Term 1 Week 10 - 2021


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Term 1, Week 10



Thankful for Friday

The words “Thank God it’s Friday” are often used not to express our thankfulness to God, but rather to express thankfulness that the weekend is almost here.

In the school setting, students and teachers are generally thankful for the end of a busy school week, especially after camps and excursions, but this Friday is different. Firstly, of course, there is no school. But more importantly, this Friday is the one to be really thankful for.

As a Christian School we celebrate Good Friday, and Easter Sunday, as pivotal days in history. We believe that Jesus, God’s son, gave up his life, which we remember on Good Friday. But the story doesn’t end there. On Easter Sunday, we celebrate his resurrection, and the life that we can have through trusting in him. So this week, let’s thank God for Friday. Pastor Jeremy Wright looks further at the meaning of Easter on this fortnight’s front page.

Around the Campus

This fortnight we also take a look at the High School Interschool Athletics, some developments in the Upper Primary spaces, and find inspiration from our Senior School Art class.

May you have a safe and meaningful Easter, as we head into the final week of Term 1, and the holiday break.

Mr Peter Thomson, Principal


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Easter Egg Sandwiches

Good Friday – an extravagant Easter message

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Learning and Growing

New spaces coming for the Upper Primary

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SACSA Athletics

Track & Field Athletes put their best foot forward

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Art of Inspritation

Senior Art students find inspiration everywhere

The Front Page

Easter Egg Sandwiches

Good Friday was my favourite day of the year as a kid (even more than Christmas!).

Cedar Pastor

We’d go to church as a family on Friday morning. The Good Friday service is always a special and sacred one, remembering the consequences of Jesus’ death. But, to be honest, it’s what came next that made it my favourite day.

My mum would invite everyone back to our place for lunch. All kinds of people came – the usuals, the close friends, the randoms and the strays – all crammed together until our house was bursting. Mum would bring out endless trays of hot cross buns and bowls of Easter eggs for us to enjoy.

It was extravagant!

This was where I discovered the magic of sandwiching an Easter egg inside a still warm hot cross bun. It was the one day of the year that my mum wasn’t vigilant about my chocolate intake. We’d eat chocolate, play games, and laugh all afternoon and deep into the evening. It was glorious!

An Extravagant Easter

It’s a little bit of the picture of what God was doing through Easter. He sent his only son, Jesus Christ, the maker and sustainer of everything, to die for us. That is extravagant! Christ’s death dealt with the spiritual consequences of all our shame. He saw it all and took the blow for it all.

Now God invites all of us to become a part of his family. We are the randoms and strays he calls to be with him, as family, enjoying his extravagant love and joy, both now and forever! His invitation means nothing unless we accept it.

“But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:12)

This Easter, embrace the opportunity to wonder about the consequences of what happened in that first Holy Week. Get to a church service. Enjoy a hot cross bun/Easter egg sandwich! Make time to be with your family. And take up God’s invitation to be one of his family, welcomed in and loved extravagantly as we cling to what Jesus Christ has done for us.

Cedar families and friends are warmly invited to join CityReach Church (in the Auditorium) on Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. See here for details.

Pastor Jeremy Wright, Cedar College Pastor

Week 10 News and Notices

Public Holidays, Term 1

Friday April 2 – Good Friday Public Holiday
Monday April 5 – Easter Monday Public Holiday

Last Day of Term 1

The last day of Term 1 for all students is Friday April 9.

Primary School students finish at 3:15pm, High School students finish at 3:20pm.

First Day of Term 2

Students will return for Term 2 on Tuesday April 27, as Monday April 26 is the ANZAC Day Public Holiday.

High School students begin at 8:30am, Primary School students begin at 8:40am.

Winter Uniform Reminder

Now is the time to ensure that students have their winter uniform requirements organised to avoid the end-of-term rush. The Uniform Shop is open on Mondays (8:30am – 4:30pm) and Wednesdays (3pm – 5:30pm) during term.

Please note that the Uniform shop will be closed on the ANZAC Day public holiday, Monday April 26, but will be open from 9am-4pm on Monday April 19 and Wednesday April 21, during the second week of the school holidays.

The Uniform Shop price list has recently been updated, with some minor changes to prices. Most uniform items, including winter uniform, are now available via the Qkr! app. Please first select a delivery method to ensure that your order is placed correctly, and you will be notified when the order has been fulfilled.

Canteen, Week 11

Please note that lunch orders will not be available on the last day of term, Friday April 9. The Canteen will be open for recess only on this day. Lunch orders will resume in Week 1 of Term 2.

Uniform Shop Volunteers

The Uniform Shop is looking for volunteers to help at various times. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the Front Office. All volunteers are required to have suitable checks and approvals.

Parking Reminder

Following the parking fines that were issued during Upper Primary Sports Day, we understand that the council is looking in to the clarity of signage along Fosters Road.

Bicycle LanePlease note that the school side of Fosters Road remains a designated bicycle lane at all times, meaning that vehicles are not to park on that side of Fosters Road at any time.

As always, please continue to be aware and observant of all relevant signs and road rules pertinent to parking, speed limits around schools, and general road safety at all times.

The SA Government’s Driving and Transport webpage has further information regarding bicycle lanes and vehicles.

Please also be aware that, for safety reasons, the Fosters Road entrance is not available for Kiss&Drop.

Holiday Activities and Programs

The school has been given information regarding a number of external school holiday programs. While we are happy to pass on these details to our school community, please note that these programs are not affiliated with the school in any way.


brixpoAre your kids aspiring master builders? Is your home full of their LEGO® creations? They can enter the BRIXPO Junior Builders Competition to win great prizes and have their build displayed at BRIXPO!

Brixpo is the newest LEGO fan-run exhibition based in South Australia.

– The competition is open to kids 14years and under.

– Builds must be original (no sets) and no bigger than a 32 x 32 stud baseplate.

For full terms and conditions, please see the BRIXPO website.

Entries close April 26, 2021. More details are available at BRIXPO online.

Netball Holiday Clinics

Tango Netball Club holiday clinics

7-10 year olds, School Holiday Clinic – Thursday April 22, 9:30am – 12noon
Golden Grove Recreation Centre, The Golden Way (opposite The Grove Shopping Centre)
Cost: $45

11-15 year olds, School Holiday Clinic – Thursday April 22, 1pm – 3:30pm
Golden Grove Recreation Centre, The Golden Way (opposite The Grove Shopping Centre)
Cost: $45

Visit the Tango Netball club website for further information.

Newton Jaguars Netball Club Clinics

Newton Jaguars are running an 8 week NetSetGo! clinic in Term 2 for children aged 5-8 years old. It’s a great way for children to learn some netball skills, in a fun environment!

Thursdays from 4:30pm – 5:30pm, at Neil Dansie (Jags) Courts, behind Campbelltown Oval, Paradise, starting May 6 (Term 2) for 8 weeks. Cost $90, register online.

Easter at CityReach


Good Friday Services

You are warmly invited to share in our Good Friday production, It Is Finished at 8:30am, 10:00am or 11:30am in the Auditorium.

Coffee and hot cross buns will be served between the services in The Terrace. 

Everyone is welcome. We would love to see you there! 

Dates this Term


Term 1, 2021 – Wed 27 Jan – Fri 9 April

Term 2, 2021 – Tue 27 April – Fri 25 June

We will continue to have a three week break between Terms 2 and 3

Term 3, 2021 – Wed 21 July – Fri 24 Sept

Term 4, 2021 – Tue 12 Oct – Wed 8 Dec


Regular opening hours during term:

Monday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Wednesday 3pm – 5:30pm

Thursday extended opening hours:

TERM 2 – Weeks 1 – 4, 3pm – 5.30pm

TERM 4 – Weeks 1 – 3, 3pm – 5.30pm


Our Assemblies and Chapels are held on Fridays at 8:50am. 

Chapels and Assemblies in 2021 are currently not able to be attended by parents due to space restrictions.

Should guidelines for large gatherings change, parents/caregivers will be informed.

Primary School News

Learning and Growing

The areas around the Upper Primary classrooms have continued to see changes take place this year, with a number of projects underway.

The developing Upper Primary adventure playground will see further additions during 2021, with a range of equipment being installed by Cedar’s maintenance team. The special playground project began with consultation between staff and students, and will continue as a work in progress throughout the year. Provision has also been made for a shade canopy over a large portion of the playground, due for installation in Term 2.

Upper Primary Spaces

Not far from the upcoming playground area, the paved spaces between the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 classrooms have recently undergone some changes, in preparation for a new outdoor learning and play area. Following the installation of the Junior Primary shade canopy late in 2020, the Upper Primary is looking forward to their own installation taking place during Term 2. The new shade canopy will reach between the two Upper Primary buildings to create a learning and play space for students during warmer days, as well as protection from the rain in the winter months.

Outdoor Learning

The planted areas around the Upper Primary classrooms will receive some reconfiguration and rejuvenation. With the opening of the new Science/CLIC facility and Nature Play areas in 2020, the Primary School has seen some significant changes in recent years. We look forward to these new additions contributing to the developmental and learning experiences of students in the Primary School.

Sports News

Sports Reports

It’s exciting to see our after-school sports starting to return, with teams achieving some great results.

Basketball Champions

The Year 10 Cedar Basketball team won their grand final in the Under 16 Boys ACBA Div 1 Norwood league on Saturday. The team featured Caleb, Connor, Jaylen, Laurence, Jared, Andy, Adam, and has also previously enjoyed the talents of Seb and Cooper.

These boys have been playing basketball together for many years under the coaching of John and Chris, and have become a great team, with many league, carnival and grand final wins.

It’s been great to play alongside my friends and peers. At the start of the season we moved into Division 1, after winning the Division 2 finals. We struggled at the start but improved on each occasion. I’m proud of the boys and all we have achieved. By the end of the season we had become an outstanding team, with great performances that ultimately led to a grand final win, by four points in overtime. – Caleb, Cedar Serpents

Mr Josh Fernihough, High School Interschool Sports Co-ordinator

High School News

SACSA Athletics

The South Australian Christian Schools Association (SACSA) Athletics Carnival is always a much-anticipated event in the sporting calendar.

During Week 9, 19 Christian schools from across South Australia converged on the SA Athletics Stadium (previously known as SANTOS Stadium) to take part in the 2021 Championships. With the cancellation of the 2020 event, this was the first large scale interschool competition for quite some time. Students had been selected for events based on their results from High School Sports Day.

Under the circumstances, we were not able to set our sights on a high team placing, with Year 7 Camp and other commitments meaning that our initial squad was reduced to 40% of our usual team. We were still able to represent the school in a very impressive fashion and students continued to demonstrate their abilities, recording outstanding individual results.

Event Winners

While a respectable number of our students finished within a top 4 position, we would like to give special recognition to the following students who won their respective events:

Jonathan A – U15 boys 100m, U15 boys 200m, U15 boys long jump

Sienna W – Open girls 100m, Open girls 200m

Torran C – U15 boys 800m

Lachlan O – U13 boys shot put

Once again, we would like to congratulate everyone for their commitment and efforts during this event. We look forward to competing in the SSSA Interschool Athletics in the final week of Term 1.

Mr Josh Fernihough, High School Interschool Sports Co-ordinator

Senior School News

The Art of Inspiration

While art often leads to inspiration, sometimes inspiration can lead to art, as the Year 11 and 12 students discovered on their recent excursion.

The first stop for the Art students was the 2021 SACE Art Show, at the Light Square Gallery. The show features exemplary artwork by the top Year 12 students from around the state, who studied Visual Art in 2020. Cedar College graduate, Josiah Fantasia, was selected to exhibit his suite of five Art Deco rings in this year’s show. The students were particularly inspired by Josiah’s work, along with the many varied works from schools throughout South Australia.

The group of Cedar students then visited the renowned JamFactory gallery in Morphett Street. The gallery, which features industry standard practitioners in ceramics, glass, furniture, jewellery and metal, provided further stimulus for the budding High School artists. Viewing the creativity of glass blowing, and exploring several exhibitions and the shop, proved to be further inspirational experiences for the students.

Art Everywhere

In a serendipitous moment, while students were waiting to return via bus, the curiosity of the group was aroused by an art installation taking place on the Adelaide City Council’s “Free Wall”, under the Morphett Street Bridge. Further investigation allowed the students the opportunity to complete their excursion by watching Adelaide artist, Jimmy Dodd, doing some experimental ‘wacky’ street art. The learning experience demonstrated the value of being led by your curiosity, and has undoubtedly enriched the artistic outlook of all of the students involved.

Mrs Katie Harten, Creative Arts Co-ordinator