Edinburgh College. Character... through Nurture, Learning and Service

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1 Edinburgh College Character... through Nurture, Learning and Service T2 Week 1, April 18, 2018 Year 9 Students are Thriving at Survivor Camp We have paddled straight into Term 2 and our Year 9 s are surviving! Appropriately challenged for character development, each team has been working together to build a bridge and get up on and over it, to build a raft & paddle together and to get through traffic. I m looking forward to judging the My Bush Kitchen Rules competition on Thursday evening. We will return to school on Friday afternoon. The Ode They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. Lest We Forget. Next Wednesday at 5.45am, you are invited to attend the Lilydale Dawn Service where our Edinburgh Captains will lay a wreath. Students who attend are asked to wear full winter uniform. - Mrs Ferry Welcome New Students Mrs Pascoe was delighted to introduce Isabella and Aiden to the whole school in Assembly this week. Isabella, Prep and Aiden, Year 1 are both very happy to be at school with their big sister, Jazmyn, who joined Year 4 at the start of the year. CHALLENGE #1 Daily Challenge Be the Dispenser of Compliments - Daily invest in giving authentic positive comments to those around you. Reflect on how you feel after giving compliments to others. Weekly Challenge Inspirational Sayings - Commit to memory at least one inspirational quote/verse/saying. Recite it until you know it by heart. Reflect on how you feel as you ponder the meaning behind your chosen quote. edinburghcollege.vic.edu.au T: A member of Adventist Schools Australia

2 From the Principal Cross Country Results I hope each of you has found moments to rest, to explore, to reconnect and to revive over the recent Easter holiday period. As we launch into 11 weeks of Term 2, I would like to invite you to take note of the following. Last term, Years 5 to 12 students participated in an inter-house Cross Country. All students gave their best and we saw some very good results. Live More Project - (Weeks 1-10) Edinburgh College staff are participating in a new national program called The Live More Project. During the next 10 weeks, the staff will be challenged to better understand and improve their lives in the following seven key areas: Emotional Thriving Physically Energised Socially Nourished Actively Enriched Intellectually Engaged Environmentally Attuned Spiritually Connected Results: Primary Year 5/6 Girls: 10 Years 1st Emily Biddle 2nd Tori Stocker 11 Years 1st Grace Touliatos 2nd Zoe Freene 3rd Caitlin Campbell Boys: 10 Years 1st Chayse Vincent 2nd Sam Borgas 3rd Ethan Wall This new program is a practical tool for making positive changes in life which is backed by the latest research in wellness. Each week several challenges will be set to encourage growth and healthy habits. Families are encouraged to take part in the challenges featured in each week s newsletter. 11 Years 1st Elijah Beaine 2nd Caleb Watson 3rd William Hopkins Secondary Students Girls: 13 Years 1st Jorja Clarke 2nd Ewurama Osei 3rd Laurie Martingale 14 Years 1st Jordan Alter 2nd Mya Bockisch 3rd Mak ler Hai 15 Years 1st Anika Homann 2nd Tiana Whelan 3rd Madison Martin Edinburgh College remains committed to ensuring that your child/ ren are always safe, understood and appreciated. Our three goals: 1. Supportive Christian Culture 2. Quality Teaching Led by Evidence 3. Effective Procedures & Communication enable us to remain focused and committed to improving Edinburgh College for the sake of students, families and staff. The dedicated team at Edinburgh College are looking forward to embracing the challenges and rewards Term 2 has in store for our school community. Please remember that our team at Edinburgh College is always available to assist wherever possible. - Mr Tim Borgas "Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is." - Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey edinburghcollege.vic.edu.au T: Years 1st Akos Osei 2nd Laura Bramham 3rd Jacqui Steen Boys: 13 Years 1st Joby Pascoe 2nd Cooper Whelan 3rd Oliver Clark 14 Years 1st Liam Watson 2nd Nathaniel Beaine 3rd Kai Heathcote 15 Years 1st Keenan French 2nd Brandon Leonard 3rd Taron Eastham 16+ Years 1st Kwame Osei 2nd Martin Jones 3rd Joseph Chamberlin A member of Adventist Schools Australia

3 Visit to ScienceWorks In the last week of Term 1, Year 4 went on an excursion to Science- Works to enhance their studies on Forces. They really enjoyed working as engineers to create their own rollercoaster ride using different sized marbles, a noodle track and masking tape. It was challenging to design a loop that the marble could travel through successfully. They also learnt about the forces that are required for a rocket to travel into space and what it's like for astronauts to live where there is no gravity. Students also had a lot of fun at the other interactive exhibits. - Mrs Bradley Edinburgh Students Visit Canberra Year 6 students are currently enjoying an education tour of the national capital. Students are participating in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia s history, culture, heritage and democracy. The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding of $30 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion. Year 6 students are enjoying meeting new friends from Heritage and Nunawading Christian Colleges. They know it is a privilege to be on the tour and they know it is an honour to be a proud Australian. Pastor Ryan in Canberra School camps are a big part of Edinburgh College s culture and play a very important part in our students development and journeys. This is the first of a number of school camps I will be attending over the next few weeks. Being away with the students gives me the opportunity to get to know them on a new level. The Canberra trip focuses on developing a deeper appreciation of our country as we visit important sites pertaining to our shared heritage. Yesterday, the importance of mateship was very evident through our visit to the Australian War Memorial. This mateship was symbolised beautifully as our captains from the three schools joined together to present a wreath at the evening service. Canteen is Open Primary students may order from the canteen on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is open to Secondary students every day. Pictured: Year 5 students doing the lunch order run for the Primary campus. Just like our kids, Jesus made a point of doing life with us and in so doing thought we were worth calling mate. Take a page out of His book and get to know someone new. edinburghcollege.vic.edu.au T: A member of Adventist Schools Australia

4 WiseOnes Applications Close Tomorrow This program is available for Year 1 to 6 students who qualify. If you are interested in your child participating, please complete the application in today s newsletter folder or request an application from Mrs Liebrandt. Applications close tomorrow, April 19. Edinburgh Garage Sale Sunday April 22 In the College grounds from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Set up a stall for just $10 or come and pick up a bargain. If you have items you wish to donate to a stall, phone Donny on to arrange a suitable time to drop them off. Many thanks for supporting Edinburgh College. - Secondary Home & School Committee Parent Helpers Needed Do you have a WWCC? We d love your help for a couple of hours next Monday to assist Year 1 & 2 students cook Anzac biscuits. Please see Mrs Turner or Miss Courtney. Uniform News Please have your winter uniform items ready for Term 2. In the first two weeks of term, the students may choose to wear either full summer uniform or full winter uniform. The Uniform Shop is open Mondays 8:15-9:15am & 3:00-4:00pm, Tuesdays 8:30-9:00am. Final Week for Coles Vouchers Thank you for supporting Edinburgh with your vouchers. Over 13,000 vouchers have been collected and sent through. If you have any vouchers at home, please leave them at the front desk by this Friday. Closet Cleanout SIDS Have you filled a bag ready for SIDS? Do you need more bags? You can use garbage bags or call in to the ELC or Primary and request more bags. All donations must be dropped into the ELC or Primary between Friday the 20th and Thursday the 26th April. Edinburgh Tennis Lesson Details Term 2, 2018 Term 2-16 th April to 22 nd June Duration: 10 weeks We will be coaching at Edinburgh College on Thursdays and Fridays. If you have any questions regarding tennis coaching don t hesitate to contact: David Pitts on on Parents & Friends Prayer Group A group of parents/staff/friends meet together to pray for God s continued guidance and care as we journey through life. We invite you to join us when you are able. If you have a prayer request, please let our Chaplains, Ryan and Julia know, or drop a note to Mrs Liebrandt or Mrs Anderson. Our next Prayer Group will meet April 24th. Primary Calendar of Events Term 2 April Year 6 Canberra Camp 22 Edinburgh College Garage Sale 24 Prep to Year 2 Visit the Shrine 24 Parents & Friends Prayer Group 25 Anzac Day 5:45am Lilydale Service 26 Year 1 & 2 Water Incursion May 9 Mother s Day Stall 10 Official School Photos 13 Mother s Day NAPLAN *For all calendar updates, please use the following link to our live calendar: Uniform Shop Opening Hours Mondays 8:15 to 9:15am & 3:00 to 4:00pm Tuesdays 8:30 to 9:00am If you need to make arrangements outside these times, please contact Mrs Donny Wareham, M: Secondary Calendar of Events Term 2 April Year 9 The Challenge Survivor Camp 22 Edinburgh College Garage Sale 24 Parents & Friends Prayer Group 25 Anzac Day May 1-4 Year 7 Camp 1 Year 11 & 12 SEISS Futsall 8 SEISS Cross Country 10 Official School Photos 13 Mother s Day 17 Year 10 SEISS Futsall 17 Year 11 & 12 Legal Studies Excursion NAPLAN 23 Year 9 City Challenge 30 Year 12 Avondale Trip 30 Year 9 SEISS Futsall *For all calendar updates, please use the following link to our live calendar: Chaplain/Counsellor Contact Details If you would like to chat or need help, please contact our Chaplain or College Counsellor. Pastor Ryan Vidot College Chaplain Miss Julia Sherar College Counsellor T: A member of Adventist Schools

5 Edinburgh College Annual Garage Sale This Sunday, 22nd April 8:00am-2:00pm For a mere $10 you can have your very own stall to sell your own goods to support our school community fundraising event OR If you have some unwanted goods at home that you would like to donate to the school please contact Donny on to arrange a time to drop them off AND Set aside some time to drop in and find a bargain on the day! Hosted by the Secondary Home and School Committee Supporting our School edinburghcollege.vic.edu.au T: A member of Adventist Schools Australia