PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Welcome back to Term 2, especially our new students and their families. We are very proud of the school community that we continue to build and we encourage new families to take opportunities to meet and get to know staff and other parents.

I wanted to acknowledge the generosity of the Men’s Group from the Generate Church in Singleton. During the holiday break about a dozen men spent a Saturday morning mowing and clearing the font oval and the area around the dam. It was very nice to start the term with the property looking so good.

Our current memory verse is from Romans 8:38-39.

‘Yes, I am sure that nothing can separate us from God’s love —nothing in the whole created world—will ever be able to separate us from the love God has shown us in Christ Jesus our Lord’.

Romans 8:38-39

What a great promise - nothing….absolutely nothing, can separate us from God’s love. This promise stands true, regardless of what is happening in your life. God’s love is persistent and consistent. His love is always reliable and overcomes all other things.

I trust you have a wonderful week and enjoy the photos and information in this edition of the newsletter.

Tim Shields
Principal
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Memory Verse

Yes, I am sure that nothing can separate us from God’s love —nothing in the whole created world—will ever be able to separate us from the love God has shown us in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38-39

Welcome New Students

A huge welcome to our new students and their families. We pray that your journey with us brings abundant blessings.

Welcome Lexie (Year 8), Bethany (Year 8) Ryan (Year 1) and Alex (Year4)!

We’re all so pleased you’ve joined our school.

Cross Country Report

The Cross-Country event went ahead in full swing with runners running, and sweat pouring. The weather made it perfect for the occasion and we finished the day without injuries and only a few sore muscles. The 1km course around the school proved to be a winner; with the grass mown and dry, there were long straights, few bends and some undulating surfaces. It was great to see the PK and 6 & 7-year-old students running lap after lap with their parents on the College Green. It’s always so great to see the school community get so involved!

Thanks to all those parents who attended, and double-thanks to the parents who assisted in cooking and serving the BBQ, as well as staying on the course to help with the runners. A huge congratulations to all the students for giving it their best, and especially to those who will go onward to the State Cross Country Championships in Sydney in Week 6!

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Important Reminders

NAPLAN

Students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will participate in NAPLAN next Tuesday (9th), Wednesday (10th) and Thursday (11th). The best preparation is a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast on the morning of each test. Please encourage your child not to worry. NAPLAN is simply a snapshot on one day. It can never assess all the things we know students achieve in so many different areas.

Your Child’s Belongings

Please make sure all your child’s belongings are clearly labelled so we can return them promptly if they are misplaced.

Contact Details - Reminder

Thank you to those parents who have updated their contact details. It is very important that all contact details are accurate. Please ensure the office has your most up to date contact details.

Arriving on time & leaving early

Thank you for ensuring that your child arrives on time each day. High School students begin at 8.50 am sharp with Morning Routine. Primary students begin at 9.00 am sharp.

Before School Supervision

Parents are reminded that supervision of students begins at 8.30 am. Students who arrive prior to this time are to sit in the area adjacent to the Teacher’s Staff Room.

Nut & Egg Free School

As we have children at Australian Christian College who are highly allergic to nuts (anaphylactic) and eggs, we request that no nuts, products containing nuts (including spreads such as Nutella) or eggs be brought to school. Thank you for supporting us in keeping all our students safe.

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Achievements

We have some very talented students here at ACC. If your child achieves something notable outside school, please let us know. We’d love to affirm them, too!

Congratulations, Kailey, on your tremendous touch football achievement!

Congratulations, Owen, on your tremendous golf achievement!

We’re so proud of you!

Primary Happy Snaps!

Elizabeth and Kelsey have been writing stories together. This story is an exciting, spooky and suspenseful story. Authors in the making!!

Our gorgeous Kinder class having a fruit break before they plant their strawberry seeds.

We’ve snuck this photo of Mrs Atack into the newsletter. I wonder if she’ll notice!

Secondary

Welcome to Term 2!

What a great start to the term! Students are settled and focused on their learning.

Day 1. 9.10 am. Students are happily and busily at work!

We love these photos taken during our first Morning Routine of the term.

BYO Devices

Thank you for reminding your child to bring his/her fully charged device each day. Students require technology to access digital textbooks and other important materials that are placed on Schoology.

Schoology

We genuinely want parents to be involved in their child’s learning. In fact, did you know that studies show that children are more likely to experience academic success when their parents are actively involved? It’s easy to keep abreast of your child’s homework and assessment tasks by checking Schoology. If you would like your individual parent access code for Schoology please don’t hesitate to ask. Alternatively, ask your child to show you their Schoology Course.

Half-Yearly Examinations

Week 6 will be here before we know it. Teachers are encouraging students to begin revising for the Half-Yearly Examinations now. Cramming the night before is rarely successful and definitely not an effective study strategy. Thank you for reminding your child to do a little bit of revision each evening.

Tip: Hand writing revision notes can help students learn information more deeply and helps to get into the practice of writing rapidly in an exam setting. Typing on a computer may increase distraction, as the temptation to procrastinate can increase.

High School Happy Snaps!

IMPORTANT DATES

May 9th, 10th, 11th NAPLAN

May 12th Mother’s Day Picnic and Pamper

May 13th Law Week - Stage 5 attend presentation at Singleton Library

May 23rd Year 7 Immunisations

May 24th National Simultaneous Storytime (PK-6)

June 15th Athletics Carnival