11 August 2017

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The Peace Child

Year 3-6 Musical Production

Travel to the land of Mambica where two opposing tribes seem unwilling to put an end to their enmity. Only the gift of a new-born child can bring peace.

Travel to the land of Mambica where two opposing tribes seem unwilling to put an end to their enmity. Only the gift of a new-born child can bring peace.

Lively songs and a moving script make this musical a fantastic evening out for the whole family!

Presented by Year 3-6 students, this musical production will run over three days with 1 matinee and 3 evening performances.

Book tickets online

​Picture book donations for Papua New Guinea

by Mrs A Grant

A huge thank you to all of the families who have searched through their bookshelves to share much loved books for children who live on the rubbish dumps in PNG.

We have been able to send off a few boxes already but keep them coming. Mr. Jim Hawkins has been collecting the items and is overwhelmed by the response. He asked us to extend his thanks to you all and is excited to be going over soon to help set it all up. The school is very new and is going to provide access to education for the first time for many of these children.

A HUGE thank you to the Linehan family as they have donated a large volume of education toys, books and resources.

If you are able to share any of these items to help a new school get started please drop your treasures into the library.

If you would like to see where your donations are going have a look at Operation Food for Life – www.offl.org.au

Year 1 MAD

by Year 1 teachers

Mrs Lovell from the High School came and spoke to all the Year 1 students about the MAD (Make A Difference) trip to Vanuatu that the Year 12's go on as a service trip in lieu of “Schoolies” week.

In Vanuatu at the Aore Adventist Academy (High School) and Parker Primary School, our Year 12 students build, paint, teach and work alongside the local children and staff to help create cleaner and more functional school buildings. In 2016 Year 3 students from CCAS also donated books to the school.

Year 1 students learned that at Aore the students:

  • only eat plain rice for breakfast and lunch, then have sweet potato or cabbage with their rice for dinner…everyday! They have a treat of cordial to drink on Sabbath.
  • only have chickens and dogs running around on the Island
  • don’t have hot water
  • don’t have any shops to buy things
  • don’t have any money as there are no shops
  • don’t have any electricity, wifi or electronic devices (horror of horrors!)
  • only read books that are donated to the school – but they must stay at the school
  • don’t have ANY toys except for a few balls they can kick around. They mostly play tip or swim and climb
  • ARE incredibly happy and grateful children!

So, Year 1 would also like to Make A Difference!

Lately we have been exploring toy car designs that can be printed on 3D printers as part of our “Toys-Past and Present” unit. This week we will be finalising our designs, printing them out and will be sending them along with Mrs Lovell and the MAD Trip team to Vanuatu when they leave after their final HSC exams. These will be presented to the primary students as a gift from us!

But wait, there’s more…

Mrs Hamilton, who teaches our students their “Well-being” program once per fortnight, will also be going on the MAD Trip. Mrs Hamilton will be working with us in getting Year 1 to create a book for the young students in Parker Primary School. These books will be typed up, bound and sent to the children of Vanuatu so they can have their very own books to take home and read!

We are all very excited about creating real products for real students who will benefit immensely from these resources.



We plan to #GIVEHOPE through ADRA Australia’s Keep Girl’s Safe (KGS) Project. $200 will provide the resources to rescue 1 girl from slavery and take care of her for 12 months.

Next Thursday, 31 August, from 12:50-1:30pm there will be a special event to raise funds for the Keep Girls Safe (KGS) project. #GIVEHOPEFEST will feature:

  • Mufti Day
  • Bake Sale
  • Live Busking Stage
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Sculpting

Week of Spiritual Emphasis

WOSE is next week!

For one whole week our students will be focusing each day on HOPE with guest speaker Josh Goss, school musicians and student performers. Further to this thematic focus, we want to give our community an opportunity to #GIVEHOPE, not merely hear about it as a concept.

During WOSE we will have a #GIVEHOPE segment hearing personal stories - real stories. Authentic re-telling of Thai girls released from slavery, and girls vulnerable to the sex industry in South-East Asia. We will raise awareness of Human Trafficking on Australia’s doorstep. We’ll do this sensitively and age-appropriately. We do this as a Christian school community responding to the call of Jesus to “release captives, set prisoners free” (Luke 4:18).

Programs will be held in the Naomi Frew Hall and parents are welcome to join us!

  • Years 5-8, 8:50-9:35am
  • Years 9-12, 10:20-11:05am
  • Kindy – Year 4, 2:00-2:50pm



Creation Day

by Mrs A Grant

​Primary students are challenged with lots of activities every day in the library at lunch time.

Once a week we are holding a ‘Creation Day’ which is something the Library Monitors plan and run for all students. This week was a HUGE success!! Thanks Hollie and Isabella.

Their creation day was to make Might Moustache straws and Luscious Lips.

Lots of fun was had by all of those who attended.


Year 10 Dodgeball Competition

by Edward Jones (Year 10)

​Congratulations to the yellow team winning with a total of 19 points!

The runner up team was brown with 18 points, third place went to purple team with 16 points.

Special thanks to all the participating teams who came along on the day.


Active Kids Rebate

from Adam Crouch MP, Member for Terrigal

$100 rebate to cover sport fees.

As part of the 2017-18 NSW Budget, I am pleased to advise that the NSW Government has launched the Active Kids Rebate.

This will provide a $100 rebate towards sports fees and registration costs for each school-aged child in NSW. The health of our children is a priority, and I hope that this rebate will make a real difference to enable parents to enrol their child in sporting activities.

The rebate will not be means-tested, which means every school-aged child in every family is eligible.

A full list of sports and activities will be finalised before the rebate commencing early next year. More details about Active Kids Rebate Contact Adam Crouch

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