FROM THE PRINCIPAL
WOSE, FutureFest and 2019
by Mr Tony Kent
It has been a great week here at CCAS – busy, and a little different to the routine, but lots of fun. Our WOSE (Week of Spiritual Emphasis) program has been inspiring with awesome speakers - Chris Starrett (Year 5-12) and Jimmy Watanabe (Kindy - Year 4). There’s also been great music from our worship bands, performances from the choirs and drama presented by our talented students across both Primary and Secondary. I want to particularly acknowledge our senior students and student leaders for the part they have played in stepping up in leadership throughout the week, and a big thank you to our Chaplaincy Team and Music Department.
Yesterday was a particular highlight, our lunchtime celebration and fundraiser, aptly named FutureFest. This event was held in the Secondary School quadrangle and involved our whole student body. I just loved the positive vibe that was created when students across all age brackets were together in the same space to have some fun together. Again, well done to our senior students for their leadership in making yesterday such a positive experience for our students and for the fundraising efforts where the funds raised were in excess of $1500. This money will support the projects that are undertaken by our Year 12 MAD Trip and our Year 10 and Year 11 StormCo Trips.
Our WOSE program culminates tomorrow here at Haven Campus Church at 10am where our school choirs will perform and our speaker Chris Starrett will present the main message. JAM, our kids church program, will run as usual which caters well to our primary age students. As always everyone is invited to attend.
School life should settle back into routine next week as we rush towards the end of the term – only 3 weeks to go!
We have now finalised our 2019 School Calendar which has been posted on the school website. As I suggested in a communication earlier in the term, for next year only, our mid year break will be a little shorter and reflect the state school holiday break. We will have 3 student free days at the commencement of Term 2 as an alternative staff Professional Development time to enable whole staff training in PBL (Project Based Learning). It is anticipated that we will revert to the 3 week mid-year break in 2020. Again, I apologise for any inconvenience but hope families can accommodate this one off change.