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Father’s Day Stall Anybody can be a father but it takes somebody special to be a DAD.

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keeping his cool with you. Punctuality problem?

ou’re at your home computer and you think, ‘Yeah, I’ve got time for just one more update on Facebook.’ You then hotfoot it to

catch the bus, but you just miss it. Eventually you meet up with your friend who’s been waiting an hour. Through gritted teeth he says, ‘Don’t worry about it,’ but you spend the next half hour noticing he’s only just By their nature, bad habits are low maintenance and easily picked up. Whether it’s too much Facebook eating your time, or always being late for meetings, bad habits can really get in the way of what we want to achieve. Jesus had some subversively God-centred habits. Here are just a few: (1) Giving God the space and time to speak: ‘Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed.’ (Mark 1:35 NIV) (2) Consistent prayer. The disciples might not have always been quick on the uptake but they did notice the connection of Jesus’ prayer life with His authority. They wanted to learn from the best: ‘...Lord, teach us to

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pray...’ (Luke 11:1 NIV) (3) Putting nothing else before God. Seek the

In this issue... • Father’s Day Stall • Imagine HSC Arts Night • Primary News

Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need. Jesus’ habits can transform not just your relationship with God but also every area of your life and peace of mind! If you pay close attention to

• Secondary News

Jesus’ life in the Gospels you’ll discover His good habits.

• Year 10 Snow Trip Blog

- Bob & Debby Gass word4U2day.com.au

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‘...Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed...’ Daniel

On Thursday, August 30 we will have the Father’s Day Stall. Come along and choose a special gift for just $5.

If you have a business that is applicable to men that you would like to promote by way of a discount or to donate a lucky prize we would love to hear from you. Please call Janelle on 0401 833 963.

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PLEASE MAKE SURE FORMS ARE IN A SEALED ENVELOPE WITH NAME AND CLASS CLEARLY MARKED.

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It’s time to show Dad how much you care. If I could only explain to you the looks on your children’s faces as they go off to shop, they get so excited no matter what age and they feel quite grown up as they get to choose something special, it’s such a joy to be a part of.

Fill out the form in Primary News give to your teacher.

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IMAGINE - HSC ARTS 30th Aug 2012 - 6:30 School Hall

Featuring: HSC Music and Drama Performances & Final Yr. 12 Art and Tech Projects.


Campus News

Library Corner

Recycle Your Unused/Broken Mobile Phones

Read Olympics 2012

Help the Central Coast Community Church send a team of volunteers to Cambodia. There is a box in the main Admin Office for you to deposit any unwanted mobiles. Satchels are provided to place your phone in and complete information/consent.

You have until the end of term to complete your challenges! Medals will be awarded at a Special Read Olympics Medal Ceremony.

Vegetarian Cooking Class This Monday, 27 August, Marcia will be speaking on “Healthy Eating for Diabetes”. We have some great recipes on the menu: Vegetable and Red Lentil Soup, German Pasta Bake, Tuscany Potatoes, Kumara Salad and Lemon Flan with Pear Cream. Please feel free to come and bring a friend with you if you like. As usual it is at the school. Note that we are going to start at 6:45 pm from now on. Contact Cheryl to book in on 0403 848242.

Pathfinders Thank you to everyone who has submitted their Camporee Application form and registration fee. Details for the Camporee are currently being finalised so please watch for an email from your Unit Leaders will further information. Please read this email carefully as the information contained is important and will ensure you have everything you need for a fun weekend. There are still some boxes of KIND muesli bars left so it’s not too late to grab a box or two to sell. Please contact Leanne to arrange to pick up a box. For all those who have jumped on board and supported the fundraiser, Thank you! Some outstanding monies are yet to be returned and details of the outcome will be contained in the aforementioned email.

Information Should you require further information please contact Leanne West, Club Secretary on 0411 061731 or email centralcoastpathfinders@gmail.com

Dates to Remember 1 September 21-24 September

Club Night NNSW Camporee

26-28 October

Club Camp

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

• Keep reading until you have completed as many events as you want. • When you complete a level, bring your booklet to the library. • 3 events = GOLD • 2 events = SILVER • 1 event = BRONZE You can earn more than one medal! Current Medal Tally COUNTRY

GOLD

SILVER

New Zealand 2 France 1 Canada 5 Norway 1 Spain 2

BRONZE 1

Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC) A huge Congratulations, once again, to all of our Champion Readers! Not long to go now… The reading challenge ends September 1. We have a record number of 82 students participating this year so thank you to everyone involved. Congratulations to Cohen King (Yr 1) for completing the PRC this week! We have 27 students still to finish… Make sure you have entered your books online and finish before the end of August! Your name will be validated and sent to the PRC organisers on September 1 so that you can receive your certificate from the NSW Premier. https://products.schools.nsw.edu.au/prc/home.html

BOOK FAIR – Hawaiian Luau A Feast of Reading Thank you to everyone for the fantastic participation and support for another memory making experience!


We made just over $5000 in sales which equates to about $900 commission in cash and resources for the school. Fantastic!

Volunteers are Awesome! What would we do without our volunteers? The wonderful feel of Hawaii in the library was created by Megan Johnston, Bec McDonald and Fiona Zammit. Aloha ladies! For their time and support in supervising and helping during Book Fair we thank: Nicole Dennis, Debbie Lewis, Tracey Anderson, Simone Graziani, Claire Howell (thanks for coming in every day!), Julie Calbert, Lynda Wallace, Angela Rye, Susan Abel, Kylie Marotta and Melissa Sanburg. Thanks Mr Lwin and Mash for doing important jobs!

Fathers Day Stall ORDER FORM Thursday, 30 August

Library monitors also did a great job with helping and special thanks to Lachlan Bryer, Kirrilee Trusswell and James Kornhaber for their hard work in packing down.

Winners • • • • • •

Best Class Participation – KS Commendable class participation – 2S and 4G Hawaiian Icon competition 1st – 4C; 2nd – 3P; 3rd – KS Best Teacher – Mrs C Barton (KB) Winner of Guessing Jar – Michaela Wanke 5L Thanks to KS for providing us with entertainment by dancing a hoola • Thanks to Mr Bennetts for providing comic relief with his dancing and hoola hooping!

Get Caught Reading Get Caught Reading competition winners will be in next week’s newsletter. Thank you to all those who participated. To view the photos, visit us in the library and have a look. The photos will make their way onto the school website soon!

Overdue Books Procedure Please note that each term the library will be producing a list of outstanding library books. We will be notifying you three times prior to adding charges so if you do not have the item or require it longer please notify us immediately. The following process will take place: • End of each term a reminder notice of outstanding items is sent to class teachers.

Please enclose $5 with order form.

• Approx. week 3 of following term a notice will be mailed home.

Envelopes must be returned to the class teacher by Thursday, 30 August.

• End of term notice of charges for previous terms over dues will be mailed home.

Please complete 1 order per child. Name: _______________________ Class: _______________________

• Charges will then be added to your fees. We thank you for your cooperation on this matter. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any problems with this process.

Author Visits The primary school was visited by three special guests over Book Fair and Book Week.


Years 3, 4, & 5 were riveted by the stories told by Mark Greenwood (Australian author). He challenged and entertained them with his tales of buried gold, ‘good’ bushrangers and lost ships. Year 6 were visited by Australian author Suzanne Gervay who brought book characters to life with her vivacious and quirky personality. Kindy, Years 1 & 2 rode through South East Asian folk tales with Aditi and her rickshaw (a real one!). Story teller Bronwyn Vaughan brought so many interesting and humorous stories to life - complete with a crone, a yellow dragon, a purple talking cobra and an energetic Bollywood dance!

YEARS 5 & 6 INTERRELATE FAMILY PROGRAM EVENING The following programs will be presented in the school hall on Wednesday 31st October. “Where did I come from?” “Preparing for Puberty?”

6:00pm – 7:00pm 7:15pm – 8:15pm

As these programs are ‘Family Programs’ and differ slightly to the usual program presented to students, parents are required to attend the session with their child. It is not appropriate for other siblings to attend. If you have not already done so, please complete and return the slip below to class teachers before the end of Term 3. Kind Regards, Rebecca Stratford Acting Head of Primary ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Interrelate Family Program Evening – Wednesday 31st October Child’s name: _______________________

Class: _______________

Parents/Carers Attending: __________________________________________ Session Attending:

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‘Where did I come from?’ 6:00pm

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‘Preparing for puberty.’

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Both sessions We do not wish to attend

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Primary News Parents of Primary Students Who Catch a Bus to School If your child catches the bus to school and you would feel more comfortable being able to assume they have arrived safely, please consider the following proposal, complete the form below and return to Primary Administration if you wish. - Rebecca Stratford (Acting Head of Primary)

Primary Sport CSSA Gymnastics Congratulations to our four gymnasts who attended the Christian Schools Sports Association

Gymnastics Competition at Five Dock last week. Mia Braovic, Seren Burrows, Darcie Shaddock and Ashleigh Thacker had a great day representing our

PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO CATCH A BUS TO SCHOOL Name of student: ________________________________________ Class: ____________ Name of student: ________________________________________ Class: ____________ Name of student: ________________________________________ Class: ____________ Name of student: ________________________________________ Class: ____________ Name of person and mobile number for school to confirm student attendance via SMS: Name: _______________________ Phone: _______________________ My child/children catch the bus from ________________________________________ using bus company _________________________________________________.

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I will notify primary administration on 4367 1800 before 9am if my child is not attending school on any day. If Primary Administration notice my child is marked absent on the morning roll and I have not called regarding their absence, I would like the school to SMS me on the above mobile number.  


school and came away with some great results. Darcie and Ashleigh came second in their divisions and Seren came first in hers. Their results are a great testament to their dedication and enthusiasm for their sport. Well done girls.

Coles Sports In Schools Our Coles Sports in Schools collections finish this week. Teachers will begin counting their totals and then we will send the vouchers in to Coles for redemption. If you have any more vouchers, please return them ASAP. Thank you so much to everyone for their support in this years collection.

Touch Football The Adcock Park touch football for this Friday has been cancelled. There was an issue with double bookings again and we have been advised that it is cancelled until further notice. Sorry for all the parents and students who have made arrangements for this day.

HRIS Basketball HRIS basketball is begin held next Friday at Broadmeadow stadium. All notes have been given out to students. Please return to Mr Davis or Mr Kosmeier ASAP. Contact Mr Davis if you need a new note or look on the school website.

Milo Cricket Last Friday we took away four teams to the Central Coast Milo Cricket. We had a fantastic day with all the students really enjoying themselves in a fun and lively atmosphere. Our teams did well winning almost all their games (the only games we lost were when we played each other!) but the day was more about participation and having a great time. Thank you to all out students for their excellent behaviour.

Secondary News Year 10 Snow Trip Get updates on what is happening on the Year 10 Snow Trip - ccashotham2012.blogspot.com.au

Imagine Music Night - featuring HSC students On Thursday night, 30 August, we have an HSC Arts Night. The night will feature HSC Drama and Music performances and Art and Industrial Tech HSC final works will be on display. Doors open 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start. All welcome.


somniare CIRCUS UPDATE

Performance Dates October 16, 17 & 18

Sominare Circus will be performed over three nights from October 16-18 starting at 6:00pm each evening. The performance is open to all school families. We’d love to see you all come along and enjoy a great night of fun and entertainment from our Year 5 and 6 students. Tickets on Sale NOW

Tickets sales for Somniare Circus opened this week and are well underway! Remember that you can only get tickets through the Laycock Street Community Theatre. You can book online, over the phone or in person at the theatre. ONLINE - laycockstreettheatre.com PHONE - 4323 3233

IN PERSON - Box Office, Laycock Street, North Gosford (Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm)

Tickets are $15 for individuals or $45 for a family of four.

Sideshow Alley

Circus Sideshow Alley will be in the foyer of the theatre which will add to our circus feel. You will be able to purchase showbags, snack food and drinks. Sponsorship

We have started to receive some great sponsorship cheques and vouchers to assist with our circus props and equipment. Remember donations can start from as little as $10. If you would like to get your business promoted at the event or would like to make a family donation, please contact Sue via mobile on 0414 465943 or email sue_saunders@bigpond.com Thank you to everyone who has provided support so far.

We would love to offer DVD and/or Photography on the night the performance and are asking for anyone who would be able to offer these services to contact Sue.

Jour ney into a worl d of dre ams... to be the be st you c an be!

Central Coast Adventist School


21 August 2012