Principal’s Message

“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men.”
Luke 2:52

 Jesus’ Report Card

Sometimes it seems like we are always striving for progress and with reports around the corner it is a good time to reflect on the year gone by.

However, the shaping of a child is more than just the measurement of inches grown and academics. There is a deeper work going on inside; a growing awareness the world around, social lessons learnt in working and playing with friends and colleagues, seeds of the Word of God sown in the heart that will determine the direction of a life lived for the benefit of others and God’s kingdom.

Jesus was a child once too. We can see Jesus’ report card in Luke 2.52. It doesn’t mention academic achievement, it talks of his character, in particular, wisdom, stature  and favour with God and men.

When you reflect on progress this year, make sure you take a snapshot of the whole picture. It will help you appreciate the precious child you have been entrusted with and enjoy the journey with them.

Norm Fitzgerald
Principal
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Whole School

Sympathy to the Knight Family

The ACC community extend their condolences to Lynne and the Knight family at the passing of Lynne’s mum on Tuesday morning. Our best wishes are with them.

Working Bee Photo Gallery

We had to make a second attempt at our ‘end of year’ working bee, due to wet weather on the original day.  But, oh what a difference it made to our school!
Thank you, sincerely, to all our wonderful families who gave up valuable weekend time to complete a long list of tasks on the day.
Thank you also to those parents who undertook some of those tasks prior to the working bee, and to those who even came back on the Saturday and gave us ‘double’ time!

Your efforts have been noticed, and are greatly appreciated.
A valuable spin-off of the day was working alongside lovely, warm-hearted people, and enjoying immensely their company and conversation.  
Well done to all!  

Benalla Festival Parade Photo Gallery

It was good to see the school community out in force and marching together.

Book Launch Photo Gallery

Transition for 2018 Prep and Year 3 students

Check out the calendar for dates.

2018 Prep parents are reminded to attend the Prep Parents Information Session on Thursday, 23 November at 12.00

School

Platinum Awards

Congratulations to Oliver Hall who have received his second Platinum Awards this fortnight. 

Swimming Carnival

This will be held at the conclusion of our Swimming Program and will be a day of celebrating our confidence in the water and testing out our swimming skills and speed.

Parents are welcome to attend. It will be on Friday 1st December at Moore Than Swimming between 12.00noon-2.00pm.

Report Writing Day

Wednesday 29th November

This term Report Writing Day will be Wednesday 29th November. Students are not required at school on this day.

Awards Night

Thursday 14th December, 6.30pm

Please keep this time free as a celebration for our students’ academic success for 2017. There will be student entertainment, acknowledgement of accomplishments and a time to say farewell to our six graduating Year 6 students.

ACC Youth

Next Event: Friday 24th November - Games and BBQ at the Rocket Park

Participating Youth are to meet at the Rocket in the Rose Gardens at 5.00-7.00 for games and a BBQ. This is a free event. Permission Forms required as we are off-site.

Outside Ninja Challenge

Senior Class

Members of our class have been very busy. Olivia and Arabella attended and participated in “The Laugh that Shook the World” book launch in Albury. Swimming is well underway with water confidence on the rise. Some Year 6 students represented the school in the Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph. And four students are helping Mr Knight build new lunch tables for recess and lunch. It is a busy term. Students have also now completed their November ACER diagnostic testing.

Norm Fitzgerald
Principal
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Prep Class

November is formal transition to school for the Kinder children. The Prep children enjoyed the opportunity of meeting and getting to know their new ‘buddies’. They helped them complete an activity and liked being  the ‘big’ kids!!! They will have more opportunities during the next couple of visits to get to know each other and develop friendships.

Suzanne Roe
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Year 1 & 2 Class

This week, we have been very busy completing maths, writing and reading assessments in preparation for report writing. It has been very rewarding for both myself and the children to see how much progress they have made throughout the year and how far they have come. I look forward to sharing this with you in your child’s report.

Leah Bosch
Year 1/2 Teacher
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Preschool

2018 Prep Transition Program

A Transition Program has been devised in order to ensure the smooth transition of Four Year Old Kinder students to Prep at ACC next year. The dates and times students will attend schools are:

  • Thursday 23rd November, from 9.00am-1.30pm

2018 Prep Parent Information Session

A Parent Information Session will be held on the last day of the Program, Thursday 23rd November from 12noon until 1.00pm. All 2018 Prep student parents are strongly advised to attend this meeting.

2018 Kinder Information Night

All parents of 2018 Kinder and Prekinder students are encouraged to attend the Information Night on Tuesday 28th November at Australian Christian College from 7.00-8.00pm. Staff will discuss procedures for dropping off and picking up students, what your child should bring and wear to Kinder, the educational program and finances.

We look forward to seeing you there.

4 Year Old Kinder Class

The end of the year  is fast approaching.  We only have 4 weeks left together.  Here is some information just informing you  about what  will be happening in kinder on our last week.

Monday 11th December - Our final Kinder at Cooinda session. During this visit we will give the residents a Christmas gift and we will have a little  Christmas party together.

Tuesday  12th December - We will be going to Cooinda to sing Christmas carols with the school children. Once back at kinder we will have our kinder Christmas  party. The children  will bring a plate of  food to share on this day. This is for the kinder children only. A note will go home closer to the time about what to bring.

Thursday 14th December - This is our last day for the year. On this day we will have the nativity  play, some songs and dances and our graduation  ceremony.  I will send a note home closer to the day with exact timings. The session  will still run from 9.00am to 2.00pm. The celebrations will take place in the second  half of the session.

On Tuesday  21st November, we are going to take a photo of the group. This photo will be framed and given to the residents at Cooinda as their Christmas gift from us. We are asking for your cooperation in having  your child’s hair neat and tidy and having your child in full uniform on this day. Your child will also receive a copy of this photo.

Well done and thank you to everyone who participated in the Benalla Festival Parade. The kids all did a great job and I have heard that we looked amazing. We certainly were “Joyful Always” just as the song said.

Fiona Ham
Teacher
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3 Year Old Pre-Kinder Class

Another two weeks of pre kinder has flown by.  The children have enjoyed buying and selling flowers at the new kinder florist, even arranging their own freshly picked flowers.

A new art experience for the children was bubble blowing and then making a print on their paper. For some it was hard to remember to blow and not suck, lots of fun.

Wendy Smith
Teacher
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