‘With God all things are possible’
From The Principal
Thank you to all the parents who attended the Christmas Concert on Tuesday Evening at St Mary’s Anglican Church. It was a wonderfully fun and entertaining way to formally embrace the Christmas season. Congratulations to all the students who were involved in performances on the night and to the wonderful group of teachers who help plan the event and prepare the students. Over $1000 was raised on the night through the entry fee and this will be donated to Anglicare for their Christmas Appeal. A fabulous effort. We also were very privileged to have a group of students from our sister school, Meitoku Gijuku, attend the concert. They were delighted by the range of performances and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Congratulations and thank you, to everyone who either attended or participated in the evening.
On Friday this week, primary students will participate in ‘Step Up’ day and spend the afternoon with their 2018 class group and teacher. There has been quite a buzz among primary students as they speculate about who might be their teacher, what room they will be in and who will be their classmates. Over the last few weeks teachers have gathered data and provide input into the structure of classes for 2018. All primary school students have completed socio-grams and teachers have used this data along information about students learning styles, educational needs, learning outcomes and group dynamics to help them formulate the class groups for 2018. It has been a very thorough and well considered process and I thank the teachers for the care they have taken in building class groups that will best support the social and educational needs of all students. At the end of the day students will come home with a letter naming their teachers for next year, which also contains an overview of the placement of teachers for the coming year.
With the announcement about primary classes for next year, I also wish to ask parents to consider nominating as a class parent for 2018. One of the most important role of the class parent is to welcome new parents to the College and help them make the initial contact with other parents in their child’s year group. With a number of new families joining the College next year, I would like to have the class parents in place as the year commences. A nomination form will be emailed to all parents on Friday. Please consider taking on this extremely important task.
As we plan for 2018, I wish to acknowledge and thank Mrs Alix Rochaix and Mrs Kimberley Schrooten for their wonderful contribution to the College throughout 2017. Both Alix and Kimberly were undertaking maternity leave contracts in place of Mrs Penny Galletly- Salisbury and Mrs Heidi Miller who will both return next year. Alix and Kimberly have both done a wonderful job and we hope that an opportunity will present itself in the future which will enable them to once again join the EAC team.
Finally, a huge thank you to the Friends committee for their hard work and wonderful financial support of the College. At the November meeting, the committee donated $13 000 to support the purchase of resources that will provide benefit to all students right across the College. The list of items they will fund is as follows:
Donation from Friends of EAC Nov 2017
|ELC||Market and café station indoor equipment||990.00|
|Music||8 full size nylon string guitars||792.00|
|Sport||20 Netball outfits and 20 touch shirts||2400.00|
|Drama||Portable Theatre lights and panel||735.00|
|K-3||Guiding Reading Book Set||2000.00|
|Primary||Spelling Mastery Resource Kit||1000.00|
|Food/Hospo||22 Chopping Boards, Fry pans and Chefs knives||2200.00|
|Wood||Compound Mitre Saw||600.00|
|Maintenance||Purchase and plant established trees for shade||1283.00|
Mr Robert Tobias
Off the Deputy's Desk
This is my final newsletter article as the Deputy Principal of EAC. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for making the last 4 years and 3 months a very rich and rewarding experience. I am immensely proud of all that we have achieved in this time. I’m looking forward to my new role, and the opportunities it will bring for enhancing the experiences of students and families at Emmanuel. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, and a safe and enjoyable holiday.
Year 12 Morning Tea
On Friday 15 December we are holding a morning tea for Yr 12 students and their teachers and parents to celebrate their HSC results. We would love to see as many students there as possible.
Term dates for 2018
Term 1 resumes for Years 7, 11 and 12 on Tuesday 30 January, Years 1-6 and 8-10 on Wednesday 31 January and Kindy begin on Thursday 1 February.
Term 1 - 30 January to 13 April
Term 2 - 1 May to 6 July
Term 3 - 23 July to 28 September
Term 4 - 15 October to 12 December
Mrs Mellissa Evans
NCIS Under 15 Basketball
Last week our Under 15 Boys and Girls played in the NCIS Basketball Tournament in Byron Bay. Both teams enjoyed the day of competition. Many of our players were competing in a Basketball tournament for the first time. The stand out school in both the Boys and Girls competition was Cape Byron Steiner School.
Our boys team played strongly winning 3 out of their 6 games. Well done to Alex Champan showing strength and determination in the key. Zane Crow played well all day as as a guard, while Ryan Richards was also very strong in the center.
The Girls team also had a good day on the court winning 2 of their 6 games. Well done to first time players Darcey Kingston, Imogen Hughes and Caitlyn Seamer who tried hard all day with enthusiasm and EAC spirit.
Thank you to our teachers Mr Kelly and Mrs Boyd for coaching the students on the day and in the lead up to the competition.
Sports and Coaching Administrator
Special Occassions in Food Technology
Excellent Cupcake decoration from Year 9 Food Technology.
Mrs Jaymin Melling
Food Technology Teacher
Year 10 Alternative Program
During week 7 Year 10 participated in an Alternative Program designed by their Stage Coordinator Ms Campbell. The program was a reflection on their middle school years and was a great way for them to relax and enjoy each others company after completing the rigors of Year 10. The program included the completion of the mandatory NESA 'All my own work', community service within and outside of the College, a reflection day with Rev Sal, a celebration breakfast at Evolution Cafe and a team building circus arts activity. Year 10 participated wholeheartedly in all of these activities and demonstrated that they are ready for their senior school years. Year 10 are now on Work Experience, gaining valuable skills in a variety of settings.
From The Office
SECOND HAND UNIFORM SHOP
The EAC second hand uniform shop will be open in the Ezzy Centre next Tuesday 5 December from 2.30pm to 3.30pm and will reopen on Monday 29 January with special hours from 12-4pm, prior to school resuming for Term 1 2018. Please note the uniform shop is cash only.
There is a range of uniform items available across primary and secondary school and for senior students there are Blazers in stock. If you would like to donate uniforms please drop them into the front office.
We have many items of lost clothing, hats, jewellery, watches, usb cables and many more. If these items are not collected before the end of the school year they will be donated to Anglicare.
College Office Hours
All the staff in the EAC office would like to wish all the Parents and Students a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday season.
The College office will be open until 20th December and will re-open on 8 January.
Margaret and Patsy
Administration - Front Office
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:
With the term and year drawing to a close I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. I woud like to thank all the volunteers who made it possible for the canteen to provide the thousands of lunches in 2017.
May you all have a safe and relaxing break and I look forward to seeing you in 2018.
LAST DAY OF CANTEEN - 1 December
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.
I will always have available fresh items sanwiches, rolls etc but will also guarantee dino nuggets and junior pies. Thank you for your continuing support of the canteen in 2017.
Please give a second option on ALL lunch orders.
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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