Thrive Newsletter Term 1 Week 10

Published: 04/04/2024

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Turning a New Leaf

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Our New Logo!!
We are thrilled to unveil our new logo, a symbol that embodies who we are and what we represent at Casino Christian School. We have been working behind the scenes with a local Graphic Designer to create some concepts based on our Design Brief.  After careful consideration, continual collaboration, and with the support of the Board, we can now reveal our new logo design. Some slight colour changes may occur but we believe this new logo encapsulates our mission statement and values and highlights our commitment to nurturing young minds in a Christ-centred environment.

Some Inspiration
Our logo draws inspiration from the timeless wisdom found in 2 Peter 3:18, which states: “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.” This verse encapsulates our fundamental belief in the importance of growth, both spiritually and intellectually, in the journey of every student who walks through our doors.

We are also surrounded by the beauty of nature and people often comment on the peaceful setting of our school. As such we wanted our logo to also highlight the beauty of God’s creation here. You can see these two key things represented in our logo with the gum leaf and of course, the cross.

I’ve included below some words from the Graphic Designer Mr Lee Beherens about the elements, colour choices and symbolism. We thank him for his tireless work during this design process and are grateful for his professionalism and wisdom in creating something new for our school.

Our new logo is not merely a visual representation; it’s a reflection of our shared values and aspirations as a community. It serves as a reminder that at Casino Christian School, we are committed to providing an educational experience that fosters a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, a strive for academic excellence, and support for personal development.

Moving Forward
An important next step will be to update our uniform over the next couple of years. We are currently collaborating with some Uniform Suppliers with some basic and base information, and will be working closely with the Parents and Friends
Committee over the remainder of the year to help build a bespoke uniform.

We want our uniform to be cost effective and affordable, made of comfortable material, and of an appropriate cut that our students want to wear with pride and confidence.

We encourage you if you would like to be part of that conversation to come along to the Parents and Friends Meetings. We will be sharing samples with the committee as we move further into this process.

We invite you to join us in celebrating this exciting milestone for our school. Together, let us continue to nurture an environment we honour Christ, build community and grow in grace and knowledge.

A Message from the Graphic Designer – Lee Behrens

Just as the Gospel is at the heart of everything we do, so the cross is at the heart of the new school logo design. It is the most recognizable symbol of our Christian faith and serves as a poignant reminder of Christ’s enduring presence in our daily lives,
guiding us with unwavering love and compassion.

The backdrop for the cross is a gum leaf – a quintessential symbol of our Australian heritage and is a nod to our rural setting. The Gumtree’s resilience in the face of adversity mirrors the strength of our community, flourishing amidst challenges and adversity and standing tall in our faith.

The font is a timeless classic. It is fresh, modern and clean and emphasis is given to the word ‘Christian’ for obvious reasons. The words are staggered in an informal way to create movement and flow.

In keeping with the original logo, the colour blue is the main colour of our new logo. Blue is associated with integrity, peace and stability. It embodies our depth of faith, trust and loyalty, anchoring our community in the eternal truths of God’s Word. It symbolizes the vastness of the sky, reminding us of God’s boundless love and grace.

Complimenting the blue in our new logo is the colour green. Paying homage to our beautiful grounds, green is the colour of creation and growth. It speaks to our commitment to nurture and cultivate young minds. It represents the journey of growth in grace and knowledge encompassed in our school verse. “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18. As with the previous logo wherever possible the logo will be used in conjunction with this verse.

 School Updates 

Pick Up & Drop Off 

Parents and carers are requested to drop off and pick up students in the designated visitor car parking area while coming to the school. Buses are only allowed in the bus bay area. To enter and exit the school, please use the gated entry that leads to the car park. This is to ensure the safety of our students and visitors. When coming to the school parents/carers must drop off and pick up students in the visitor car parking provided.  At all times buses are only permitted in the bus bay area.  Please also use the gated entry to enter and exit the school to the car park.  This is for the safety of our students and visitors.


Christian School Bus Travel

Bus Code of Conduct forms

If your child catches one of our CCS busses, you should have recently received a pink, yellow or purple Code of Conduct form.  Please complete this form and hand it into the school office as soon as possible.  If you have not received one don’t hesitate to get in touch with the office.

Can my child catch a CCS Bus for one-off travel?

Our Casino Christian School’s Lismore, Fairy Hill and Kyogle buses are currently operating at full capacity with our registered students who catch these buses each day. Therefore, unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate any extra one-off travellers on these buses as we may have done in the past.

To clarify, the Lismore, Fairy Hill, and Kyogle buses are only for those students who are already registered to catch these buses to their home addresses. There should not be any swapping of buses or one-off travel.

We appreciate your cooperation with this decision as we adhere to our Child Safety and Insurance obligations. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the school via phone or email.




 A child’s resilience – their ability to bounce back from adversity or a traumatic experience – is something they develop over time. It’s a process, rather than an outcome, that ebbs and flows through a person’s life. For children, building resilience hinges on their ability to successfully navigate through stressful situations, within an environment of positive and caring relationships.

For more reading about building resilience click on the link below.


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Primary News

CCS Vision Project Competition

Recently we held a competition where the students had to creatively demonstrate one of our school values.  Congratulations to Mr Frahm and Year 5 who were the winners!

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                                 Congratulations to last week’s Encouragement Award recipients!

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Secondary News

Stage 4 Camp – Burleigh Heads CYC

Only a few more sleeps until our Year 7 and 8 students journey to Burleigh CYC!!  If you have not yet completed payments for the camp please do so as soon as possible. 

For packing instructions please take a look at the list below. 

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Work Ready   

On Wednesday 3rd April our Year 9 and 10 students attended an in school seminar about employment rights and responsibilities.  This seminar aimed to ensure students are safe and not taken advantage of in their workplace and what to do if they are faced with these situations. 

Students were advised about the Fair Work Ombudsman and Legal Aid who are there to help them on workplace issues.  We thank Katja McPerson from Legal Aid who presented the “Work Ready” seminar.

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NSW School Vaccination Program 

Thursday 11th April – Year 10 Vaccinations

Tuesday 4th June – Year 7 Vaccinations

 In 2024 the following vaccines will be offered:

 If your child is in Year 7 or Year 10 this year, you can now provide online consent for their routine school vaccinations.

In Year 7, students are offered free vaccines for diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (dTpa) and human papillomavirus (HPV). In Year 10, students are offered the meningococcal ACWY vaccine.

Vaccination will only be provided at school if consent has been received.

  1. To complete online consent for your child’s school vaccinations, visit: https://engage.heal engage
  1. Follow the steps to log in to your existing Service NSW account. This is the same account you may already use to renew your driver’s If you don’t have a ServiceNSW account, refer to ServiceNSW to create one.
  2. Update or confirm your personal details in ServiceNSW
  3. Complete the School Vaccination Consent Form for your child/ren. You will need to:
    1. Enter your child’s personal details
    2. Provide the Medicare card details for you and your child
    3. Read the linked Parent Information Sheet and privacy statement. Translations available in 27 languages
    4. Provide consent

If you or your child do not have a Medicare card, consent can still be provided by requesting a paper­ based consent form directly from your child’s school.

The benefits of providing consent online:

  • easily update your child’s details
  • receive SMS and/or email notifications when vaccinations are given
  • faster upload of vaccination records to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).


For more information on routine school vaccinations, please visit

If you require information in your language, please visit vaccination language.aspx

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Sports News

State Swimming

On the 26th of March, two of our High School students travelled to Sydney to compete in the CSSA State Swimming. Torah Coughran and Taylor Hancock are congratulated for representing CCS with their outstanding swimming achievements. 

Taylor Hancock will now go on to compete at the CIS State Swimming for the 50m Breaststroke event.

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Zone Soccer

We are excited to announce that on Tuesday, May 7th, our school will be participating in the Zone Soccer Tournament at Kingscliffe. We will be represented by five teams, including U15 Boys, U15 Girls, Open Boys, and Mixed Primary. The teams will compete against other Christian schools in our zone.

All students who have been selected will have received a permission note to have signed and returned with payment by Friday 12th April. 

We are excited to hear their results!

Staff/Parents vs Students Touch Football

On Tuesday 2nd April, our students battled it out against staff/parents in a game of Touch Football. The game was won by our students in a tight game resulting in a score of 3:2 .  A big thank you to Al Kirchen for refereeing the game.

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  Speedway Racing 

Congratulations to Leeroy Preston from year 6 who has been competing in Speedway Racing. On the 16th of March, his race at Kingaroy landed him in Second Place.

Over the Easter long weekend, he raced over three days, Friday in Grafton where he came 4th in heat 1, 7th in heat 2 and 4th in the feature.  Saturday in Lismore where he placed 4th heat 1, 4th heat 2, 4th heat 3 & 4th in the feature.
Sunday in Lismore where he placed 7th in heat 1, 2nd in heat 2 & the feature where they did not finish due to being involved in the accident that took nearly 8 Jnr car drivers out.

We congratulate Leeroy on his incredible achievements!

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Uniform Shop

Please find the updated uniform order form in the attachment below.  The main changes are the price of school hats:

Primary Hats  $15

Secondary Hats $12

Uniform shop hours are:

Mondays 8-11

Wednesdays 1-4

Uniform orders can be made at any time via the School Stream app or by filling out the uniform order form and returning it to school.

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Library News


                        Library Books are now due to be returned before the end of the term. Thank you!

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Upcoming School Events

Week 10  1st – 5th April

  • Monday 1st – Public Holiday
  • Tuesday 2nd – Staff vs Students Touch Football  1 pm

Week 11   8th – 12th April

  • Monday 8th-Wednesday 10th Stage 4 (Years 7 & 8) Burleigh Heads Camp
  • Thursday 11th – Year 10 Vaccinations
  • Friday 12th – End of Term Assembly – Whole School 2 pm


School Holidays 15th to 26th April

Term 2

Week 1  29th April – 3rd May

  • Monday 29th – Pupil Free Day ( No School )
  • Tuesday 30th – First Day Term 2
  • Tuesday 30th – Anzac Assembly – Whole School – 9 am
  • Wednesday 1st – P & F Meeting 6pm 

Week 2  6th – 10th May

  • Tuesday 7th – Zone Football – Kingscliffe
  • Friday 10th – School Cross Country
  • Friday 10th – Primary Assembly – 9 am
  • Friday 10th – Mother’s Day Morning Tea – 10 am

Community Events


Flavour Fest: An Eat Street inspired event at the Casino Drill Hall Precinct! Many food trucks, night-time laser tag and local music acts on Friday 12 April from 5pm-8pm!

How to Adult Expo: An exhibition involving many careers to give our youth all the tips and tricks they should know heading into adulthood! At Casino Community Cultural Centre on Tuesday 16 April from 4pm-6pm!

Youth Movie Night: Enjoy a night out at Evans Head Stan Payne Oval on Friday 19, screening the new 2023 movie ‘Wonka’ from 6pm! Muzza’s Milk Bar and food vans will be attending!

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In this issue:

Principals Address
Uniform Shop News
Important School Updates
Library News
Sports News
Upcoming School Events
Community Events