Our New Sign is up and parked beside the highway at Somerset! And if I sound a bit excited there is a good reason for that. I know what you are thinking and yes it is good advertising and it will help bring more students into the school. But it is more than that, so much more.

I was reading with our students the other day, in the first chapter of the book of John, “He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. ”We see that John the Baptist came as a “sign” to point the way to Christ. While we are excited about the school sign, we should be even more excited about what the sign represents and who it points us toward. John came so that we would see Jesus Christ as God’s son and be able to have a relationship with Him.

I am excited because our new sign can point students towards our schooland then our school, Australian Christian College, can point our students towards having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. That’s what it’s all about, this generation telling the next generation about the wonderful life, having a personal relationship with our heavenly father.

Our sign proclaims that we are here “shaping futures” for the next generation. Won’t you join with me in becoming the “sign” to point our studentsto Christ?

His Servant and yours,

Ron West

Principal, ACC-Burnie

High School - Next Level Day 17 September 2018

What a great day we had on Monday. This was a day for the present year 6 students and some visiting students, to see what it would be like to go to the Next Level. Leaving Primary school and moving into the High School. They had a chance to be in the High School building, with our present year 7 and 8 students and experience a day of High School. From morning devotions and Bible study, to working on the computers and going through samples of Math, Science, English and Civics. Then off to the wood shop where the students all had the opportunity to make their own phone charger stands out of wood and then take them home. Finishing up with some challenging quizzes about what they had learned and some sport for whatever energy they had left. A big day and a great day for our Next Level of High School students.

2018 School Penguin Project - Kinder & Primary Classes

All of our wonderfully decorated penguins have been on a journey to Hobart to take part in the Antarctic Festival. Check out the video on Facebook of their adventures around our school. 


We have been very busy packing our shoeboxes and next week we will write a personal note to the child who will receive our box.

October is shoebox collection month and Samaritan’s Purse have appointed ACC Burnie as a drop off point for Somerset.


We look forward to receiving lots of shoeboxes filled with gifts for Samaritan’s Purse to deliver to children in need around the world.

Tree Planting - Kinder & Primary Classes

Our Kinder and Primary students have been busy planting trees on the boundary with our farming neighbour. Mr Bissett has been most helpful with digging some holes and showing us how to plant and protect with a tree guard.

Wynyard Garden Club Daffodil Show

We had most of our students put entries in the Wynyard Flower show on the 8th and 9th of September. Each child received a participation certificate and a gift for their efforts which will be a great encouragement to them.

In the Under 6 years section - Vase of flowers, Huxley 1st and Talon 2nd Place.

Student 6 - 11 years section - Vase of flowers, Grace 1st and Grieta Bosveld 2nd Place.

Student 12 - 16 years section - Vase of flowers, Belinda 1st and 2nd Place.

Book Week - Friday dress up as a character

Kinder, primary and some of our high school students as well as some of our teachers had fun dressing up as their favourite story book character for book week.

The theme for book week was “Find your Treasure”. The primary class opened a treasure box each day of Book Week and the treasures included:

  • words - words are a treasure to the people who hear them so make sure you use encouraging, supportive words such as well done, great job, thank you
  • momentoes - they help us to remember important people and events from our past
  • a map of Tasmania - the Treasure Isle is a wonderful place to live
  • family photos - our families are a treasure to us
  • the Greatest Treasure - a Bible, a wooden cross, and a copy of John 3:16. The Greatest Treasure that we can ever have is to have Jesus as our Lord and Saviour.

This was a great opportunity to share with the students.

Students also found treasures buried in the sandpit, discovered treasure in books, found verses about treasure in the Bible, and found out how one person’s junk can be another person’s treasure. See more pictures on our Facebook page. 

Primary Class

Primary students have been working on dioramas as part of their science work this term. Student researched an animal habitat and then created a diorama. Their work has been very impressive.

This week we had our final badminton lesson. It has been great fun and all of the students have shown great improvement in their skills. They have even been teaching some of the high school students how to play.

Students have been taking some photos for the Burnie show.They focused on looking at things from a different point of view, looking for texture, and looking for shadows. There were some really interesting and creative photos taken.

ACC reusable shopping Bags

If you would like a couple of reusable shopping bags to place your groceries in as well as advertise ACC, please let Helen know and she will give to your child or you can collect in person.

Smith Family Saver Plus Program


Riverbend Youth Centre - Spring Camps

Riverbend Youth Centre has a Spring Camp for Grade 3 - 5 students, 30 September to 5 October 2018. If your child is interested, camp forms are available at the office or you may

go online

White Butterfly Memorial Service


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