‘So always treat others as you would like them to treat you’
From The Principal
In recent weeks, students from Year 2 through to Year 11 have been engaged in the process of electing the Student Representative Council. I congratulate the students who have been identified by their peers as having the skills and talents that mark them as a leader. I am sure they will make a wonderful contribution to EAC in the coming year. I also want to thank and congratulate all those students who were generous and courageous enough to nominate for election this year. A willingness to be involved, to lend a hand and to give of your time are all signs of a person with great character. If you did nominate and were unsuccessful, I say thank you and also encourage you to continue to look for ways to be involved and to support the College. Whether wearing a badge or not, everyone has the opportunity to be a role model for others and to give something back to the College and our community. The Student Representative Council will be inducted as part of the Foundation Day Service on 6 March, 2018.
Richard (Braith) Cahill
Student Representative Council President is Emily Wiltshire in Year 12
Congratulations to Arran Hughes, Erica Truman, Juliette McDonald, Emily Wiltshire, Niva Ewald and Kate Utting for their participation in the Lions Youth of the Year Quest this year. They all represented the College with pride and presented themselves with great grace and distinction. Special mention to Niva Ewald who was named Lions Youth of the Year for the East Ballina Lions Association and will now go on to zone final.
Congratulations also to Hayley Oakes (Year 9) who was crowned Australian under 15 Women’s Champion in the Cross Country Olympic event at the Australian Mountain Bike National Championships in Armidale over the weekend. Hayley also won the Silver Medal in the time trial event known the Cross Country Eliminator. Hayley spends up to 20 hours a week training and her dedication and talent has been well rewarded. Well done Hayley!
A final vote of thanks and congratulations to our NCIS Swimming Squad for all their efforts in the pool and their good behaviour and cooperation throughout the day at the NCIS Swimming Championships. There were a number of outstanding individual performances on the day as well as a wonderful sense of team pride. Well done to all involved.
Mr Robert Tobias
Off the Deputy's Desk
Last Friday 23 February was the first Kindergarten and Year 6 ‘Buddies’ session and it was wonderful to see. There were two elements of this program that stood out for me. The first being, the genuine sense of trust, respect and interest that the students at both levels were demonstrating towards one another and the second being the intense focus upon listening that the Year 6 students had to give in order to connect with our younger students. This instantly gave rise to this newsletter article and a focus on a particular Habit of Mind. The third Habit of Mind is listening to others with understanding and empathy. Some psychologists believe that the ability to listen to another person, understand their point of view, and empathise with them is one of the highest forms of intelligence.
This habit requires you to understand others! It means devoting mental energy to another person’s thoughts and ideas. Make an effort to perceive another’s point of view or emotions. It certainly made me think about how difficult it can be to really listen and how intensely tiring it can be to be really focussed on hearing what another person has been actually saying. I know that I will certainly keep striving to improve my application of this Habit of Mind.
A great Bible verse that encapsulates the value of listening is below:
‘Listening is the beginning of understanding
Wisdom is the reward for a lifetime of listening
Let the wise listen and add to their learning and let the discerning get guidance.’
The College value of compassion was also being developed through the interactions between the Kindergarten and Year 6 students and this value is one that underpins interpersonal interactions. I commend our Kindergarten and Year 6 teachers for their flexibility and willingness to commit to such a valuable but also delightful program. Visiting this session was literally the highlight of my day.
Emmanuel Anglican College is a BYOD school and this has many benefits, however, our students need to ensure that they have appropriate antivirus software installed in order to protect not only their own device, but also our school network. We have recently been following up with students who have VPN’s and other types of blocking applications/programs running on their devices. These cannot be used at school due to the following reasons:
- The applications and the associated search sites often contain malware and viruses.
- The use of these applications on our network could cause legal implications for the school if there is illegal content being downloaded using our internet connection.
- The IP Address of our school internet could become blacklisted causing browsing and email issues which can take a few days to completely resolve.
- Students could be infecting other machines on the network with virus or malware.
We need your cooperation in monitoring your child’s device to ensure that these applications are not being brought to school.
Monday 5 March-Year 9 Commerce Excursion-Ballina Central
Tuesday 6 March-Foundation Day/Foundation Day Service-St Mary’s Anglican Church 9:00am
Wednesday 7 March-Year 7 Immunisations-Ezzy Centre
Thursday 8 March-Primary Soccer vs Byron Bay Community School at Byron Bay
Friday 9 March-Secondary Sport
Secondary Soccer Practice Match vs Xavier College at Xavier
International Women’s Day Luncheon at Ballina RSL
Monday 12 March-NCIS Soccer Championships at Armidale, HICES Debating at Bishop Druitt College, Coffs Harbour
Tuesday 13 March-NCIS Soccer Championships at Armidale
Tuesday 13 March-Friends’ of Emmanuel Anglican College AGM
Wednesday 14 March-Stage 3 Interrelate cyber safety sessions
Friday 16 March-Secondary Sport
It’s going to be a very busy middle phase of the term. Best of luck to all of our sporting and debating teams as they represent the College at a variety of events in the near future.
Mr Darren Parks
Last Wednesday, students from Kindergarten through to Year 6 watched a show called Snaketails. They learnt about the basic needs of reptiles and changes that affect them in the natural environment, their growth and development as well as environmental effects, life cycles, food chains and their distinguishing features. They also were shown how to be safe around reptiles.
Leader of Welfare Years 3-6/ Year 4 Teacher
In an outstanding team performance Emmanuel won the Percentage Point Score for both the Secondary and the Primary divisions. Meaning that our teams were number one relative to our school size. In the overall point scores we were Second in the Secondary and Third in the Primary. Congratulations to all students on a fantastic team effort.
- Jayden Matthews 10 Years Boys
- Luke Bond 11 Years Boys
- Charlotte Shepherd 12 Years Girls
- Alastair Miller 14 Years Boys
- Lachlan Walker 15 Years Boys
- Lachlan Miller 17 Years Boys
- Elisabeth Milne 18 Years Girls
- Luke Mounic 18 Years Boys
Elite Achiever: Hayley Oakes Australian Mountain Bike Champion
Congratulations Hayley Oakes (Year 9) who competed at the Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) National Championships on the weekend in Armidale. Hayley competed in 2 events, the XCO (Cross Country) Olympic), and the XCE (Cross Country Eliminator).
Hayley set the 4th fastest women's time overall in her time trial, and progressed through the elimination rounds in mixed age races (u15's being the youngest category).
Well done Hayley, the College is very proud of your achievements.
Mr Graham Walker
Sport and Coaching Administrator
Cross Country Training Program
Mr Graham Walker
Sport and Coaching Administrator
On February 6 the Year 12 Drama class travelled to Sydney with Ms Brown for two days of Drama saturation.
The focus of the trip was for the students to attend Onstage, a showcase of outstanding HSC works from the Individual Projects and Group Performances. The students saw a diverse range of films, costume and set design and two programs of individual and group pieces. It's a wonderful opportunity to experience the talent of students from all over the state who had achieved Band 6 in Drama were considered Band 6 Drama exemplars from 2017 HSC.
In addition we had a guided tour of Sydney Theatre Company that took us behind the scenes to view the many processes and departments that are involved in getting a show to the stage.
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: MARCH 20, APRIL 3*
NOODLE BOX DATES: MARCH 13 & 27
SUBWAY DATES: APRIL 10
Sushi – Tuesday 6 March
Sushi from IGA will be available from the canteen next Tuesday 6 March. 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, 5 March.
Order forms will be sent home but are also available at the canteen, office or online.
Dates where help is required in the canteen:
March 5, 7 (pm), 12, 15 (pm), 16 (pm), 19, 21 (pm), 26, 28
April 4, 9
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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