No.26 Fortnightly - 26 November 2021

From Our Staff

Eugene Roodt, Secondary Coordinator

It is difficult to believe that we are so close to the end of the year. I would like to take this opportunity to reflect on the second semester that was so greatly impacted by lockdown. The impact of lockdown was felt through our school and sadly through the many missed opportunities in this time for our students.

I do want to focus on the amazing teaching that our teachers still managed to do through the online classes. It is much harder to teach when we do not have the students physically present, and I want to commend all Emmaus staff for the innovative way they kept learning interesting and for their diligence in leading student learning in this time.

At the start of Term 3 we were looking forward to a number of events that had to be cancelled. Our Science and Engineering team missed out on competing in the state final in Newcastle. At the time when lockdown started we were the highest qualifying school in New South Wales and the ACT. This in itself is a remarkable performance from Mr Peter Willis and his team. Well done.

After a very soggy and wet athletics carnival, we had a big number of students looking forward to zone and eventually ACT finals. This did not happen, but Mrs Thompson did provide our students with the option of entering the virtual zone competition where many students did well and gave a good reckoning of themselves.

Every year we celebrate our performing arts with MADD night. Plans for this night were well underway and again it had to be cancelled. The good news, however, is that we can now look forward to having a musical next year. We pray that this will provide our students with an excellent opportunity to showcase their talents on stage.

Getting our students back on campus at the start of Term 4 was one of the highlights of the year. It was great to see how friendships and social interaction is such an important part of life for students. From this we learned that our students enjoy the interaction with their peers and teachers and that we should always value this. It is therefore my prayer that we will have a year in 2022 that is not disrupted but where our students can come to school and learn in an environment where they can be nurtured.

I want to wish all our families a safe and blessed Christmas season. Please remember to keep the reason for Christmas front and center in your thoughts and celebrations. God bless.   



Emmaus Christian School Calendar

To view all of the schools important calendar dates click on the 

Emmaus Calendar link.

Summary of Current Permission Notes

Summary of Current Permission Notes

Please note that the following excursions/event notes have been sent out. Please complete any relevant to your child.

TitleGroupPermission MethodForms Due

Sat, 4 Dec 2021

Year 10 Day Trip

Year 10email26 Nov 2021

Smith Alternative

Wed, 1 Dec 2021

Extension English Electiveemail29 Nov 2021

2022 Kindy

Families Gathering

Mon, 6 Dec 2021

2022 Kindy Families

by Invitation

from Enrolments


Aspire Week

Mon, 6 Dec to

Fri ,10 Dec 2021

Secondary SchoolN/AN/A

Road Ready

Mon, 6 Dec to

Fri, 10 Dec 2021

Year 9/10 

age applicable


2022 Preschool

& New Prekinder

Families Orientation

Tues, 7 Dec 2021

2022 Preschool

& New Prekinder


by Invitation

from Enrolments


National Zoo 

& Aquarium

Tues, 7  Dec 2021



Elizabeth's Group

email3 Dec 2021

National Zoo 

& Aquarium

Thur, 9 Dec 2021



Kim's Group

email3 Dec 2021

Year 10

Graduation Assembly

Thur, 9 Dec 2021

Year 10Trybooking link3 Dec 2021

Roman Day

Fri, 10 Dec 2021

Year 2emailN/A

Yr 3- 9 Awards Assembly

Mon, 13 Dec

Years 3-9

by Invitation

Bookings required on Trybooking

6 Dec 2021

Secondary Formal

Graduation Dinner 

Mon, 13 Dec

Year 9 & 10

by Invitation

Bookings required on Trybooking

29 Nov 2021

Pool Fun Day

Tues, 14 Dec 2021

K-10email23 Nov 2021

Year 10 Graduation Evening

Date: Thursday, 9 December 2021

Time: 6:30pm pre-social followed by student entry

Venue: Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT

Student Dress: Full Formal School Uniform   

Tickets are Available for

* Year 10 Emmaus Graduating Class *

* Year 10 Families - Limit 4 Tickets per student *

* Emmaus Secondary Staff, Executive Staff, Board Members *

Trybooking Link:  https://www.trybooking.com/BUXOQ 

Tickets for seating by RSVP only Please ensure that you book your tickets by Friday, 3 December 2021.

* Please DO NOT attend if you are displaying any COVID symptoms. COVID hygiene practices will be in place. *

Yr 9 & 10 Secondary Graduation Dinner

Date: Monday, 13 December 2021

Times: 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Venue: Trevino's Restaurant, Gold Creek Country Club, 50 Curran Dr, Nichols

Dress: Formal     

Theme: Enchanted Evening

Tickets by RSVP only Book here to ensure all dietary requirements are met, including graduating class. Bookings close on Monday, 29 November 2021.

Tyrbooking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BUVLH 

Ticket Costs

* Year 10 Emmaus Graduating Class - NO COST *

* Year 9 Emmaus Secondary Students - $30pp *

* Emmaus Secondary, Executive Staff, Board Chair *

Table Seating Allocation Please note that all seating arrangements will be made by the school and will be published at the venue on the evening.

* Please DO NOT attend if you are displaying any COVID symptoms. COVID hygiene practices will be in place. *

Year 3 - 9 Awards Assembly

Date: Monday, 13 December 2021

Time:  9:30am - 10:30am             

Venue:   Emmaus Gymnasium, 73 Davenport Street, Dickson ACT 2602

Student Dress:   Full Formal School Uniform  

Tickets for this event are available for:

  •  Year 5 Families - Limit 2 Tickets per Yr 5 student. Student not included in this count.  
  • Year 3-9 Award Recipient Family Member - Limit 2 Tickets per student. Students families will be notified the week prior to the Awards Assembly for the purpose of planning.  
  • Emmaus Board Members


All Students in Years 3-9 are required to wear their Formal Emmaus School Uniform on the day (NO sports uniform).

Tickets for seating by RSVP only. Please ensure that you book your tickets by Monday, 6 December 2021.

Trybooking Link: https://www.trybooking.com/BVSCI 


Note: If COVID-19 restrictions have to be reinstated at a higher level, we will advise families via Skoolbag notification at the earliest possible time.

* Please DO NOT attend if you are displaying any COVID symptoms. COVID hygiene practices will be in place. *

K-10 End of Year Fun Day

DATE: Tuesday, 14 December 2021

TIME: 9am Walk from school  Walk back to school: K-2 at 12pm, Yrs 3-10 at 2.30pm

DESTINATION: Dickson Aquatic Centre

STUDENT GROUP: Kindergarten to Year 10

TRANSPORT: Start and finish at school, walk to the venue.


CLOTHING: Sun smart clothing, rashie, swimmers, optional goggles


K-Y2: two towels, sunscreen, water, recess & lunch, shoes & money for cafe

Yrs 3-10:  Towel, sunscreen, water, recess & lunch, shoes & money for cafe 

COST: None for students


eFORMS DUE BY: 23 November 2021 - Check emails to complete the eforms.

Semester 2 Student Reports 2021

Teachers are now busy writing end of year school reports. They are due to be sent home to parents via email in the last week of Term 4.  Please ensure that your email address is up to date with the school so that your child’s report arrives in a timely fashion.  If you have not received your child’s report by the last day of school, please contact the Luke Willsmore, Assistant Principal, Teaching & Learning lukew@emmaus.act.edu.au

Emmaus Summer Vacation Care Program 2021 - 2022

Dear Emmaus Parents and Carers,

Bookings are now open for the Summer Vacation Care Program for 2021 for the 16th & 17th December 2021. 

Parents with Primary aged children should enrol them into the Primary Vacation Care service via the myFamily Lounge booking system by Wednesday, 1 December 2021. Further information will be available shortly via Skoolbag.

Please contact afters@emmaus.act.edu.au if you require any additional information.

Does Your Child have Asthma?

Dear Parents, 

We would like to advise you that you that at the end of Term 4, for those students with Asthma Medication located in First Aid at school, we will be sending home students personal Ventolin Spacers to be cleaned.

Could you please ensure they are sterilized well and returned back to school for the beginning of the 2022 school year.

Thank you 

The Administration Team

Does Your Child Suffer from Hay Fever?

Dear Parents, 

As you know, we are sending students with cold symptoms home from school.  We recognize that can be difficult in ‘hay fever season’.  If your child suffers from hay fever, please let the front office and the classroom teacher know if they are going to need to take an antihistamine at school.  Medication can be left at the front desk, clearly labelled with the child’s name and instructions for dose and time to be taken. Parents will be asked to complete an "Authorisation to Administer Medication" form. This form is available on the Skoolbag App in EFORMS.

Hats on for Term 4 - No Hat No Play!

Students are reminded that they are required to wear their school hats for outside play in Term 4.

School bucket hats can be purchased at the Front Office for $14 each or through Macdonald's Schoolwear.

Emmaus School Bags

Emmaus School bags are available to purchase in the Front Office. Emmaus school bags are a compulsory uniform item for all students in Years K-10. Eftpos & Credit card payments accepted. 

16 Litre, Balance Bag $40 each  (Suggested size for Years K – 2)

34 Litre School Bag $65 each  (Suggested size for Years 3 – 10)         


Car Park Use Reminders

  • NO PARKING on Davenport St Nature Strip.
  • Parking on the nature strip by the Pedestrian Crossing blocks the view of drivers and endangers students. 
  • Please do not leave your car in the Pickup/Drop Off Zone and continue to move forward in the line to enable further traffic to join the queue.
  • Please DO NOT PARK in the Bus Zone or neighbors’ driveways
  • Please stop and give way to pedestrians at the crossings.

Remember that driving very slowly in this car park is a key to the ongoing safety of our pedestrians. Finally, please keep the speed at a maximum 10km/h in the car park. Thank you for your cooperation.

Are your contact details up to date?

Dear Parents,

A reminder to notify the school if your contact details have changed. Please email emmaus@emmaus.act.edu.au if this applies to you.

The Administration Team

Sausage Rolls $4

SRC Term 4 Fundraiser (K - 10)

Thursday 2 December - Last Day for Term 4 Orders

  • Sausage Rolls $4, pay when collecting
  • Served Thursday Lunchtime
  • K-2 will have orders delivered to their classrooms
  • Y3-10 orders to be collected from Secondary Food Tech
  • Please place your order via the Skoolbag App link.
  • Orders close on Wednesdays at 1pm.
  • Sorry no late orders can be accepted.

Icy Poles $2

SRC Term 4 Fundraiser (Yr K - 10)

Friday 3 December - Last Day for Term 4 Icy Pole Sales

  • Fridays Weekly during Term 4
  • Lunchtime
  • Lemonade Icy Poles -  $2.00
  • Cash payment on the day.


Interschool Spelling Bee

On Thursday 18th November 14 students across K to 6 participated in the Interschool Spelling Bee.  This is usually conducted face to face at Canberra Christian School annually.  This year we participated via Zoom.  The Schools that participated alongside Emmaus were Canberra Christian School, Trinity Christian School and Covenant College.

I was very proud of all the Emmaus students that participated this year.  Each child took their spelling role very seriously and there were a lot of nerves to settle and some very resilient students.  Each year group ended up spelling words that were well beyond their spelling age and every participant should be proud of their achievements.

The participants for this year were:

Kindy – Oliver Ceasis and Arthur Glanville

Year 1 – Angus Power and Caleb Wallis

Year 2 – Daniel Kim and Bethany Jenson

Year 3 – Edward Sutherland and Noah Day

Year 4 – Charity Hasibaun and Alicia Cheng

Year 5 – Ellie O’loughlan and Rianna Munjal

Year 6 – Caden Weatherstone and Luke Johnston

The place getters from Emmaus were Oliver Ceasis 2nd, Arthur Glanville 3rd, Daniel Kim 3rd, Edward Sutherland 2nd, Charity Hasibaun 1st, Alicia Cheng 3rd, Rianna Munjal 2nd, Caden Weatherstone 2nd and Luke Johnston 3rd.


SRC Christmas Hamper Appeal

Supporting Canberra City Care

This year Emmaus Christian Schools SRC have chosen to support Canberra City Care’s Christmas Hamper Appeal.

Canberra City Care provides practical help for people in the local community who are  experiencing financial hardship. Each year they provide Christmas hampers to the community to help ease the burden that the Christmas season can bring. 

Emmaus students held a Free Dress Day at school on Friday, 19 November 2021, and collected 380 pancake mixes and 272 chips containers for the hampers.

A big Thank You to all the students that have contributed to helping make someone’s Christmas a little brighter.

387 Pancake Mixes

272 Chip Containers

SRC Packing Christmas Hampers

This week our SRC Executive Teams for 2021/2022 helped Canberra City Care Canberra pack Christmas Hampers.

A note from Randy Albrecht , Operations Manager of Canberra City Care.

"I just wanted to thank you again for your amazing support and co-ordination with our Community Christmas Hampers. It was great to have the students in to help us pack, it made the task very manageable."

SRC Executive Team 2021

SRC Executive Team 2022

PIP Opportunities

Volunteers Wanted - PIP 2022 Applies

Emmaus Fundraiser - Bunnings Warehouse Canberra Airport

Christmas Night Market

Dave is looking for 2 volunteers to assist him at the Bunnings Christmas Night Market at Canberra Airport between 6pm - 8pm on Thursday, 9th December 2021. Emmaus Christian School will be running a Lob-a-Choc stall on the evening and needs your help. PIP Applies towards 2022.

If you are able to assist, can you please message Dave on 0433 000 461 for further details.

Bunnings Christmas Night Market

P&F Fundraiser

Bunnings BBQ - P&F Fundraiser

Bunnings Warehouse, Canberra Airport

Sunday, 28 November 2021 

We would like to invite all family and friends of Emmaus Christian School to join us for a sausage sizzle and drink at our Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser this weekend. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Thank you for supporting our school!

To support the redevelopment of the Preschool Playground, get behind the Emmaus Christian School Gingerbread Folk House Drive!

Order a Gingerbread house and have the kit delivered to your door!  You can choose from original, chocolate or gluten free gingerbread for your kit.

Kits are dairy-free, egg-free and nut-free.  They make great Christmas gifts as well as a fun family activity!

Please order before midnight on November 31st to secure your kit for delivery before Christmas.

Click the link to view and purchase - https://3g766mppei4.typeform.com/to/Dsc5RDhz#school=Emmaus%20Christian%20School

In and Around the School

Year 3 Science

Year 1: Gymnastics

Year 6: Flanders Field

Year 9 & 10: Design & Technology - Upcycled Denim Pieces

Upcycled Denim Cushions

New Books for the Library

Address: 73 Davenport St, Dickson ACT 2602

Phone: 02 6247 7151

General email: emmaus@emmaus.act.edu.au

Absence email: absences@emmaus.act.edu.au 

Website: www.emmaus.act.edu.au

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