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    • Written on Thursday, 15 February 2018 01:38
      Gold Coast Oral Health Services are offering free dental check-ups and treatment to all eligible children (see below for eligibility requirements). This service will be provided on-site by Mobile Dental Clinic 120A. The van is currently located at Upper Coomera State College (until April 23rd) in the staff car park near gate 4. Hours of operation for this clinic are Monday – Friday 8.00am – 4.30 pm   PLEASE NOTE HOWEVER THAT THE VAN WILL NOT ACTUALLY BE AT COOMERA ANGLICAN COLLEGE THIS IS AN ERROR ON THEIR FLYER. To arrange an appointment for your child telephone: The Oral Health…
    • Written on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 21:50
        Dear Parents, Staff and Students   We have had a very hot week this late in summer, which has been a little unusual. We are fortunate to have all classrooms and work spaces air conditioned these days, unlike the early days of the College. Although some areas may struggle when it is very hot for long periods, we have cool classrooms available that staff and students can access. We commenced this cooling process by air conditioning new buildings as they were constructed and then over time have completed air conditioning all classrooms. For a few years, PAFA contributed some…
    • Written on Thursday, 08 February 2018 23:36
      If your child loves to write, please encourage him or her to enter the highly-regarded IEU Literary Competition.  Students from Years 7-12 can enter by composing an original poem, a short story or non-fiction prose to win cash prizes of up to $300.  Students can collect an Entry Form from Student Services in Secondary.  Entries are to be submitted in hard copy to Ms Hallewell by Friday 13 July 2018 for forwarding to the competition organisers.  Visit www.qieu.asn.au for more information. Cathy Hallewell - Head of English
    • Written on Wednesday, 07 February 2018 02:09
        Dear Parents, Staff and Students   The beautiful rain last weekend has done wonders for our ovals. The grass is looking green again and far more attractive than in the previous month. The rain has also brought cooler temperatures and that has been welcomed by us all.   This morning I saw a Headline “Will Robots Replace Teachers?” That is a very interesting and plausible question to ask as we head towards the end of the second decade of the twenty-first century. Students who have commenced using The Pod during the last week have seen the wonders of technology…
    • Written on Tuesday, 06 February 2018 00:43
        Tuesday 6 February 2018 is Safer Internet Day, a day that is extremely important to our College as well as our College community. Safer Internet Day is run by the INSAFE network and is recognised every year around the world. As an eSMART College, our students and staff promote the positive use of being online as well as supporting each other to develop skills to stay safe.   In Australia, Safer Internet Day is coordinated by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner  The 2018 theme is: 'Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you'   Students…
    • Written on Monday, 05 February 2018 23:50
      Congratulations to these students who have been selected in the following teams:   Jasmine Warpenius – Hinterland Open Girls Softball Team Kane Hurley – South Coast U/19 Cricket Team Caitlin Brown – South Coast Schools Aquathon Team Edward Williams - South Coast Schools Triathlon Team Lani Stasiakowski - South Coast Schools Aquathon Team Jordan Rieck - South Coast Schools Triathlon Team Daniel Prinsloo - South Coast Schools Aquathon Team Jaime Evans – Hinterland U/12 Boys Hockey Team Daniel Evans – Hinterland U/12 Boys Hockey Team
    • Written on Monday, 05 February 2018 22:12
      2018 House Swimming Carnivals The Year 4 to 6, Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary House Swimming carnivals held last week were very successful events. The House spirit and participation rates were fantastic and the competition for age champions keenly contested. Once again, the final results were extremley close. There were 15 new records set in all Carnivals which is a positive sign for the upcoming APS Swimming Carnivals. Congratulations to all competitors and to the parents who offered to help as officials on each of the days. Specific results from each carnival were:     Primary Junior Secondary Senior Secondary…
    • Written on Friday, 02 February 2018 01:24
      CAC Connections is a newly-formed parent initiative, comprising business owners within our College community, who are seeking to support Coomera Anglican College by offering: Career mentoring and advice for students Work experience or traineeship opportunities for students Support for the College corporate events programme Networking opportunities with other business owners within the CAC community   This offers a great opportunity to CAC students (and possibly your own children) to get a feel for a profession that they may be interested in.  In addition, it just may introduce you, as an employer, to a future employee with the high standards that…
    • Written on Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:39
        Dear Parents, Staff and Students   As I was reading a book called Reflecting God’s Presence this week, I came across this reflection written by Br Bill Firman, a De La Salle Christian Brother from Melbourne. I thought it provided a great message for parents at the start of a new year, so I have copied his text below (with some minor changes to our context). I could not have written this any better.   “We cannot transmit our own experience to our children: experience is something they must gain for themselves. Most of us, however, identify with the…
    • Written on Wednesday, 24 January 2018 22:40
        Dear Parents, Staff and Students   Welcome back for the 2018 Academic year. It was lovely to welcome all new students and families to the College on Monday morning. The eagerness and excitement that permeated the Ivan Gibbs Centre with the new families was great to see. That same atmosphere intensified when all students returned to commence the term on Tuesday. It says something about our College that all students are so keen to return for the new year.   On Wednesday morning, we conducted our Student Leaders Induction Ceremony in the presence of families and students from Years…
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    • Written on Wednesday, 14 February 2018 21:50
        Friends We Can Count On To be able to Love Life Together in our modern world, trust and support within a community is vital.  2018 has enabled us to make new friends and we all appear to be feeling good about the start of the new College year.  It…
    • Written on Wednesday, 07 February 2018 02:09
        Loving Life Together – Parent Information Evenings Our Parent Information sessions this week, have given us an opportunity to share information about the events and activities planned for semester 1, 2018.    The community is one of close connections, common bonds and “Loving Life together”.  Our College has a strong…
    • Written on Tuesday, 30 January 2018 22:39
        In the Spirit of Loving Life Together It would appear to me that social and emotional support of each other is something that we do well at Coomera Anglican College.  Parents, teachers and students have all delighted in the opportunity to reconnect with friends and colleagues as our College…
    • Written on Thursday, 25 January 2018 18:51
        Welcome from the Head of Primary   We can all take heart from those whose stories of adversity became the solid foundation on which to re-build because we know that success will not always come easily and there is much to benefit from life’s inevitable setbacks.   As the…
    • Written on Monday, 27 November 2017 00:47
        2017 – A Year of Flourishing As the College year comes to an end, I take this opportunity to acknowledge the dynamic, collaborative and supportive nature of this Coomera Anglican College community.   As we look back over our year in the Primary Campus I believe each of us…
    • Written on Monday, 13 November 2017 23:03
        Spectacle and Sentiment in Equal Proportion Last week’s Preparatory, Year 1 and Year 2 Celebration Events were both a celebration of the year past and of the year ahead, with captivating musical numbers presented by each class.  There was spectacle and sentiment, in equal proportion.   A week on…
    • Written on Tuesday, 31 October 2017 21:42
        Encouraging a Focus on Relationships While we give great importance to the academic curriculum at Coomera Anglican College it is the hidden curriculum that is at the core of a good education for life.  Beyond a teacher’s responsibility to train the mind, schools must prepare students for their role…
    • Written on Thursday, 26 October 2017 01:44
          Keeping a FocusTerm 4 is now in full swing. The days are warming, we have recently had 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…
    • Written on Friday, 20 October 2017 00:18
        Fellowship – Enriching for All It is my strong belief that schools are first and foremost, places of great fellowship. And while there is always hard work involved in achieving all this, the rewards can be sublimely enriching - for teachers, parents and students alike.  We are all privileged…
    • Written on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 22:16
        Wellbeing - Developing the Minds, Hearts, Souls and Strengths of a Community Throughout this year, our theme “Flourishing” has inspired us all to recognise and respond to the journey that our College has taken over the past twenty-one years.  Who would have thought that in 2017 Coomera Anglican College…
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    • Written on Friday, 14 July 2017 00:08
      As an Anglican Early Learning Centre our ethos and values culture is a vital aspect of our professional, personal and spiritual development. iLR provides a framework that connects us together and provides us all with a sense of belonging to a family and community. Last term the Preprep children ventured…
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