Term 2 | Week 9 | 21 June 2017
"Happy the peacemakers; they shall be called the sons and daughters of God." Matthew 5:9
From The Principal
Over the weekend, Reverend Sally Miller and I attended the Synod of the Anglican Diocese for 2017. A Synod is a meeting of representatives of all ministry units from across the Diocese. Ministry units include parishes, schools, specific groups such as Anglicare and other chaplaincies. The Synod is modelled on the parliamentary system and has two houses; The House of the Clergy and the House of the Laity. Laws, known as ordinances, are proposed, debated and voted on. These ordinances govern the structure and function of the Diocese. Emmanuel Anglican College, along with the other four schools in the Diocese, plays a significant role in the life of the Church. A number of speakers, including Bishop Sarah Macneil and Rev Sally Miller, were very affirming of schools, speaking of the excellent education and growing Christian witness that schools provide as fundamental expressions of the Anglican Church in this diocese. The Diocese also spoke about way that the ministry units in the Diocese could have a positive impact on some of the major issues of our time including support for refugees, housing affordability, ‘closing the gap’ for indigenous Australians and reducing suicide among young people, particularly in regional and remote Australia. It was a very valuable and significant opportunity to connect the College with the broader Church community.
Next year, EAC will turn 20! From humble beginnings in 1998 to the fantastic College that we have today, there is a wonderful story to be told and celebrated. The College Executive has started the planning process around the best ways to celebrate this incredible event in the life of the College. I will form a committee of people from key representative groups early next term and get the process underway.
I am delighted to announce that College Council has formally commissioned Raunik Design as architects to work with the College Building Committee to design a multipurpose centre that will incorporate sporting facilities, a performance, worship and assembly stage and the necessary amenities. College Council has incorporated the development of the project into our budget forecast and we are hopeful that construction can commence in 2019! We can all look forward to viewing the initial designs as they emerge in the next few months.
A big thank you to Mr Joel Jukes for his organisation of the “safe on social" parent information session that took place last Thursday evening. The evening was designed to provide parents with information about ways to help their children (and themselves) safely navigate the online world. The evening was presented by a representative from the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner and all of the parents who attended were very positive about the practical nature of the information provided. We are now planning to have the students undertake the same information session and will plan for it to become an annual event for parents.
Mr Robert Tobias
off the deputy's desk
Whole College Chapel
Next Tuesday is Whole College Chapel at St Mary’s. We invite all families to come along. Please ensure children are dropped off at the church after 8.15 am.
Our athletics carnivals are a full day event and we encourage all students to remain at the carnival. At the primary carnival if you decide to take your child home early we ask that you see Mrs Mule who will ensure this is recorded in the roll and will mark your child/ren as leaving early. Thank you for your cooperation.
At EAC we are very pleased to be able to offer a range of learning experiences for students, including excursions. Over the past few months, particularly in the secondary school, we have noticed that some students (with their parents’ support) have tried to opt out of excursions and field trips. Much time and effort goes into the planning of excursions and they are often linked directly to curriculum and syllabus outcomes. Excursions form part of our co-curricular program and are compulsory for all students. We would appreciate parent support in ensuring all students attend the excursions that are planned for them.
A reminder that students must wear the correct uniform in the cooler weather. Please read the Uniform Requirements in the Student Planner, or on our website.
Final call for interested travellers - 2018 Europe Trip
If you are interested in joining the study tour to Germany and Spain in April 2018, please contact us for further information. The tour is a wonderful opportunity for History and Art students to explore a bit further afield.
Lost Property Update
We have a large number of VALUABLE items in the front office that have been handed in. These items include:
- Fitbits / Garmins
If you think your child may have lost something of value, please contact Margaret or Kathy on 6681 5054.
Please note - any unclaimed items will be donated to Anglicare at the end of term.
NSW CIS Cross Country Championships
Congratulations to the following students who competed at the NSW CIS Cross Country Championships held at Eastern Creek in Sydney last Thursday.
Summer Barnden Year 3, Bridie Benfield Year 3, Mikala Campbell Year 6, Kelly Campbell Year 4, Zoe Campbell Year 2, Phoebe McGowan Year 7, Joshua Mumford Year 10, Lachlan Mumford Year 9, Toby Mumford Year 7, Luca Muzzolini Year 5, Oliver Payne Year 7, Ella Peart Year 8, Katie Smith Year 3, Hamish Walker Year 8, Zali Wallace Year 4, Brighton Wilson Year 3.
The course at Eastern Creek is a challenging one with several hills especially for the older age groups. The day was fine and mild, making good conditions for running fast.
Our team performed very well on the day in this high standard competition. Stand out performances were from Joshua Mumford who finished 5th and has been selected in the team to compete at the NSW All Schools Championship at the same course in July. Kelly Campbell finished in 7th place and is first reserve for the same competition, Kelly was unlucky to miss a spot in the team with only 10 seconds between the winner and 7th. Katie Smith also had a very strong run finishing 10th, competing for the first time at this event. Our other team members all ran strongly, finishing in the middle of the pack in most instances. I was fortunate to be able to attend the event as an NCIS Team Manager and I would like to compliment all our students on their efforts and positive attitudes at the competition.
I would like to thank all our teachers who have helped with training for the students this Cross Country Season: Mr Kelly, Mrs Sculley, Mrs Buddee, Mrs Raguse and Mr Jukes. Our training program sessions certainly helped our team perform well.
Thank you also to all the parents who supported their children by taking them to the event and to training in the lead up. It is a big commitment to attend these competitions, however it is well worth the effort with the students gaining a great deal from the experience of preparing and then performing.
Just one special mention to Lachlan Mumford of Year 9 who has competed in three NSW CIS Championships in different sports in the first 6 months of this year: Touch Football, Soccer and Cross Country. Well done Lachlan.
Sport and Coaching Administrator
English and drama excursion
1984 - Friday 16 June
parent information evening
Peer Support 2017
Every Monday morning this term, Primary students have taken part in Peer Support sessions which are led by two Year 6 Peer Support leaders. The Year 6 students had a training day in Term 1 to equip them with skills in leading these sessions. Each week students engage in a variety of activities which explore ways in which we can make and maintain friendships with others. Next week will be the last time the groups will get together. We are very proud of the effort that Year 6 have put into making these sessions a fun learning experience for all students.
Mrs Cahill and Mr McCotter
Last Tuesday 1A assisted Reverend Sally and our Primary Leaders in leading the school chapel. Together they spread the message that ‘God loves us all’.
1A thoughtfully reenacted a meeting between Jesus and his disciples, before having all students join with them in the actions.
Through prayer and song, 1A explored the positive impact God’s love has on their lives and the lives of others.
‘He’s got the whole world in his hands’
Australian Chamber Orchestra Virtual Installation and Workshop
A group of students from Year 9-12 Elective Music Classes and the Secondary Concert Band attended a Virtual Installation and Workshop which was presented by the Australian Chamber Orchestra. The virtual installation allowed students to highlight one particular musician, hear a section, or experience the whole orchestra by selecting options from a touch screen. Students were able to see how the parts fit together by viewing the score streaming below each musician's projection. Students also learned about expressive techniques and tone colours that could be produced by a variety of stringed instruments.
Mr Adam Holmes
friends of emmanuel
CANTEEN HELPERS WANTED
Friends is running the Canteen from 9am – 2 pm on both days for the:
- Primary Sports Carnival – Thursday, 29 June.
- Secondary Sports Carnival – Friday, 30 June.
We are looking for helpers to help serve at different times at the Canteen.
We will be serving things like drinks, chips, pasta, hot dogs, lollies etc…
We need helpers at different times during the day, and will be doing a roster for each day, with a change over every hour i.e. at 9-10, 10-11, 11-12, 12-1, 1-2. It would be great if you could just share a bit of your time to help out.
We have also given a shout out to parents who would like to supply some baked goods. These can be brought on the day to the canteen, however if you can’t make it on the day, drop them to the office in the afternoon prior to the carnival.
ONGOING HELP – GET INVOLVED – MAKE NEW FRIENDS:
In previous years, the Friends team had a list of Helpers that put their hand up to be on an email list for possible help at events. If you were on this list previously and would like up update your details, OR if you would like to add yourself to the email list, please contact Melissa Collins - Friends President firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIENDS of Emmanuel Anglican College – Appeal
MORE, MORE, MORE UN/PRE-USED STATIONERY!
You might remember in one of the previous newsletters, Friends was requesting donations of unused or partially used stationery left over from your children’s EAC book lists. This was for an appeal to support the Burunga School, located 90km South of Katherine in the Northern Territory and has approx. 70 students from Kindergarten to Year 12.
The school has and as you can imagine struggles with supply and access to the articles we take for granted. Celeste Hartman, Mum at EAC, has been in discussion with the Burunga Principal and staff, who are very excited about being able to provide the students with quality stationery, donated by Emmanuel Anglican College, to enhance student learning.
In conjunction with the School Locker who are coordinating our donations in store and suppling school shoes and clothes, we are sending all donations at the end of this Term.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE
search your garage, bookshelves and drawers this weekend and
DONATE, DONATE, DONATE!
ALL YOUR DONATIONS CAN BE LEFT AT THE OFFICE IN THE DONATIONS BOX.
Please ring Celeste Hartman 0408 669 125 (A/H preferred) or Melissa Collins, Friends President 0417 499 491, if you have any questions about the project or any ideas to support this initiative.
Thanking you again
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:
**New to the EAC Canteen**
Honey Soy Chicken with Veggies and Rice - $5.50
Butter Chicken & Rice - $5.50
Amaze Balls - $1.50 (nut free)
Subway Date: 27 June
Subway – Tuesday 27 June
Subway from 'Subway' Ballina Fair will be available from the canteen next Tuesday 27 June. If you would like to order Subway 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, 26 June.
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.
0414 811 668