Year 12 - Class of 2016

St Andrews Christian College

21 October 2016
Issue Ten
Principal
Notices
Calendar
Junior School
Middle School
Senior School
Parents and Friends
Art
Duke of Edinburgh
Extra Curricular Activities
Library
St Andrews Christian College
03 8847 8300
130 Tyner Road
Wantirna South, Victoria, 3152
AU

Principal

 

Greetings Parents and Friends,

 

It is a very busy time at school as we head into exams and end-of-year activities.

 

This week, we bid farewell to our Year 12 students at a special, formal assembly.

 

This formality is done at most schools but not many schools would pray daily for their students as we do.  Not many schools have a connection across the whole school which displays a care for all students and a connected vibrant community responsible for encouraging and building each other up.

 

This was beautifully displayed in this week’s Final Year 12 Assembly where the Prep classes presented special bookmarks they made for each Year 12 student.  As a whole community we prayed for them, thanked them and acknowledged their valuable input into St Andrews Christian College over the years.

The photos of each Year 12 student are displayed in the staffroom, and as a staff we pray for each student in their study and on each day of their exams.

 

We pray that our students will personally know our Lord Jesus Christ and have a personal relationship with Him throughout their whole lives.  This is what is important and it this relationship that will help them to live full and rewarding lives.

 

“My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”          Colossians 2:2-3 (NIV)

 

I have this beautiful prayer (author unknown) that I give to parents at the Valedictory Dinner each year.  It is a prayer that reminds us that our children are a gift from God and that we need to release our children for God’s purposes and for His will and not our own.

 

There is so much freedom in releasing our children to God, for we know that He knows all, He knows best and even loves our children more than we do (that is hard to imagine isn’t it?)

 

Dear Father in Heaven,

 

Who gave your Son to be one of us, embrace

these our sons and daughters

Reach out and touch them with your love,

So that they will stop where they are,

Sense your presence and turn to you.

Take them and make them what you created them to be, not what we wish for them.

When they wander away, draw them back to you.

Keep them from smallness of spirit.

Help them to use their gifts to serve others

As for us, help us to love them without possessiveness.

Help us to be firm and correct them when we must.

Help us to be patient as they strive to find themselves.

Help us to guide them with your wisdom.

Help us to love letting them go.

And when the work is done, and they are formed, raised and gone,

Help us to turn back to you, without our children, and to continue our own journey

Wiser and more understanding of you and your ways with us, your children,

Because we have borne children of our own, AMEN.

 

Blessings on your week,

Catriona

Equal Opportunity Amendment (Religious Exceptions) Bill 2016

This Bill has been relisted for debate in the Legislative Council for Tuesday 25th October, 2016.

 

Please keep praying that this Bill is not passed and please express your concerns to Members of the Legislative Council.

John Presant – New Head of Senior School from 2017

We have a new Head of Senior School for St Andrews Christian College from 2017 – Mr John Presant.  I am very confident that John will do a fantastic job and be able to take over the wonderful work Greg has done to further grow and develop our Senior School.
 
John’s faith is central to him, he is committed to Christ and following Christ. John and his wife Kari are actively involved at Syndal Baptist Church.
 
He is a proven leader with strong leadership skills, outstanding as a teacher/educator, a confident communicator, a problem solver, very relational and a global thinker.
 
John is greatly respected and well-liked and comes highly recommended from his colleagues at Chairo Christian School, where he is currently Head of Senior School at the Drouin campus. He is committed to Christian education and the pursuit of academic excellence.
 
John has forwarded to me some background information about himself and his family:

John Presant grew up in California, USA. He completed his schooling in America and subsequently graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) with an Arts Degree with majors in History and Philosophy.
He first arrived in Australia as a missionary with Student Life, a division of Campus Crusade for Christ with the aim to start Christian clubs at University campuses in Melbourne. Enjoying Melbourne, and Australian culture, he decided to stay. He completed his Graduate Diploma of Education, with methods in SOSE and Commerce, at Deakin University. In 2014, he finished his Master’s Degree in Educational Management from the University of Melbourne.
He began teaching at Maranatha Christian School and then took a position at Wesley College, Glen Waverley campus. Most recently, John has been the Head of Senior School at the Drouin Campus of Chairo Christian School. In his teaching career John has held other positions such as: Year Level Coordinator, Faculty Coordinator, and Mentor Teacher as well as an assessor for the VCE Legal Studies Exam. He has taught a range of subjects including English, Humanities, Economics, History, Business Management, and Legal Studies. John is committed to Christian Education and the pursuit of academic excellence.
John is married to his wife of 9 years, Kari, and has a five-year-old daughter and two-year-old son, Levi. Verity will be in prep at St Andrews next year. John and his wife are currently expecting child number three in late February next year.  Their family currently attends Syndal Baptist Church and are involved in leading the children’s program on Sundays. One of his passions in life is sport. He has played baseball, basketball, tennis, and in recent years cricket and Australian rules football. He is a keen supporter of the Melbourne Football Club and enjoys going to games with his daughter.

Please pray and thank God for Greg and Maureen Crotty and John and Kari Presant, and pray for all the changes that will be happening in their lives.
 
It is great that Greg will be staying with us at St Andrews.  He will focus on teaching in the classroom, a role that he loves!

St Andrews Christian College – Top 50 Schools in Australia – The Weekend Australia October 1-2, 2016

 

It is wonderful to get this recognition and we celebrate this fact.  We will also continue to grow stronger in our learning and teaching so we become a leading educational institution.  But we also know that this report is just based on NAPLAN scores and NAPLAN results/VCE results do not make a top school.

 

It is our shalom community that is Christ-centred, God-fearing, Bible-based, Spirit-led that makes our College rich and special.  It is our reliance on Christ and our relationship with Him and with each other and our students that makes St Andrews a TOP school.

 

May we never lose the real heart of who we are as a school and why we exist: to educate our students to know Christ and their purpose in Him.

 

Notices

Photo: Duke of Edinburgh New Zealand Expedition

Child Safety Code of Conduct

St Andrews has recently adopted a Child Safety Code of Conduct for all College helpers / volunteers. 


If you volunteer at the school, or intend to in the future, please return the Declaration on the last page of the attachment below to the front office as soon as possible.

Zoe Watson

School Office

 

NCSS Nationals Competition in Sydney 2017

5 of our students have qualified for the NCSS Nationals competition in Sydney for 2017.  Congratulations to Olivia Rowland (basketball), Lucy Potter (netball), Sarah Alexander (netball), Talar Hagobian (netball) and Audrey Ang (netball).  All 5 of these students will be heading up to Sydney in May next year to represent TeamVic in the National Christian Sporting Schools competition.  Leon Ambrosino (basketball) is also named as an emergency.

 

Steve Mellody

Head of PE and Sport

Summer Uniform for Term 4

From Term 4, students should all be in summer uniform. Also, please ensure your children have a hat to wear as this is a requirement in Term 4.

 

Tim Farmilo

Deputy Principal

New School App

The school has a new communication app.

The tiqbiz app works on a range of smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops.  It isn’t limited to just the iPhone or iPad making it a great tool for everyone.


If you haven’t already downloaded the app, we would encourage you to please do so in order that you can receive up-to-date information from the school.

 

Download the app from tiqbiz.com.au or from the App store or Google Playstore.

 

Tim Farmilo

Deputy Principal

Prayer Group

Wednesdays at 8:45am

This year the St Andrews Parent Prayer Group will be meeting every Wednesday morning at 8:45am in the meeting room next to the school office.

 

The St Andrews Prayer Group would like to welcome and invite all parents to come along and join in prayer, with other parents, for the needs of the St Andrews school community. 

 

It is a great opportunity to join in fellowship with other parents.

 

For specific prayer requests, there is a prayer request box at the front reception desk for you to put your request in if you are unable to join us.

 

We are greatly blessed at St Andrews to have the opportunity to gather together for prayer. As Christians we are called to pray, and we encourage parents to join us. Be reassured that you don’t have to pray out loud if you are not comfortable in doing so.

 

Suzy Song

Prayer Group Coordinator

House Community Points

Barton 476

Deakin 454

Parkes 366

Calendar

Important Coming Events for Term 4 2016:

 

October

 

Week 4B

  • Monday 24th - Whole School Assembly 8:55am*
  • Monday 24th - Multicultural Dress Day
  • Tuesday 25th - Duke of Ed Commando Course
  • Tuesday 25th - French Day Fundraiser
  • Wednesday 26th - Parent Prayer Meeting 8:45am*
  • Wednesday 26th - Yr12 Exams Commence
  • Wednesday 26th - CSSN Yr9/10 Rally Day
  • Wednesday 26th - PFA Staff Appreciation Morning Tea
  • Thursday 27th - Yr10 The High School Cancer Challenge
  • Friday 28th - Transition and Orientation Day
  • Friday 28th - Yr5/6 Basketball Round 1
  • Friday 28th - Yr2 Stay Late

Week 5A

  • Monday 31st – Mid Term Break (no school)

November

  • Tuesday 1st -Mid Term Break (no school)
  • Wednesday 2nd - Parent Prayer Meeting 8:45am*
  • Wednesday 2nd  - CSSN Yr7/8 Rally Day
  • Wednesday 2nd - Prep 2017 Orientation Day
  • Saturday 5th - Working Bee 9am-12:30pm*

Week 6B

  • Monday 7th – Whole School Assembly 8:55am*
  • Monday 7th – Yr7, 8 and 11 Exam Week
  • Wednesday 9th - Parent Prayer Meeting 8:45am*
  • Wednesday 9th - Prep 2017 Orientation Day
  • Thursday 10th - PFA AGM and General Meeting 7:30pm*
  • Friday 11th - Remembrance Day

* Parents welcome

Term Dates

TERM DATES FOR 2016 

Term 4: Mon 3rd Oct – Tues 6th Dec 

 

TERM DATES FOR 2017

Term 1: Wed 1st Feb– Fri 31st March 

Term 2: Wed 19th April – Fri 30th June 

Term 3: Monday 24th July – Friday 22nd Sept 

Term 4: Mon 9th Oct – Fri 8th Dec 

Junior School

Photo: Preps at Ricketts Point

Prep Ricketts Point Excursion

The Prep students enjoyed a wonderful day at Ricketts Point this week. God blessed us with a beautiful sunny day and we loved all of the activities. We learnt about the importance of putting our rubbish in the bin so it doesn't find its way to the sea and had fun exploring the rock pools. We found a couple of little crabs and a flathead (no longer alive!) on the shore.

Some of the other interesting discoveries were shark eggs, sea stars, a seahorse (no longer alive), lovely shells, sea sponges and even a blue ringed octopus (dead in a jar!).

 

The highlight of the day was definitely a paddle in the cool sea and building fantastic sand sculptures. Many "mermaids" enjoyed a rest on the sand while their friends designed their tails. Only a few prep children were asleep on the bus when we got back to school!


Gaye Jones and Sonia Sires

Prep Teachers

Middle School

Photo: Year 6 Camp

Year 6 Camp Testimony

Dear community,

 

At St Andrews, our staff are passionate about educating to impact young lives for Christ. I love hearing stories about how God is actively at work here at the College and I’d like to share with you a story of one of our students who recently came back from Year 6 camp:

 

Camp Kangaroobie was such an amazing journey! Building huts, playing bush games, Mugby, game nights, Gaga Ball and so many more I can list. It was truly an amazing experience.


Camp brought a lot of good friendships closer. I even became friends with many people I never really hung out with and friends I never knew I had such a huge impact on.


We encountered God every night where we had devotions with the teachers and our friends. After camp when I saw all of my friends and my parents, I didn’t know I would need and miss them so much. Camp taught me so many things and you wouldn’t know until you experience it. So in the end, thank you to everyone: my friends, teachers and family - You don’t know how much of an impact you’ve had on my life!

A big thank you to our Year 6 teachers, Mr Sheahan and Mrs Provis for their leadership. Also a thank you to the wonderful support staff who served on the camp: Mr Mellody, Mrs Cloete, Mrs Terrington and Mr Lee. Let’s continue give God all the glory for the incredible work that He is doing in the lives of the young people at St Andrews Christian College!

 

Daniel Lee

Head of Middle School

 

Student Leadership Day Review

On Monday 12 September Year 8 Middle School student leaders from Waverley Christian College, Flinders Christian College, Heatherton Christian College and St Andrews Christian College participated in a Leadership training day in Melbourne. Students were involved in an amazing race style challenge that involved solving clues and codes to get to various venues around the City. Students were challenged about the characteristics of leadership as they had to work as a team to problem solve, push through challenges and overcome setbacks as they collected clues on their journey.

Merrick Brewer

Head of Learning and Teaching

Senior School

Photo: Farewell Year 12 2016

Year 12 Final Assembly

This week was the last week of classes for our Year 12 cohort of 2016. After 13 years of schooling they are moving on to the next phase of their lives.

 

At the official farewell assembly on Monday the 2016 Prep students presented the Year 12s with certificates and a memento from the school. Two of the preps also prayed for them. Four Year 12’s from this year’s group have been at the school since prep, Jessica Ireson, David Anderson, Melanie Chin and Ashley Diamantis.

Mark Stephens reflected on the difficult and the enjoyable times in school life and the memories that have been created. He highlighted the importance of friends and supporting each other through these times.

 

The students were encouraged to persevere in their love for God by drawing near to God, holding unswervingly to their hope, and spurring each other on to love and good deeds from Hebrew 10: 22-24.

Mrs Wansbrough accepted the gift of a time capsule from the Year 12s which is to be opened in 30 years She encouraged and prayed for them as well.

 

We thank them for all they have contributed to the life of our School. They are part of our St Andrews family and we pray that God will bless them and keep them close through the exams and on into whatever he has prepared for them in the future.

 

Greg Crotty

Head of Senior School  

Mullum Cluster VET 2016 Awards Evening

 

I had the privilege of attending the Mullum Cluster VET Awards on Tuesday 18 October.

It was great to see the work of the students doing VET on display and have three students from St Andrews Christian College nominated for awards: Ian Neo (Year 10) - Certificate II in Engineering Studies – 1st Year, Tabitha Robinson (Year 11) – Certificate II in Hairdressing & Certificate II in Retail, Make-up and Skincare – 1st Year and Benjamin Lohning (Year 12) - Certificate II in Engineering Studies – 2nd Year.

 

Two of our students, Tabitha and Ian received the top prize as the most outstanding students in their course and Benjamin was a runner up.

 

Undertaking a VET program requires commitment and effort. Every Wednesday these students are at school till lunch and then travel to their courses, Ian and Benjamin to Swinburne TAFE, Wantirna campus  and Tabitha to 1 to 1 Beauty Therapy Training, Boronia. 

 

All three students, Tabitha, Ian and Benjamin, have worked hard to be nominated for the prestigious Mullum Cluster VET Awards and should be proud of their achievements.

 

It was a special moment when all those nominated went up on the stage and to hear two of our students being announced as the winners as the top student in their course: Tabitha Robinson and Ian Neo, from St Andrews Christian College.

 

Ian Neo – Certificate II in Engineering Studies – 1st Year, Winner

Tabitha Robinson – Certificate II in Hairdressing & Certificate II in Retail, Make-up and Skincare – 1st Year, Winner

Benjamin Lohning – Certificate II in Engineering Studies – 2nd Year, Runner-up

Irena Yevlahova

Careers Coordinator

Australia -ASEAN Youth Forum  - 2 September 2016

Six of  our students from Year 10 participated in the Australia – ASEAN Youth Forum on 2nd September at Melbourne University.  A total of 11 schools participated in the Forum and schools represented  either Australia  or one of the 11 ASEAN countries  as country delegates and debated on three key issues that have great significance in this region : trade,  climate change and refugees.

Our school was chosen to represent  Australia and our delegates, Raaya Singh and Hewett  Ng delivered Australia’s position on the three  issues  at the 1st plenary session.  Following this, at the  2nd plenary session, all delegates  engaged in a round of discussion and debate to arrive at three  declarative statements for each issue and finally,  at the 3rd plenary session,  delegates voted on the Forum Declaration.

 

It was an extremely enriching experience for our students .  The Forum increased their knowledge and understanding of the member countries of ASEAN and Australia’s relationship with the region.

In addition , the Forum was an excellent opportunity for  students  understand   the benefits and challenges of regional dialogue, intergovernmental cooperation and conflict resolution.            

 

Our congratlations to our team of fine ‘delegates’: Raaya Singh,  Aaron Van den Bemt, Brandon Chen, Seth Rakers,  Brendan Elliott,  Hewett Ng .

 

Rajes Krishnan

Asia Elective Teacher

Careers News

In today’s issue of the St Andrews Christian College Careers Newsletter you will find information about university campuses, degrees, programs, pathways and bridging courses.

 

Education can also make a lasting difference in our students’ lives and help develop strong character traits such as integrity, reliability, honesty, responsibility and honor. Many look at education as an investment and a path towards good health, empowerment and employment. Evidence shows that, on average, each additional year of education boosts a person’s income by 10 per cent.

 

What kind of person will the university course shape you to become?

 

Christ-centred education, including tertiary institutions prepare students to make a difference in the world around them and into their professionalcareer. They can give students greater direction and confidence in line with biblical principles. Eastern College Australia, located in Melbourne, and Brisbane Christian Heritage College are based on a Christian worldview and provide benefits to students. These Colleges are featured in this issue.

If you have a question about a topic featured in the Careers Newsletter, please contact Careers Coordinator Mrs Irena Yevlahova [email protected]

 

Irena Yevlahova

Careers Coordinator

Parents and Friends

Photo: Parent Choir from 2015

PFA AGM

The PFA Annual general Meeting will be held on Thursday 10th November at 7:30pm in the Meeting Room of the Innovation Centre. This meeting is relatively short as it just involves the election of Office Bearers for 2017. All current Office Bearers are standing again for re-election, however if you would like to nominate for a position please fill out the form below.

 

We would also like to appoint a few parents to be part of a wider General Committee of the PFA. This committee would meet up occassionally and share ideas/iniatives with the PFA executive.

 

Immediately following the PFA AGM we will have a regular meeting as we finalise events for the end of the year and start to focus on events for 2017. Your input is sought for this.

 

Shaun Beovich

PFA President

2nd Hand Uniform Shop Sale

For the rest of this term, due to a surplus of uniforms, all items are 50% off. The shop is open every Wednesday morning 8:30-9:30am in Rembrandts.

 

Liz Romney

2nd Hand Uniform Shop Manager

Parent Choir

The PFA are looking to form a parent choir (teachers also invited) for the Junior School Christmas concert on 25 November 2016 at 7pm in Rembrandts. This is open to all parents, not just Junior School parents.

We'll be singing one carol on the night and so that it is a joyful noise, we have organised 4 short practice sessions. If you would like to join us please email [email protected] and let Eriana and Loeky know which sessions you can attend. It will be from 7pm - 7.45pm.

 

As we are all leading busy lifes, we encourage attendance to at least 2 practice sessions. Practice on your own time with recorded music will greatly be appreciated.

The practices are from 7pm to 7:45pm in Rembrandts and the dates are:

1. Wednesday, 26 October 2016
2. Wednesday, 2 November 2016
3. Friday, 18 November 2016

4. Friday, 25 November 6pm (before the concert)

God bless

Eriana Matondang and Loeky Kwe

Parent Choir Coordinators

Tea Towel Fundraiser

There is still time to send in your order for this popular fundraiser. 

 

Students from Prep to Year 6 have drawn a picture of themselves which has been put onto tea towels for the various Year levels. These would make a great Christmas gift and will be delivered to your child before the end of Term.

Orders are due by 28 October and extra forms are available at the school office or here:

Staff Appreciation Morning Tea

To show our appreciation for our wonderful staff at St Andrews, the PFA are supplying a morning tea for them next Wednesday 26th October.

 

Parents are asked to supply a plate, to be dropped off Wednesday morning at the school office.

 

Kathryn Muggeridge, Sharon Morris and Fiona Bligh

Staff Appreciation Corrdinators

Bunnings BBQ

We have secured a Community BBQ spot for Bunnings Vermont Sth on Saturday 19th November from 8am to 4pm.

 

A notice will be coming home next week seeking parents and Middle/Senior School students to help in 2 hour shifts throughout the day.

 

Shaun Beovich

PFA President

Icy Pole Fridays

Exciting news! A new Dory ice cream is now available at the cost of $2.20.

 

Icy poles are available every Friday lunchtime from the kitchen of the Multi Purpose Hall.

 

Andrew Musgrove

Icy Pole  Friday Coordinator

School Banking

Exciting new Term 4 rewards with an Outback Savers theme are now available,
while stocks last!

 

Bush Fly Fan and Wriggly Glow Worm

For every deposit made at school students will receive a silver Dollarmites token. Once students have individually collected 10 tokens they can redeem them for exclusive School Banking reward items in recognition of their regular savings habits. There are two new items released each term so be sure to keep an eye out for them!

 

Thank you for supporting the School Banking program and remember, School Banking day is every Tuesday.

 

Karen Cheung

School Banking Coordinator

Term 4 PFA Events

  • Tea Towel Fundraiser
  • Food Day - tbc
  • Wed 26th Oct - Staff Appreciation Day 
  • Fri 28th Oct 3:15pm to 4:15pm – Orientation Day Yr1-8 BBQ
  • Thurs 10th Nov 7:30pm - PFA AGM and General Meeting
  • Sat 19th Nov - Bunnings BBQ Vermont Sth – 8am to 4pm
  • Fri 25th Nov 7pm - Junior School Christmas Concert – free BBQ and parent group to sing    

Parent Participation Hours

This PDF contains a list of various activities you can do to gain parent hours.

PFA Committee 2016

Art

Royal Melbourne Show Art

Congratulations to all our wonderfully talented Royal Melbourne Show Art competition entrants, whose efforts have been rewarded with the following results:

 

Year 6 drawing or painting inspired by the Olympics:

1st: Kristen Goh

2nd: Alice Zhang

3rd: Shalese Teo

HC: Grace Yu

 

 

Years 7-8 painting:

1st: Sindy Wang

 

Years 7-9 printmaking:

Commended: Callum Andrew and Jack Moody

 

Years 9-10 painting:

1st: Hadeel Al-Hakeem

3rd: Katherine Bolwell

 

Years 7-9 object using glass:

1st: Fiorella Salazar-Zapata

2nd: Karen Siahay

Commended: Hadeel Al-Hakeem and Kaycee Tu

 

Ceramics, glazed, Years 7-9:

2nd: Hadeel Al-Hakeem

 

Ceramics, glazed, Years 10-12

1st: Isabel Yeo

 

Ceramics, unglazed, Years 10-12

1st: Jack Cassidy

 

Year 2 painting:

3rd: Beatrice Connolly

 

Glynis Brown

Yr 6-10 Art Teacher

Duke of Edinburgh

Photo: Nevis Giant Swing - Queenstown

Duke of Ed – Silver New Zealand Expedition

During the last week of Term 3 I had the privilege of being the parent helper on the Silver Duke of Edinburgh trip to New Zealand. What an amazing opportunity to spend time with such a great group of students.

It was fantastic to watch the kids gain skills and confidence in areas they had little or no experience in. Downhill skiing was a perfect example of this. The kids had so much fun and made amazing progress after just 3 days of skiing. Every student was happy with how they had improved in the time they had on the slopes.

As the trip progressed I saw how well the group was learning to work together as a team to achieve the goals that they had set.  The students became confident at planning menus, shopping for groceries, cooking for 16 people on 4 small camping stoves with ingredients that could be carried in their hiking packs. I was also encouraged to see how well the students supported one another when things got tough.

 

As a parent my role was to provide support to the kids and the staff when needed. I had plenty of time to observe the fun, and watch as kids learnt to make lunches for the team, put up and pull down tents, hike with heavy packs, cook dinner by the light of a head torch, keep track of all their gear, wash plates and cooking utensils in a stream and other fun things!

I really enjoyed the student led devotions. Each person had something unique to share which was meaningful to them. It was inspiring to hear 15 and 16 year olds reflecting on God and His Word, while surrounded by the most beautiful scenery you can imagine.  It really was a fabulous experience for everyone who went.

 

Claire Humphreys

Parent​

Extra Curricular Activities

Photo: Chess State Finalists

Chess 

On Tuesday last week our Primary Girls’ Chess Team participated in the State Chess Final.  The team comprising Shalese Teo, Kelly Ta, Roselyn Kho, Irena Tan, Allison Lam and Laura Hooi had a successful day ending up in third position at the end of 7 rounds of competition.

The girls have performed well all year and this was a great climax to their year of competition.  Well done girls!

 

We have many new players coming up and who will be entering competitions next year.

 

Our Primary Open Chess team are participating in the State Chess Semi Final next week. We wish them every success in this event.

 

A reminder that that the Chess Club runs every Wednesday afternoon and it is a great activity for students to be involved with and there is the opportunity to compete against other schools.

 

Tim Farmilo

Deputy Principal

Library

Library News

 Library Staff: Lynne Marks, Joanne Edwards, Wai-Peng Heath

 

OPENING HOURS

Junior Library

Lunchtime Monday

 

Middle/ Senior Library:

Monday to Friday: Recess and Lunch

 

After school:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays until 4pm.

Wednesdays until 3.45pm.

 

 Email:  [email protected]

Welcome to Term 4.

 Just in!

We have put a number of new titles in the Library for the beginning of this term.

Picture Story

7 Days of awesome         Shawn Byous             

Kindness                              Kirrily Lowe

The Christmas promise     Alison Mitchell

Junior Non-Fiction

For the following sports titles, we thank a generous donor in Year 2. These will all be located at NF 796.3

 

Everything Soccer   B. A. Hoena

Play basketball like a pro: Key skills and tips   Nate LeBoutillier

Play soccer like a pro: Key skills and tips Christopher Forest

Australian Rules  Robert Gott

Rugby League  Robert Gott

Rugby Union  Robert Gott

Junior Fiction

We have added to our Astrosaurs series.

A new Sports series, Soccer Squad by Bali Rai is also available

Accelerated Readers

We have a new series with the following titles

Pink Paradise and other stories Emma Thomson

Happy hobbies and other stories  Emma Thomson

Party Pickle and other stories   Emma Thomson

Year 5 up

We have added the following titles to series already in our collection

Dragon slippers (Dragon slippers) Jessica Day George  - Fantasy

Thursdays with the crown (Castle Glower series) Jessica Day George - Fantasy

The Phantom bully (Star Wars Jedi Academy) Jeffry Brown  - Science Fiction

400 minutes of danger (300 Minutes of Danger) Jack Heath  - Mystery

Year 7 up

As a result of student requests,

Chris Colfer’s The Wishing spell and The Enchantress returns (Land of stories) have been purchased for the Senior Library.

We welcome suggestions for books from our students. To request a book, please see Mrs Marks or Mrs Heath in the Senior Library.

 

VCE Revision

There are a number of Podcasts available on the school catalogue to help our VCE students prepare for their exams. These can be downloaded and listened to at home.

Podcasts available: Biology, Psychology, Further Maths, Accounting and Physics.

Library staff can assist with this, please ask.

Please note: The Library catalogue can only be accessed from school. 

 

What if I...

Return a book to St. Andrews Christian College that belongs to another library?

 

Occasionally a book is returned to our Library that does not belong to us. If this happens, we contact the library concerned and notify them of the book. We ask the library concerned to then let the borrower know. The library will then contact you and let you know what has happened. Please come to the Senior Library and collect it.

 

If you think that you may have returned a book in error, please contact Mrs Marks or Mrs Heath in the Senior Library in person or by phone or email and we will let you know if it has been found.

 

Lynne Marks

Library Coordinator

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