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For all Year 12 students and parents.
7:00pm -8:00pm in the Library.
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The concept of advertising and promotion has been around for a very long time, however, more recently, a new kind of promotion has emerged. Influencers are employed to affect the decisions of others. Their online presence directs their audience to products, events and attitudes. Brands will pay an individual the equivalent of your annual salary to promote a product or to attend a party.
People are looking to emulate someone and to be given a direction. Children and teenagers are particularly vulnerable to being influenced as their critical thinking skills are still developing.
Partnering with NCC, you have chosen significant influencers for your child. With over 30 hours per week spent at school, teachers and peers are strong influences in shaping your child’s thoughts and opinions. The spiritual and social values that are important to you are also important to your child’s teachers and to the parents of their friends. This is very strong support for what you are doing at home.
School is far more than academics. Academics are very important, and empowering students to maximise their potential and their future options is very important to all staff at NCC. However, academics alone is not enough. Without emotional intelligence, highly academic students will struggle in the workplace and in their relationships. Without a moral compass, self-control and courage to try new things and to take positive risks, a strong academic performance is ineffective.
It is a privilege and honour to partner with families and to be influencers in the lives of our students. We pray that the environment created at NCC and the teaching that takes place here will be a positive influence to develop competent, resilient, respectful, responsible young men and women of integrity who are effective in their community and bring glory to God.
Our focus value for Term 3 is ‘resilience’. The symbol that the Positive Behaviour 4 Learning (PB4L) team have chosen for resilience is the shield. The shield represents the defences that we can build to protect ourselves from things that go wrong. Students are encouraged to learn how to cope with failure and how to have another go and keep trying until they succeed.
The Prep/Year 1 class have learned the following saying “Try it once, try it twice, try it several more times, maybe you will get it right this time.” This is part of their resilience shield that they are building to enable them to cope when things don’t go right for them the first time.
The PB4L team have chosen a Bible verse from Joshua 1:9 to match this value.
“Be strong and brave! Don’t be afraid and don’t panic, for I, the LORD your God, am with you in all you do.”
This Bible verse encourages us to rely on God at all times and to learn some resilience from Him.
Thank you for your generous donations to support our Year 10 students fundraising for Light of Hope, our partner school in Cambodia. So far, $6,859 of our $15,000 goal has been raised. Money raised this year will help go towards tiling classrooms and providing for the care and education of children at Light of Hope.
You can make a tax-deductible donation to support NCC fundraising through the chuffed fundraising page.
On Saturday Night, 3 August, over 130 alumni, students, staff and friends of Nunawading Christian College visited for the very first Cambodia Cup. Hosted by Year 10 students travelling to Light of Hope in September, all proceeds from the event were going directly to support projects at Light of Hope.
Ten teams registered for the round robin competition and the standard of play was exceptional. All up, 20 pool matches were played before Class of 18, NCC Staff, Spikael Jordan and Unlimited progressed to the Semi-Finals. In the end, Spikael Jordan were too good for the NCC staff team, narrowly winning the final.
$2,000 was raised for Light of Hope Cambodia through registrations, food sales and donations on the evening. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend. We’re already looking forward to the Cambodia Cup in 2020.
It has been a busy couple of weeks with lots happening in the Inventors room! Yesterday we enjoyed joining in Combined Schools Day of Worship, and back at the ELC we have spent lots of time exploring famous artists throughout history and the different styles they use. As well as making our own Monet water lily paintings and Van Gogh ‘Starry Nights’, we have experimented with expressing our own ideas and newfound knowledge of space using various artistic mediums and materials.
We have also continued to enjoy our bush kinder adventures near the adventure playground, creating more masterpieces with nature, and discovering several of God’s animal creations!
Finally, in celebration of dental health week, we also had a visit from the dentist on Monday. Emily and her assistant from Carrington Health came to share with us the importance of healthy eating choices, as we discovered how much sugar different foods contain, and discussed how we should eat “everyday foods”, and choose “sometimes foods” only once a week. Some of the children dressed up in dental protective clothing (gloves, glasses and masks) to show us what we might wear at the dentist, and what the dentist would be wearing. Then, all the children had the opportunity to experience a real dental check-up from Emily. A big thanks to Emily and Carmel for sharing their time and expertise with us!
We are looking forward to continuing our learning about healthy eating choices with a Woolworths Fresh Food Discovery Tour next Friday, and to joining with our school community in celebrating Book Week from the following Monday.
Each week the Year 5 class visits the Inventor ELC room for buddy time. The big buddies love spending time with their little buddies and helping them play games. It has been wonderful watching the friendships develop and giving the Year 5s an opportunity to be role models to the younger students in our school. Both groups of students have grown in confidence through the sessions and we look forward to doing more fun things together in the future.
This week, Ms Austen and Mrs McNamara’s students had a very special visit from our local fire department. Students learned more about fire safety, what to do in case of an emergency and what firefighters wear to protect themselves from a fire.
Fireman Callum put on his firefighting Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and students laughed when he spoke with his oxygen mask on.
Students all shouted “0-0-0” when asked the number to call in case of an emergency and learned to get down low and go, go, go, if they are ever in a fire.
Thank you to the firefighters from Nunawading Fire Station for the work you do in our local community and for taking time to teach our students about fire safety. Students are looking forward to seeing the fire truck at school very soon.
As part of their social justice unit for integrated studies, NCC Year 5 and 6 students have been learning about aid agencies and what they can do to help children all over the world. This week, a visitor from World Vision spoke to students about the work world vision does in Australia and overseas.
Last Friday, Ms Austen’s Prep students walked out of their classroom, across the basketball court, down the stairs, through the Secondary Quadrangle and into the Year 12 common room. The Prep students sung and prayed for our Year 12 students to start their day and gave them special ‘God Bless You’ paper medallions, which they had decorated earlier in class.
Yes, you read that correctly! Nunawading Christian College has finished first in the world for schools with less than 250 students during the recent Global Education Perfect Maths Competition, which finished on August 6. Well done to all students who answered questions throughout the competition. Our highest three achieving students were:
Other remarkable achievements from the competition are:
Thank you to Mrs Bonnington for your work organising students throughout the competition.
The final results can be viewed online here.
Taking up the Secondary theme for 2019, Nunawading Secondary students presented a diverse worship service exploring the Relentless Love of God at Ringwood Seventh-day Adventist church on Saturday 27th July. The local congregation met our students and their families with warmth and appreciation for which the Chaplaincy team express their gratitude. Seeing so many young people taking leadership – sharing a children’s story or through songs of praise and worship – was a great introduction to the diversity of faces and talents among our student body. James (Yr 12), a member of Ringwood church, gave an incredible, affirming welcome to the student group, while also contributing to the service.
Lincoln (Yr 11) and Hudson (Yr 12) shared messages talking about Relentless Love: from the perspective of God’s love for and pursuit of us, as well as reflecting on our love for and pursuit of God. There was great encouragement and honesty in what they shared.
Students from Years 10-12 formed a worship team, also sharing a special musical item, the lyrics of which communicated that God is no less God in the shadow or the valley than He is on the mountain top. We can praise Him and worship wherever we find ourselves.
A number of Primary and Secondary students, as well as staff, were present to support their peers. Some invited friends from other churches to attend, making the service even richer.
Each year the NCC Chaplaincy team plans a number of visits to local churches where students from all year levels are able to contribute to the worship experience. If you’d like to learn more, or believe your church could be considered for 2020 and beyond, please contact Karen, Jamie or Lili – or speak to admin staff.
Year 9 Solo Camp saw students spend 12 hours alone in their tents (7pm-7am) dedicated to personal reflection. In a world saturated with screens and online reality, students were given half a day to decompress and simply be alone in the natural world. While some simply caught up on sleep, others responded that they were finally able to ‘breathe’ and have ‘space to think’ rather than just live life reacting and swiping through the bombardment of imagery from their world of screens. Further to this, the chance to be alone for 12 hours was set as a contrast between our wood-fired pizza dinner time and our warm breakfast the following day, where they were able to celebrate actual face-to-face times of rich community experience together.
The 125th final of the Berthe Mouchette Competition kicked off last Sunday, starting with Year 7 & 8 French students.
As our first finalist for this year’s final series, Leah transported Nunawading Christian College (NCC)’s images on that first day. 127 schools across the State have participated in this year’s competition. Congratulations to all our French students’ achievements in this event. To begin with, 12,540 Year 3-10 students were tested on their French-speaking skills as they had to memorise and recite a French poem in front of an unknown judge who was a French native speaker. They were scored out of twenty and only those who got twenty out of twenty could make it to the next level – the final. 1,294 Year 3-10 students across the State, including two from NCC made it through to the final. In Year 8, 2907 students entered the competition; 256 students, including Leah from NCC, made it through to the final.
Congratulations again for our students’ diligence in this yearly event, and more for their persistence in upholding our school’s image.
Highlight day was a day to cherish for all the Year 8 students. It was a day for learning and leisure. Even though we had no idea what we were doing for this mysterious trip, we trusted our teachers and went along with it. At first, we speculated that we might go to Blackburn Lake. We hopped on the bus with fingers crossed and guess what? We were right…at least we thought so. It turned out to be a humorous joke played by the teachers (thank goodness). Then the real adventure began. Sitting back in our seats, we travelled to the city, explored walls of graffiti. We then went ice-skating before it was time to have lunch in China Town. After lunch, we stopped for ice-cream on the way to bowling. It was a great day and, to be honest, it exceeded many of our expectations.
– Josh and Sean, Year 8
Lenny the Golden Retriever recently spent the day at NCC thanks to Jamie, our Secondary chaplain. It was an exciting day full of new faces, lots of love and pats. Our Year 12 students particularly appreciated the visit from Lenny. It’s been shown that dogs can reduce anxiety and stress around learning tasks and allow students to better engage in tasks.
We know our students loved seeing Lenny around campus for the day. Thank you, Jamie for letting him visit NCC.
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