From the Principal
Last Sunday people from all around the world celebrated the centenary of the event which ended World War 1. One hundred years ago, an agreement was made between the fighting countries to cease fire. This happened at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
At war memorials around the globe, men and women who served, and sacrificed their life for their country in this war, were honoured. Soldiers, medical workers and even animals were remembered with the laying of wreaths, and the wearing of poppies.
Jesus, God’s Son, paid the ultimate sacrifice. He was a man who gave up His life so that we could be reconciled to God. By dying for us, we can have everlasting life.
Jesus said: “This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”
Year 4-6 Parliament House Visit
At ACC, we work to bring the curriculum alive for the students. As part of the Humanities and Social Sciences curriculum, the Year 4-6 class recently visited the Western Australian Parliament. Here are some of their reflections.
Written by Tehani, Taylah and Sunjoli
On the 7th of November 2018 we arrived at the Western Australian Parliament house. We decided to come to Parliament House to experience how the state government makes rules and laws. When we got there, we met a wonderful tour guide. When you walk into Parliament House you will find a black swan. The black swan was made out of different types of timber. They are called Jarrah, Marri and Wandoo; they are Aboriginal names. The swan’s tail and the beak are made out mother of pearl.
Written by Rebekah, Tevaerua and Izzy
We had a tour guide named Michael; he showed us around Parliament House. We learnt about many things including the black swan, the statues of the unicorn and the lion, the upper house and the lower house, the person Mahatma Gandhi, the person named Edith Cowan, the Golden Mace, the Black Rod, the three flags, the houses that got knocked down in the 1960s, what Westminster means, what the unicorn stands for, what the lion stands for, who John Forrest is and what he did, what the book named ‘Standing Orders’ is used for, what the Polling Station is and what a Ballot box is.
Written by Tekoah and Deva
We all advanced to the Lower House public gallery where we saw a new law being debated about Year 12 ‘leaver’ graduation camps. We walked to the electoral centre and watched a presentation about voting in a democracy. After that our guide explained the preferential voting system and we had a small vote about Kitkat, Skittles, Mars Bars and Maltesers. Skittles won.
Written by Micah, Noah and Nava
When we went to Parliament we talked to a lady who is the member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly for the Darling Range electorate, Mrs Alyssa Hayden MLA. We saw a portrait of Edith Cowan, the first lady in the WA Parliament and learnt that WA had the first aboriginal lady in a state Parliament. We also learnt that the laws have to get passed by the upper house before it is a law.
In Parliament we were given a juice to drink; the flavours were apple and orange. We got badges from Tony Buti MLA, the member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly representing the seat of Armadale, and we also got certificates from Parliament.
ACC Playgroup - welcomes Jiggle Bugs 3.0
Jiggle Bugs, Australian Christian College Darling Downs Playgroup, has had a fantastic year, and continues to grow in numbers. The group meets every Tuesday morning, and this term the children have been having circus fun times, and will soon begin their Christmas celebrations. It has been so encouraging to see a few more new families visit.
The exciting news is that we will be launching a Wednesday group in 2019. It will be for children who will be 3 or more years old. Jiggle Bugs 3.0 is a place where families can come and learn through play in a warm, safe, engaging, developmentally stimulating and fun environment.
The focus of Jiggle Bugs 3.0 is on the needs and interests of all children, as individuals, and as a group, whilst incorporating the main developmental areas of Early Childhood Education – social, emotional, physical, spiritual and intellectual.
You can follow the updates, and let your friends know by going to the Jiggle-Bugs Facebook page.
Carols by Candlelight
Our ACCDD choir will join with two other local schools to lead the community in the City of Armadale Carols by Candlelight. Our choir will also join with community choirs, and be supported by the Armadale City Concert Band. We would love for you to join us in supporting our children. Bring an LED candle and come sing along with us.
Friday 7th December
6pm: Christmas Parade, Jull Street Mall, Armadale
7pm: Carols by Candlelight, Memorial Park, Armadale
In the true spirit of Christmas, on the night, you can bring along a non-perishable food item for the City’s annual Salvation Army Christmas Food Bank, to support those less fortunate in our community.
Australian Christian College Parents and Friends has had its last meeting for the year.
I want to say a special “thank you” to Elise Marshall, Jade Turner and Raymond Boy, who have worked tirelessly this year to organise events to support our community.
Watch out for the cake stall which will be held after the Christmas Concert during the “Community Connection” time.
We look forward to another successful year in 2019 as we continue to grow and develop our community through the ACCDD P&F.
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.
Life Education Van
All the students from ACCDD enjoyed an incursion from Life Education this week. Jodie, the specialist teacher, taught the Kindy, Pre Primary and Year 1 Children about personal and social skills to interact positively with others and how to use protective behaviours. The Year 2 and 3 students learnt about strategies to promote health, safety and wellbeing, including cyber safety. The Year 4, 5 and 6 students learnt about identities and practised skills to establish and manage positive relationships. All activities were great fun and Jodie made the experience available to parents after school. Please read the parent information sheet that came home with your child and do visit the website for more helpful information.
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 you.
Term 4 2018
- Monday 19th November, Scholastic Bookclub Orders due.
- Thursday 22nd November, ‘Youth Chinese Test’, Selected students from Years 3 - 6.
- Thursday 29th November, Christmas Concert/Year 6 Graduation.
- Tuesday 4th December, ‘Quiz Works’ whole school Incursion.
- Wednesday 5th December, FINAL DAY OF TERM 4. Reports go home today!
- Friday 7th December, Armadale City Carols Evening.
Term Dates for 2019
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
Important Dates Term 1 2019
- Friday 1st February, Meet the Teacher, 2pm - 3pm.
- Monday 4th February, Students commence Term 1.
- Tuesday 5th February, Playgroup commences 9am - 10.30am.
- Parent/Teacher meetings (Date & Time to be announced)
- Tuesday 19th February, P & F Meeting, 6pm.
- Monday 4th March, Labour Day Public Holiday.
Week 7 & 8
- Monday 18/3/19 - Friday 29/3/19, Swimming Lessons for Years 3 - 6.
Yours in Christ,
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