Week 7 Term 3

Posted by Fiona Davidson

ACC Athletics Carnival 4 September

Well done Team Strath! You have made the whole community super proud with a sensational effort as Runners Up overall, by a close 53 point difference, at the Carnival.

Commitment, hard work and contagious positive attitudes contributed to a very successful ACC. It was a positive start from the word go with only two athletes from the initial team withdrawing due to injury. Numbers at training were high this year and, combined with determination, delivered the results. It was a true team effort and with team mates jumping in to fill last minute changes we got everyone over the finish line.

Although the teachers dominated the Ten Pin bowling scores, it was enjoyable for everyone to bond with a bit of fun before we got down to business. We would also like to commend our senior students on the camp for displaying excellent leadership skills in looking out for team mates and ensuring a healthy competition in the ‘right spirit’.

Congratulations to the following individual champions:

Champion Male Open – Kyle Wennekes

Champion Male U/13 – Denzel Drown

Third Place Female U/13 – Rae-Anna Dodd

Second Place Male U/14 – Ashton Palmer

Fourth Place Female U/14 – Nickey-Mari Marx

Champion Male U/15 – Kristian Steenekamp

Third Place Male U/15 – Zadian Janse Van Rensburg

We gained excellent age group results also:

First Overall: Senior Boys & SCC Boys aggregate points

Second Overall: Junior Girls

Third Overall: Junior Boys & Senior Girls and SCC Girls aggregate points

Strathalbyn Christian College Second Overall at the Carnival (congratulations to Mother Teresa Catholic College who were the winners on the day).

~ Mr Andre Steenekamp, Secondary Sports Coordinator

Year 8 Art Elective

The Year 8’s worked hard over the past 12 weeks to create a body of 2D and 3D work. They focused on the principles of design and created an artwork that represented each principle, using a range of media; paint, pastels, pencils and ink. They refined their clay techniques to mould their own creative shoe design, and completed them last week by adding acrylic paint and unique patterns. Last but not least, they created an animal portrait that compared and contrasted organic and geometric shapes. Don’t they look amazing??

~ Mrs Annalise Edwards, Art Teacher

Pre-Primary Aboriginal Talk

We had Mr Rawlings come into our class and share his memories of when he lived in a remote Aboriginal community for a time with his family.  He shared all the things he had learnt from the Aboriginal people.  We heard about how they caught their food using fire to burn the grass and spears to poke in the holes to look for goannas to eat, and how they cooked and ate their food right off the hot fires.  We learnt about how they made baskets using dried leaves from trees, and how they made paint for their faces and did traditional dances.  We heard him playing the didgeridoo and he explained how the people made it especially for him and how they had used hot wire from a fire to etch the pictures onto his didgeridoo.  He also read a story to the children.

~ Mrs Brenda Pattenden, Pre-Primary Teacher

Positions Available

The College invites applications from committed Christians, with suitable qualifications and experience, to apply for the following positions:

TEACHING STAFF for 2021 (Full-time/Part-Time): Primary Teachers and Secondary Mathematics & English/HASS (ability to teach ATAR essentials for Maths).

ADMIN STAFF for Term 4 2020: Student Services Officer and Administration Officer.

Details for positions are available here: https://scc.wa.edu.au/available-positions/ (email personnel@scc.wa.edu.au to request job descriptions for the Admin positions).
Apply online: https://scc.wa.edu.au/…/e…/application-for-staff-employment/

Mrs Janet Wells, our lovely Student Services Officer, has made the decision to retire at the end of October. Her shoes will be very hard to fill, but we have every confidence that God has the right person in mind to take her place.

We will miss Janet very much, but know that she will enjoy her retirement – no doubt filling her days with many interesting exploits! She is a wonderful seamstress, and will be taking on paid sewing jobs once she finishes work at the College – if ever you need help in that area!

What’s Coming Up?

Mountain Bike Track Opening 19 September – don’t forget to buy tickets!!

It’s your last chance to purchase tickets for food and to register for Mountain Bike Races at the Mountain Bike Track Official Opening being held on Saturday 19 September.

The TryBooking link has been emailed home, and bookings close at 7pm on Sunday 6 September – which gives us time to be able to organise races and arrange catering.

Please come along – it’s going to be an awesome night for our College community with bike races (only SCC students can ride, due to insurance requirements) and we will have delicious food, a bonfire and live music by Ben Micke.

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

Please remember to send items in with your children for the Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes, which will be packed in the last week of term. Items can be dropped off in the Primary and Secondary boxes provided at Student Services.

College Calendar

Check here for the most up to date Calendar information.

Instrumental Music Program Showcase – Monday 7 September, 3.15pm-4.30pm in the College Hall

Kindy Excursion to Maya’s Farm – Tuesday 8 September

Year 7 Immunisations – Thursday 10 September

Primary Interschool Cross Country (selected students) – Friday 11 September

Primary Book Week Assembly (Kindy to Year 6) – Note change of date to Thursday 17 September, 9.00am in the College Hall.

Bike-a-thon (Kindy-Year 6) – Saturday 19 September, 1.00pm-2,30pm (registrations from 12.15pm)

Official Opening of the SCC Mountain Bike Track – Saturday 19 September, 3.00-8.00pm (remember to book tickets for food/races by 7pm on Sat 6 September).

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