I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
From The Principal
It was an early Sunday morning for the students, their families and the teachers participating in the Lego League Challenge in Brisbane on the weekend. EAC had a Year 6 and a Stage 4 team involved in the challenge this year, and they were competing against nearly 40 other teams from schools all over Queensland. The challenge has two components. Firstly, the team must design, build and program a EV3 robot to complete a number of pre-determined challenges that include navigating a course and interacting with items and obstacles. The second part of the challenge involves researching an issue and developing an innovative solution to improve the current situation. I am extremely proud to say that both our Primary and Secondary Teams were trophy winners on the day and will now travel to Sydney to compete in the National Finals. Congratulations to both teams for their efforts and creative thinking. Thanks also to Mrs Boyd, Mrs Payne and Mr McCotter for their coordination of the teams and for all the parents who made the journey to support the teams.
The College was very privileged to have the Hon Member for Ballina, Tamara Smith join us for the Induction of our 2017-18 Secondary Student Leadership Team. Ms Smith encouraged our leaders to look for opportunities to speak up for those who do not always have a voice and to be an advocate for those in need. She also encouraged them to be brave and stand up for what is right, even when it is not the popular or easy choice. As part of their induction, the leaders made the following Pledge of Office:
As the elected leaders of the student body we acknowledge and accept the privilege and responsibility that comes with the office we undertake. We pledge to undertake this office with generosity, commitment and integrity; to use our God given gifts to serve the staff, students and friends of the Emmanuel Anglican College Community and to call on the wisdom and guidance of the Holy Spirit to ensure that all that we do is done in God’s name.
We very much look forward to working with the Student Leadership Team over the next 12 months as they endeavour to bring their Pledge of Office to life.
It was a pleasure to see so many excited students attend the College last week to participate in the Kindergarten, 2018 Experience Days. I am delighted to say we have another full cohort for Kindergarten 2018. This was the last in a series of 3 days for the group and the benefit of the transition program were very apparent, as the students were both comfortable and confident in their new surrounds. A huge thank you to Mrs Kent, Ms Baker and all the Early Learning Centre Team that supported the students throughout the day.
Mr Robert Tobias
off the deputy's desk
On Saturday the College was represented at the RSL Remembrance Day service by our Captains, Arran and Erica, and Student Leaders, Emily and Juliette. We thank them for their time at such an important community event.
FIRST Lego League Robotics Challenge
On the weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Lego League Robotics Challenge in Brisbane. It was a long day, especially for the parents who drove, but it was a wonderful event. Our students were fantastic ambassadors for the College and we are very proud of their conduct, attitude and success!
Year 12 Graduation
Congratulations to the Year 12’s on completing their HSC exams. We now look forward to celebrating the completion of their secondary education, with the formal on Thursday evening at The Point. Keep your eye on our Facebook page for photos of the Year 12’s dressed in their finery.
Thank you to all the students and parents who have visited our Book Fair. Some days have been extremely busy and students have enjoyed making wish lists and dragging older siblings and parents into the library. It’s great to see our students getting excited about reading! Congratulations to Mrs Wilson-Jones on the success of the event.
Pastoral Care Program
Even though we are nearing the end of the year, we are continuing to cover significant pastoral and social learning in our PC program. This week our Yr 11 students worked with Yr 5 students on the core values of the College, and what makes a good leader. This was very special as both cohorts will be leaders in 2018. It was lovely to see the interaction between the students. Stage 4 students attended a presentation by our Police Liaison Officer, Brooke, on the legislation around social media. They learnt about digital reputations, cyber bullying and tips on how to keep yourself safe online. It was a great session. Stage 5 also covered issues around social media and keeping yourself safe online.
Mrs Melissa Evans
College Swimming Carnival 2018
Ballina Council is currently building new swimming pools at both Ballina and Alstonville. The College has been informed by Council that the new pools may not be ready for the school carnival season in 2018. Council has advised schools to book alternative venues for their school carnivals.
As a result we have booked Mullumbimby Olympic Pool for our carnivals. Primary Carnival will be on Thursday 8 February. Secondary Carnival will be on Friday 9 February. Due to the change in venue we have had to change our usual arrangements.
Students who wish to compete in the 200 m Individual Medley and the 100 m Freestyle will need to be at the pool at 8.30 am for a warm up with a 9.00 am start for these events. Parents of students competing in these event will be asked to provide transport to the pool and where possible assist with timing of these events.
The remaining students who are not competing in the 200 m Medley or 100 m Freestyle will be bused to and from the College, leaving at school start time and return by the end of the school day.
Students will be asked to choose their events for the swimming carnivals in the coming weeks.
From The Office
Celebrating our students out of school achievements
The EAC second hand uniform shop will be open in the Ezzy Centre every Tuesday from 2.30pm to 3.30pm until the end of term.
There is a range of clothing 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.
Margaret and Patsy
Administration - Front Office
Secondhand Uniform Shop
2B Assembly - Integrity
The theme for week 5 Assembly, presented by 2B, was ‘Integrity’.
The skits and reflections presented by 2B were based on treating others the way we like to be treated.
The Assembly was concluded with the song ‘Good People”.
Mrs Kate Sculley
Year 2 Teacher
Christ-Likeness, Integrity, Compassion, Commitment and Excellence
Students receive tokens for demonstrating our College values on the playground. Tokens are placed in our Values Barrel and three names are drawn out, acknowledging and rewarding positive behaviour on the playground.
This fortnights three deserving winners are: Maggie, Kai and Grace.
Merilyn Mule' Paul Christensen
K-2 Welfare Leader 3-6 Welfare Leader
fresh for kids Campaign Winners
The Fresh for Kids Campaign encouraged children to make good food choices. EAC had 2 winners! Ava Saltalamacchia and Jackson Ainsworth who both won a Fresh for Kids prize pack which includes a Backpack, lunchbag and water bottle. Congratulations!!
The class of 7.3 know that Christmas is a time of giving and sharing with those around us, but that sharing is not limited to those we love and care for. It is also for the person that we have never met and may never see. Those that are not so fortunate in their lives as we are and that could use a helping hand.
Together, their generosity has already filled two baskets full of items for the Anglicare Christmas Hamper Drive.
These students are a great example of our college values “Christ-likeness” and “Compassion” and are so deserving of their recognition.
Well done, 7.3!
Miss Guest and Mrs Beavis
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:
Noodle Box - Tuesday 21 November
Noodle Box from “Noodle Box” at Ballina Fair, will be available from the canteen next Tuesday, 21 November. 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 Monday morning, 20 November . Order forms will be sent home but are also available at the canteen, office or online.
Subway - November 28
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.
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