PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

From time to time I have the opportunity to transport our students and teachers in the College bus as they head to an excursion or event. This week I delivered our Year 5 & 6 students, some Year 9 & 10 students with Mrs Meredith and Mrs Hartmann to the Singleton Library. They were attending the ‘Bridging the Generations’ morning tea.

Our students spent time with a group of elderly folk chatting about their respective life experiences. Students also performed a bucket drumming item and Jericho played guitar and sang for a delighted audience.

It was wonderful to hear the excitement of our students on the trip back to the College. Students were clearly enthralled by the opportunity to learn and engage with these folk.

One of the best comments I heard was from Mrs Hartmann. She said that one of the older ladies made the following comment, “I was worried about this next generation … until I met your students!”

Whilst a humorous comment, it does also make us very proud of the quality of our students, your children.

One important reminder from me - please do make sure you have our Annual Presentation Day recorded in your calendar. It will be held in the College Auditorium on Thursday 7th December at 9:30am.

Kind regards,

Tim Shields
Principal

Memory Verse

So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable.
Always work enthusiastically for the Lord,
for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.

1 Corinthians 15:58

Welcome to ACC!

Harrison and Georgina.jpg

A big welcome to Harrison (Year 4) and Georgina (Year 2).

We wish you every happiness and success in your educational journey with us.

Teachers’ Day - Thank You!

Our teaching staff was humbled by the amazing gifts, delicious morning tea and beautifully decorated lunch room. What a wonderful surprise! Thank you! We so appreciate that you appreciate us!

Remembrance Day

IMG_1225.jpg

On Friday 10th November, students, staff, parents and special guests gathered to mark Remembrance Day. On this important occasion we commemorated all Australians who have died as a result of war. We will remember them. Lest we forget.

IMG_1220.jpg
IMG_1195.jpg

M.A.D.D Night

MADD Night...enjoyable, fun, engaging, creative, great night, loved it! were all expressions

heard after MADD Night was over. What an honour it was to see our students, your children, shine as they showcased their talents in front of a warm and engaging audience.  It was a night that saw the College come together to celebrate Music, Art, Dance and Drama for the very first time. We are so privileged to have students who were courageous to step out of their comfort zone and onto the stage to sing on their own or within a group, to dance, and recite a poem or a speech, to play the violin or piano and to display their artwork. We are so proud of every student. To our new students who just came to the college in the last three weeks we want to mention you as you learnt songs, dances and poems and shone on the night.

A night like MADD Night doesn’t happen overnight. It has taken an amazing, committed group of people who consistently go above and beyond their call of duty. Mr Perry spent countless hours of his own time making and painting the black display boards for the gallery. How great did they look! Annette Atack had the vision and creative flare to organised how the artwork was displayed in the gallery. She arranged all the coffee, desert and confectionary that was sold on the night. The trolley and the trays the girls used to sell the products looked fabulous! Thanks so much, Mrs Atack. To the prop crew who were constantly running around making sure every mic or prop was in place and our runners Jack Nelson and Pieta Olsson ran countless kilometres making sure teachers knew when to bring students on for their item. To our compares Lucy, Cooper and Mrs Tydeman that did such a great job, we say a huge thank you. To our teaching staff that put hours of hard work into the items and for the supervision on the night, you are amazing and appreciated more than words could say. To parents and all who volunteered to make labels, hang signs and artwork, the night couldn’t have been as successful without all your work. To Mr Shields, who from the first time in hearing about MADD Night, willingly gave over the reigns and allowed us to run a night that caused your children to THRIVE!

Thank you to everyone who made this night such a success.

In appreciation and with kindest regards,

Beth Little

Bridging the Generations

We always look forward to partnering with Singleton Library in the annual ‘Bridging the Generations’ event. After a morning tea provided by the College and served so graciously by Jesse, Jericho, Brittany, Olivia and Lucy, Year 5/6 delighted a group of wonderful senior citizens with their bucket drumming skills and a poetry presentation. Everybody in the library was mesmerised by Jericho’s singing and guitar playing. Wow!

The children now have a much deeper understanding of what life was like in the past. They were most surprised to discover that many grew up without electricity or television ... or the internet!

There was great praise for the talents and impeccable manners of our students. Mrs Hartmann and Mrs Meredith couldn’t agree more!

Yancoal Science Incursion

Thank you, Mr Perry, for organising the Science Incursion that was sponsored by Yancoal.  The students were engaged throughout the whole presentation.

Primary

Primary is always a busy place and this term is no different. Already we have had some wonderful events, the highlight being our whole school MADD Night, an outstanding experience for all who took part. As we move into the latter part of Term Four we still have many important activities and events planned. The week Monday 20th November to Friday 24th November is Swimming Week. All primary students are involved and normal classes will change to accommodate daily swimming lessons. There will be no assembly this week due to swimming. On Tuesday 28th November our Year 6 students will be involved in a Year 7 transition day as they prepare for High School next year. They also have their Year 6 Graduation on the evening of Friday 1st December.

Our last Primary Assembly will take place in the school hall on Friday 1st of December. I encourage everyone to attend as all our students will be participating in items and it will definitely have a Christmas flavour.

The last week of the term students will be invited to a special end of year celebration.  Kinder to Year 2 will be going to the cinema to watch the movie ‘Wonder’. Year 3 to Year 6 students will be traveling to Maitland to go to ‘Flip Out’. More information will be communicated soon. These events are to celebrate a productive and successful year for all our amazing students.

Kindergarten 2018 Orientation

Open day started with such an air of excitement as 16 precious children experienced Kindergarten for the very first time. What an honour it was to meet the children's parents and show them what their children will be experiencing in Kindergarten in 2018. We warmly welcome you to our College.

IMG_1041 (1).jpg IMG_1080.jpg IMG_1006.jpg

Kindergarten Graduation

PK’s not only blessed us with their cuteness, but they also blessed us with their singing. They did a great job singing for us the days of the week!

Good Vibrations

Year 1 have been learning about vibration in our unit on “Light and Sound”. Students have constructed string telephones to develop their understanding of how vibration moves. Children investigated and found that the sound improved when the string between the cups was tight.

3/4 have been learning about Persuasive Writing. They had fun designing advertisements for different types of holiday destinations.

Year 5/6 have had the amazing opportunity to visit with the Kindergarten class this term and they even brought robots with them! The class enjoyed explaining how the robots work, how to program them and how each activity works.

Secondary

It’s difficult to believe that we are now more than half way through the term. It was wonderful to feel the energy of high school students on our MADD evening. Congratulations to those who performed – you shone! Congratulations to those students who worked hard behind the scenes to ensure the evening was a success - you made a difference!  With exams over, it’s back to the important business of teaching and learning!

End of Year Examinations

We commend our high school students on their diligence and co-operation during the recent examinations. Teachers are now busily writing reports and taking delight in sharing the many successes of our students.

Although the examination period is not without its stressful moments for students, we genuinely welcome the opportunity it brings to celebrate the achievements of those who have worked so hard to reach their potential.

We love this photo of Ethan revising for his  exams with the help of his little sister, Zoe. Study cards really are an effective study tool.

Sport

In Week Two of this term, our sportiest crew found themselves at Wallsend Touch Football Reserve fields, playing up against some serious competition. All Hunter Zone Christian Schools attended in the yearly Touch Football Gala Day. Competition was fierce but ACC, as ever, put up a fight on every occasion – battling to outrun, out-manoeuvre, and out-hustle the big gun teams. Without the extra fresh substitute players like many of the other schools, our ACC team showed respect, grit, teamwork and sportsmanship! Every match! All day! Big thanks to everyone who was out there running their guts out non-stop. Also, a special thanks to Cooper Bailey, Cooper Toshak, Kailey Gluck and Eli Foote for their Captaincy and leadership throughout the day.

Mr Vincze  

Indonesian Cooking

Stage 5 are in the process of preparing for this year’s banquet - an Indonesian feast!

If the taste testing is anything to go by, parents are in for a real treat! Thank you, Mrs Gregory, for your assistance. We greatly value your expertise.

Some new foods are an acquired taste.

Thank you, Mrs Gregory!

...and after tasting your cooking, we know why Tahlia has such a big smile!

Stage 4 enjoyed their visit to the Recycling Centre.

High School Happy Snaps!

Well Done, Savanah!

Congratulations, Savanah (Year 10) on your excellent performance in ‘Teechers’ at the Youth Centre. We are so proud of you!

Important Reminders

Parents contacting student mobile phones

A reminder that mobile phones are not to be used by students during school hours. Should you need to get a message to your child, please contact Mrs Atack in the office. Please don’t place your child in a situation where they need to be reprimanded for using their phone. Thank you for supporting this policy.  

Contact Details - Reminder

Have your contact details changed?

Please ensure the office has your most up to date contact details.  

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.

Facebook

Are you following our Facebook page yet? We use the Facebook page for regular updates on things happening at ACC that are of interest to parents and carers.

Click here to see our page and select the 'Follow' button.

IMPORTANT DATES

Week 6 - Yearly Examinations

Week 7 - Swim School (K-6)

Thursday 16th November - Bridging the Generations

Monday 27th November - Super 8’s Cricket

Thursday 30th November - Stage 5 Dinner

Tuesday 5th December - Final visit to Singleton Library (7-10) & singVolunteers Morning Tea at 9.15 am

Friday 1st December - Year 6 Graduation Evening

Wednesday 6th December - End of Year Celebration Day

Thursday 7th December - Last day of term & Presentation Assembly 9.30 -11.00am 

Calendar

Click 'Google Calendar' to synchronise these events in your own calendar.