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.
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!
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.
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
- 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: