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Father’s Day Stall COMING SOON!


Spoil your dad on Father’s Day! It’s time to show Dad how much you care. On Thursday, 30 August there will be a Father’s Day Stall at school. Students will be able to come and choose a special gift for just $5.00. Order forms and further details will be out soon.

In this issue... • Principal’s Update • Father’s Day Stall • “Get Caught Reading” photo competition • Advocacy Yr 7 & 8 Overviews • Somniare Circus Update

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Central Coast Adventist School

Pep Talk, Hebrews 12 Style ‘Let us lay aside every weight...’ Hebrews 12:1 NKJ


ast weekend was the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympics. Imagine if every day were like this with a whopping, solid gold medal awaiting you at the podium. The crowds are chanting your name, the commentators have you picked out, the cameras are trained on you. What do you do? You strip down, you start the race and you don’t quit. You keep your eye on the finishing line, on Jesus. He’s the trim, toned athlete who started this race and finished it with records, medals and victories. You get into His training regime-the highs, the lows, the cross, the shame. When your faith has a stitch or your hope pulls a hamstring, you watch the repeats of Jesus hurdling His way through insults, high-jumping hostility and setting the pace from the front in times of trouble. You let Jesus quench your thirst and rehydrate your soul. And when you feel like you can’t move another muscle, when you’ve hit the wall-you remember your training. Every Olympian has hit the pain barrier but run through it. Only the well-trained win gold; only the well-trained find themselves on God’s podium. And the tougher the training, the holier the living. That’s why we compete, isn’t it? To run our best, flat-out into the arms of our living God? So no more ankle-dragging, no more tripping and traipsing. Run like every day is Olympics 2012 day! - Bob & Debby Gass

Principal’s Update Penrose Crescent Kiss and Drop Please note the Kiss and Drop area is not a parking zone during drop off and pick up times. Cars may only stop in the designated zone (painted diagonal lines) below the library, not in front of the library. Whilst early arrivers are discouraged from arriving at school before 2:45, it is imperative that cars do not park either before school or after school in this area. High use of this area takes place from 8:30-9:15am and 2:35-3:30pm each day. Please note that Primary students do not finish school until 2:45pm

RETRACTION - Karalta Lane Kiss and Drop Use No access is permitted through the double gates or single pedestrian gates located near the entrance to school campus adjacent to the oval. All pedestrian access is through the alternate double gates located near the campus boundary and walkway to Penrose Crescent. Please ignore last weeks advice. Please be mindful of these things as you plan your travel to and from school. - Mr Dean Bennetts

Campus News School Photos

School photos have been sent home with students. If you wish to keep the photos then you don’t need to do anything. If you do not want the photos and would like a refund please return the photos the Admin Office by Friday next week, 10 August. More details are in the letter with each photo package. GAPP Sessions

• Information Session for Year 4 & Year 7 Parents • 7:00-8:00pm on Tuesday, 7 August • Secondary School Room 56 (upstairs)

Friends for Life and My FRIENDS Youth

Author Professor Paula Barrett - Pathways Health and Research Centre Program facilitators GAPP Solutions

The Friends Program is an evidence-based social and emotional resilience program which focuses on a strengths based approach by giving children and youth positive coping skills. These skills help build emotional resilience, which protects children and teenagers against stress and change. This information session will provide you with strategies based on the skill sets your children have learnt through out this program and will be accompanied by parent tip sheets to promote resilience in your child. For more information visit the school website - GAPP - Year 4 and Year 7 or Recycle Your Unused/Broken Mobile Phones

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 inside and complete the information/ consent on the back. Thank You to The Entrance Adventist Church

The Entrance Church recently dropped in a large number of Coles Voucher to help our school. Your support of this initiative is very much appreciated.


Thank you to everyone who supported the Club fundraising this week. There are still some muesli bars to sell so if you would like to assist with this fundraiser please contact Leanne.

Pathfinders who have not collected their Dress Uniform or are yet to place an order are reminded to please contact Leanne to arrange this as soon as possible. A reminder your Dress Uniform will be required for the Camporee as will your Club Polo shirt. Last week an email was sent out containing a bulletin with information regarding the NNSW Camporee planned for the first weekend of the September school holidays. Please read this carefully as Registration fees are due by mid August. Camporees are action packed, fun long weekends and should not be missed - plan now to attend. Information

Should you require further information please contact Leanne West, Club Secretary on 0411 061731 or via email on centralcoastpathfinders@ Dates to Remember

10-12 August Unit Camps 15 August Camporee Registration fee due - see email for full details 29 August Balance of Camporee fees due 1 September Club Night 21-24 September NNSW Camporee

Music Department Lizotte’s Music Showcase

Our annual music showcase evening will be held at Lizotte’s on Thursday next week, August 9. We are excited to be back at Lizotte’s in 2012 with our showcase evening featuring a variety of musical presentations.

Library Corner On Your Marks... Get Set... READ! Let the reading games begin! Read Olympics 2012...

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3... 1. Collect your booklet from the library. 2. Tick the box beside the event you wish to compete. 3. Start reading and record your titles. Remember you can compete in more than one

event. Keep reading until you have completed as many events as you want. Present your booklet to library staff when you have completed all of the events you wish to compete in. Attention Parent/Guardian

Children will be encouraged to set personal goals to challenge themselves. We would like you to encourage your child/ren, help them set their goals, and sign off on each event they complete. Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC)

involved in dressing in a theme. • Browse the Aloha Library for books and stationery for your family and friends. • You can help by buying a book for your child’s classroom. See your teacher’s wish list located in the library. Late night shopping Wednesday, 15 August • We are open until 8pm…

• Got a birthday coming up? Something special for Christmas or stocking fillers? Just want peace and quiet to browse and buy?

A huge congratulations, once again, to all of our Champion Readers!

• Come on in - you might win a lucky door prize!

The reading challenge ends on September 1.

Prizes for this photo competition will be awarded in the following categories:

We have a record number of 83 students participating this year so thank you to everyone involved. We were hoping to reach the 100 mark … can we do it? The following students have completed their challenge: Year 1: Alexander Church, Tori Robertson, Toby Stephenson Year 2: Cameron Shaw Lost and Found

We have a huge collection of items ranging from hats and clothing to note books. If you have lost anything please check in the front foyer of the library. A red and white soccer ball was taken from the front of the library on Monday afternoon. It was sitting with the owner’s school bag so please check to see if this has inadvertently made It’s way home with you and return to the library. COMING SOON – Week 5 Term 3… BOOK FAIR – Hawaiian Luau A Feast of Reading

Friday, 10 August to Thursday, 16 August (inclusive) Family day will be held on Tuesday, 14 August from 11:00–11:50am (lunchtime). • Parents/carers please join us for the fun and games – come dressed up as well. • Students can come to school tastefully dressed for an Hawaiian Luau. Please see your classroom teacher for details if your class is

“Get Caught Reading” PRIZES

• Funniest photo

“Get Caught Reading” Photo Competition • Take a photo. • Send it in, • You could win a prize!

How easy is that?!

It’s the National Year of Reading! So why not “Get Caught Reading”! 1. Take a picture of someone (or have one taken of you) “getting caught reading” in a funny, weird, creative place or position/situation. 2. Send the photo in via email to library@ccas. or SMS it to 0466 002 225. There will be a designated spot where the photos can be viewed on the school website. 3. Only ONE entry per person - so make sure you send in the best photo! 4. The competition is open to students from Year 3 to Year 12. 5. The competition ends on Friday, 10 August. No more photos will be accepted after 4:00pm on this day. 6. Winners will be announced during Book Week (20-24 August).

Get snap happy! Win some fantastic prizes with a click of your finger…

• Strangest/weirdest photo • Most creative photo Here is a list of the fantastic prizes on offer: • AFL ball signed by the entire Sydney Swans team • Hoyts movie tickets • A selection of Wii and PC games plus Playstation Move charging station • A scholarship voucher for a term’s worth of drama classes with Helen O’Grady Drama Academy (worth $165) • Taronga Zoo family pass • Notebooks from Dymocks • Intencity variety vouchers (worth $80) • PLUS Subway and Boost vouchers, Canteen vouchers, Portrait Place gift vouchers and more! 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. • Approx. week 3 of following term a notice will be mailed home. • End of term notice of charges for previous terms over dues will be mailed home. • 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. Scholastic and Koorong Book Club Order Forms Please return your order forms with correct cash, credit card order number, cheque or vouchers to the library by Friday, August 3.

Did you know that every book purchased through Scholastic goes towards reward points for your class? These points contribute to free books for your child’s class. Better still, books purchased from the Koorong catalogue contribute to your child’s relationship with God.

Primary News Birthday Treats to Share

Parents, we are very happy for children to bring in cakes, ice blocks or other such treats to share with their classmates (and teacher of course) on their special day. We ask that lollipops or lollies on sticks are not sent in, as children running around with sticks in their mouth could easily end in disaster. Year 2 Request for Assistance

Year 2 is earnestly seeking any plain or patterned, wide, old fashioned ties, as well as any excess fabric paint, for art. We are also interested in adding to our class library with any books at any level as well as complete jigsaws and board games that you may have out-grown. If you can help please deposit goods in our lunch order boxes, prior to the start of school. Thank you for your assistance!

Primary Sport Touch Football

The touch football that was to be held at Adcock Park this Friday has been postponed to 24 August. We will assume all students are able to attend unless notified otherwise. HRIS Soccer Years 3 & 4

All the best to our soccer team who are playing at Lakes Grammar on Friday in a round robin gala day. Brazilian Soccer

Brazilian Soccer clinics are once again back for after school clinics. They are here at school Mondays from 3:10 – 4:10pm beginning July 30. For information contact Deb on 43631310 or email please note that this email address is different to the one advertised in their brochure. The “.au” has been dropped.

B u s i n e s s N am e

ADVENTIST AFTER SCHOOL SOCCER PROGRAM Places still available but limited!!! New start date Monday 6th August, 3.10- 4.10pm 7 week program for kindy - year 3 = $70 Please email details to or call: 0421 220 424

HRIS Athletics

All the best to our athletics team as they travel to Glendale next Wednesday for the HRIS Athletics championships. We look forward to hearing of their achievements. Coles Vouchers

Cooper also won a gold, silver & bronze, Zac 3 silvers and a bronze and the girls were not left out, with Samara Woolley also swimming at this high representation. Well done to all of these students! State Cross Country

Congratulations to Bess Chippendale on coming 13th at the recent State Cross Country event.

Keep collecting the Coles School Sports Vouchers. During the Olympics there is a double voucher offer, so keep them coming!

Secondary News

Prime Minister’s Challenge

Year 7 Science Information

The Prime Minister’s Fitness challenge is still on. Please continue to go online and update your fitness activities. NSW Country Swimming

Just an amendment to Ben Yates notice in last weeks newsletter, the event mentioned was actually the NSW Country Swimming Championships. There were also medals won by Cooper Woolley and Zac Payne at those championships. At one stage the 3 boys from year 6 lined up in the one age group. The 3 of them dominated their age group across the strokes. At risk of getting the information incorrect,




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All year 7 students are working on a SRP (Student Research Project) as part of the Stage 4 syllabus. They should have brought a yellow sheet how with the Assignment information and marking criteria on it. This was to be signed by a Parent (so that you are aware they have this work) and returned to show Mrs Bennetts by the end of week 2. Some students have still not completed this simple part of a complex task. The SRP is going to be completed in class with minimal homework components. They may ask you to purchase tennis balls, string, toilet paper, washing detergent or different coloured materials or paint. They are working in groups and have been told to evenly divide the equipment purchases between all students. No they do not need an expensive laser or motion sensor equipment! Many students have used up their theory and/or prac books in Science. Please check with them to see if they need new books to do their written work in. Most have already organised this for themselves – but a few need to still do this. Lastly, their cloud assignments were brilliant! I am very proud of their efforts. - Mrs Bennetts

CCAS Year  7  Term  3  Overview  2012     Proposed  assessments  in  Red

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Art /  Music  


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Religious  Studies  

Medieval Europe   Research  Assignment   (due  wk  3)   Topic  test  

Folk  music/instrument   study   Pentatonic  song   Instrument   performance   Making  music-­‐  students   create  their  own   musical  instrument   End  of  term  test  

Textiles/ Woodwork  

Introduction to  Art   Still  life  unit   Still  life  art  work   Visual  Arts  process   diary           Swim  survive  at   Mingara  

  Heaven     In  class  group  Mind   map  assignment    due   week  3   My  response  /  Creative   representation  

Textiles  :   • Sewing  Machine  Safety   • Machine  Use   • Computer  generated   fabric  printing   • Make  and  create  an   apron   Wood  work   • Safety   • Safety    test   • Design  and  make  a   wooden  pencil  case   • Folio     • Timber  research   assignment  


Key  Events  for  Term  3  

Directed  numbers   Directed  numbers   chapter  test   Patterns  and  algebra   Patterns  and  algebra   chapter  test   Equations   Equations  chapter  test      

  Theory   • All  about  fitness   Practical     • Variety  of  sports     • Fitness  testing  


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SRP/Classification Skills     Cells   SRP     Chapter  tests   “Clouds”  project  

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Novel study  of  the  text   “Trash”   Media  study   Narrative  structure,   characterisation   Creative  and  formal   writing   Quiz  (weeks  2&3)   Research  task  (wk5)   Formal  paragraph   writing  (wk7)   Writing  a  news  story   (wk10)  

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    Excursions   WOSE  Sept  3-­‐7   Term  ends  21st  Sept  

CCAS Year  8  Term  3  Overview  2012   Proposed  key  assessments  listed  in  red    

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Visual  Worlds  Print  Media   Visual  Worlds  Multimedia   ‘Hugo’  (graphic  novel  and   film)   Visual  Texts  Test   Creation  of  own  visual  text   Process  Journal   Speech  regarding  own  visual   text  

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The  Night  Sky  (no   assessment)   Bits  of  Matter   Chemical  Reactions   Glossary  per  topic   Homework  Sheets  per  topic   Worksheet  per  topic   Test  per  topic      

Our  Changing  World   Global  Inequalities   Global  Organisations  –   Making  a  Difference   An  Unequal  World  –  News   Report  





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Religious Studies      

Music:   • Concepts  of  Music   • Keyboard  Skills   • Orchestral  Music   • Concept  of  Music  Test   • Piano  Performance   • Composition  Task   • End  of  Term  Test     Art   • Portrait  and  Figure  Drawing  &   Critical  Art  Studies   • Coastal  Culture   • Begin  Arthur  Boyd  Essay  due   next  term           • “Salut,  mon  ami”  play   • Written  and  Vocabulary  Work   • Fortnightly  Vocabulary  Test     • Fortnightly  Gesture  Test   • Play  Presentation      

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    Woodwork/Food  Tech  

Jesus the  story  teller   Parable  Study  including  The   Ten  Bridesmaids,  The   Prodigal  Son  and  The  Good   Samaritan   Unit  Test   Anonymous  Good   Samaritan  project  

Theory   • Mind  Matters   • Interview  questions   Assignment   • Work  Booklet   Practical   • Soft  Lacrosse   • Test   Sport   • Ten  Pin  Bowling   • School  Sports   • Gymnastics   • Golf         Woodwork   • Fake  Book  &  Folio   • ‘Fake’  Book   • Folio  for  ‘fake’  book     Food  Tech   • Healthy  Snack  Food   • Design  &  Make  Snack   Food  Folio    

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Data Representation   Data  Analysis  &  Evaluation   Area,  Volume  &  Surface   Area   Circles,  Cylinders  &   Composite  Shapes   Chapter  Tests  per  topic        

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  July  31  English  Competition   August  1,  2  Report  Night       August  9  Music   Showcase@Lizotte’s   August  10    Mufti  Day   August  30  Imagine  Night   3-­‐7  September  WOSE      



We are amazed at how well the students are developing their individual circus skills! We are seeing perseverance, encouragement and great attitudes as they practice for their performance. Venue Change – Laycock Theatre

We have been invited to perform our circus “Somniare” at the Laycock Theatre in Gosford. This is proving to be a far better option for our performance. They are able to provide much of the specialized equipment including lighting and special effects that we require to run a circus. The tiered seating in the theatre will allow for audience participation and viewing of this style of program. Date Change – October 16, 17 & 18

Due to the change of venue we have also had to change the dates for our circus performance. The circus will now be on October 16, 17 & 18 evenings at 6:00pm. This new date will fit in much better with our busy school program. Hopefully, the change in dates will not inconvenience anyone!


PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are not available just yet.

You will be able to book your seats directly with Laycock Theatre. You will be able to either do it on line, over the phone or in person at the theatre. We will let you know when tickets will be available for purchase from Laycock Theatre. Stalls

We will still be able to run our Circus Sideshow Alley in the in the foyer of the Laycock Theatre which will add to our circus feel. You will be able to purchase showbags, snack food and drinks. Parents who have offered to help with the stalls will be contacted Sponsorship

We are still looking for donations and sponsorship to assist with our props and equipment. Donations can start from as little $10. Please refer to the list in the newsletter last week. Equipment Needed - Metal single Bed

We are looking for a child’s metal bed frame to use for the concert. If anyone can help out please contact Jo Lambert in Year 5.

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

Central Coast Adventist School

2 August 2012  

Central Coast Adventist School newsletter