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    • Written on Thursday, 25 May 2017 23:26
      Further to Dr Sly’s newsletter article for this week, there is still an opportunity for families and any other members of the College community to get involved and make a voluntary donation to the College Building Fund, towards this wonderful, future focused and unique building project.  Take advantage of the 30 June tax deadline and claim on your 2016/17 Tax Return. For details please see the Appeal Brochure which can be found on PASSMARC or by clicking here The Pod Building Prospectus To get a feel for what is coming, we are pleased to present to our College community a…
    • Written on Thursday, 25 May 2017 04:00
      PRESCRIPTION FOR SUCCESS After graduating from the College in 2012, Caitlin Low commenced a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science at Griffith Uni.  In addition to her studies, Caitlin worked at a local chemist and at the new Gold Coast Private Hospital as a Pharmacy Technician.  She also spent two years on an organising committee for the NAPSA Congress held at Griffith in 2015, hosting 250 pharmacy students representing 19 pharmacy schools across Australia.   In 2014, Caitlin travelled overseas to volunteer at a medical centre in Cambodia as well as helping at a school and orphanage.  “It was a fantastic experience,…
    • Written on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 23:38
      We love every single one of you!   There are few things are more annoying and difficult to get rid of than head lice, they are universally loathed, despite the medical view that they are little more than a nuisance. Despite the irritation and frustration that accompany a head lice infestation, many of us take some comfort in the knowledge that lice only like to nest in clean hair. But do they? There is no medical evidence to support the theory that head lice prefer to live in clean hair, nor is there research to suggest lice prefer dirty hair.…
    • Written on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:12
      On Monday, members of the Secondary HPE faculty spent the day with Jarrod Robinson (aka, The PE Geek) with the focus on technology use in the HPE Curriculum. This was a major coup for the College as we were the host of 33 HPE teachers from Brisbane and Gold Coast schools. We were excited to show case what we do at Coomera Anglican College as a HPE faculty, particularly in terms of best practice and the use of cutting-edge technology. The use of Technology in HPE is a major 2030 project for our faculty. Although we have been making good…
    • Written on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:10
      Congratulations to these students who have been selected in the following teams:   Alana Chessum - Hinterland District U/15 Girls Football Team   Congratulations also to Cameron Cubit (Yr.12) who recently competed in the 2nd Round of the MTBA – Mountain Bike Australia National Gravity Enduro Series at Mt Stromlo in Canberra ACT.  The race was made up of 5 timed special stages travelling approximately 30km, climbing about 900m over 3 and a half hours. Cameron finished the day on the podium in 2nd position in the National Junior Men Category. Well done Cameron!  
    • Written on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:07
        Dear Parents, Staff and Students   This has been another busy week for students beyond the normal classroom activities. Selected Primary and Secondary students participated in the Da Vinci Decathlon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. These extension activities enable students to explore problem solving at a high level among like-minded students from a range of schools. Special thanks to Mrs Lyon, Mrs Ayton, Mrs Shuttlewood and Mrs Watson for their work with these students during the year. It was great to hear that the Year 9 team were awarded first in the state for the category Creative Producers and…
    • Written on Thursday, 18 May 2017 22:58
      The CAC Tech Bootcamp is back for the mid-year break!   Only 20 places available for the Bootcamp.   Dates:              19 to 21 JuneTime:               8:30 am to 3:30 pmLocation:         Primary Computer Lab and College MakerspaceAge groups:    Year 4 to Year 9 (CAC students only)Cost:                $150 inc GST per student   Activities include: Minecraft 3D CAD and printing ROBLOX Studio development Sphero Robots Virtual Reality Sport Exercise MaKey MaKey creations Coding Ozobots programming Please click here to register an expression of interest. Mr Jorgensen - eLearning
    • Written on Thursday, 18 May 2017 22:51
      Congratulations to these students who have been selected in the following teams:   Sam Davidson – Hinterland District U/15 Boys Basketball TeamColby Twidale - Hinterland District U/12 Boys Touch TeamJack Pearce - Hinterland District U/15 Boys Football TeamEbony Taylor - Hinterland U/15 Girls Football TeamElla Goodman - South Coast Open Girls Football TeamImogen Noon - South Coast Open Girls Football TeamJasmine Warpenius – South Coast Open Girls Softball teamHayden Jones – Hinterland District U/12 Boys Tennis team.
    • Written on Thursday, 18 May 2017 05:06
        Dear Parents, Staff and Students   This week our Cross Country teams attended the APS carnivals at Runaway Bay and produced excellent results. The months of training and commitment by students have enabled our Primary team to finish in second place and our Secondary team to finish fourth in the aggregate and a very narrow second (by four points) in the percentage trophy. These results are even more impressive given some last minute team changes due to injury and illness of some athletes. While we had some outstanding individual results on the day, the key to our success was…
    • Written on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 03:31
      Congratulations to both Primary and Secondary APS Cross Country teams who competed in the APS Cross Country carnival on Tuesday. After many months of hard training, both teams achieved their best ever results in this competition. The Primary team placed 2nd in the Aggregate trophy while the Secondary team placed 4th in the Aggregate trophy and 2nd in the Percentage trophy.  This was a tremendous team effort for all our runners and was a fitting reward for all their hard work. The major highlights for both teams include: Age Group Placings   1st  - 9 Years Girls2nd  - 12 Years…
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    • Written on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:07
        Relationships - the Key to Transformational Learning As we move deeper into 2017 and consider the challenges that confront us all, it is important not to lose sight of what lies at the heart of a successful education.  Above all, it is supportive, constructive and professional relationships that allow…
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    • Written on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 15:06
      APS Cross Country – 2nd Place! Congratulations to the Primary APS Cross Country team who competed at the 2017 APS Cross Country Carnival.  This year our College theme, 'Flourishing' inspired the team to train hard and prepare well for this  event and the results speak for themselves.  Coomera Anglican College…
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    • Written on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 07:06
        Mothers’ Day “It is never easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.” Happy Mothers’ Day!!   Hairspray – A Musical for our Whole Community     Last weekend the students of our Secondary campus staged an energetic, colourful and entertaining production of Hairspray.  The…
    • Written on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 23:57
        Primary students will love Hairspray   Next week the 2017 College Musical ‘Hairspray’ takes to the stage in the Ivan Gibbs Centre. A few parents have spoken to me about the storyline and its suitability for Primary students.  The storyline itself takes place in 1962 Baltimore. A full-figured teenager,…
    • Written on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 19:31
      Enabling Young Minds to Flourish – Welcome Back! A key component of a Coomera Anglican College education is fundamentally to enable young minds to flourish in a nurturing environment with rigorous academic demands.  As a contemporary, twenty-first century College, we are required to be many different things to many different…
    • Written on Monday, 20 March 2017 23:32
        The 2017 Festival of Gifts – Flourishing!   On Monday 27 March, “Flourishing” will take centre stage in the Primary Campus.  When you arrive at College for our Festival of Gifts next week be ready to experience the celebration of what it means to flourish at Coomera Anglican College.…
    • Written on Sunday, 12 March 2017 22:39
      Year 3 – An Experience Out of This WorldThis week has been yet another  week packed with exciting and stimulating learning, and classrooms full of enthusiam, inspiration and commitment.     This week, Arlek the Alien presented to the Year 3 students as the guest Environmental Alien who had come from…
    • Written on Friday, 10 March 2017 03:47
        STEM/STEAM in the Primary Campus You may have heard or read about the STEM focus in education and how important this area is for ensuring students are equipped with the additional knowledge and skills they will need for their future careers.  In the Primary campus, our teachers and students…
    • Written on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 23:02
      Twenty two Primary students from Coomera Anglican College took part in the first chess competition of the year at Saint Stephens College on Tuesday 7 March.   Merit ribbons were awarded to James Thompson in the A division and Tom Robertson in the C division.  Well done to all the…
    • Written on Tuesday, 07 March 2017 23:19
      Flourishing as IndividualsBeing a member of Coomera Anglican College shapes us all trough the many experiences it provides.  This week has been full of exciting and exhilarating learning.  Walk into any classroom and learning fuelled by motivation, enthusiasm and dedication is evident.  At Coomera Anglican College the teaching and learning…
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    • Written on Thursday, 25 May 2017 22:21
      WINTER SPORT Rd Six vs All Saints Anglican School - Friday 26 May 2017 If students are playing their fixture away from Coomera Anglican College Campus they will not arrive back in time to catch public transport. We ask that on these occasions alternative arrangments are made. If you intend…
    • Written on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 23:07
      Weather update as of 11.30am Match fixture changes for WINTER SPORT Rd Five vs St Stephen's College - Friday 19 May 2017     WINTER SPORT Rd Five vs St Stephen's College - Friday 19 May 2017 If students are playing their fixture away from Coomera Anglican College Campus they…
    • Written on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 23:28
      WINTER SPORT Rd Four vs. Kings Christian College - Friday 12 May 2017 If students are playing their fixture away from Coomera Anglican College Campus they will not arrive back in time to catch public transport. We ask that on these occasions alternative arrangments are made. If you intend on…
    • Written on Tuesday, 09 May 2017 23:50
      Sensory Writing – Year 7 Extension EnglishThis week, in Year 7 Extension English, we have been focusing on descriptive writing. As part of this exploration, we discovered the magic of using senses to describe a setting, in this case, the College Oval and Junior Secondary Quadrangle. The students crafted a…
    • Written on Wednesday, 03 May 2017 22:54
      WINTER SPORT Rd Three vs. Emmanuel College - Friday 5 May 2017 If students are playing their fixture away from Coomera Anglican College Campus they will not arrive back in time to catch public transport. We ask that on these occasions alternative arrangments are made. If you intend on collecting…
    • Written on Thursday, 27 April 2017 02:08
      Our Parents and Friends Association will be setting up a table in the undercover area next to the prayer garden at lunch on Tuesday 2 May to sell Mother's Day gifts.  These include items such as: photo frames, jewellery, coffee mugs, key rings, bath fizzers, candles, notebook & pen sets,…
    • Written on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 23:57
      WINTER SPORT Rd Two vs. A B Paterson College - Friday 28 April 2017 If students are playing their fixture away from Coomera Anglican College Campus they will not arrive back in time to catch public transport. We ask that on these occasions alternative arrangments are made. If you intend…
    • Written on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 23:33
      WINTER SPORT Rd One vs. Trinity Lutheran College - Friday 21 April 2017 If students are playing their fixture away from Coomera Anglican College Campus they will not arrive back in time to catch public transport. We ask that on these occasions alternative arrangments are made. If you intend on…
    • Written on Thursday, 16 March 2017 03:52
      WINTER SPORT (Washout Match) vs.Somerset College If students are playing their fixture away from Coomera Anglican College Campus they will not arrive back in time to catch public transport. We ask that on these occasions alternative arrangments are made. If you intend on collecting a student straight from an alternative…
    • Written on Friday, 03 March 2017 01:02
      In Humanities this term Year 8 students have been learning about coastal landforms and management. On Wednesday, we went to the Southport Spit for an excursion. This opportunity allowed us to learn in a hands-on environment and work with new members of our cohort. Some of the activities that we…
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    • Written on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 02:28
      When we enrol a child in the Early Learning Centre we enrol a family that will become an integral part of our College community. At the end of 2015 we enrolled many new families into our Centre that have been introduced and welcomed over the last four weeks. During these…
    • Written on Friday, 23 October 2015 00:55
      Prep Orientation to the ‘Big School’ took place this week. What a fabulous day for all the children in Preprep at the Early Learning Centre. With great excitement the children walked up to the Prep classrooms, eager to get a taste of what they had worked towards all year. They…
    • Written on Thursday, 27 August 2015 01:14
      On a beautiful day nothing could stop the excitement and exuberance of all the children, families and staff as we welcomed all our very special visitors to Grandparents' Day and Book Week. The children could be heard throughout the Centre squealing with delight as they greeted one another guessing who…
    • Written on Friday, 17 July 2015 02:22
      As an Anglican Early Learning Centre our ethos and values culture is a vital aspect of our professional, personal and spiritual development. iLR provides a framework that connects us together and provides us all with a sense of belonging to a family and community.Last term the Preprep children ventured beyond…
    • Written on Friday, 17 July 2015 02:05
      Congratulations to the staff, children and families on a wonderful result with our Assessment and Rating Visit. Coomera Anglican College Early Learning Centre is rated overall at: EXCEEDING NATIONAL QUALITY STANDARDS. To achieve an overall rating of Exceeding National Quality Standard, a service needs to achieve Exceeding National Quality Standard…
    • Written on Sunday, 26 April 2015 23:31
      As I walked through the yards I am amazed and delighted with the ease at which the children wave goodbye to family members and confidently engage in one of the many activities offered. The last four months have been extremely busy setting up a newly renovated building, welcoming existing families…
    • Written on Wednesday, 07 January 2015 02:15
      Happy New Year! While all our families are enjoying a nice long break and Dare to Imagine what 2015 will bring, there has been a hive of activity around the College in preparation for the commencement of Term 1. The long break is a time when everything is thoroughly cleaned,…
    • Written on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 23:54
      2015. “This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.”  Coomera Anglican College Early Learning Centre is an integral part of the whole College and provides a pathway for many parents with entry to Prep offered to children attending the Centre. In 2015 we will be offering…
    • Written on Monday, 20 October 2014 14:00
      Prep Orientation to the ‘Big School’ took place this week. What a fabulous day for all the children in Preprep at the Early Learning Centre. The children with great excitement confidently walked up to the Prep classrooms eager to get a taste of what they had worked towards all year.…
    • Written on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 23:50
      Yesterday the children from The Early Learning Centre presented their beautiful butterfly artworks and sang The Butterfly Song! The Prep and Year 1 students as well as the many visiting parents were delighted by their smiling faces and beautiful singing voices. Thank you Pre Prep students for sharing your morning…
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