St Andrew's Christian School

KNOWLEDGE THROUGH CHRIST

On Friday afternoon we had our Parents and Friends Annual General Meeting and a new executive was nominated.

President – Mrs Debbie Simpson, Treasurer-Mrs Ruth Zylstra, Secretary-Mrs Alison Massina, Executive-Mrs Jannella Murphy and Executive-Mrs Tabetha Johnston.

Year 10 Geography and Year 11 Biology classes are undertaking a mandatory field trip to complete field work.  Tomorrow (Wednesday 8th March) the students will be travelling in the school bus to the Split Solitary Aquarium in Coffs Harbour.  They will be studying the impact of humans a on a river/creek system around the Coffs Harbour area.  The students will be guided by an experienced scientist to conduct various water tests at three different sites along the Coffs Creek.  After conducting the water tests, they will be given a guided tour of the Aquarium and the research facilities before returning to school.

The students will need to be at school by 8.15 a.m. as they will be leaving at 8.30 a.m. sharp.  They will be returning to school at 2.45 p.m.

Year 10 students will need to wear their Sport uniform including a hat and bring old shoes as we may get wet feet.  Year 11 Biology students need to wear their formal uniform, hat and bring old shoes.

Students will also need to bring recess, lunch and a drink. 

Northern Zone Touch Football Championships

St. Andrew’s Christian will be competing in the Northern Zone Touch Football on Thursday 9th March 2017 (new date) at Saunders Oval, Ballina. The championship will be a round robin format tournament with our school fielding mixed primary as well as secondary teams (junior / senior boys and girls).

The bus will depart at 7.00am from McDonalds, South Grafton. Please make sure your child is there at 6:50am so that the bus can leave at 7:00 am sharp. The bus will be traveling down the Pacific Highway to Ballina and passing by the Lower Clarence area. If it is more convenient for your child to be picked up and dropped off at one of the locations below, please indicate in the permission form below.

  1. Ferry Park (please be ready to catch bus at this stop at 7:30am)
  2. At the Iluka turn off on the Pacific Highway (please be ready to catch bus at this stop at

7:45 am)

All games aim to be completed by 3:00pm (approximately). This means that we will be returning to Grafton McDonalds (South Grafton) at approximately 4:30pm. To confirm that we are leaving on time and therefore arriving on time back to McDonalds South Grafton, (or earlier pick up places) please ring the school between 3:00 and 3:30pm (6643 4770) to confirm our time of arrival.

Note: It is important that all parents are ready to drop off and pick up their child at the times given as we want to be on time to the competition and return home at a reasonable time in the afternoon.  Please be aware that if your child is to be dropped off at Ferry Park you must be waiting there to pick them up. We are unable to leave students waiting at the park and if there is no one there to pick them up within 5 minutes they will be brought back to McDonalds in South Grafton as we need to get the remainder of the coach back as close to schedule as possible.

The school sports uniform is to be worn on the day. In addition to this, students are encouraged to bring their own lunch and water bottle as only a canteen with some light food and drinks will be available. 

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