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:

 

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