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2018 College Dates and Daily Times

Term 1
Friday 26 January Australia Day Public Holiday
Monday 29 January Year 3 to Year 12 commence at 8:30am
Pre-K 3 Day commence at 9.00am
Tuesday 30 January Kindergarten to Year 2 commence at 8.30am
Thursday 1 February Pre-K 2 Day commence at 9.00am
Thursday 29 March College day finishes at 1.00pm due to Easter Weekend
Friday 30 March Good Friday Public Holiday
Monday 2 April Easter Monday Public Holiday
Friday 13 April End of Term 1
Term 2
Tuesday 1 May All students commence
Monday 11 June Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
Friday 29 June End of Term 2
Term 3
Monday 23 July All students commence
Friday 28 September End of Term 3
Term 4
Monday 15 October All students commence
Thursday 13 December End of Term 4 (1.00pm)
Year 3 to Year 12 Presentation Night (7.00pm at Homebush)*

*Pre-K to Year 2 Presentation Information will be provided in early Term 4 2018


2018 Daily Times (from the commencement of Term 1, 2018)

In response to parent and staff feedback, there have been some slight changes to the College daily times. There will now be a common start time for all Kindergarten to Year 12 students at 8.30am with Pre-K students starting 10 minutes later at 8.40am.

There is no change to the Pre-K end of day time and they will continue to finish at 3.00pm. The Kindergarten to Year 4 day will conclude at 3.15pm all year. The length of the day for Year 5 and Year has been increased slightly to 3.30pm to allow these students to have more opportunities for specialist lessons and activities at the end of the day. The end of the day for Years 7 to Year 12 remains unchanged at 3.30pm.

The daily supervision times where staff are on duty will continue to be 8.00am to 3.45pm. Outside this times, students in Pre-K to Year 6 students are expected to be in Before and After School Care.

Bus services will continue to operate as normal and these changes will not impact the ability of students catch a bus to and from the College.

Start of Day Times
Supervision commences 8.00am
Pre-K classes commence 8.40am
Kindergarten to Year 12 classes commence 8.30am
End of Day Times
Pre-K end of day 3.00pm
Kindergarten to Year 4 end of day 3.15pm
Year 5 to Year 12 end of day 3.30pm
Supervision concludes 3.45pm

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House System

All students at the College belong to one of the four houses: Cranmer (Yellow), Latimer (Red), Ridley (Blue), or Ryle (Green). The Houses are named after Christian leaders.

Each house has its own unique shield and bible verse reflecting its identity and character.

Over the school year, students have the opportunity to contribute to their house in a variety of ways, including earning John Lambert points, participating in events such as sporting or performing arts competitions, and assisting with Charity Days.

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Cranmer

Thomas Cranmer was born in 1489 and became the first Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury, the leader of the Church of England and an adviser to King Henry VIII and King Edward VI. As Archbishop, he established the English Bible for Parish churches and drew up the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. Being a great supporter of the Anglican Church, he was not liked by the Catholic Queen of England, Mary I. In 1556, the Queen had Cranmer convicted of heresy and he was burnt at the stake as he refused to say anything that would offend God.

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Ridley

Nicholas Ridley was born in England in 1500. He became Bishop of Rochester and later Bishop of London in 1530. In 1553, on Queen Mary’s ascension to the throne, Queen Mary had Ridley arrested. He was condemned for heresy in 1554. He was prepared to die rather than say something that contradicted what he thought God decreed in the Bible. He was burnt at the stake in Oxford in 1555.

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Latimer

Hugh Latimer was born in 1485 and rose to become Bishop of Worcester in 1535. He was a powerful preacher of God’s word and supporter of England’s poor. Queen Mary had him arrested for treason in 1553. Latimer refused to stop preaching God’s word, even though he knew the penalty would be death. He was found guilty at his trial and was burnt at the stake in 1555.

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Ryle

John Ryle was born in England in 1816. He was appointed the first Bishop of Liverpool where he served God for 20 years. Ryle wrote many books and pamphlets about the Christian faith and millions have been sold since. In his life and writings, Ryle insisted that the Gospel was truth and he was able to bring many people to follow Christ.