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God bless,

Eifion Paul,
LAC Marketing & Boarding Admin.
Happy Valentines Day

The actual origins of Valentines Day are somewhat unclear but it did make for interesting reading when I did the now obligatory search on Google. What I do know is that we automatically connect Valentines Day with Love. While the day itself has become highly commercialised and the price of flowers ‘blossoms’ for the day we are reminded that everybody wants to be loved, to be put first.

1 John 4:8 "Whoever does not love does not know God because God is love."

As Christ pays the price for sin on the cross we see the Creator, our Father put us first. Let Valentines Day be a reminder to each of us that we are loved by the father. If you happen to get chocolates, flowers and or a card enjoy the moment and bask in loves warmth. More importantly, we need to ask ourselves do we have to wait for this day to show some love?

John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another."

Brendan van Oostveen
LAC Principal
Invictus Wellbeing Program
Invictus Wellbeing Programme
This year at LAC we are planning on running two Invictus programmes simultaneously. The Year 9 & 10 Invictus Programme is designed to equip students with a skill set that allows them to maintain a sense of positive wellbeing in the face of life’s challenges. The programme is built upon a strong theoretical framework, which takes advantage of Dr Martin Seligman’s seminal work in positive psychology by engaging students in a four-stage journey towards a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.
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School Calendar
Term One Dates

Week 3:

·    Wednesday 14/03/17 Valentine’s Day Fundraiser

Week 5:

·     Monday and Tuesday 26 & 27 February: Hong Kong Adventist Academy Visit LAC School

·     Y11 PE Overnight Excursion

·     Thursday 1st March: Blood Donation Trip to Palmerston North Hospital

Week 6:

·     Monday 5th March: School ID photos and class photos

·     Saturday 10th March Palmerston North Relay for Life

Week 7:

·     Tuesday 13/03/17 Athletics

Week 8:

·     Mon 19/03/18 to 22/03/17 Year 9 Invictus Journey

·     Monday 19/03/18: Secondary Schools Volleyball Nationals

·     Tues 20/03/18 SHF Weetbix Kids TRYAthlon, Ongley Park (Year 12 & 13 volunteers TBC; Year 7-10 student team TBC)

Week 9:

·     Monday 26/03/18 – Thursday 29/03/18:  Year 13 Camp

·     Fri 30/03/18       Good Friday Easter Holiday

Week 10

·   Mon 2/04/18      Easter Monday Holiday

·   Tues 3/04/18     Easter Tuesday Holiday

Week 11

·   Tuesday 10/04/18 – 13/04/18: Year 7 & 8 Camp

·   Fri 13/04/18       Last Day Term One

School Calendar
What's Your Term 1 Sport?
· Tennis
· Table Tennis
· Futsal
· Volleyball
· Touch Rugby
· Girls’ 7s
· Bowls
· Croquet
· Equestrian
· Indoor netball
· Intermediate Badminton
· Intermediate Volleyball
· Intermediate Summer Hockey

If you would like to find out more about certain sports, visit (find your sport) link on the Sport Manawatu website. There are many reasons you should consider getting active this term, including better coordination, improving your cardiovascular fitness, boosting your self–confidence and making new friends!

Our sports volunteers add great value to sport at LAC by ensuring that organised activities are accessible and well-run.  We can only offer the sports we have the staff and volunteers for. Volunteer as a coach, manager or assistant to make it happen. The staff and students appreciate and value community involvement.

Email Mr Ferreira at to assist with a team!
Weet-Bix TRYathlon
Weet-Bix TRYathlon
This year LAC would like to enter a team of 15 students by 22 February in order to participate as a school team and to be able to qualify for prizes. Students entering for LAC will require helmets and bicycles. Where possible, we will help with transport to the event from LAC.
Students keen to enter must give their name to Mr Ferreira and can also visit the website for more details:
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LAC's website is being updated and we'd like to share parent and caregiver testimonies.
If you're willing to share briefly how the Christian education at LAC has helped your children, please email
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Parenline Manawatu
Parentline Services - Term 1 2018
Triple P Teen Group – for parents of teens/youth: To help you do the best for your youth and have an enjoyable family life! The emphasis is on developing positive attitudes, skills and behaviour, effective parenting strategies, managing common behaviour problems & giving principles for most situations that arise.
Next programme: 6 sessions, starting Tuesday 20th February 9.30-11.45am, held at Hancock Community House (King Street).
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