FROM THE PRINCIPAL
by Mr Tony Kent
Week 1 of a new school year here at Central Coast Adventist School is at an end – a week of excitement, nervousness, adjustment, reconnection and new connections for the vast majority of students. Students are settling back into the familiar and comfortable routine of another year of schooling. Let me start by welcoming everyone to our 2018 school year. For our returning families I hope you had a wonderful Christmas break with family, and thank you for entrusting your children to our care again in 2018. To our many new families, a very special welcome to CCAS, and I truly hope your children’s experience here at school in their first week has been a positive one.
I have enjoyed the opportunity, over the past couple of days, to visit the classrooms and observe first-hand how students are settling into their new classes and, in many cases, new classrooms. There is such a positive buzz in the school that I can’t help but feel we are in for a good year ahead.
2017 HSC Results
It would be remiss of me if I did not take a moment to congratulate our Year 12 class of 2017 for their excellent achievements in the HSC. As we do not receive the results until after school has finished we do not get the opportunity to highlight their achievements to our school community, but please know we are very proud of both our students and their teachers in what they have achieved. Overall our school ranked 4th on the Central Coast amongst the 25 schools in our area which, as a non-selective school, was an excellent result. The class achieved 24 Band 6 and 69 Band 5 results across all subjects which is an excellent result. On an individual level we want to congratulate Jordan Kiss who received the top ATAR for the class (96) and was listed in the HSC Merit List for Top All Rounders. Congratulations also to Jade Saunders who also made the HSC Merit list for Top achievers by achieving 5th in the state in Food Technology. 14 students also made the Distinguished Achievers List.
Term 1 Activities
Term 1 always starts with a bang, with our Outdoor Education Camp Program kicking off next week for Year 8, followed by Year 5 Camp in the following week and then Year 7 in Week 4, Year 11 in week 5 and Year 9 in Week 6. Add to that our Primary and Secondary Swimming Carnivals on the 14th (Secondary) and 15th (Primary) of February, Cross Country Carnivals later in the term and the flurry of excursions that have already kicked in with Year 7 and 8 English this week. It is fair to say that we are back into the routine of school life!
For our new parents we send out this weekly newsletter electronically each Friday to keep you abreast of some of the highlights of the week here at CCAS.
I hope you enjoy.