News & Notes: March 2015

General Information:

Skate Night: The Junior class will be hosting a skate night on March 7.  They will be opening the doors for skating and food at 5:30.    They will be serving burgers, fries, blizzards, floats, and more!  The theme is “Tour of the World”.  Please join us for a fun time of fellowship!

Transitions: Steve Swope along with Pete & Bree Ammerman from MK Care USA will be leading our Transitions activities during the week of March 2-8.

Tournament Dates: The EHSSSA Provincial Tournament is on Friday, March 13.

Term 4 Start Date: We will be starting Term 4 on Wednesday, April 8.

Looking ahead to next year: These are the term dates for the 2015-2016 school year:

Term 1              July 29 – Sept. 30 (Note: Senior Retreat is tentatively scheduled for July 23-27)

Term 2              Oct. 21 – Dec. 16

Term 3              Jan. 13 – Mar. 16

Term 4              Apr. 6 – June 1


Parents are encouraged to come to a special Elementary Assembly on Wednesday, March 4th, at 7:45am in the Conference Dining Hall. The transition team from the US will be sharing with the elementary students on what it’s like being a Third Culture Kid and how to handle times of transition.

Terra Nova.  Achievement testing will be taking place Monday through Thursday mornings the week of April 13 – 16 for NCA elementary students.  Please help your children by making sure that they have plenty of sleep and a good breakfast each day of the testing.  The 1st through 5th grade elementary students will be testing each morning prior to recess.  If a student has been ill, make-ups will be provided in the late mornings or afternoons.  If you have any questions, e-mail Renee at .

High School:

SAT on May 2. In 2015, NCA will be hosting the SAT college entry exam in May as well as in November. You should register online for the SAT at The registration deadline for the May exam is April 4. However, we would recommend you registering well in advance of the deadline. For more information, contact Robyn Green at the high school.

2015-16 Course Selection forms will be distributed to Grade 8-11 students at chapel on March 18. (Note this is only for students attending NCA in 2015-16.) Please read the information on the forms and complete the required information with your child. If you have any questions on course selection, please contact the high school office. We would ask that you return these forms during the first week of Term 4.

Students who will be on home assignment next year will receive a Home Assignment Course Recommendation information document to help with course planning.


27-28 Feb.     SIL Youth Event

2–8 Mar.       Transitions Week

Tuesday, March 3 – General Session open to ALL at 7 p.m. in the Conference Kitchen

Wednesday, March 4 – Special Elementary Assembly on Transitions at 7:45 am

Thursday, March 5 – Special Session for Jr. & Sr. parents & students at 7pm in M3

Sunday, March 8 – Junior/Senior Transitions Retreat at Lapilo beginning at 8:30 a.m.

7 Mar.            Skate Night

12 Mar.           Spirit Day

13 Mar.           Provincial Tournament – No School

14 Mar.           Sadie Hawkins

18 Mar.           Term 3 Ends

8 Apr.              Term 4 Begins

13-16 Apr.       Achievement Testing

17 Apr.            Last day of NCA 1st grade classes

3 June            Last day of the school year/graduation


NCA Who’s Who

NCA Management Team (NMT)

Dana Bowers (Temporary H.S. Administrator/Boarding Home Coord.)

Joe Chell (NCA staff member)

Renee Cox (Elem Principal)

Scott Sasaki (Temporarily away)

Erika Weatherl (Goroka Valley Rep)

Robyn Green (Temporary H.S. staff representative)


NCA Student Advocates

Dib and Pam Hampton

Jody and Marcia Riethmiller


NCA School Committee

Linn Beall (Parent Rep)

Dana Bowers (Temp. H.S. Administrator/Boarding Home Coord.)

Renee Cox (Elem Principal)

Mitch Hoskins (FLT Rep)

Scott Sasaki (Temporarily away)

Kelly Tallman (Parent Rep)

Erika Weatherl (Goroka Valley Rep)

Holly Woodard (Parent Rep)


On February 23, 2015, posted in: School News by