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The official newsletter of Central Coast Adventist School
If you have a child due to start in PreKindy, Kindy or Year 7 in 2015 and have not lodged an Enrolment Application Form with the Admin Office, please do so ASAP. Enrolment procedures start midyear for these applicants and we do not want your child to miss out. If you can’t remember if you have lodged an application please contact Kim Ward in the Administration office. Enrolment Application Forms can be collected from the Admin Office or can be downloaded from the school website.
In this issue... • Campus News
• Uniform Update • 2015 Enrolment • Library News
• Pathfinder News
• Secondary News
• Beauty and the Beast Jr • engage
Central Coast Adventist School
Love is a Verb
‘What does the Lord require of you ?...to love kindness...’ Micah 6:8 NAS ‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.’ (That’s Martin Luther King Jr.) When we’re actively looking for ways to show love to others, not just holding it as an ‘idea’ in our heads, it can shift atmosphere, perspective and feelings all for the better. Often it starts with a practical act of the love that we bear. When King David showed kindness to a man called Mephibosheth who was disabled in both legs (2 Samuel 9), he let him sit at his table and eat with him. Today it’s rightly considered to be wrong to discriminate against anyone who’s physically impaired. Back then, it was the opposite. But when David let Mephibosheth sit at his table he was making a point - with his legs hidden under
the King’s table, he appeared just as David actually knew he was: equal. There are countless people like Mephibosheth who think they don’t deserve to be shown any respect or kindness - people who perhaps only know crumbs of love at best, swept off the table and underfoot. Yet by showing them the love of Jesus, we can break the pattern of who they think they are. They can become free to know who they are in Christ, deeply moulded to His image. Every day we miss opportunities to be kind in order to save a few seconds. But what if next time you feel a surge of compassion towards someone, you consider that as a prompt from God to perform a random act of kindness. It wouldn’t just change the other person’s life, it will change yours too. - word4u2day.com
next week so please contact us if you have any queries regarding these.
Scholastic Book Club
On Wednesday, 28 May the Finance Office will be closed as staff will be away at training.
If you placed an order for books via the bookclub they will be sent to your class teachers when they arrive. Many thanks for your orders.
NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge
Due to the transition to the new uniform shop and higher than expected demand for some of the new uniform items, the shop has run out of some sizes. This is a temporary problem that will not be ongoing. We appreciate your patience and will replenish all stock as soon as possible. Arriving by the end of May • Sports Shorts • Cardigans – (Excluding Sizes 18 – 22) • Jumpers • 7-10 and 11-12 Blouses • Long and Short Sleeve Primary Blouses Delivery TBA • Tracksuit Jackets • Primary LS Shirts • Cardigans (Size 18-22) • Primary Polo Shirts Once again, thank you for your patience and we will continue to update as the stock arrives in the shop. - The Alinta Team
The library is open Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Primary students are only allowed in after school if supervised by a parent/carer. There is a Parent Library with helpful resources that can be loaned out. Any member of the school community can borrow from the library
Have a look - follow the ‘Library’ link under ‘Current Students @ http://www.ccas.nsw.edu.au
Welcome back to Term 2. If you have holiday reading or Term 1 books still under your bed or in your bags/ lockers, please put them into the ‘returns’ chute. That would be appreciated. Reminder notices will be given to students over the
We now have a total of 18 students who have completed the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge – WELL DONE!! This week our star readers are: Year 3: Tiara Abel Year 6: Ashleigh Thacker
MAY is National Family Reading Month
Did you know that: • family involvement in reading at school and at home has a strong and positive impact on a child’s educational achievement? • an adult reading role is a key motivator for independent reading pratice? You could WIN $250 worth of book vouchers for you and your family AND books for your classroom teacher! • Read for the 31 days in May for at least 10 minutes every day. • On the 1st of June, total up your Reading Minutes for May and go online to www.scholastic.com.au/ readmoreinmay and enter the competition. • All winners will be announced on the website by the end of June!
Finance Office Closed
As our Pathfinders, Leaders and parent helpers head off in various directions this weekend on their Unit Camps to embark on a wide variety of activities we wish them safe travels, great weather and an adventurous time in God’s outdoor playground. CONFERENCE EXPEDITION – 6 - 9 June Detailed information together with the Registration process for the Conference Expedition on the June long weekend has been emailed. Please read this email carefully and contact your Unit Leader/s if you would like additional information. Planning in advance is the key to a successful and hopefully enjoyable weekend for everyone. The deadline for Registration for the Expedition and payment of fees is Wednesday, 28th May. At our next Club Night, following the Red Shield Appeal, there will be an information session for all Pathfinders and parents to ensure everyone is well prepared for this event.
RED SHIELD APPEAL / CLUB NIGHT – 31st May Please note the earlier start time:- 2.00pm Community Service Activity – Red Shield Appeal As part of the successful completion of the yearly Pathfinder program participation in a community service activity is required. Pathfinders should meet in the school car park (kiss and drop area) at 2.00pm and are requested to wear their Club Polo Shirt as this is an official event and will be representing the Club in the community. *** ATTENTION PARENTS:- If you are able to assist with driving / supervising our Pathfinders whilst they are out collecting please contact your Unit Leaders. Club Night – will immediately follow the Community Service activity and will conclude at 6.00pm This will involve an information session on the Conference Expedition and parents are encouraged to attend with their Pathfinder. Tea will be provided at the conclusion. POLO SHIRTS If you were unable to collect your Polo shirt at our last Club Night it will be available for collection from 1.30pm on our next Club Night (31st May), ie before the start of the Red Shield Appeal.Should you require further information please contact our Club Secretary via email on firstname.lastname@example.org Upcoming Dates to remember: This weekend Unit Camps 31 May Club Night - Time 2pm – 7pm as it includes the Red Shield Appeal (Community Service activity) 6-9 June NNSW Conference Expedition
The Sydney Morning Herald HSC and Careers Expo 2014
The SMH expo claims to be “the most successful education and careers events in NSW”. It’s a bold claim but it is certainly one of the biggest events with 145 exhibitors and over 16,000 visitors last year. This year exhibitors will have information and resources for; the HSC, career and study advice, international exchange and GAP year programs, Australia’s top universities, as well as TAFE and training colleges. There will also be 115 seminars available for HSC subjects and study advice, tertiary courses, and careers. Admission is $10 per person or $25 for a ‘family’ and I have a few free tickets for those who move fast. You can find out more at http://www.hscandcareers.com.au/ It runs Thursday 29 May – Sunday 1 June, 10am-3pm in the Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park. - Mr Robartson
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Due to the transition to the new uniform shop and higher than expected demand for some of the new uniform items, we have run out of some sizes.
This is a temporary problem that will not be ongoing. We appreciate your patience and will replenish all stock as soon as possible.
Arriving by the end of May
Sports Shorts Cardigans – (Excluding Sizes 18 – 22) Jumpers 7-‐10 and 11-‐12 Blouses Long and Short Sleeve Primary Blouses
Tracksuit Jackets Primary LS Shirts Cardigans (Size 18-‐22) Primary Polo Shirts
Once again, thank you for your patience and we will continue to update as the stock arrives in the shop.
Central Coast Adventist School