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Mountain View News Term 1 Week 6

Wellbeing Coordinator

The year is well and truly underway at school. Term one has begun with so many exciting events; Year 7 camp, sporting house competitions, meet the teacher evening and swimming carnival, just to name a few. It seems that school life is returning to normal and we are able to enjoy a few key memory events.

My role as the Wellbeing and Behaviour Coordinator is to ensure that students feel valued, safe and have a positive experience at school, while also setting boundaries and having the tough conversations. The wellbeing of students is of utmost importance at Mountain View and we are blessed to have wonderful staff, teachers, chaplains and counsellors to support our students. Some of which take part in delivering wellbeing programs like, Connect Time, Chapel, Invictus, Morning worship, Peer Support and mentoring student leaders.

We were proud to have created the first ever Wellbeing Framework for Mountain View at the end of last year. The framework can be found on the school website and gives our school community a clearer picture of the strategies that being used across the school to address the wellbeing of your child.

I am excited to be on this journey with you as we create young people who will ‘Act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with their God’.

Mrs Jensen

Wellbeing and Behaviour Coordinator

Chaplain's Address

This month our Adventist conference in Greater Sydney began our yearly initiative of “30 Days of prayer”. As a school we have also jumped on board and each day we send out a short devotional to our staff along with some prayer points that allow us to come together and be united in the powerful principle of prayer.

As a school we believe prayer is an important part of our lives as it connects us with our creator and allows us to be filled with peace knowing we have someone who hears our prayers, empathises with our pain and has a plan to one day wipe away every tear and give us the gift of eternal life. Throughout this month we will continue to pray for our school, our families and especially our students as we believe God has a great plan for each one of them and we want to see that plan and purpose fulfilled during their time at Mountain View Adventist College.

We also want to ask you if you could keep our college in prayer and our chaplaincy team in your thoughts as we begin a busy but blessed Week of Worship starting on Monday and finishing on Friday. This is a week-long highlight for our students and staff and this year we are speaking on the theme "Conquerors". We have two guest speakers coming to share with our kids, Miss Sharee Patrick from Avondale University College and Pr Cassie Wallace. Our guest speakers are very excited to be sharing the good news of God with our students. Please keep them and the entire week in your prayers and we look forward to sharing some great photos and videos of the event in our next newsletter.

We hope you all have a great weekend and God bless

Mountain View Chaplains

Swimming Qualifier

Congratulations to Riley of Year 4 who qualified to attend the CSSA Primary State Swimming Championships this Monday 8th March 2021. Our prayers are with you as you represent our school and we wish you the best of luck. Well done!

Residential Census

As conducted each year please find below notification from the Department of Education, Skills and Employment notificatuon that the College is required to provide information with regards to the students residential addresses and associated data. Please read the letter from the Department for more information. Please note that parents and students are not required to do anything with regards to this.

Announcement

SRC Fundraiser

The SRC are fundraising next week to celebrate International Women's Day.

Monday we will be selling fresh cinnamon doughnuts. 1 doughnut costs $1 and a bag of 4 costs $4.

On Thursday, we will have a mufti day where students will have to donate a gold coin for the privilege of not wearing school uniform.

STEPS Vision- Prep

STEPS vision screening will take place on Friday 26th March now, not 12th March as originally scheduled.

The date had to be changed as next week is our Junior School Week of Worship so we will be attending Chapel each morning from 8.55am for approximately 1 hour. It is a fun and enjoyable program for the children and I am sure they would have been disappointed to miss out!