From the Principal

The staff and children at ACC have settled in well with classroom and school routines. It is always great to see the happy faces of young children as they laugh, learn and enjoy themselves in the safe and warm environment that we have created here.

Safe environments do not just happen, they need to be designed and created. ACC staff make it safe in a number of ways including being excellent role models of love and respect for all, teaching specific skills for developing positive relationships, and providing positive feedback for children who are demonstrating these skills.

“Show proper respect to everyone.”

1 Peter 2:17

Social and Emotional Well Being

This month, our school wide theme is “our school as a welcoming place where every student feels like he or she belongs”. In our morning announcements and school assembly, we’ve been reminding students to welcome others and act and speak in safe, respectful, and responsible ways. In addition we’ve be reminding students of our school rules.

We’ve also begun teaching the Second Step program, which includes lessons that support these behaviours.

Support your child at home in welcoming others and acting and speaking in safe, respectful, and responsible ways. Please tell your child’s teacher if you have any questions about specific ways you can help your child with these behaviours at home.

Parent & Teacher Meetings - Week 7

Communication between parents and teachers is important at ACC. We want to ensure parents are fully informed of their child’s progress and how we can all support their learning journey.

The teachers have begun their assessments to determine children’s current literacy and numeracy skill levels, to inform them of the next steps to helping children thrive.

There will be an opportunity in Week 7 to book a time with your child’s teacher to discuss the results of these assessments. Followed by an email been sent to set a time for this meeting.

Parents and Friends (P&F) - Mon 18th Mar

Parents are a vital part of ACC. The foundation of a successful school community is the

cooperation between the school and parents. A key part of this partnership is the Parents and Friends Association. This group meets twice a term to discuss how best to support our ACC community.

During the February P&F information evening there were a lot of fantastic ideas about how parents can support each other and a great community feel.

Our next P&F meeting will be the Annual General Meeting (AGM) where we will be voting in a 2019 President, Secretary and Treasurer.

If you think you have the skills to undertake one of these roles, please let Mrs Burrage know. There is opportunity to be voted in, even if you are unable to attend this meeting.

ACC Playgroup - welcomes Jiggle Bugs 3.0

Jiggle Bugs, Australian Christian College Darling Downs Playgroup has had a fantastic year and we are growing in numbers. The group meets every Tuesday morning and this term the children are having farm fun times. It has been so encouraging to see a few more new families visit.

The exciting news is the launch of a Wednesday group. It is 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 but safe engaging in 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.

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

Enrolments for 2019

Places for 2019 are filling up fast and we are excited about our continual growth. We hope you are excited 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, please let them know as we have places left.

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

Latest at ACC

Learning maths by looking at whole numbers to read and write numbers to 999. By matching numbers to words and working with numbers from one of our student’s created by rolling a die and figuring out numbers from clues

Two of our students helping each other during lunchtime playing in the sandpit being kind to one another. Student says, “Look I’m helping my classmate get up to the top” as she reaches out a helping hand.

Our Years 4, 5 and 6 have been learning about personal safety. We had a discussion about the meaning of personal safety and connected our ideas together using a string strategy.

This week our students in Kindergarten and Pre-Primary worked together forming patterns with a range of construction and manipulative resources. The towers of Unifix cubes that they used also helped promote their observational skills and counting of whole numbers to twenty.

Coming Soon

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

Week 5

  • Monday 4th March, Labour Day Public Holiday
  • Tuesday 5th March, Jigglebugs Playgroup (0-5) 9am - 10.30am
  • Wednesday 6th March, Early Learners Playgroup (3+) 9am-11am

Week 6

  • Tuesday 12th March, Jigglebugs Playgroup (0-5) 9am - 10.30am
  • Wednesday 13th March, Early Learners Playgroup (3+) 9am-11am

Week 7

  • Parent/Teacher meetings (Date & Time to be arranged)
  • Monday 18th March - Friday 22nd March, Swimming Lessons for Years 3 - 6
  • Tuesday 19th March, Jigglebugs Playgroup (0-5) 9am - 10.30am
  • Wednesday 13th March Early Learners Playgroup (3+) 9am-11am

Week 8

  • Monday 25th March - Friday 29th March, Swimming Lessons for Years 3 - 6
  • Tuesday 26th March, Jigglebugs Playgroup (0-5) 9am - 10.30am
  • Wednesday 27th March, Early Learners Playgroup (3+) 9am-11am

Yours in Christ,

Jacqui Burrage

Principal

darlingdowns@acc.edu.au 

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