November 2015 many paths one destination They came from the South, they came from the North, they came from the East and they came from the West. Their journeys brought them along many pathways to one destination, the Adventist Alpine Village, Jindabyne. Attendees to Grey Nomads Camp 2015 came from South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Greater Sydney, North New South Wales, Queensland, South New South Wales and New Zealand. This year’s attendance was up by almost 40, and those who came stated that it was the best Grey Nomads Camp yet. The event had a wonderful spiritual tone and it was apparent that the Holy Spirit was present in the lives of those who attended. The theme for this year’s event was “Journey’s – Many Paths – ONE Destination” which focused on the fact that each of us has had different journeys; we have come from different walks of life. Some of us have crossed paths; some have not, yet this year brought us even closer together with one destination in mind, Heaven. Each morning during the devotional time an attendee of the camp, shared their life’s journey. These journeys were often quite emotional when we considered the challenges that life had given to some, yet God had brought change to those sharing with the group. During the morning Bible study Dr. Allan Lindsay presented the journey of the church. What a privilege to have such a historian in our midst as he reminded us of those who had led our church in the past and how we had arrived at the present. Robert Hansford (Left), Dr Allan Lindsay (Middle) Deirdre Lindsay (Right) Each evening Pr. Andrew Kingston (President of the South Australian Conference) shared Journeys from scripture. His presentations were dynamic and thought provoking and it was obvious that the Holy Spirit was leading as we saw how each of the presentations by Dr. Lindsay and Pr. Kingston meshed together so perfectly.
Conference News Grey Nomads 2015 Sandra Entermann shared her amazing musical gift during the week and on the final Saturday night presented a beautiful concert to conclude the week’s events. During each afternoon there were a number of activities for the attendees to choose from, Board Games, Puzzles, Trivia, Music Videos, Travelogues, Hymns of Praise, Gardening and the construction of a new BBQ facility. Grey Nomads Camp is not restricted to those that spend time on the road post retirement, it is open to all and if you would like to attend in 2016 please accept our invitation to join us. If you missed out on this years program and would like to hear Dr. Lindsay’s and Pr. Kingston’s messages you can do so by going to the SNSW Conference website. New outdoor dining area at the AAV Relaxing at the new outdoor BBQ area SNSW Grey Nomad Campers of 2015 One of the projects that the Adventist Alpine Village Management Committee and Staff have been working on is that of a BBQ/Outdoor Kitchen/Dining area for campers. During winter 2015 the camping area was full to capacity and a facility like this would have been greatly appreciated and well used. Also with Camp Meeting just around the corner the team felt that this would be a great project for the Grey Nomads to take part in. Rock wall and outdoor BBQ area complete In 2014 the Grey Nomads planted over 200 trees in what is now known as the “Avenue of Grace and Thanksgiving”. In 2015 they have turned their hand to completing the BBQ and Garden area in the campground. We believe that the new facility will be well utilized during the winter and summer months and all those in between. The area contains a dual stainless steal BBQ, outdoor kitchen sink and workbench, picnic tables and surrounding gardens. One of the main projects that the Grey Nomads worked on was a significant rock wall and garden area. We were amazed at the energy levels of those that worked on the project and their determination to finish the project and have it officially opened before the end of the camp. The cutting of the ribbon by the AAV Manager, Stan Carter and the SNSW Conference CFO/AAV General Manager, Gavin Howie. (Peter Saunders, watching on) We would like to acknowledge the support of those attending the Grey Nomads Camp in the construction of this excellent addition to the AAV’s facilities. - Gavin Howie Page 2 | 3 - IMPRINT > Conference News
Conference News Construction of New Kitchen at AAV commences Construction commencing on outdoor kitchen After lengthy delays construction on the new self cater kitchen at the Western end of the dormitories has finally commenced. Significant foundation works were required to comply with the commercial regulations. Deep pier holes were required and then filled with steel and cement. During the next few weeks block work will be completed and the slab poured. It is expected that construction will be completed early 2016. The new facility will contain three work stations consisting of a prep area, fridge, microwave, cooktop and oven. This will allow for three groups of up to 30 to cater for themselves at the same time. Road to Bethlehem During Christmas, many of our churches put together a special Christmas program to celebrate the event of Jesus’ birth. It may be a special service just before Christmas day, or perhaps a night of singing carols together. For a number of places, however, such as Melbourne, Perth and Erina, the church folk come together and put together the community event, “Road to Bethlehem”. This is an incredible experience where members of the community are invited to share in a walkthrough drama of many of the scenes of Jesus’ birth. From the angel’s announcement to Mary and Joseph, to the story of the wise men and King Herod, to the shepherds’ encounter with the angel in the field, right up to that moment in the manger with baby Jesus - people from various walks of life are able to witness the story unfold in a way that challenges them and teaches them about Christ’s incarnation on this earth. Construction rapidly progressing The kitchen will be fitted out with commercial grade stainless steel work areas for ease of cleaning and maintenance. The area will also contain an indoor and out door dining area with views across Lake Jindabyne. In the past, a number of smaller groups and families who have wanted to stay at the Adventist Alpine Village have not been able to do so as they have not been able to afford to be catered for. This new facility will now provide an option for smaller groups and those staying in the dormitories. Already the AAV are receiving bookings for 2016 as a result of this new addition to our accommodation options. - Gavin Howie After months of planning and preparing, Road to Bethlehem will be held in Canberra this year. Our Adventist school in Mawson, Canberra Christian School, will be hosting the walkthrough tour, and there will also be live entertainment and animals, market stalls, and much more. We are hoping that this will be a major event during December now and in years to come, and that people will be truly blessed by it. This will be the first time the program is held in Canberra. Our hope is not only that this event will be a time of sharing with the people of Canberra, but an opportunity to work together as the Body of Christ, serving the community and telling the story of Jesus and his amazing love for us. Please support the program with prayer. There is still a lot of work and commitment involved and we need the continued support of our church community here in South New South Wales. - Pr Brendan Hayes
Conference News Congratulations, David Haupt! On Friday October 2, 2015, in the Great Hall of Parliament House in Canberra, the award Masters of Arts in Counselling was conferred on David Haupt who is currently serving our Conference in the capacity as Departmental Director for Health and Wellbeing (Family Ministry), and Ministerial Care. During his study at the University of Canberra, David was further awarded with the Dean’s Excellence Award, as well as lifelong membership to the prestigious Golden Key International High Achievers Award. Well-done David! We are proud of you. Puppet Ministry Abroad team of SNSW puppeteers brought big smiles to the A faces of young and old as they took the production ‘A Mouse In Solomon’s House’ up to the Greater Sydney Conference Adventurer Camporee on the weekend of October 17th. David with wife Constance The production which featured in the North-Western Regional Day at Orange earlier this year will be making its way around the conference over the next little while! The production has been developed as a combined effort between the Conference Children’s Ministry department and the puppet ministry group ‘Puppistry’. Clare Barnes, who is the leader of this group, makes a number of her own puppets as well as writing and performing clever biblically themed scripts along with her team. We are looking forward to having Marble the Mouse, an animatronic puppet and one of the main Characters in ‘A Mouse in Solomon’s House’, come along to Big Camp 2016 to be involved with family worship! Solomons House Puppistry set If you are interested in finding out more about Puppistry and possibly having them come and visit your church, please contact the Children’s Ministry department at the SNSW Conference Office on 0262496822 or Hayden Petersen on 0420403631. - Hayden Petersen Page 4 | 5 - IMPRINT > Conference News
Conference News Pastoral Moves Towards the end of each year every conference evaluates pastoral placements. During that process personnel will get called in and out of our conferences around Australia and beyond. Good-bye Pastor Iorangi Eiao who is presently ministering at Narromine Church and school has accepted a call as full time chaplain to the Greater Sydney Conference. His wife Zey a much-loved teacher at our school in Narromine will also take up a teaching position in the same conference. We will miss Rangi and Zey and wish them God’s richest blessings for their new task. Welcome Rangi & Zey Eiao Douglas & Sherryn Kieltyka We also have to say goodbye to another lovely couple. Douglas and Sherryn Kieltyka at present residing at Wagga Wagga have accepted a call to Ethiopia where Douglas will be taking up the position of ADRA Country Director and Sherryn as ADRA Health Project Coordinator. Douglas is presently working as ADRA Director for SNSW and is also the ADRA coordinaton for emergency services in NSW. His wife Sherryn is working as a specialist nurse educator for the entire Murrumbidgee area. Please pray for God’s protection and guidance as they move to Africa. serving in his ministerial placement at Gateway SDA Church at Avondale School. Phil has a passion for leading people to accept Jesus Christ as their Saviour. He is a family man who enjoys good food, building furniture and the odd game of golf. Phil and his family are very excited to join our ministry team in SNSW. Phil Yates We am happy to inform that two new Interns will join our pastoral team in 2016. Phil Yates will be taking up work in South Canberra Church. Phil is husband to Trisha and father to Poppy (7) and Banjo (5). He was born in Melbourne and raised in Brisbane. Phil has been a teacher for 14 years in both Australia and UK, until God called him to ministry in 2013. For the past two years he has been studying the Graduate Diploma in Theology and Ministry at Avondale College and Phil with wife Trisha, Poppy and Banjo
Conference News Pastoral Moves Jeremy Taituave will be working in the Wagga Wagga district. Jeremy is a fourth year student at Avondale College and will graduate at the end of this year with a Bachelor of Theology and Ministry. He and his wife Sarina have just celebrated their third year anniversary. Jeremy was baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church at eighteen years of age and has been an active member of the Church since then. Jeremy grew up attending the London Mission Society Church with his mother and two siblings in Brisbane. After completing high school, Jeremy moved to NSW to live with his father, which was when he was first introduced to the Adventist Church. He fell in love with the theology and the way that the Church conveys the love of Christ. Jeremy became passionate about sharing this with others who don¹t have a relationship with God. After marrying Sarina in 2012, they moved to Sydney in order to follow Jeremy¹s call to pastoral ministry. Sarina received an answer to prayer and was offered a job at ADRA Australia, where she currently works as the National Program Coordinator. In his spare time, Jeremy loves playing touch football and going to the gym. In the past, he has run boot camps as a way to meet community members, which has been a great platform for creating friendships and sharing who Jesus is. Jeremy has thoroughly enjoyed his studies at Avondale College and is looking forward to entering full time ministry and joining the team in the South New South Wales Conference. Words of encouragement from Jesus Jeremy and Sarina Taituave John 15 (NKJV) 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. 5 I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples. 9 “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. 16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. John 17 (NKJV) 20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. 24 Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. 26 And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.” Matthew 24 (NKJV) 18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. - Pr Mike Faber Page 6 | 7 - IMPRINT > Conference News
Conference News Tonga Mission Our partner conference Last year we informed you about Tonga mission being our new partner conference and that during our visit to Tonga in November 2014 we had signed a mission pledge promising to support each other as partners in mission through prayer, communication and the sharing of ideas, plans and resources. Please keep our mission conference in your prayers. If your church would like to start a partnership with one of the churches in Tonga please let us know and we will connect you. Canberra Christian School has been in contact with Beulah Primary School and our students have raised funds to support a special project. Pr. Fanueli Mataele who is at present the Youth Director of the Tonga Mission Conference will represent Tonga at our Big Camp in 2016. We trust that he will be able to take many ideas and inspirations home to Tonga. We have received a few articles from the President of Tonga Mission Pr. Saia Vea and I trust that you will enjoy reading the information. - Pr. Mike Faber A New Church at the village of Puke “30 X 20” timber church building was opened in Puke, a small A village west of Nuku’alofa. The new congregation is the result of an evangelistic series held in the area by Pastor Fanueli Mataele and the Nuku’alofa Church. Two church elders from Nuku’alofa Church were tasked with starting this new group, which now has almost 40 members. New Church on Island of Puke Tonga Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Women’s Ministries On Friday afternoon, August 28, about 250 women of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Tongatapu (Main island) gathered at the Nuku’alofa Church for a combined prayer service to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Women’s Ministries (WM). A member of the Royal Family, Honorable Lupepau’u Taione was the Guest of Honour at the prayer service. The Mission President, Pastor Saia Vaea Vea was the preacher of the day. Elderly women aged 69 years and over were given scarves with the WM logo and color as a souvenir of the day. After the prayer service a special afternoon tea party was held at the church hall where a 20th anniversary cake was cut and enjoyed as part of the celebration. It was a joyful and memorable day, a time of meeting old friends as well and forming new acquaintances. Speeches and stories of fond memories from the work of Women’s Ministries were shared. Prayer service commemorating 20 years of Womens Ministries
Conference News Tongan King Coronation This year is a historical year for the Island Kingdom of Tonga. On the 4th of July, King Tupou the Sixth was crowned King of Tonga together with Queen Nanasipau’u. It was a time of celebration and festivities for the country. Tongans living overseas were flocking to the Island Kingdom to take part in the celebration. church pastors conducted worship and gifts of Tongan mats and tapa together with 50 home baked cakes were presented. As part of the church’s contribution to the celebration, Sanitarium Health Food Company together with church members led exercise programs, and healthy breakfast were served for 3 days from the1st to the 3rd of July. Sanitarium cereals, so good milk, and fruit salads were served in 3 different locations in Nuku’alofa. An estimated number of 4,000 people received Sanitarium breakfast. As part of the celebration, the King awarded medals to some Tongan citizens and foreigners in recognition of outstanding achievements. Mission President, Pr Saia Vaea Vea was one of the medal recipients. Coronation of new King and Queen of Tonga The usual cultural events took place in the months leading up to the coronation. Different groups in the Tongan Society visited the palace to pay their respect to the King. On the 18th of June, the Seventh Day Adventist Church, led by the President, Pastor Saia Vaea Vea, pastors and church members together with Beulah College students and brass band paid their respect to the King at the Royal Palace, in Nuku’alofa. The president together with Mission President Pr Saia Vaea Vea received a medal for his contributions within his community First Baptism from Historic town, Braidwood Nothing could stop her from being baptized. Not even the cold rainy autumn day, Sabbath 18 April 2015, nor the cold waters of Googong dam would stop Rebecca (Bec) Cassim from publicly demonstrating her new found faith and commitment to God. It all started when Bec met a blind man in a pub challenging her belief regarding the Sabbath, the end of the world, and many other things. This sparked her to know more, and created a deep desire to know truth. The transformation in Bec’s life has been phenomenal. The change is not only recognised by people within the church, but it’s very evident for people who had known her in her “previous life.” Rebecca has a deep desire to share her newfound faith not only with her family, but also with every person that she meets on life’s way. She especially makes use of her remedial massage therapy practice as an opportunity to share her faith. Her optimum goal though is to witness in Braidwood, to the point where one day a church group could be established. -David Haupt Rebecca Cassim being baptised by David Haupt Page 8 | 9 - IMPRINT > Conference News | ADRA News
ADRA News Community Garden Happenings Bowral Community Garden Open Day From little things big things grow! Mid-September saw a variety of people and organisations gathered to support the ADRA Bowral Community Garden at its open day. Key organiser, Michael Hyland, was grateful for the support of Wingecarribee Shire Council, the Bundanoon and Moss Vale community gardens, Bowral Street Childcare, ADRA Australia and many others in helping with the open day. Free seedlings were given away, a variety of talks on gardening were given, smiling faces were painted, “Health Age Checks” were performed, chair massages were enjoyed, hot vegetable soup was savoured and attendees had the opportunity to view the plans for the how the garden will look when finished. Thank you to all who supported the community garden by helping out or by your attendance. Visit www.facebook.com/livingwellbowral for more information. ADRA Appeal - Douglas Kieltyka ADRA Appeal collections have been happening across the conference (and around the country). Great results have already been achieved and some Churches have demonstrated innovative methods of collection whilst other have adopted the traditional door-to-door approach. Thanks to all those who have been involved with organising the “Knocktober” appeal events and to those who have supported events, also to those who have generously donated, thanks again. Your involvement, however large or small, really does make a difference to so many in Australia and around the globe. - Douglas Kieltyka
SNSW Youth Pathfinder Expedition 2015 God certainly sent blessings our way as the eighty seven pathfinders and leaders who attended the 2015 ‘Refuge’ Pathfinder Expedition to Blue Water Holes could not have hoped for more perfect weather conditions! The theme of the camp was centred around finding refuge in God in good times and in bad, that he is our constant source of protection and revival. Two clubs, Canberra and Griffith, sent groups on the gruelling ‘A level’ hike which was not for the faint hearted! Whilst these groups at times found themselves in thick bushland, they were able to path-find their way to the end safely. Albury, Bowral, Canberra, Griffith, Narromine and Wagga all had groups in the ‘B level’ hikes, with all groups visiting some cool local features including caves and huts! Back at base camp, pathfinders participated in hikes and activities towards achieving their ‘Cultural Diversity’ honour. A special visit from a National Parks Ranger who shared some indigenous culture activities with the group included boomerang throwing, face painting and learning to make a fire from native plant resources (something which totally engaged the leaders!). All in all, a great weekend! - Hayden Petersen Level 1 Hikers exploring Blue Water Holes Tumut Regional Youth Day Junior Sulusi challenging the Youth Tumut SDA church was buzzing on the Sabbath of the 17th of November as around 90 young people (and some young at heart!) gathered to worship at the Southern Regional Youth Day. Guest speaker Junior Sulusi challenged the Youth to “Represent”, to go and reach their world for Jesus. Worship was lead Shannon and her German friend by a team of youth who accompanied Junior, who spoke on the Friday night as well as the Sabbath. Lucinda Epps and Josiah Gilroy, two Master Guides from Tumut Pathfinder Club organised the Sabbath afternoon activity which involved a bible treasure hunt. Weather threatened to put a dampener on the afternoon, and although they may have got a little wet there was no dampening the enthusiasm of the young people! The day finished with closing Sabbath, led out Closing Sabbath together by Jamie King, then a progressive dinner which was really fun! Overall, the day was a fantastic success and a huge thanks goes to Liz Fordham and her team for hosting and organising the day. Looking forward to more Regional Youth Days around the conference in the next year! If you would like to host a regional youth day at your church, please contact the Youth Department for more information. - Hayden Petersen Page 10 | 11 - IMPRINT > SNSW Youth
Church News A joyful day for Bega Church On September 6th, Gertrud Habel (79), was welcomed into the Bega Seventh-day Adventist Church through profession of faith. She was eager to be baptized through immersion however because of her physical disability accepted the option of profession of faith. Mrs. Habel was raised in the Catholic Church and was christened as a child. However over 20 years ago, when she lived in Wangaratta VIC, she had an opportunity to attend the evangelistic meetings which were held in Albury Seventh-day Adventist church by Pr. John Carter and his team. On the second night of the evangelistic meetings her husband and Mrs. Habel were involved in a terrible car accident, resulting in Mr Habel’s death and in Mrs Habel being paralyzed from chest down. This accident prevented her to continue attending the evangelistic meetings. But God had not deserted her and His hand was still over her life. After long years of Mrs. Habel’s bed ridden life, one night she happened to watch a midnight program from It Is Written Oceania. After the program she applied for the correspondence Bible study course through the Adventist Media Centre. After completing three Bible study courses and reading the Great Controversy, she came to the point where she wanted to be baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Mrs. Habel first contacted me, via the Adventist Media Centre, over a year ago for a visitation and since then we have kept in touch. Last week Mrs. Habel committed her life to Jesus Christ her Lord and saviour through Profession of Faith. Pr Jimmy Watanabe (Left) Rex Hergenen (Right), Gertrud Habel (Centre) “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9) - Pr. Jimmy Watanabe Evangelism in Narromine From July 26th to September 18th the town of Narromine was blessed to have Pr James Toogood present an evangelistic seminar entitled “ A brief history of Time.” During his seminar - nick named by the attenders “TIME” - Pastor Toogood shared how history intersects with the Bible. The meetings were held at the United Services Memorial Club (USMC) and 30-40 people attended each night, including about 10 guests from the community. Professional musicians like Jaime Jorge in the first week and One Accord during the last week blessed the audience with their talents. The seminar is currently in its follow-up stage. Each Wednesday night the “Secrets of Prophecy Seminar’ conducted at the Narromine SDA church has about 10-15 people in attendance including five visitors from the community. As a church we feel blessed to have the opportunity to share the good news of Jesus Christ with those around us. - Pr. Iorangi Eiao Page 12 | 13 - IMPRINT > Church News
Church News Discover your health age at the Young Show The average health age of this group was that of a 20 year old. It was a good opportunity to discuss with them some suggested lifestyle changes and to encourage them to make good life choices for the future. Of the people who completed the survey 50% were interested in weight loss and fitness, 30% were interested in stress and nutrition programs and 3 out of the 56 were interested in strengthening their spiritual values. This gives us a good indication of what our community is looking for enabling us to run programs that meet the greatest need. Young SDA Church Stand at the Young Stage Though it sounds like a bit of a play on words, the results for some who took the Discover Your Health Age test were quite sobering. Fifty-six people from the community completed the Discover Your Health Age survey and had their lifestyle practices analyzed against research which has establish seven basic health practices that are good predictors of how long people will live. Many were surprised at how their life expectancy was being diminished by lifestyle choices and were interested in learning how to make changes. The people really opened up and connected with us as we were discussing their health age. This is a powerful way for the community to know us as Adventists; even the Council Mayor did the health check. When we do our best at serving others God really works in the lives of people and connects them with us, which will surely see eternal results. - Pr. Ben Kosmeier In October the Young church is conducting plant based cooking demonstrations with Jennifer Powrie, a Queensland based chef, and this was a good opportunity to personally invite people to come along and learn how to cook nutritious plant based foods. The invitations were well received and some registered straight away. Church members of all ages were involved in handing out information leaflets, processing health age assessments and answering questions about the programs we run. A little girl and her mother were scanning the material on the table and when the little girl saw the Try Jesus cards she turned to her mother and said “Look mummy that’s Jesus” and the mother replied “yes, these people are Seventh-day Adventists and they keep the Sabbath just like we do.” I found that the lady was a keen studier of the bible. She has been studying from an Adventist website for some time and believes that the Adventist church is the church closest to the bible teachings. She hasn’t yet visited an Adventist church but we will continue to pray that she will along with her husband and 7 children. A group of 10, 15 year old boys asked to check their health age. To everyone’s surprise the results were very alarming even considering some of them were state representative athletes. All were smokers, drank alcohol regularly, rarely ate breakfast, often snacked on junk food and didn’t get enough sleep.
Schools News Border Christian College A lesson in Focus In September 2015 our local newspaper, the Newsweekly, visited our school for a great story about “Balance Concentration at Border Christian College for Years 2 and 3”. Mrs Heather McNamara has swapped the traditional school chairs for small balance discs known as ‘wiggle seats’ that help students to focus for longer periods of time. Mrs Heather McNamara has been a teacher at Border Christian College for 22 years and has conducted a trial this term for the new wiggle seats, which improved successful for those children who fidgeted and moved more than others. The students both Year 2 and 3 are expected to benefit both physically and mentally, as the wiggle seats keep their brain stimulated, improve balance, and builds core muscles. End of Year Formal Dinner Music group “Nostalgia” On Saturday, September 5, Border Christian College had its formal dinner at the North Albury Sports Club. We were privileged to have the band “Nostalgia” that travelled all the way from Melbourne to perform on the night free of charge. Mrs Heather McNamara has recognised the benefits of the new concept. The children are concentrated on their movements and work. The original idea for this concept came from Mrs McNamara seeing a high school in Melbourne introduce larger gym balls as seats for its children. Due to the balls being too large to fit in the classroom Mrs McNamara found the wobble seats just as effective in allowing the children to be active while sitting at their desks. The children use their own kinaesthetic energy and need movement in a positive way, and stimulate their concentration. “WIN News” also came to our school and showcased Border Christian College about the Wobbly Seats for Balance Concentration. Cooking Class with Thurgoona Goodstart Preschool On Friday the 21st of August 2015, we had the pleasure of Goodstart Childcare Centre visiting Border Christian College for a Cooking Class held in the Secondary High school Kitchen. 20 Goodstart Preschoolers and 21 Border Christian College Kinder & Year 1 students attended. All had a marvellous time cooking mini pizzas followed by yummy chocolate crackles. Local Pre-school Visit We would like to say a big thank you to the over 70 people who attended to support this event, without you we would not have raised money to go back towards marketing the school. We also like to thank our Conference President Pr. Mike Faber and his wife Doris Faber for coming all the way from Canberra to support the occasion. During the evening Border Christian College Students, Kaitlyn & Chelsea Hawken and Ricky Lucas shared their amazing talents by performing two special items. On the night we also had an auction and we would like to express our appreciation to our many sponsors: REDefined Rooms,Inspirational Paints, Open Road Driving School, Albury Wodonga Bandits, Officeworks, Regent Cinema, My Changing Room, Coxtech, Brad Jones Racing, Stephanie Hunter, Funky Cutz, Beacon Lighting, Albury Float Room, Drivers Club, Who What Why & Bunnings. Lavington Prescshool visiting Border Christian School On Friday, September 4, the Kinder/Year 1 classroom came alive with 10 extra children visiting from the Community Kids Preschool in Lavington for “Story Time”. We had the pleasure of enjoying a story about The Very Itchy Bear, followed by fruit time. The Community Kids Preschool in Lavington is looking forward to their next visit in the very near future. - Melissa Smead Page 14 | 15 - IMPRINT > School News | Notice Board
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