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24th July, 2012 Issue 21 Term 3 Week 1 194 Old Southern Road SOUTH NOWRA NSW2541 Po Box 620 NOWRA NSW 2541 Ph: (02) 44221199 Fax: (02) 44221992 Email office@ncs.nsw.edu.au Web ncs.nsw.edu.au Bounceback sms Text NCS to 19922767 (the msg will ‘bounceback’) Twitter Follow us Ncschool Facebook Join us facebook.com/Nowra ChristianSchool Office Hours 8am – 3.30pm School Hours 7–12 8.25am – 2.50pm K–6 8.35am – 2.50pm

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…..Moses said to them, “It is the bread the LORD has given you to eat.” Exodus 16:15 Term 3 - Welcome Back! Welcome back for Term 3. A special welcome to new students who have joined our school community, and to Mrs. Toole (taking Senior Maths), Mrs. Curline (currently sharing Year 4 with Mrs. Thuaux and taking full responsibility for Year 4 when Mrs. Thuaux goes on Maternity leave), and Mrs. Parsons (taking Mrs. Griffin’s classes while she is on Long Service Leave this term). Mr Corner will also be on LSL for a week and a half. We also welcome Mr Host who is Prac. Teaching on Year 2 for four weeks. Important Events Coming up at NCS

Helping Your Learner Driver on Wednesday 8th August - On the evening of Wednesday, 8th August, Nowra Christian School will be hosting guests from RMS who will be running a parent workshop program for parents who are, or are about to start, teaching their kids to drive.

SCHOOL CALENDAR

JULY Wed 25 11.30am Taste of TAFE STEPS Homework Centre Thu 26 Years 9/10 Visual Arts Elective Excursion - Abraham's Bosom Beach, Currarong Fri 27 CSSA Secondary Zone Basketball K-6 Assembly - CANCELLED Secondary Sport & Recreation Mon 30 2012 Regional Global Leaders Conference (World Vision) Secondary Parent-Teacher Interviews Year 9/10 No Apologies Meeting

AASC begins for K - 2 Tue 31

This is specifically aimed at parents of students in Years 10 and 11, although other parents are more than welcome.

Music Trivia Night on Thursday 23rd August come dressed in your favourite decade! You can put a table together in a theme or just come as you are.

AUGUST Wed 1

Film Night on Saturday 8th September 58: The Film is based on Isaiah 58 and is an inspiring true story of the global church in action from Kenya, India, Brazil & NY (more details on school’s website).

Compassion Fair on Friday 14th September. We are earnestly seeking parents to come on board and help run this day. Thu 2

Secondary Parent Teacher Interviews

Quick Links Click here to access 2012 Term dates Click here to access 2012 Information Book Table of Contents

Secondary Zone Athletics Nepean Christian School Band Concert Secondary Parent-Teacher Interviews Year 9/10 No Apologies Meeting Mr Corner on LSL Shoalhaven Eisteddfod commences CSSA Primary Zone Athletics - Beaton Park Wollongong Church leaders' Morning tea Avondale visit for Seniors STEPS Homework Centre Dr Gannell at Principals Conference (returns Monday 13th August) Shoalhaven Eisteddfod – Infants and Primary Choirs performing Primary Merit Card Morning Tea

AASC begins for Years 3 - 6

Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st July 3.10 - 6.30pm

Fri 3

Shoalhaven Eisteddfod K-12 Assembly

A letter was emailed to all Year 7 - 12 parents last week advising you of how to get on to the Parent Portal on our Webpage so that you can make your appointments. There is also an important meeting in relation to ‘No Apologies’ on both Monday Tuesday at 6pm for parents of Years 9 and 10 parents—see information over page.

Due to the size of this week’s School Calendar, this week’s GodSpace notice is over the page.


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SCHOOL NEWS Important Information for Years 8, 9 and 10

2013 ELECTIVES YRS 8 & 9

Students in Years 8 and 9 today received their information books for electives for 2013. We encourage you to read these with your sons/daughters, talk with them and get the selection survey back by the due date (Wednesday 8th August). Please note that there can be no guarantee that all subjects in the information books will necessarily run, as this is determined by all the students choices and what works best, on balance, for the students. What subjects run, and the lines they are grouped in, is determined on the basis of the survey, so it is essential that these are thoughtfully completed and submitted on time.

NO APOLOGIES PROGRAM YRS 9 & 10

This program was created to help young people safely navigate the most critical decade of their lives - those years between the ages of 12 and 22. It is during these years that adolescents are confronted with choices that can sabotage their future. Teens need information and skills to guide them in their decision-making to avoid the consequences of high-risk behaviour. This relationship-centered curriculum is designed to educate and empower teenagers to make wise decisions and to develop positive character traits in the sexual domain. These traits include respect, responsibility, integrity, courage, self-control and honesty. We will be once again running this program as part of our Biblical Studies program later this term. Parents of our Year 9 and 10 students are encouraged to come to a brief overview meeting on either next Monday or Tuesday at 6.00pm (straight after the end of parent teacher interviews). Eisteddfod

Unit 1 God’s Messenger - Paul Week 1 A Changed Mind (Acts 8:1-3, 26:2 -20) Intro We’ll be looking at a man called Paul who became a powerful messenger of God’s good news. Verse ‘God isn’t far from any of us, and he gives us power to live.’ Acts 17:27-28 (CEV) Mr Petts, Chaplain

The Eisteddfod is on at the Entertainment Centre and the Primary and Infants Choirs will be taking part. The date of our performances will be Thursday 2nd of August and the permission notes were sent out today. http://www.arts.shoalhaven.net.au/ eisteddfod/ Coming up this Term for K - 6 During Week Three all K - 6 students will be starting a Dance program with Mrs Bramble. Years 3-6 classes will be having Gymnastics lessons from Wednesday of Week Three.

Parents of Students, and Students in, Senior Classes in 2013 can anticipate information coming home this week in relation to electives for next year.

Kindergarten Mrs Longfield’s leg is improving more and more. We thank God for this. This term she will be teaching the children on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays (from recess) and Fridays. We continue to thank God for Mrs Dodd and her availability and her commitment to these children. Mrs Dodd will be teaching the class each Wednesday and first session each Thursday. K - 2 Sport This term K -2 will be participating in a formal Gymnastics program for the first 4 weeks of term. Kinder students are to wear their full sports uniform on Tuesday and Wednesday and Years 1 - 2 each Monday and Wednesday.

PLEASE PRAY WITH US

Praise for  Praise God for safety for all over the holidays.  Praise God for Christian staff at NCS.

 Praise God for STEPS and for our Senior Students who volunteer their time helping others.

This week’s classes and staff

Pray for  Please pray for new staff commencing this term - Mrs Toole, Mrs Curline and Mrs Parsons. Please also pray for staff who are on LSL this term.  Please continue to pray for the growth of NCS. Please pray that God will send to our school families that will either grow in, or get to know who Jesus is and that we’ll model Jesus love to all and show others that we are different.  Please pray for students at NCS who are struggling with various issues.

Please pray for and thank God for families and students in Years 2 & 12 and for Mr Dallimore, Mrs Dallimore & Mrs Dickinson


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SCHOOL NEWS STEPS

STEPS Term 3, 2012 As many families in our community would be aware, STEPS, the Secondary School Homework Centre has been running now for two terms. Generally, we have about 10 students attending on a regular basis. This is exciting. STEPS is a homework centre for students in Years 7 – 10 in which senior students in our community assist them with completion of regular homework and with the completion of more substantial assignment tasks. If your child has been attending STEPS earlier in the year, your child should have a letter for this term outlining dates and a permission form for this term. If you would like for your child to start attending STEPS please email khetherington@ncs.nsw.edu.au and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Places are limited so please attempt to notify me early in the term. We look forward to another term in the Library on Wednesday afternoons, between 3:10 and 4:30pm. If your son or daughter is attending, please ensure that they bring some afternoon tea.

Compassion Fair Friday 14th September We are still looking for parents/grandparents who would be keen to help the students in their planning. Sub-Committees include; Logistics, Entertainment, Marketing, Food & Beverages, Stalls, Finances, Games, Security and Pre-Schoolers. Please either ring the front office or email Mr Smith psmith@ncs.nsw.edu.au

NCS Music Trivia Night Thursday 23rd August The famous Ian Sargent will be our host with musical acts from the past 100 years.

Please note

SCOLIOSIS - (Spinal Curvature) is an important health problem for adolescent girls. If you follow this LINK you can view The National Self-Detection Program. http://www.scoliosis-australia.org/pdfs/ self_detection_brochure.pdf

NOAH’S CHALLENGE – ADVENTURE RACE Venue: UOW Shoalhaven and surrounds st Date: 1 September 2012 Where: West Nowra with the race starting and finishing at the University of Wollongong Shoalhaven Campus on George Evans Road, West Nowra. This event will raise essential funding to support the wonderful and necessary work performed at Noah’s Ark Centre of Shoalhaven (Noah’s). Noah’s is a not-for-profit charitable organisation committed to the provision of high quality professional and developmental support for children with a disability or additional needs. Locally they operate in Nowra, Ulladulla & Jervis Bay. Noah’s Challenge is an adventure race, with multiple disciplines, including mountain biking, running, & canoeing, and which should take between 2 to 5 hours to complete. See www.noahschallenge.com.au for further details and registration

Our Uniform Room will be closed this Thursday.

If you enjoy Spicks and Specks or Rockwiz, enjoy music and trivia, enjoy a few laughs, then why not come to Nowra Christian School’s Music Trivia Night.

Wed.: 8.15am to 9.30am

CANTEEN PRICE LIST

Follow this LINK for the flyer.

Thurs.:2.30pm to 3.00pm

LINK for helpers roster

NOT OPEN MONDAYS

JULY Wed 25 Jo, Linda Deys Fri 27 Jo, Helen, Mon 30 Jo, Helen, Jane Pearce

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