Welcome back to school! I pray that you have had a safe and restful holiday time. This holiday is especially meaningful with the opportunity to celebrate Easter and Anzac Day.
We've had a very busy time on campus with the installation of five new learning spaces. You'll love the new spaces for the Arts and for Technology. They will be ready for use later this term.
Here's a verse that has encouraged me over the break:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
God bless you!
ACC Community Family Picnic Meet the Teacher Night
Our ‘Meet the Teacher Picnic Night’ was a wonderful success! We were blessed with beautiful weather leading up to, and during, the event. We enjoyed musical entertainment from our Year 12 HSC band, great food, great coffee and a wonderful atmosphere.
The Marriage of Emma Wallace
It was such a blessing to witness the marriage of our beautiful Mrs Emma Wallace to Mr Simon Burke. The couple were blessed with beautiful weather as they pledged their lives to one another surrounded by family, friends, students and colleagues. We are pleased to see Mrs Burke return to us after her honeymoon over the holiday break - though we are all finding it hard to remember to refer to her by her new name!
All students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will undertake the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) next week. NAPLAN assesses the Literacy and Numeracy skills of school students across Australia. The results of the NAPLAN tests provide valuable information about students progress, as well as being a useful support tool for teaching and learning programs. Parents and guardians will receive a report regarding their children's achievement. These results are reported against the national minimum standard. Information on each student is collected as part of the National Assessment Program. This information includes student name, gender, date of birth, language background and Aboriginality. This information is treated as strictly confidential.
The NAPLAN tests will be conducted from 9th May to 11th May 2017 as follows:
Language Conventions (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar), Writing:
Tuesday 9th May
Wednesday 10th May
Thursday 11th May
"Catch up" exams for students who were absent:
Friday 12th May
In the Numeracy tests, students do not require any measuring tools such as rulers or protractors. In Years 7 and 9 there will be two Numeracy tests: one where a calculator is allowed and one where a calculator is not to be used. For the calculator test, students should use the calculator that they currently use at school.
Please contact our Administration team on 9421 7111 if you have any questions.
Vaccination Clinic - Year 7 Students
If you do not wish for your child to participate in the Vaccination Program please email Fiona on [email protected] with the reason.
Vaccinations for Term 2 are 1st dose HPV and dTpa on Friday 19th May 2017.
Due to changes made by the Government recently more information on 2nd and 3rd dose dates will be communicated as soon as possible.
Future Events Calendar:
- Naplan: 9th May - 11th May
- Next Parent Connect evening session: Tuesday 9th May at 6.30pm
- ACC’s Got Talent Tickets on sale: Monday 15th May
- Year 7 Vaccination Clinic: 19th May
- Newsletter logo competition entries due Week 6
- ACC’s Got Talent: 7th-8th & 13th-15th June.
ACC’s Got Talent!
After such a wonderful event in 2016, ACC brings you its second showcase. In 2017 our showcase will combine the best the school has to offer in dance, drama and the wider creative arts. This year, the theme is "ACC's Got Talent" - and will showcase a diverse range of performances from a wide range of genres, featuring students from years K-12 and an all star band of students and staff members. Auditions are now done and rehearsals are well underway.
Tickets will be available early in Term 2.
Our next evening session for parent connect will be on Tuesday night, 9th May, from 6:30 - 8:00pm. Please come and enjoy a light supper while listening to our guest speaker, Social Psychologist Maria Sarina.
As many of you know, Maria has been working with ACC weekly this year. She has been offering our students, staff, and parents grief support, counselling and has helped many students overcome issues relating to such things as bullying, social, and emotional issues. At Parent Connect, Maria will be sharing some valuable information on bullying and how to identify what bullying is, and how to help and empower students as they deal with it.
To begin our first Parent Connect morning session for Term 2 we will be offering a tour of our new facilities, so that our community members can see the progress being made and get a feel for the new facilities currently under development. We will also be able to give updates on school activities and deliver important information. If you have any questions that you would like answered, please email Renee Parker at [email protected].
After the tour, we will have the privilege of hearing from our Learning Support teacher, Mrs Brenda Smythe. Brenda will be outlining the systems and procedures that the College has in place to provide informal and formal learning support for students who need assistance in their learning. Mrs Caitlin Wells will also be contributing to this session, sharing a little about the Literacy Support program that she runs. We will email more information about this session closer to the date. This session will be held on Friday morning, 26th May at 8:45am. We look forward to seeing you there!
Locks for Lockers
Secondary students are now requested to supply their own locks for lockers. If you are still waiting on a locker, bring in your padlock and see Mr Howard for your new locker location.
From time-to-time students accidentally collect items of school clothing that belongs to another student. The most common articles are sports jackets, hats, jumpers and school blazers. Please check labels to see if your child is in possession of another student's clothing. We also strongly encourage families to write names on all labels so that they can be returned if lost.
Trading of swap cards, toys and food
We ask parents and guardians to be aware that students are not allowed to trade swap cards (Pokemon, Dragonball Z, football cards etc), toys and/or food at school.
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Student Quiz Section
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Answer the following riddle, and bring your solution to Mrs Parker in the office to receive a small prize:
Primary: What has a head and a tail, but no body?
Secondary: What is greater than God, more evil than the devil, the poor have it, the rich need it, and if you eat it, you'll die?
Answer to last newsletter riddle:
Primary: How many months have 28 days? All of the months have 28 days
Secondary: You draw a line on a page. Without touching the line, how do you make it longer? Draw a short line next to it, this way it becomes the longer line.
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