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16 September 2016

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FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Road Trip, Musical and Graduation

​There is a building sense of anticipation apparent in our high school as more than 60 students and staff prepare for the opening night of secondary musical production, "Popstars – The 90’s Musical".

Today, our Year 4-6 students will have the opportunity to view a full dress rehearsal in preparation for the opening night performance on Sunday evening. If you haven’t already done so I would encourage you to book some tickets and come along for (at least) one of the performances – it promises to be a great night, and I am sure the students will appreciate the support. We have some amazingly talented students here at CCAS, and it is great for them to have opportunities like this to showcase their talents through music and performing arts.

Our Year 6 students returned yesterday from their annual trip to Canberra. From all the reports I have heard, and the pictures that have been posted, they had a great week in our nation’s capital learning about our history, our government and some of our national treasures. Staff were looking a little weary and, I am sure, glad to be back in their own beds last night. All that aside, they reported a great week with the students.

Next week is not just the last week of the term, but also the last week of formal schooling for our Year 12 students. Graduation is planned for this coming Thursday afternoon, and we look forward to joining with both their parents and the student body to honour the achievements of our graduating class.

I hope you enjoy the rest of this newsletter.

CAMPUS

Popstars: The 90's Musical

It's boy band vs girl band

The secondary school musical production, "Popstars", is in the final stages of rehearsal, costuming, choreography and preparation ahead of opening night this Sunday, 18 September.

Book tickets online

Have you got your tickets yet for our secondary campus production?

It's boyband vs girlband in this hilarious brand new musical from the team that brought you Back to the 80's. The production is packed with pop smash hits from hyper-coloured 1990's artists.

Set in a school in the 1990's where Mark is head over heels in love with his girlfriend, Queen Bee, Shannon Van de Witt.

When Shannon learns that pop-band impresario Simon Austin is the surprise judge at the State Talent Show she dumps him for her chance at showbiz stardom.

Mark rapidly goes from High School hero to High School zero. His garage band buddies rally around him and soon a plan for revenge is hatched to change their grunge band to a boy-band and snatch the Talent Show title from Shannon’s Candy Girls.

There’s just one small problem... the boys can’t dance. Mark enlists the help of the ultra talented, new girl, Ella to help with their boy band make over and sparks soon fly.

https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=224869&embed=224869Can Mark get the girl, get the Grand Prize and get even with the scheming Shannon closing in? It’s anyone’s guess as the countdown to the Grand Finale begins. It’s sure to be one to remember.

This student production is combined effort of the Drama, Music, Industrial Technology, Art and Textiles departments here at CCAS. Students and staff have been working on this since late 2015 and are excited to be able to share it with our school community.

The musical will run September 18-20 and tickets are available online.


HAVEN CAMPUS CHURCH

PRIMARY SCHOOL

Year 2-4 Oztag

On Tuesday our Year 2-4 Oztag teams competed in the Central Coast gala day at Doyalson.

It was a fantastic day with all students representing our school with great pride and enthusiasm. The Year 2 boys finished 3rd, Year 3&4 boys finished 4th in their pool with some narrow defeats. The Year 3&4 girls finished runners-up for the day narrowly losing the grand final. A huge thank you to Mr De Martin, Natalie McSwan and Wayne Lumsden for assisting on the day.

SECONDARY SCHOOL

Year 10 Host Lunch

Students from the Year 10 Food Technology class had the first of their luncheons this week.

As part of this assessment, students prepare a meal from scratch and serve it to guests who they have invited to sample their creations and critique them. All the students involved this week did a wonderful job The food was very good and the a lot of effort went into creating a great experience for the staff who had been invited to attend.

Year 8 French

Last week, each of our three Year 8 classes presented a play adaptation of “The Three Little Pigs” as well as an action song, in French, to our three Kindy classes.

The Kindy students were a polite and enthusiastic audience and the Year 8 students did such a great job performing the play that the Kindy students realised they did not need to understand the words to understand the story. This is a great parallel with how each of us learnt our first language – no dictionaries, no ‘translating’, just sounds and actions which over time, led to meaning and understanding. This is also quite similar to how students learn French at CCAS and it is delightful to see just how much they know and can use within less than a year of learning. Congratulations to the Year 8s for their consistent efforts and thank you Kindergarten for being a great audience.

Wedding at school

As revision for Marriage and Family Law, Year 12 Legal Studies had a wedding ceremony and reception last week.

Mr Elia Crevar, secondary chaplain, was the marriage celebrant with two students playing the roles of the bride and groom. It was a lot of fun, and a great way to revise. Thankfully the marriage was not binding!

HSC Music Exams

Earlier this week HSC Music students performed for their examiners.

The students did really well and were pleased with what they presented to the examiners. There were a variety of presentations ranging from classical piano, to research tasks on movie music, right through to Metallica! All in all a successful day. Well done to the students involved and to their teachers for preparing them so well for these exams.

COMMUNITY

Teddy Bears' Picnic

Tuesday, 20 September from 9-11am

​Bring your favourite teddy bear for songs, stories, craft and a special picnic morning tea.


Adventurer Olympics

​Last Sunday the Central Coast Adventurers took over the CCAS oval for a mini-Olympics.

The focus was on track and field events - some with a twist (frisbee discus and running in a box rowing). The Adventurers all had a great time and even learnt about some important dates in Olympics history during their opening ceremony. The next meeting is October 15. Please email gosfordadventurers@gmail.com for further information or to join the mailing list and get involved in 2017.

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