From the Principal
The past 4 weeks have gone by so quickly with much happening around the school. Routines and expectations are now firmly in place and this is apparent when I am able to walk into a classroom and see students all engaged in their learning tasks.
Through many classroom activities, our students are being challenged each and every day and we need to remind them of Philippians 4:13 which states, ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. When they are challenged with any situation that is placed upon them it is helpful to have this verse on hand as a beautiful reminder of the partner that we have in life to help us through the tough times. So when your child brings a challenge to you, whether it is academic or social, direct them to this verse as a simple reminder of how great our life is with Jesus by our side.
As many are aware, I have been challenged lately with taking on the P-2 classroom on top of my role as principal and also that as bus driver. I know that I could not have done it all without the reminder that has just been discussed. I could also not have done it without the staff that have worked so well in helping me throughout this time. So next time you happen to see one of them, tell them how great they are and how blessed we are to have them as part of the ACC family.
School Start Time
This year school officially starts at 8:50am. We start the school day with Daily PE and then devotions. This time as a school and in God’s Word is a fantastic way to start the school day. We encourage everyone to be here between 8:30 - 8:45am so that all ready to go before Daily PE begins.
Just a reminder to all students and families as to what uniform they should be wearing on what days.
Prep - Grade 2: Sport Uniform on Wednesdays and Fridays only
Grade 3 - Grade 6: Sport Uniform on Mondays and Fridays only
High School: Sport Uniform Mondays and Fridays only
Also in regards to uniform please ensure your child is wearing the correct uniforms, blazers or jumpers with dresses and formal uniform. Tracksuit jackets are only to be worn with the sports uniform. You can order jumpers before the weather gets too cold from the Uniform eStore - or come and see us in the office for any assistance needed.
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 if they like on sport days.
We are currently planning our Easter Service to be held on Thursday 29th March, starting at 9:15am and concluding at 10:15am with morning tea provided after that. We have invited a local children’s pastor to talk to our kids and have some musical items lined up as well as some art displays from our students. This is an opportunity to bring along your family and friends so please be encouraged to invite them to come along, enjoy our school community and this wonderful time of sharing with the students.
What a wonderful 2 weeks we enjoyed for our swimming lessons. It was amazing to see the improvement of each child when given the right opportunity, support and encouragement. The biggest highlight is always the youngest ones who go from not wanting to putting their heads under the water on the first day, to splashing and playing with their classmates on the last day. If anyone is interesting in swimming lessons, please collect a flyer from the front office.
Our junior and senior primary students have been spending some time working on projects and it is great to see them all together in one room with the older students helping the younger. This is something we will continue to nurture and grow as the year progresses.
School Photo Orders
Thank you to all those who have already ordered school photos. They are being printed in the next week and we will advise when they are ready for collection.
If you have not yet ordered your child’s school photos you are welcome to still do that by contacting the office immediately on 63268885 or email [email protected]
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COLES SPORT FOR SCHOOL VOUCHERS
ACC is participating in the Coles Sport For Schools promotion. If you shop at Coles, please collect the vouchers and drop them off to the office. Every voucher will help us add to our tally and enable us to order some new sporting equipment. The more vouchers we receive, the more equipment we can bless our students with. Thank you very much to those who have already contributed vouchers!
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