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Principal’s Message

A Taste of Things to Come

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain…”
Revelation 21.4

Whilst practicing the play “I Can Only Imagine” students have had time to meditate on the promises of God in the Bible in regard to what is to come.

The verse above is from a book called Revelation in the Bible. It tells of future events that we can look forward to.

Can you imagine a time and place where there will be no tears, no death, no mourning, no crying and no pain? Well, there is one. It will one day be a reality and gives great hope to us in the here-and-now where all of these things surround us.

There are many more promises in the Bible that can lift our spirits and give us great hope.

Our play “I Can Only Imagine” will help bring some of these promises to life, if only in an imaginary way, and encourage us to search for even more great treasure in God’s word, the Bible.

Norm Fitzgerald



Whole School

Parenting Tip of the Month – Make sure they know who is boss

It is good to talk to your child and get their input on the things that influence their lives. But when it comes to making the final decision, you are the boss.

Their input is valuable, but you have the wisdom of experience, a greater knowledge of life and a love for your child that wants the best outcome.

If you think of the long-term consequences of the decision you make for your child rather than satisfying their child-like desire, you will be forming them into the leaders of tomorrow and, when they are older, they will love you for it.

Father’s Day Breakfast

Thank you to all the fathers who came to our breakfast to honour your important role in the lives of your children. The event was well attended.

ACC early learners 2019

We are well underway with preparing for ACCEL in 2019. It is a timely reminder what we have on offer in 2019:

Please tell your friends, work colleagues and any young families you may know.

Euroa Bus Established

You may have seen our new bus in the school car park. We are now running a bus from and to Euroa.

We will be advertising in Euroa and Violet Town in the next few months.

If you have connections to any families in these towns, or surrounding areas, that may be interested in ACC Hume please let them know and get them to contact the School Office.

School Production – “I Can Only Imagine”


Students have been working hard to polish their performances for the production ‘I Can Only Imagine.’

With a few weeks to go, we will be ramping up our full school rehearsals and asking students to source their costumes. Details of costumes will be coming home in the next few weeks. Parents are asked to assist in getting costumes organised. A visit to the Op Shop may be required, however, being creative with clothing articles at home may suffice.

Please accept our apologies for the change of date as the venue was unavailable for hire on Tuesday.

Don’t miss out on this spectacular event. A gold coin donation will assist in covering the cost of venue hire. Book your table at the School Office today.

Important Dates


School Numbers Expected to Hit New High in 2019

Our school currently has the highest number of enrolments in its recent or past (Benalla Christian School) history with a Prep-Yr 6 population of 48.

We are expecting school numbers to break through the fifty-student barrier and possibly climb over sixty next year.

With the addition of Euroa, this number could increase further.

Student growth has many benefits, one of which is the confidence and momentum to provide Year 7 in 2020.

You can be a part of the growth by promoting our school to your circle of friends, family and work colleagues.

Let us all work together to make this school great.

Platinum Awards

Congratulations to our Platinum Award recipients Gemma Ham, Arizona Gazzola, Mia Ham, Grace Henry, Jack Hurley, Leo Drenovski and Lucas Ham who received their awards this month

Book Week Celebrations

Australian Maths Challenge

Well done to our Australian Maths Challenge participants. Finley received a Certificate of Credit, Mia and Lucas received Certificates of Distinction.

Marathon Challenge

Congratulations to all our Marathon Challenge Finishers. Students were well engaged with their running this year and with a run of good weather, many of our students successfully completed the challenge.

Medal Day

Many students brought their hard-earned medals, ribbons and trophies for display on the day. The 2018 Marathon Challenge Medal added to this tally in the afternoon.

Students were able to demonstrate their running fitness and skills with a quick lap around the oval in front of parents.

The Adults V. Students Relay was hotly contested with ? coming out as victors on the day.

Shepparton Running Festival

It was great to see a large number of students and adults from our school community at the Shepparton Running Festival on Sunday running in the 2km and 5km events. It was a spectacular day for a run around the lake and a picnic afterwards.

Principal, Norm Fitzgerald, ran home in the Marathon event in just under four hours with three seconds to spare.

Small Schools Athletics Carnival

As eNews goes to print, the Athletics Carnival has been cancelled due to wet weather - we will notify school families when a new date is set.

School Survey

Each year, ACC conducts a survey of the community to listen and learn on what is working well and where we may look to improve. We appreciate the time and effort of each person who takes part in the survey. This survey provides a snapshot in time on what our community is telling us, while of course you are welcome to give feedback throughout the year.

The 2018 survey opens on Monday 3 September and we trust that you will lend your thoughts to how ACC is performing. The survey is part of a larger study conducted across all our ACC schools and so the email you will receive will be signed off by Liz Hutton. Surveys may be completed anonymously or you may request feedback or contact on your responses by leaving your name and contact details.

If you have any questions or
thoughts, please do not hesitate to contact the Principal.

Preparing our Students for a Future in Technology

ACC schools nationally have identified the need for students to become confident users of technology. In line with ACC policy, Hume will be aligning with our national objective to have all ACC students bringing their own device (BYOD) to school by 2020.

The BYOD policy states that studentsare required to bring their own device to school each day with the approved apps downloaded on their device to be available for use at school. It is advisable for Prep to Year 4 student have an iPad with a minimum of Version 4, wifi only and a protective cover.Students in Year 5 and above may wish to bring a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. Parents are advised to take out insurance on their devices to cover breakage or loss.

The iPad for younger students has been chosen as the device of choice as it is reliable, lightweight and able to handle the programs the students will use. Staff will be able toprovide basic support to students when required. If students currently own or have access to an iPad, they can now start bringing them every day to class. Families will be given a list of ‘apps’ that need to be installed on the iPads after initial wifi setup at school as a part of the 2019 Stationery List at the end of the year.

At school students will connect their devices to the school’s wifi network which is available in every learning space at ACC Hume. Strict protocols of the use of devices and instruction on self discipline in using technology, appropriate use and communication in using devices and care and maintenance of devices will form part of the learning at ACC Hume.

In rolling out this policy we require all Year 3 to 6 students to BYOD next year in 2019. Prep to Year 2 students will require BYOD devices by 2020. 

This is a positive step in securing the very best education for our students.Please don’t hesitate to contact the Principal if you have any questions or concerns.

Science Week

During Science Week, the whole school worked on a group project making marble races. Working together in their houses, the students had to plan, design and construct one marble race per house. All the students worked extremely well together with each student having tasks to complete. Some used their cutting skills, others used their design abilities and others worked extremely diligently putting all the parts together. At the end of the afternoon, we were all thrilled to watch the marbles racing down the tracks. It was a great activity and everyone was judged a winner.

Creation Ministries International - Ark Van

Prep - Year 1 Class

On average students spend 2,380 days at school!!! On the 9th of August the Prep children celebrated their first 100 days of their school learning. We dressed up as if we were 100 years old. Parents were invited to come and participate in the fun activities, including stacking 100 cups, making 100 paper chains, a 100 number scavenger hunt, 100 paint dots. Followed by a party morning tea and a special 100 cake. It was a really fun day.

Suzanne Roe



Junior Class

This month was so busy in Junior Class and the treasures have continued to delight us with their attentiveness and welcoming spirits when listening to our guest speakers, Diana from the Responsible Pet Ownership program, and author, Andrew McDonough. Their participation and creativity during the Science Week marble race design and construction activity was exemplary, as was their involvement in the play, Unplugged, for the Play Group Book Week activities. We were blown away by the amazing costumes all the children made and wore for the Parade and appreciate all the effort that parents put into making Book Week so wonderful for the students.


Alison Stephens



Senior Class

This week the students have enjoyed practising and training for the Small School Athletics day. Activities include cross-ball and tunnel ball among others. It’s been great to see students improving their coordination, ball handling skills, communication and teamwork skills.

Leah Bosch

Senior Class Teacher



4 Year Old Kinder Class

It feels like I say this each month, looking back I probably do, “Wow, what a busy month!” This month we have had, The Responsible Pet Ownership Program, where the children learnt how to be safe around animals, in particular dogs. We have had book week with a visit to the town library and our dress up day. We have had our next session of Smiles For Miles and the dentist came to visit. We had our Maths Night and the launch of our Let’s Count Program and finally we have had the Father’s Day breakfast. These have all been very successful events with the children and staff really enjoying them all. The children have coped really well with the business of the term. They are all growing and developing at a rapid rate.

Next month is looking just as busy. Here are some dates to remember.

I am looking forward to the last 3 weeks of term 3.

Fiona Ham



3 Year Old Pre-Kinder Class

Since the last e-news I have come across this delightful poem that I’d like to share with you…

By Joan Waters

Did you do a painting?

No. But - I did a lot of other things,

almost too many to say.

I talked and laughed and thought and played.

I’ve had a lovely, busy day.

Did you do a painting?

No. But - I climbed up and down the trestle,

and held on tight at the top.

I talked on the phone,

and told my friend what I wanted at her shop.

Did you do a painting?

No. But - I found some worms where the soil was wet.

We dug the holes quite deep.

For lunch I ate tomatoes and rice,

then settled for a sleep.

Did you do a painting?

No. But - I used five boxes to make a house,

we took the teddy in, too.

I sat on my mat with my legs tucked up

and listened to “wombat stew”.

Did you do a painting?

No. But - I watered all the growing plants,

then I saw you at the gate.

I might do a painting tomorrow -

or perhaps you’ll have to wait!

Wendy Smith



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