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The official newsletter of Central Coast Adventist School

Try a Bit of Thankfulness ‘In everything give thanks...’ 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV Today, try to start a habit of saying ‘thank you’ (out loud, if you can) for as many things as you can manage. People who fill their lives with gratitude for the ordinary things of life become dispensers of serious joy. Not just the words ‘thank you’ - the words aren’t magic. But making space and time to offer God little, sincere ‘thank yous’ in your day will change you; it will make you slow down, and take time to notice the way the world really is. Why ‘in everything give thanks?’ The best things in life are those God gives us the most of-the quiet things that make up the fullness of ordinary life. (Isn’t breakfast wonderful?! It’s supercalifragilistically seriously scrumptious! And yet, most every day we battle through it blearyeyed...) God gives us lives generally made up of relationships, sleeping, eating and getting on with work. We take them for granted, and forget they’re supposed to be rewarding in themselves. It’s worth being reminded that even the most basic things in life are from God, and if they’re from God, they must be good. Thankfulness does that. Wondering how to get a bit of life in your faith? Maybe, simply, try being thankful. Remember, ‘... the joy of the Lord is your strength.’ (Nehemiah 8:10 NIV) When you take joy in all of the little things He’s given you, your life lights up, and you get legs for your faith. So, have a shot at thanking our Father God for as much as you can, right now. See how it goes! - word4U2day (an adaptation of The Word for Today authored by Bob & Debby Gass)

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CAMPUS NEWS Speech Night - NEXT Thursday

Our Speech Night programs are an opportunity for the whole school community to celebrate the culmination of another school year and we would like to invite you all to come along and participate. Both the Primary and Secondary programs will be held in our Sport Centre. Primary School (Kindy - Year 6)

• The Primary school program will commence at 4:30pm and conclude at approx. 6.00pm

• Doors will open at approx. 4.15pm after sound checks for musical items are completed. • Students are expected to sit with their parents during the program. • Seating will only be reserved for parents and siblings of Year 6 students.

• All students must be in school uniform including school shoes. • Reports, portfolios and school magazine will be distributed at the end of the program. High School (Years 7-12)

• The High School program will commence at 7:30pm and conclude at approx. 9.00pm

• Doors will open at approx. 7.15pm after sound checks for musical items are completed • Students are expected to sit with their parents during the program. • Seating will only be reserved for parents and siblings of Year 12 students.

• All students must be in school uniform including school shoes and no jewellery. • Reports and school magazine will be distributed at the end of the program.

NB: Please note that due to the finish on our Sport Centre floor no stiletto heels to be worn inside. Food and drink not permitted in the Sports Centre.


FInal Newsletter for 2013

This is the final newsletter for 2013.

Keep an eye out for changes to how we communicate news and information in 2014! Position Available 2014 - Finance Office

Receptionist position – Hours 8.30am – 3.30 pm Monday to Friday – stood down for holiday periods.

Skills in money handling, previous customer service and an ability to work well with numbers would be highly beneficial.

As the first contact parents will experience with regard to the Finance Department of the School a pleasant manner with people and being well presented is a necessary component for any applicant. All applicants must share the ethos of the Central Coast Adventist School. Please send resumes to the Business Manager – Narelle Simpson either via mail or email nsimpson@ Interviews will be held in mid-January 2014. Pathfinder News

Last Saturday morning we had the finale to our Pathfinder year … our INVESTITURE program. What a sight to behold with 120+ of our 150 registered Pathfinders marching in to The Haven in full dress uniform. Pathfinders you should all be very proud of your achievements over the past year. Thank you to Pr Jeff Parker, NNSW Conference Youth Director, our Guest Speaker who again challenged us to ‘Live Loud’ … a reminder that change should come from within, like a balloon, not to change on the outside, like a tube of toothpaste, from the pressures of peers and life in general . So Pathfinders remember ‘Live Loud’. The Directors Award was presented to a number of Pathfinders for a variety of achievements ranging from completing the challenging B Grade on Expedition; 100% Attendance; leadership and mentoring; and overcoming adversity and challenges.

There were 2 Pathfinders who were presented with the Award of Excellence by Pr Jeff Parker. This is the highest award achievable by a Pathfinder and was awarded to Brodie Fairall and Ryan Cuff for their outstanding attitude, attendance and mentoring of their fellow Pathfinders … future

Pathfinder Leaders in the making.

We would like to thank all the parents who attended our Investiture program and supported their Pathfinders throughout the past year. SAN CAROLS FUNDRAISING ACTIVITY

This fundraising activity is this coming Sunday, 8th December and to be a success we really need the assistance of parents and our older Pathfinders for the afternoon shift. We cannot do this without you!!! Why are we fundraising you may ask … the funds raised will assist us in subsidising our Pathfinders who attend the January 2015 SPD Camporee where 4000 to 6000 Pathfinders from across the South Pacific will come together to camp, play and fellowship together. At this stage we have a few parent helpers but predominantly it is the Unit Leaders who have volunteered. If you are available to help please let us know via the Club email address. Should you require further information please contact your Unit Leaders or Leanne West, Club Secretary on Dates to remember:

This coming Sunday, 8 December - SAN Carols Fundraising Activity – WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! Primary News FIREWORK Winners

Please congratulate the following students who won their category in our Primary talent show: • BEST VOCAL: Allysa Pollard and Taylah Stauner-Lumsden (senior) and MacKenkie Hannah (junior)

• BEST DANCE: Lara Padasian and Charlotte Mayes (senior) and Amelia Merenuik (junior)

• BEST COMEDY: Tom Howlett and Riley Marotta (senior) and Cohan King and Kye Hargreaves (junior) • BEST INSTRUMENTAL: Khaleed Mahmoud (senoir) and Rohan Ibbott (junior)

• BEST BAND: 4P class band (senior) and KS/ KB boys group (junior) Primary Sport Tri Series Cricket

On Tuesday, 11 Yr 5 and 6 boys travelled to Martinsville Oval to compete in the annual Tri Series

Cricket day against Avondale and Macquarie College. The boys played well in both games finishing second overall. Well done boys. Terrigal Primary Basketball Challenge

On Wednesday and Thursday we had 3 teams from Yrs 4 -6 competing in the local Terrigal Basketball Challenge. All of our teams played well with excellent sportsmanship and teamwork displayed. We finished the days with all teams being undefeated and taking home first place medals. A big thanks to all the parents that came to support the students as well as TJ and Ann for training and coaching the teams. Congratulations to all those students involved. Infants Swimming Carnival

On Friday our infants participated in their Infant Swimming Carnival. It was a great day with lots of fun had by all. We would like to thank all the parents for coming along and supporting the students as they swam and participated in the fun events. A special thanks goes to the infant teachers and all the parent helpers, especially the swimmers, that assisted on the day and helped it run smoothly. The students should have received their ribbons this week from their teachers. If your child has not please contact their teacher.

Central Coast Adventist School UNIFORM SHOP Contact: 02 43671800 or

JANUARY OPENING HOURS Wednesday 15th January – Friday 17th January 2014 8.30am – 1.30pm (Appointment Only)

To make an appointment please log onto or email

Monday 20th January – Thursday 23rd January 2014 8.30am – 12.30am and 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Shop Closed Friday 24th and Monday 27th January 2014 WEEK 1 – TERM 1 2014

Tuesday 28th January 8.00am – 10.00am & 2.00pm – 4.00pm Wednesday 29th January 2014 8.00am – 10.00am Thursday 30th January 2014: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

NEW SCHOOL TERM OPENING HOURS 2014 Monday: 8.00am – 10.00am Tuesday: 2.00pm – 4.00pm Wednesday : 8.00am – 10.00am Thursday : 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Uniform price list, appointment booking and online shopping available at:

15-17 December (Sun-Tue) Experience first century life... No cars - just feet (your own)... Come for a ride!

from 6:15pm

Enjoy an array of food choices and browse trinkets, gifts and wares in the marketplace. Meet the farm animals, ride a camel and try your hand at carpentry. Plenty of fun for the whole family!

Take the tour that leads to the baby Jesus...

Book FREE drama tour tickets online Tickets also available at the gate

Central Coast Adventist School Gold coin entry via Karalta Lane, Erina A joint initiative of Central Coast Adventist School and the Adventist Churches of the Central Coast.

Central Coast Adventist School

5 December 2013  

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