Principal’s Message

Where would we be without Mums?

‘After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to the tomb,’
Matthew 28.1.

After Jesus died he was placed in a tomb. The law at the time prohibited them from going there on the Sabbath (Saturday). So at the first opportunity the next morning, you think it would be the twelve male disciples that would get up early and go to the tomb.

But not so. It was the women, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary. They got up to tend to Jesus’ needs. Being the first on hand, they were also the first to see him, and had the privilege of telling others of their good news.

It could well be the same in your house. The first up in the morning to tend to the needs of the family is probably the woman of the house, Mum. She is likely to be the first on hand when something big happens, the one who tells of the first time a child walks, writes their name or gets their first merit.

Mums are there when you need them - tending, caring, listening, celebrating, correcting, providing, sacrificing and loving.

Where would we be without Mums?

We hope you can make it to our Mother’s Day Morning Tea on the 11th and 12th May and you have a restful day on Mother’s Day.

Norm Fitzgerald
Principal
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Whole School

Mothers Day Morning Tea

Mothers, Stepmothers, Grandmothers and other significant mother-figures of Kinder and School students are invited to our Mothers Day Morning Tea. We want to celebrate the gift of life you have given your child and to honour the hard work you have put in on a daily basis.

Due to NAPLAN we have separated our school and 4 Year Old Kinder celebrations. Please note the day and time of your child’s event:

Four Year Old Kinder Class Mother’s Day Morning Tea

Where: Kinder
Date: Thursday 11th May, 10.45am - 12.00pm

School and Three Year Old Kinder Class Mother’s Day Morning Tea

Where: School
Date: Friday 12th May, 10.30am - 11.15am

Any Dad (or Mum) who would like to contribute a plate for morning tea can notify Lynne in the School Office about their generous offer.

Official School Photo Day - Tuesday 16th May

This year we will be photographing our Prep - Year 6 students on Tuesday 16th May at 10am.

We will also take our WHOLE ACC HUME CAMPUS photo (includes 4 yr old kinder class) on this day for our photo display in our School/Reception Office.

Order forms and information on how to order online or at our school office will be sent home next week.

Please note:
Our official 4 year old Kinder Class Photos (class group photo and individual photos will be taken later in the year on a day to be confirmed)

Anaphylactic Events

Fortunately, all of our students are free of life threatening allergies that puts them in danger of an anaphylactic event at school or on excursions.

However, every parent wants to know that their child is safe, and this means that should their child experience a severe life threatening allergic reaction that they will be responded to appropriately.

Parents and guardians can be assured that most of our staff have been trained in anaphylaxis first aid and that we refresh ourselves in this first aid twice per year. We also have onsite two adrenaline auto-injectors and one is carried in our first aid kits whilst on excursion.

For further information please refer to our Anaphylaxis Policy on our school website or if you have any personal concerns please contact the Administrator or Principal.

ANZAC Day March

The ACC community commemorated ANZAC Day in a flag pole service on Monday 24th April.

Year 6 student had the privilege of marching in the parade and laying a wreath on behalf of the school on ANZAC Day. All students represented the school with pride and a sense of respect and reverence.

SCHOOL NEWS

NAPLAN

Students in Year 3 and 5 will be doing NAPLAN next week Tuesday to Thursday.

School Nursing Program - 2017 Prep Students

All of our Prep students have taken home a Health questionnaire for a parent to complete.

Please complete this questionnaire, sign it and return it to our school office by Friday 12th May in the sealed envelope.

Camps, Sports and Excursion Funds (CSEF) Application Form DUE NOW

Camps, Sports & Excursions Fund (CSEF): Families holding a valid means-tested concession card (health care card) are eligible to apply. Schools will receive $125 for each eligible primary student per year between years P-6, the funding is tied to the student and can be applied towards camps, sports and excursion levies billed to families in annual composite school fee accounts. An application form can be obtained at the office or can be downloaded from the CSEF website. Please hand completed forms to Lynne in the Office asap, a photocopy of your healthcare/pension card will be taken. Don’t miss out on this funding.

ACC Youth

Next Event

What: Board Games Challenge
When: Friday 12th May, 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Where: School
What do I bring: Your favourite board game from home
What will be eat: Pies for tea
How much: No cost
Permission Form: No, not needed – just come and enjoy!

Go Jump

An energetic and enthusiastic group went to Go Jump on Friday. Amidst the sweat, we tried new tricks, exhausted ourselves and tried to stay safe!

Prep (Foundation)

We have continued learning the letter sounds and how to write them. The students particularly enjoyed the letter ‘d’ and making drums and playing and singing the Indian song. In maths, we have been stepping carefully on the stepping numbered stepping stones so the crocodiles don’t nibble our toes!!

Suzanne Roe
Foundation Teacher
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Year 1 & 2

Well, the children have settled really well into the swing of Term 2 and have been very busy with all their usual school activities. So far this term the students have enjoyed a variety of different hands on maths activities focusing around fractions and volume/capacity.

Leah Bosch
Year 1/2 Teacher
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Senior Class

The students pictured shared their creative narrative to students today in class. The story centred around the characters of a fish and unicorn on the Murray River. It is interesting to see how each story developed. Ask your child what they wrote about. They should be able to tell you what their complication was and the events that followed and how it concluded. Test them!

Norm Fitzgerald
Senior Class Teacher
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PRESCHOOL

4 Year Old Kinder

The children all settled back in after the holidays nicely. We have a very busy May coming up. With Mother’s Day, “We’re Going On a Bear Hunt” and Smiles For Miles. Last week we began our Smiles for Miles program with a lunch box survey, looking at healthy food options and pre packaged food.

We have been doing a lot of secret business in the kinder this week. This will all be revealed at our mother’s day morning tea. Please see above for timings. On this day could you please bring along 1 piece of fruit to share. We will have some special morning tea for you all as well.

In kinder we began our box construction. The children have had a great time making binoculars, aeroplanes, buses, houses and rocket ships. Could you please save for us and bring in to kinder boxes of all shapes and sizes for the children to use in their craft.

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

Each week the children have enjoyed different inside, outside and group time activities .

Playing together with simple flour from the kitchen, perhaps something they might not do at home provided a new sensory experience. Tap tap was a new experience which required lots of concentration and fine motor skills.

Wendy Smith
Pre Kinder Teacher
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