NCC invites all families to join us as we Worship at Nunawading SDA Church on Saturday, 2 June.
Stay tuned, more details to come.
NCC invites all families to join us as we Worship at Nunawading SDA Church on Saturday, 2 June.
Stay tuned, more details to come.
School photos will be taken Monday 21 May, 2018. Please ensure all students wear winter academic uniform with school tie. For Secondary students, blazers must also be worn. Forms must be returned to the school by Friday 18 May, 2018. Please note: FORMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE. Sibling Order Forms are available at the school office.
Parents are now required to have a current Working with Children Check (WWCC) card to volunteer in any school in Victoria, whilst children are at school. You will need to present this card to the school office prior to completing any volunteer activity within the school. A copy will be taken and kept on file. To apply online: www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au . You will need to complete this application, choosing “Volunteer” and the organisation will be Nunawading Christian College.
Over the next few weeks we will continue with each of the seven steps.
Continuing with step two and three:
2. Scheduling Solutions
Up until this point, there is a good chance you’ve been helping your child get up and out the door for school and extracurricular activities. Before they hit their teenage years, shift this responsibility onto their shoulders. Kids this age are more than capable of getting out of bed on time and getting ready for school without assistance or reminders. So set them up for success by giving them an alarm and talking through their morning routine once or twice. Then back off and let them figure it out.
Here’s the most important, and most difficult, aspect of teaching young teens to manage their own time – let them experience the consequences of their own actions if they choose not to get up and out the door in the morning. This might mean they have to face a frustrated teacher or discipline from a coach who expects them to be at practice by a certain time. And that’s okay. Sometimes consequences that come from outside the family leave the most lasting impression.
“There are days [a child] will come racing out with only a few minutes to spare before they have to be out the door,” parenting expert Amy Carney told Red Tricycle. “The snooze button no longer feels luxurious when it’s caused you to miss breakfast.”
3. Courteous Communication
If your new teen wishes to be treated like an adult – and most do – they need to communicate with other adults with respect and clarity. For most parents, teaching respect to teens they perceive as moody and standoffish may feel impossible, but the truth is that teaching respect is best accomplished by modeling respect toward your teen. Teenagers are wired to demand independence, which means they are less likely to comply with command-based parenting practices, according Carl E. Pickhardt, PhD, writing for Psychology Today. Parents must respect this desire for autonomy if they want their children to move toward independence and learn to communicate like adults.
For some families, this might mean giving space for teens to withhold information or being willing to enter into more discussion about family rules instead of simply expecting obedience without question. When a teen feels their personal boundaries are being honored, they are more likely to give respect back to their parents. Of course not all teens struggle with respect. For some it is a lack of confidence that keeps them from engaging well with adults. In this case, parents should be careful to intervene if they notice their child is using technology as a tactic for isolating from social situations, Pickhardt wrote.
Instead, make sure your teen understands that you are on their side and want to help them find clubs, sports, or organizations that are a good fit for their personality and interests. It may take time, but social activities your teen enjoys are likely to be the best opportunity for practicing social interactions, according to VeryWell.
Thankyou to everyone who has brought their Centrelink Health Care Card to the office so that we can submit the government form. If you submitted your card last year, there is no need to do so again this year.
For all new families, or families who have received a new Health Care Card in the past 12 months, please come to the office as soon as possible so that we can take a copy of your card and get you to fill out the government form.
Please contact the office if you have any questions about this.
From 2 July 2018, there will be a new Child Care Package. The package includes a new Child Care Subsidy, which replaces the current Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. It will be paid directly to services.
To find out more, visit: education.gov.au/childcare
It was wonderful to see Primary and Secondary students from every decade, from the 60’s, right up to recent graduates, catching up and reconnecting at the first Alumni Event last Saturday afternoon. With plenty of food and memorabilia to prompt conversations, past students and staff enjoyed reflecting on their time at NCC. Chapel started with a roll-call by dynamic duo, Jacques Calais and Adrian Stiles, followed by praise and worship, reflections by Dianne Styk and numerous alumni, finishing with a challenge from Lili Panozzo to not underestimate the impact one person can have on those around them.
Thank you to all who contributed to the event. We look forward to the next alumni get together on May 4 2019. If you would like to be part of the organising committee, please contact the school.
Insight SRC is conducting this survey on behalf of NCC and Adventist Schools Australia (ASA). It is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of parents’ perceptions of their children’s experience of school. ASA facilitate this survey every two years and the results benefit everyone within the school by providing valuable information about the ways in which the school can use staff, student and parent input to plan programs and activities to improve your child’s experience at school.
Although we strongly encourage you to participate, your participation is voluntary. It is important to remember, however, that the success of this important project is dependent on parents’ involvement. An email with a link will be sent to parents with instructions for completing the online survey. Surveys are run by SRC, allowing parents to be anonymous.
Secondary students will participate in the survey next week at school.
If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Insight SRC on (03) 8611 0600, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CEI – “Centre D’Echange Internationaux” – Australian Program is once again sending French students to our school in Term 3.
This is an annual event and we are happy to be invited to participate again this year after very successful experiences in 2016 and 2017 when we hosted two delightful girls. This year we are accepting 4 students.
We are currently seeking host families to care for the students who will attend school every day, primarily for English language purposes.
Dates are 19/7 – 28/8 and we are looking for families to host these highly motivated and enthusiastic young people who are very excited to be coming to Australia.
They come from all over France and are keen to improve their English, experience life in an Australian school and family, whilst also sharing their French culture.
We ask families to welcome them into their home and show them around our wonderful city a little on weekends.
Families are paid to host and parents will require a WWC Card.
This is a really fantastic opportunity for anyone learning French or interested in the culture and keen to make a new international friend.
For more information please contact the school or –
Joanne Cawood-Smith – Australian Manager CEI – Centre d’Echanges Internationaux
This week we spoke to Mark Bower who has been teaching at NCC for 20 years! This year Mark is teaching Geography, Maths and Commerce in Secondary.
Describe teaching in three words…
Much hard work!
What do you love most about teaching?
Developing a student’s interest in your areas of teaching.
What is different about NCC to any other School?
It has a family/homely atmosphere.
What do you learn from your students?
Everybody has good days and bad days. This helps you develop empathy, respect and sympathy for others.
If you weren’t a teacher, what would you be and why?
A trade related to fixing/building cars. Always liked my cars!
Mother’s Day Chapel
We had such a lovely morning at our Mother’s Day Chapel today! Our kids were so brave, and did such a great job singing our song & doing the actions! They also did a great job sitting quietly through a wonderful program that was very long for little people! Thanks to all those who were able to make it, and to all those that couldn’t, we missed you but know you would have been there if you could! Enjoy the pictures on Seesaw!
Many of our kids have been making big steps this week with being able to do various tasks all by themselves! It’s so great to see them becoming increasingly independent. This also shows them that they’re getting used to the routines and expectations at kinder. What a delightful bunch they are! 🙂
Lots of our kids have been interested in basketball this week. They’ve been impressing us with some very well developed gross motor skills, and it’s also great to see them growing in their ability to persist with something even when it’s hard. We heard lots of cries of excitement this week saying “I GOT IT!!”
Thanks to those who have now purchased uniforms. Please remember that uniform is a compulsory requirement on Thursday & Friday (optional other days). If you need to purchase a uniform, please ask staff for an order form.
The cold, wet & windy weather has now hit us! As we go into this flu season, please ensure that if your child is unwell, that they are kept at home from school, where they can rest and recover. This also helps to stop the spread of viruses to other children.
No upcoming events right now… watch this space!
Using hands-on materials in Maths makes learning fun as well as increases understanding. Mrs Hailey’s Year 1 class spent most Maths lessons last week surrounded by blocks, paddle-pop sticks, books and skewers as they measured and compared so many things. They even found out that the tallest man was 272cm and then worked out that he measured 25 paddle-pop sticks, or 8 scrapbooks, or 20 textas. Wow – he was tall! The Year 1 class don’t think that any of them will grow that tall – even if they eat all their veggies!
May 15-17, 2018
What do over one million students in Years 3,5,7,9 have in common next week?
Answer: They will all be sitting their NAPLAN tests.
On Tuesday, Language Conventions and Writing will be the focus while Reading will be tested on Wednesday morning and Mathematics on Thursday.
The tests are compulsory for all students in these levels. Classroom teachers have been preparing the students for the tests by familiarising them with test formats and the types of questions they may face. Any students who are absent for any reason are able to make the tests up by the end of the week.
Many thanks for the improvement in parking in the correct locations, which is improving the flow of traffic both in the car park and along Laughlin Avenue. Only cars parking all day will have a parking pass so please ensure the pass is visible. We are trying to reduce the number of people parking in the car park without permission.
Week of Worship this week has been a huge blessing for our school community. The week began with a buzz as Mrs Allen and the SRC team generously served up over 150 free pancakes to students as they arrived at school on a chilly Monday morning. This set the tone for the week as our speaker, Josh Goss, delivered inspiring and powerful messages about the character of God and who Jesus is to us. Thank you, Josh, for your service to us this week!
Our students really invested their time and talents into Week of Worship (WOW). Each day the school was blessed with special praise and worship music led by our senior students. The hosting team, Will and Hudson, did a great job kicking off each worship service with fun activities and warm welcomes. Student testimonies and special music items also uplifted the worship space. Making a debut this week was the “Humans of Nunawading” video clips which captured the honest responses of five students as they responded to questions about life and faith (thank you to Mr Kutschker and willing participants for making this happen!).
The week rounded off with a social evening of roller-skating at the Caribbean Rollerama on Thursday night. This event was a lot of fun for students and the brave staff who put on skates! The worship spirit was kept warm into Friday as students gathered around a fireplace set up in the quad during lunchtime and enjoyed the hospitality of Mrs Allen who made delicious hot chocolate drinks for us all.
Thank you to everyone who got involved this week to make it what it was! Your generosity in sharing your gifts and time is a reminder of our heavenly Provider, who we are so blessed to know, serve and acknowledge.
Our Year 10 students are once again travelling to Cambodia in 2018. You can read stories from our last two trips and donate to support students in raising $7,200 for International Children’s Care in Cambodia by visiting our NCC in Cambodia website.
All donations are tax deductible and support the communities our students visit on the ground in Cambodia.
The Year 9 French students from NCC joined several other Victorian schools last Friday at the “Library at the Dock” to watch “Le père Noël est une ordure”, a cult French comedy play. This was the first production of the Melbourne French Theatre group for 2018. This year our French teacher, Mr Njock, has introduced the “Theatre in French Learning Program” for the Secondary French students. In this program students will be exploring theatre activities as a fun way to learn the language. After their first theatre experience the students all came to the conclusion that the theatre is “a great and fun way of learning French outside the normal classroom.”
Congratulations to the following students who were successful with placements at the EISM Athletics
|U13 100m B||1st (7th overall)||Samuel||14.79|
|U13 High Jump||1st||Jessie||1.30m|
|U13 Long Jump||1st||Samuel||4.23m|
|U14 Shot Put||1st||Mitchell||10.53m|
|U16 long Jump||2nd||Jonah||5.22m|
|U14 Shot Put||2nd||Natasha||6.73m|
|U14 100m B||2nd (9th overall)||Lucy||15.47|
|U14 100m C||2nd (12th overall)||Anna||15.65|
|U16 100m B||2nd (4th overall)||Campbell||12.49|
|U14 Triple Jump||2nd||Lucy||8.24m|
|U13 200m B||2nd (5th overall)||Samuel||29.94|
|U15 200m A||2nd||Joel||25.24|
|U16 Shot Put||2nd||Jonah||12.56m|
|U16 Boys Relay||2nd||Jonah, Campbell, Hruai, Kye||49.94|