Principal’s Message

Kind Words

(Jesus says:) “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
John 10:10

If you attended our school production, Operation BBG, you would have experienced our students having life to the full.

They worked hard all term to perfect their lines, actions and songs and pulled it all together in one big combined school effort in the matinee and night performance on Tuesday.

And, oh, what a feeling the students experienced as a sense of overwhelming satisfaction washed over them as they pulled off a most spectacular show.

Well done to all who performed on the night. We are proud of your efforts.

Looking back on Term 3 students: ran a marathon, participated in the Shepparton Running Festival, went to the zoo, talked with a politician, visited Cooinda, experienced a live production at BPACC, visited the library, ran and jumped at an athletics carnival, passed 100 days of Prep and produced a major school production. And I am sure I have missed some things.

Jesus says he came to give life, and life to the full.

That is our aim at ACC. To enjoy life with our students and enjoy it to the full. We have done that this term.

Have a great rest and we’ll see you for the home stretch as we close out 2017 in Term 4.

Norm Fitzgerald
Principal
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Whole School

Operation BBG Photos

Steph Ryan visit

Last Friday the Senior students were visited by local MP Stephanie Ryan. Ms Ryan spoke to the students about leadership and what they could do in their local community to make a difference. The children enjoyed asking Ms Ryan many questions about her job and her role in the local community. They were also able to give Ms Ryan letters that they had written to her about issues or improvements that they had identified in Benalla and surrounds.

Mansfield Zoo

Last Thursday the Kinder, Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 students along with staff and parents went for an exciting day to Mansfield Zoo. We started by having a guided tour of the zoo and animals with Bronwyn, the Zoo Keeper. We learnt many interesting facts and had the opportunity to get up close and feed some of the animals.

After lunch we broke into small groups. Each child was given a bucket of feed and a shovel to feed the animals. Seeing the lions and feeding and patting the kangaroos was a highlight for many children. It was a very enjoyable day and great opportunity for the Kinder children to get to know some of the school children and develop some friendships.

Responsible Pet Ownership Program

We have come to the end of a very busy Term 3. Term 4 promises to be just as busy, if not busier. This week we had Diana and her pet cavoodle “Romi” from the “Responsible Pet Ownership“ program came to Kinder. We learnt all about when it was safe to pat a dog and when we should never touch a dog. The big rule we learnt was “No owner, no lead, NO pat.” We also learnt what to do if we came across an angry dog. “Stand very still, arms by your side and look at the ground.”

Samaritan’s Purse Shoe Boxes

Thank you to all the families that have filled shoeboxes. Thank you for being a blessing to many children this coming Christmas. It is much better to give than to receive.

School

Platinum Awards

Congratulations to the following students for achieving a Platinum Award:

Braiden Jones, Gideon Flett & Hamish Mourbarak.

Jamillia Carey-Smith, Mackenzie Mort and Kiara Triffitt

Term 4 - Summer Formal Uniform

A reminder to families that at the commencement of Term 4 school students will wear their formal summer uniforms on non sport uniform days. Please take the opportunity over these school holidays to check that your child’s uniform still fits and is the appropriate length. If you need to order new uniforms our e-store is operating and your uniforms will be delivered to school.

ACC Hume office will be open during school hours Monday 25th September to Thursday 28th September.

Yr3-6 Urban Camp, Melbourne

The Senior Class is reminded that camp starts on the first day of Term 4, Monday to Wednesday, 9-11 October. Students are asked to be at school at 8.15am. A text reminder will be issued during the holidays.

Calendar Change

In order to accommodate the School Camping Program there have been two significant changes made to the Term 4 Calendar:

  • Monday 9th October - Will be the first day back for all Primary students
  • Friday 20th October - (Benalla Show Day) Will be a holiday for all Primary students

ACC Youth 

Friday 13 October: Big Ball Games
  • This event will be at school.
  • Year 5 students are welcome to join us.
  • Cost: Free.
  • Come along and have a ball!
Mystery Movie Night

Students enjoyed the company of others steamed dim sims, popcorn and the feature movie, ‘Paper Planes’ for our last event for Term 3.

Calendar

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