“God loves you and has chosen you as his own special people. So be gentle, kind, humble, meek, and patient. Put up with each other, and forgive anyone who does you wrong, just as Christ has forgiven you. Colossians 3: 12-13
From The Principal
Thank you to all of the parents that were able to attend the Parent Information and Welcome Evening last Wednesday. It was wonderful to see the Ezzy Centre buzzing with great conversation after the information sessions. The evening certainly confirmed for me the great support that EAC enjoys from our families. The staff were also very appreciative of the number of parents that came to the information sessions and introduced themselves on the evening. If you do have any issues, questions or concerns throughout the year the first point of contact for primary students is the Class Teacher and for secondary students it is the Pastoral Care Teacher.
Last Thursday and Friday, we held the College swimming carnivals at Mullumbimby Pool. The students participated and competed with great enthusiasm. House spirit was very obvious on the day with many students dressing up in House colours and cheering every race. Our House Mascots were present poolside, which also added to the spectacle. The level of participation was very high, with many students swimming in multiple races. As race starter, I was delighted to see multiply heats in each age group, many with competitors filling all eight lanes! Special thanks to Mr Graham Walker for his organisation and the Primary and Secondary House Captains for their leadership on the day. Thank you also to all of the parents who joined us at the pool for the carnivals, in particular those who had an early start due to the adjusted program. Your support and encouragement of the students was greatly appreciated. Finally, congratulations to our Age Champions on their success and to Walker House who were crowned the Champion House.
We also entered the Church season of Lent this week, which is marked by Ash Wednesday. The placing on Ashes on the forehead is a very ancient symbol that is designed to remind us of our humanity. We are people on a journey of growth and development, which at times requires us to stop and reflect on who we are and how we act. All our students were involved in the Ash Wednesday Chapel Service, led by Rev Sally to mark the beginning of Lent.
Lent is designed to be a time each year when we stop, reflect and focus on improving ourselves. Christians often give up something they like or enjoy during lent as a reminder to focus on becoming a better person. We are also encouraged to pray and seek God’s guidance and support. A simple way of engaging in prayer during the Lenten season is to take some time each day or week to read and reflect on a passage from the Bible.
Please note that the Friends AGM is on Tuesday 13 March at 6.30 pm in the Joan Pickup Library. Friends makes such a wonderful contribution to College life and we welcome new members to our meetings with great enthusiasm. If you do want to contribute to College life this year, please give some thought to joining our Friends Committee.
Mr Robert Tobias
Off the Deputy's Desk
Newsletter Article Term 1 Week 3
This week our Year 7 and Year 9 students are out on camp. The Year 9’s at camp Bornhoffen and the Year 7’s at Evans Head. These camps fulfil a variety of educational purposes and most importantly they allow our students to develop the Habits of Mind in a safe and relaxed setting. Whilst they are on camp the students can be expected to develop the following Habits of Mind.
- Persisting-They will definitely have to stick at something if they don’t get it the first time whether it be Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Surfing, rock climbing etc. Outdoor pursuits and sports teach persistence like no other.
- Managing impulsivity-When faced with challenging physical situations our students need to develop the ability to remain calm and be thoughtful.
- Gather data through all senses-In the outdoors there is a wonderful opportunity for children to pay attention to the natural world around them.
- Creating, imagining and innovating-These habits are vital when faced with problem solving or new situations. Sometimes there’s more than one way to solve a problem.
- Taking responsible risks-We want our students be adventuresome rather than wrap themselves in cotton wool.
- Finding humour-It wouldn’t be camp if there wasn’t laughter, stories and exaggerated retellings of events and achievements. Laughing is good for the soul.
- Thinking interdependently-The importance of teamwork and being able to contribute to the greater good is vital in the outdoors. It is an essential life skill and one valued by employers.
When you consider how many of these learning dispositions are developed in camps and outdoor education programs like the Duke of Edinburgh scheme, it becomes easy to understand why we undertake to involve our students in such pursuits. I hope that our students have a great week on camp and enjoy the opportunities that education outdoors provides. The camps also provide students with an opportunity to have no access to screens and technology for a few days and this in itself can be a challenge for some.
I really enjoyed the opportunity to meet a few parents at last Wednesday’s Parent Information Night. The evening was well attended and there was an air of positivity and optimism as the academic year is still fresh. It is important that we work together in partnership to do the best for all of our students and research shows that parental support and positive involvement in their child’s education has significant benefits for educational success.
Congratulations to all the Primary Leaders for 2018 who were inducted by Mr Tobias at our opening Whole College Chapel of the year. I look forward to seeing these students grow and develop their emerging leadership skills over the course of the year and wish them every success in their roles.
Tuesday 20 February-NCIS Hockey
Friday 23 February-Secondary Sport
Monday 26 February- Friday 2 March-Stage 3 and 4 Writer in Residence Program
Tuesday 27 February NCIS swimming-Go Team Emmanuel!
Thursday 1 March-Southern Cross University Showcase-Ezzy Centre
Until next week.
Mr Darren Parks
Cameron Palmer NSW Hockey Team Member
Congratulations to Cameron Palmer (Year 12) who has been selected to represent NSW at the Australian Hockey Championships in Tasmania in March. Cameron will also play lead up games against the Japanese National Under 18 Team in preparation for the National Championships.
Alexander Fleeting NSW Football (Soccer) Team Member
Congratulations to Alexander Fleeting (Year 8) who has been selected in the NSW Football Team to compete in an international tournament to be held in Japan, in May this year. Alex was selected following the Australian Football Championships and a subsequent selection trial.
The College is very proud of the achievements of these two students and we wish them luck at their upcoming competitions.
We were blessed with two fine warm days for our Swimming Carnivals last Thursday and Friday. The Carnivals were held at Mullumbimby Pool this year due to the Ballina Pool currently being refurbished. College spirit was on display during the carnivals with students competing in multiple events to score points for their houses. Well done to all students who participated. Thank you to our team of teachers for helping run the carnival. Thank you also to our parent volunteers who assisted with timekeeping on the day.
There were several record breakers on the day, well done to Jackson Bond, Milos Safranek, Maddyson Lloyd, Luke Bond, Mikala Campbell, Charlotte Shepherd and Summer Thompson. Also exceptional performances by Lachlan Walker and Lachlan Miller who broke every event record in their age groups.
Congratulations to this years swimming champion house, Walker and to our Age Champions and Runners Up.
Overall House Point Score
EAC Swimming Age Champions 2018
|8||Boys||Bohdi Keane||Benjamin De Marco|
|9||Boys||Henry Fleeting||Phoenix London|
|10||Boys||Jayden Matthews||William Shepherd|
|11||Boys||Kelly Campbell & Luke Bond|
|12||Boys||Jack Whitaker||Mahli Smith|
|12 & 13||Boys||Jackson Bond||Milos Safranek|
|14||Boys||Alastair Miller||Alexander Fleeting|
|15||Boys||Lachlan Walker||Hamish Walker|
|16||Boys||Alex Chapman||Nicholas Mounic|
|17||Boys||Lachlan Miller||Jacob Simpson|
|18||Boys||Luke Mounic||Cameron Palmer|
|8||Girls||Abigail Matthews||Sarah Vanem|
|9||Girls||Zoe Campbell||Coco Robinson|
|10||Girls||Olivia De Marco||Franceska Payne|
|11||Girls||Summer Thompson||Sofia Rezai-Smyth|
|12||Girls||Charlotte Shepherd||Jorja Woolfe|
|12 & 13||Girls||Mikala Campbell||Poppy Robinson|
|14||Girls||Charlotte Kean||Anneke Du Plessis|
|15||Girls||Annie Milne||Himanya Sajnani|
|16||Girls||Jade Corrigan||Alanah Osborne|
|17||Girls||Maddyson Lloyd||Britney Osborne|
|18||Girls||Jessica Shaw||Elisabeth Milne|
Mr Graham Walker
Sports and Coaching Administrator
Stage 3 Choir
Stage 3 Choir will begin on Wednesday of Week 3 for any students that are interested.
Stages 3, 4 and 5 Rock Band Program
This program will begin in Week 4 of Term 1 and permission must be granted via the parent lounge before participating. Please note the day and time of each rehearsal as each stage rehearsal is run at a different time.
Just a reminder that Music Tutors will be starting lessons for the year this week. It is expected that you child’s time be written into their planner each week.
Congratulations to Year 11 and 12 Hospitality who served an extremely successful Italian Feast to the EAC staff.
The menu included:
- Three Cheese Garlic Bread
- Tomato, Saffron and mozzarella Arancini
- Baked Beef and Oregano meatballs
- Angel Hair Pasta with Pesto fresh tomatoes
- Classic Italian Affogato
Thank you for your hard work.
Year 11 and 12 Hospitality
Friends of Emmanuel
Parent bodies exist as the closest link between the community and the school. Emmanuel Anglican College welcomes the involvement and support of parents and carers within the College and 'Friends' is a way to become involved in the College community.
Friends meets each month to discuss issues, organise fundraising activities, working bees, social events and to contribute to the College community. Come along to our meetings and become involved in your child’s schooling. 2017 was an outstanding year for Friends and we look forward to a fun filled partnership with the families and staff of EAC in 2018.
All Friends Office Bearer positions will be declared vacant at our AGM on held on Tuesday 13th March 2018 t 6.30pm. All existing and new committee members of Friends will need to renominate themselves if you intend to be elected in 2018 you must complete the nomination form below. The normal Friends meeting will follow after the AGM. Nominations are sought for the following positions and a summary of duties are listed over the page:
• Vice President
• Committee Member (10 required)
Please click on the link below for the nomination form for the election of office bearers for 2018.
Friends of Emmanuel Anglican College
All Primary students should have received a Book Club Catalogue to take home. It contains a great selection of new and noteworthy fiction, classics, award winning titles, favourites, reference books and more.
You can purchase books at discount prices starting from as little as $1.00. Orders can be placed directly online with payments made by Visa or MasterCard. Paying online also unlocks great benefits and special offers throughout the year.
You may also pay by cash or with cheques payable to Scholastic Australia.
A reminder that Scholastic Book Club Orders must be completed online or given to me by TUESDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2018.
Mrs Fiona Wilson-Jones
Library Resource Centre Manager
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.
The EAC Canteen runs with one paid member and a team of volunteers, for this to continue we need the support of parents, grandparents etc to help out. Please check which dates you are able to help, and click on these. I will contact you within 24 hours to confirm your times
Canteen opens at 8.30am and the Menu is available here:
SUSHI DATES: FEBRUARY 20, MARCH 6 & 20, APRIL 3*
NOODLE BOX DATES: FEBRUARY 27, MARCH 13 & 27
SUBWAY DATES: APRIL 10
Sushi – Tuesday 20 February
Sushi from IGA will be available from the canteen next Tuesday 2 May. 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, 19 May.
Order forms will be sent home but are also available at the canteen, office or online.
Dates where we require help in the Canteen
February 19, 21 pm, 26
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.
0414 811 668