News & Notes August 2016

General Information:

REMINDER! Pick up and Drop off.  The road in front of the school will be closed to through traffic during school hours. This minimizes the amount of noise around the school and is safer for our students as they move between buildings and the playground.  The procedure is for vehicles to drive up the hill from the main gate to the second road and drop off their passengers at the corner just above the gym.  Please then drive up the hill, turn left and follow the road back down to the gate.  Thank you for your cooperation.  If you have questions please call the high school office (7224-4978).


Beginning of a New School Year.  Classes begin at 7:45 am on Tuesday, August 9th.  A reminder that students are asked to have a pair of inside shoes that can be left in the classroom (shoes that are easy to get on and off), an NCA school hat for recess and outdoor activities, and a regular (large) sized box of tissues for the classroom.   All other school supplies will be provided.

Kindergarten Preview.  Monday morning, August 8th, we invite all kindergarten students and their parents to stop by the kindergarten classroom for a brief orientation.  This is a good time to get PE hats for school, meet the teacher, see the classroom, and get other information to help prepare for school. Come at 10 am.

New Student Orientation.  New elementary students or even those who have been gone for a time of home assignment are welcome and encouraged to come to the school at 10 am on Monday, August 8th.  This will give them the opportunity to see where their classrooms are, meet the teachers, and ask questions before school starts.

Lunch. Elementary students will be dismissed at 12:10 for lunch. For our non-Lapilo students, a supervised lunchtime is available.  A microwave is also available near the lunch pavilion for meal items that need to be heated.  The lunch supervisor should assist with use of the microwave.  For Lapilo students who go home for lunch, elementary students may return to the playground after 1:00 pm.  Classes begin again promptly at 1:05 pm.

Immunizations.  If you are returning from a time of home assignment, please stop by the Elementary Office to update immunization forms.

Assembly Our first assembly of the year will be Wednesday, August 10th at 7:45 am in the Conference Dining Hall.  Please join us if you can.

Lice and Vision Checks.  Lice and vision checks will be held in the first two weeks of school. A notice will come home with your child if you need to treat for lice. If there are any concerns after your child has had their vision checked, we will contact you.

Parent Teacher Fellowship. Please join us on Monday, August 15th, at 7 pm for the Elementary Parent Night / Open House.  We will begin in the Conference Dining Hall.  We will then allow time for you to visit your child’s classroom and meet their teacher.  This is a time for the parents to hear from the teachers about the curriculum, expectations for the students, and exciting activities for the year.

Jr. & Sr. High: 

First Week Chapel. School begins at 7:45 AM on Tuesday, August 9th. Students should go to their Bible classes (7/8 in M3, 9/10 in M1, 11/12 in H7) to receive their schedules. We will have our first chapel on Wednesday, August 10th.

Grade 7 Orientation. Grade 7 students and parents are invited to the Grade 7 Orientation the Monday before school starts, August 8th, at 4:30 pm.  We will meet in the high school library. We will let you have your schedules and orient you to your classrooms and junior high routines! Questions? Call the high school office at 7224-4978.

New Student Orientation. Any new NCA grade 8-12 students and parents are invited to the New Student Orientation the Monday before school starts, August 8th, at 10:00 am.  We will meet in the high school library. We will let you have your schedules and orient you to your classrooms and routines! Questions? Call the high school office at 7224-4978.

Grade 8-12 Open House. The Grade 8-12 Open House on August 22nd at 7 pm is a time for parents to visit their child’s teachers and classrooms. We will meet in the high school library where we will orient parents to various high school routines and procedures and issue schedules. We will then run through a schedule so that you may hear from each of your child’s teachers. Again, any questions, please call the high school office.

Student Handbooks. Secondary student handbooks may be obtained on the NCA website ( or a printed copy may be obtained from the high school office. It would be a good idea for students and parents to read through this document.

Technology AUP.  In the first few days of school, students will come home with a Technology Acceptable Use Policy agreement for parents and students to read and sign before students will be allowed on the internet. Please take a moment to read through this form with your child.  Remember all internet use is under the supervision of a faculty or staff member.


8 Aug                New Student Orientation (10 am) / Grade 7 Orientation (4:30 pm)
9 Aug               2016-2017 School Year Begins!
10 Aug              Elementary Assembly (7:45 am)
12 Aug              Class Meetings, Grades 7-11 (2:20 pm)
15 Aug              Elementary Parent Night / Open House (7 pm)
19 Aug              Family Night
22 Aug              Grades 8-12 Open House (7 pm)
26 Aug              National Day of Repentance – No School
2 Sep                Class Meetings, Grades 7 – 11 (2:20 pm)
7 Sep                MMP ends
9 Sep                Provincial Tournament
10 Sep              MKCET Meeting
14 Sep              Teacher In-Service, Noon closure
16 Sep              PNG Independence Day – No School
29 – 30 Sep     Teacher In-Service with UIS (tentative) – No School
5 Oct                Elementary Assembly (7:45 am)
6 Oct               Term 1 Ends

Term 2 – Oct. 25 through Dec. 21

Term 3 – Jan. 10 through Mar. 9 

Term 4 – Mar. 28 through May 25


On August 6, 2016, posted in: School News by