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  • BROUGHTON Newsletter - 1

    A MESSAGE FROM THE HEADMASTER

    FATHERS DAY

    To all the members of our College community who are fathers and to all the fathers of the

    members of our College community, we wish you a Happy Fathers Day. We are blessed that

    God provides us with a model of a loving and caring Father, always there to love, support and

    guide us, to discipline us when appropriate but always willing to forgive us and grant us

    eternal life through His Son, Jesus Christ.

    Spring Fair

    As it is, there are many parts, but one body. 1 Cor 12-20

    Saturday, 28 August 2010, was a day in which the Macarthur community witnessed what a special place Broughton

    is. The Spring Fair allowed the College to showcase how God has blessed us with talented students, committed

    staff, a supportive parent body and marvellous facilities. The many hours of planning, working with the College

    and the local community, setting up and working in many roles paid off on the day. The final tally of the monies

    raised for the College is presently being calculated by our Parents and Friends Association, however, the total

    profit gained in the development of College spirit and reputation is not possible to be calculated.

    On behalf of all members of the College community, I thank all who were involved in the planning, the setting up

    and the various activities on the day. The Macarthur community was able to see what makes the Broughton

    community so special and how the parent body, the students and the staff work together to achieve great things.

    TOURNAMENT OF MINDS

    Last Sunday, thirty of our students represented the College at the Tournament of the Minds Competition held at

    the University of Western Sydney. Over the past two months, the students have worked in three teams to prepare

    their presentations in the Language and Literature, Maths and Engineering and Social Sciences competitions. Each

    of the teams are congratulated for their work in preparing for the competition and for their outstanding

    presentations. The members of the Language and Literature and the Maths and Engineering teams were excited to

    be awarded Honours in their competition and the Social Sciences team are commended for their presentation.

    The College is blessed to have such talented students who are willing to take on the challenges and to show their

    commitment to be extended beyond their comfort zone. The students have asked that I pass on their thanks to

    Mrs Irwin, Mr Main, Mrs Hawkins and Mr Groth for their support and encouragement and for being willing to give

    their time to allow the students to be involved in such events.

    3 September 2010 Volume 25 No 27

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    NASSA JUNIOR SCHOOL ATHLETICS CARNIVAL

    Congratulations to the team who represented the College at the NASSA Junior Athletics Carnival on Tuesday 31

    August 2010. The College is proud of your achievements. A number of students have been selected to go to CIS

    and a full report on the Carnival will be printed in a later newsletter.

    YEAR 12 MUSIC AND VISUAL ARTS EVENING

    Congratulations to our Year 12 Music and Visual Arts students for their outstanding performances and

    presentations at our Music and Visual Arts Evening held on Tuesday 31 August 2010. The quality of Visual Arts

    works reflected the commitment of the students and Mrs Hawker, as well as giving us an insight into the final body

    of works to be presented to the Board of Studies for the Higher School Certificate. The evening was an excellent

    opportunity for our Music students to perform their HSC pieces to the audience. We wish our Music students all

    the best for their performances for the HSC markers on 10 September 2010.

    PARENT AND STUDENT FEEDBACK

    The College remains committed to gaining feedback from parents and students on all aspects of our operation

    and the quality of education that we provide. Such feedback assists us to evaluate our programs, reflect on our

    practices and, where appropriate, make changes to improve our practice.

    In the coming weeks the College will be seeking feedback from our parents and students in Years 7 and 12. The

    Year 12 surveys will give us an insight of the level of success our students and their parents feel we have achieved

    in preparing our graduating class for the Higher School Certificate and their readiness to enter the adult world. The

    Year 7 surveys will allow parents and students to give us feedback on our 7-Success Transition Program, which

    celebrates its tenth anniversary this year.

    In Term 4, the College will be undertaking further surveys of parents in some of our Junior School years.

    GRIEVANCE POLICY

    At times, there are matters and issues that parents wish to raise with the College in relation to their sons or

    daughters. I appreciate parents raising their concerns, thus allowing us to work, in partnership, through the issues.

    I encourage parents to raise concerns as early as possible so that problems can be addressed before they become

    major issues. The College Grievance Policy outlining the process for parents to raise concerns is available on the

    College Parents Intranet in the documents folder and a Summary of the Protocols may be found in the Student

    Information Handbooks Page 21 (Secondary School) or Page 20 (Junior School).

    UNIFORM CHANGEOVER

    As we move into Spring, a number of parents have asked about the changeover to summer uniform in the last

    weeks of term.

    The College recognises the benefits that many of our Junior School students gain from being active at recess and

    lunch, therefore, students in the Junior School will be allowed to wear either their summer or winter uniform in the

    last two weeks of term. Students who select to wear their winter uniforms in these weeks may be given permission

    not to wear their blazers on the warmer days.

    Students in the Secondary School will be expected to wear their winter uniform until the end of Term 3 and return

    in their summer uniforms at the commencement of Term 4. This decision has been taken due to Secondary

    students tending to be more passive at recess and lunch and the number of formal events that are scheduled as

    we farewell Year 12. Students will be expected to wear blazers at Formal Assemblies and to and from school.

    At the commencement of Term 4, all students are expected to be in summer uniform. Students in Year 10 are

    given permission to stay in their winter uniform if they have grown out of their summer uniforms. As parents check

    uniforms, please check the length of dresses and skirts and make the relevant repairs if their daughters have had a

    growth spurt during the winter months.

    Mr OConnor

    Headmaster

  • BROUGHTON Newsletter - 3

    BROUGHTON ANGLICAN COLLEGE

    SPRING FAIR

    SATURDAY 28 AUGUST 2010

    ENTERTAINMENT SPECTACULAR

    VISITORS

  • BROUGHTON Newsletter - 4

    R.A.WEBB SPORTS CENTRE (FUTSAL AND BASKETBALL COMPETITIONS)

    STALLS AND DISPLAYS

    RIDES & JUNIOR KIDS PLAYZONE

  • BROUGHTON Newsletter - 5

    PREP YEAR 12 MRS C KENNEDY DEPUTY HEAD OF COLLEGE TAPS

    FEES

    Parents are reminded of the current schools council policy in relation to payment of Broughton

    Anglican College fees:

    Term Fees are due and payable within 30 days from the date of the invoice.

    Please be advised that, to ensure your children continue to receive the maximum benefits of a

    Broughton education and access to new facilities and technologies, this policy is to be actively

    enforced. Parents should note accounts which are not paid by the due date will be charged an

    administration fee for late payment of $100.

    OPTION TO PAY 2011 FEES IN ADVANCE

    Families have the option to pay the Annual Fees (Tuition, Service and Capital Works) for 2011 at the current years

    rates, if paid in full by 31 October 2010.

    Please email casc@casc.org.au or call 4628 0110 to request an application form.

    PHOTOGRAPHS - SPORT, PREPARATORY BLUE AND YEAR 6

    As mentioned earlier in the year, photographs for Junior and Secondary sports teams, Preparatory Blue and a Year

    6 group, are to be taken at the beginning of Term 4. Dates for this have changed slightly so that it is more

    convenient with students in sports uniform on the day of the photos. The photographs will happen between the

    start of school and recess on these dates:

    Tuesday 12 October Secondary sports photographs plus Preparatory Blue (class and individual.)

    Wednesday 13 October Junior Sports photographs, Year 6 Group photograph

    Please note these dates. More information will follow in next weeks newsletter with details of the photographs

    that will be taken and the ordering system.

    BOOK WEEK FOLLOW-UP

    A video of the IRC Book Week Interactive Display can now be seen on the IRC Blog (BACIRC):

    http://bacirc.edublogs.org/irc-displays/ (scroll down)

    Photos of the Across the Story Bridge Book Character Parade can now be found on the Book Week Event page of

    the IRC Blog: http://bacirc.edublogs.org/book-week-event/

    STAFF PROFILES

    ELLEN WARD HUMANITIES TEACHER

    I was born and educated in North Queensland which excuses my support of the Maroons and

    the Cowboys! I became a Christian when I was 16 and an orphan at 18. What I lacked in a

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