From the Principal

Father’s Day is coming very soon, and we want to celebrate all our dads, grandads and any father figures we have in our lives.

We now know through research into psychology and sociology the significance of a father figure in children's lives. Our children watch and learn from both mum and dad, and usually grow up to be just like them.

A father, by his words and actions, shows his sons how to treat others, how to take on risks, and how to solve challenges. When a dad stays strong through a challenge, keeping his anger controlled, and solving the problem in respectful and loving ways, a son will do the same when he is grown.

A father, by his words and actions shows his daughters how valued and precious they are, and how to expect to be treated by others. A girl will form her identity by how her dad treats her mum and herself. A young girl, told by her dad, how special and valued she is, will grow into a confident and strong woman who has a healthy self esteem.

Dads...what you say and do matters!

We all have a perfect Father in God. In the Bible, we read how Jesus called God “Abba, Father” when He prayed. The Bible tells us that before the foundation of the world, God knew that Jesus would bring us into God’s family as adopted sons and daughters, if we accept the invitation. We can see so many ways that God spoke and acted with love towards us, His children, so we can be like Him.

We invite all dads, grandparents and father figures to a special Father’s Day assembly on Friday, 31st August, where we will have the opportunity to recognise you for how important you are to us.

“(God) predestined and lovingly planned for us to be adopted to Himself as His own children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the kind intention and good pleasure of His will.’” Luke 10:27

Book Week

We had a wonderful time celebrating Book Week with our Book Character Parade where children came to school dressed as a book character. Thank you to all who prepared the children and their costumes. We couldn’t have done it without you.

The Book Fair, held after the Parade, was a huge success. The children were able to purchase books, and the school receives bonuses for every book that is bought. It was a terrific way to celebrate the fun and importance of books.

Learning at ACC

Imagine that you were going to learn to drive a car, but you didn’t have the car keys.

Or you were going to bake a cake, and you were missing a bowl and an oven. Not having the appropriate ‘tools’ makes performing simple tasks difficult.

We are now well into Term 3 in our learning, and we are finding that the learning ‘tools’ that our children require are either short in supply, or missing.In some cases, this compromises the children’s learning, and in others it prevents the children from completing their tasks.

Next week, you will receive a letter from your child’s teachers outlining the ‘tools’ that your child requires to maintain an excellent learning environment for them until the end of the year.


“ The P and F will be having a Sausage Sizzle at the School Athletics Carnival on Friday, 7th September. Purchases can be made on the day and we will be sending out order sheets for the children before the date. The children will be able to purchase a fruit juice or bottled waterwith a sausage sizzle for $3. Please return the slip with the order and monies to the school by the 4th of September. We will see you then!”

The next P&F meeting will be held on Tuesday 28th August at 6:00pm. We will be discussing preparations for the Sausage Sizzle. All parents are welcome to attend.

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

Enrolments for 2019

This is the time of the year when we begin to plan for the staffing and resources we will need to achieve maximum learning in 2019. Places are filling up fast, and we are excited about our continued growth, and hope you are too.

If you have a family member, friend, neighbour or colleague who has Primary aged children who would benefit from joining our incredible learning community, let them know we are now open for 2019 enrolments.

Bring them in to meet Mrs Burrage, who will be happy to show them around.

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! There are crafts and fun activities for the children, and opportunities to get to know other families. For more details, call 9391 1500 or email [email protected]u. Like us on Facebook

VacSwim 2018

With swimming pools and beaches a big part of the Western Australian lifestyle, ensuring your children can swim competently and safely is essential.

You can now enrol your children in VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and December/January school holidays.

VacSwim is for all children - from beginners to more advanced swimmers and young people doing their Bronze Medallion. Your children can start as young as five years old.

Enrol your children in VacSwim now at

Important Dates to note on 2019 Calendar

ACCDD will be aligning their term dates with other ACC schools in 2019. Please note the changes so that you are aware of when your children will be attending school next year.

Term 1: Monday 4th February to Friday 12th April

Term 2: Monday 29th April to Friday 5th July

Term 3: Monday 29th July to Friday 27th September

Term 4: Monday 14th October to Thursday 12th December

Please note these changes:

  • There will be no Professional Learning Days at the beginning of Terms 2, 3, or 4, so students will return to school on the Monday of each term.
  • The July school holidays will extend to 3 weeks for students, with staff returning after 2 weeks to undertake five Professional Learning Days from July 22-26, so students will return on 29th July.

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.

Coming Soon

Term 3 2018

Week 7

  • Tuesday 28th August P & F Meeting at 6pm.
  • Friday 31st August, Father’s Day Celebration Assembly.
  • Friday 31st August, Senior Dale Choir Fest, Year 4 - 6.

Week 8

  • Thursday 6th September, Interschool Cross Country, Thomas Oval, Medina.
  • Friday 7th September, Athletics Carnival & Sausage Sizzle.

Week 9

  • Thursday 13th - Friday 14th September, Year 4 - 6 Camp.

Week 10

  • Friday 21st September, Assembly, Kindy, Pre Primary & Year 1.
  • Friday 21st September, Final Day Term 3. 

Term 4 2018

Week 1

  • Tuesday 9th October, Students commence Term 4.
  • Wednesday 10th - Friday 12th October, Pre Primary - Year 2 Swimming Program.
  • Monday 15th - Friday19th October, Pre Primary - Year 2 Swimming Program.
  • Friday 19th & Saturday 20th October, Kelmscott Show

Week 3

  • Friday 26th October, Interschool Numero Competition

Week 4

  • Friday 2nd November, Assembly Year 2 - 3

Week 6

  • Friday 16th November, Assembly Kindy, Pre Primary & Year 1

Week 8

  • Thursday 29th November, Christmas Concert/Year 6 Graduation

Week 9

Wednesday 5th December, FINAL DAY OF TERM 4.

  • Friday 7th December, Christmas Parade.

2019 Important Dates

Term 1: Monday 4th February to Friday 12th April

Term 2: Monday 29th April to Friday 5th July

Term 3: Monday 29th July to Friday 27th September

Term 4: Monday 14th October to Thursday 12th December

Yours in Christ,

Jacqui Burrage


[email protected]


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