From the Principal
"Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
As we look back over the first 6 months of 2018 at ACC Launceston what an amazing time it has been. We are truly blessed as we give out to the children and families in our school and as we reach out into our community.
We have covered so many things this year so far and there is much more to come.
- We have welcomed new students and their families into our school and it is encouraging to watch them fit in so well and begin their journey with us.
- We have been on several excursions, joining with the Burnie and Hobart ACC Campuses and also within our local community.
- Our ACC secondary school biathlon was an awesome day at the Gorge here in Launceston where the students competed and then got to hang out with the students from the other schools.
- Sport clinics have been a great addition to our sports lessons and we have had coaches come and and take our students through clinics with basketball through our local SEABL team the Tornadoes, also we have just completed our football clinic through AFL Tasmania. We look forward to some more in the rest of the year covering soccer and netball and cricket.
- We have successfully completed our Naplan and PAT testing this was completed very smoothly and we are very proud of how our students approached these things.
Monday night saw our first Performing Arts Night here on campus and we were truly blessed by the support and encouragement from all of you who came along and brought grandparents, aunties, uncles, and friends to watch our amazing students. We believe it is important to for our students to be able to share their God given gifts and talents and to be able to excel in all areas of their schooling. We are so proud of their performances and how they overcame nerves and shared with you all. Thank you to everyone who brought along supper and it was great to share around that with you all and to see our school community connecting and fellowshipping.
Remember to enjoy your holiday period and we look forward to seeing you all back for an awesome Term 3.
Whole School News
Get involved in the School Banking program.
Australian Christian Collegeis excited to offer the Commonwealth Bank School Banking program to all students.
School Banking is a fun, interactive and engaging way for young Australians to learn about money and develop good savings habits. Children who deposit money into their Youthsaver account through School Banking earn Dollarmites tokens, which they can save up and redeem for exciting rewards.
The rewards available during 2018 are:
- Twister Power Handball
- Secret Scratch Pad
- Sparkle Glitter Pens
- Glow Light
- Mighty Boom Handball
- Heat Reactor Pencils
- Slushie Maker Cup
- Zoom Flying Disc
School Banking is also a great fundraiser for our school. Our school receives a Regular Savers Contribution of $5 for every 10 deposits processed per student as well as an Annual Contribution which is based on the number of students who made at least one School Banking deposit in the prior year.
Getting involved in School Banking is easy!
All you need to get involved in the School Banking program is a Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver account. You can open an account for your child in one of two ways:
Visit commbank.com.au/schoolbanking and click on the link to open a Youthsaver account.
2. In branch
Visit a Commonwealth Bank branch with identification for yourself and your child, like a driver’s licence and birth certificate.
If your child has an existing Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver account they can start banking straight away. They just need to bring their deposit in every week on School Banking day using their Dollarmites deposit wallet.
School Banking day is Tuesdays each week, starting on Tuesday 31st July. Students will bring their bank books with their deposit to their class teacher and they will pass it on, the books will be returned to go home the following day.
If you would like to know more about School Banking, please ask for a 2018 School Banking program information pack from the school office or visit commbank.com.au/schoolbanking
City Mission Winter Appeal Pyjama Day & Breakfast
On Wednesday 20th of June, we held a 3 in 1 fundraising event, in honor of the City Mission Winter Appeal ministry. We organized a Pyjama Day, Breakfast, and a Can Drive to collect cans and other non-perishable food. Our main goal was to raise at least 50 canned /non-perishable food items.
The Can Drive was a success! We began collecting items on 6th June. Two weeks after we announced the Can Drive, we raised over 60 items and by 20th June we were amazed to find out that we were able to contribute 115 items to City Mission. Each student donated $5 to the City mission and by doing so we raised a total of $155.00 which was then presented to Vanessa who works for the City Mission. She shared with us about the work of City Mission and how it provides food, shelter, and refuge to those less fortunate than us. She emphasised that by providing cans and other non-perishable food, they are able to provide three meals a day, including a dessert, to those in need.
We’d like to kindly thank all our parents who contributed to our Can Drive. Thank you to Mrs. Carins for preparing many delicious waffles and to all the teachers and students who graciously participated in making the breakfast an enjoyable event. Thank you to everybody who kindly donated money to this worthwhile ministry. It was great to see everyone, including the teachers, in their cute and unique pyjamas at school. As we had so much fun this year we believe that we should repeat the event next year!
By Jessica Lund and Victoria Obeid (Year 10 students)
We have just had two awesome sessions run by AFL Tasmania which the students all really enjoyed. They learnt some basic football skills and managed to do a lot of running around.
Poems Grades 3-6
Please enjoy these amazing poems from our grades 3-6 class.
Jesus is great and powerful,
dark brown eyes like the cross that he died for us
Smells so fresh like nature
So fast like dust and air
Snuggly and warm like fuzz
He carries love and joy
He speaks soft and sweet
He says “Let us spread God’s word in peace”
Rolling and wiggling into the room
A small plump rodent stumbling straight toward you
With it’s big beady eyes staring right at you
With a high pitch squeal it squeaks at you
Carrying a small sweet fruit it just peaks out at you
It’s as soft as a pillow and as white as snow.
Joyful pink eyes
First in the blink of an eye
I’m here for you
Earth is a planet on which we all live
Some of us selfish not ready to give
But others are friendly so nice and so kind
And some people don’t give a good thought to mind
Winter and summer show sunshine and rain
But wars and famine show hunger and pain
Some people don’t care when someone’s crying
So they just keep hurting, stealing and lying
Adults work and children play
Not knowing what to do when bad comes their way
But most people care and help quite a lot
And just so nice they like what they’ve got
So if problems were not around
Then for goodness we would be bound
But because that’s not the case
Thanks to God we’re running our race
Working Bee for Term 3
We are looking to hold a Working Bee to do some work around our school and would love to have some school community help for this. The proposed date is Saturday 1st September - Please put it in your calendars so you can be a part of a fun day.
Technology Prep - 6
Recently the entire Primary School did some cooking with Mr Howell and Mrs Carins who came in to do parent help.
The students learnt about how quick and easy it can be to make healthy snacks that they could bring in their lunch boxes or have on the weekend.
Uniform for Winter
We would like to advise families that if your child is extra cold and needs some more layers they are permitted to wear navy blue scarves, gloves and beanies as part of the ACC uniform.
Performing Arts Night
Dear School Community,
We are so overwhelmed with the way you all turned out on such a cold night to witness your beautiful children shine for God! Thank you to all of the parents too who sent in costumes. It was wonderful to see the fellowship happening around the table afterwards with families catching up, meeting new members and celebrating the unique gifts and talents of our children. For many of our students it was the first time they had stood up and spoken in front of an audience, and it was remarkable to see how far they have come since our first rehearsals. We are aware that there were a few technical difficulties and we apologise if you were unable to hear some of what the students were saying. It is our first ever production so please bear with us as we learn and work on getting the technical things fine tuned ready for our incredible end of year celebration night.
We hope to see you then!
Yours in Christ,
Mel Cleaver (Grade 3-6 Teacher)
History - Grade 5-6
Grade 5/6 have been learning about Australia moving from Colonisation to Federation. They presented some short role plays to show what they’d learnt.
Term 2 Holidays
This Friday the 6th is the last day of Term 2.
We wish all our families a wonderful break time hopefully we can experience some of our beautiful state this winter time.
Please remember that the students have 3 weeks holiday and we will be welcoming them back on Monday the 30th of July.
Our teachers will be doing a week of Professional Development both here and in Hobart with our other two ACC Campuses so they can continue to learn and grow as teachers too.
This week we have been working on Chance and some of us have entered a maths competition. In the competition you have to make a poster on Chance by choosing a scenario and writing the different fractions, decimals, percentages and draw a picture and write about it. I think everyone did a really good job and it doesn’t matter if no-one wins as long as we all have fun and do our best!
Chevy Cooke (Grade 5 Student)
Kindergarten Enrolments 2019
It's that time of year when we need to plan for next year. Enrolments are now open for Kindergarten students starting 2019.
If you have younger children please start the enrolment process for them now.
We also welcome our families to spread the word around their friends and family for new children to come along for Kindergarten next year. Please direct them to our website or they can call the office.
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