Newsletter Edition 09 T e o r m t 2 e 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 bathrooms • Freshly painted secondary girls bathrooms • Movement of the Grade 4/5 classroom and library • Several classrooms in the secondary school received new coats of paint and carpet • 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 library. 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 enjoying. 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 Accommodation needed 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. wordpress.com/ ncc.adventist.edu.au 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 regarded To apply, please send your resume and covering letter to Lorraine Anthony, HR Manager at [email protected] RECORDER NEWS! Our Music classes are getting ready to begin playing 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 Michael’s and Hannah’s wedding 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 decision! By Kelzey May All#mums,#grandmums#&#significant# others#are#warmly#welcomed#to# # Mother’s#Day#Chapel# # # # Friday,#May#1st# 9:15am# followed#by#morning#tea# ! Photos of our mums and kids will be displayed on the day. Please email your photos to Photos!of!our!mums!and!kids!will!be!displayed!on!the!day.!!Please!email!your!photos! [email protected] by Monday, April 27th. She still has last year’s photos. th.!!I!still!have!last!year’s!photos.! [email protected]!by!Monday,!April!27 Home & School meeting 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 effort! 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 Vanuatu 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. Homestay 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 April 21st – Parent Information Evening 24th - ANZAC Day Chapel May 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 Church) Tickets can be purchased from the school office. Full dress rehearsal dates (3.30pm – 7pm):Monday 20th & Monday 27th Mothers Dinner 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! 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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 11:15am-12:30pm rd Followed by a light fellowship luncheon Our theme is: What does it mean to be someone “after God’s Own Heart” Speaker: 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!
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