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15 September 2017

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FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Enrolments, Year 12 and 2018

by Mr T Kent

​I always enjoy welcoming new families to our school. We have welcomed a significant number of new students in recent weeks, with quite a few more joining the school for Term 4 and at the commencement of 2018. I am not sure exactly what is driving this, but I do know that the word of mouth recommendations of our current families are a big factor, for which I again thank you.

Although the current increase in demand has filled up classes and is creating waiting lists, I want to reassure parents of two things:

  • We will not overfill classes – hence the waiting lists.
  • We will not succumb to the temptation to let the school continue to grow and become just another large school here on the Central Coast.

I describe our school to families enrolling in the school as a middle sized school. We are large enough to be able to provide the specialised facilities, specialist teachers and full range of subjects necessary for a quality educational experience, yet small enough that children do not get lost in the crowd. We are also able to continue providing the nurture and care that each individual child requires - this is one of the hallmarks of Central Coast Adventist School. If we allow the school to grow too much, we will find it increasingly difficult to continue to provide this – and this is just not an option. Yes, we can accommodate a little more growth, but the scope is limited and we will never be just another big school.

As we approach the last term of the school year, we are busy planning for 2018, which includes managing the enrolment process. As you know it is normal practice for us to ask for a terms notice if families are planning to leave the school. Given the high levels of demand we are currently experiencing, we are asking that any families who are planning to relocate away from the school in 2018, to advise us by the commencement of Term 4 in line with this policy. This will assist in knowing if we can accommodate some of the new families who are currently applying. As always, our first commitment is to you, our existing families, but if you are aware that your circumstances necessitate a change in schooling your timely notification on this will assist us greatly.

We only have one week left of the term – a significant one for our Year 12 students as it is their last week of formal classes, and is filled with some significant events. Their Graduation Ceremony will be held next Thursday in the Sport Centre from 1:00-2:30pm. I am very proud of our Year 12’s and want to wish them all the best for next week and all of our support as they commence their HSC exams in a few week’s time.

CAMPUS

No Surcharge for AMEX

from the Business Office

We will no longer pass on a surcharge fee to parents who choose to pay via AMEX.

American Express have reduced their fee to compete with MasterCard and Visa. We are to surcharge clients at the same rate we surcharge for other credit cards. Seeing as we don’t currently surcharge for these MasterCard or Visa we therefore can’t surcharge for American Express either.

Uniform Shop Price Update

From Alinta Apparel

The Uniform Shop has published their revised price list, effective 1 October 2017. You will see that most items remain the same, however there is a small adjustment on a few items.

Uniform Shop PRICE LIST

The reason for the adjustment is due to CPI rising by 2% per year, the cost of raw materials has also increased as well as freight and wages. Alinta always attempt to absorb these increases, however this year they were unable to absorb all the cost increases.

Note: There was no increase last year and the last price adjustment was made in 2015.

Holiday Opening Hours for Uniform Shop

from Alinta Apparel

The Uniform Shop will be open two days during the upcoming term break.

Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop will open on Wednesday and Thursday during the second week of the school holidays.

  • Wednesday, 4 October - 8am to 10am
  • Thursday, 5 October - 2pm to 4pm

If you need to make an appointment for a uniform fitting please contact the Uniform Shop to arrange a suitable time.

Summer Uniform

Due to the warmer days, students are able to wear either winter or summer uniform (but NOT a combination of the two) between now and the end of the term.

Special Group Photographs

Order special group images online

If you wish to order special group images including sport house captains, choir, various clubs and many more you can do so online.

To browse the images available to order you can visit http://www.advancedlife.com.au.

You will need to have our 9 digit code E4BB5QJV3 and make a selection from the list images available. Add the images you want to order to the shopping cart and complete the transaction.

The images will be sent to the school and you will be contacted once they are available to collect.

Order online

HAVEN CAMPUS CHURCH

PRIMARY SCHOOL

Spring Vacation Care

by Mrs A Dalton

Spring holidays are just around the corner!

Download Spring Vacation Care flyer

We've got some great activities lined up for our Spring Vacation Care program!

Spring Vacation Care 2017

Investigation in Year 5

from Mr T Cooper

Year Five students have been busy in science conducting investigations into light and measuring shadows in their science unit this term.

Students will build on their knowledge from this term when in Term 4 they learn about Earth's place in Space with some great project work.

​CIS Athletics

by Mr M Kosmeier

On Wednesday, 9 students travelled to Sydney Olympic Park to compete in the CIS Athletics competition.

Conditions were far from ideal with extremely hot weather and gale force winds!! All our students represented both HRIS and our school extremely well in the trying conditions and came away with some fantastic results:

  • Tori Robertson:
    • 100m - 6th
    • 200m - 4th
    • Long Jump - 6th
  • Sienna McMullen:
    • 800m - 11th
  • Emma Worrall:
    • Shot Put - 15th
  • Hollie Miller:
    • Discus - 16th
  • Snr Girls Relay: (Tori Robertson, Sienna McMullen, Zahlia Boadu, Jasmine Hocking)
    • 4 x 100m - 13th
  • Fletcher Gersbach:
    • 100m - 6th
  • Fletcher Sommerville:
    • 800m - 7th
  • David Talafua:
    • Shot Put - 14th

Well done students!

Cubby House Evening

by Mr C Davis

Thank you to all the parents and students who came to our Library Cubby House Evening.

The evening was a roaring success with about 60 cubby house builders coming along and building their blanket forts. We had hot chocolates, biscuits (where did the rule go about eating in the library!) and lots of stories and games.

We had a family come along who will be joining us here next term! It was wonderful to meet them and for them to get to know the school a little better.

A big thank you to Mrs Grant and Mrs Robertson for organising a fantastic evening!

SECONDARY SCHOOL

Ensemble

by Mr B Raethel

Enjoy singing? Come join an ensemble!

Concert Band

by Mr B Raethel

Calling all people who play brass, woodwind, string, percussion and drums!

​Sporting TRY OUTS for Term 4

by Mr J Dennis

Students wishing to try out for Term 4 teams please see Mr Dennis in the Sport Department ASAP.

Tennis - 15 Years and under for both boys and girls

Softball - Open Girls team

Golf - must have a handicap assigned by a local club

​AICES Athletics Update

by Mr J Dennis

AICES Athletics was recently held at Homebush Olympic Park. We had 9 students represent CCAS and HRIS in a variety of different events.

All students ran and jumped exceptionally well in their individual events and we would like to thank them for being such awesome representatives of CCAS.

Congratulations to Mia Boffo, Rebecca Casey, Andrew Davis, Riley Grant, Erina Hamilton and Lailani Montgomery for qualifying in their respective events for the NSW CIS Athletics Carnival to be held in Sydney very soon. Good luck!

COMMUNITY

Stall Holders Wanted!

Road to Bethlehem 2017

Calling all local artists, retailers and small business owners...

Road to Bethlehem is fast approaching for 2017. The event will run across 3 evenings from 10-12 December.

If you would like to be part of an amazing twilight market, please email Kirby Sirilo via email kirbysirilo@gmail.com to find out how to apply.

Applications will be closing Monday, 30 October 2017. Stallholders will be selected and notified by Friday, 10 November 2017.

Apply online

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