Principal’s Message

Free Indeed

'So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed'
John 8.36

The Easter message is not over.

Easter is not a fairytale that happens once a year.

It is a truth that is lived in our lives every day throughout the year. Jesus died on the cross to set us free from our sins. He did not die every year, but once, and this ‘once’ is for all sin, for all time, for those who believe.

This passage says, if the Son (Jesus) sets you free, you are free indeed – from all sin, for all time. That should inspire us to be thankful everyday for what he has done for us.

We are coming up to another commemoration, ANZAC Day. On this day we remember those who died that we might enjoy the freedom we have here in Australia today.

They died that we might enjoy freedom from the oppression and tyranny of others who wish to dominate and rule and rob us of our freedom.

And that’s why Jesus died for us too. That we might enjoy freedom from the oppression and tyranny of sin and death.

For those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom, we will remember them – lest we forget.

Norm Fitzgerald
Principal
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Whole School

Policy Changes

The school has recently reviewed and updated their policies. We invite you to read them online under Community on the school website. If you have any comments, suggestions or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Principal.

I bring to your attention, in particular, the following policies:

Attendance: You will notice that we have increased our vigilance to ensure students are accounted for at all times. We ask that you inform the school prior to 11.00am if your child is going to be absent for the day and to ensure that all absences are accounted for in writing for our school records.

Child Safety: This policy remains unchanged, however, it is a significant document that outlines our commitment to your child’s safety whilst at school. Please note that the Incident Report is now embedded in the Policy (page 9) and we encourage anyone in the school community with a concern for any child’s safety to download this page and place it in our Suggestion Box in Reception for action.

Complaints: This policy outlines the definition of Informal and Formal Complaints. We ask that you read this document and should you have a concern bring this to the attention of staff, or use the Formal Complaint Form (page 5) if necessary.

Critical Incidents: This is a new policy that outlines our approach to any incident that significantly impacts on the members of our school community.

Curriculum and Student Learning: This policy clearly outlines our commitment to the Australian Curriculum and emphasis on assessment and reporting. At the heart of learning is our desire to ensure that Literacy and Numeracy remains the key goal for every student.

Student Medical Care: This new policy incorporates first aid, medical documentation, student illness and distribution of medicines.

Students Welfare and Discipline: covers a number of significant areas including our School Rules, Merit/Demerit system, Detentions, Bullying, Discrimination, Harassment Duty of Care, Student Devices, Suspension and Expulsion.

Cooinda Concert

The school delighted residents of Cooinda to a rousing performance on the last Monday of Term 1. Students and residents thoroughly enjoyed their time together.

End of Term Concert

All students excelled in the End of Term 1 Concert.

We experienced perfect weather for the event held on the basketball court at school and were delighted to witness the well-rehearsed items prepared by students and teachers.

Well done to all involved.

ANZAC Day March

The ACC community are grateful for the sacrifice made by all those who have fought for the freedom we enjoy in Australia.

In order to commemorate this the school will hold a brief service around the school flagpole on Monday, 24th April at 1.45pm. Year 6 students will be also invited to on ANZAC Day on behalf of the school.

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SCHOOL NEWS

ACC Youth Group

GO JUMP

Friday, 28th April. Information and Permission Notes to follow.

Water Wars:

ACC Youth went to war on the school basketball court with water and balloons at the last Youth event of Term 1. It was a fun-filled night with all students, and the Principal, getting quite wet.

Prep (Foundation)

Last week of Term One we had some fun hands on maths activities with Easter eggs, collecting, sorting, counting and sharing. This week we are learning the letter ‘m’, made monkeys and read the big book, ‘Ten Little Monkeys’.

Suzanne Roe
Foundation Teacher
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Year 1 & 2

The Year 1/2’s enjoyed an easter egg hunt as part of their maths during the last week of last term.

They also enjoyed learning about fractions using fruit.

Leah Bosch
Year 1/2 Teacher
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Senior Class

The Senior Class enjoy Live Mathletics during last Maths class of Term 1.

Norm Fitzgerald
Senior Class Teacher
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Japanese

Welcome to Japanese Term 2! Students can look forward to focusing on useful vocabulary, customs and expressions for shopping in Japan. Students will be participating in role plays and other various activities to reinforce their language acquisition skills. They will also continue their study of the Hiragana alphabet, Japanese counting system, weather and days of the week

Senior Science

At the end of last term, students enjoyed finishing the Earth and Space Unit by completing an investigation project on the sun. This term, students will begin their Biological Science Unit with a focus on the desert environment and how plants and animals survive the harsh conditions. Students will also continue developing their collaborative team skills and further their science inquiry skills.

Judy Lam
Japanese & Senior Science Teacher
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Happy Birthday Mr Fitzgerald. Mr Fitzgerald celebrated his birthday at school this week.

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