Managing the Trickier Parts of Life
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!!
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.
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
- 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: