14 November
Sushi from IGA, will be available from the canteen next Tuesday 14 November, . 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 13 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.
Term 4 - Help Required
November: 13, 27
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.
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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