From the Principal

Forgiveness is extremely important when building strong relationships. Whether it’s a family member who has disappointed us, or a friend who has left us out, we are all faced with the choice of whether to forgive or hold onto a grudge.

Some people perceive forgiveness as a sign of weakness or submission. Unforgiveness seems to be a negative emotional state where an offended person maintains feelings of resentment, hostility, anger and even revenge against the one who offended them.

In one study, people were asked to recall a grudge, and their blood pressure and heart rate increased, and they sweated more, showing signs of elevated stress. When asked to try to empathise or imagine forgiving their offenders, their physical reactions went down.

It’s no wonder God tells us to forgive one another. As the creator of our bodies, He knows what will serve us well, and what will create stress. MRI scans show the positive effects on the brain that forgiving a person can have.

Although sometimes not easy, forgiveness is the better way to live: for our own health and also modelling loving behaviour to our children.

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13

Meet our amazing ACC Staff

This week we find out a little bit more about Mrs Joan Scherpenzeel, our awesome Admin Assistant.

Q. Tell us about your family.

  • I am married to Bert and have 3 children, Narelle, Renee and Jeff. They are all married and I have 10 grandchildren, 7 girls and 3 boys, ages ranging from 18 years old down to 12 months old.

Q. What do enjoy doing in your spare time?

  • I love gardening, reading and doing needlework.

Q. How long have you been an administration assistant?

  • For a long time, 27 years.

Q. What do you love about working at ACC?

  • I love getting to know the children and their families. I also love the sense of community and working with a great team.


The P & F has arranged for ACCDD to host the Spud Shed Kelmscott Sausage Sizzle on the 30th of June 2018 between 8:00 am and 4:00pm. We will be cooking and selling hot dogs and cool drinks to raise money towards new instruments for the school’s music program. We are looking for parent volunteers that can help operate the stall between these hours for at least an hour or so. Please look for the roster in the office and pencil in a time if you can assist.

If anyone has any questions regarding the Spud Shed Stall Fundraiser or any suggestions for the P and F please contact Mrs Jade Turner on 0411 202 964.

The next P&F meeting will be held on Tuesday 12th June at 6:00pm. All parents are welcome to attend to keep up to date with what is happening at ACCDD, meet other parents and find out how you can be part of the ACCDD community.

Childminding will be available, however, please email Joan at [email protected] to book a place.

Kindy Enrolments for 2019

We are now taking enrolments for 2019.

If you have a child who turns 4 years old before June 30, 2019, now is the time to secure their place in our fantastic Kindy program.

Follow the link at

Our Principal, Jacqui Burrage, will arrange a time for you and your child to meet with her to begin their learning journey at ACCDD.

ACC Playgroup

ACC Playgroup is for children 0-4 years old. Feel free to let your friends and neighbours know they are invited. The ACC Playgroup meets every Tuesday morning 9:00am -10:30am. Mrs Watson, our Music specialist, runs a session at 9:00am - it’s not to be missed! For more details, call 9391 1500 or email [email protected].

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 Genius Hour this week, the Year 3 students made the recipes that they had researched and planned for to demonstrate their excellent Design Technologies’ skills.

Coming Soon

  • Monday 11th June, Choral Festival Years 1 - 3
  • Tuesday 12th June, P & F Meeting, 6pm
  • Friday 22nd June, Cross Country Running Event
  • Monday 25th June, Year 2 - 3 Fire Department Incursion
  • Friday 29th June, Assembly K, PP & Year 1, farewell to Mrs Yong
  • Friday 29th June School Reports to go home
  • Friday 29th June, Final Day Term 2
  • Saturday 30th June, P & F Sausage Sizzle outside ‘Spud Shed’ Kelmscott, 8am - 4pm
  • Tuesday 17th July, Term 3 Commences
  • Friday 20th July, School Photo Day

Yours in Christ,

Jacqui Burrage


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