From the Principal's Desk
Good afternoon families and friends
The College is going crazy at the moment - we’ve just had the Graduation of Years 4 and 8, Year 8 are now at Jamberoo, we are also running around getting Road to Bethlehem completed, ready for Sunday afternoon. Dont’ forget that the students stay away on Monday as we will continue to prepare for the evening program. If you have a child in one of the plays, make sure they are here by 4pm.
We are also cleaning out our computer labs ready for the new year and have about 25 mac computers for sale - desktops- with the basic mac operating system on them. They cost $75 each but they come with NO warranty at all. If they work, they’ll work for years, or they may stop working in a month. If you want one, please ring or email the office and we’ll put one aside for you.
As this is our last newsletter for the year, I would like to say a huge thankyou for your support over the last 13 years. It’s been an honour to serve you and become a part of your lives. Thank you also for those parents who have already sent me kind words of thanks. It has been the most rewarding time of my life and as far as I’m concerned. Mountain View is the only place to be. The staff are amazing and they have a heart for your children - I may be leaving, but they are staying and they are the backbone of the college. Bless you all and I pray that your 2018 year is as good as this year.
Changes to the Chaplaincy team for 2018
Mountain View Adventist College is an amazing school. God is blessing the staff and students in many ways. The Chaplaincy team is always happy to serve in whatever way possible. In 2018 there will be some changes to the team. Pr Rangi will be shifting to MacArthur Adventist College and will be their full-time chaplain. Pr Craig will be moving back into the local church and next year will be the pastor for Mile End Community Church. Pr Rams will be given another church to add to his two that he already has. All three chaplains have thoroughly enjoyed their time at Mountain View Adventist College and will cherish every memory that they have had.
We are happy to say that Mountain View Adventist College will be receiving great chaplains next year. Pr Marcus and Pr Raul will be coming in to fulfil the role of the chaplains at MVAC. Please continue to give them your support as you have to us through the years. We have no doubt that they will do a great job. Thank you once again for your prayers and support, and we wish you God’s continual blessings.
Pr Rangi and the chaplains.
Year 10 Work Experience Week
Last week, Year 10 students participated in Work Experience. Our students travelled at times up to two hours each day to a job to gain valuable experience on attending a place of employment. Crystelle Rosa and Krisha Villamil were lucky enough to secure positions in jobs that they have a keen interest in. Below, Crystell and Krisha share some of their experiences:
Every morning for a week, I woke up at 6:30 AM and proceeded to take a 47 minute train ride to Odd Studios, in Marrickville- a successful Company where they specialise in prosthetic makeup, animatronic characters and costumes (props and models). During my work experience placement, I contributed towards a film that is currently being produced here in Sydney, called ‘Little Monsters’. At the studio, I assisted with significant tasks such as labelling and organising, creating face masks for the zombie characters, forming make-up bags and thin slices of fake adhesive skin, and cleaning up around the workshop. Through this unusual experience, I was able to be open-minded about the wide range of occupations, and acknowledge the significant tasks that individuals must do together as a group, in order to create something even bigger than themselves. - Crystelle
During work experience week, I worked with Tristek Pty Ltd. They gave me the opportunity of creating robots and programming them using the EV3 kit and an Arduino platform board. Tristek gave me the opportunity to also go on site to different places such as Snackbrands to observe how the different robots they programmed were used - placing packages on palettes that are then transported via a conveyor belt to a truck to be sent out to varying supermarkets and stores. Due to my interest in robotics and wanting to be a Mechatronics Engineer, I genuinely had a good time and enjoyed my work experience week. - Krisha
Year 9 students are encouraged to start thinking about Work Experience for next year as some positions require early application.
Krisha enjoying the experience
Thank you Dr. Madziva
Last week, our Science Department received a further, much-appreciated donation from the University of Western Sydney College.
Dr Madziva, the current Laboratory Manager, arranged for Mountain View to receive 18 Light Microscopes for our Senior Science students to use.
Over past four years, whenever the University Laboratory replaced scientific equipment, Dr Madziva ensured that Mountain View could receive some of the items. We are certainly grateful that our students can now enjoy accessing more up-to-date scientific instruments that will enrich their Science studies.
THANK YOU SO MUCH, Dr Madziva! You remember our needs and we sincerely appreciate all you have done, and are doing for us!
6S Helping 2A
Miss Alphonso gave these students a special helper award as they helped Year 2 make origami.
(From L to R) Althea P, Deepalli D, Tanisha P, Aayushi E, Deborah T, Sheeyana G, Maahee D, Shivalli D, Leon H, Alonso A
Mountain View Messages
Reminder: Pupil Free Monday
Monday 4th December is a pupil free day. All students are not required to be at School. School will commence back on Tuesday 5th December.
Junior School Request
Due to some changes to classroom arrangements we request that students for certain classes please remain home on the last day of School, December 12th. The following classes are KV, 1D, 1L, and 2Z. We appreciate your assistance with this.
iMacs For Sale
We have 40 computers for sale which are in working order and around 10 years old. It is an Apple iMac with 20-inch display, 4GB RAM and 250GB hard disk. Includes keyboard and mouse. Please note that the warranty has run out and to the best of our knowledge there are no issues with the computers (they are currently being used throughout the College and are being replaced). They are $75.00 each and available to the first 40 people. Please contact the office or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All computers must be paid for before taking them.
Please note that your school fees for Term 4 are now due. Fees were to be paid by 30th November so that there are no balances carried forward to 2018. Thank you to all the families who are up to date with their fees. Should you be having difficulties with your fees, please contact Mrs Carol Fynn to discuss your situation as a priority. Please do not let unpaid school fees go unaddressed.
School will be concluding on Tuesday 12 December. All students except Kindergarten return on Tuesday 30 January 2018. Kindergarten start on Wednesday 31 January 2018.
We pray that you have a safe, relaxing and enjoyable Christmas break and we look forward to seeing you again next year!
Uniform Shop 2018
The Uniform Shop will be closed from today and will re- on open on Tuesday 16 January. The uniform shop will be open during the Christmas break on the following days between 10am and 3pm.
January 16th – January 18th
January 23rd – January 25th