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Number 5 - 26th April 2013 Glory To God

On the 25th of March at 7.30am, the Year 8’s set off on a 9-hour bus journey to Canberra. On reaching the Bush Capital Lodge where we stayed, we first checked into our rooms, and after dinner, went on a bus-ride to Mt. Ainslie, where we enjoyed the glorious and breathtaking view of Canberra from the summit. Day 2 started with a visit to the Canberra Deep Space Centre where we learnt many amazing facts about our magnificent universe. We were told about the space probe, Curiosity, which landed on Mars and were thrilled to see a real piece of moon rock in the display area! Next was a sombre tour of the War Memorial where we learnt more about our war veterans and looked up on the Honour Roll for the name of Private James Martin, whom we had read about in our English lessons as being very patriotic, as well as the youngest soldier to serve in the war at the age of 14. After that we engaged in an invigorating game of Bowling at AMF before visiting the Australian Institute of Sport, where we toured the premises, worked out a sweat at the Activity Centre and observed some Olympians training at the various sports venues. The last activity for the day was a session at CSIRO where we learned about Forensics and became private investigators for two hours as we attempted to solve a crime by analysing varied pieces of evidence such as hair samples, tyre marks and dental x-rays, found at the crime scene. continued on page 13


FROM THE PRINCIPAL Welcome back to school everyone! Hope your holiday was refreshing and that Easter gave you an opportunity to reflect in all that God has done for each of us. He is the risen Christ! Term 2 began with the staff involved in a Professional Development Day on Monday 15th April. The main session was to complete Series 1, Introduction to Christian Education, part of New Hope International’s ‘Effective Teaching Series.’ The course has involved 10 indepth teaching sessions and has taken us 1½ years to complete.

feedback from staff and parents in how much we have improved in these target areas. The results of our 2012 Survey are a positive story and very pleasing as this exhibits an overall satisfaction from parents and staff in St Andrews Christian College. The response rate in 2012 from parents was better than in 2011. In 2011, the survey was sent to 312 parents and was completed by 135 parents (43%). In 2012, the survey was emailed to 452 parents and undertaken by 227 parents (50%).

As Christian teachers we are not just called to impart information and skills, but to develop and equip children with godly values so they can become effective disciples of Jesus who work to make the world a better place.

We have gone through all the results of the surveys with the ELT (Executive Leadership Team and Staff) and have discussed how we can improve and target areas of need for 2013. Parents have asked for scholarships and already we have put a scholarship scheme in place at St Andrews (see our website).

What a wonderful privilege and responsibility we have in assisting you to educate your child.

For your information, we include the survey results for your interest, possible involvement and prayer.

SATISFACTION

May you all have a wonderful term.

Are we satisfied with our lot? Interesting question isn’t it? Contentment, wherever we find ourselves in our journey in Him is a sign of Christian maturity. It is acknowledging that God is sovereign and Lord of all – even in our darkest moments and periods.

Blessings on your week,

Piper (1987) suggests that God is most glorified in people when they are most satisfied in Him. He says that the essence of all biblical spirituality is when believers are satisfied with all that God is for them in Christ. Just as a pure mountain stream cannot be made better by adding a bucket of water from a polluted well, so people can’t bring glory to God by their own self-effort. People glorify a fresh stream only by enjoying it as they drink deeply from it and as they praise its freshness. So Christians bring glory to God only as they enjoy his fullness and tell others of it. People are thirsty, and He is Living Water. The quest for joy in God humbles people because they acknowledge they cannot be satisfied except in Him. And it honours God as being all-sufficient. Being satisfied with God is the aim and essence of spiritual growth because the glory of God is the aim of all things. Joy in God is the heart of spirituality and its final reward. (p.109 Introduction to Christian Education. Series 1, NHI) As a College we are here to glorify God in all we undertake and we need His help and guidance to do this. We are not able to supply everyone’s needs and wants but St Andrews Christian College desires to continue to grow and serve our families by providing an excellent Christian Education. One way of finding out the needs and desires of our families is to do whole College surveys. Our 2011 surveys exhibited the need for growth in communication, better organisation and a need to focus on the retention of students into high school. In 2012 we targetted these issues in our goals for the year and were pleased to get 2

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Catriona Wansbrough SAVE THE DATE: Saturday 31st August “Celebrating God, Celebrating 30 Years at St Andrews” All students expected to attend.

Congratulations Mrs Natsis CONGRATULATIONS TO MRS CHRISTINA NATSIS – her dissertation has officially been passed by the Chair of Examiners at Melbourne University and she has attained a PhD in Arts. The title of her dissertation is “Poesis: The Cryonic Furnace. A theoretical exploration of manic-depressive states in the poetry of Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Plath and Ann Sexton”. All the community of St Andrews Christian College are proud of her achievement and hard work and congratulate her on this award.


2012 SURVEY Overall School Satisfaction

Overall Comparitive Attitudes

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Leadership & Administration – Parents

Non Response

Leadership & Administration – Staff Response

Facilities & Resources – Parent Response

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Communication & Community Spirit – Parent Response

Communication & Community Spirit – Staff Response

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Student Achievement Opportunities

Student Development & Care

Referral Scorecard

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OPEN DAY Open Day 2013 A huge thank you to all parents who took the time and chatted with our guests at our successful Open Day at the end of last term. Many families from far and wide came to find out more about our wonderful College. The feedback from Open Day this year has been very positive and with so many parent helpers the day was extra special. Melanie Lepileo Registrar

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NOTICES Annual General Meeting

Diary Dates April Mon

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Whole School Assembly 8:55am*

Mon

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Car Wash 1pm*

Mon

29

Immunisation Yr7 and Yr9

Mon

29

Praise Band Rehearsal 3:40pm

Tue

30

BBQ Shack

A summary of the appointment process can be found on the College’s website -http://www.standrews.vic.edu.au/procedurefor-board-appointments.html - refer to the ‘Company Nominees’ section.

Tue

30

PFA General Meeting 7:30pm*

Please plan to attend and participate in this important part of the College’s governance. Feel free to contact me if you require any clarification or further information regarding the AGM.

Wed

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Yr8 Soccer

Wed

1

School Band Rehearsal 1-2pm

Wed

1

String Ensemble Rehearsal 1-2pm

Thu

2

Percussion Band Rehearsal 1-2pm

Fri

3

Parent Prayer Meeting 8:45am*

Fri

3

Yr10-12 Careers Expo

Mon

6

Whole School Assembly 8:55am*

Mon

6

Car Wash 1pm*

Mon

6

Praise Band Rehearsal 3:40pm

Tue

7

BBQ Shack

Tue

7

Yr7 Soccer

Tue

7

PFA Middle School Dessert 7:30pm*

Wed

8

School Band Rehearsal 1-2pm

Wed

8

String Ensemble Rehearsal 1-2pm

Thu

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Prep Mothers’ Day Morning 10am

Thu

9

Percussion Band Rehearsal 1-2pm

Fri

10

CSA Prayer Breakfast

Fri

10

Parent Prayer Meeting 8:45am*

Fri

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PFA Mothers’ Day Stall

Fri

10

Yr5-6 Sports Day

Fri

10

School Tour 11:30am

Fri

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Car Wash 1pm*

All profits will go to the Tata School in Vanuatu.

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Vanuatu Mission Trip Meeting

Eloise Cooper, Catherine Anderson, Emily Merrigan, Andrew Ligris and Brodan Mclean-White Yr11 Business Management students

*parents welcome to attend

Notice for the Annual General Meeting, to be held on Thursday 23rd May 2013, at 7.30pm in the Rembrandts Hall. One of the agenda items at the meeting is the consideration of nominations for two vacant director positions. Any parent or guardian who would like to be nominated needs to complete a Council Nomination Form. The Council Nomination form needs to be completed and returned to the Administration office by 4.00pm, Thursday 9th May 2013.

Darren Waterworth Company Secretary

BBQ Shack The Year 11 Business Management class will be running ‘The BBQ Shack’ in Term 2 as part of their business activity project. The BBQ Shack will be open at lunchtime on Tuesday 30th April and 7th May for all Prep to Yr12 students and College staff. A highly qualified chef will be preparing the patties and overseeing the cooking. Menu Fanta, schweppes lemonade, solo $1 Sausage & bread $2 BBQ kids burger $3 BBQ deluxe burger $5 BBQ vege burger $5 All profits will go to the Tata School in Vanuatu. Samuel Miranda, Nathan Beovich and Shin Higashihara Yr11 Business Management students

Car Wash The Year 11 Business Management class will be running a car wash in Term 2 as part of their business activity project. It will run on Monday 29th April, Friday 3rd May, Monday 6th May, and Friday 10th May. It will be open for all teachers and parents to use on Fridays 1:00 to 2:30pm and on Mondays 1:00 to 1:40pm. The car wash will be operating in the rear car park in Rembrandts. Costs will vary depending on what services are required, i.e. vacuuming, window polishing, external wash, however the maximum price will be $25 for all services combined.

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NOTICES

House Community Points

Immunisation Parents of children enrolling at St Andrews Christian College must present to the school an Immunisation Certificate. Children who have not been immunised may be required to remain at home during an outbreak of an infectious disease such as whooping cough or measles. Health regulations state that students suffering certain infectious diseases must be excluded from school for a period of time. Parents must notify the school if their child contracts an infectious disease. The school will contact the Health Department regarding notifiable cases. Parents of immune deficient students need to be informed of cases of chickenpox and measles.

Cumulative Totals Barton

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Deakin

197

Parkes

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A table of exclusions can be found on the school website

Congratulations Maria Ngo

http://www.standrews.vic.edu.au/infectious-exclusions.pdf

Congratulations to one of our parents, Maria Ngo, who has just had a book published called, Jim AN AUSTRALIAN HERO THE STORY OF JAMES PERCY COLLETT

Senior Scholarships St Andrews Christian College will be offering a limited number of scholarships to new and existing students entering Years 9, 10 and 11 in 2014. See the school website for details.

Prayer Group The St Andrews Prayer Group invites all parents to come along and join in prayer, with other parents, for the needs of the St Andrews school community. Meetings are held once a week on: Fridays 8:45am (after school drop off) Prayer will be held in the Meeting room next to the Reception area. It is a great opportunity to join in fellowship with other parents. Suzy Song - Purchasing Officer

Alumni Survey Past students and teachers are encouraged to fill out a simple survey reflecting on their time spent at St Andrews. Go to http://www.standrews.vic.edu.au/alumni-survey.html

St Andrews Alumni

Dr Stuart Robinson, author and Founding Pastor, Crossway, Melbourne says about the book, “World leaders often go down in history – some further down than others. Jim Collett goes in the opposite direction. From an impoverished deprived start in life he goes on to soar ever higher, a helping hero to countless thousands. It happened because he met God. Through Jim, history becomes His story. God transformed Jim and through him, many others. By reading this book God may do the same for you.” The book can be purchased at Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Xlibris.com.au and major book sellers. Quick link to Xlibris.com.au site: http://www.xlibris.com.au/bookstore/bookdisplay.aspx? bookid=501388

No parking at Foodstar Parents are not to park across the road at FOODSTAR. The parking area is only there for patrons of the FOODSTAR restaurant. Mr Darren Waterworth Business Manager

http://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Andrews-Christian-CollegeAlumni/240671339386975?ref=ts&fref=ts

Notices of Interest

* This section of our newsletter is to give our families information about programs being run by organizations outside of the school which we consider may be of benefit/interest to our school families.

Notices of Interest can be found at: http://www.standrews.vic.edu.au/newsletter-notices-of-interest.html This week’s notices include information on the Salvation Army Melbourne Staff Band upcoming performance dates.

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PARENTS AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION St Andrews Run 4 Your Gym

Cyber-Safety Presentation - Tues 30th April

Thank you to all who made the ‘Run 4 Your Gym’ such a success today including our sponsors listed below, the parent volunteers, students, teachers and parents who walked or ran. A special thanks to the teachers who joyfully volunteered to be sponged or slimed! A full report will be in the next newsletter.

The PFA will be holding a short presentation on Cyber-Safety by Mr Paul Weldon on Tuesday 30th April starting at 7:30pm in the school staffroom. Paul through his work with Independent Schools Victoria was one of the first to conduct a survey of Victorian students regarding Cyber-Safety. He also gave evidence at the 2011 Joint Select Committee of the Parliament of Victoria on Cyber-Safety in his current capacity as Research Fellow at ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research). Paul will give an overview of his findings . The PFA hope that this will be the first in a number of presentations on Cyber-Safety to help parents as we establish a Cyber-Safety working party to continue on the work started by Brad Huddleston.

Annie Yew - Run 4 Your Gym Coordinator Run 4 Your Gym is proudly sponsored by:

Next PFA Meeting Dr Sam and Rebecca Lim Tinkers Repair Centre www.tinkers.com.au

Treasurer Position Filled Jayni Manners has volunteered to fill the vacant Treasurer position. Jayni is the mother of 4 children at the school from Prep to Year 6. At the next PFA meeting we will appoint Jayni in a temporary position. To make it official we will need a Special General Meeting, in which we will require at least 20 parents to be in attendance.

‘Dark Side’ DVD The parenting library is missing a DVD by Brad Huddleston entitled ‘The Dark Side of Technology’. This was borrowed last year but not written on the borrowing sheet. Could parents please check if they have this copy at home and return it to the office asap. The parenting library is located in the school office. Parents can borrow up to 2 books at a time for a period of 2 weeks. We appreciate your prompt return of the books.

That’s Mine Labels Parents are reminded to ensure all clothing and items brought to school are labelled with your child’s full name and class details. The PFA recommend That’s Mine Labels.

Middle School Dessert & Coffee Evening Tuesday, May 7th, at 7.30pm Secret Recipe at Ozone, Knox (upstairs area)

The next PFA meeting will be held on Tuesday 30th April starting at 7:30pm in the school staffroom. Mr Paul Weldon will be presenting important information on Cyber-Safety at this meeting. All parents are encouraged to attend.

Cyber-Safety To build on Brad Huddlestons’ Cyber-Safety seminar some parents are keen to explore ways we, as parents and teachers, can continue to effectively convey Brad’s message on cyber safety to our children, students and fellow parents, particularly in light of the stresses of peer pressure our children may experience within the school and amongst friends. If you are interested in getting involved in a discussion/ working group please email pfa@standrews.vic.edu.au

Entertainment Books Entertainment Books are now available for purchase. Please contact Robyn Ireson in the school office. Books are selling fast, so get in quick. Sonia Sires Entertainment Book Coordinator

Mothers’ Day Stall The Mothers’ Day stall will be on Friday 10th May. Sonia and Ivy have been busy preparing some wonderful gifts for all our mums. Watch out for more information on this special day in your childs’ diary and PFA emails.

Working With Children Checks A reminder that all parents volunteering to help at school are required to have a current Working with Children Check. Forms are available from any Post Office. Applications for volunteers do not cost although a passport size photo is required.

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JUNIOR At the start of a new term the Junior School is always a buzz with the stories of the holidays just gone. As I walked around on the first day it was so beautiful to see the enthusiastic reuniting of friends not seen over the holidays. Parents and students a-like catching up and sharing together. I am always struck by the sense of community that surrounds our school. I was so encouraged to see the new families being welcomed by other parents. In the classrooms, I saw how beautifully the new students were embraced and welcomed. We have all had that moment of being new and the fear of not knowing where anything is! “Friendship is born the moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one” C.S.Lewis. Let’s continue to welcome our new families and be the community God intends us to be. May God bless you! Yvonne Hughes Head Junior School

Prep Bedtime Story Night On March 19th the Prep classes celebrated their annual Bedtime Story Night! Just as the sun was getting ready for bed the Preps and their parents came to school all ready for bed. They wore their PJ’s, brought a fluffy friend and their favourite book. There was time for reading stories together and some yummy Milo to share. It is always a lovely family time where the importance of reading together is the focus.

Yr4 IMAX and Aquarium On the 20th of March, the Grade Fours went on an excursion to the IMAX Theatre and the Melbourne Aquarium. We learnt about many different animals. My favourite animal was the penguin we saw at the aquarium. At IMAX, we watched a movie called ‘Under the Sea’. I enjoyed the excursion very much.” Emma Sim 4D “At IMAX we learnt a lot about coral reefs and the fish that inhabit the reef. At the aquarium, we got to touch sea creatures like sea urchins and sea stars. This excursion was one of my favourite and most educational excursions I have been to”. Esther Chen 4D

“ The 3D movie about sea creatures at IMAX was great. You got to see corals, sharks, fish,crabs,squid,jellyfish and other sea creatures close up. I think it was the best excursion so far!” Jaydon Lee 4D

Junior School

“ I loved everything about the excursion. I was amazed by all the wonderful sea creatures that God has made! I thank God for the excursion and the things we learnt from the excursion. Mandy Feng 4D

At lunch time outside IMAX

At the Aquarium Touch Pool

At the Aquarium Touch Pool

Lesson on Sea Creatures

Lunch outside IMAX

Lunch outside IMAX

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Australian Chess Champ On the holidays, I went to Gold Coast to play in the Australian Chess Championships. The U10 Girl’s Tournament took place at Bond University from the 26th to 28th of January 2013, with forty girls competing. We played 3 games each day—a total of 9 games, of which I won 7 and a half. One of the girls had the same score as me, so we had a playoff. We played two games and I won both, winning the beautiful trophy. It was a fantastic holiday. Emily Lin 3B 12

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MIDDLE Tasmanian Age Championships March 2013 I was pleasantly surprised and a bit shocked to be invited to swim at the Tasmanian Age Championships in Hobart! It was a brilliant opportunity and privilege. I arrived in Hobart, new to the experience of swimming away from home, and a little tired and nervous. On our first day we had a warm up session with the coaches. It was just to keep us in the water as some of us hadn’t swum for over 3 days! As the competition started and the events passed, it was soon my event – the 200m breaststroke . My time was 2:55 but I finished third to the 2 visitors in front of me. As only 2 visitors were allowed in the finals, I was knocked out. The next day was another opportunity – my main event: the 100m breaststroke! I gave it all I had. When I finished, my eyes instantly glanced at the scoreboard. I did well ...but was off my national time by 0.21 seconds ! I thank God for such an opportunity and for blessing me with the gift of swimming, which I’m so passionate about. I look forward to more competitions in the course of the year.

Yr8’s In Canberra...continued from front page Early on Day 3, we were off to the Geoscience Centre where we learned about rocks, minerals, tsunamis and earthquakes. Next, we enjoyed two wonderful hours at Questacon which had various levels of fascinating scientific interactive displays; some of us chose to watch a live dissection of a fish, definitely not meant for the faint-hearted! Our last two venues for the day were the Parliament House and the Museum of Australian Democracy where we learnt very interesting information about the Australian democratic system. After that, we did an Embassy Crawl and tried to match the Embassies and High Commissions to the respective countries that the buildings represented. After dinner that night, we drove out to enjoy a special and delicious ice cream treat at the Cold Rock ice-cream parlour. Early next morning, we started on the journey back home. The 4-day camp at Canberra was an extremely enriching and rewarding experience and we thank the school and our teachers for this opportunity. Reported by Emma Moody & Hope Smith

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Yr6 Imax and Scienceworks On the 27th of March, 2013, the Grade 6’s went on an excursion to Imax and Scienceworks. Firstly, we went to Imax and we watched a butterfly documentary called ‘Flight Of The Butterflies in 3D’. It was about butterflies and how they migrate across countries. Next, we went to the Planetarium to watch a film about space and we also looked at some stars while we were there. Then we went to the Scienceworks exhibitions, got separated into groups and then we had a little bit of fun. After, we returned to school and that was the end of the excursion. I thought the excursion was interesting but tiring. What I liked most about the excursion was the film because I thought it was fascinating!

The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit their National Capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education, and contributes a funding of $30 per eligible student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program, which will be paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion. We would like to thank the Australian Government for their support of this program

Audrey Ang (6L)

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Yr7 Lighthouses Excursion

Tuesday, May 7th, at 7.30pm Secret Recipe at Ozone, Knox (upstairs area)

On Tuesday 19 March, the Year 7's went on an excursion to the Eastern and Cape Schanck Lighthouses on the Mornington Peninsula. The students were introduced to the workings and routines of a lighthouse, and even had the opportunity to climb to the top of Cape Schanck Lighthouse. After this exhilarating experience, it was time for a walk on the beach in the Cape Schanck Nature Reserve, and everyone had a wonderful time, imagining what it would have been like to really live in a lighthouse like Fay in Lighthouse Girl. Mrs C Cloete Yr 7 English teacher St Andrews Christian College Newsletter

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Yr10 Work Experience

City Experience for International & ESL Students

St During the last week of Term 1, the Year tens went on work experience for four days. The students went to a whole range of places including a hospital, a golf course, a plumber’s firm and a campsite and explored different industries such as hospitality, tourism, education, retail, offices and not-for-profit organisations. Everybody got to experience the workplace and all its realities and also to find out what areas of work they might be interested in. We got to participate in new activities and to see life from a different perspective. Those who did education were able to see school from the teacher’s point of view and therefore were able to appreciate the work teachers do for the students’ benefit. The range of activities was wide; some students were teaching, some were building, some were serving customers, some were cleaning and everybody was learning. All the students were able to see the need for good communication skills and the need to develop their people skills - whether it was guiding a customer around a store, explaining something to a customer, taking instructions from employers, helping teach others or participating in general workplace duties. Every one of the Year tens benefitted from their work experience in either skills, knowledge or in the offer of a casual job. It was a very enjoyable time because we were doing something different and applying our school knowledge to a different situation. Most of the students came away with an idea of what they wanted to do for a career which was very exciting. A big thank you to Mrs Yevlahova, the Careers teacher, for everything she did to enable us to undertake work experience. Laura Bligh 10B

BBQ Shack Tuesday 30th April and 7th May for Prep to Yr12. All profits will go to the Tata School in Vanuatu. Yr11 Business Management students

Car Wash Monday 29th April, Friday 3rd May, Monday 6th May, and Friday 10th May. All profits will go to the Tata School in Vanuatu. Yr11 Business Management students

On Saturday 23rd March the International & ESL students, Mrs Irena Yevlahova and parent helper Mrs Fiona Bligh shared a day out in the city of Melbourne. The aim of the day was to give students a shared experience of the city, have fun together and get to know some places that they may like to go to both now and in the future. After a very “Melbourne meeting” under the clocks at Flinders Street Station we all walked to Smart Choice Education, a resource centre for international students. Bertha and Jimmy from Smart Choice very kindly gave up their Saturday morning to host the group and introduce them to the resources and support available through their organisation. They had even put on a morning tea which was enthusiastically enjoyed by all! We thank Smart Choice for this very helpful session. Afterwards students went to the State Library where they encountered the legendary Australian creature – the Bunyip – and were amazed at the beautiful domed reading room. Lunch at Melbourne Central and a look around the Shot Tower museum was followed by a trip to the University of Melbourne where students had the opportunity to see the various schools, the Bailleau Library and the Student Union building. As many international students choose to go to Melbourne Uni hopefully this will have been inspiring for the group! The day finished up with a walk around Federation Square and a visit to the beautiful St Paul’s cathedral opposite. The very tired students went home hopefully having had a small taste of Melbourne culture and seeing what resources are available to them farther afield than St Andrews. A special thank you must go to the school for financially supporting the students in this outing! Mrs Fiona Bligh

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CYBER-SAFETY Did you know there’s a one-stop-shop for your family to access 24/7 CyberSafety advice and support? The internet is an exciting way for all Australians to connect with loved ones, engage with others socially and to learn new things. We’ve all heard about dangers in the online world such as cyberbullying, offensive content, scams, fraud and unwanted contact. These things shouldn’t stop us from using the internet, however it’s important to know what to do and where to get help if you or a loved one encounters a problem.

The Cybersafety Help Button (Help Button) is a FREE resource that is easy to install and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Help Button is for everyone as it assists users of any age including children, parents, teachers and older Australians with practical advice, support and information.

Because you never know when you might need Cyber-Safety information, the Help Button is a constant online companion. Once downloaded, it sits on your computer desktop or mobile home screen so support and advice is always just a click away.

Through the Help Button users have the option to TALK to someone such as the Kids Helpline or lifeline about issues of concern, REPORT inappropriate content or behaviour directly to social networking sites or the appropriate authorities and LEARN how to ensure your family is safe online through our many educational resources.

The Help Button is quick and easy to install and can be downloaded from the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy’s web page: www. dbcde.gov.au/helpbutton.

If you would like to view the Help Button site before you download it, please visit: www.cybersafety.dbcde.gov.au/ helpandadvice.

Through the Help Button you can also access The Easy Guide to Socialising Online which provides Cyber-Safety information for 27 social networking sites, search engines and online games.

The Easy Guide provides step by step instructions on how to report cyberbullying, abuse and inappropriate content on these sites.

It also provides clear information for parents, educators and young people on how to adjust privacy settings on these sites as well as tips on how to stay safe when using any social media site. The Easy Guide is available at www.dbcde.gov.au/easyguide.

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ANZAC DAY ANZAC Day – 25 April – is probably Australia's most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they took in that name endures to this day. A special assembly was held on Monday in remembrance of Anzac Day. Mrs Darlison introduced Mr Meddings, PSO who is a guard at the Shrine of Remembrance. He gave a brief history of the Anzacs and painted a picture of the conditions and battles the diggers went through at Gallipoli. The ‘last post’ and ‘reverie’ was played and the whole school observed a minute of silence...Lest we forget.

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