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MAC News WEEK 8 REMINDERS

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

The last full week of school for 2018 is upon us, and as such, there are plenty of excursions, assemblies, end-of year activity days and class parties to keep our students busy and engaged before they head off for summer holidays.

The 2018 wrap up of MAC News will be sent out to our College community on the last day of school, which is next Monday 10th December, and this current Newsletter is full of reminders and details of all the events we have on in Week 8. I encourage you to read it carefully and note down the information that applies to your family so that you can stay up to date with all that is happening here at MAC this week.

Blessings,

Anna Calandra

Principal

What's On @ MAC

Sale at Moorebank Uniforms

Moorebank Uniforms will be having a sale this coming Friday the 7th December, offering 10% off all uniforms. Please note that layby is also available.

2019 Term Dates

Registration Days 2019 - Wed 23rd & Thurs 24th January from 8am - 6pm

Road to Bethlehem at Mountain View Adventist College

It is not too late to book tickets for Road to Bethlehem, which is an opportunity to step back in time and experience what it may have been like at the very first Christmas.

During the program, you’ll journey through an interactive tour of some of the key scenes surrounding the birth of Jesus. As you wander through the streets of Jerusalem, you’ll meet Roman soldiers, shepherds and Wise Men, visit King Herod’s palace – all before coming to Bethlehem itself and finally meeting the newborn King in the manger.

Please click here to book tickets. If you’ve never been, come and check it out! Please also come to support our sister school in their ministry of sharing the birth of Jesus.

Primary Reminders & News

Primary Activity Day for Prep & Kindergarten - Monkey Mania Activity Centre at Casula.

Students will be leaving going to Monkey Mania from 9am -1pm. Please make sure that your child has their recess, lunch and a bottle of water packed. If you have not yet paid the $12 cost or handed your permission note in, please attend to this as soon as possible.

Primary Activity Day for Year 1 - 6 - Aquatopia at Prairiewood Leisure Centre

Students will be heading to Aquatopia from 9:30-1:30pm. Students are to pack their recess, lunch and bottle of water as well as their swimmers (or wear under their sports uniform), towel, sunscreen and school hat and non-slip shoes. If you have not yet paid the $15 cost or handed your permission note in, please attend to this as soon as possible.

Primary Speech Night

Primary Speech Night is on Thursday 6th December. Students are to wear their full Summer uniform and be waiting on the basketball courts at 5:45pm in order to head in to the hall and be seated to begin at 6:00pm sharp.

Prep parents are leave students with Miss Julianne in the Prep building at 5:30pm, and then proceed to the Hall to be seated.

Please note Semester 2 Reports and School Yearbooks will be handed out at the end of Speech Night.

Primary Tim Cahill Visit

On 19th November, a number of our Primary students had the opportunity to travel over to Auburn Adventist School to take part in a meet and greet with Tim Cahill. The students were able to ask Tim questions about his career in Soccer as well as get autographs and photos.

Secondary Reminders & News

Secondary Activity Day for Years 9 - 12 - Jamberoo Action Park

Students will be leaving the College at 8:30am and returning by 2:45pm. Students will need to plan for their own lunch and are welcome to either bring their own food or purchase food at Jambaroo Action Park. All attending students need to bring swimmers and a towel. Swim shirt, sun block and a hat are also encouraged. The cost for the day is $25.

Year 7 & 8 will be travelling to Eagle Vale Central for the day and will be back by 2:45pm. Students are to bring swimmers and towel, with sun block and hat also recommended. The cost is $10 to be paid to the office.

If you have note yet paid or handed your note in for either of the Activity Days, please do so ASAP.

Secondary Speech Night

Secondary Students are to wear their full summer uniform (with the exception of graduating Year 12 students who are to wear their full winter uniform) and be waiting on the basketball courts at 7:15pm in order to enter and be seated to begin by 7:30pm when Primary Speech night has finished.

Please note Semester 2 Reports and School Yearbooks will be handed out at the end of Speech Night.

Year 12 Mission Trip

Vanuatu! Some of our Year 12 students had the opportunity to serve the community at the Fokona SDA school. Some ways in which they served were, painting the school inside and out, conducting a kid’s club, visiting the disabled in the community. The experience that these students were able to have will truly stay with them for their lives.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Pastor Rangi Eiao

9A Geography Excursion - Taronga Zoo

On the 23rd of November 9A Geography had the opportunity to Visit Taronga Zoo.

This Excursion was part of there Changing world unit that explored the Environmental change and impact of urbanisation.

Students spent some time with Teachers and Zoo keepers learning about how the environment had hanged and the impact of deforestation.

It was a very great experience for students to learn and explore.

Mr. Hidalgo

Office, Library & Accounts Reminders

Lost Property

The office has a large amount of lost property at the moment so if your child has lost a uniform item or lunchbox/drink bottle, please come to the office and see if it is here. Please note that uniform items that are not labelled with a student's name are collected at the end Term 4, washed and and resold through our second-hand uniform pool located in the Library.

2018 Deregistrations

If your child will not be returning to MAC in 2019, please let the office know as soon as possible, so that a Deregistration form can be completed, along with the settlement of any accounts outstanding. Since we have a number of new enrolments still on our waiting lists, your prompt attention to this would be appreciated.

Library Reminders

If your child has lost a library book over the course of Term 4, please see Mrs Ralago in the Library before the end of Term to finalise payment.

Community Noticeboard

2018 Active Kids Vouchers

Time is running out to use the 2018 Active Kids vouchers

This year's $100 Active Kids voucher will expire 31 December 2018. Spread the word and help get kids active!

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