From the Head of Primary - Week 7, Term 3 2018

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 ( 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


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.

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

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

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: