From the Principal
Have you noticed the signs pointing towards Christmas? Once the mince pies, lights and decorations are set up in the large shopping centres, we know what is coming.
One of the many things I appreciate about God’s Big Story, as told in the Bible, is how God spoke to many people, hundreds of years before Jesus was born, to tell us that Jesus was coming, when and where He would be born, and the reasons why He was being sent.
Micah, a prophet, who lived around 700 years before Christ (BC), spoke about “One who would go forth” from Bethlehem to be a ruler for God. Daniel, another prophet, who lived around 600 BC, foretold the number of years before the Messiah the Prince would come. We also know, from Isaiah, 700 years BC, that the sign God would give us was that a virgin would bear a son, calling Him Immanuel, God with us.
So when I see the Christmas trees, fruit cakes and hams in the shops, it reminds me that a time is coming soon when Christians around the world will celebrate the birth of Jesus. And that is something to be really excited about.
“For to us a Child shall be born, to us a Son shall be given; And the government shall be upon His shoulder, And His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
At Australian Christian College we love to acknowledge our students’ achievements. Classroom teachers observe their students and reward those who are demonstrating excellent academic and character traits with certificates. The certificates are presented at the assemblies.
We congratulate the following students who received a certificate last week.
Back row: Aarav Jayesh, Louie Emprayil, Jobe Marshall, Diya Nishad, Phoebe Stone, Izzy Gonzales, Tekoah Marshall, Sunjoli Josan. Front row: Gaurika Gandhi, Siyona Vipin, Amrutha Jayesh, Neha Karimkurayil, Katherine Tipon, Rebekah Sorensen, Mike Manero
We are also proud of four of our students who won prizes at a local colouring competition. Zeikiel, Rebekah and Izzy won 1st in their age groups and Micah came 2nd in his. A representative from the Armadale Council came to our assembly and presented the winners with their pictures in a frame, plus a gift voucher from Toys r Us. Well done!!
ACC Garden Makeover with Bunnings
On Wednesday a team from Bunnings Armadale came to help us plant a hedge in front of the school. Children, and some parents, came prepared with gardening gloves and clothes. The Bunning’s Team arrived with plants, mulch and shovels. Everyone worked really hard. Come and have a look and see for yourself!
Keep Monday evening, 4th December, 6.00pm-8.00pm, free to come to our Christmas Concert, being held at Byford Baptist Church, on the corner of Stanley Street and South West Hwy, Byford. We’ll celebrate the birth of Jesus, the children will be performing on stage, book prizes will be given out to selected students from each class, and we’ll share a supper afterwards.
Enrolments for 2018
If you, or your friends, want to be part of the ACC community in 2018, we invite you to complete an enrolment form. 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, is now conducting interviews with parents and their newly enrolled children.
Primary Happy Snaps
ACC students love to wonder, learn and teach others. They are also keen to share their learning with their parents. Check out this week’s Snaps and ask your child what they learnt.
What’s Happening Soon
- Friday 24th November: 2018 K - Yr 6 New Student Orientation 9 - 10.30am
- Tuesday 28th November: Playgroup 9 - 10.30am
- Monday 4th December: Rehearsal for School Concert
- Monday 4th December: School Concert 6.00 - 8.00pm
- Wednesday 6th December: Christmas Celebration
- Wednesday 6th December: Final day for Term 4 2017
Yours in Christ,
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