Euka News – November 2022

November has arrived and it has been a super busy Month with Grade 12 students completing their assessments and final Academic Transcripts and reports going out!

We have had a large number of new families join Euka this month and we welcome them as they finish the year with Euka. You will find some great valuable articles this month including – Homeschool record keeping – What to keep & how to keep it, leading to a peaceful break and a prepared next year start.

We also have an article on the radical changes we are seeing in the way business, university and Industry view homeschooling. There is no doubt with shifts in what businesses are looking for in employees, that homeschooled kids have an advantage.

Are you forever chasing the kids out of the kitchen? We have an article on the value of having kids do the cooking. From meal planning to serving a meal, the valuable life lessons keep coming.

We have all heard or harboured misconceptions when it comes to homeschooling. This month’s article titled “Big Misconceptions about homeschoolers” will be an eye opener and provide great insight into the common benefits overlooked when embarking on homeschooling.

You may have seen the Grade 12 opportunity regarding our new partnership with the Australian Retailers Association. They are offering Grade 12 school leavers a free CERT III in retail. More about that in the senior news section, however, next month we will have an exciting announcement about school-based traineeships, for those still at school, that we will be offering in 2023.

Grade 11 & 12 Enrolment OPEN this month

We are thrilled to announce the long-awaited opening of enrolment for Grade 11 & Grade 12. On 15th November parents will be able to go to the Euka website and enroll their senior student into the Euka program for 2023.

Whether you are looking at moving into the workforce or anticipating university, Euka has a Senior Study program that is exactly what you need.

Euka students are eagerly provided with university places, without the need to sit Grade 12 exams.

Click Here to read all about the options.

Senior News

Grade 12 students are completing the final weeks of optional learning after having their last assessments marked. The teaching team have been overwhelmed by the effort, dedication and outstanding work completed by the Grade 12 students. The level of commitment to their studies has been clear and we are thrilled to recommend them to the various Universities they are planning to enter. An email was sent last week with the instructions on applying to our partner universities, and options for other universities all over the country.

If you didn’t receive it, please check your spam or contact us for a copy.

If you have a child in the Grade 12 non-assessed program, an email will be coming out this week with the link to the reporting document for you. Fill that in and we will complete your child’s non-assessed Grade 12 Transcript.

The UPC students are currently completing the extra UPC subject on their portal and an email asking for parental confirmation of completion will be sent out later this month. When we receive that, both your Grade 12 Senior Certificate and UPC Certificate will be sent to you.

All Grade 12 students will receive their Certificates later this month. Keep an eye on your email for that.

Grade 11 students have their last assessments due on Dec 9th. We will work hard to get your Academic Transcripts and reports to you in the following two weeks.

For those in the non-assessed class, an email with a parent reporting link will be sent out after Dec 9th.

Well done to all our amazing seniors. Your enthusiasm is inspirational.

For students completing Grade 12, not wanting to go to university and looking for next step options. Keep in mind we have partnered with the Australian retailers Institute. They are providing our students with an opportunity to do a FREE CERT III in retail, leading to a huge variety of careers from merchandise buyers, store managers, to Visual Merchandiser.

If interested please contact Wayne Nosenzo as soon as possible for the 2023 intake.

Heads-up. The Dec newsletter will contain an amazing array of Grade 12 students work! If your child is in the G12 non-assessed course and has some major work to display, please email pictures in to the team.

Students of the Month!

Christen Koumi Grade 9
Christen has created some amazing Anne Frank character cards. It is clear that a heap of effort was put into these. Fantastic job!

Sammie Year 5 – LEGO CLUB
Sammie, you have done an amazing build! The volcano is built up high, with the lava flowing down the sides. The pink sea serpent is amazing. It is diving deep, with parts of it visible. Your attention to detail is terrific, especially with the seaweed in the water. You are very creative and an awesome LEGO builder! Euka

Haru had to design a travel brochure for China and some of the landmarks or places to visit as part of his history studies.
This is the final result.

Celestia art weeks 1 and 3.
Week one she had to do a bugs eye view art piece and how some everyday things seem enormous, and for week 3, she had to do a shadow art piece and fill it with things she likes.

Rita Strong – Grade 4.  
Rita has given a triangular artwork using the colour wheel. The colours are bold & most beautiful. Her knowledge & skill of complimentary colours is evident.

Rita-  Grade 4

Brandon Smith – Grade 10
This is a book cover Brandon made for the novel “Holes” by Louis Sachar. He has completed to very high standard.

Rotary Camp Opportunity

Euka has been approached by Rotary to offer to sponsor up to 9 students to go to the following camps.

Youth Leadership & Development camps.   

The camps are in January 2023 and May 2023, anyone who may be interested in attending please click the link to submit an ‘expression of interest’ or ‘apply’.

Rotary generally sponsor at least 1 child but open to 2 or 3 per program and cover all the costs of the programs (up to $695! Free)
Click Here for more info!

Dates for your calendar

Every month we include some dates of activities from around the country. These are some optional ideas that you may want to participate in and share with your family.

Remembrance Day – Friday 11 November

Remembrance Day (11 November) marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War (1914-18). Each year Australians observe one minute silence at 11 am on 11 November, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

National/State: National

World Kindness Day – Sunday 13 November

Organisation: Australian Kindness Movement
The purpose of World Kindness Day is to look beyond ourselves, beyond the boundaries of our country, beyond our culture, our race, our religion; and realise we are citizens of the world. As world citizens we have a commonality, and must realise that if progress is to be made in human relations and endeavours, if we are to achieve the goal of peaceful coexistence, we must focus on what we have in common.

National/State: International

5K Foam Fest – 19-20 November

Organisation: 265 Sports Events
The 5K Foam Fest is a one of a kind Obstacle Course based Fun Run! Join us for over 22 obstacles including the world’s largest inflatable waterslide, mud pits and 2.5 million cubic feet of foam! Rock out all day to awesome music, enjoy a FREE kids zone for kids 6 and under, taste delicious food, shop from local vendors and celebrate your success in our well-stocked beer garden. With a variety of obstacles and a ton of foam, the 5K Foam Fest is an exciting challenge for experienced and beginner runners alike…Walk it, Run it, Charge it, Fun it; this course should be enjoyed at your own pace and all obstacles are optional! The 2022 supported charity is the Make A Wish Foundation and there are various locations Australia-wide to participate!

National/State: NSW
Address: Sydney International Equestrian Centre
Saxony Road

Buy Nothing Day – Saturday 26 November

Buy Nothing Day is a global holiday from consumerism – Spend a Day Without Spending!