From the Principal

We have hit the ground running this term. The P-2 students began swimming lessons, Year 4-6 trained for the interschool Numero competition, Playgroup continued to grow, and music tuition re-commenced with a new guitar teacher, Jett Harris. And that was

in the first two weeks!

The learning opportunities keep coming, including the Year 4-6 visit to WA Parliament House, auditions for major parts in the Christmas Concert play, a senior choir visit to Manoah Aged Care Facility and performance in the Armadale Christmas Carols by Candlelight. Meanwhile the teachers are working with the children to help them reach their full potential and be best prepared for their next year level.

Life at ACCDD is always exciting and fulfilling, with lots of opportunities for us to learn together, develop character, serve others and grow our community.

“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
2 Corinthians 9:8

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Izzy Gonzales, Year 6 for winning the most outstanding entry in her year group in the ‘Black Cockatoo Poster Competition’ which was hosted by the Kelmscott Agricultural Society.

All entries will be on display at the Kelmscott Agricultural Show which is being held from Friday 19th to Saturday 20th October.

PARENT SURVEY

ACCDD is committed to working with our community as we continue to improve learning outcomes for our children. As well as having face to face conversations, we also conduct surveys. You would have received a survey recently asking you to rate your satisfaction with ACCDD in such areas as our academic standards, communication and co-curricular activities.

Thank you to all those families who responded. Every response has been read, and, as a staff, we will work together to ensure we address any concerns and suggestions.

ACCDD P&F

The P&F meeting  was held on Tuesday 16th October at 6:00pm.

Australian Christian College Parents and Friends is a great place to connect with other parents. Meetings are held in the evenings, at a reasonable time (6-7pm), so that working parents can attend, while their children are taken care of.

As well as discussing P&F events, Mrs Burrage shares what has been happening, and also what is coming up in the life of the College. Parents are invited to give feedback and make suggestions to help our ACC community grow from strength to strength.

Enrolments for 2019

Places for 2019 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 https://www.facebook.com/Jiggle-Bugs-Play-Group-858134771041579/

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  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 education.wa.edu.au/swimming

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

We have had a fantastic week at ACC, with so much discovery and learning. Our Happy Snaps capture some of the experiences that we want to share with your family and friends.

Coming Soon

Term 4 2018

Week 1

  • Monday 15th - Friday  19th October, Pre Primary - Year 2 Swimming Program.
  • Friday 19th October, Year 4 - 6 Assembly.
  • Friday 19th & Saturday 20th October, Kelmscott Show.

Week 3

  • Friday 26th October, Interschool Numero Competition @ Carey Baptist College, Harrisdale.

Week 4

  • Tuesday 30th October, Choir Excursion to Manoah Aged Care Facility, Gosnells.
  • Friday 2nd November, Assembly Year 2 - 3.

Week 5

  • Wednesday 7th November, Year 4 - 6 Excursion to Parliament House.
  • 2019 Kindy & Pre Primary Student Orientation in Room 2, 9.00am - 10.00am.

Week 6

  • Monday 12th November, Incursion ‘Life Education’.
  • Tuesday 13th November, 2019 Kindy & Pre Primary Parent Evening, 6pm - 7pm.
  • 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, Armadale City Carols Evening.

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

Principal

[email protected]u 

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