“I want to trust God, but I don’t hear Him.” You may not hear God when your mind is filled with a thousand other distractions. To hear God, you’ve got to get near to God. You’ve got to get alone with God and be quiet.

The Bible says, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10 NIV). That means sit down and be quiet. That’s how you hear God and get near to God. You have to sit alone and just be quiet and say, “God, is there anything you want to say to me?” As a society we seem very good at talking and telling others what to do. We talk a lot! We find it hard to find time to sit quietly and reflect on our thoughts and listen out for God.

God says He will give you the wisdom you need to recognize His voice and follow through on what He says: “It is the Lord who gives wisdom; from him comes knowledge and understanding” (Proverbs 2:6 TEV). Pray this today: “God, I want to listen to you, not the voices of doubt. I want to get close to you and get to know you better. I want to hear you, and I promise to then obey you. I want to be one of the people that you can use and bless.”

Leadership conference
Last week our two Deputy Principals and myself spent three days attending the Christian Schools Australia ‘Principals’ Leadership Retreat’ on the Gold Coast. The main focus of the three days was to learn how to effectively coach our staff, and how our staff can coach each other. Distance Education and online learning is a unique and valuable educational opportunity and it is our objective is to grow more capable and confident teachers who can help your child/children achieve their potential. We have started some coaching of staff, but this will become a more important feature of our staff training in 2017. My goal is to ensure our College is always striving to have the best staff we can and to ensure they are always learning and improving.

Change to Prep Teacher Aides
Rochelle McGuire has been a ‘rock’ for our Prep J class. Unfortunately her health has required us to reduce her hours but she will remain in the class on Mondays and Tuesdays. Michelle Addison, who has been helping out as a teacher’s aide over the last few weeks, will work as Teacher’s Aide on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. This job sharing arrangement will ensure the best possible support for your children. It will remain in pace until the end of this school year.

Update on building
Waiting, waiting, waiting … where is the shovel? Well, it is not far away. Everything is in place to start the new building and we are ready to ‘go’. So keep your eyes out for the security fence that will signal the start of serious work. We are still on plan to have the new building ready by mid January 2017.

The period of either summer or winter uniform, while we considered how we would change the uniform, has been seen by some students as a chance to wear whatever they like. Please remind your student that they can wear summer or winter uniform. Boys that wear a blazer they must wear a tie. Sports uniforms are only to be worn on days of sport or PE. A sports top must never be work with a formal uniform. Your input has enabled us to finalise the new uniform set up for 2017 and we will have new guidelines and lists out to you very soon. If your child comes to school without the correct uniform the office or teaching staff will contact you and if it continues I will contact you and ask you to come and remove your children until they are able to wear the correct summer or winter uniform, including shoes. Please help maintain our school standards.

With 40 new students at the start of the term it has taken some students a little while to settle into our college routine. The new students enter into new relationships and sometimes this creates issues with existing relationships. Mr. Lewis and I have been dealing with an unusual number of these issues recently. So I would like to request that you speak to your children and remind them about our ‘no-touch’ rule and the consequences such as being suspended. Our first priority is always the safety of your child and all children should know that we are serious in keeping the environment safe, friendly, respectful and displaying Christian-like attitudes to one another. Reflecting these attitudes at home will reinforce what we expect at school. However, if an issue does arrive and you feel the teachers are not responding as you wish then please contact Mr. Lewis or myself who will follow up on the issues. Remember that our school is no place for bullies.

No can food with ring-pull tops
Imagine running around the yard, falling over and landing on a ring-pull can top. This is what could happen if you send your child to school with their lunch in a can with a ring-pull top and they do not discard of it correctly. So to be safe I am asking that you do not select these containers for your children to bring food in for school. You can always open them and put the contents into a safer container. It would be terrible for any child to be injured because of these sharp can tops.

Canteen tender
I have had so many applications or tenders to manage the canteen I cannot believe the response. It shows we all agree that we have a need to keep the canteen open each day and that it can serve a valuable role in our college community. Now we are sitting down and going through the tenders to select a candidate. Thank you so much to the chefs, caterers, cake-makers and restaurant owners that we have in our community. WOW! Your offers have amazed me.

Japanese visit Katsushika
I spent last night having dinner with 9 Principals, Deputy Principals and senior executives of schools. It was a lovely evening, despite the rain. But also, despite the fact only myself and one other person could speak English. All my guests were from Japanese schools that want to work with us on future visits and student and curriculum exchanges. There was a lot of talking, waiting for translation, and then laughing. It was a wonderful evening and we are opening more opportunities for our children to build a global perspective to life and learning. I have been invited to visit their schools over our school holidays and will be discussing how we can build on the great relations we have established to date. A special thank you to all those families who have hosted children this week. You have done a great job, and created a great opportunity to reach out to children who live in a country where only 1% of the population is Christian.

The government has released more information of the subjects for the new QCE that will start in 2018. As a college we have been in discussion about how this will impact our Year 10, 11 and 12 students in the future. Plans are coming together and our first chance to explain this to parents will be at the Year 10 Information evening for parents of students moving into Year 10 next year. The date has been set as Thursday 15th September at 6pm in the College Library. As these are the first students undertaking the new QCE we will be explaining the new QCE to you so that you are fully informed of the impact of the changes on your child.

Gary Underwood
[email protected]


QCS Dates: August 30-31 2016


2016 Term 3 - 13th July 2016 to 16th Sept 2016

Important Information

Second Hand Uniform Shop
The second hand uniform shop is open every Friday 2.30pm - 4.00pm. If you have any uniforms that you would like to sell, provided they are in resale condition, we are happy to purchase them from you. We also have a number of uniform items for sale including quite a number of winter sports jackets. Our prices are at least half the price of new items.

If you need any second hand items and are unable to visit the uniform shop please feel free to email me at [email protected] and I will endeavour to help where I can.

Prep Enrolments 2017 - URGENT!
If you have a sibling prep for 2017 can you please contact me urgently to secure their place. I have limited places left and enrolments are coming in every day. The enrolment application is online and can be viewed here.
Please call me directly on 54906103 to discuss.

Student Withdrawal Notices
One terms notice in writing is required for withdrawal of students. Insufficient notice may result in additional fees being charged.

Allowance for driving your children to school
Did you know that you may be entitled to an allowance for privately driving your children to and from school?

Financial assistance may be available to parents who have children that attend NON-State Schools with students travelling to and from school daily by private arrangement.

For further details on how much you can claim by distance, download the Conveyance Allowance Payment Details by clicking here

2016 Early School Leavers survey
The Queensland Government is conducting its annual statewide survey of students who left school in Years 10, 11 and prior to completing Year 12 during 2015. The Early School Leavers survey is a short, confidential survey that collects information about what young people are doing the year after leaving school. The information from the survey helps our schools to understand the pathways young people follow after leaving school and to plan services to support transitions into study or employment for our students.

Between July and August 2016, our students who left school in Years 10, 11 and prior to completing Year 12 last year, can expect to receive an invitation to complete a web-based survey or a telephone call from the Queensland Government Statistician’s Office to complete the survey. Please encourage early school leavers to take part.

For more information, visit or telephone toll free on 1800 068 587.

After School Care

Camp Australia is offering after school care at the Moreton Campus. For more information, please view this PDF


Taskforce Meeting 6 – Key outcomes and points of discussion on New QCE

At the sixth Taskforce meeting on 3 May 2016, Taskforce members acknowledged the foundational importance of English skills for both tertiary study and citizenship in a modern, globally connected world.

It was confirmed that it will be compulsory for Year 11 and 12 students to undertake an English subject under the new senior assessment and tertiary entrance framework. Specifically, the Taskforce agreed that eligibility for an ATAR will be subject to satisfactory completion of an English subject, although a student’s results in English will not be a mandatory inclusion in calculation of their ATAR.

Discussion then focused on further processes for calculation of an ATAR, and in particular the need to ensure that tertiary entrance processes provide appropriate recognition for different forms of student attainment. QTAC and the QCAA provided additional information on current and potential tertiary entrance processes for Queensland students.

Taskforce members supported QTAC’s recommendation that the calculation of an ATAR be based on a student’s best five senior subjects. It was noted that the use of five subjects will help to ensure a clear differentiation of student attainment, particularly for students at the upper range of the achievement scale. This approach will also provide for a smooth transition from current OP arrangements, which require students to complete the equivalent of five senior subjects.

The Taskforce also noted that further consideration will be required as to the type and mix of senior subjects that may be included in the ATAR calculation, such as QCAA Authority subjects, Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications and Subject Area Syllabus subjects. In this context, Taskforce members noted that any future arrangements will need to provide for an appropriate balance of rigour and inclusiveness.

What's happening on Campus

We are fast approaching the end of Term 3 - nearly 3/4's of the way through the school year - time seems to have gone by too quickly.

House Names
At the start of this year our Student Representative Council requested that our Houses, currently referred to by colors, actually be given proper house names. With considerable student and staff input and after much consideration by management, we are pleased to announce that house names have been selected. The Houses have been named after famous Australian Christians, not just sporting ones, but from a range of outstanding abilities. Here are the new house names and a brief description of the famous people they are named after:

Green House: Court
Margaret Court is Australia’s most successful tennis player, she won 62 grand slam titles. Margaret is currently a church pastor in Western Australia and founded Margaret Court Ministries. Margaret had more major tennis titles than anyone else in history.

Yellow House: Unaipon
David Unaipon was a Preacher, Author, Inventor and spokesman for the Indigenous Community. He is the man on our Australian $50 note. David also has a Queensland Literary award named after him for Indigenous writers. He has been described as a genius by the press. He was still preaching in his 80’s and working on his inventions into his 90’s.

Blue House: Holden
Henry Holden was an entrepreneur, president of the Baptist Union for 21 years, a church deacon for 25 years, president of the Young Men’s Christian Association, established homes for the aged poor and was a local mayor for eight years. Henry Holden changed his family’s saddlery company into the automobile manufacturing company that produced Holden cars.

Red House: Cuthbert
Betty Cuthbert was an Olympic runner and set world records. She is the only Olympian to have won a gold medal for all Sprint events 100, 200, 400. Betty is a member of the IAAF Hall of Fame and competed in three Olympic games. Betty became a Christian in 1985 and lives in Western Australia. Betty credits hearing from God to her comeback and win in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics in the 400m event.

White House: Flynn
John Flynn was a Presbyterian minister and founded the Royal Flying Doctor Service, which provided medical care for residents of the Australian outback. He also established a number of bush hospitals. John Flynn is featured on Australia’s $20 note.

Japanese Visitors
Last Friday we said farewell to another group of Japanese students who had been visiting with us for the week. There were 17 of them this time, a slightly younger group than the one before . They were from a range of schools in Tokyo. They seem to have enjoyed their stay here - albeit a shorter one than the usual.

Book Week
Thank you to Mrs. Hopson for organizing such a wonderful Book Week, the final parade for our P-5 students was spectacula. Students and staff alike dressed up in famous Australian book characters. Well-done students and staff for your participation and... keep reading!

Our teachers are paying particular attention to ensure students are wearing the correct uniform, especially shoes. Please ensure your children are correctly attired. Parents will be notified by teachers if students are in the incorrect uniform and parents will be contacted to come and collect children for persistent incorrect uniform.

David Lewis
Deputy Principal
[email protected]

Senior School Updates

Social Justice in our Senior School

Recently I attended a workshop with TEAR (Transformation Empowerment Advocacy Relief). This organisation believes that God is just, and we should particularly care for the poor and those who suffer as victims of injustice. As Christians, I believe that we have a real responsibility to raise young people who have an understanding of what ‘social justice’ is and help them develop a social conscience that empowers them to be good citizens – in both local and global matters.

It is not surprising then, that ‘social justice’ is both the present topic for our ‘Religion and Ethics’ students this semester as well as the focus in all of our Senior ‘Christian Living’ classes. This semester all of our on-campus Senior classes are participating in, promoting and engaging in social justice issues. Our Year 10 groups are raising awareness about selected social justice causes, Year 11 are beginning a project that will raise funds to improve global access to education and our Year 12 class is each week offering themselves to others in acts of service. In addition, our Year 12 English class is creating TEDx talks to promote a social justice issue or something aimed at making a positive change in the world

These are all great opportunities for students to explore issues and topics that are important to them, whilst teaching high-level thinking skills, such as:

  • Discerning fact from opinion
  • Figuring out their own and others' point of view
  • Interpreting all of this information to decide on personal "truth"
  • Understanding the reality of the Christian faith in social justice matters
  • Learning how to be critical thinkers and forming their own opinions

But perhaps one of the most important reasons we encourage these sorts of projects is to give students real opportunities to feel empowered and be making a difference in their world. If we are to develop and nurture students who believe they can ‘change the world’, they need to be engaged in empowering and authentic opportunities that impact people beyond themselves.

Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act.

- Albert Einstein

It is also very important that our young people understand how privileged they are and that with such privilege comes great responsibility, to actually do something.

Anita Newell
[email protected]

Middle School Updates

ACCM Middle School Shining in our region.

Moreton Bay Innovation Awards was an inspiring place to be for four of our Middle School students as they displayed their Passion Projects. Charlie Yr 9, Jack Yr. 7, Holly and Matisse from Yr 6 answered many questions from the business people and politicians who attended the awards. The Mayor of Moreton Bay Regional Council Mr Allan Sutherland is enthusiastic about promoting innovation and design in our region. Our school’s Passion Project is perfectly in line with the council’s vision of making our region a place of innovation.

Many business people were impressed with the students display of their passion projects. The Mayor was suitably impressed with the design of “Cool ISTE” esky that Charlie presented, as you can see from the photo below.

As part of the awards the seven schools attended were given an innovation challenge. Students had 25 minutes to plan and design a device that would protect an egg dropped from a height of 2 metres. Our Middle School students competed well, collaborating and designing a clever parachute and airbag for the safe dropping of the egg. Despite the fact they were the youngest team attending the students did ACCM proud and were judged the best team on the day. We were very proud of our students especially as they were able to work as a team, work to a deadline, and show creativity and innovation. This is reflection of the growth in the thinking and problem solving strategies that we have seen in the students through working on their passion projects. In the competitions only 2 other schools were successful in keeping their egg safe, so it was a wonderful achievement from our team.

This semester the students are working on their new passion project. This is going well with students enjoying the option of working in groups and many of the students showing a deeper understanding of the science and mathematics involved when presenting their proposal. We look forward to term 4 when we will see the innovative designs the students have been working on come to fruition. What innovative students we have!

Brett Costin:
[email protected]

Athletics Carnival Update

Secondary District Athletics – 15th and 16th August 2016 It was that time of year again when we headed off to compete at the Secondary District Athletics Carnival at Apex Park. The team comprised of 35 students across all high school grades from 7-12 and included students from both the day school and distance education. The students showed great effort and pride in representing the school and we achieved some pleasing results. Some individual performances that stood out were as follows.

Lillian Greenwood
(5th Age Champion)
Long Jump
Jaimie O’DonnellLong Jump
Kimberly Parry100m2nd
John AlboroLong Jump3rd
Isaiah AndrewsDiscus
Shot Put
Allannia DuranteShot Put4th
Tara McGuireHigh Jump5th
Mikayla Stevens (DE)Javelin4th

Students represented the College well and should be proud of their efforts.

Christian School’s Athletics Carnival – 29th August 2016 We were also lucky enough to take a large team to the annual Christian School’s Athletics Carnival and the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre (QSAC) in Nathan. This was a great opportunity for the students to compete against other like-minded schools in an elite sporting facility. Again we had some great individual results.

John AlboroHigh Jump5th
Jennifer BelcherDiscus
High Jump
Shot Put
Jordyn ColquhounJavelin5th
Blessing FaresaDiscus3rd
Tara McGuireHigh Jump3rd
Jaimie O’DonnellLong Jump

Students should be very proud of their efforts and I look to seeing the contributions they continue to make in the years to come.

Cameron Johnson
Secondary Sports Coordinator
[email protected]

On Campus Class Updates

Year 6F

She’ll be coming ‘round the mountain when she comes, Yee Ha!!

It’s the song that comes to mind as I reflect on our amazing Year 6 Camp. Heading to Bestbrook Mountain Resort was such a blessing last year, and this year was no different. Experiencing the natural Australian bush, the crisp, clear winter mornings (at -1°C) and the beauty around us while we rode our horses through creeks and along bush tracks – who wouldn’t want to be in Year 6.

As the students went orienteering, cracked whips, made damper, fed the animals, milked the cows and enjoyed three separate trail rides, it was wonderful to watch as many faced their fears and used their growth mindsets to achieve personal goals.

Growth mindsets in the classroom have also seen many students tackle day to day challenges with a renewed positivity. Our assessment schedule this term has given our students their first taste of what life in middle and high school is really like and it is encouraging to see the effort being put in.

As we approach the busy and sometimes stressful end of term, I ask the same question students in 6F are asked each day, “What is your mindset today?” It’s important to understand that learning is a journey and the way we approach it can make all the difference to our outcome.

“ I can’t do it!” or “I can’t do it yet.”

The difference is up to you!

Alicia Foley
[email protected]

Prep J

‘Our community’ has been a topic we have been learning about in Geography. The children had fun having a go at writing their address and we are looking forward to an excursion into Caboolture at the end of the term.

In Science we have been learning about the weather and the words we can use to describe different aspects of it, such as overcast. Recently, the students have been presenting their own weather reports, either pre filmed or presented live. We have some budding young weather presenters in the class!

In Maths we have been doing an investigation on Australian animals and have used various measuring and counting skills and materials to create a habitat to settle some Australian animals after their homes were destroyed by fire. They have created an awesome waterfall and creek, trees, and grass and rock habitats to house their chosen animals.

A few weeks ago the school had a visit from a drama group, Rocksalt, and some of our class were able to show what great trees they can be.

The Australian theme has continued with Book Week. The highlights were meeting a guide dog, ‘Cha Cha’, and the book parade. Our class managed to be chosen as the best-dressed class! The costumes were amazing and the children received a great prize of some books, including two Cha Cha books. They were all so excited!

Kathy Joyce
[email protected]

Year 12, Senior Maths B, Senior Physics

Year 12s

This term is racing towards its conclusion and pressure of final assessments is building for our Year 12 students. By the time you receive this newsletter, a number of them will also have just completed the important Queensland Core Skills test which can have a significant impact on their OP Score and university entrance possibilities. Please pray that the examiners will look favourably upon our students’ submissions.

The School Formal is coming up early next term with the “Did Somebody Say Pizza?” Day fundraiser providing some additional funds to help make the night very memorable. Another big “THANK YOU” to all those who supported that event and who support the Year 12s in general in this high pressure year.

Senior Maths B

As in previous years, the Year 11 students are continuing an automotive theme from Term 2 by looking at the mathematical equations that describe the motion of key components of an internal combustion engine. Of course, they are also “gearing” up for their upcoming exam.

Again, as in previous years, the Year 12s are looking at modelling the impact of length of days, typical cloud coverage and solar angles of elevation, on the amount of energy that a domestic solar power system will generate. Each students compares two major cities, and by analysing the above factors, determines which city would be the best for power generation - not to mention reducing power bills!

Senior Physics

In the Physics highlight of the year for our Year 11 students, they recently visited the Dreamworld theme park as a significant part of the unit “The Physics of Fun” where we have been considering the physics principles behind rides such as roller coasters and other Dreamworld favourites such as The Giant Drop, Tower of Terror II and of course, THE CLAW as pictured below.

The Year 12s have entered the strange world of subatomic atomic particles and quantum mechanics and have been trying to deal with some of the mind-bending concepts that apply in that world. As one of the pioneers of this field (Niels Bohr) once said, “Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory has not understood it”.

Bruce Vaschina
Year 12 Teacher
[email protected]

Year 4

At the end of term two we had the privilege of going to Luther Heights Camp for three days. We had an amazing time! The children enjoyed lots of fun activities, ate lots of food and experienced being around their friends during the night and day.

This year, the Year Four Class have a great community spirit and they displayed this during camp. They worked well together and demonstrated care and kindness to one another.It was a very enjoyable and tiring time but it did serve to build good relationships.The added bonus this year was that we were joined by the Year Three and Year Five students on our camp.

We also had the opportunity this term to have a day excursion to the Brisbane Maritime Museum. The children loved the social interaction during the bus trip and had lots of enthusiasm during the tour. We had a really memorable day.

In class, the children are working consistently on their reading and other areas of the curriculum with more of a focus this term on writing. Many of them are developing cursive writing and are editing their work by checking spelling, capital letters and full stops.

We are very happy to welcome, Makayla, Patrick and Kynan into our Year Four family. They are settling well and we appreciate their input into our class.

Getting Ready to go on the Flying Fox
Getting Ready to go on the Flying Fox
Years four and five at Luther Heights
Years four and five at Luther Heights

Esther Payne
Year 4 Teacher
[email protected]


It has been excellent to see the growth of students throughout this term in music. Many students are becoming more confident in performing and in composition and due to this, excitement is growing and it is a great time to be a part of the music program at ACC.

Although there is only a little more than one term left in the year, there is still plenty of opportunity to become involved in the music program. If your child is in primary school, there are still plenty of spots on ‘The Music Bus’. There are even free trial lessons available, just visit the office for more information. For high school, opportunity is arising for many performances. A potential School House Battle of the Bands for early Term 4 is in the works, and there is also the Christmas Carols at the end of the year and school chapels which occur every week, which is a great opportunity to hone skills on a regular basis.

In classroom music, Prep through to Year 1 have been focusing on loud and soft sounds and how these can relate to music and musical ideas. Year 2 have begun learning the ukulele, please encourage your children to practice at home! Year 3 have been continuing developing their beat and rhythm and begun dabbling in composition. Year 4 have begun learning percussion, learning to read music and play as a group. 4/5C have begun learning recorder and will be learning that for the rest of the year. Year 5 and year 6 have been preparing to play in a class orchestra, using various classroom instruments.

In high school, Year 7D have been learning guitar and covering some basic musical theory in anticipation for their in class performance is in Week 10. Students are encouraged to practice as much as they can. Most morning teas and lunch times the music room is open for students to practice. Year 8R have been learning to use a program called Musescore 2 which allows them to compose their own pieces of music. Year 9 now have the privilege to participate in the classroom music as well. Year 9 and 10 are also learning to compose on Musescore 2.

Stuart Bengtson
[email protected]

Year 11 Biology, Year 7 English, Year 7 Humanities

We are putting on our journalism hats in Year 11 Biology this term! We are learning how to write scientific magazine articles to inform the public about the struggles of endangered species, and how we can help as a society. Animals are so specifically adapted to their environments through their physical features and behaviour that even small changes to their environment can really wreak havoc. Students will be analysing these links between all walks of life in an ecosystem to see if they can come up with some solutions to real world problems.

Meanwhile, in the land of Year 7 English, we have been investigating the story of Moses through the book of Exodus in the Bible and comparing this to the animated movie, The Prince of Egypt. Our goal is to learn about visual media and the idea that words aren’t the only way to convey meaning. Students have been learning to storyboard. This process involves drawing a visual plan of what a final product might look like and writing a rationale that explains the design choices made in regards to camera shot, angle and colour choice. I’ve certainly seen some creative efforts so far!

Year 7 Humanities classes are just wrapping up their studies of the Olmec people, or as I like to call them, the Ol-who? These are a little-known people that preceded the more famous Mayans and Aztecs in ancient Central America. The students gained a real appreciation for the limitations of history and the idea that sometimes we just don’t have enough evidence to know things for sure about the past. Next, we will move onto geography and begin to look at resources with a particular focus on the most important one – water.

God bless,

Simon Nicholls
[email protected]

Library News

Highlights of Book Week from August 22 - 27
“Australia - Story Country”

Meet Kevin the kangaroo who was part of our book week display in the library
Meet Kevin the kangaroo who was part of our book week display in the library

Year 12 assisting with making our Australian animal masks as part of their Christian Living Service Tasks (with some help from Year 11s). The Japanese students were also invited to be part of the book parade audience and enjoyed wearing these masks, thank you for your service Year 12. Thank you to the Senior Art students who made the beautiful gum leaf decorations for our ‘Bush Setting’ in the hall.

Our theme this year was “Australia - Story Country”
The program began on Monday with the ‘Colouring in Competition’ with Years 1-2 and ‘Find a Word’ competition for Years 3-4.

On Tuesday, librarians from “The Hub” were invited to present at assembly on what activities are on at the Caboolture Library for students to enjoy over the holidays.

The winners for the competitions were:
Sonny Pickard - Year 4P - ‘Find a word’ competition Years 3-4
Akuol Nyuon - Year 1T ‘Colouring in’ competition Years 1-2

The “Maggie and Abby Puppet Show” presented on Monday and Tuesday during second break by Year 6 students Maggie Upson and Abigail Fagan. This production was enjoyed by the audiences of their interpretation of Banjo Paterson's classic “Walzing Matllda”. Well done girls and thank you for your hard work!

Cha Cha and Friends

On Wednesday we welcomed “Cha Cha and Friends” with Lisa Stephens who is a teacher and author of the Cha Cha and friends book series. The Preps were encouraged to meet Cha Cha and learned the value of guide dogs in society helping our visually impaired. Lisa inspired many of our budding writers and encouraged our students to explore different ways of telling and writing a story. Years 5 and 6 enjoyed sharing their creative stories at the end of the workshops.

Year 5 Writing Workshop
Year 5 Writing Workshop
Prep learning about Guide Dogs
Prep learning about Guide Dogs
Prep relaxing with Cha Cha
Prep relaxing with Cha Cha

On Friday we saw the Book Parade, which, being always exciting and colourful, showed a true celebration of Australian books, stories and characters for Year Prep to Year 3.

The winners:
Best Dressed Class runner up: Year 1T
Best Dressed Class: Prep J
Best Dressed Teachers runner ups: Mrs Maciejewski 5M, Mrs Tsui 1T
Best Dressed Teacher Mrs Joyce Prep J

To all the parents and caregivers who went to so much effort in creating costumes and getting your children ready for the Book Parade, thank you. Thank you for making our Book Week activities so successful and encouraging your children to enjoy literacy and reading.

‘Book in’ regularly to see what is happening in the library next and happy reading everyone!

God Bless

Kathryn Hopson
[email protected]

Operation Christmas Child


One of the things I love about Australian Christian College – Moreton is the heart we have for mission. From helping others in the playground to fundraising for the homeless and of course, our major mission trips to the Northern Territory and Cambodia, there is always a way to serve others within our school.

But for many, “mission” can be a scary word. It can conjure up fears of having to speak to others about God or putting ourselves out on an unfamiliar and uncomfortable platform.

Operation Christmas Child is a way for you to participate in such a wonderful mission, shining the light of our God to so many who may otherwise never hear of Him or feel his love – and all you have to do is fill a shoe box!

This year’s Operation Christmas Child campaign is upon us and we are calling for all of our school families to help up bring the joy of Christmas to under privileged children around the world. All children from Prep to Year 6 will receive a shoebox to bring home and there are many more available for middle and high school students to collect from the office. Included with your shoebox are suggestions of what to fill it with, instructions for how to label your box and a small bag to collect the $9 needed for postage and handling.


It’s a small thing for us that can make the world of difference to a child. Please help us reach our goal of sending 280 boxes overseas this year.

God Bless You All.