From the Principal

We are almost at the end of our first term at ACC Launceston. What a wonderful term it has been! We are so blessed to be seeing challenges turn into amazing opportunities for God's provision in the lives of students, families and staff.

It is exciting to see each child develop to become all that God has for them. As a staff we are continually working with students to help them grow in each key area, be it spiritual, academic, social or emotional. Spending time over the last four weeks in all our classrooms has been an opportunity to see how each class works as a group and how each student can be a unique contributor to that group. It has helped me see opportunities to celebrate student work and also define aspects that we can develop further.

Our staff have been working hard, stepping into the gaps and becoming solutions focused. Watching the resilience of both students and staff this term, I am reminded of Paul's description in Romans 12 reminding us that while we don't all have the same skills or abilities, if we work together, we become the fully functioning body of Christ, able to represent Him and serve those around us in His name.  I know our staff's highest priority is to serve Jesus and provide the very best opportunities for our students.

We are praying for a safe and restful break for our students and staff over the coming break and look forward to all that awaits us next term.

Blessings

Marty Howell

Principal

Whole School News

Easter Service at ACCL

On the Thursday before Easter we hosted an Easter Service for all of our students, families and friends.

This was a fantastic morning where we saw presentations from each class including an awesome dance from the students.

We had a visiting speaker Pastor Matt Laidler who shared an Easter message with us which we all enjoyed and felt challenged by.

We also enjoyed an amazing morning tea which was put on by our senior students and we were so blessed by the amount of families who came along and supported the service and then stayed to fellowship afterwards.

Please enjoy the photos from our service and we look forward to many more opportunities to gather together as a school family.

Late Arrivals & Early Departures & Sick Days

If your child is arriving late to school or needs to leave early for reasons you are able to provide, please make sure they always come through the office upon arrival and departure.

Also if your child is sick and not attending school we need to have notification from the parents or carers, not other students. Please phone the office on 63268885, text 0429809075 or email [email protected]

ANZAC Day March  

We are excited to be a part of the Launceston Anzac day march on the 25th of April.
All students are invited, and highly encouraged, to be a part of this event and the details are as follows -

When: Wednesday 25th April 2018  

Where: Students are to meet at Princes Square at 9:30am

Uniform: Students are to wear their full Winter Uniform

    Boys: Long pants, shirt, tie and blazer, polishable black shoes

    Girls: Tunic, white shirt, blazer Stockings or long socks, polishable black shoes

The students will conclude their involvement in the parade at 11:00am. Please collect your children from the Royal Park Car Park.

Launceston 10, 5 or 2km

In June, Launceston hosts its annual Fun Run.  This year we would like to enter our students to continue to be more involved within our community.  An Expression of Interest form was sent home earlier in the week.  

When: Sunday 3rd June

Time: 9:15am for 5km & 8:45am for 2km

Cost: $10

RSVP: Friday 13th April

Uniform change over

Our changeover to Winter Uniform will be in Term 2 - we will allow the first two weeks for students to transition to this. By the 14th of April all students will need to be in full winter uniform, they are also able to wear tracksuits on sport days. If you child does not have a winter jumper yet you are able to order those with your Estore account. If you need any assistance with this please come into the office and we can assist you.

Junior Girls Winter Uniform Items:

  • Blazer
  • Tunic
  • Shirt
  • Long pull up socks or cotton tights
  • Black leather school shoes
  • Jumper or Vest

Senior Girls Winter Uniform Items:

  •  Blazer
  • Tunic
  • Shirt
  • Long pull up socks or cotton tights
  • Black leather school shoes
  • Jumper or Vest  

Junior Boys Winter Uniform Items:

  • Blazer
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Trousers
  • Tie
  • Socks
  • Black leather school shoes
  • Jumper or Vest

Senior Boys Winter Uniform Items:

  • Blazer
  • Shirt
  • Trousers
  • Tie
  • Socks
  • Black leather belt
  • Black leather school shoes
  • Jumper or Vest 

Unisex Sports Uniform Items (for sports days only):

  • Tracksuit top
  • Tracksuit pants
  • Polo shirt
  • Sports shorts
  • Slouch hat
  • Plain white sport socks
  • Plain white sports shoes

Student Safety - WWVP Checks

At Australian Christian College Launceston we take the safety of our students very seriously.

Therefore we require all parents and volunteers who wish to come and help at the school to hold a Working with Vulnerable People card.

If you could send a copy of your card to [email protected] that would be greatly appreciated. Alternatively bring your card in and we can take a copy.  

If you do not have a WWVP Card yet it is simple to apply, just follow the link below and fill in the online form.

http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/working_with_children/application

School Holidays

We have had a wonderful first Term here at the Launceston Campus and we look forward to returning to continue the  great work in Term 2. Please see our calendar on this Newsletter for Term dates.  

Term 1 Ends - Friday 13th April

Term 2 Commences - Monday 30th April

Term 2 Ends - Friday 6th July

Art with Buddies

We love it when our classes join together and do work together with the older students helping the younger ones.

This week we enjoyed doing some ANZAC Day Mosaic art together as the photos below show.


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