From the Principal
I want to welcome you all back for 2018. It is my pleasure to be your Principal for the second year at Australian Christian College, and it is my hope that as the year progresses you will catch the excitement that I feel as we continue to flourish and grow. We have 7 new families joining us this year, and I want to extend a warm welcome to them.
The beginning of a school year reminds me of the Creation story written in the Bible. God took six days to create everything, including the light and dark, land and seas, vegetation and animals, and lastly, humans. It is not surprising that He rested on the seventh day! God was pleased with what He had done.
“God saw all that He had made, and it was very good.”
Just like God’s Creation story, the ACC staff are starting a new school year. We are creating a safe and challenging learning community where every child will flourish. We are really excited to be working with you in this process.
Parents are a vital part of ACC. The foundation of a successful school community is the cooperation between the students, staff and parents.
You may be wondering what you can do.
In the classroom:
Miss Oelofse has ‘early morning tasks’ for the K-1 children to complete between 8:30am - 8:50am. We encourage parents to stay and have fun with their child, as well as meet others from their class
Age appropriate homework will be sent home by the classroom teachers. We very much appreciate the support that you can give your children in striving to reach their learning goals.
The school community:
Join a group of ACC parents, called the Parents and Friends Association, who meet once a month to discuss how to best support our ACC community. Being part of the P&F gives parents opportunities to stay connected, make friends, keep informed about what’s happening, plus offer suggestions for improvement.
ACCDD Staff for 2018
|K/P/1||Miss Sandy Oelofse|
|2/3||Mrs Tilly Catchpole|
|4/5/6||Miss Demi Yong & Mrs Jacqui Burrage|
|Teacher Assistant||Mrs Nicky Corley|
|Music Specialist||Mrs Megan Watson|
|Physical Education Specialist||TBA|
|Administration||Mrs Joan Scherpenzeel|
|Maintenance||Mr Bert Scherpenzeel|
|Grounds||Mrs Elise Marshall|
|Cleaning||Mrs Nicky Corley & Mrs Thess Gonzales|
School Health Nurse
Child and Adolescent Community Health Nurses visit schools regularly throughout the year, with a focus on the early years. The ACC Health Nurse is Jane Skoll, who is available to discuss any health concerns you may have about your child. She can be contacted on 9391 2289 or through the school. She is also available on email: [email protected]
Enrolments for 2018
It’s not too late for your friends to enrol their children.
If you, or your friends, want to be part of the ACC community, we encourage you to bring them along to meet us. Places are available from Kindy to Year 6 (boys and girls).
Follow the link at https://darlingdowns.acc.edu.au/enrolment/enrolment-application.html.
Our Principal, Jacqui Burrage, would love the opportunity to meet with new families.
ACC Playgroup started with a bang this week with 6 families enjoying a great morning together. Mrs Watson, our Music Specialist, ran a little movement and rhythm session, while parents joined in. ACC Playgroup is for children 0-4 years old. Feel free to let your friends and neighbours know they are invited.
Primary Happy Snaps
ACC is a place of wonder and learning, where children are challenged to grow in all areas. They are also keen to share their learning with their parents. Check out this week’s Happy Snaps and ask your child what they learnt.
In School Swimming Lessons
In-term swimming lessons for Year 3-6 students will be held this term in Weeks 6 and 7. Armadale swimming pool is closed for renovations, so we will be going to Gosnells Leisure Centre in Thornlie. Your child’s teacher will be giving you more specific information in the next week.
Our P-2 students will have their swimming lessons in Term 4.
What’s Happening Soon
- Friday 9th February - Assembly, Year 4 - 6
- Friday 23rd February - Assembly, Year 2 - 3
- Friday 9th March - Assembly, K-PP-Yr 1
- Friday 25th March - Easter Assembly
- Friday 30th March - Good Friday
- Monday 2nd April - Easter Monday
- Friday 6th April - Harmony Day
- Friday 13th April - Final Day of Term 1
- Tuesday 1st May - Students Commence Term 2.
Yours in Christ,
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