"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.
When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,
Nor shall the flame scorch you."
When your foundations are strong you can withstand anything. That is the sentiment that I get from this Bible passage.What an absolute privilege it is to serve in a place where the Saviour of the world is the bedrock of everything we do. As educators at Australian Christian College we understand that it is not the curriculum that is the ultimate authority, it is not the government of the day, it isn’t even the leaders of the school, it is Jesus Christ and the unshakeable word of God that sets the agenda. That is truly a foundation that cannot be shaken.
Because of this, we confidently offer students a platform that will not move. A platform from which we can push, stretch and challenge them to go beyond what they thought was possible.Education in the light of the Gospel is a call to new horizons, a call to know more, love more, do more and be more. We are striving to make learning engaging, not because it is fun, but because inspires us to go beyond what is comfortable. My desire for your children is they experience the feeling of real success, that they might not be overwhelmed by the next trial, but be exhilarated by the prospect of conquering a new challenge.
At the end of this term students will be given their reports. The word “Reports” often strikes fear into the hearts of students (and teachers come to mention it).As reports are being compiled and students work towards completing assessment tasks (in the High School especially) there is anticipation and pressure.There are nerves and there is expectation. That is normal, but ultimately, reports should communicate the journey our students are on. They should reflect the struggles they face, celebrates the mountain they have scaled and illuminate the path ahead.
No matter where your child is on their individual journey, or each of us for that matter, it is important to remember that the next step must be taken with the same perspective that Paul talks about in Philippians 3:14 “ I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” You see whether we are experiencing momentary glory or temporary trial, every experience is one that will pass.Our eyes must always be raised to see the goal that lies beyond our present situations.
That is our true foundation.We have an assurance that although our efforts may have consequences, the finish line is assured. Paul openly states that the prize isan upward call, but the end remains in sight and Jesus, beckons us from the finishing line, will not move the posts. The course has been laid on solid ground and as long as we run the race set before us our footing will hold.There may be the temptation to try and run our own course, but we all know where that slippery slope leads.Let us then run the race and stay on course.Let us hear the cheers of the one who showed the true meaning of overcoming.The one who conquered the grave so he could stand at that line and cheer us on.
Parent-Teacher Interviews & Reports
On Tuesday the 3rd and Wednesday the 4th of July we are having parent-teacher interviews. At these sessions you will receive your child’s Semester 1 Report. A notice has been sent home with your child(ren) with the day and time of your appointment(s). If you are unable to attend at the time scheduled for you, please contact the office and we will endeavour to reschedule the appointment for you.
Tasmanian Premier’s Reading Challenge
Well done to all the students that have taken part in the Tasmanian Premier’s Reading Challenge! Reading each day is a fabulous habit to get into so please keep encouraging your children to enrich their lives with literature.
Pyjama & Porridge Day
Next Wednesday the 20th of June we will be having a fundraising event at school.
Students will wear their pyjamas (or tracksuits) to school. They will also be having a bowl of warm porridge and cup of hot chocolate for breakfast.
Students will be asked to donate $5 per family and this will go to the City Mission Winter Appeal. If you would like to donate more than that you are welcome to do so.
This appeal supports those people that are most vulnerable in our city.
Term 2 Holidays
Don’t forget there are three weeks holidays at the end of Term 2. You will have plenty of time to enjoy the winter wonderland of Tasmania. The last day of Term 2 is Friday the 6th of July and we start back full of beans on Monday the 30th of July.
News from Kindy - Miss Hurley
This term we have looked at the story of Noah’s Ark.
We talked about why God sent a flood and how Noah was asked to build an Ark. Ask you children how God looked after the animals during the flood! They will be able to tell you!
In class we built our own Arks, just like Noah.
We also learnt about what the promise of the rainbow means. We made our own rainbows in class to help us remember His promise.
News from 3-6 - Mrs Woodman
Over the last few weeks the Grade 3-6 class has been researching the first fleet and looking at how Australian Parliament began.
We had a first fleet day where we dressed up in old fashioned style clothing and travelled back in time.We ate bread, butter and corned beef and built ships out of boxes!
The excitement continued as last week we visited the House of Assembly and took part in a role play, sitting in the actual seats where the Members of Parliament (MPs) sit.
It was such a wonderful experience for us all.
Global Leadership Summit 14th June
Our Year 10 students will represent ACC Hobart at the Global Leadership summit, to be held in Kingston. Ideas about how to serve God in our world today will be discussed and students will have the opportunity to meet with other young leaders from schools around Tasmania. What a fantastic opportunity to learn ways of impacting our world for Christ.
Kindergarten for 2019
It's that time of year when we need to plan for next year.Enrolments are now open for Kindergarten students starting 2019.Please enrol siblings now and spread the word about our fantastic school.
And it’s not just Kindergarten aged children that can be signing up for 2019, we welcome enrolments from students from 4 years olds up to year 10.
We should all be in Winter uniforms now. Beanies, scarves and gloves may also be worn to and from school and in the playground when deemed necessary, but they must be plain navy blue (withoutbadges or patterns). Reminder that full uniforms should be worn to, at and from school, including the correct shoes.Jumpers, vests and cotton tights are available via the estore to help ward off the chill of the winter months.
We do have some second hand uniform items available. Please contact Ms Rogers at the office to find out which items we currently have and their prices.
Parents, please make sure that any changes to bus travel is provided well in advance via a signed note to the bus driver or by calling the office. This includes: Children being dropped off/picked up at an alternative stop, students travelling with another student for an occasion, or students not needing to be picked up due to appointments.
Stationary Packs & School Fees
Nearly all our families have paid for their stationary packs. That’s awesome! There are still a couple outstanding, would those families please come in and pay at the office.
Parents that are paying the school fees via the school office, please make sure you keep up to date with payments, the fourth installments are now due.
Invest in the future! Remember school banking day is each Monday.
School Banking is a fun, interactive and engaging way for young Australians to learn about money and develop good savings habits. Children who deposit money into their Youthsaver account through School Banking earn Dollarmites tokens, which they can save up and redeem for exciting rewards.
- The rewards available during 2018 are:
- Twister Power Handball
- Secret Scratch Pad
- Sparkle Glitter Pens
- Glow Light
- Mighty Boom Handball
- Heat Reactor Pencils
- Slushie Maker Cup
- Zoom Flying Disc
Junior League Bowling
Are you looking for a sport for your child to play? Why not get them into Tenpin Bowling by joining a Junior Bowling League at AMF Moonah Bowl.
Sunday Juniors 3:50pm 2 Games no Bumpers$12.40
Sunday Bumpers3:50pmUnder 10yrs 1 Game with Bumpers$6.20
Tuesday Juniors3:50om2 Games no Bumpers$15.40
To sign up or for further information contact Ashton 6272 9810 or see a Team Member at AMF Moonah.
Important dates to remember:
11th - Queen’s Birthday Holiday
14th - Global Leadership Summit
15th - End of Premier’s Reading Challenge
19th - P-2 Excursion to the Library
20th - Pyjama & Porridge Day
3rd & 4th - Parent Teachers Interviews and Reports
5th - Inter campus Sports Day
6th - Last day of Term 2
30th - First day of Term 3
3rd - Hobart Eisteddfod
28th - Last day of Term 3
15th - Beginning of Term 4
25th - Royal Hobart Show (Public Holiday)
Student school reports
13th - Last day of Term 4
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