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The official newsletter of Central Coast Adventist School
It’s Always About Him ‘...This work had been done with the help of our God.’ Nehemiah 6:16 NIV A good level of self-confidence helps with sports, studies and even life in general. But when it comes down to what we really rely on deep down, our self-confidence may perhaps fail us. Sometimes people realise this at different times in their lives - after a breakup, or when an identity crisis hits but the good news is that were not designed to live depending on self-confidence. Nehemiah shows us how confidence in God is the best groundwork a life can be laid on. In his book (named, with startling originality... Nehemiah), it tells how he heard about the terrible state that Jerusalem was in after the Temple of God was destroyed by the Babylonians. He set aside his own problems and focused on the nations. Nehemiah was so burdened that he ‘wept... mourned... and prayed before... God...’ (Nehemiah 1:4 NIV) Heres the key: he said, ‘I know who You are, God, and I know who we are. Your people have rejected You, but were coming back and You can give us success.’ God honoured His prayer by enabling the walls to be rebuilt in 52 days, making the enemy nations lose their self-confidence, ‘because they realised this work had been done with the help of... God’. Nehemiah kept his reliance on God as his starting point. God needs people who follow Him closely in their own lives and who can turn weakness into strength, obstacles into stepping stones and disaster into triumph. As a follower of Christ, people watch you every day. The question is, do they know who you’re following? And that it’s about Him - not you? - word4U2day (an adaptation of The Word for Today authored by Bob & Debby Gass)
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CAMPUS NEWS Maggie Hamilton
Thank you to the 200 plus parents/carers who attended the presentation by Maggie Hamilton last night at school. The best thing that you can do with the information and advice that you heard is to put it into practice and share it with family and friends. To find out more about Maggie please visit her website - www.maggiehamilton.org Maggie will be speaking with Year 9, 10 and 12 students today. Woolworths Earn & Learn
It’s that time again! When you shop at Woolworths you can collect Woolworths Earn and Learn Points. There will be one point for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco, and gift cards). Once your Woolworths Earn and Learn Points Sheet is complete bring it in the Earn and Learn Collection Box at your school. Last year we received so many great resources from this promotion. Please help your school by shopping at Woolworths. We look forward to having our box overflowing with stickers! Leaving Students
A reminder to all parents that should your child be deregistering from school then notice in writing, addressed to the Principal is required. Please ensure that you contact the Administration Office as soon as possible and they will advise you of the de-registration process. To avoid a financial penalty for late notice of withdrawal please provide a terms notice of your child’s deregistration. If you wish to you may make an appointment with Mr Bennetts to discuss your child’s de-registration please contact the Administration Office. Pre-Kindy, Kindy & Year 7 in 2014
If you have a sibling of a current student who is ready to starting Pre-Kindy, Kindy or Year 7 next year and you have not lodged an application
for enrolment form then please do so ASAP. The enrolment process for year 7 students is about to start and we would not like you to miss out on a position in the school. Please contact Kim in the Administration Office if you have any questions regarding enrolment. Camp Quality Support Group
Camp Quality Support Groups are established in most major centres throughout NSW to enable a greater local community support for children living with cancer and their families. A new Camp Quality Support Group is currently being established on the Central Coast and they would love your support. Contact Donna at Camp Quality for further details on 4947 8311 or 0407 291 755. Bay to Bay
We are entering a group from school into this years Bay to Bay Run. If you are interested in being involved, all you need to do is register for the 3km, 12km or the half marathon and then bring a copy of your registration to the sports office. We will give you a school shirt to run in for the race. We have
staff entering this year and would love students, parents and school community involved too. Parent Fitness Classes
Our morning fitness classes have been a massive success last term with Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays becoming very popular as a great way to start the day! Sessions are from 8:00-9:00am, and are meeting on the oval 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com as places are limited. Library Corner
What’s NEW in the Library?
We are excited to announce the release of a NEW Library section on the school website. You will find a range of information about library classes as well as library events. We also have a blog area where you can communicate suggestions and even submit a book report if you would like to. Have a look - follow the ‘Library’ link under ‘Current Students - http:// www.ccas.nsw.edu.au
NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC)
This week we celebrate the following students as they have completed the reading challenge – well done! Year 4 • Marcel Harrison • Xander James All students who have completed the challenge will receive a certificate at assembly each week. Once you have finished keep reading – your adventure has only just begun. It is NOT too late to start! Come in and get your username and begin your ADVENTURE… We now have 66 students enrolled… Well done! Can we get more than last year? You have until August! PARENTS
Information on the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge can be found on their website – https:// products.schools.nsw.edu.au/prc/home.html Questions can be forwarded to Mrs Robertson firstname.lastname@example.org OVERDUE BOOKS
Please bring in any overdue items from Term One or let us know if you want any items renewed. Letters have been sent out to remind you of items to be returned. A letter of charges will be sent out if items are not returned by the end of term. MS-Readathon is BACK!
Coming your way in August… Start looking for sponsors for this worthwhile cause! All funds raised go towards the Multiple Sclerosis organisation. Challenge yourself, ask sponsors to donate per book read or maybe per minute or hour. Don’t be late, don’t be late… it could be a MAD time! Watch this space. Pathfinder News
A reminder this coming Saturday night is our next Club night starting at 4.00pm. In preparation for upcoming Conference events in the next few months we would like Pathfinders to wear their full Dress Uniform. Also Log Books for the Expedition will be handed out by Unit Leaders to all registered participants. If you require any additional information regarding the Expedition please contact your Unit Leaders.
Remember preparation is always the key to a successful weekend. Should you require further information please contact Leanne West, Club Secretary via email on email@example.com Dates to remember 1 June
Club Night – FULL DRESS UNIFORM
NNSW Conference Expedition
PRIMARY SPORT Athletics Carnival
Just a reminder that the Primary Athletics Carnival is on Monday, 17 June at Mingara Athletics Track. Please find below the link to the online permission note for the carnival. Copies of permission notes can also be found in the parent section of the school website. All permission notes are to be returned to their class teachers or fill in the online permission note. Please note that we only need notes returned if you are assisting or needing transport. Online Form: https://ccasforms.wufoo.eu/forms/ primary-athletics-carnival-note-2013/ SECONDARY SPORT Senior Girls Soccer Trials
Any girls in Years 10-12 who are interested in trialling for our school team that will play in the HRIS Soccer Gala next term need to attend the trials on the oval next week - Friday, 7 June at lunchtime. Please make sure you have joggers and shorts for these trials. AICES Cross Country
A reminder that AICES Cross Country Championships are on next week - Thursday, 6 June in Cobbitty. The bus leaves school at 7:45am and permission notes should be returned this week. Athletics Carnival
Just a reminder that the High School Athletics Carnival is on Wednesday, 12 June.
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