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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 • 2015 Enrolment • Mother’s Day Stall • Library News • Pathfinder News • Primary News • ALPHA Course
Restor(e our N)ation ‘...He sought his God... And so he prospered.’ 2 Chronicles 31:21 NIV About 61% of Aussies claimed to be ‘Christian’ on the last census. But you wouldn’t know it by the number of people in church of a Sunday. Australians are also, according to a recent Credit Suisse Global Wealth report, the richest people on earth. How long can God’s favour last? It’s just like how things were in ancient Israel in Hezekiah’s time. In spite of all God’s blessings, many of the people there had turned their backs on Him. So as believers, how can we play our part in restoring God’s values in times like these? In Old Testament times, King Hezekiah set his heart on restoring God to His rightful position of leadership in the land and this is what he did:
(1) He put God’s Word first (2 Chronicles 31:4 NLT); (2) He challenged corruption (2 Chronicles 29:5 NLT); (3) He called the people to return to the Lord (2 Chronicles 30:6 NLT) and (4) He called people to worship God (2 Chronicles 29:28 NLT). Most importantly: ‘In everything that he undertook…he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered.’ (2 Chronicles 31:21 NIV) The result? Israel was transformed. We need to play our part. As you watch or listen to the news today, find a story that you can pray about or act on. Ask your mates to pray too and to join with you in putting God first. - word4u2day.com
Mother’s Day Stall Friday, 9 May
Please enclose $5 with this order form.
Return envelopes to your class teacher by Thursday, 8 May. Please complete 1 envelope per child. Student: ___________________________________________________ Class: _____________________________________________________
Central Coast Adventist School
Mother’s Day Stall - Friday, 9th May
The Home & School committee are proud to offer your children a fun shopping experience for Mother’s Day gifts. It’s wonderful to see the excitement as the children select the gift for their much loved mums! Please place $5 in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and class (one form per child please). DEADLINE: Thursday, 8th May
Finance Office Closed
On Wednesday, 28 May the Finance Office will be closed as staff will be away at training.
Fee Payment and Statements
Term 2 statements were sent out in the last week of Term 1 – anyone who did not receive a statement will need to contact the Finance Office. For families wishing to get the prompt payment discount, fees will need to be paid and the funds to the school by 9 May. Please remember when paying electronically that there can be a couple of days delay in the funds arriving at the school. The Finance Office is always available for any questions that you may have.
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
Scholastic Book Club
Please have all orders with payment into the library by Friday, 9 May.
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!
in your bags/lockers, please pop them into the ‘returns’ chute. That would be appreciated.
We trust you are all enjoyed a well deserved break over the holidays and are ready for an exciting few months of Pathfindering. Below are reminders about our plans for this coming weekend. Please check the email from your Unit Leaders for detailed information:CLUB NIGHT THIS SATURDAY NIGHT – 3rd May: With the end of daylight saving and the cooler winter months our Club Night time will change to 4.00pm to 7.00pm. POLO SHIRTS For those who have ordered a Polo Shirt they be available for collection from 3.30pm this coming Saturday before the start of Club Night in the school hall. DRESS UNIFORMS and POLO SHIRTS: (Order form - http://www.ccas.nsw.edu.au/CurrentStudents/ pathfinders.html) If you are yet to place an order please do so as soon as possible.
If you are new to Pathfinders have you placed your order for a Dress Uniform and Polo Shirt? If not could you attend to this over the break as these orders will be finalised in the coming months and we don’t want anyone to miss out. (follow the link above to the order form) If you are a returning Pathfinder and need to upsize your Dress Uniform please arrange to return the old uniform and complete an order form so a replacement one can be organised for you. Please keep in mind that if you are attending the Camporee in January 2015 your Dress Uniform will be required so if it is getting a tad on the small side now please upsize now as there will be no opportunity to do so at the end of the year. RED SHIELD APPEAL / CLUB NIGHT – 31st May 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 Expedition and parents are encouraged to attend with their Pathfinder. Tea will be provided at the conclusion. Should you require further information please Should you require further information please contact our Club Secretary via email on firstname.lastname@example.org Upcoming Dates to remember: 3 May Club Night - Time 4pm – 7pm 16-17 May 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
Term 2 Dates – Primary School April 29
Students Return to School
May 8 12 13-15 21 26-27 28 28-29
HRIS Cross Country Winter Uniform Compulsory Yr 3 & 5 NAPLAN Maths Olympiad Test 1 5C Zoosnooze Paul Kelly Cup Regional Final (Yr 6 teams) 5R Zoosnooze
June 2 Primary Choir Sydney Eisteddfod Excursion 3 Yr 2 CSIRO Toys Incursion 4 ICAS Science Competition 11 Year 1 Rouse Hill Excursion Maths Olympiad Test 2 12 CIS Cross Country 13 Kindy Aquarium Excursion 17 Basketball Gala Day 17-19 World of Maths Incursion Yrs K-6 19 Yr 3 Sydney Excursion 24 Parent/Teacher Interviews 25 Athletics Carnival 27 Last day of term – Mufti with gold coin donation July 21 School resumes Term 3
COMING SOON... THE ALPHA COURSE
Discover the Meaning of Life Now released – the all new Youth Alpha Film Series – for youth and students ‘Alpha’ is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian Faith, especially those wanting to investigate Christianity, new Christians and those who want to brush up on the basics.
The next Alpha Course is coming soon – please register your interest ASAP - for adult or youth Alpha Course with Carey in the Admin Office on 4367 1800 or email email@example.com. edu.au. Registration forms also available from The Haven Church.
We’re looking for volunteers to help in our office. If you want to be part of this exciting evangelistic outreach ministry, love dealing with people, and know your way around a computer, get in touch and lets talk about it! You can be blessed to be a blessing to our members, supporters and listeners.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.rhemacentralcoast.com.au Phone: 4367 4042
Central Coast Adventist School