Good Shepherd Grapevine – 15 November 2018
This Week’s Rattling – 3D Printer
3D Printers and Creativity
When I think about a 3D printer, I firstly think about the endless opportunities to create amazing things. From 3D models to new inventions or prototypes the 3D printer opens up a world of possibilities. However, what I really think about is the idea of creativity. During the week I read the devotion below by Stephen Altrogge about creativity and found it a great reminder that we all have creative gifts, we just need to use them.
‘Creativity! You’ve either got it, or you don’t, right? You’re right-brained or left-brained, into art or into computer science, a painter or a mathematician. Creative folks do creative things, like paint, write, and walk barefoot through the woods. Non-creative folks do non-creative things, like make spreadsheets and money. Wrong.
Everyone is creative. Creativity is hardwired into our DNA by God himself. All of us were made to be creative people. Creative juices run hot through our veins. All of have an irresistible, divinely-inspired impulse to create, organize, and fashion.
We see this clearly in Genesis 1:27, which says:
‘So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.’
God, the greatest of all creators, the One who fashioned the Sun, and the humpback whale, and the Great Dane, made us in his image. The Divine image has been stamped upon us. We alone are made in the image of God. God has given us the glorious task of representing him on the earth. Of showing the world what our God is really like. Of showing the watching world that our God is a creative master who loves to bring beauty out of chaos.
When an accountant takes piles of raw data and fashions the data into a meaningful sales report, he is reflecting the image of God. When a gardener works the raw soil and causes it to bring forth flowers and vegetables and herbs, they are reflecting the image of God. When an electrician corrals the wild, dangerous electrical currents into light bulbs, he is reflecting the image of God. When a writer assembles letters into sentences, and sentences into paragraphs, and paragraphs into books, she is reflecting the image of God.
Every man, woman, and child is creative. When we create, it pleases God, because He sees us reflecting his image. He sees us “imaging” him to the rest of the world. God loves to see his image shine throughout the world.
But creativity is hard work. It takes work to create a poem or garden or car engine or piece of furniture. It requires killing our laziness and working faithfully over extended periods of time. It requires a willingness to receive criticism with humility. It requires sweat and elbow grease. It requires diligence and faithfulness. It’s easier to not make anything at all. To be a consumer. To suffocate the creative gifts that God has given us.
John Piper writes,
If you are God, your work is to create out of nothing. If you are not God, but like God — that is, if you are human — your work is to take what God has made and shape it and use it to make him look great. (Don’t Waste Your Life, 139)
You have creative gifts. You are a gifted musician or mechanic or teacher or dancer or woodworker or organizer or landscaper or quilter or preacher, and God wants you to use your gifts for his glory. He doesn’t want you to waste them or hoard them. He wants you to use them to benefit those around you and to bring him honour. He wants you to steward your gifts, not waste them.
Your school or church needs your creative gifts. Your family needs your creative gifts. Your friends need your creative gifts. You have gifts that no one else has. We need your gifts.
So stop making excuses and start making stuff for the glory of God!’
Devotional written by Stephen Altrogge.
Adapted by Simon Herrmann.
Cited from https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/make-god-look-great-create
This fortnight, staff and students pray for:
- RANDALL/PISANO – Paul, Gabrielle, Jacob & Ella
- RATHJEN – Jarred, Tracy, Priya, Jobe & Quinn
- RATSCH – Travers, Helen, Michael & Judith
- RAYMOND – Peter, Melissa, Emily & Georgia
STAFF & VOLUNTEERS
- Michael Emmett
- Pastor Rob Borgas
- Melissa Emmett
- Rhian Doecke
- We pray that God is able to guide all of us with strength, courage and hope as we head into the busiest time of the year.
- We also pray for the Barrett family on the loss of Tim’s father; and the Rathjen family on the loss of Tracy’s nanna.
We love to celebrate your upcoming birthdays:
15 Thomas Porter
16 Adelaide Secomb
17 Mrs Kathryn Marschall
20 Mrs Mel Emmett
20 Lara Hepner
24 James Noack
26 Heath Atyeo
28 Jaslyn Grundel
28 Erin Heinrich
29 Charlize Campbell
30 John Morgan
22 Jemima Lloyd
Yesterday our Year Sevens celebrated the culmination of their journey with the PYP through their Exhibition. Every year I am impressed by our Year sevens and the articulate way in which they showcase and share their learning in the Exhibition but this year the depth of understanding, passion and creativity displayed by our students was really quite extraordinary. The transdisciplinary theme was ‘How we express ourselves’ and the students explored complex themes including mental heath, racism, poverty and gun control through a variety of artistic media. I am often asked when showing prospective parents around the school what difference does the International Baccalaureate curriculum make to a child? There are so many benefits to a child attending an IB school but never is it more evident than at the Exhibition. Many of our students have experienced eight years of learning through the PYP framework. Throughout that time they develop skills and attitudes which the IB terms, ‘The Learner Profile’. This includes, amongst other things, the ability to be open minded, knowledgeable, reflective, principled inquirers. During the Exhibition our students clearly and confidently communicated about their learning to family and visitors displaying all the characteristics of the IB Learner Profile. I would like to extend a huge thank you to Mel Hooker who has guided 14 students through this undertaking and all staff who mentored students over the last six weeks.
Last week we held our Annual Election Meeting in the school library. At this meeting retiring and resigning Councillors, Chris Secomb and Brett Campbell were thanked and acknowledged for their years of service to Governing Council and for serving on the Finance and Facilities Sub-committees. Jaymee Klose, retiring from her position as P and F President, was also acknowledged and thanked for her service to the school. Kelly Mathews and Kylie Heinrich’s nominations for Governing Council were received and accepted. We are very grateful that we have a school community who are willing to share their time and talents for the benefit of Good Shepherd. The 2019 budget and fee structure were also presented and accepted.
This week you will have received an invitation from me for your child/ren to be involved in the Angaston Christmas Parade on the 30th November. Students will meet up at Tyne Street and will walk down to South Terrace representing Good Shepherd. You might be thinking why should we do this when it’s after school hours and not a compulsory school event? Whilst it’s not mandatory there are lots of reasons why we always enter the Angaston Christmas Parade. Being part of this parade shows a love and pride for our community. Angaston is an awesome little town and we are so blessed to be a part of it. The parade includes our neighbouring sister schools, kindy and Angaston childcare as well as many businesses and community groups. It’s that one night of the year where we all come together as ‘family’, recognising that although we are different, each group is important to making this town a wonderful place. Although there are prizes for entering the parade, it’s not about being the biggest and best. It is about saying, ‘we’re here and Good Shepherd loves being a part of this beautiful community’. After the parade there are lots of reasons to stay around. The main street is closed off and there are plenty of family friendly activities as well as yummy food and drinks on sale but if you want the most delicious food of the night, head over to our very own P and F stall for heavenly hot dogs!
School Captains, Tyson Grundel and Hannah Noack, proudly represented Good Shepherd at the Nuriootpa RSL Remembrance Day service held on Sunday 11th November 2018.
Well done to the following students who received Learner Profile Awards in Weeks 4 and 5 this term:
Week 4 – Monday 5th November 2018
F.1 Samuel Scanlon (Communicator)
2.3 Max Gaston (Principled)
4 Ella Randall (Communicator)
4 Felix Frost (Reflective)
4 Heath Atyeo (Communicator)
5.6 Tom Blenkiron (Thinker)
6.7 James Noack (Communicator)
6.7 Emily Perryman (Communicator)
6.7 Claudia Rold (Communicator)
6.7 Lachlan Marschall (Communicator)
6.7 Alex Rowe (Communicator)
6.7 Zac Gripton (Communicator)
6.7 Charlize Campbell (Communicator)
Week 5 – Monday 12th November 2018
F.1 Ava McGorman (Inquirer)
F.1 Lily Brooks (Communicator)
2.3 Calum Klose (Communicator)
Yr 4 Zack Hunter (Communicator)
5.6 Romek Kuchar (Risk Taker)
6.7 Martin Vasica-Rohrlach (Communicator)
6.7 Mrs Hooker (Risk Taker)
Well Done Sam! Young Writers’ Competition 2018
On Wednesday evening, Foundation student Samuel Scanlon attended the Friends of the Barossa Library Young Writers’ Competition prize-giving ceremony and was awarded third prize for his story titled “The Lost Train” in the ‘Up to 8 Years’ category. Congratulations!
Last week we welcomed Zack Hunter to Mr Emmett’s Year 4 class.
Please join us as we welcome Zack and his family into the Good Shepherd Community.
Year 5/6 Classroom Snapshot
The year 5/6 class together with the year 6/7 class traveled to Port Hughes last week from the 7th to the 9th of November for their school camp. The campsite was fantastic with a large grassed area and multipurpose room allowing for the students to interact and undertake all kinds of activities together. The students participated in different activities run by Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures over the three days.
On the Wednesday afternoon the students worked together in groups to overcome different problems solving challenges including crossing ‘rivers’ using hoops and stepping stones, making a marble run and creating an egg catcher to safely catch eggs. That afternoon the students enjoyed a swim at the beach.
On the Thursday of camp, students headed to Moonta Bay for some beach activities. They participated in snorkelling, fishing and raft building. Following this the students had a great time at the ‘Splash Town’ water park, especially watching Mrs Hooker and Mr Herrmann get soaked.
On Friday students participated in more team challenges, finishing with a ‘tug-of-war’, before heading back to school.
This camp provided a number of opportunities for students to be risk-takers and try new activities, to develop their cooperation and communication skills and to foster new relationships with students they may not normally mix with. The students did an excellent job representing Good Shepherd and had a lot of fun.
Below are some student comments about their highlights from camp:
“My highlight was definitely going snorkelling because it was really fun and I don’t get to do it very much. Also I saw some cool fish like a Magpie Perch and some other cute little fish. I also liked the tug of war because it was a good challenge and my team won our event.” – Jesse
“My highlight of camp was fishing. I liked doing the fishing because first of all I went on the jetty. At first, I was very scared and worried because I have a big fear of jetties but when we had started settling in and once we were on it for a while I got used to it. The second reason this was my highlight was because someone in my group had caught a squid, I was excited because it was my first time ever seeing one and because I got to touch it.” – Angela
“My highlight of the camp was going in the water park ‘Splash Town’ because it was a lot more fun than it looked. I also really liked fishing because I overcame my fear of the jetty and I almost caught a squid because I had a squid jag. Another highlight was just staying at the camp in general because I found it fun to play games with my friends. The food was delicious on camp and it was fun staying at a good campsite.” – Jayden
“My highlight was the raft building because it was fun. I learned how to tie a knot and to be able to ride on the raft. I also liked fishing because I haven’t fished in so long and it was fun to get out and fish for a bit even though I didn’t catch anything.” – Alannah
Mr Simon Herrmann
Yr 5/6 Teacher
Not many weeks left until school break. It can be a crazy, busy time of year! Take care everybody!
Here is some great information about – How to talk to your children about: ‘Being a sore loser’
If you’d love to have a child who’s gracious in defeat, then they need some experience in losing. A sadistic idea that we don’t recommend is that you put them in situations where they are guaranteed to lose. You could challenge them to a ‘who’s the oldest’ competition. Then when they inevitably lose, it gives you the perfect opportunity to debrief their feelings.
How much value do you place on winning?
Some people actually get energy from competing. They love it – it’s what motivates them to work hard and practise and achieve great things. In fact, they’ll turn pretty much anything into a competition. “I bet I can cook toast faster than you.” “I bet I can yell louder than you! Ready? Go!”
Other people don’t really like competing. They like everyone being included and having fun. For some people it’s fun to win, for other people it’s fun to play, and that’s why learning how to win well and lose well is so important.
Do you know how competitive your child is?
Just because you love competing doesn’t mean your child will. Just because you don’t love competing doesn’t mean that your child won’t. Your child knows if you love winning or if you love participating, but do you know what your child really enjoys? If we’re not careful as parents, we can project our preferences onto our children. Just because you love competing doesn’t mean your child will. Just because you don’t love competing doesn’t mean that your child won’t.
Here are some questions you could ask your child – Do you prefer to compete to win, or compete to have fun? Is it more fun to be involved or more fun to be the best? What games do you love competing at? What games do you love just participating in? Ask them – what does a good winner look like? Whether they love competing or not, your child would have seen people win well and win badly. Ask them – what does a good winner look like?
When we win in our family, we…
- Laugh at all the losers
- Remind everyone exactly how we won
- Pay the referee the money we promised them
- Point out that you had the bad controller and you still won
- Shake hands with the vanquished
- Compliment them on how well they played
- Keep in mind the feelings of those we defeated
- Honour the opposition by being genuinely happy about the victory
What does being a good loser look like?
Losing is an opportunity to create a family culture by making a family motto with your children. No one likes losing. But when you do, it’s another opportunity to create a sense of belonging and a sense of a family culture by making a family motto with your children.
When we lose in our family we…
- Make excuses
- We blame the referee
- Talk about how the game is dumb
- Accuse the opposition of cheating
- Ask to keep playing until we win and then stop
- Point out that it’s a game of luck, not a game of skill
- Sneak sandpaper onto the field and rough up the cricket ball to give us an unfair advantage
- Rage quit (could include – board-flipping, controller throwing, or ripping out the power cord to the TV)
- Shake hands with the winners
- Compliment them on how well they played
- Keep in mind the feelings of those who won
- Honour the opposition by being genuinely happy for their victory
- Send in the medics to help the wounded soldiers of your own team
What’s really the worst thing about losing?
You’ll find that they feel disappointed and that feeling is uncomfortable. To help have this conversation ask your child, “What’s the worst thing about losing?” Usually behind all the answers, you’ll find that they feel disappointed and that feeling sucks. What they need is for you to reassure them in that moment – while disappointment feels unpleasant, you can’t always win. But you can always try and do better next time, and sometimes that’s all that you can actually control.
(Article adapted from ‘The Parenting Place’)
God’s richest blessings,
Fiona Lloyde (Chaplain
Book Fair and Book Club
Unfortunately due to lack of space we have had to cancel Book Fair for this term. We know it will all be worth it when the new classes open. I know many of you liked to buy with Christmas in mind so please look at the current Book Club. It will be the last Book Club for the year.
Orders need to be returned to the school by 19th November.
There are 2 ways to order:
1. Fill out the order form on the back page. Rip it out and return to the school with cash.
2. Order online (LOOP). Go to scholastic.com.au/LOOP and register your details. You are able to order and pay online.
If the books are a gift and you do not wish them to go home in the class tray please select the gift box when ordering online or leave me a note and I will arrange to get the books to you another way.
Premier’s Reading Challenge
We are currently receiving the Premier’s Reading Challenge medals and certificates for 2019. We will present all medals and certificates at assembly on Monday 19th November 2018.
We have some tables to give away. They are sturdy and would be perfect for an extra work bench in your shed. Please contact the school if you would like a table to arrange collection.
Pick Up/Drop Off Safety Zone
Please note that it is important for your child’s safety that all students are collected and dropped off at the front of the school near the Front Office.
Please refrain from using the car park by the Shepherd’s Hub unless you are walking with your child/ren as we are unable to ensure adequate supervision of your child/ren before and after school.
Speed Zones Around School
Parents are asked to be mindful of the 50km/hour speed zone on Gramp Avenue, Valley Road and 25km/hour School Zone on Neldner Avenue.
The safety of children is of the utmost importance.
Term four fees are due by 16th November unless you have an agreed payment plan.
Please note that we require one term’s notice in writing of your intention to withdraw a student to avoid being charged an additional term’s fees.
Monday 19 November
Recycle box/making box craft
Monday 26 November
(Outdoor nature play)
We encourage parents with young children to come along on Monday at:
9.30am-11.15am for playgroup,
coordinated by Rebecca Klemm and Jim McCarthy.
Held in the Shepherd’s Hub (gymnasium).
For further information contact Rebecca on 0439 955 429.
Drinks can be ordered on your order form/brown bag or sold on the day.
Fruit Boxes $1.50 each [Orange, Tropical, Apple/Blackcurrant, Apple/Raspberry] Soda Water Cans $1.50
Chocolate or Strawberry Milk $2.00
Quelch Fruit Ice Sticks – 50 cents each
Available to purchase on Fridays at lunchtime.
RECESS: Chocolate Mousse Cup with cream and strawberries $1.50
LUNCH: Chicken Salad – 2 crumbed chicken tenders, lettuce,
tomato, cucumber, capsicum, cheese, carrot and snow peas.
Choice of caesar or french dressing. $4.00
RECESS: Fruit Cup – watermelon, grapes and blueberries $1.50
LUNCH: Bakery – Pie, Pasty or Sausage Roll Pie/Pasty $4.00
Sausage Roll $3.50
Local Church Services Times
Angaston Parish Service Times
|November 18||8.45am|| 10.30am
Last Sunday of
the Church Year
| 8.45am HC
KEVS Service Times
|November 18||10.00am LR||11.00am HC||9.15am HC|
|November 25||11.00am HC||9.00am LR||11.00am|
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ANGASTON CAMP AUSTRALIA OSHC
Support the facility we have right here at Good Shepherd for all your before and after school hours care. Bookings essential.
For more information contact Lillian on 0468 672 772 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Angaston Early Learning Centre
The Angaston Early Learning Centre join us weekly at Good Shepherd for story time and book borrowing, buddy time as well as some sports fun.