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Mountain View News Term 4 Week 6

Principal's Message

As I walk around the school and into classrooms it is great to see the range of learning that students are involved in. From making cushion covers and getting tents ready for camping in Year 8, to researching in Years 5 and 6, to literacy in Kindy to Year 2, students are active in their learning. Parents, you can be proud of your children and of the teachers who inspire them to learn each day.

For our Year 12’s and their parents, we had the very first Valedictory Dinner where students, parents and staff were able to acknowledge the contribution of all to an extraordinary year of learning during COVID. With lots of memories shared and awards given, parents were able to be part of the significant milestone in their child’s life.

On another note it is exciting to see some of the visual representations of our values come to life in wall displays and signage – thank you to the Design and Technology department and Maintenance staff for making this a reality. Look out for T-shirts and fridge magnets with the school values in 2021 as we continue the partnership between home and school in developing young men and women who will make a positive contribution to society.

Mrs Julia Heise

Principal

Farewell Mrs Lawton

After 18 years of service at Mountain View Adventist College, Mrs Lawton retired as Librarian Assistant. A tireless and meticulous worker, Mrs Lawton has seen the school grow and the library shift to the building it is in today. Throughout her career, we have valued Mrs Lawton’s attention to detail in the library from cataloguing to covering books, along with her sense of humour.

We wish Mrs Lawton all the best in her retirement and God’s blessings.

Year 6 Music

This term in Music, Year 6 students have been learning about the different types of musical instruments including wind, brass, string and percussion.

As part of their learning they have made their own percussion instrument from recycled materials they have sourced from home and from our school.

It has been a lot of fun learning about different instruments and learning how to be sustainable by caring for the environment.

Miss Talty and Miss Siller

NAIDOC Week

Throughout the week of NAIDOC, the First Nations students, along with our amazing Chaplains, produced short videos to share with the wider school cohort. The short videos shared why NAIDOC is celebrated around Australia annually and the significance of the theme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.

MVAC were able to celebrate the end of NAIDOC Week with food, games and traditional dancing.

A big “Thank You” to Mrs Savou, who had helped with making amazing “mini dampers”, which was loved by students and staff.

Always Was Always Will Be acknowledges the personal journey and connection for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, to country, family & history.

It embraces our Connection to Mother Earth. It’s about hearing, listening and seeing the First Nations history of this country. Which is Australia’s history.

We would like all Australians to celebrate that we have the oldest continuing cultures on the planet.

NAIDOC 2020 invites all Australians to embrace the true history of this country, which dates back Many Generations!

Always Was, Always Will Be

Sandra Evans (Indigenous Student Support Worker)

Winning Bus

A competition has been running between our school buses to encourage students to remember their Student ID Cards and use them to tap on and off. This week two of our buses had 100% of their students use their ID cards – congratulations go to Mrs Turner’s and Mr Tupou’s buses.

College Prayer

Prayer is an important part of our school life and to celebrate this a College Prayer has been written collaboratively by students and Chaplains with feedback from the Staff, College Council and Home and School Association.

We are humbled by God’s blessing in our community and ask that you continue to pray for our school.

The College Prayer is:

Dear God

Thank you for blessing our school community.

We acknowledge the gifts and opportunities you have given us to live and learn in a loving and caring community. As students and staff we pray that we will act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with you.

Continue to teach us respect and compassion for others. Please bless us with the initiative to seek wisdom and the integrity to live to the high standard You have set.

We praise You each day for who You are - Our Creator, Redeemer and Giver of Grace.

This we pray in Jesus name,

Amen

Save the Date – End of Year activities

As the school year approaches the end, just a reminder to keep the following dates in your calendar. While physical attendance at most events is not possible, chaplains, teachers and students have been busy recording for you to view online.

1. Sunday 29 November – the school video recording of the Christmas Story will be released to you to view online at 5pm.

2. Monday Dec 7 – Awards Ceremonies for Kindy to Year 5 will be recorded during the day.

3. Tuesday Dec 8 - Awards Ceremonies for Years 6 to 11 will be recorded during the day.

The Awards Ceremony recordings will be released to parents and carers on Thursday Dec 10. Please ensure that your child wears their full summer uniform on the day of the recording.

4. Wed Dec 9 – School will be open for K-11 but regular classes will not be run. Students who attend will assist in clean up. It will also be the last day for Prep.

Announcements

afternoon car line

Thank you for your patience in using the car line each afternoon. We would like to remind drivers to not overtake other cars and "jump the queue". We need to ensure the safety of other drivers, students and staff members and request that you maintain your patience and courtesy at all times.

CANTEEN

The canteen lunch menu will continue to operate as normal until Friday 4 December. We will be winding down on stock levels or certain items to minimise spoilage over the Christmas break.

The canteen will be open on Monday 7 & Tuesday 8 December for pre-orders only and with drinks and snacks being available. A full canteen menu will not be available. Only Sandwiches for lunch will be available on these days.

Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop will be closed for stocktake from Monday 30 November 2020 and will re-open on Monday 18 January 2021. Trading hours for Monday 18 – Monday 25 January 2021 are 9am to 3pm each day (excluding weekends). We strongly recommend that your uniform purchases are made within this time.

Office Hours for the Christmas Period

The Admin office will be closed from Thursday 17 December 2020 and will reopen on Wednesday 13 January 2021. Unpon re-opening for 2021, office hours will be between 9am and 4pm and return to regular hours (8:15am – 4:15pm) from Wednesday 27 January 2021.