Principal’s Message

It is a Marathon not a Sprint

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.”
Hebrews 12.1-2.

It was a night of great celebration last Thursday as we farewelled our six Year 6 students.

As they go, I would like to, again, encourage them on the race of life.

Well done for making it to the end of Primary.

But keep on running! It is a marathon not a sprint.

Keep this in mind as you enter the next phase of your journey:

  • Don’t run aimlessly! Keep your eyes fixed on what you want to achieve and go for it.
  • Be flexible! God will reveal your talents and giftings over time and they may not be the same as your childhood ambitions.
  • Fail forward! Failing is finding success on what not to do. Just get up and give it another go. Remember, Thomas Edison ‘failed’ one thousand times before he finally invented the light bulb.
  • Fix your eyes on Jesus! He is with you on the journey and will be waiting at the end.

We, the cloud of witnesses, being your teachers, peers and parents, cheer you on as you run past this marker in your race and look forward to cheering you on at other milestones in years to come.

Norm Fitzgerald
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Whole School

Welcome to New Teacher - Mrs Alison Stephens

It is with pleasure that we welcome to our staff Mrs Alison Stephens.

Mrs Stephens comes with a wealth of experience as a teacher and school chaplain and will be taking the Yr 1-3 class in 2018.

Important School Dates

Start of School Dates 2018

  • 4 Year Old Kinder – Monday 29 January
  • School –  P-Yr 6      Monday 5 February
  • 3 Year Old Kinder – Friday 9 February

2018 Stationery/Book List



  • 7 x A4 Exercise Books, 18mm, 48 page (no dotted thirds (available from Spot On Stationery, Benalla)
  • 9 x Scrap Books, 64 pages


  • 8 x 2B Pencils
  • Connecta Pens, 10 Pack
  • Colour Pencils, 12 Pack
  • 2 x Erasers
  • 8 x 35/40g Glue Sticks
  • Scissors, 16cm, metal blade
  • Clipboard – plain colour, wooden
  • 8 x Whiteboard Markers (packet)
  • Pencil Case


  • USB, 4GB
  • Headphones

Year 1-3 Book/Stationery List

Work books

  • 8x A4 exercise books 48pg
  • Year 1: 24mm dotted thirds
  • Year 2/3: 18mm dotted thirds
  • 10x Scrap Book 64 pages


  • Pencil case – medium
  • 8x 2B pencils
  • Connector Pens - 10 pack
  • Colour Pencils - 12 pack
  • 4x erasers
  • 2x Two-hole pencil sharpener with collection barrel
  • 4x 35/40g glue sticks
  • Scissors - 16cm, metal blade
  • Wooden Clipboard – Plain colour
  • 4x whiteboard markers


  • USB – 4GB
  • Headphones

Year 4-6 Book/Stationery List

Work books

  • 2x A4 Exercise books
  • Year 4 - 11mm ruled, 48 pg
  • Year 5/6 - 8mm ruled, 64 pg
  • 10x A4 Exercise books 64 pg
  • Year 4 - 14mm dotted thirds
  • Year 5/6 - 9mm dotted thirds
  • 2x Scrap Book 64 pages
  • A4 Graph Book, 10mm squares, 48 pg


  • Pencil case – medium
  • 8x 2B pencils
  • 2x Blue Ballpoint Pen
  • 2x Red Ballpoint Pen
  • Connector Pens - 10 pack
  • Colour Pencils - 12 pack
  • Highlighter – Yellow
  • Ruler – 30cm
  • 4x erasers
  • 2x Two-hole pencil sharpener with collection barrel
  • 4x 35/40g glue sticks
  • Scissors - 16cm, metal blade
  • 4x whiteboard markers


  • USB – 8GB
  • Headphones

It has been a busy fortnight…

Pre-Kinder Class Final Day

We ended a lovely year together with a very nice group party. Have a great Christmas and we will see you next year.

ACC Youth at Aquazone

ACC Youth revisited one of its favourite activities to finish the year - Aquazone in Yarrawonga.

Kinder at Cooinda Christmas Party

It was sad to say goodbye.

Kinder End of Year Party

Estia Health Carols Concert

School and Kinder students delighted the residents of Estia Health with a Carols Concert. Year 1 and 2 students also performed ‘Wombat Divine.’

School Art Display

School students displayed their artwork to parents and friends.

Carols Concert in Benalla MainStreet

The Senior Class took the Carols Concert to the main street of Benalla.

Platinum Awards

Congratulations to Arabelle Beaton, Hayley Pearce, Mia Ham, Calvin Draper, Imogen Jones, Ruby Ham, Stacey Brockwell, Jolene Purcell, Mutayo Knott and Skye Loh who have received Platinum Awards in the final weeks of 2017.

Year 6 Rotary Junior Community Award.

Sally Sykes from Rotary presented our Year 6 students that successfully completed the Junior Rotary Community Program with their certificates at our end of year assembly.

ACC Hume would like to thank Mrs Eleanor MacNamara for all her work with our students in this very worthwhile project.  

Wombat Divine at Playgroup

Last week the students enjoyed completing some end of year activities. This included putting together a Christmas play based on the book ‘Wombat Divine.’ They had the opportunity to perform this play to the Kinder, the residents of Estia health and for the playgroup. A wonderful job was done by all!

Thank you for a wonderful year with your children. I have thoroughly enjoyed spending time with each and every one of them, and watching them grow and develop. It has been an honour to be an influence in their lives, so thank you for allowing me that privilege! I wish you all a very safe and blessed Christmas!

Kinder Nativity Play and Graduation Ceremony

It was a lovely way to end a fabulous year.

Awards Night

All seats were taken for the Awards Night at the Glass House. Students entertained and celebrated the success of their academic year. Six Year 6 students were honoured as they graduated from Primary school.


Year 1-2


Year 5-6

Special Awards

Graduating Year 6 Students

Last Day of School Activities Day

School students enjoyed a relaxing day at the Wangaratta Cinema watching ‘The Star’ and eating hot chips for lunch in the park.

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