Primary News

Over the past four weeks, our Celebration Events have headlined our calendar. We have all witnessed enthusiasm of the many students who have stood proudly on the Ivan Gibbs Centre stage to celebrate their individual and collective achievements.

 

Memories are important in life. They define us along with our actions and we should never be afraid to rely on them for consolation and even wisdom. The memories taken from occasions like our Celebration Events provide the measure of a place. They become treasures of the mind to accessed whenever the mood strikes, and when shared they are doubtless the source of something invigorating and life-affirming.

 

Over my eighteen years, I have collected many wonderful memories. One of my final and perhaps most significant memories will be the Farewell Assembly held yesterday, involving not only our whole student and staff body but many of our wider College community as well. This will be a life memory for me and I thank all of our community for the many well wishes.

GK Final Farewell

 

Events such as these confirm absolutely that Loving Life and Togetherness sit harmoniously as one. And, this year of Loving Life Together will no doubt create solid foundations for us all.

 

Although today is my final day, my heart will always remain here at Coomera Anglican College and I will continue to enjoy catching up with all those who make up our unique community. Because, a brief encounter will be enough to reignite the memories and to recognise that what was once shared can be carried forward through time and once again be easily shared – often with the help of old, “back in the day” stories, embellished with half-truths or even untruths.

 

Our College spirit, culture and traditions are powerfully embedded. The outrageous humour, the generosity of students to their teachers and vice versa, the frequent eccentric moments that we call the CACaburra Spirit and the compelling notions of the community which are wholly real and embracing, are all reasons we can rightly conclude that the future of this great place is in good hands.

 

Thank you to our talented and dignified staff members. Thank you to our generous and committed parents and thank you to every student!

 

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Merry Christmas

 

 

Farewell to Those Who Have Served Our Community

At the end of this year we farewell some staff from the Primary Campus. Mrs Kelly Reeves and Mrs Tegan Franks will both sadly be leaving the College at the end of this year.

Mrs Tegan Franks has contributed to the education and student welfare of our Prep M students over the past two terms. I thank her and wish her well in the future!

We also farewell Mrs Kelli Reeves. Mrs Reeves will be leaving after 12 years of distinguished service at Coomera Anglican College.

Mrs Reeves has provided a vibrant and spirited presence not only within our community but also within the lives of those individuals who have been privileged to have been touched by her passion for education. Fairness and kindness have been at the core of her teaching, qualities for which she will be fondly remembered. Mrs Reeves leaves with her family to teach overseas. I am grateful to her for all that she has offered the College during her many years of service. Mrs Reeves, you go with our best wishes!

 

Thanks to Our Year 6 Student Leaders of 2018

As our Year 6 Junior Leaders progressed through 2018, they never lost sight of what lay at the heart of our theme, “Loving Life Together”. The 2018 Year 6 student leaders have embraced the future wholeheartedly and they have begun to build a future with a desire to be stronger and wiser.
I take this opportunity to thank our Primary Captains, House Captains and all the Junior Leaders for their great work and support throughout the year. Well done, Year 6 and best wishes for the future.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 23:37

From the Head of Primary - Week 8, Term 4 2018

Thanks to our Volunteers

Once again the support and voluntary work of our parents and grandparents has enabled us to continue to grow and achieve sucess. I take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank all those who have generously given their time and expertise to offer help within the Primary campus throughout this year. There are many who have contributed, and it would be true to say that our Primary campus could not continue to deliver the standard of education that we have come to expect, if it was not for the many helpers who assist in the classrooms and on the fields of our College on a daily basis. My thanks to you all!

 

Thanks to our Year 6 Student Leaders of 2018

As our Year 6 Junior considered the challenges that arose from their day-to-day activities they never lost sight of what lay at the heart of our theme, “Loving Life Together”. The Year 6 student leaders have embraced the theme “Loving Life Together”  to build a future with a desire to be stronger and wiser.
I take this opportunity to thank our Primary Captains, House Captains and all the Junior Leaders. We have been fortunate to have such a wonderful student leadership team led by Imogen Hanley, Emanuel Ferisa and Tahlia Hanley as the Primary Captains for 2018. These Year 6 students have been excellent role models within our College community, and I thank them all for their great work and support throughout the year. Well done, Year 6 and best wishes for the future.

 

Year 6 Crossing the Bridge Ceremony

On Thursday 29 November 2018, the Year 6 students will be attending The Crossing the Bridge Ceremony. This event allows our Year 6 students to formally move across to the Junior Secondary Campus. This ceremony will begin at 12.30pm in the Rod Lane Sports Centre and, once the Year 6 students have formally crossed the bridge there will be a Welcome Assembly in the Ivan Gibbs Centre with the Secondary students and teachers at approximately 2.00pm. Parents/guardians and friends of our current Year 6 students are encouraged to join us for this special occasion.

 

“Session UP” – Meeting our New Friends

On Tuesday 27 November, Prep – Year 6 students will be involved in the “Session Up” Transition Programme which allows each student to spend time with their 2019 class and, if possible, their 2019 teacher. Students will locate their classroom and meet the students who will accompany them in their class for the year. This should be an exciting moment for the students of the Primary Campus and will assist in preparation for the year ahead.

Parents are asked to remain supportive of the class placements. Teachers have spent many hours of thoughtful consideration meeting with other staff to ensure that each student is placed carefully into their new class.

 

A Musical Smorgasbord

Over the past few weeks, we have been showcasing our musically talented students at the various instrumental concerts. It has been a wonderful experience for everyone concerned. Those who made up the many audiences listened appreciatively as students from all ages courageously took their turn at centre stage. From drummers to pianists to vocalists and more, each student gave their best as they performed with confidence and grace.

Watching each of the young performers on the stage was delightful. Every student adored their stage experience and gained tremendously from it. Over 400 students provided an eclectic array of musical items with the assistance of their very clever instrumental teachers.

The musical talents of our Primary students consistently amaze. Their dedication, motivation and sheer love of music is always evident. Congratulations to all the performers. I thank all the music staff involved in the various concerts for their coordination and their encouragement of the student musicians.

 

Primary Campus Celebration Events, 2018

A reminder of the dates and details of our Primary Celebration Events:

  • Years 3 / 4 Monday 26 November, commencing at 6.00pm
  • Years 5 / 6 Tuesday 27 November, commencing at 6.00pm

Flourish

 FLOURISHING MINDS
Are actively engaged in learning.
-  Have a sense of accomplishment, setting, working toward and achieving goals.
-  Use a growth mindset to overcome challenges and build resilience.

FLOURISHING HEARTS
Enjoy positive relationships.
-  Savour and build upon positive emotions.
-  Demonstrate gratitude for their God-given gifts and talents and respond in loving service.

FLOURISHING SOULS
Find meaning in God, and purpose in giving and receiving God's love through service.

FLOURISHING STRENGTHS
Honouring our bodies with healthy choices, exercise, good sleep and recreation.


Congratulations to this week's recipients of the Flourishing Award for displaying the following attributes:

 

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018 21:31

From the Head of Primary - Week 7, Term 4 2018

A Celebration of Both the Past and the Future

This week’s Senior Secondary Celebration Evening and today’s Year 12 Valedictory Assembly mark significant milestones for our Senior students.

 

The message throughout all of our end of year events is consistent and clear. It highlights the importance of a consistent, robust, values-based education where students are continually exposed to the same positive messages each year from the many guiding adult influences in our College.

 

While all events are different in their style of presentation, the message is consistent. There is a clear focus on strong discipline, cooperative teamwork, respect for rules and respect for others. Each student presents with self-assurance and confidence as they celebrate the work and achievements of their year.

 

The staff and students of the Primary Campus take this opportunity to wish all our Year 12 students the very best for the future. We will miss their friendship, their support and their leadership.

 Class of 2018 Cohort

 

Diabetes Awareness Day – Sweet Success!

On Wednesday of this week we celebrated World Diabetes Day, and as a community, we were able to show our collective support for all those who live with diabetes - those who have diabetes and those who support a person with diabetes. Our guest speaker, Dr Henri Coombs spoke to the assembly about what diabetes is and how we can all help. Braxton, one of our young diabetic boys in Prep, then cut the blue ribbon to signify the opening of Diabetes Awareness Day. Throughout the day all of the Primary students posted their hand-made blue flowers on our Diabetes Awareness Wall outside the administration. The day was full of cheer for the way our community supports those who live with diabetes. Well done everyone!

Diabetes Awareness Day

 

'Session Up' – Meeting our New Friends

On Tuesday 27 November, Prep – Year 6 students will be involved in the “Session Up” Transition Programme which will allow each student to spend some time with their 2019 class and, where possible, their 2019 teacher. During the Session Up, students will also have the opportunity to locate their classroom and meet the students who will accompany them in their class during 2019. This is an exciting moment for the students of the Primary Campus and it will assist them in the preparation for the year ahead.

 

Parents are asked to remain supportive of next year’s class placement. Teachers have spent many hours of thoughtful consideration meeting with other staff to ensure that each student is placed carefully into their new class.

 

Year 6 Crossing the Bridge Ceremony

On Thursday 29 November the Year 6 students will participate in the annual Crossing the Bridge Ceremony. This ceremony is a long-standing tradition which formally farewells the Year 6 cohort from the Primary Campus as they are welcomed into the Junior Secondary Campus. Parents and friends of our current Year 6 students are welcome to join us for this special occasion. Details of this event will be forwarded soon.

 

Arrangements for Celebration evenings

The Celebration Evenings are designed to be a celebration of all students and the year past. Every student will go onto the stage so that we can all congratulate them for their wonderful efforts throughout 2018.

  • Years 3 / 4 Monday 26 November, commencing at 6.00pm
  • Years 5 / 6 Tuesday 27 November, commencing at 6.00pm

 

Primary Drama Club
presents

OMG
by Christa Crewdson

Friendships can change fast in primary schooling, but what if you had the power to change them back? When Casey's friend Lisa decides to start sixth grade by hanging out with the popular kids, Casey uses her smarts as an inventor to build the "Opposite Machine Gadget," which changes things to their opposite. If the cafeteria can turn into a five-star restaurant and basketball practice can turn into sitting around eating junk food, Lisa will turn back to the way she was . . . Won't she?
Come along and watch this energetic comedy about friendship and the ups and downs of figuring out who you are.

Monday 19th November
5pm - Ivan Gibbs Centre
Free Entry!

 
 

Flourish

 FLOURISHING MINDS
Are actively engaged in learning.
-  Have a sense of accomplishment, setting, working toward and achieving goals.
-  Use a growth mindset to overcome challenges and build resilience.

FLOURISHING HEARTS
Enjoy positive relationships.
-  Savour and build upon positive emotions.
-  Demonstrate gratitude for their God-given gifts and talents and respond in loving service.

FLOURISHING SOULS
Find meaning in God, and purpose in giving and receiving God's love through service.

FLOURISHING STRENGTHS
Honouring our bodies with healthy choices, exercise, good sleep and recreation.


Congratulations to this week's recipients of the Flourishing Award for displaying the following attributes:

 

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Wednesday, 07 November 2018 00:31

From the Head of Primary - Week 6, Term 4 2018

Celebration Events - Memorable and Significant

At Coomera Anglican College our Celebration Events are more like stage events celebrating a rite of passage in which the focus is on every student as they celebrate the work and achievements of their year. The imagery of 2018 has been spectacular, and the feelings aroused by the success of others is never half-hearted. The inspiring talents and those spell bounding moments on stage, when you forget you are watching young children, are all enduring and captivating images that should rightly enable us to conclude that this has indeed been a good year.

 

The Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 Celebration Events this week celebrated both the journey of this current year as well as the new beginnings ahead, with captivating musical numbers presented by each class in a range of styles. The performances were all well composed with sound and visuals highlighting life in the Primary Campus in 2018. And let us not forget the impact of the traditional presentations of awards and final enthusiastic singing from all in attendance. I think that we would all agree that there was spectacle and sentiment, all in equal proportion.

GK News Wk 6

I take this opportunity to congratulate the students and teachers of Prep, Year 1 and Year 2. We can all feel proud of the way that they presented and conducted themselves during their Celebration Events.

 

Primary Student Leadership - 2019

Congratulations to all students in Year 5 who were nominated for a leadership position in 2019. This week we announced a shortlist of students who will present their Primary Student Leadership speech on Monday, 12 November in preparation of electing our Primary Captains, SRC Captain and Faith Leader for 2019. The speeches will be delivered to the students of the Primary Campus on Monday in the Ivan Gibbs Centre. Good luck to all students involved.

 

A Musical Extravaganza

At this time of the year, we enjoy the various annual instrumental concerts hosted by the music department. Seeing the bright, sparkling faces of our Primary instrumentalists and vocalists as they take to the stage is always a delight. It is evident how much they adore and they gain from the experience. The concerts which involve over two hundred students in total, provide an eclectic array of musical items performed for parents and grandparents.

 

Last week was the String Departments biggest event of the Year - The Annual String Extravaganza. They explored the Medieval theme this year with students learning about music during the medieval era. They all looked so impressive in their medieval attire and it was an extremely difficult decision for string tutors: Miss Hales, Miss Connelly and Mr Setiawan to award only three student damsels and knights best costume awards. All students are congratulated for their outstanding preparation and polished performances.

Music Extravaganza

 

 Well done, to all of our musicians!

 

 

color run f8gkvcPAFA Colour-Run is only two weeks away!

The PAFA Colour-Run is now only a few weeks away, scheduled for the last Friday of Term 4 - Friday 23 November during College hours. The Colour-Run will include all students, Prep to Year 11 with proceeds going to PAFA for future College Sustainable Environment Solutions.  Many students have now registered and have begun their sponsorship. If you have not already done so, please head to the registration page via the Colour-Run website - schoolfundraising.com.au

Please note: Sponsorship is NOT compulsory. All students regardless of fundraising will be included in the excitement of the day.

Click here PAFA Colour Fun-Run for detailed information from the Event Organisation.

 

 


Flourish

 FLOURISHING MINDS
Are actively engaged in learning.
-  Have a sense of accomplishment, setting, working toward and achieving goals.
-  Use a growth mindset to overcome challenges and build resilience.

FLOURISHING HEARTS
Enjoy positive relationships.
-  Savour and build upon positive emotions.
-  Demonstrate gratitude for their God-given gifts and talents and respond in loving service.

FLOURISHING SOULS
Find meaning in God, and purpose in giving and receiving God's love through service.

FLOURISHING STRENGTHS
Honouring our bodies with healthy choices, exercise, good sleep and recreation.


Congratulations to this week's recipients of the Flourishing Award for displaying the following attributes:

 

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Wednesday, 31 October 2018 21:11

From the Head of Primary - Week 5, Term 4 2018

 

Celebration Events - Headline our College Calendar

Reflecting on Coomera Anglican College Celebration Events over 20 years tells us a great deal about how far we have travelled. From our own school days many of us will recall fidgeting and squirming on cruelly hard seats through lengthy speeches of dubious relevance, made by largely unknown figures who would ramble through plans for the school’s future or homilies about the perils and pitfalls of adult life that lay ahead.

 

The modern-day Celebration Event at Coomera Anglican College has become more like a stage event, celebrating a rite of passage where the focus is on every student to celebrate the work and achievements of the year. As this year’s Celebration Events begin next week, it will be necessary to continue to balance the formal with the celebration of our young students as they prepare to enter the next chapter of their lives. Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 events will take place on Wednesday 7 November. I look forward to sharing with you both the successes and achievements of our students and their future aspirations and dreams.

 

Primary Campus Celebration Events, 2018

The Celebration Events are a celebration of the year past and are designed to allow each child the opportunity to celebrate their year’s successes and achievements. It is expected that every student attends the Celebration Event that pertains to his/her year level. Every effort is made to keep the events short and appropriate to the age group. In fairness to all involved, I would ask that students remain for the duration of their Celebration Event. Here is a reminder of the dates and details of our Primary Celebration Events:

 

Preparatory
Wednesday 7 November 9.00am - 10.00am

Year 1
Wednesday 7 November 11.00am - 12.00noon

Year 2
Wednesday 7 November 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Years 3 - 4
4 Monday 26 November 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Years 5 - 6
Tuesday 27 November 6.00pm - 7.30pm

 

WddDiabetes Awareness day – Wednesday 14 November

On Wednesday 14 November, the College will raise awareness about Diabetes. We have a number of people within our College community who live with this condition daily. 

 

Essentially, diabetes is about the body’s ability (or lack of it) to produce the required amount of a hormone called insulin to control glucose levels in the blood. There are broadly two types of diabetes: Type 1 requires daily administration of artificial insulin using injection or insulin pump. Type 2 is generally managed by a combination of dietary control and medication in the form of tablets.

 

It is very important that people with diabetes maintain good control of their condition to help reduce and avoid long-term complications, and there have been huge advances in this area over recent years. However, it is vital that development work continues to ensure people with the condition can live as normal a life as possible.

 

On Wednesday 14 November, the Primary Campus will raise awareness by coordinating various activities. Information will be sent to parents in the coming days.

 

PAFA Colour-Run

The PAFA Colour-Run will be held on the last Friday of Term 4 - Friday 23 November during College hours, for all students, Prep to Year 11. The PAFA Colour-Run will be a FUN and healthy fundraiser with proceeds going to PAFA for future College Sustainable Environment Solutions.  Many students have now registered and have begun their sponsorship. If you have not already done so, please head to the registration page via the Colour-Run website - schoolfundraising.com.au

Please note: Sponsorship is NOT compulsory. All students regardless of fundraising will be included in the excitement of the day.

Click here PAFA Colour Fun-Run for detailed information from the Event Organisation.



Flourish

 FLOURISHING MINDS
Are actively engaged in learning.
-  Have a sense of accomplishment, setting, working toward and achieving goals.
-  Use a growth mindset to overcome challenges and build resilience.

FLOURISHING HEARTS
Enjoy positive relationships.
-  Savour and build upon positive emotions.
-  Demonstrate gratitude for their God-given gifts and talents and respond in loving service.

FLOURISHING SOULS
Find meaning in God, and purpose in giving and receiving God's love through service.

FLOURISHING STRENGTHS
Honouring our bodies with healthy choices, exercise, good sleep and recreation.


Congratulations to this week's recipients of the Flourishing Award for displaying the following attributes:

 

Flourishing Week 5

Thursday, 18 October 2018 01:22

From the Head of Primary - Week 3, Term 4 2018

 

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Term 4 is in full swing, the days are warming after our recent rain, and our Primary campus is full of the many narratives that make up our rich College community. Coomera Anglican College is a busy place and everyone is mindful of finishing the year well.

 

The response from the students, the staff and the parents is always generous and affirming and while the scholar is quite rightly esteemed in our community, it is the broadening range of life skills that our students negotiate each day that makes our College stand out from the crowd. These include skills such as problem solving and judgement, personal relationships, social intuition, leadership and emotional intelligence. And, as we reach the business end of the 2018 year, life skills become far more deep-rooted in our students thoughts and actions. As our students master these life skills, they build sufficient resilience to manage the trickier parts of life such as change.

 

As Week 4 continues, I encourage each of us to continue striving for best practice in whatever field that may be. It is timely now to ensure that our best foot is forward and that we are all striving for the best possible outcomes! Good luck!!

 

 

Public Speaking

On Wednesday 17 October, five students from Years Five and Six competed in the AB Paterson College Public Speaking Competition Finals. The following students are to be commended on their performances and should be tremendously proud of their achievements for getting this far. Congratulations to Jessica Brown, Tamzin Lee, Luca Hardy-Trickey, Ava Hardy-Trickey and Abbie Brims. Congratulations to all involved. Thanks also to Mrs Banham and Mrs Banks for your organisation of the event.

 

Day for Daniel - Friday 26 October

Today, we are celebrating Day for Daniel! The Daniel Morcombe Foundation was established in 2005 by Denise and Bruce Morcombe following the tragic disappearance of their 13-year-old son Daniel in December 2003. With the goal of making the world a safer place for our children, an annual awareness Day for Daniel is held, involving schools and local communities. Thank you for showing your support by dressing in red on Friday 26 October.

 

The story of Student Leadership - 2019

Currently, Year 5 students are preparing for the 2019 Primary Leadership Programme. The leadership team comprises two Primary Captains - a boy Captain and a girl Captain, a Primary Student Representative Council Leader, a Faith Leader, two Primary House Captains per house, as well as each Year 6 student taking on the role of Junior Leader. At Coomera Anglican College all of our Year 6 students are recognised as Primary Campus leaders and they are given Junior Leader responsibilities within the Primary Campus. It is a wonderful programme and it encourages all students in Year 6 to lead with respect, integrity and conviction.
I look forward to our 2019 Year 6 Junior Leaders stepping up next year.

 

Monday 22 October, Student Free Day

Next Monday, 22 October, is a student free day. However, the following students will be required to attend the 2019 Orientation.

  • All students commencing Preparatory in 2019
  • All students commencing Year 7 in 2019

Staff at the College will be involved in Professional Development throughout the day.

 

PAFA Colour-Run

The PAFA Colour-Run will be held on the last Friday of Term 4 - Friday 23 November, during College hours, for all students, Prep to Year 11. The PAFA Colour-Run will be a FUN and healthy fundraiser with proceeds going to PAFA for future College Sustainable Environment Solutions.  Individual information booklets and sponsorship forms have now been sent home to all families. Students need to register and create their personal profile page via the Colour-Run website - schoolfundraising.com.au Once this has been done, they can begin their sponsorship.

Please note: Sponsorship is NOT compulsory. All students regardless of fundraising, will be included in the excitement of the day.

Click here PAFA Colour Fun-Run for detailed information from the Event Organisation



Flourish

 FLOURISHING MINDS
Are actively engaged in learning.
-  Have a sense of accomplishment, setting, working toward and achieving goals.
-  Use a growth mindset to overcome challenges and build resilience.

FLOURISHING HEARTS
Enjoy positive relationships.
-  Savour and build upon positive emotions.
-  Demonstrate gratitude for their God-given gifts and talents and respond in loving service.

FLOURISHING SOULS
Find meaning in God, and purpose in giving and receiving God's love through service.

FLOURISHING STRENGTHS
Honouring our bodies with healthy choices, exercise, good sleep and recreation.


Congratulations to this week's recipients of the Flourishing Award for displaying the following attributes:

 

FA Wk 3

Thursday, 11 October 2018 22:06

Primary Chess Results

The following students received merit ribbons in the recent Gold Coast Interschool Chess Competition:

C division – Owen Boorer

H division – Monet Bonnitcha

 

Chess Term 4

 

Always in the Game

The process that gets our countless Coomera Anglican College teams competing each Thursday in APS Sport is complex, and the objectives underpinning the programme are equally so. The balance between academic performance, other cocurricular activities and being a committed member of a team is invariably a delicate one.  Our HPE staff, together with a myriad of coaches (Primary Teachers), comprise a group fully and sympathetically tuned to the College ethos of competitive participation with an emphasis on the individual growth established through team commitment. There is something on offer for everyone and the great outcome is that students love the team ethic naturally and instinctively without, probably, ever stopping to reflect on the role that this plays in their development as individuals. Most significantly, they enjoy the game, and in all the games we play we are always “in there” wholeheartedly and with a distinctively blue and green appetite for winning. In an emerging world of increasing digital solitude, how important being on a field of play with others is becoming.

 

This week our Interschool sport was sadly disrupted by the weather conditions but once again it was both encouraging and uplifting to watch as our young sporting stars left in their sporting teams to play passionately for their beloved College. Often we can boast a win record of around 80%, which says so much about the culture of success and camaraderie that exists here at Coomera Anglican College. Term 4 has begun and so too has the sporting teamwork that helps define our College ethos.

GK Term 4 wk 2  

 

Environmental Warrior – Lily McDonald

Lily McDonald is on a quest to make our world a better place. She has researched the damage that straws are doing to our environment and is putting herself out there to make a stand on this issue. Lily will be speaking with the Canteen staff with the aim of making a change to the type of drinking straw issued at the College. Lily will be proposing that biodegradable straws be used by our community, therefore having a more environmentally friendly effect on our planet. Well done, Lily!

 Lily

 

Year 6 Student Leadership - 2019

During Term 4, Mr Campbell will be preparing the Year 5 students for their 2019, Year 6 Primary Leadership Programme. The leadership team comprises two Primary Captains (a boy captain and a girl captain), a Primary SRC Leader, a Primary Faith Leader, two Primary House Captains per house and the Year 6 Junior Leaders. At Coomera Anglican College all of our Year 6 students are recognised as Primary Campus leaders and they are given a Junior Leader responsibility.

The Primary Captains, Primary SRC Leader, Primary Faith Leader and Primary House Captains for 2019 will be announced at the Years 5-6 Celebration Evening on Tuesday 27 November 2019. This is a wonderful leadership programme and it engages and encourages the students of Year 6 to lead with passion and conviction.

 

Public Speakers - Flying the College Flag

On the back of an unprecedented twenty nine Year 4 students participating in the Year 4 Division of the Interschool Public Speaking Competition during Term 2, our Years 5 and 6 students have come out in force with twenty eight students competing in the Year 5 and Year 6 Divisions. In all cases our students spoke with great confidence and keen articulation and once again we can all feel proud of the amazing ability of these students. Finals will be held next week and I look forward to reporting on this at a later date.

 

Student Free Day – Monday 22 October

Monday 22 October is a student free day. On this day students of Prep, 2019 and Year 7, 2019 will be involved in an orientation to assist with the transition to the next year level. Staff at the College will be involved in Professional Development throughout the day.

 

PAFA Colour-Run

The PAFA Colour-Run will be held late this term on, Friday 23 November. The PAFA Colour-Run is a fun and healthy fundraiser with proceeds going towards future College Sustainable Environment Solutions.  Individual information booklets and sponsorship forms were sent home with students this week. Once they logged on and have created their student profile via the Colour-Run website - schoolfundraising.com.au they can begin their sponsorship. When a student reaches just $1 online, they will be entered into the $30,000 Ultimate Family Experience Prize draw.  Students who raise $10 or more will receive a reward and the more money they raise, the greater the reward; and the more they will be helping PAFA fundraise for our College.

Click here PAFA Colour Fun-Run for detailed information from the Event Organisation



Flourish

 FLOURISHING MINDS
Are actively engaged in learning.
-  Have a sense of accomplishment, setting, working toward and achieving goals.
-  Use a growth mindset to overcome challenges and build resilience.

FLOURISHING HEARTS
Enjoy positive relationships.
-  Savour and build upon positive emotions.
-  Demonstrate gratitude for their God-given gifts and talents and respond in loving service.

FLOURISHING SOULS
Find meaning in God, and purpose in giving and receiving God's love through service.

FLOURISHING STRENGTHS
Honouring our bodies with healthy choices, exercise, good sleep and recreation.


Congratulations to this week's recipients of the Flourishing Award for displaying the following attributes:

 

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 01:25

From the Head of Primary - Week 1, Term 4 2018

Welcome back to the joys of reconnection

Term 4 begins, and once again, we return to the routines of daily life.  There is nothing quite like reuniting with friends on the first day of a new term.  While our Primary Campus continues to develop it is comforting to know that what has not changed is the joy of reconnection, the spirit of community, the stories of time away and the generosity of others remains constant.

 

As you return, do so with a focus on the importance of human connection.  A feeling of connectedness is as important an aspect of our theme, Loving Life Together as is the daily support and care we show towards each other.

Term 4

  
Welcome back and have a wonderful Term 4!

 

Tuesday Sport Training

All students in Years 4 - 6 will participate in Tuesday afternoon APS Sport Training during Term 4.  Training commences at 3.15pm and concludes at 4.15pm.  The first session will commence next Tueday, 9 October with Round One of competition commencing Thursday 11 October. This is a compulsory event for all students in Years 4 - 6.  I thank you for your support with this.
Please note: - In the event that it is too wet to train, a push notification via the College app will be sent to all parents informing you that training will be cancelled and that students will be dismissed from College at the normal time.  Students who are unable to be collected will be fully supervised by staff until 4.15pm as usual.

 

Parent Volunteer Induction Session

The Term 4 Parent Volunteer Induction Session for parent volunteers who have not yet attended will be held in the Pod at 8.30am on Friday 12 October.

 

Monday 22 October Student Free Day

Monday 22 October is a student free day.  
However, the following students will be required for their 2019 Orientation Day.

  • All students commencing Preparatory in 2019
  • All students commencing Year 7 in 2019
  • All students new to the College in 2019 for Years 8 and 9

 

End of Year Celebration Events

The dates for the annual Celebration Evenings/Days are as follows:

 

 

Year Date Time
Preparatory Wednesday 7 November 9.00am - 10.00am
Year 1 Wednesday 7 November 11.00am - 12.00noon
Year 2 Wednesday 7 November  1.00pm - 2.00pm
Years 3 - 4 Monday 26 November 6.00pm - 7.30pm (approx)
Years 5 - 6 Tuesday 27 November 6.00pm - 7.30pm (approx)

 

 

Year 6 Crossing the Bridge

On Thursday 29 November 2018, the Year 6 students will take part in The Crossing the Bridge ceremony.  This event allows Year 6 students to formally move across to the Secondary Campus.  The ceremony will begin at 12.30pm in the Rod Lane Sports Centre, and once the Year 6 students have officially crossed the Bridge there will be a Welcome Worship/Assembly in the Secondary Campus.  Parents/guardians and friends of our current Year 6 students are encouraged to join us for this special occasion.  Details will be forwarded later this term.

 

SOME REMINDERS FOR THE START OF TERM 4

Before College
Students should not be at College before 8am unless they are involved in a College cocurricular activity.  All students should assemble in the Under Cover area or H Block (Year 6) between 8 and 8.15am.
Water Bottles
Please ensure that your child(ren) has adequate opportunity to drink water.  Please encourage your child(ren) to bring a water bottle to College each day
Books
Please help by ensuring that all books are always kept neat and tidy.
Homework
Homework is set each day (Monday to Thursday).  Please assist by ensuring that it is completed.  
Punctuality
Students are asked to ensure that they are at the College on time each day.  
Uniform and Grooming
Please help by encouraging your child(ren) to keep shoes polished and uniform and grooming within the guidelines of the College expectations.

 

 

 

Thursday, 06 September 2018 02:02

From the Head of Primary - Week 10, Term 3 2018


Nurturing a Growth in Learning, Knowledge and Independence

Stimulated by a collective desire to achieve and a growing culture of trust and like-mindedness, Term 3, 2018 has proven to be one of great inspiration, which has served to nurture a growth in learning, knowledge and independence.  It would seem that each individual student has grown in character, personal confidence and wellbeing.  Year level camps, Book week, Grandparent’s Day, Dad’s Day, and Music concerts (to name only a few) have all added to the growth and development of our students this term.   

I wish all families a well-earned break from the routine of the College day over the next two weeks and I encourage you all to come back in Term 4 ready again to continue exploring beyond the boundaries of Loving Life together.

 

Recognising and Honouring Gratitude

This Term has seen our community come out in celebration of the character strength, gratitude.  The focus on 30 Days of Gratitude has brought our community together in a profoundly selfless way and has clarified for us our identity as a close-knit and proudly supportive College community. 

Students have posted notes of gratitude on the Primary Gratitude Wall and in classrooms and together they have celebrate each other’s feelings and beliefs about gratitude. Every student took the opportunity to display proudly his/her own thoughts on gratitude and the response has been overwhelming. 

Recognising and honouring gratitude is in itself a fine human quality and in many ways represents the best of who and what we are.  Thirty days in celebration of this most important, life affirming character strength can never be under-valued.  

#cacgratitude

Year 6 Science Expo

Year 6 students hosted the 2018 Year 6 Science Expo in the IGC this week.  Over the course of Term 3 the Year 6 students have been researching Micro-organisms and parents, students and teachers were all invited to view the results of their hard work.  The young scientists were amazing as they presented their Year 6 Science Expo. The expo featured all of their research and subsequent learning on micro-organisms and the many colourful and technology driven displays were all well-received by their appreciative audience.  Congratulations, Year 6.  A wonderful outcome!

 Year 6 Science Expo 2018

Year 5 Inland Explorers

On Thursday, the students of Year 5 presented their interactive, technology driven Information Projects on Australia’s Inland Explorers.  Oxley, Eyre, Burke and Wills and Leichhardt are just a few of the explorers that the Year 5 students had studied over the course of this term.  The visiting classes were treated to snippets of information about the many explorers as they visited each stall and we all came away with exciting and interesting facts about Australia’s inland history.  Congratulations, Year 5!

 

Year 4 Convicts

One could be forgiven for thinking the Coomera Anglican College was harbouring a chain gang of convicts in the Year 4 rooms this week.  The students of Year 4, all dressed in convict outfits, presented their Culminating Activity/Assessment based on early Australian Explorers and the First Fleet.  Each student gave a verbal report about life as a convict, detailing life back in the homeland compared to life as a convict here in the Australian penal colony.  The level of presentation was outstanding.  Congratulations Year 4!

 Convicts


Student Free Day – Monday 22 October

A reminder that Monday 22 October is a student free day – this is Week 4 of Term 4.  On this day we will be holding an orientation day for our new students of 2018.  

Flourish

 FLOURISHING MINDS
Are actively engaged in learning.
-  Have a sense of accomplishment, setting, working toward and achieving goals.
-  Use a growth mindset to overcome challenges and build resilience.

FLOURISHING HEARTS
Enjoy positive relationships.
-  Savour and build upon positive emotions.
-  Demonstrate gratitude for their God-given gifts and talents and respond in loving service.

FLOURISHING SOULS
Find meaning in God, and purpose in giving and receiving God's love through service.

FLOURISHING STRENGTHS
Honouring our bodies with healthy choices, exercise, good sleep and recreation.


Congratulations to this week's recipients of the Flourishing Award for displaying the following attributes:

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Tuesday, 04 September 2018 01:29

From the Head of Primary - Week 9, Term 3 2018

 

#cacgratitude – Celebrating 30 Days of Gratitude

 

Recognising and honouring gratitude is in itself a fine human quality, and in many ways represents the best of who and what we are.  The 30 Days of Gratitude has seen our community come out in celebration of this character strength.  This focus has brought our College population closer together and has clarified for us our identity as a close-knit and proudly supportive College community.  

Students are currently posting notes of gratitude on the Primary Gratitude Wall (set up outside the Primary Administration), and together they celebrate each other’s feelings and beliefs about gratitude.

The Celebration of this most important, life-affecting character strength can never be under-valued.  

#cacgratitude

 

A Night of Performance Sets a Musical Tone

Last Tuesday evening, the Primary students conducted yet another superb September Ensembles’ Music Concert.  Twenty-five performances and three hundred and seventy students were involved in an eclectic array of musical items over two hours; all accomplished through the work of a committed band of teachers and a slick and able backstage crew.

Those in attendance were entertained by performances that ranged from the classical sounds of strings to the raucous energy of beating drums.  There was a palpable sense of both pride and admiration, and at the end of the evening, the audience responded with grateful appreciation - a very Coomera Anglican College moment in its acceptance of those who dare to share their creative talents.

The efforts of the staff involved in getting the huge number of students on and off stage without issue was simply remarkable and throughout the evening, one was conscious of the exemplary fashion by which the students both appeared and then disappeared from the stage.  This was certainly a significant event in the life of our College.  My thanks to the many students involved, their music tutors and Mrs Shelley Bissett who, without a hitch, masterfully and expertly coordinated the spreadsheet of student movement as the evening progressed.  Well done, everyone!

 

It’s Great to be a CAC Dad!

Once again, this year saw record numbers of dads sharing time with their children as the Primary campus swelled to accommodate these extra-large visitors.  A “D.D.B.” (Dads’ Day Burger), coffee and an opportunity to mingle with other dads was a great way to celebrate Dads' Day this year.   The classroom visit with dad was a definite highlight of the day as our young hosts settled back with their dads in celebration of their “best dad ever”.

Dads’ Day at Coomera Anglican College is one of those affirming and inspiring moments in the year that enriches a deep spirit of community relationship.  The day brought with it a real sense of positivity and encouragement for our future and for this, I pay tribute to the excellent group of men who can quite proudly call themselves CAC Dads!

Thank you dads, for making our day!

Dads Breakfast

Dads Breakfast 2

 

Thank you to our parent helpers who prepared our delicious D.D.B (Dads' day burgers) enjoyed by everyone!

BBQ 3

 

National Child Protection Week

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This week has been National Child Protection Week. Every year, our Year 1 and 2 students meet Ditto, the bear from Bravehearts who engages the students in a very informative and developmentally appropriate Personal Safety Education Program called “Ditto’s Safe Adventure”.  The show includes specially written songs about keeping children safe, ‘yes’ and ‘no’ feelings, the body’s warning signals, private parts, secrets and what to do if you feel unsafe or unsure.  The show is delivered in a fun, non-confronting and interactive way while simultaneously giving the children ‘tools’ to effectively manage any potentially harmful situations.

From Preparatory to Year 6, teachers are involved in delivering lessons from the Daniel Morcombe Foundation Child Safety Curriculum.  These lessons are scripted for the teachers and include child safety issues like identifying warning signals in our bodies, what to do if a stranger approaches and cyber-safety.

Today, during Child Protection Week, we celebrated White Balloon Day which acknowledges the importance of keeping students safe and the responsibility that we adults have in this role. 41039211 222345131966935 4512446736014245888 n

 

Communication through Parent Teacher Interviews

The strength of any community depends heavily on the kinds of relationships that exist between the many individuals who make up that community. Students, teachers and parents are constantly working together to ensure the best possible outcomes in whatever they are doing.  

In line with this culture positive communication, we have recently been involved in the Term 3 Parent Teacher Interviews where parents have an opportunity to view their child’s updated Student Portfolio.   Teachers and parents have gained significantly from these interviews and I know that our students will also benefit from the conversations that have taken place over the past few days.  This is communication at its best and this positive communication is something that we celebrate and encourage here at Coomera Anglican College.

 

Year 12 Leadership, 2019

The 2018 Year 11 students had their Leadership Camp this week.  I was extremely impressed by their focus and their enthusiasm as they prepare to lead our College next year.  Many of these students will be a part of the very successful Primary Mentor Programme where students from Year 12 are linked to a class group as mentors of our younger Primary students.  With a group such as this moving into Year 12 in 2019 our College is in good hands.
Well done and keep up the great work, Class of 2019!

 

Staff Leave

At the end of this term, Mrs McCourt will be taking maternity leave as she prepares to give birth to her second child.  We wish her and her husband, Lee all the very best.  We also farewell Mr Foki who will take Long Service Leave during Term 4. We look forward to his return in Term 1, 2019.

Flourish

 FLOURISHING MINDS
Are actively engaged in learning.
-  Have a sense of accomplishment, setting, working toward and achieving goals.
-  Use a growth mindset to overcome challenges and build resilience.

FLOURISHING HEARTS
Enjoy positive relationships.
-  Savour and build upon positive emotions.
-  Demonstrate gratitude for their God-given gifts and talents and respond in loving service.

FLOURISHING SOULS
Find meaning in God, and purpose in giving and receiving God's love through service.

FLOURISHING STRENGTHS
Honouring our bodies with healthy choices, exercise, good sleep and recreation.

Congratulations to this week's recipients of the Flourishing Award for displaying the following attributes:

 

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Recognising and Honouring 30 Days of Gratitude

With our current emphasis on 30 Days of Gratitude, the virtues of behaving decently and honourably towards each other are encouraged.  Gratitude is at the core of our College’s values education and through iLR, it feeds both at the heart and the head of our College. 

Students have all posted statements of gratitude within their classrooms and through the Gratitude email (cacgratitude@cac.qld.edu.au) and together they have celebrated each other’s feelings and beliefs about what being grateful really means.  

Here are some responses that our young champions have offered:

I am grateful for the pancakes that my mum makes me

I am grateful for my friends

I am grateful for the way my teacher makes me feel

I am grateful for my school and all of the teachers

I am grateful for my dad when he tucks me in to bed.

Year 6 leading the War on Waste

Year Six have started their very own War on Waste! Students have been inspired by the ABC show War on Waste to make a difference here at Coomera Anglican College. They are focusing on single use, soft plastic recycling and regular recycling. Many people are unaware that recycling soft plastics is very easy. It’s just a matter of collecting these items at home and dropping them off at one of the many Recycle Collection depots that are located at most Coles and Woolworths supermarkets on the Gold Coast.  Congratulations, Year 6 on such a wonderful initiative!

Standing Tall with our Farmers – Fiver for a Farmer!

One could be forgiven on Wednesday for thinking that our College’s core business had been switched to farming.  As our young farmers arrived at College, farewelled their parents, tethered their horses, hitched their pants and tilted their hats they strode purposefully into “CAC Station” to join the rest of the rural mob – all of whom were kicking their heels up in a collective hoedown to the leg-kicking tune of “Cockle Eyed Joe”. 

What a great start to our “Fiver for a Farmer” fundraiser.  We were able to raise $8300 for our struggling farmers and, as we continue to do our bit to ease the pain that our Australian Farmers are currently experiencing, they remain always in our thoughts and prayers. 

Fiver for Farmer

A Culture of Resilience – Year 3 Sleep Over

Today the Year 3 students will be setting up camp in the IGC for the annual Year 3 Sleepover.  We always look forward to this exciting time of the year when the Year 3 students spend a night away from home in the company of their friends and teachers.  Students gain significant independence from this activity and come away with a real sense of achievement.  It is a wonderful preparation for the camps in years ahead when students go away for a number of days and nights.  Have a great time, Year 3 and don’t forget that it is a SLEEP over!!!

Congratulations T20 Cricket

On Thursday, this week three teams of young cricketers left the College to compete in the annual T20 Cricket Competition.  All students did their College proud by playing with great skill and camaraderie.  Special congratulations to the Year 6 Team for winning the Grand Final for 2018.  They played the final against TSS and won convincingly!  Well done, everyone!

Dads’ Day

A reminder to all Dads that our very special “Dads’ Day” is on Friday 7 September.  We begin with a BBQ Breakfast in the Primary Undercover area at 8.30am and then we move to the classrooms for some fun and learning after that.  We all look forward to hosting our Dads on this day! 

Flourishing Award

Flourish

 FLOURISHING MINDS
Are actively engaged in learning.
-  Have a sense of accomplishment, setting, working toward and achieving goals.
-  Use a growth mindset to overcome challenges and build resilience.

FLOURISHING HEARTS
Enjoy positive relationships.
-  Savour and build upon positive emotions.
-  Demonstrate gratitude for their God-given gifts and talents and respond in loving service.

FLOURISHING SOULS
Find meaning in God, and purpose in giving and receiving God's love through service.

FLOURISHING STRENGTHS
Honouring our bodies with healthy choices, exercise, good sleep and recreation.

Congratulations to this week's recipients of the Flourishing Award for displaying the following attributes:

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 01:17

From the Head of Primary - Week 6, Term 3 2018

 

Grandparents’ Day

The 2018 Grandparents’ Day was full of celebration, colour and clever book character costumes, all set under a glorious August sky.  Our grandparents entered into the spirit of the day through their support and encouragement of their grandchildren, and it was fantastic to see the coming together of two generations in a celebration of family and learning. The Archbishop's message for us this year was to find ways of bringing generations together. College grandparents added great wisdom to the Book Week theme, “Find Your Treasure”, as they enjoyed time at the book character parade, in classrooms and at the book fair.  

 

Grandparents are a perpetual reminder of the opportunities and optimism that education provides. But undoubtedly a grandparent’s influence goes even deeper than this.  The imagery of the old school days produces a captivating nostalgia, and it was delightful for us all to hear the many inspiring and, in some cases, amusing stories of the old school days recounted fondly by many of our special guests.  It would seem that the coming together of the generations on Grandparents Day ignites a passion of togetherness.  Without doubt, Grandparents’ Day is one of our most enjoyable days of the year.  Thank you to all of our grandparents and special friends.

 

Book Week – Find Your Treasure

The Book Week activities this week have been very popular with all concerned.  The highlight of the week was the special Book Character Parade held today on Grandparents’ Day.  There was such an amazing variety, colour and creativity in the costuming on the day.  Our students, teachers, parents and grandparents all looked fantastic!  I thank Mrs Wellham, Mr Davis, Mrs Spinks and Mrs Wood for their excellent organisation of the week.    Congratulations to the following classes for the best decorated book week doors:

Years 3–6: 4P
Prep–Year 2:1J

 

Coomera Anglican College Public Speaking Competition Winners

I am pleased to be able to announce the winners of our 2018 Coomera Anglican College Public Speaking Competition. 

The winners are:

Year FourAva Barrett
Year FiveCooper Moore
Year SixJessica Brown

Congratulations to each of these students!

 

Dads' Day Gift Stall – Thursday 23 August

PAFA will be holding a Dads' Day Stall on Thursday 23 August in the Primary Campus.  Some beautiful $7.00 gifts are being prepared for your child to select. Your child might also like to purchase a gift for Grandpa.  

Please note the following important changes to the Fathers’ Day Gift Stall:

  • All gifts are $7.00 each
  • No pre-ordering required; gifts may be purchased on the day with cash payment only
  • Correct money is required, please place in a small ziplock sandwich bag with your order form
  • Please do not send in any cash until the day of the Stall on Thursday 23 August
     

Dads' Day Celebration – Friday 7 September

The Dads’ Day celebration this year is on the morning of Friday 7 September.  Invitations and details of the morning will be sent out in the Primary weekly updates and will be available on Passmarc.

 

Congratulations to this week's recipients of the Flourishing Award for displaying the following attributes:

Flourish

 FLOURISHING MINDS
Are actively engaged in learning.
-  Have a sense of accomplishment, setting, working toward and achieving goals.
-  Use a growth mindset to overcome challenges and build resilience.

FLOURISHING HEARTS
Enjoy positive relationships.
-  Savour and build upon positive emotions.
-  Demonstrate gratitude for their God-given gifts and talents and respond in loving service.

FLOURISHING SOULS
Find meaning in God, and purpose in giving and receiving God's love through service.

FLOURISHING STRENGTHS
Honouring our bodies with healthy choices, exercise, good sleep and recreation.

 

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Wednesday, 08 August 2018 21:03

From the Head of Primary - Week 5, Term 3 2018

 

Flourishing Minds – having a sense of accomplishment!

Week 5 has been yet another week of spectacular accomplishments for our students. We commenced the week with a Principal’s assembly where it is fair to say we were all blown away by the brilliance of our public speaking finalists. They entertained, inspired, educated and amused the audience and left judges with the near impossible task of deciding a winner. Congratulations to all involved. The winners will be announced next week.

 

Flourishing Hearts - Loving life together with Gratitude
#cacgratitude #lovinglifetogether

Gratitude is an emotional response to a gift - whether tangible or intangible. Just pausing and appreciating things that we often take for granted - a loving home, family and friends, loyal and adoring pets, nutritious food for bodies, our College, its staff, and its community - is an enormously powerful act.  As well as being an action, gratitude is also a positive emotion. It's taking a moment to stop, breathe and simply reflect when something wonderful happens, big or small.
In recent times, the positive impact gratitude can have toward improving overall wellbeing has been widely researched. Findings include, identifying the importance of relatedness when moving gratitude from an emotion to an action. In other words, to be truly grateful and express it outwardly requires a commitment to prioritising the relationships in our lives, or to ‘love life together’. Starting this Sunday, 12 August, our entire College community is invited to shine a light on our collective giftedness and take a moment to be grateful during our ‘30 Days of Gratitude’. Throughout the 30 days, students will complete various activities culminating with Gratitude day, on Tuesday 11 September.
We ask that you stop for a moment, and share a photo and short statement with us, of one thing that you and your family are most grateful for.
Email your gratitude moments to cacgratitude@cac.qld.edu.au or simply tag us in a photo using #cacgratitude
Over the next 30 days, the College will share on our Facebook, Instagram and even our College Days Road sign your gratitude posts!

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Flourishing Souls – Using our gifts to serve

As I look out across our beautifully green ovals it’s hard to imagine the hardship being experienced by our farmers and just how dire the situation has become. I am visited daily by students eager to help – one student even suggesting we fill up all the used plastic drink bottles we could find with water and send them West. They argued this solution would help to reuse some of our waste and provide much needed water! This kind of selfless mindset is one we foster here at the College by building a sense of service in our students. Our SRC are currently exploring ways to support our farmers. Stay tuned for more information.

 

Flourishing Strengths – Our Athletes Shine
The Primary Athletics Team took to the track on Thursday at the Junior Schools’ APS Athletics Carnival. Competition at this carnival is exceedingly strong with APS carnivals widely regarded as one of the strongest school sports carnivals in Australia. To be competitive takes passion, perseverance and belief, all of which our athletes demonstrated in abundance to finish 3rd Overall and 3rd in the Percentage trophy!
I thank Mrs Stephen and her team of coaches for their work with our Athletics team.  Their organisation and attention to detail has been significant.  We continue to go from strength to strength!!!  
NOTE: Full details of the individual and team successes will be published soon!

Week 5 GK

 

Primary Book Week

During Book Week later this month, the ABC Kids For Parents Facebook channel will be sharing a post a day featuring an ABC Kids book which will end on the final day of Book Week with a competition to win a set of the featured books. The Hole, written by our wonderful ‘author-in-residence’, Kerry Brown, is one of the books chosen for this week. Join in the competition, enjoy some great books and maybe win a prize!
Another competition beginning run for Book Week is from the Gold Coast Libraries. Details of these competitions are at branches of your local library. Please note Coomera Anglican College Primary Book Week is held a week before the official Australia wide Book Week.

 

Congratulations to this week's recipients of the Flourishing Award for displaying the following attributes:

Flourish

 FLOURISHING MINDS
Are actively engaged in learning.
-  Have a sense of accomplishment, setting, working toward and achieving goals.
-  Use a growth mindset to overcome challenges and build resilience.

FLOURISHING HEARTS
Enjoy positive relationships.
-  Savour and build upon positive emotions.
-  Demonstrate gratitude for their God-given gifts and talents and respond in loving service.

FLOURISHING SOULS
Find meaning in God, and purpose in giving and receiving God's love through service.

FLOURISHING STRENGTHS
Honouring our bodies with healthy choices, exercise, good sleep and recreation.

 

Class Name
PH Jack Flower
PK Mia Freestone
PM Jade Leatham
PW Jack Rowland
1B Cooper Crump
1F Miley Franklin
1J Kobe Loxton
1R Aiden Simpson
2B Nicha Ramsland
2H Jakoby Sheehy
2J Goodluck Barak
2P Xavier Karger
3B Isabella Stevenson
3C Key Liu
3F Kaleb Ferisa
3P Terrie Shin
4B Jorja Pemberton
4F Kaleb Ling
4P Jesse Brown
4S Archie Brown
5D Ethan Moore
5E Luca Hardy-Trickey
5H Jett Ryan
5P Joseph Lowdon
6C Lucy Robertson
6D Mikayla Callow
6N Aysia Whinwray
6R Henry Sprott
Wednesday, 01 August 2018 01:16

From the Head of Primary - Week 4, Term 3 2018

 

A Message from our Primary Captain – Emanuel FerisaFerisa Emanuel

When you feed, you flourish!  Nurture the things that you want to grow.  At Coomera Anglican College, we enjoy many opportunities to “Love Life Together”.  We work hard, and we learn and flourish as we grow together.

 

It is important that we continue to make the most of our College days – time passes so quickly!  Keep doing your best, meet your challenges head on and remember that growth becomes more meaningful when we face our challenges with conviction.  Never give up!

 

Farewell and Best Wishes, Ms Kayla Kuhnemann

Ms Kayla Kuhnemann leaves our College at the end of next week, to begin a new chapter in her life.
Ms Kuhnemann has contributed to our community with energy, kindness and good humour.   During her time at Coomera Anglican College, she has shown great compassion for the students she has taught, and she has not only nurtured the individuality in the students under her care, but she has encouraged their curiosity and uniqueness as well.  Throughout almost 5 years of service, Ms Kuhnemann has taught both Year 3 and Prep, and she has done so with enduring enthusiasm and deep respect and admiration for all of her students.  Ms Kuhnemann’s contribution to Coomera Anglican College has been significant, she will be missed by us all.  Best wishes, Kayla! 

 

Public Speaking Competition

This week, we had the privilege of observing the finals of the Prep – Year 3 Ruth Parlett Public Speaking Competition.  Each student spoke with articulation, poise and confidence.  Again, I am prompted to say how proud I am of the efforts of our young children.  Being a public speaker takes great courage and significant practice.  We were all amazed by the level of confidence, vocabulary and presentation that the students displayed.  

The finals of the Years 4 – 6 Public Speaking will be at that Principal’s Assembly on Monday 6 August at 8.45am in the IGC.  Come along and see our finalists perform!

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Ready to Welcome our Grandparents

The students of the Early Learning Centre and the Primary Campus are ready to welcome Grandparents to the College on Friday 17 August.  Grandparents’ Day is always one of our most enjoyable days at the College and we all look forward to again hosting our College grandparents for the annual Book Week and Book Character Parade.  
Please note that if your child does not have a grandparent who can attend, the invitation is also extended to a special friend to be an honorary grandparent for the day.

 

Before College

Please remember that students who are not involved in co-curricular activity and arrive at the College before 8.00am must go to OSHC.  If students arrive between 8.00am and 8.15am, they should go to the undercover area (Prep-Year 5) or Year 5/6 Block (Year 6) where they can wait, with supervision from College staff.   Students should not be waiting outside classrooms during this time.  At 8.15am students then move to their classrooms.  

 

Some Reminders

Punctuality - Students are asked to ensure that they are at school on time each day.  
Uniform and Grooming  – Please help by encouraging your child(ren) to keep shoes polished and uniform and grooming within the guidelines of the College expectations.

 

Congratulations to this week's recipients of the Flourishing Award for displaying the following attributes:

Flourish

 FLOURISHING MINDS
Are actively engaged in learning.
-  Have a sense of accomplishment, setting, working toward and achieving goals.
-  Use a growth mindset to overcome challenges and build resilience.

FLOURISHING HEARTS
Enjoy positive relationships.
-  Savour and build upon positive emotions.
-  Demonstrate gratitude for their God-given gifts and talents and respond in loving service.

FLOURISHING SOULS
Find meaning in God, and purpose in giving and receiving God's love through service.

FLOURISHING STRENGTHS
Honouring our bodies with healthy choices, exercise, good sleep and recreation.

 

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Blessed and Open for Business!

The Opening of the Pod is complete.  This morning, Archbishop Dr Philip Aspinall blessed the Pod, the new staffroom and the Primary Administration.  Together, these new areas equip us to respond to the ever-changing educational and social needs of our students and their teachers.  Our new facilities represent our commitment to growth and development. Our constant search for best practice is the driving force behind our quest to reimagine education and independent learning.  There is no doubt that the heart of our Primary Campus is beating with renewed verve, which encaptures the culture of progressive learning.

Pod Blessing

 

Overparenting – Too much of a good thing?
By Head of Teaching and Learning P to 6,  Miss Lisa Shaw

Last Monday evening, the Semester Two Parent Information Evening adopted a slightly new format with the addition of Dr Judith Locke to the programme. Dr Locke is a high-accomplished expert in her field, currently practising as a clinical psychologist, working as a QUT lecturer and is the author of the best-selling book, The Bonsai Child. Dr Locke used humour, wit and charm to captivate her audience when presenting a workshop to Primary parents on the topic of raising confident and capable children, with a particular focus on anxiety.  
Dr Locke provided an engaging and honest account of the challenges of modern parenting and offered practical strategies to assist parents in raising resilient children. She coined the term overparenting, which can be described as an extreme responsiveness to children’s perceived needs that is not age appropriate. Dr Locke shared research documenting how overparenting results in poor life skills, reduced resilience, anxiety, perfectionism and a sense of entitlement. She cited research highlighting that self-esteem has little to do with success and even that there is no connection between feelings of high self-esteem, academic achievement and relationships.
Whilst wanting to guide children towards success, Dr Locke explains that making things too easy for them will negatively impact levels of resilience, self-regulation, resourcefulness and respect for authority. These elements, Dr Locke contends, are vital for long-term success and should be a higher priority than trying to manage a child’s self-esteem.

 

Other key messages included:

  • High emphasis on emotions leads to a low emphasis on actions
  • High levels of help suggest to a child that they lack the skills to face challenges independently
  • Praise becomes pressure over time
  • The more praise a child hears, the less they value it
  • Many children are erroneously convinced that anything but happiness is abnormal

 

The long-term impact for children can extend beyond the College and into the workplace where overparented young people:

  • Maintain a sense of entitlement
  • Expect copious amounts of praise and reassurance
  • Require instant gratification
  • Are not equipped to receive constructive criticism

 

The messages delivered by Dr Locke were insightful and supported by decades of research. Due to the overwhelmingly positive response from the teacher and parent community, we hope to arrange a follow-up evening with Dr Locke in the near future.

 

The Primary Discos

Time to dust off the bling and polish the dancing shoes because the Primary Discos are just two weeks away! As the excitement in the staff room reaches fever pitch the students are also excitedly planning their evening at the Disco. The three Year level Discos, Prep to Year 1, Year 2 to Year 3, and Year 4 to Year 6 are on Friday 10 August.  The cost of the disco is $5.00 which is to be paid by Wednesday 8 August 2018. Bookings are now open for permission and payments.

It's a simple 3 step process to book your child's place!

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  3. Tours and Excursions
  4. Be sure to read and accept the terms and conditions contained in this letter and then further approve the event. Please ensure you click on the save box at the bottom of the page.

 

Camp Date Reminders

 

 Year Level Camp  Venue Date
  Year 3 Sleepover   Ivan Gibbs Centre  Friday 24 August
Year 4 Lake Ainsworth Monday 27 August to Wednesday 29 August
Year 5 Tyalgum Ridge Monday 27 August to Thursday 30 August
Year 6 Noosa North Shore  Monday 10 September to Thursday 13 September

 

 

Congratulations to this week's recipients of the Flourishing Award for displaying the following attributes:

Flourish

 FLOURISHING MINDS
Are actively engaged in learning.
-  Have a sense of accomplishment, setting, working toward and achieving goals.
-  Use a growth mindset to overcome challenges and build resilience.

FLOURISHING HEARTS
Enjoy positive relationships.
-  Savour and build upon positive emotions.
-  Demonstrate gratitude for their God-given gifts and talents and respond in loving service.

FLOURISHING SOULS
Find meaning in God, and purpose in giving and receiving God's love through service.

FLOURISHING STRENGTHS
Honouring our bodies with healthy choices, exercise, good sleep and recreation.

 

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Parent Information AfternoonDr Judith Locke

I remind parents that on Monday 23 July at 4.45pm in the Ivan Gibbs Cente, Dr Judith Locke will be presenting a session on how to raise confident and resilient children.  Dr Locke is a clinical psychologist and a former teacher who specialises in parenting and child wellbeing. She is the director of a private practice and provides psychological counselling to children, adolescents, parents and families.

Dr Locke uses the latest research together with her own clinical experience to offer positive and effective strategies parents can use to help children become more confident and capable as they grow and develop.  

This offer is free for all Primary parents, and I encourage everyone to come along to this very unique opportunity.  We look forward to seeing all our parents at this session.

Please RSVP via Try booking: Dr Locke Presentation -RSVP

Please note: The Dr Locke presentation at the parent information aftrernoon, is in place of our usual presentation. The informtion usually covered at this event - Semester Two activities, Year level camps/excursions, special events, and academic topics, is available via PASSMARC as well as our weekly emails. 

 

Independent Schools’ Debating

The Primary debating students from Years 5 and 6 competed in the final round of the Gold Coast Independent School Debating Competition which was hosted at Coomera Anglican College on Wednesday 18 July, 2018.  

Our students debated confidently in their final debates to take out an equal 4th place in the 2018 Ruth Parlett Memorial Debating Competition. The Ruth Parlett Memorial Interschool Debating Competition is named in honour of the late Mrs Ruth Parlett, former Year 7 Teacher and Coordinator of Students. Mrs Parlett passed away June 17 2002.  The Debating competition is one of the memorials to her life.

The members of Debating have worked hard again this year to achieve well, and I thank them for their commitment and dedication.  I thank also Mrs Barbara Wellham (Coordinator), Miss Lisa Shaw and Mrs Taryn Jorgensen.  Congratulations and well done, everyone!

 

Helping our Children Survive in a World of Modern Technology

Research shows that family holds the key to keeping children protected on-line.  As we move into Term Three it is timely to remind ourselves of the importance of monitoring our children’s digital experiences.  I would ask parents to remain vigilant in their supervision of their children’s use of technology.  The consequences from inappropriate use of social media can often be felt at school where friendships can break down and students can feel isolated and upset.  Regular conversations with your child about the appropriate use of technology can avert any possible concerns or issues.  Please ensure that you have a transparent approach to your child’s social media and their use of technology in general.  Remember that most social networks such as Facebook have a stipulation that students must be 13 years of age before they can use the site.  
Let’s all band together to ensure that our children are guided through the use of technology and social media.

 

Camp Date Reminders

 

 Year Level Camp  Venue Date
  Year 3 Sleepover   Ivan Gibbs Centre  Friday 24 August
Year 4 Lake Ainsworth Monday 27 August to Wednesday 29 August
Year 5 Tyalgum Ridge Monday 27 August to Thursday 30 August
Year 6 Noosa North Shore  Monday 10 September to Thursday 13 September

 

Student Free Day - Year 7 and Preparatory, 2019, Orientation Day - DATE CHANGE

 

Please be advised that the Term 4 Student Free Day is now Monday 22 October.
2019 Preparatory and 2019 Year 7 Orientation will be on this day - Monday 22 October. Further details will be forwarded later in the term.
This was previously advised as Monday 15 October; please amend your diary accordingly.

 

School Banking – Get Involved!


kids20money20boy20coinsThe School Banking programme is operated by the Commonwealth Bank and facilitated by the College PAFA school banking team. It provides a fun, interactive and engaging way for young children to learn about money and develop good saving habits. To get your child involved either open a Youthsaver account online, in a branch or they can use their existing one. Upon joining your children will receive a deposit book and Platybank money box. Every Friday is banking day, and students simply bring their deposit book to school and hand it to their class teacher ready for banking.  

As part of the Super Savers theme, rewards are offered to students, keeping them motivated and to demonstrate the value of saving. Various prizes are released throughout the year. A small commision also goes directly to the College PAFA fundraising for their role in facilitation.

We encourage all students to get involved and develop good financial habits. The link below gives you all the information you need.
https://www.commbank.com.au/personal/kids/school-banking.html

 

Congratulations to this week's recipients of the Flourishing Award for displaying the following attributes:

Flourish

 FLOURISHING MINDS
Are actively engaged in learning.
-  Have a sense of accomplishment, setting, working toward and achieving goals.
-  Use a growth mindset to overcome challenges and build resilience.

FLOURISHING HEARTS
Enjoy positive relationships.
-  Savour and build upon positive emotions.
-  Demonstrate gratitude for their God-given gifts and talents and respond in loving service.

FLOURISHING SOULS
Find meaning in God, and purpose in giving and receiving God's love through service.

FLOURISHING STRENGTHS
Honouring our bodies with healthy choices, exercise, good sleep and recreation.

 

Class Name
PH Xavier Moore
PK Kiara West
PM Mylah Bradford
PW Nina Fitch
1B Katie Bennett
1F Savannah Fava
1J Ella Fernandez
1R Sophie Thomas
2B Ria Marsden
2H Annabella Calder
2J Ava Winkworth
2P Alexsey Burov
3B Darcey Smythe
3C Alexis Kenny
3F Shyla Fuller
3P Isabel Crump
4B Nate Sullivan-Francis
4F Riley Meecham
4P Nash Rigby
4S Riley McIlroy
5D Kai Evans
5E Mitchell White
5H Willow Fynney
5P Lucy Coombs
6C Caleb Watson
6D Madeline Delaney
6N Allegra Brant
6R Evie Bloomfield

Reuniting of the Coomera Anglican College True Spirit – Friendship! GK

Our first semester is complete and in many ways it has revealed much about the precious sense of belonging we all seek in any community.  The shared humanity and the pulse of our College has been and will always be a source of energy and power even through challenging and changing times.  Three weeks away has allowed us all to take a deep breath and reflect on the successes, the epiphanies, the moments of illumination as well as the challenges.  Time away, firstly helps us to eliminate the darker spots so that the past can blur happily with the present and secondly, enriches a deeper spirit of connection and confirms the strength of our relationships.  

We are all privileged to be a part of an environment that is creative, inventive, encouraging and inquiring and again, we have the opportunity to reconnect with friends and colleagues.  We are a community with a common bond and we all support an education focused on the human spirit where common values are infused with energy and purpose, always ensuring that our children are given every opportunity to grow, develop and learn.     Our first week has been a delightful reuniting of the Coomera Anglican College true spirit – friendship!

Welcome back, everyone!

 

 

Parent Information – Semester Two

Coomera Anglican College encourages an environment that allows parents to feel included, valued, fully informed and knowledgeable about the progress of their children.  As such, we have the Semester Two Parent Information Evening scheduled for Monday 23 July.  This year, the Parent Information Evening will take an exciting new format.  

We are very fortunate to have been able to secure a booking with the highly acclaimed and well-renown author, Dr Judith Locke (PhD, MPsychol (Clin), BA (Hons), M Fine Arts, B Educ, MAPS) who will be presenting a session on how to raise confident and resilient children. We welcome and encourage the attendance of all Primary parents at this special event.

Dr Locke is a clinical psychologist and a former teacher who specialises in parenting and child wellbeing. She is the director of a private practice and provides psychological counselling to children, adolescents, parents and families. She is also a trainer, who provides dynamic psychological training sessions in parenting, resilience, staff wellbeing and related fields to parents and staff in schools, childcare centres and government and community organisations. Judith is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Queensland University of Technology where she researches modern parenting, child and parent wellbeing and how children and parents interact with academic environments.

Dr Locke uses the latest research and her clinical experience to show positive and effective strategies parents can use to help their shy or sensitive child/children become more confident and capable at College and beyond.  

This offer is free for all Primary parents and I encourage everyone to come along to this very special event.  We look forward to see all parents at this session on Monday 23 July - 4.45pm in the Ivan Gibbs Centre.

Please note:    Information will also be available online via PASSMARC to provide parents with details of Semester Two activities, year level camps/excursions and special days, as well as an overview of the academic topics to be covered in Semester Two.

 

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This week is Diabetes Awareness Week and I take this opportunity to celebrate those members of our community who care for, support and/or manage their own diabetes in their own personal lives.  

Diabetes is the epidemic of the 21st century and the biggest challenge confronting Australia’s health system. Around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes. This includes all types of diagnosed diabetes (1.2 million known and registered) as well as silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (up to 500,000 estimated).
Understanding diabetes and its seriousness is important.
If you are living with diabetes, you need to learn how to manage your diabetes.
If you have a family member or friend with diabetes, you can learn how to support them.
If you are a teacher or employer, you have a duty of care to provide a safe environment.

Facts about Diabetes

  • 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. That’s one person every five minutes

  • It is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia

  • More than 100,000 Australians have developed diabetes in the past year

  • For every person diagnosed with diabetes there is usually a family member or carer who also ‘lives with diabetes’ every day in a support role. This means that an estimated 2.4 million Australians are affected by diabetes every day

  • In 2013, diabetes caused 5.1 million deaths globally.

Please click the logo above if you would like to learn more about Diabetes Australia.

 

Grandparents’ Day - 2018

Invitations for Grandparents’ Day, 2018 will be sent home early in Term 3.  Grandparents’ Day will be celebrated in the Early Learning Centre and Primary campus on Friday 17 August.  The morning promises to be very enjoyable for both young and old   If your child does not have a grandparent who can attend, the invitation is also extended to a special friend to be an honorary grandparent for the day.

The staff and students of the College are looking forward to sharing a wonderful morning with the Coomera Anglican College grandparents.

 

Exploring beyond the boundaries of Loving Life Together

As the second term comes to an end, we can all take pride in our students’ ability to work and connect with each other, their teachers and the community in general.  This term, Loving Life Together has allowed our students to create within themselves, a resilience that enables them to confidently explore and create new and exciting futures. This is without doubt the fundamental drive in the attainment of success and achievement, and during this first semester, the students of the Primary Campus have operated with composure, self-assurance and aptitude.  There is no doubt, our theme continues to inspire us all!

I wish all families a well-earned break from the routine of the College day over the next three weeks and I hope encourage everyone returns in Term 3, ready to continue exploring our theme of “Loving Life Together”.

 

Athletics Carnival

Congratulations to all our wonderful athletes from Year 3 – Year 6 who ran, jumped and threw with enthusiasm and great heart yesterday.  Every student did their best and relished the opportunity to be a part of their particular House group.  Lane House won the carnival and Morris House took out the highly coveted Duck Trophy for their amazing cheering!  Congratulations to Mrs McLauchlan and the HPE staff who organised an excellent event!  

 

College Camp Programme – Begin the preparation now!

Information about the Years 3 – 5 camps will be sent home early in Term 3.  The Year 6 camp will be held in Term 4.  There will be an opportunity to talk with your children’s class teachers about the camps at the Semester Two Parent Information Afternoon, which is being held in Week 3 of Term 3.  The venues and dates of our Years 3 – 6 College Camps are listed below.

 

  • Year 3 - Sleepover – (Coomera Anglican College) Friday 24 August 2018
  • Year 4 – (Lake Ainsworth) Monday 27 – Wednesday 29 August 2018
  • Year 5 – (Tyalgum Ridge) Monday 27 – Thursday 30 August 2018
  • Year 6 – (Noosa North Shore) Monday 10 September – Thursday 13 September 2018

 

Staff Changes for Term 3

Mrs Isla Fuller and Mrs Carley Penberthy are taking Maternity Leave and I wish them both well as they prepare for the birth of their children.
Mrs Kirsty Jackson (Year 2J Teacher) will take Long Service Leave during Term 3 and 4.  We wish her well as she takes her leave.
Mrs Caroline Pollard will be leaving the Primary Campus administration to take up the role as Teacher Assistant within our Music Department.  I thank Mrs Pollard for her work in the Primary Campus.

 

Beginning of Term 3

Parents are reminded that the start of Term 3 is on Tuesday 10 July.

          

Congratulations to this week's recipients of the Flourishing Award for displaying the following attributes:

Flourish

 FLOURISHING MINDS
Are actively engaged in learning.
-  Have a sense of accomplishment, setting, working toward and achieving goals.
-  Use a growth mindset to overcome challenges and build resilience.

FLOURISHING HEARTS
Enjoy positive relationships.
-  Savour and build upon positive emotions.
-  Demonstrate gratitude for their God-given gifts and talents and respond in loving service.

FLOURISHING SOULS
Find meaning in God, and purpose in giving and receiving God's love through service.

FLOURISHING STRENGTHS
Honouring our bodies with healthy choices, exercise, good sleep and recreation.

  

Flourishing Wk 9
 

 

 

 

Instrumental Musical Concerts

The Term 2 Instrumental Mini Music Concerts attracted a wonderful response from our College community.  Over the course of the past two weeks, our instrumental students have had an opportunity to perform in front of appreciative and supportive audiences, and this year’s series of concerts once again highlighted the amazing composure, self-assurance and aptitude that our students possess. Anyone who has had the privilege of attending these concerts, would agree that our musical future is in excellent hands.
I thank all of the students who performed as well as the many instrumental tutors who have coordinated these concerts. 
Well done, everyone!

 

Start Smart Programme – Financial Literacy

This week, the students from Years 1 – 6 all took part in the Financial Literacy Programme presented by staff from the Commonwealth Bank.  Research suggests it is never too early to learn money management skills and it is never too late to start learning.  Start Smart teaches students about financial literacy, empowering them to make wise financial decisions for themselves.  The programme consists of workshops and lessons that allow students to gain skills in financial decision making. The workshops are engaging as well as educational and they feature characters such as Captain Super Cents and Coach Cash, both of whom represent all the temptations to spend money needlessly.

The Primary Start Smart Financial Literacy Programme includes topics such as:

  • The History of Money
  • Electronic Money/Transactions
  • Needs & Wants
  • Goods & Services
  • Comparative Shopping
  • Personal Budgets
  • Saving & Compound Interest

 

DNK Cup

Congratulations to our Rugby, Futsal and Netball payers who competed in the DNK Cup on Thursday of this week. The DNK Cup is an interschool sporting competition involving many of the Independent schools across Gold Coast and Brisbane. All teams played beyond themselves achieving some wonderful results with two 1st places, two 2nd places and a 3rd place.  Congratulations to all students and coaches!

Netball:
-    Year 4 Netball 2th
-    Year 5 Netball 4th
-    Year 6 Netball 1st
Rugby:
-    Year 4 Rugby 4th
-    Year 6 Rugby 4th
Futsal
-    Year 4 Girls 4th
-    Year 4 Boys 1st
-    Year 5 Girls 3rd
-    Year 5 Boys 4th
-    Year 6 Girls 2nd
-    Year 6 Boys 4th

Well done, students and coaches!

DK Cup

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Gold Coast North Chess Championships

Our Coomera Anglican College teams competed in the Gold Coast North Chess Championships last Wednesday displaying great skill and purpose. Our teams were awarded many ribbons and medals:

Division B:
3rd place team medals – Owen Boorer, Zachary Karger, Nicholas Schneider,  Zeke Taylor
Individual Merit ribbons - Owen Boorer, Zachary Karger

Division C:
Individual Merit ribbon – Petra Dennett

Division D:
Individual Merit ribbons – Deklan Ford, Robert Skurr

Division E:
1st  place team medals – Liam Troy, Jungbyn Yang, Kaelan Ward, Hugh Greener
2nd place Individual medal – Kaelan Ward
Individual Merit ribbons – Liam Troy, Jungbyn Yang,  Hugh Greener

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Congratulations to this week's recipients of the Flourishing Award for displaying the following attributes:

Flourish

 FLOURISHING MINDS
Are actively engaged in learning.
-  Have a sense of accomplishment, setting, working toward and achieving goals.
-  Use a growth mindset to overcome challenges and build resilience.

FLOURISHING HEARTS
Enjoy positive relationships.
-  Savour and build upon positive emotions.
-  Demonstrate gratitude for their God-given gifts and talents and respond in loving service.

FLOURISHING SOULS
Find meaning in God, and purpose in giving and receiving God's love through service.

FLOURISHING STRENGTHS
Honouring our bodies with healthy choices, exercise, good sleep and recreation.

  

Flourishing Awards Wk 8
 

 

 

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