Principal’s Message

Joy Beyond the Cross

Fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.’
Hebrews 12.2.

We looked at the first part of this verse in the last eNews.

If we were to look at the second part we find out some amazing things about what happened at Easter.

The first is that the word ‘joy’ is mentioned in the same sentence as the ‘cross.’

Did Jesus really look at the cross with joy? The cross was the most horrific and unimaginable form of punishment at that time. Surely he wasn’t looking forward to it?

The answer is ‘no.’ Jesus was looking at what lay beyond the cross. He ‘endured’ the cross but his joy was in the result, defeating sin and death once-and-for-all, and setting free all those who chose to trust in this act as their personal sacrifice for sin.

Secondly, he sat down at the right hand of the throne of God when it was all over.

Why did he sit down? Because it was finished. It was all over. His mission was complete.

His task now is to wait the fullness of time when we will join him in eternity.

When we celebrate what Jesus did for us at Easter we too can be full of joy. He has endured the cross on our behalf and we can eagerly await the fullness of time when we will see him face to face.

In the meantime, fix your eyes on Jesus as he perfects your faith.

Happy Easter.

Norm Fitzgerald
Principal
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Whole School

Sean W Smith

The school rocked to the sound of Sean W Smith on Friday last week. Sean was a real hit with students and adults. Each song addressed the challenges of living the Christian life in the world in which we live and encouraged us all to ‘be our best.’

End of Term Concert

School and Kinder students are very proud to present a concert for parents, friends and family next Tuesday at 6.00pm at Australian Christian College - Hume.

The concert will showcase items from the Kinder, Junior and Senior Classes as well as music played and sang by all students.

Please keep this night free to enjoy a wonderful performance by your child.

The students will also be presenting this concert to the residents of Cooinda on Monday. Expect a Permission Form by the end of this week.

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SCHOOL NEWS

ACC Youth Group

Aquazone:

Our first Youth event was a real hit for those who could attend the event at the beginning of our long weekend. We all survived the physically challenge adventure water park in Yarrawonga followed by a foreshore BBQ.

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Water Wars

Our next event is on this Friday, 24th March at school 5.00-7.00pm.

Water Wars includes: Water Balloon Volleyball, Team Games, Student’s Revenge (free shot at the Principal), Water Balloon Wars and Pizza for dinner!

Cost is $5. Bring a towel, bathers or clothes that you don’t mind getting wet and also swimming goggles (to protect your eyes).

Open to Year 6 and over ACC students and ex-students and their friends.

Prep (Foundation)

The Prep/Foundation children have been counting the number of days they have been at school. Each day we count and add an extra day to our chart. When we reach 100 days we will be having a special celebration.

This week we are learning the sounds ‘e’ and ‘r’. The children have had fun cutting out Easter eggs and participating in an Easter egg hunt!

Suzanne Roe
Foundation Teacher
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Year 1 & 2

This week in our Maths we have been learning about mass. The students have enjoyed weighing and comparing objects using pan balances.

Leah Bosch
Year 1/2 Teacher
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Senior Class

Six of our Senior Students are wrapping their mathematical minds around the Australian Mathematics Trust Challenge. The Challenge is a set of four theoretical and challenging problems that need to be solved. Students are working in pairs to get the right solution. They have a timeline of three weeks to complete their tasks.

We also have a number of students tackling the ‘CAT’ Test, again, through the Australian Mathematics Trust. CAT stands for Computational Algorithmic Thinking and steps students towards skills in computer coding.

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Norm Fitzgerald
Senior Class Teacher
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PRESCHOOL

4 Year Old Kinder

Time is flying by so fast. We can’t believe that Term 1 is almost over. The children have grown and developed so much in this time. Over the last few weeks we have been talking about ‘healthy food’. We made healthy fruit and veg faces and then ate these for lunch. The children all brought some fruit or vegetables to share and they were able to make a face either on a plate or on a corn thin. We all had lots of fun and many of us tried new foods. We will continue to look at ‘eating healthy’ and bringing in healthy lunches. I will be sending home samples of what makes up a healthy lunch.

Last eNews we launched our read 1,000 books before school. I have put up a tally sheet on the Kinder door and there is also one in the Kinder room. We have reached 20 books. Many of the children have been coming to Kinder and telling me how many books they have read. Keep up the great work!

Fiona Ham
4 Year Old Kinder Teacher
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3 Year Old Pre-Kinder

The children have been busy over the past fortnight learning about the letters that make up their name. The first week we made a print with kitchen sponges and the children covered the paper with the first letter of their name. Last week the children used packing beads to make the shape of the first letter of their name.

Wendy Smith
Pre Kinder Teacher
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Thank you for Library

Thank you to John and Jo Lambert and the Toy Library Committee for the donation of Library shelves to the school/Kinder.

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