St Andrew's Christian School

KNOWLEDGE THROUGH CHRIST

The school is holding its annual Athletics Carnival at the Junction Hill athletics field today.  We are expecting great achievements from our top athletes, School Captain Joshua Rowe and State Cross Country runner Amity Stevenson.

The Year 11 and 12 Physics and Biology classes are going on an excursion to Dreamworld and Waterworld Amusement Parks in Coomera, QLD on Thursday 22nd June.  The bus will leave St. Andrew’s Christian School at 6 a.m. sharp and return by 8.00 p.m. the same day to school.  Parents will be expected to be at school by 8.00 p.m. to collect your child.

The classes will be participating in professional talks before the park opens thus requiring our arrival at Dreamworld no later than 9.15 a.m. with a 3 hour 15 minute travel time from Grafton.

The Physics students will be given a behind-the-scenes amusement ride tour to include design, operations and safety equipment and procedures by a Dreamworld staff member.  The students will then complete workbooks which will require the students to inspect the ride, perform calculations to determine accelerations and velocities.  Finally the students will be given the opportunity to travel in the ride with their mobile smartphone loaded with an application that collects acceleration data.  This data is then compared to their theoretically calculated values.  These rides will be located in Dreamworld as well as Waterworld.

The Biology students will be able to ride the amusement rides in both parks when not occupied with Biology topics.

Zone Soccer Gala Day - St. Andrew’s Christian School will be competing in the CSSA Northern Zone Soccer Gala Day.  This event will be held on Friday 23rd June at Arkinstall Park, Roberts Street, Tweed Heads South.  Our school will be competing the senior boys, senior girls, junior boys and open primary school divisions.

To make sure that we arrive on time for the first game, we will be departing from McDonalds, South Grafton at 5.00 a.m. sharp.  Please make sure that you child is on time.  If you live in the Lower Clarence area, we can arrange a time for your child to be picked up at Ferry Park (5.30 a.m. pick up).

We are expecting to return to McDonalds at South Grafton at approximately 6.30 pm.  Please ring the school at 3.30 pm so that we can give you an accurate expected time of arrival (66434770).

Each student is expected to be in their full school sports uniform.  Students need to bring their own boots and shin pads.  The school has a small supply of shin pads for students who don’t have any.  Please notify me in advance if your child requires them.  Sneakers are acceptable on the day, no sharp studs are to be worn.

Each students is reminded that they need to bring a water bottle, sunscreen and a hat.  There will be a canteen operating with drinks and light snacks, however students are encouraged to bring their own lunch.

Note:  Mouthguards are recommended

Krispy Kreme Fundraiser - A reminder for all families who placed Krispy Kreme orders, delivery will be on Friday 23rd June (this Friday).  Please make sure that your orders are picked up from the school library after school.

 

Parent/Teacher Evening will be held on Wednesday 28th June from 3.15 pm – 6.30 pm.

Parents/Teacher interviews are an important part of the school calendar, bringing parents and teachers for the benefit of the students and families in our school.  Our teaching staff will be available for 15 minute timeslots.  Please make your participation a priority.

Appointments – please call the office (66434770) to book your time slot. 

Afternoon Tea – a coffee van will be on site between 3 -5 pm with cappuccino, latte and hot chocolate for sale at a special price of $3.

Tea, coffee and homemade afternoon tea for the parents is also freely available outside the administration building.  Come along and meet other parents too.

Uniform Sale:  we have numerous second hand uniform items which will be for sale on the day.  This includes winter items, new shirts etc.  $5-$20 per item, cash only, no holds.

Supervision – a supervised family DVD will play in the prep classroom between 3 – 6.30 pm.  Children should be in this room or with parents.  Please book your child into this service at the office.  Snacks will be provided.

Please make every effort to attend so that you can discuss your child’s progress with our staff.

Student Achievements

One of our students, Samuel Eleveld (Year 7) is a finalist in the Australian Geographic Photographic Competition.  Congratulations to Samuel for the amazing achievement.

Tay-Lah Bradford (Year 11) has won a major Art award – The Grafton Gallery Adult Section of this year’s Art event.  Well Done Tay-Lah!

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