St Andrews Christian College

04 March 2019
Issue Thirteen
Principal
News                                              
Calendar
Parents and Friends
Senior School
Middle School
Junior School
Art
Community Notices
St Andrews Christian College
03 8847 8300
130 Tyner Road
Wantirna South, Victoria, 3152
AU

Principal

A GOD-CENTRED EDUCATION

Welcome everyone to our first newsletter of the year.

 

What a joy it is to be a school where we declare Jesus Christ as Lord!

 

An excellent education and a good ATAR is wonderful, but it is important to know that they do not guarantee success in life.  Only a God-centred education that is done in partnership with school/home/church will truly prepare our children for the future and for eternity.  

 

Charles Colson writes,

“All meaning and understanding are rooted in the ultimate reality of God who is.  Apart from Him, nothing was created.  Apart from Him, we are unable to perceive or to deduce truth about anything.”  If we do not base our educational efforts on the reality of God, then there is no truth.  If there is no truth, “then intellectual pursuits and education become merely a process.  Fads displace learning, the intellect withers, and we end up refining the analytical without knowing what is to be analysed.  …With no objective standard to point to what is true or real, music echoes discord; art reflects nothingness; literature stutters into chaos.”

 

In partnership with our families we will continue to educate and nurture our children based on God’s truth, love, hope and grace.  

 

Hopefully, our students will leave St Andrews with a God-centred worldview and be able to think and act according to God’s ways and ...His plan for their life.  

 

The ‘Religious Freedom’ battle is continuing in Parliament and unfortunately will probably be resolved by the Government party that wins the election this year.

 

As a College, we are standing firm to be a College that teaches God’s Word (scriptural truths) by staff who are committed Christians and model Christ to our students.

 

Please pray for our Prime Minister and all our parliamentarians, that they will be convinced that faith-based schools like ours need to operate in-line with our Statement of Faith, Our Values, Our Purpose and Motto.

 

Please pray for the College as we publicly stand up and advocate for faith-based schools, in our right to continue to function as a shalom community that is Christ-centred, God-fearing, Bible-based and Spirit-led.

 

Have a wonderful year!

 

My prayer for you all our community is the same as Paul’s for the Ephesians 3:16-19 (NIV)

“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

 

May God bless you.

Catriona Wansbrough

Principal

St Andrews Christian College

ALL HANDS ON DECK

It was all hands on deck on Friday the 1st February as school staff prepared to welcome back students for the new school year. Teachers, admin. and grounds staff were all primed and ready to launch into an exciting new school year. Even Principal Catriona Wansbrough rolled up her sleeves to attend to crossing duties and ensure students and parents were able to cross busy Tyner Road and arrive safely on day-1.



News                                              

2019 SCHOOL THEME COMPETITION
'JESUS, THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD'

Thank you to all the students who contributed to our 2019 school theme art competition 'Jesus, the light of the world'. 

It was gratifying to see so many entries from across the student body. The time, thoughtfulness and effort to produce these beautiful pieces of artwork was clearly evident by the high standard of entries received

and judges found it a very difficult process to select five finalists.

 

The five finalists were;
Caleb Ng - Year 9G
Victor Samuel - Year 7C

Katie Yee - Year 5S

Summy Yee - Year 7YC

Victoria Zhang - Year 5F

 

However, after a lengthy deliberations judges selected

the winning entry submitted by Katie Yee - Year 5S.

Katie's is pictured above (right) holding her winning entry.

Her artwork features a group of people symbolising humanity's, 

bathed in Jesus' divine light and bowing down in recognition of His Lordship.


The judges felt that Katie’s artwork best reflected the college’s Christ-centred focus and humanity's need to humbly recognise and accept Jesus' Lordship and authority. Special recognition is also given to the four other finalist for their hardwork in producing such unique and outstanding pieces of art.

Pictured above is Yun-Shing Hsieh (Visual Arts Captain)and Ben Audet (School Captain) with some of the wonderful contributions.

 

COLLEGE SURVEY REFLECTS POSITIVE IMPROVEMENT

Vividus Marketing have just released their findings into the performance of St Andrews Christian College for the 2018 school year.

 

A comprehensive study was undertaken across all facets of the College's activities and a number of findings emerged in regard to the College’s overall performance and satisfaction levels.

 

Consequently, the board are pleased to announce that the College has shown significant improvement across all areas with it's greatest strengths reflected in;

 

1- The Christian ethos/values

2-The quality of teaching

3-The performance of students in Academics

4-The sense of community within the College

5-The leadership of the College

 

Top Areas of Satisfaction were;

1-Appropriate Christian Emphasis (96%)

2-Effective communication methods (96%)

3-Caring attitudes of Teachers towards students (95%)

4-The College’s vision and mission integrated into school life (94%)

5-Positive Christian value reflected by staff (93%)

 

A more detailed breakdown of results can be viewed by clicking the following link.

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TIM TAM SLAM

February 16th 2019 was International Tim-Tam day and what dinky-di Aussie doesn't love a yummy Tim-Tam? However British born Andrew Farmer, our Junior school PE Teacher, was in no doubt that the English 'Penguin' version of Tim-Tams was supremely better!

 

SO THE CHALLENGE WAS ON!!

 

Could our blind folded taste tester tell the difference between the good old Aussie 'Tim-Tams' and the English 'Penguins'?

 

Deputy Principle Tim Farmilo (King TIM) and PA Tamie Dekker (Queen TAM) accepted the challenge.

 

What was King Tim and Queen Tam's VERDICT?

Penguins - uurrrgh!

Tim Tams - mmmm!

JENNY PROVIS NHULUNBUY BOUND

 

Hi all,

Ken and I had a great drive up to Nhulunbuy. It took 5 days, the last day driving the 700km dirt track into town. Our dog, Bella, loved it. We camped the first 2 nights and then when we reached Tennant Creek we saw it was 46 degrees and thought better of it.

 

We love Nhulunbuy and knew what to expect due to our many holidays here. It has been very hot, many days sitting on 35 with high humidity. I just praise God for air-conditioning in this modern era. The wet season has been very spasmodic and only now are we getting the real torrential rains. They are great fun and lovely to stand out in. We don't understand the concept of cold anymore!

 

Ken has been working and really enjoying it. We have met most of the MAF families and been invited to dinner quite a few times. It's lovely going out to dinner and you walk because they are around the corner. I have been relaxing, relaxing again and yet again. My biggest decision has been what time to go to the pool in town. I loooove living in a little community, no traffic, easy to get everywhere, talk to your neighbours etc. And best of all we've got the grandkids so close by. It's very exciting seeing them regularly. The 4 year old, Ethan, melted my heart last weekend. We went out fishing on Jesse's boat and Ethan sat up the back next to me. I asked him if he wanted to sit on the other side so he was next to poppa as well. He said "no, I want to sit with you nonna."

 

Most of the houses are like beach holiday houses, very basic and quite small. I asked God for a house with a verandah and we have 3 verandahs. Nothing, and I mean nothing matches inside our house so you can't be too house proud, but it's great for us. We are really thankful it has 3 bedrooms. It's also great having no stuff hanging around, no clutter, all simple and basic.

 

Well I hope you all have a great start to the 2019 school year and really enjoy your classes.

 

I have attached some photos of our trip up and living up here. 

Bye for now

Jenny

Calendar

IMPORTANT COMING EVENTS FOR TERM 1 2019:

 

•           Monday 11th March  – Labour Day – College Closed

            - No school for staff or students

•           Tuesday 12th March – Preps start full week at school

•           Tuesday 12th,  Thursday 14th & Friday 15th March

             - Year 9 City Experience

•           Wednesday 13th March - Year 5 – 12 Community House  

            - Swimming Carnival (new date)

•           Monday 18th March – Friday 22nd March – Year 6 Canberra Trip

•           Wednesday 20th – Friday 22nd March – VCE Camp

•           Thursday 21st March – Principal’s Morning Tea

•           Monday 25th March – Friday 5th April

            - Prep – Year 6 Swimming program

•           Friday 5th April – Prep – Year 6 Swimming Carnival

•           Friday 5th April – Last day of term 1

 

 

TERM DATES

TERM DATES FOR 2019

Term 1
Friday 1st February – Friday 5th April
*Preps start on Monday 4th February

 

Term 2
Wednesday 24th April – Friday 28th June
*Note: Term 3 holidays are 2.5 weeks and not 3 weeks as in previous years

 

Term 3
Thursday 18th July – Friday 20th September

 

Term 4
Monday 7th October – Tuesday 10th December

Parents and Friends

WELCOME BACK

Dear Parents

On behalf of the Parents and Friends Association (“PFA”) I would like to welcome you back to 2019 and we look forward to providing a range of activities for families to become involved in throughout the year in support of the College.

 

 All Parents who pay the $5 PFA levy as part of the school fees are members of the PFA. Meetings are held at least once a term and an AGM is held in Term 4. 

Throughout the year the PFA run community, service and fundraising events. In recent years the PFA have helped fund the Junior School toilets, the Media and Film program, landscaping around the new Senior School building, Family Picnics and various Food Days each term.

VOLUNTEERING

Parents are reminded that if you are volunteering at school, you'll need a current Working With Children Check. These can be done online and then submitted at a post office at no cost.

 

The school also requires parents who volunteer or go on excursions to read and sign a Child Safety Code of Conduct form, which is available from the school office.

PARENT PARTICIPATION HOURS

Families can participate by being involved in a variety of activities. During the year, notices will be sent out requesting parent help at various events or activities, for example, helping at sports carnivals, covering library books, icy pole Fridays, 2nd Hand Uniform Shop, PFA events, classroom help or attending working bees.

 

Parents are required to record the hours they have completed in the Parent Hours Book which is kept in the College Office. You will be charged a Parent Participation fee of $250 at the commencement of each year and will be credited at the end of the term for any work done. You will be credited at a rate of $25 per hour of work completed, up to a maximum of $250 for the year. The time requirement for each family is ten hours per year.

 

Keep an eye out for notices in the Week at a Glance for activities and events being held each Term.

SCHOOL BANKING

School Banking will take place on each Tuesday of the School Term.

SECOND HAND UNIFORM SHOP

The Uniform Shop is located just next to the Multi-Purpose Hall and student drop off area.

The Uniform Shop will open from 8:30am - 9:30am each Wednesday during the Term.

Please note that due to the generosity of families; we currently have a large stock of second-hand uniforms at the present time and will not be accepting further donations of uniforms until the start of Term 3.

ICY POLE FRIDAY

Icy Pole Friday will take place every Friday lunchtime.

2019 PFA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

President:                     Andrew O’Brien

Vice President:            Sally Wade

Secretary:                      Lesley Goh

Treasurer:                     Eric Chen

Email:                              [email protected]

 

Andrew O’Brien
PFA President

Senior School

STUDENT SHOEBOX FOR CAMBODIA

"The 2018 Mission Discovery trip was an incredible and unforgettable experience which has impacted us all, not only in our knowledge and understanding, but spiritually as well.

Although it is considered a developing country, Cambodia is filled with extravagant, historic temples, tight and cramped marketplaces and many small villages with a strong sense of community. One thing that we noticed straight away, was that many locals, especially the children, would often smile and wave at us even though we were complete strangers to them.

 

Although it is a beautiful country, Cambodia is still recovering from a civil war where millions of citizens, separated from their families, were forced into makeshift prison cells made from old classrooms. There they were tortured mercilessly before many were killed. It was a dark time in their nation’s history but together they have become a stronger nation.

 

Samaritan’s Purse has been supporting their recovery and development and we had the opportunity, during the Discovery Trip, to experience and participate in some of the projects through which Cambodian Christians were helping to improve the lives of their fellow Cambodians. The money that we have raised from fundraisers here at St Andrews is sent to Samaritans Purse where they use it for projects such as the Hope Project that was designed to provide a sustainable source of clean water through water tanks for villages or bio-sand filters (BSF) for families. We even had the opportunity of installing a few filters before sharing lunch with a village family.

 

Food security is also low in rural areas of Cambodia, especially for developing infants, and over 40% of their children in some areas are malnourished. SP created a recipe called ‘bor-bor’ or a type of rice porridge that contains easily accessible ingredients such as egg yolks, green vegetables and fish that provide all the required nutrients in order for the children’s bodies to grow.

 

However, the most memorable highlight for all of us was experiencing the sense of joy from the school children as we handed out the shoeboxes to them. (On this note, I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to fill those shoeboxes and bringing happiness to all the kids, not only in Cambodia, but all over the world.) Although interacting with all these kids was difficult due to the language barrier, our facial expressions and hand gestures were enough for us to share the laughter and delight with these beautiful children.

 

Highlights in our travels included; listening to inspirational testimonies regarding the power of persevering in prayer which God was using to change difficult or impossible situations;  having devotions with the team of Samaritan’s Purse; trying strange foods like fried spiders, frogs, snake and grubs. From ploughing the ground, feeding the chickens and enduring the bumpy road trips, I can never fully express the fun and joy we all experienced as a team in blessing others and each other.

 

A special thanks to staff and parents who contributed to this journey by praying or packing a shoebox. Last but not least, thanks to God, who gave us safety throughout the journey, and the opportunity for us to see the Holy Spirit working in us and through the lives of the Cambodian people we met."

 

Eunice Lim Year 11E

 

YEAR 10 CAMP

Week 3 of this term was an exciting one for the Year 10s, as they set off to Camp Coolamatong in the Gippsland Lakes, run by Scripture Union. With God’s beautiful scenic artwork as a backdrop, the students leapt head-first into a range of water sports and other outdoor activities, along with an overnight hike. They splashed behind a speedboat on inflatable tubes, rode bikes through peaceful bushland, cooked dinner on camp-stoves, and learned to operate sail boats. It was also a wonderful chance to get to know each other better and celebrate the theme of ‘community’ through games, shared meals, and devotional times. Memories were made and relationships strengthened, both of which are sure to last for many years to come.

 

LEADERSHIP DAY

"On Tuesday the 12th of February, I had the privilege of participating in a leadership day. The day began with an incursion where Tim from CYC camp talked to the group about many things to do with leadership. One of the things that stood out to me were the 3 myths of leadership, knowing these myths gave me a clearer understanding of what good leadership should be. When this session concluded, we all headed to Knox for lunch together. We split into groups with Senior Leaders and Middle Leaders and competed against each other in an Amazing Race around Knox. Alex, Yunny and Mikaela won (see picture below). Overall, I had a really fun time and look forward to more opportunities like this in the future."

Kate Courtis (Middle School Captain)

 

DANICA'S BIG DATA CHALLENGE

"On the 22nd of February I was one of three students who had the privilege of attending Monash University's Big Data Challenge. This day consisted of approximately 80 students from schools all across Victoria that participated in one of four challenges - Actuarial Science Challenge, Business Analytics Challenge, Applied Mathematics Challenge and the Data Analysis Challenge. I chose the Actuarial Science Challenge as this was an area of study that had peaked my interest, and I thought that this challenge would be excellent exposure to what a career in this area would involve. In this challenge we were asked to create a mathematical model to demonstrate how much a person, who would be 15 in the year of 2050, should save throughout their lifetime to ensure that they had sufficient retirement funds. After the challenge, we were lucky enough to be able to listen to current students and industry professionals about their related fields and where maths at university can take you. Overall, this day was incredibly interesting, and was an amazing opportunity to see where maths can take you in the future."

Danica Dreyer Year 12

2018 VCE RESULTS

Congratulations to the class of 2018 and their results!

It is with great pleasure that St Andrews Christian College celebrates the outstanding academic results achieved by the class of 2018. Once again the school has had the largest number of students graduate in its history as well as the largest number of subject offerings made available to the 2018 students.

 

The top performing student, and Dux of the College for 2018, is Caleb Wu, who achieved an ATAR of 98.95! - an incredible accomplishment and one he can be proud of.

Caleb completed his entire schooling at St Andrews from Prep., all the way through to Year 12.  One of the highlights was seeing how Caleb was able to reflect on the ways in which he was taught, and grew over the years, in areas that extended far beyond his academic studies.

 

Forty percent of our St Andrews students achieved ATARs above 80 with many being offered places at a range of universities that include: The University of Melbourne, Monash University, RMIT, Deakin, Latrobe and Swinburne in diverse disciplines such as Biomedicine and Fine Arts to Exercise and Sport Science and Business.

 

All staff at St Andrews are delighted to see our students successfully move on from the College and take their skills and learning to positively impact all parts of our society. Please continue to pray for these students as they transition to University.

ENGAGE AND EMPOWER

St Andrews Career Guidance and Pathways Program

At St Andrews we teach our students that each is an individual, created in the image of God with a unique purpose to fulfil as part of a great picture. I am passionate about supporting our students to reach their career goals and ensure they receive all the relevant information to help them prepare for the future.

 

We’ve had a great start to 2019 and have prepared  a number of exciting programs and activities for our Senior School students.

 

From 20 to 22 March our Yr. 9&10 students will be engaged in the following programs:

Tax, Super + You - Australian Taxation Office Schools Education Program (Yr.9&10)

Optus Digital Thumbprint  - (Yr. 9&10) Year 9: Explore how what we see and hear online affects what we think, feel and do and Year 10: Explore the benefits of a balanced online/offline life

Start Smart (Yr.10) - an interactive learning experience that is designed to engage students and empower them to make confident financial choices: Earning, Saving, Spending, Investing and Enterprise

VIC Roads ‘Road Smart’ (Yr.10) –the beginner driver Road Safety Education and Training Program  

My Career Match (Yr.10) – the Personalised Career Report

13 June – Monash University Clayton Campus School Visit for Yr. 11&12 students

24-28 June – Yr. 10 Work Experience

St Andrews Careers Newsletter is a great resource for our students and parents. I aim to provide information about the latest offerings from universities and TAFEs, upcoming Expos, Open Days and workshops and it is inspiring to hear students’ comments about the programs and workshops that they have attended.

 

Our life is about glorifying God and loving one another and our careers is an extension of that. We seek to serve God and other people through our work and I look forward to another productive year and many learning opportunities it brings for St Andrews students.

 

Mrs Irena Yevlahova

Careers Coordinator

Bien Joué MATTHEW STEPHEN

Year 10 student Matthew Stephen has recently returned from a 12 month exchange trip to France. He represented St Andrews Christian College in a most exemplary way, receiving a special commendation Award and Letter from Southern Cross Cultural Exchange for his character, cultural sensitivity and the manner in which he conducted himself abroad. Matthew's passion to learn all about things French, it's people, life and culture has broadened his life experience and will keep him in good stead for the future. Well done Matthew, St Andrews is proud of you and you have set a high bench mark for future St Andrews exchange students following your path.

YUM! YUM!
YEAR 12 GIRLS PICNIC LUNCH

The year 12 girls put together an amazing spread for their little picnic social which was held at lunch time on Wednesday 13th February.  It was a beautiful time of laughter and relaxed chatter with simply splendid food.  Well done girls.  Looking forward to more lunches like this.

Middle School

ST ANDREWS TEAMS WIN 2018 
GLOBAL ECO CHALLENGE PRIZE

On three days in September, towards the end of Term 3, 28 Year 7 and 8 students from St Andrews took on the 2018 Eco Challenge in teams of two. The Challenge annually provides an exciting and authentic learning experience for students through the online strategic game, Aqua Republica, to explore issues and solutions relating to water management and sustainable development. Over 600 teams played around the world and the age range of competitors stretched from as young as Year 5 to tertiary-aged students.

 

This year, AUSTRALIA had the largest number of participants out of the 45 countries involved. Australia had 4 teams in the Top 10, and all four these teams were from St Andrews Christian College! Joshua O’Donnell and Leon Hiew, two Year 7 students, were the overall Australian winners, and also placed second in the global competition. In second place were Cyrus Ting and Matthew Baker (Year 7) and in third place Noah Low and Kevin Wang (also from Year 7). According to the organisers, the St Andrews teams in general ranked very highly across both the national and international events. What an amazing achievement for our students!

 

Joshua O’Donnell deserves special mention, as he played the winning game! Both Joshua O’Donnell and Leon Hiew, his teammate, received a certificate and $250.00 Coles/Myer gift card for first place in Australia from Curtin University in WA, as well as a $150 Amazon gift card for achieving second place in Australia. They also each received certificates from the international organisers for first place in Australia and second place internationally.

 

Cyrus Ting and his teammate Matthew Baker, each received a certificate and a Coles/Myer gift card to the value of $150 for achieving second place in Australia, and also a certificate each from the international organisers, honouring this achievement. Noah Low and his teammate Kevin Wang, received a certificate and a $100 Coles/Myer gift card each for achieving third place in Australia, as well as a certificate from the international organisers, honouring their achievement. Congratulations to these students for taking on the challenge and being devoted to growth!

 

Christa Cloete

Head of Year 7/8 

CALEB ROCKS CHINA

Our congratulations and prayers go with Caleb Elbourne (7H) who has been selected to tour China with Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical “School of Rock”. Caleb performed the Melbourne season between October 2018 and February this year, and will now continue to play the role of “Lawrence”, one of the child lead actors and the keyboard player in the onstage band, for the Australasian tour. Caleb will be in China until June. Well done, and bless you, Caleb! - The Creative Arts Faculty.

 

CSEN MUSIC DAY AT MARANATHA

For the first time ever St Andrews music students are participating in CSEN music performances this term. Our first rehearsal day was on 18 February at Maranatha Christian School in Officer, and members of Concert Band, MaxiVox and String Ensemble had a fabulous day rehearsing music with students from five other Christian Schools. The next rehearsal day will take place on Thursday 7 March, with the final rehearsal day and concert taking place on Friday 29 March.

OPPOSITION SMASHED FOR SIX

The Year 7/8 team won its first game against Maranatha CC in the CSEN competition. Way to go boys, keep smashing those sixes!

NEW BOYS SOCCER UNIFORMS

The St Andrews boys soccer team has just been fitted out with slick new uniforms to add the 'pro' feel when they run onto the pitch. The impressive new looks must be worth a couple extra goals in every game.

As the old adage says "look good, feel good, play good"

 

Junior School

CHINESE LANGUAGE STUDIES INTRODUCED TO ST ANDREWS

It is so exciting that Chinese Language has been introduced to St Andrew this year! Students experienced and learnt some simple greetings for the Chinese New Year. If you see them around campus, don't forget to give them a big smile and friendly "Ni Hao" 你好!

Rebecca Lim

 

MYSTERY READERS

Superheroes love reading too! The Year 1s were thrilled to have Spiderman 'swing' by to read them "The Book with No Pictures". Mystery Readers show our students that reading is an exciting, adventurous time, with so many opportunities for fun and laughter. Because as we all know, everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it, even if the words say BLORK. Or BLUURF. Or BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY. Everyone had a super-fun time. Mystery Readers show that everyone who reads gets to be a Superhero. 

PRIMARY  PE/SPORT

The St Andrews Primary Sports “ Academy” is up and running for 2019 with another busy year of PE and Sport planned. Do look at all the Sport dates on the school website and follow your regular update e-mails that contain all the information you need about Clubs, teams and sports carnivals.

 

Again we are looking forward to our regular events such as the SSV Swim carnival for selected swimmers, House swimming for Years 5 -15 and the CSEN swim carnival for Primary students Years 3-6 on Thursday March 18 at Ringwood pool.

 

Soccer Club for Years 2-4 begins for four weeks on Tuesdays (3:30-4:30pm) from March 12 and Soccer League from March 14 (4:30-5:30pm) at Knox Regional Football Centre for Years 3-9. All forms have been e-mailed out to ALL parents. PLEASE check your sports e-mails for updates on tennis, netball and basketball opportunities for your children. The PE staff at St Andrews are all working incredibly hard to provide these opportunities and if you have time to get involved and hold a Working With Children Check PLEASE let me know! Let’s make St Andrews a real sporting powerhouse and please get involved where you can and positively support all students, teams and staff involved in the Sport program. Thanks for your support.

Andrew Farmer - PE Teacher

SSV DISTRICT SWIM CHAMPS

The primary swim team WON the Wantirna SSV district swimming trophy in February. We had some wonderful achievements from the Year 3- 6 swimmers and many will return for the next Divisional round in a couple of weeks. Thanks to Cailyn Holland and many parents for supporting the team!! Onwards and upwards Tokyo 20220 Olympics here comes St Andrews !!!

PREPS GET OFF TO A FLYING START

We have just completed day 10 of Prep and had so much fun learning, playing  and discovering how God created the world. We have learnt about the colours of the rainbow, number 1-5,  have been practicing how to write our names. We have had lots of fun in the playground meeting new friends and exploring St. Andrews.

Mrs Pilllfeant - Prep P Teacher

 

 

YEAR 2's DISCOVER AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS ART

On Friday March 1st the Year 2's visited NGV for an introduction to traditional and contemporary Australian indigenous art. They were given a wonderful guided tour and lecture about the amazing culture and concepts that inspired the unique style of art. After an awesome tour we braved the heat and walked to the Oak lawn at the Botanic gardens. Under the cool shade of magnificent oak trees the Year 2's created some beautiful artwork of their own. It was a fantastic day enjoyed by everyone. Well done Year 2's!

Sally Darlison - Year 2 Teacher

 

Art

MIDDLE SCHOOL ART

Middle School Art has gotten off to a wonderful start!

Year 6 are designing and making a ceramic candle holder which when ‘lit’ will shine light from within through ‘holes’ that are the shape of each student’s passion. The concept is that we can shine for Jesus, allowing Him to use us where ever we are. Some have chosen their sporting club, others their family. It has been great to hear the ways these students want to shine for Jesus!

 

Year 7 visited the National Gallery of Victoria on the 19th of February and were astonished by the highly contrasting designs and mathematical artworks of Excher X Nendo. In class they have drawn Mobius Strips with unique ‘creatures’ walking along them in an infinity loop.

Year 8 are astounding me with their commitment to a new project – Monochromatic Self-Portraits!

 

As each student becomes more familiar with Schoolbox we will add pictures and other information about what we are up to!

Keep Creating!

Mrs Heading - Head of Creative Arts

CHIHULY CHANDELIER COMPETITION

How many bottles did it take to produce this Chilhuly Chandelier?

Thats the question posed to all students. The top two closest guesses will win a Rebel Sport and Koorong voucher respectively.

 

Entry forms are available from each homeroom and the number of entries flowing in has been tremendous. Competition closes end of term, so get your entry in now. 

 

(Dale Chihuly is a contemporary American glassblower whose large-scale installations can be found on permanent display in institutions worldwide. His works are considered to possess outstanding artistic merit in the field of blown glass.)

YEAR 7 CRUISE INTO NGV

Year 7 absolutely LOVED their experience at the NGV. They took their Visual Diaries and sketched away as they journeyed through the Nendo interpretation of M.C Escher’s work. From light shows to dramatic installations, video and interactive art, each student came away inspired to use mathematical tessellations and optical illusions in their own art. Look out for their Mobius Strips and Cabbage Chairs!

Keep Creating!

Mrs Heading - Head of Creative Arts

Community Notices

Newsletter 13

This section of our newsletter is to give our families information about programs being run by organisations outside of the school which may interest our school families.

 

These organisations are not endorsed by St Andrews Christian College.

KNOX CITY FC
Junior Players Wanted - Boys & Girls

BOYS AND GIRLS WANT TO PLAY SOCCER IN 2019 ??”
Knox City Soccer Club are are a “quality”  community Club and great supporters of St Andrews Christian College. Currently they are looking for boys and girls who are interested in playing soccer. Details are available on their website http://www.knoxcityfc.com.au/ or parents and students can talk to Mr Farmer in PE Department if interested.Currently they are running a girls Soccer registration for just $50 - the cheapest in the East !!

 

Australian Girls Choir

Australian Girls Choir – February Open Classes

Look no further than the Australian Girls Choir (AGC) because we encourage, challenge and inspire girls as they learn to sing, dance and perform. School aged girls are invited to try our fun and inclusive classes and learn more about being part of the AGC! Contact us if you would like to attend a free trial class in February.

Ph 9859 6499 or email [email protected]

 

 

 

 

Journey to Jordan & Israel

Information session

Jordan and Israel trip, 15-28 January, 2020

You may be thinking about going on this trip, and need a little more information to help you to decide. This information session may answer some of your questions.

When:              Sunday March 17 at 3.00pm

Where:            Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 5 Morris St, Upwey

The Founder and Director of Olive Tree Travel, Steven Green has a great understanding and knowledge of Israel and Jordan as he has led many tours to this area. He will be at Upwey to give a full briefing of the trip and to answer your questions.

 

For catering purposes, please RSVP me for the information session by Friday March 15 by either emailing [email protected]

or phoning/texting 0437 592 411

 

NB The deposit date has been put back to March 29, 2019

 

Nunawading Basketball

 

St Andrews Christian College
Parent - General Overview of Vividus Survey 2018 - Feb 2019.pdf
Parent - General Overview of Vividus Survey 2018 - Feb 2019.pdf
RSBC_ComeNTry19_A5.pdf
Parent - General Overview of Vividus Survey 2018 - Feb 2019.pdf
Principal Wansbrough on crossing duties