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20 October 2017

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FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Rain, Speeches and Leadership

by Mr Tony Kent

We never usually like it to rain when school is happening – but I think everyone was prepared to make an exception today as we finally saw some precipitation which was welcome both here at school and, I suspect, at your home's too.

We are now well settled into the routine of the final term for the year and our Year 12 students are at the end of their first week of HSC exams. For our new families (we had 20 new students commence this term) I trust you too are settling into life at CCAS and enjoying this new school experience.

I have just finished listening to our Year 11 students, who have put themselves forward as leadership candidates in 2018, present speeches to the student body. It was awesome to listen to their vision for and commitment to our school and the role that they can potentially play as either Prefects or Captains. Next week our potential leaders from primary school will have their opportunity to present to their peers and then, over the next few weeks, we will work through the voting process to elect our 2018 Student Leaders. We will honour them at our year end awards night ceremonies.

We have always placed a significant value on developing leadership skills in our students at CCAS, and this year we have taken that to a new level by taking all our Year 11 students through a leadership course as part of the SDL (Spiritual Development and Leadership) program which has been introduced into our senior school. Our society needs leaders with integrity, who display the values and morals that we uphold here at CCAS, and school is an important training ground for our students. I look forward to watching the continuing growth and development of each individual as those appointed step into these roles next year.

CAMPUS

HAVEN CAMPUS CHURCH

PRIMARY SCHOOL

​PSSA Athletics

by Mr Michael Kosmeier

On Wednesday Tori Robertson travelled to Homebush to compete in the Primary PSSA Athletics.

She ran her 200m heat extremely well and managed to make the semi-finals. Unfortunately, she was knocked out in the semi-finals but finished with a time that placed her in the top 20. Well done Tori!

​PSSA Softball

by Mr Michael Kosmeier

Last week Bailey King travelled to Camden to compete in the PSSA Primary Boys Softball Championship. The CIS team set a goal – to finish in the Top 5 teams in NSW. If they achieved their goal it would be the best result ever for the CIS Boys Team.

A tough draw saw them play 5 matches on their first day beginning with powerhouse and eventual champions, Sydney West. The boys relished the chance to gain some experience and after 4 losses bounced back with a win over Western, a team CIS had not beaten in previous years.

On Day 2 all players in the CIS team were fielding and hitting well resulting in 4 wins. Day 3 began with a loss against Sydney South West the eventual runners-up of the tournament, however, the team bounced back to secure another 2 wins over Mackillop and Riverina.

This was enough to secure 5th place, and both the players and coach were so excited to have achieved their goal of a top 5 finish. Well done!

HRIS Tennis

by Mr Michael Kosmeier

On Friday Jack Bryer and Isaac Ryan travelled to Newcastle to compete in the annual HRIS Tennis competition.

Both boys played extremely well and represented our school with great pride and enthusiasm. Isaac finished 10th on the day while Jack finished 5th.

Congratulations boys!

SECONDARY SCHOOL

COMMUNITY

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