Newsletter 16th April 2015 - Nunawading Christian College

Edition 09
W e lc o m
16th April 2015
As the clock ticked over to 8:30am on
Monday the school was filled again with
the happy noises of children playing and
catching up, a different atmosphere to
the workmen who were busy around the
school over the holiday break. Much work
was completed over the break and we are
very grateful for:
• Refurbished secondary boys
• Freshly painted secondary girls
• Movement of the Grade 4/5
classroom and library
• Several classrooms in the secondary
school received new coats of paint and
• New desks, chairs and split system
air-conditioners in many of the
secondary classrooms.
We would like to welcome back all our
returning students, families and teachers
and also our new students to Term 2. We
pray that this term is filled with blessings
and we want to especially pray that our
new students will be made to feel welcome
at Nunawading Christian College.
Relocation of Demountable
Over the term break we relocated the demountable classroom from the railway line site to our
new location near the administration building. The space occupied by the demountable will be
used for our junior school adventure playground.
Building Fund Donations
As we have communicated in the past,
Nunawading Christian College has
engaged an architect to outline a ten
year master plan to fully refurbish the
school facilities.
classrooms. Specifically, this year we
plan to replace the old windows in the
upper level of these classrooms as well
as an upgrade to the secondary school
Stage 1 of this plan has seen the
inclusion of the full sized school oval and
tennis courts to our facilities, the new
parent car park and the upgrade to the
secondary school quadrangle. Stage
2 was the wonderful refurbishment of
the primary school classrooms that our
students and teachers are currently
The school administration has been hard
at work obtaining funding to complete
these works. However, we would benefit
greatly from financial assistance from
our families to supplement the
funding we have received and therefore
push these plans forward. If any of our
families would like to make a donation
toward our building works it would be
gratefully appreciated. All donations to
the building fund are tax deductible and
a tax receipt will be issued. Thank you.
We are ready to move on to the next
stage of this plan which includes further
refurbishment to the existing secondary
A school family is interested in finding a
2 bedroom unit to rent within a 5 km radius of
the school. If you are aware of any properties
that may be available, please pass on details
to the school office.
Grade 5
Forest Edge Camp
Mrs Santiago has set up a blog for the Year 5
Forest Edge Camp. Each day the kids will post
stories and pictures about the day’s activities.
The link is https://alishasantiago.
A member of Adventist Schools Australia.
Position Vacant
Student Reception,
Nunawading Christian College
Part-time, Short term contract
We are currently seeking a Student
Receptionist to work part time during
term weeks to assist in the smooth
running of student reception and the
management of the sick bay as well as
general admin duties.
The successful applicant will require:
• A reasonable understanding of the
Adventist Education system
• Level 2 First Aid qualification
• The ability to work with children and a
Working with Children Check (WWCC)
• 2-3 years experience in a customer
facing role
• Proficiency in IT applications highly
To apply, please send your resume and
covering letter to Lorraine Anthony, HR
Manager at [email protected]
Our Music classes are
ready to begin
Recorders for
Term 2. If your
child received
a recorder last
year (Years
3-6), and it is still
at home,
could you please
send it back
to school with them
as soon as possible. They are the plastic,
cream coloured, YAMAHA models.
Thank you!
Ms. Kapusi
On the 11th of April two of our secondary
teachers, Miss Perry and Mr. Maslin were
married in a beautiful ceremony in front of
their families, friends and staff and students
from NCC. We want to wish Mr. and Mrs
Maslin God’s richest blessings on their new
life together.
Happy Birthday
Kelzey's Baptism
I’d like to thank the school for allowing
us to use their facility. Thank you to Mrs
Horsley for helping it to all come together.
Thank you to Mrs Speirs who spoke at my
baptism. Also thank you to all my friends
and teachers who came to support me on
such a blessed day. Your gifts, cards,
flowers and words of encouragent mean
the world to me.
It was an absoloutely amazing experiance.
I am so glad that I was able to make that
By Kelzey May
of our mums and kids will be displayed on the day. Please email your photos to
[email protected]
by Monday, April 27th. She
still has last year’s photos.
[email protected]!by!Monday,!April!27
Home & School
Our next Home and School meeting is on
Wednesday the 22nd April 1.45pm.
All parents are welcome to attend.
Humility Award
GOLD Award
Congratulations to Joshua and
Charlotte who received their
Mathletics Gold Awards on the
last day of term one. Superb
Each week we focus on a specific
value. Last chapel before the break the
value of the week was – Humility.
Congratulations to all students who
received the Humility Award.
Fundraiser for
Last term our Grade 3 / 4 class ran a cake
stall to raise money for Vanuatu. They
made $125. Well done to our students for
taking the initiative to help others.
Primary Combined
Sports Day Update
Last term we reported on the wonderful
results of our Primary combined sports
days, we realized we missed some results
and wanted to share these with you now.
Boys Relay (Upper Primary) - 3rd
Nicholas, Favian, Nathan, Stewart, Eric
and Lemuel
Sprint Champion
11 year old girls – Lucy 1st
Well done to all our students.
Sustainable Building Award – Commercial
It was exciting to receive the 2015 City of Whitehorse Sustainable
Building Award – Commercial for our refurbished Prep - Year 2
building. Part of the design brief with Kneeler Design was to make
the building as sustainable as possible. The knew building is
designed to use as much natural lighting as possible through
Lost Items
We have a couple of students who have reported lost items. If
you happen to find a black Fitbit or a Samsung 3 phone can you
kindly drop into the office, it would be greatly appreciated.
Primary Parent
Information Evening
All Year 2-6 parents will have received an email at the end of
last term with information about a Parent Information
Evening being held next week. This is an important evening for
all primary parents to help make an informed decision about
where to send your children for their secondary education. We
would love to see all of our students complete their schooling
with Nunawading Christian College and believe that we have a
quality Secondary program to offer your child. We will provide
information about our VCE program, subject offerings and some
of the special programs that are provided at the secondary
school. This information evening will run on Tuesday 21st April
from 7.15 – 8.15pm, so be sure to make a note in your diary and
plan to attend.
Home and School
Information Session
Before the commencement of the Primary Parent Information
Evening (outlined above), the Home and School Committee will
be hosting refreshments for all parents at 6.45pm in the school
multipurpose hall. This will be followed by a presentation by
Mr. Michalski on the importance of parental involvement in the
school. Mr. Michalski’s presentation will commence at 7.00pm,
until 7.15pm. For parents who would like to bring their children
along, there will movies playing in the primary classrooms. All
children will be supervised. Flyers about the movie night will be
sent home with all primary students this week.
skylights, walls that facilitate natural light, ventilation that
minimizes use of heaters or air conditioners and environmentally
friendly building materials. Congratulations to Kneeler Design
team for a job well done.
NCC are currently looking for homestay families for international
students. If you would like to know more about what is involved
please contact Sylvia Mendez in the office.
Winter Uniform
The transition from summer uniform to winter uniform ends on
Friday the 24th April. Each student needs to be in the correct
winter uniform by Monday the 27th of April. If you need to
purchase any uniform items please visit our
website for the uniform shop opening hours.
Upcoming Events
21st – Parent Information Evening
24th - ANZAC Day Chapel
1st - Mother’s Day Chapel (9:15-10:15am) &
Morning Tea (10:30-11:30am)
4-8 - Canberra Tour Grade 6
18-22 - Primary Festival of Faith
23 - Church Service (P-12) in Gym
(Combined with Nunawading Adventist
Tickets can be purchased from the school office.
Full dress rehearsal dates (3.30pm – 7pm):Monday 20th & Monday 27th
Tuesday 12th May, 7pm, Venue: La Porchetta
72 Tunstall Square Donvale
RSVP: to Sonia Brown –
by email [email protected]
phone (9877 3555) or pop into the office to tell her.
All Primary and Secondary Mums
and Carers welcome.
Entertainment Book
The 2015 Entertainment Book will be coming out soon. Information on how to order a book or digital version will be sent home with
your child. This is a Home and School fundraiser, and $13 from every copy sold comes back to the school.
Support Nunawading Christian College’s fundraising and put $$$’s in your pocket!! The Entertainment™ Book is one of our favourite fundraisers at Nunawading Christian College. We are raising money for our School and would love your support! The Books sell for $65, and we keep $13 for every one we sell. The Entertainment™ Book gives you access to thousands of up to 50% off and 2-­‐for-­‐1 offers for Melbourne’s best restaurants, cafés, attractions and the theme parks. Plus it has best in market prices for over 1,500 hotels and resorts that you can use whenever you like until 1st June 2016. And it’s not just the fun stuff… You can also get 5% off on your groceries and petrol all year with WISH eVouchers sent directly to your phone, and this year 10% off at David Jones! The Entertainment™ Books are available as a Book (with a gold card and vouchers) or as a Digital Membership that puts all the offers on your smartphone to redeem at the touch of a button. a. Pre order your book before or on Friday 17th April and receive early bird specials! b. Order your book before the 14th May and we will have this packed and sent home with your child! To order your Book or your Digital Membership securely online visit: -­‐ -­‐ -­‐-­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐"-­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐"-­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐"-­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐"-­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ -­‐ If you can’t purchase online, please complete your details below and we will process your order: 185903 Childs Name :___________________________________ Class:_________________ Mobile: ____________________ Email: __________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________________________________________________ Melbourne Edition $65 including GST: # ____ Book(s) # ____ Digital Membership(s) Payment type: ! CASH ! VISA ! MASTERCARD Credit Card number: __ __ __ __ /__ __ __ __ /__ __ __ __ /__ __ __ __ Expiry date: ___ ___ /___ ___ CVV*: ______ *CVV is the 3 digits on the back of your credit card Cardholder’s Name:____________________________________ Signature:__________________________________ All Primary and Secondary students and families are invited to a special
worship service combined with the Nunawading Adventist Church,
in the College Gym
Saturday, May 23
Followed by a light fellowship luncheon
Our theme is:
What does it mean to be someone “after God’s Own Heart”
Josh Wood
Intern Pastor, Nunawading Adventist Church
Special items from primary and secondary students
Praise & Worship led by secondary school students
Plan to be there now!