‘Happy the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God’ Matthew 5:9
From The Principal
Thank you to all our students and staff for all their efforts to bring together a very successful Year 7 2018 Information Evening. The night was extremely well attended by our current Year 6 families as well as a significant number of new families who are considering enrolment at EAC. It was a wonderful showcase of the variety of learning opportunities that are available to students of the College. Our future Year 7s and their families were able to sample some scrumptious morsels from of Hospitality and Food Technology students, undertake the Physical Education fitness challenge, participate in a number of Science experiments, take on the brain teasers and puzzles on offer in the Mathematics room and enjoy performances from the College Band and the Rock Ensemble. One of the highlights of the evening was the ‘hands on’ opportunities for students and parents involving the latest technologies available to support students learning. I was really proud to welcome the new families and have our Secondary Leaders show them around. Those that were new to the College were very impressed with the students, the facilities and the programs on offer but by far the most common compliment was how welcome they felt and how much the students clearly loved their school and enjoyed their learning. That is a great tribute to everyone involved with the College.
On Friday of last week, I joined the bus trip to Grafton to support our debating teams as they participated in the final round of the HCIES Debating Competition. All of the teams performed very well, with three of the four teams being victorious. I am delighted to inform you that our Stage 5 team of Lachlan Walker, Caitlyn Seamer, Darcy Kingston and Hamish Walker were crowned North Coast champions and will now travel to Newcastle to take on the winners of the Newcastle Region. Well done to all the students involved in the competition and a big thank you to Ms McLintock, Mr McCotter and Mrs Regan for their leadership of this program.
It has been a very busy and rewarding time for the members of our College Band Program who recently performed at the Parish of St Bart’ Mothers’ day fete, held a concert performance evening and were entertaining all those gathered at the Year 7, 2019 Information Evening. Each time any of our bands performs, I am amazed at the depth of talent and the growth in their confidence and proficiency as musicians. The students clearly are enjoying the opportunity to perform and play together. I wish to congratulate and thank Mr Adam Holmes and Mr Justin Cleverly for the incredible energy they bring to the program and their vision for music and band. I also wish to thank the music tutor team who work with all our budding musicians and help them build their skill and a love of music. It is an incredible program that continues to provide great outcomes for our students.
With all of the matters regarding the Development Application for the new building finalised we will see construction moving ahead at a very rapid rate. Bennett Constructions are always very supportive of the need to minimise disruption to students and their learning. We have a number of measures in place to ensure that activity that is particularly noisy will not happen during learning times. Please be conscious of the increased traffic due to movement in and out of the site and be particularly vigilant with maters regarding student safety during drop off and pick up time. I would ask that you park and walk to the College to pick up your children rather than risking someone’s safety by double parking or calling students across the road to save you getting out of your car. I appreciate everyone’s support and extra effort to ensure student safety.
Mr Robert Tobias
Off the Deputy's Desk
We are now past the halfway point of the term and are officially in reporting season. Reporting season means that winter is well and truly here. Staff are busily marking assessment pieces and writing reports on student academic and social emotional progress and development. Reporting is one method by which we communicate with parents but it is also an important means of ensuring that families receive detailed information about their child’s performance across the academic sphere. I am looking forward to proofreading the K-12 reports over the coming weeks and this process will enable me to build a more complete picture of the skills, talents and abilities of our students.
This week’s Habit of Mind is thinking interdependently. Thinking interdependently can best be described as working together. Being able to work in and learn from others in reciprocal situations. In other words, team work. When I think of teamwork I always think of the great movie scene from Apollo 13 where the NASA staff have to make a square peg go into a round hole by making a model of a carbon dioxide filter which would be built by the astronauts to save their own lives. By working as a team, they build the model, radioed it to the men in space and they all survived. The value of teamwork was at the forefront of this particular scene.
Humans are social beings. We congregate in groups, find it therapeutic to be listened to, draw energy from one another, and seek reciprocity. In groups we contribute our time and energy to tasks that we would quickly tire of when working alone. In fact, solitary confinement is one of the cruelest forms of punishment that can be inflicted on an individual.
Collaborative humans realize that all of us together are more powerful, intellectually or physically, than any one individual. Probably the foremost disposition in our global society is the heightened ability to think in concert with others, to find ourselves increasingly more interdependent and sensitive to the needs of others. Problem solving has become so complex that no one person can go it alone. No one has access to all the data needed to make critical decisions; no one person can consider as many alternatives as several people.
Some students may not have learned to work in groups; they have underdeveloped social skills. They feel isolated, and they prefer solitude. They say things like "Leave me alone—I'll do it by myself," "They just don't like me," or "I want to be alone." Some students seem unable to contribute to group work and are job hogs; conversely, other students let all the others in a group do all the work.
Working in groups requires the ability to justify ideas and to test the feasibility of solution strategies on others. It also requires developing a willingness and an openness to accept feedback from a critical friend. Through this interaction, the group and the individual continue to grow. Listening, consensus seeking, giving up an idea to work with someone else's, empathy, compassion, group leadership, knowing how to support group efforts, altruism—all are behaviours indicative of cooperative human beings.(Costa,2007)
Mr Darren Parks
Monday 11 June
Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
Tuesday 12 June
Primary Netball Trials 7.15-8.30
College Photo Day-Formal uniform to be worn by all students.
Athletics Training-after school
Wednesday 13 June
Secondary Netball Trials 7.15-8.30
Thursday 14 June
NSW CIS Cross Country
Friday 15 June
Year 12 Titration Competition SCU
Monday 18 June
Athletics Training-Sprints and Throws-7.15-8.30
Whole College photo plus catch up photos
Tuesday 19 June
NSW CIS Touch Football
Athletics Training-After School
Wednesday 20 June
Secondary Netball Trials-7.15-8.30
Thursday 21 June
Northern Rivers Engineering Challenge @ SCU
Friday 22 June
SCU Robotics Workshop
Athletics Field Events
NCIS Touch Football Championships
On Monday this week our representative Touch Football teams competed in the NCIS Touch Football Championships in Goonellabah. The conditions were wet and slippery with showers of rain during the day. Our teams had been training hard for the competition under the direction of Touch Coach Allan Kirchin and our team of teachers Mr Falvey, Mrs Kelvin and Mrs McClelland. Their training paid off with good performances on the day especially for our girls teams which finished in the top three in all divisions.
Overall Results were
Primary Girls: Champions Lindisfarne, Runner Up Emmanuel
Primary Boys: Champions Lindisfarne, Runner Up Bishop Druitt, 5th Emmanuel
15 & Under Girls: Champions Bishop Druitt, Runner Up Kempsey Adventist School, 3rd Emmanuel
15 & under Champions Kempsey Adventist, Runner Up Lindisfarne, 5th Emmanuel
Open Girls Champions Bishop Druitt Runner Up Emmanuel
Open Boys Champions Tweed Valley Adventist, Runner Up Lindisfarne, 5th Emmanuel
NCIS Representative Touch Team
Congratulations to Aidan Rogers, Indiya Lendingahm, and Lily Smith who have been selected in the NCIS Representative Team to compete at the NSW CIS Championships. These players will join others from NCIS to compete in Sydney later this month.
NSW Netball Cup Secondary
Netball Trials start next week 12 June 2018
The Farm Byron Bay Tour
Year 11 and 12 Hospitality went on a tour of The Farm Byron Bay. They got to see the paddock to plate operations of the Restaurant.
Biggest Morning Tea Cancer Council Fundraiser
The year 12 SCR students and year 11 and 12 Hospitality students ran a very successful morning tea to raise money for the Cancer Council. Well done to all involved.
Catering for Year 7 Information Evening
Year 11 and 12 Hospitality Catering for the Year 7 Information Evening.
Mrs Jaymin Melling
Hospitality and Technology Mandatory Teacher
Last Friday an intrepid group of debaters, travelling with Mr Tobias, Ms McLintock and Mr McCotter travelled to Clarence Valley Grammar School in Grafton for the final rounds of the HICES Debating Competition.
A very successful day was had, with our Junior, Intermediate and Senior teams prevailing on the day over the tough opposition that was St Columba Anglican School.
Many thanks to CVAS for their hospitality on the day.
20th Anniversary Gala Dinner
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.
Butter Chicken, Chicken Mornay Pie & Quiche NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Banana Milk - NO LONGER AVAILABLE
Canteen opens at 8.30am and the Menu is available here:
Special Lunch Dates - Term 2
Sushi Dates: 19 June
Noodle Box Dates: 12 & 26 June
Subway Date: 3 July
Noodle Box – Tuesday 12 June - Order to be in by THIS FRIDAY 8 June
Noodle Box, from Ballina Fair, will be available from the canteen next Tuesday 12 June, . 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 Friday morning, 8 June . 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.
If you have nor heard from the canteen co-ordinator within 24 hours please contact her via text or EAC email
Dates where help is required
JUNE: 18, 25, 27 PM,
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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