Term 3, Week 7
FROM THE HEAD OF PRIMARY SCHOOL
Growing as Leaders
Week 6 and 7 have been a busy time for both the Primary and High School, with multiple events taking places, as well as our School Tours.
Last week, the Primary School enjoyed an exciting Book Week parade and music incursion. It was fantastic to have parents and friends attend the Parade for the first time in several years. In the High School, students took part in the Not Ashamed of the Gospel Workshop, Panthera Cafe, and “R U OK? Day”. This week also saw a number of students in both the Primary and High School involved in leading our School Tours.
It’s often during these extra-curricular activities that students have the opportunity to really develop themselves, which is a part of our purpose here at Cedar. To watch our students accept the challenge to step up and take leading roles at these events is even more exciting, and it is at these times that students experience even greater growth.
Around the Campus
In this issue of CedarNews, our Junior Primary Co-ordinator encourages us to start each day by sharing our joys and concerns with God, we learn about some of our Year 12s taking part in University headstart programs, look back at the excitement of Book Week, plus check in on the Not Ashamed of the Gospel Workshop and sample the menu at Panthera Cafe.
Mr Nigel Austin, Head of Primary School
Trusting God Daily
Starting each day sharing our joys and concerns, and trusting God.
Dreams Come to Life
Dreams and imaginings of Primary School students are brought to life!
Talking About Faith
Veta Morphus students host Not Ashamed of the Gospel 2022.
Year 12 students earn top results in University courses.
Starting each day with God
As a single mum working full time, life can get very busy. It is easy to get caught up in my ‘To Do’ lists and worries about all the things that I just can’t seem to make the time for.
Week 7 News and Notices
Casual Clothes for Compassion
Thursday September 15
On Thursday of Week 8, the Primary School students will join in the High School’s fundraising day. Students may wear modest, casual school-appropriate clothes for a Gold Coin donation to support our Compassion Sponsor Children. If your child doesn’t wish to participate, they should wear their PE uniform on the day (if wearing their school PE uniform, no gold coin donation is required).
Fraser’s UCAT | Upcoming Free Events
For students interested in a career in medicine or dentistry, Fraser’s Medical is offering the following information sessions on how to prepare for the UCAT.
UCAT Intensive (2.5hrs)
Where: Online, 18 September 2022
UCAT Strategy Weekend
Where: Online 26 – 28 September 2022/ In-Person 14-16 October 2022
(FREE with coupon code SA_100)
Year 8 Immunisations
The Year 8 HPV Immunisations will take place on Tuesday September 13, for those students who have returned their consent form.
We appreciate and value each family at Cedar College, but also understand that situations can change for various reasons. If you are relocating, and your child will not be attending Cedar College next year, we ask that you please let the Enrolment Office know by the end of Term 3 – thank you.
KIDS DISCOVERY CLUB 2022
Tuesday 4th – Friday 7th October
An exciting program for children aged 5 to 12 at CityReach Oakden, 8:30am – 12:30pm each day
Cost is $55 per child | $40 for each subsequent child in the same household. Includes activities, take home crafts, morning teas, goodie bags, merchandise and more! Your child will enjoy a gospel-centred program with opportunities to worship, play games, study the Bible and engage with exciting crafts. For further information contact Josh Taylor [email protected]
Numbers are limited so get in quick!
Term 3, 2022 – Tue 26 July – Fri 30 Sept
Term 4, 2022 – Tue 18 Oct – Wed 14 Dec
Term 1, 2023 – Tues 31 Jan – Fri 14 April
Term 2, 2023 – Tue 2 May – Fri 30 June
Three week break between Terms 2 and 3
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 Primary School Chapels and Assemblies are held on Fridays at 8:50am.
Please note that currently our Chapels and Assemblies are not able to be attended by parents, due to restrictions.
Should guidelines for large gatherings change, parents/caregivers will be informed. Thank you for your understanding.
Dreams Come to Life
It was all our dreams and imaginings brought to life at Wednesday’s highly anticipated Book Week Parade as Primary School classes celebrated the theme, Dreaming with Eyes Open.
Dorothy from Oz and Stellarphant, the elephant-astronaut, invited us to step into the world of stories as they hosted a joyful celebration of reading. Characters from classic books such as Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, Charlotte’s Web and Matilda rubbed shoulders with modern heroes and villains such as Enoch Chalk from Pages and Co, Pokemon master, Ash Ketchum, Fly Guy and a couple on Minions. As always, there were plenty of brave superheroes, dazzling princesses and sporting superstars, along with favourite storybook characters such as Geronimo Stilton, Alice-Miranda, Billie B. Brown, Ninja Kid and Dog Man.
Parade for Families
Welcoming back our Cedar families to watch the parade was an absolute highlight this year, and we thank them for their hard work putting together such amazing costumes! Thanks also to Mrs Wilkin for her dreamy Book Week displays up in the library!
Mrs Clare Wright, Junior Primary Library Teacher
Not Ashamed of the Gospel 2022
Sometimes you know something is so good that you want to share that goodness with others, but don’t know where to start.
Talking about matters of faith can be personal and profound. It’s worth doing thoughtfully. Not Ashamed of the Gospel Workshop is a student-driven initiative hosted by Cedar College to equip and encourage Christian students to share their faith in thoughtful ways.
Connect, Encourage, Pray
Our Veta Morphus students host the event and do a lot of behind-the-scenes work to make it happen. There were over 100 students across four schools who took part in this workshop. Despite being unable to meet with other schools in person, our students made the online event a dynamic experience. They showed creativity in running interactive games and sharing video performances of songs.
The event left students inspired to get involved, start new initiatives, and encourage each other to share their faith.
Some of the responses from our students were:
“Not Ashamed is a great time to connect with other students and other schools and learn how God is working in their lives and schools.”
“It was great to see students across all year levels coming together for this.”
“Each school prayed for each other. That was really encouraging.”
Pastor Jeremy Wright, Cedar College Pastor
Cedar College is very excited to be partnering with South Australia’s three major universities this year to offer some selected Year 12 students the chance to begin their tertiary studies while finishing Year 12.
As a part of our SPARK program offerings in the Senior School, students who have already completed a Year 12 subject in Year 11 through subject-acceleration were supported in applying for university extension programs for high-achieving school students.
We were very pleased that in our first year of applying, all five of our prospective students were accepted into their respective programs. Leo, Ethan and Arantza were all accepted into Adelaide University’s HeadStart Program and are currently studying a variety of topics across their Humanities faculty. Kate was accepted in Flinders University’s Extension Studies Program and is undertaking first year Mathematics, and Sarah is one of the first-ever High School students admitted to UniSA’s brand-new Business School program that has just opened in 2022.
In a demonstration of their hard work and dedication to their learning, each of our students achieved outstanding results in Semester 1, with all students achieving High Distinctions (HD) for their university studies. We are incredibly proud of our pioneering students, and we look forward to continuing these programs with our Year 12s into the future.
Mrs Danielle Cioffi, High School SPARK Co-ordinator
Panthera Cafe 2022, hosted by Cedar College’s Year 12 Food & Hospitality class and supported by the Year 10 and 11 classes, focused on the concept of “Family Table”.
After many weeks of planning and preparation, the event was held on the evening of September 7, with the staffroom transformed into the “Panthera Cafe” for the special event. Students worked to create a 5-course culinary masterpiece, bringing together all the skills they have developed over their time In the Food & Hospitality class.
The specially invited group of 40 guests were treated to a signature drink, inspired by fond family memories of summers spent picking oranges. They followed this up with a dip platter reminiscent of family picnics, and a pumpkin soup based on grandma’s recipes. Next was a Moussaka, influenced by stories of their own parents’ youth, and a domed cheesecake inspired by childhood memories of the beach. The evening finished with decadent chocolate creations with hints of caramel and rocky road.
Well done to the Food & Hospitality class of 2022!
Mrs Laura Stanley, Food & Hospitality Teacher
Read all the news from our previous issues