See email or Primary Daily Program for the link.
See email or Primary Daily Program for the link.
Canteen – Reopening in Week 3
Pre-ordered meals are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Order online at flexischools.com.au
(Due to COVID restrictions on visitors, unfortunately no take-away meals are available on Thursdays for now.)
Before/After Hours School Care
Mornings 7:00am – 8:30am
Afternoons 3:20pm – 6:00pm
Students are welcome to attend revision sessions and tutorials with their teachers after this date.
Photo: Our Class of 2021 when they received their Year 12 Ties in Term 2.
This week’s Shaping our Future article has been written by our Head of Secondary, Mrs Hanna Stekla.
It is a bittersweet week for our Year 12 students. After 13 years, or 520 school weeks, or 2,600 school days, or 15,600 lessons, this Thursday is their last day of formal classes. They will come back to school on Friday to celebrate their many challenges and successes, and after that they will take the journey home from school for the last time. Over the next few weeks, they will complete more trial exams, more practice questions and more revision tasks.
We are so proud of our students! They have worked so diligently under such difficult circumstances. As we all know, it has been a very tough two years for all of our students, but in particular our graduating class, with the additional pressure of external exams and university entrance requirements.
The final exams will begin on October 27. VCE exams test their recollection of key knowledge, while also challenging their analytical skills, critical thinking and creativity.
However, the years to come will test the broader and more significant skills that NCC, together with their parents, have also endeavoured to teach them. Will they be able to stand up for themselves? Will they know how to get along with people they disagree with? Will they have the strength to act with integrity when temptation comes along? Will they be loving and empathetic towards people around them? Will they contribute to their communities and work to lift and empower others? Will they put their trust in God? Will they be generous with their time and resources towards those in need?
December 16 will reveal the academic success of the Class of 2021, but the years to come will reveal whether they have embraced the foundational values set by God for a successful and happy life: respect for self, others and God; resilience to cope with life’s challenges and courage to try new things; the ability to take responsibility for their own thoughts and actions as well as taking on leadership in the community; and integrity to do what is right and good, even if there is nobody watching to applaud or affirm.
Our prayer is that our Class of 2021 will score ‘Well Above Standard’ in life – that they will meet God’s standard in the big and small tests of everyday life. We pray that their academic achievements will open doors and present opportunities that are even better than they could wish for.
Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
In celebration of World Teachers’ Day last week, here is a letter and prayer for all of our teachers. Please join us in encouraging them and praying for them.
We are looking forward to celebrating World Teachers’ Day once we are back on campus.
A letter to all teachers from our students:
An Inspirer. An Empowerer. An Engager. These three characteristics are just a short sample of the many you demonstrate with all of your students, including me, every single day.
Too often we jump through the hoops of life, and do not invest the time to express our gratitude and authentic value for the support you so eagerly share for our growth, not only of students, but also as global citizens of society.
You make me feel authentically supported when you say, “Please let me know how I can be helpful” and genuinely mean it. Also, the excitement you express to co-learn with me rather than teach me, makes me feel like a partner in my learning experience, when it is so easy to feel like ‘a sponge that can only absorb.’ I know you have so much to share, but I love how you also openly articulate how much I have to share as well and how much you learn by engaging with me!
As an educator, your title can ensure a role of heightening my knowledge in academics. However, you see me not as one of the many students you have, but instead, you value me for my uniqueness and strengths. You promote an environment where I feel like I am able to not only share my contribution, but also know it is actually considered and appreciated.
Thank you for being genuine. Thank you for seeing me as a partner in learning and sharing. Thank you for being you. Thank you for being one of the great teachers out there. Thank you for showing me Jesus. May you inspire others to achieve the greatness you have.
We ask for Your wisdom and grace for our kids’ teachers as they prepare to lead their class each day. Equip them for every good work You have prepared ahead of time. We ask that Your strength would fill them, that You would enable them to do all that they do with a heart of compassion and love that comes straight from You. Give them ability and effectiveness as they teach. Fill them with creativity and passion for this very important role that You have called them to. We pray that You lead them by Your Spirit in every decision that needs to be made, through preparation and planning, helping them to see every child through Your eyes.
In Jesus’ Name,
We are thrilled to announce a range of new scholarships for current and prospective students for 2022. These scholarships are available for students who will be in Years 9-11 for 2022.
These scholarships are in the areas of:
Applications are now open and will close on Sunday, 24th October at 10pm, with interviews conducted on the 26/27th and offers sent out on Friday, 29th October.
Follow this link for more information and to apply.
Thank You God for technology! Our Zoom sessions and Seesaw app, as well as the good old telephone, have continued to connect us together with some of our students and families. The delight on the eager faces of our students as they connect on screen with each other is priceless!
On our last day of Term 3, we had a ‘dress up’ day. The Inventors and Explorers came dressed in their favourite outfits. We had spidermen, princesses, a cat, a farmer, a firefighter and a gecko!
This term in our Zoom sessions, we have focused on promoting the emergence of Literacy and Numeracy. In preparation for school readiness, the Inventors have started playing games and reading books focusing on initial sounds and rhymes. We drew a cat with a hat, sitting on a mat and holding a bat! It’s one of those times we wish we took a screenshot!
The Explorers enjoyed singing and dancing to worship songs during our Zoom catch-up, just like our usual daily routine. We learned through playing a lot of quiz games that promoted alphabet recognition and subitising skills, while revisiting the knowledge we learned last term, including about the ocean and insects.
Most children on Zoom even exchanged email cards with their friends to show them how much they love and miss them!
We can’t wait until we can all be together in the same room soon! In the meantime, we look forward to our Prep orientations on Zoom and preparing for the end-of-year celebrations.
Say hello to little Andre!
Last term we congratulated Mrs Shari Nyatanga on the birth of her new baby. In this week’s newsletter we have a photo update to share with you of her beautiful boy, Andre David! Shari, while we miss you here at NCC we wish you well in this exciting new phase – and look forward to meeting Andre soon!
This week Mrs Simpson has shared an update on what her awesome Year 2 class have been up to so far this term.
Our worship times have been focused on identifying highlights and looking at blessings all around us. We are thankful for the goodness of God and are reflecting on how encouraging others can be a highlight for both us and them. In our Bible lessons, we are considering how we are like sheep and Jesus is our “good shepherd” who protects us. We even made fluffy sheep masks!
We’ve also been setting personal reading and writing goals, and looking at what it means to make them S.M.A.R.T. goals that are attainable and measurable. In Maths we are focusing on number and place value. We even had a cyber safety incursion online, which was a very fitting platform on which to learn this important information.
Here’s a glimpse into the slides that Mrs Simpson creates to welcome her Year 2s each morning!
We are excited to be getting ready for our new Preps for 2022! Our fabulous bus drivers were on delivery duty last term, handing out our Prep Packs filled with goodies including an NCC beanie and ‘Paint Your Own’ cookie box. We look forward to welcoming our new students into the NCC community!
This week we are celebrating our Year 12 class – but they have also continued to give back to our school community, specifically today with the premiere of “The School Show”! It was a fun-filled show providing entertainment and comedic relief for all Secondary students.
While studying and finishing off their final weeks of formal classes, they were also hard at work preparing this special afternoon for our students. It featured short films from our teachers showcasing their (questionable) tennis and cooking skills, tolerance of spicy noodles and more. The Year 12s then presented a live show for the students to enjoy over Zoom.
“We wanted to give something back to the school after a long year online. We loved the idea of a school TV show and just ran with it.“ – Secondary Captains
Year 12s, thank you for all that you continue to contribute to our school community. Enjoy these final days on campus, and know that we are praying for you and cheering you on!
Our sister school, Gilson College, has a position available for next year, and they are looking for current Year 12 students to apply.
Gilson College (Taylors Hill campus) is seeking expressions of interest in the role of Outdoor Education Trainee (Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation). The role will be to support and assist in the delivery of the school’s outdoor education program. The successful applicant will have the ability to relate well to staff and students, excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team.
Closing Date: Friday, 26 November 2021
Expressions of interest can be sent to Fiona Thomas at email@example.com
Seventh-day Adventist Schools (Victoria) Limited schools are child safe environments. We are committed to child safety and to promoting the cultural safety, participation and empowerment of all children, including children and young people with a disability and additional needs, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people, and children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
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