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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 • Library News
• Pathfinder News • Primary Sport
• Secondary News • Secondary Sport
• “Engage” Music Showcase
Central Coast Adventist School
Worship and Worry ‘...Let him...rely upon his God.’ Isaiah 50:10 NKJ Nobody likes to feel burdened by others, but check this out - God actually wants to be burdened by you. ‘Give your burdens to the Lord, and He will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.’ (Psalm 55:22 NLT) We need to use one of our biggest assets: worship. Whatever the situation, make the stone-cold rock-hard choice to rejoice and be glad. Choose to worship God, who has given you the ultimate Guide (to life, the universe and everything) that will help you through your day. ‘Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.’ (Philippians 4:6 NIV) Practical tip: Music as a form of worship can really help with squashing worry (BTW: Did you know there’s far more
to worship music than secular music... but let’s discuss that another day...) One of the best ways to get to know another country’s language is to learn songs in that language (think primary school Italian or Mandarin.) It’s the same with learning not to worry. If you fill your head with songs that focus on Godly values, you’ll learn His language of comfort and freedom. Not in a metaphorical way, but in a literal mind-renewing kind of way. It’s worth having a favourite worship song on standby in your brain, for every time you start to feel majorly anxious. Even repeating it silently to yourself in your mind can help to bring calm. - word4u2day.com
Uniforms Needed for Exchange Students
We have had a great response from school families regarding exchange students and will be welcoming 2 Italian students and 4 French students to our high school later this term and in term 3. We are needing to source second-hand school and sports uniforms (‘old’ uniform items are fine) for the girls to either borrow or buy. If you have any such items, could you please drop them off to the front office or ask your child to drop them into Mrs Grange’s office, having firstly named and priced the uniforms so as we know how much to charge and who to give the money to. If you just want to lend the uniform items, then please ensure the clothing is clearly labeled so as we can return it to you when the girls leave.
Want Guitar Lessons at School?
Bob Allan is a guitar teacher with over 15 years experience and a well known entertainer throughout Sydney, Newcastle and The Central Coast playing in various bands, duos and solo. Bob can teach almost any style and is very good with children who have learning difficulties. The structure of his lessons are catered to the individuals needs, employing a vast range of options that include reading music, learning songs, performance tips, HSC examinations among many others. Any students of Bob’s undertaking performance based examinations who need a professional to play backing can receive this from Bob free of charge, with options of other professional backing at a small cost as well. Contact Bob directly: PH: 0407 496 230 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Here are some pictures from Story Time...
Below is a reminder about upcoming events: This weekend - 31 May RED SHIELD APPEAL / CLUB NIGHT Community Service Activity – Red Shield Appeal – starting at 2.00pm 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 followed by tea. This will involve an information session on the Conference Expedition and all parents of Pathfinders who are participating in the Expedition are encouraged to attend with their Pathfinder. *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. 6 - 9 June - CONFERENCE EXPEDITION Please attend the Information session at Club Night this weekend for important information on the Expedition. At this time transport will also be finalised. Please remember that preparation is the key to a successful Expedition. Should you require further information please contact our Club Secretary via email on centralcoastpathfinders@ gmail.com Upcoming Dates to remember: 31 May Club Night - Time 2pm – 6pm as it includes the Red Shield Appeal (Community Service activity) 6-9 June NNSW Conference Expedition
Parent Fitness Classes
Our morning fitness classes have been a great success for many mums, with Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays becoming very popular as a great way to start
Just a reminder that the Primary Athletics Carnival is on Wednesday 25th of June at Mingara Athletics Track. The High School Carnival is on Monday the 16th of June. Notes will be coming out next week in regards to the calendar.
Cross country & Athletics training
We are still continuing our cross country training with sessions beginning at 7:50am on Friday mornings. This is for the HRIS team runners and anyone else who would like to improve their running. Monday and Wednesday mornings have been allocated to athletics training with sprints on Mondays and jumps and throws on Wednesdays.
The North NSW Snow Sports competition is being held on July 2 – 5 (1st week of holidays). Competition includes Skiers and snowboarders over a variety of disciplines. All ages are catered for from Kindy to Year 12. If you are interested in being part of the school snow sports team please contact Mr Davis ASAP on cdavis@ccas. nsw.edu.au or check out the snow sports website http:// nswinterschools.com.au/travelplan-ski-northern-nswchampionships.
the day! Sessions are from 8-9:00am, and are meeting at the fitness studio in the sports centre to begin the sessions. The classes are run by “Fired Up Fitness” at a cost of $10 per session. If you are interested in coming along, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Year 12 MAD Trip Mufti Day - Friday, 30 May
The MAD (Make A Difference) trip is a schoolies alternative for Year 12 students. Our Year 12 student go to Aore Adventist Academy on the tiny island of Aore in Vanuatu. This year students will be painting the boys dorm. All the funds raised from the mufti day will help to fund the paint and painting materials that need to be purchased for us to do this massive job. How much? Gold coin donation Dress Regulations: Clothing is to be modest with the following to be noted: • Sport/casual style shoes (no open toe shoes, sandals or thongs) • Tops with sleeves (no singlets) • If wearing shorts - at least mid thigh in length.
Art on display Gosford Regional Gallery
2013 Year 9 (now Year 10’s) Art students have submitted artworks to the Reconciliation Art Competition at the Gosford Regional Gallery in East Gosford (Japanese Gardens). The Titles of their group works are “Connected” and “One in a Million”. We encourage all students, families and staff to view this wonderful exhibition.
The next Super Fridayz event will be held at CCAS on Friday, 20 June. More information to follow.
Choir at Campus Church
The Secondary Choir will be singing at Campus Church on Saturday, 21 June. Everyone is invited.
We will be kicking off our Friday night youth event called IGNITE with a bonfire evening on Friday, August 1. More information to follow.
CIS Rugby League Trials
Well done to Toby Bowditch (Yr 9) who last week was selected into the 35-man squad to attend the training selection camp over the weekend. He has trialled so well at the camp that he has qualified for the CIS 15’s Boys Rugby League team that will compete in Tamworth in the final week of Term 2. Last week it was reported in the newsletter that Jarred Brown (Yr 12) was unlucky to miss out on a place in the 18 Yrs Boys League team, however the school & Jarred has been notified that there was an error on the part of the CIS selectors and in fact, Jarred had qualified for the selection camp over last weekend. He attended that training camp and has been selected into the final CIS team who will be travelling to Darwin in July. Awesome effort Jarred – especially to bounce back after the disappointment. CCAS is very proud of both boys and obviously wish them both heaps of success and enjoyment as they pursue their dreams.
Jessica-Ellen Standen (Yr 11) has been called into the AICES Open Girls Touch Football team to compete in Penrith next week on Tuesday. Good-luck on the day!
AICES Cross Country Champs
Good-luck to our team of 31 runners who are travelling to Cobbitty (south-west Sydney) on Thursday this week. The bus will be leaving CCAS at 7:30am, so please be on time. The on-line permission note was emailed on
15th May with all the information, race times, etc. If you haven’t received it, please contact Miss Page.
HRIS Netball Gala
We are preparing our 3 netball teams for the gala day on 13th June in Newcastle. Permission notes will be emailed home on Monday next week – please keep a look out!
HRIS Basketball Gala
We have our final selection trial taking place this week for our 2 junior teams. Senior teams were selected earlier in the year. The gala day will be held in Newcastle on 20th June. Permission forms will be emailed out by Monday next week.
CCAS Athletics Events
We will be holding pre-carnival events of Javelin and Shot Put for Yr 11 & 12 students, and any others who have not thrown and would like to. They will be held on the oval next Tuesday lunchtime 3rd June. Please come to the oval for these events if you are interested in achieving age champion status and also representative opportunities.
CENTRAL COAST ADVENTIST SCHOOL
Enrolment Form Term 3 2014
When: Mondays, Term 3 Classes commence: 21/07/14 (week 2) Classes conclude: 08/09/14 Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm Year Levels: K-4 Venue: Central Coast Adventist School The cost per student per term is $111
CENTRAL COAST ADVENTIST SCHOOL
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