Principal’s Message

Free Indeed

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed,”
John 8:36.

This is our memory verse for Term One, but what does it mean to us? As it is a small slice of a larger passage there is need for some explanation to grasp its power.

Who is the ‘Son’ in the verse? The Son refers to Jesus. He was the one who said these words. In the book of John, Jesus refers to himself as the Son and he makes many references to his Heavenly Father, God.

What are we being ‘set free’ from? The answer is sin. Jesus, the Son, sets us free from sin. This was his purpose in coming to earth. He set his mind, heart and soul to paying the penalty for sin through his sacrificial death on the cross in our place. This is what we celebrate at Easter.

What does ‘set free’ mean? It means we are set from from sin and, therefore, reconciled back into relationship with the Heavenly Father. This means we are free from the chains, condemnation and penalty of sin. There is no other way of dealing with sin. We are freed to enter our Heavenly Father’s house without blame or shame.

What does ‘indeed’ mean? The word ‘indeed’ emphasises what has just been said and confirms that it is true. So Jesus is making the point that his setting you free is true and can be trusted.

As we celebrate Easter these holidays, remember the power of the cross; it wipes out the blot of sin in our lives that we might be set free indeed.

Norm Fitzgerald

Principal

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Whole School

Holiday Program

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Cooinda Concert

School and Early Learners will be visiting Cooinda on Monday, 1st April to bring an Easter Celebration Concert to residents. Students have been working hard at learning a repertoire of Easter songs complete with drums, electric guitar, electric bass, glockenspiels and guitars. The centrepiece will be a stick dance by the Senior Class.

End of Term One Easter Concert

Friends and family are welcome to join us at the Glass House for our End of Term Concert. The Concert commences at 6pm and should finish by 7pm.

Every class will present a carefully prepared item amidst songs sung and played by the whole school.

Come and delight in the awesome musical talent of ACC students and Early Learners.

Kinder Backyard Works Imminent

I know I have said it before, however, I have it on good advice from the Contractor that the Kinder Backyard work will commence by the end of Term One. However, works will not be complete until into Term Two.

The delays have been caused by permissions required to gain access from Sydney Road for the heavy machinery needed for the project.

School

Dates to remember

  • Our last day of Term Onel will be Friday 5th April. Pickup is at 2.10pm.
  • First day of Term Two will be Tuesday 23rd April.
  • The first Thursday of Term Two will be an ANZAC Day public holiday.

Winter Uniform

Families are reminded that it is Winter Uniform from the beginning of Term Two.

Prep parents are advised to make an order if they have not already done this. Our Winter Uniform includes the blazer as a compulsory item.

Parents are asked to ensure they check that last year’s uniforms still fit. Now is the time to order if new uniforms are required

ANZAC COOKIES SALE  - TERM 2

On the first day of Term 2 the students will be making ANZAC Cookies which they will be selling to their family for a GOLD COIN donation.  This money raised will be donated to the RSL.

CAMPS, SPORTS AND EXCURSIONS FUND (CSEF)

Families that currently hold a Health Care Card or Pension Card are eligible to apply for this funding.

If you applied for the CSEF last year, you do not need to complete an application form in 2019 unless there has been a change in your family circumstances.

We ask all families eligible on a concession card to show their card to Lynne in the school office asap.

You will only need to submit an application form in 2019 if any of the following changes have occurred:

  • new student enrolments: your child has started or changed schools in 2019 or you did not apply at the same school in a previous year
  • changed family circumstances: such as a change of custody, change of name, concession card number, or new siblings commencing at the school in 2019.

For more information click here.

To download the CSEF form click here.

2019 Camps, Sports and Excursion Funding forms are available from the school office.

Prep Class

Well, the term is nearly over and so much learning has occurred in Prep! In Maths we have been busy learning about adding, taking away, reading/writing/counting numbers, time, shapes and halves! The children love playing maths games and often don’t even realise that they are learning!

Leah Bosch

Teacher

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Junior Class

It is always a joy to see the treasures exercising their imaginations and being creative. As the term progresses the students’ writing is improving and their stories are really wonderful. Our classroom is being decorated with great artwork as well which you are very welcome to come and admire.

Blessings

Alison Stephens

Junior Class Teacher

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Senior Class

What does literacy look like in the Senior Classroom?

Currently, Multisensory Literacy happens four days a week in our classroom.  The week is broken up into Grammar which covers rules that govern language, Spelling Rules, Generalisations and Comprehension.  The students are learning about the six syllable types using the acronym Clover (Closed, Open, Vowel Team, Silent “e” and R-controlled Syllables).   For Grammar and language conventions, as a class, we have been working on improving our writing by focusing on sentence structure moving from Simple Sentences to more Compound and Complex sentences.  The students have been learning to add more descriptive detail by using adjectives, metaphors and similes.  It will remain our focus for the year.

Maths

The students covered basic facts, fractions, a bit of geometry by creating 2d and 3d shapes as well looking at angles this term.  The students are always encouraged to talk about math and explain their thinking even if their answer is incorrect.  We are developing multiple strategies to solve mathematical problems as well using manipulatives such as games, hand- on material and worksheets.

Claire Knight

Senior Class Teacher

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Preschool

4 Year Old Kinder Class

Nearly the end of term 1 and we have learnt about Syllables: what they are and how to count how many in words. We have become familiar with the written numbers 1 to 7 and revised our recognition of colours. We have made some good friends and learnt to care with empathy and respect. We have visited our elderly friends at Cooinda twice and have learnt many of their names. We are looking forward to a monthly visit to the Benalla Library with our first visit being the last day of term 1.

Claire Fitzgerald

Possums Room Leader

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3 Year Old Pre-Kinder Class

There has been lots of learning  for the Bilbies for Term one. There has been a lot of dress up play, especially princesses, making paper airplanes, water play, hide and seek and much more. The children have also been taking up the responsibility of caring for our resident bird Bluey by feeding him each day. Children have also been enjoying a visit everyday with our good friend Benny the Bilby who comes and shares a Bible story with us and to have discussions on topics of empathy, safety, kindness and responsibility. We are looking forward to seeing what sort of things we will learn about in Term 2.

Esther Dickie

Bilbies Room Leader

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AFTERSCHOOL CARE

School children are thoroughly enjoying their after school care environment. School children also enjoy playing with our Early learning children. Every day our Early Learning Pre-school children ask - “Who is coming for our After School care today?” It is just wonderful to watch beautiful friendships developing between the children.

We are making Paper Planes with the School Children.  We are doing some science experiments such as Fizzing Colours, Lava Lamp and Rain Clouds. The children enjoy all the science experiments. We are planning to do some more science experiments next month. Every day we have some construction activity for our After School care children. They have been implementing their cool ideas on their construction work. We have been listening to the children and setting up activities that interest them.   March has been a very pleasant month with all of the children.

Grace Sundarrajan

Afternoon Room Leader

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