MAC News Term 3 Week 6

Principal's Message

On Monday last week, our Middle School students from Years 5 through to Year 8 met with students from other Adventist Colleges to participate in the Middle Day of Worship. This is a much-anticipated event each year and the students always come back having had a wonderful time.

This year, students from MAC lead out in a creative expression performance that they and Miss Mene had been practicing for weeks, the video of can be viewed here.

The lyrics of the song they performed say "You did not create me to worry, You did not create me to fear, but You created me to worship daily, I'm gonna leave this all right here" (referring to worries and fears). The song goes on to speak about trusting in God and His word, and the reminder that God has promised never to leave us lonely and the exhortation to put our trust in Him.

What a blessing is it to our students that this is the message that is being taught to them here at Macarthur. If you watch the nightly news for even a moment, it becomes apparent that there are many things that our young people could be worried and fearful about. From family and health situations and peer relationships to social, economic or even climate issues, on every side there are opportunities for stress and worry to take root in young hearts, but here at the College our goal is to raise strong and resilient students who know in Whom they can trust and who are not afraid of the future.

One of the many benefits of the holistic education we provide here at MAC is that we are able to help our students with worry and anxiety on a number of different levels. With two school counselors on staff, our students have the practical support available to them if they need to talk some more about their concerns and get the help they need. Our teachers also go above and beyond to remind our students that God is worthy of our trust. That we can lay our burdens at His feet, and that He has promised never to leave us us or forsake us (Heb 13:5) and to give us a future and hope (Jer 29:11).

This coming week the College will be holding our yearly Father's Day Breakfast. This is a time for our students to bring along their Fathers, Grandfathers, uncles or father figures to enjoy a delicious breakfast together on the College grounds. Following the breakfast will be our Prep - Year 2 Athletics Fun Day. We are looking forward to some friendly competition and encouraging all students to have a go. As always, we would love parents to come along and support our students at this annual event.

On Saturday 7th September the College will also be holding our Multicultural Night, which is another opportunity for our students to showcase their talents and is always a lively and enjoyable night. Multicultural Night is one of our major fundraising events in the College calendar so please come along and support our students and staff on the night.

Secondary SWAT (16th - 20th September) and the Church In The Fields visit (21st September) are also coming up and parents aremost welcome to join us for both of these events.


Anna Calandra


What's On @ MAC

September Dates to Remember:

Primary News & Events

Premiers Reading Challenge

The PRC is wrapping up for the year with all students needing their books entered on the website by the 30th August. That is very soon, so encourage those around you who are almost done to finish the challenge strong!

Jump Rope for Heart

It’s not long until our Jump Off Day on 27th September so keep on practicing those tricks! And don’t forget to share your online fundraising page with friends and family to raise money for a great cause! Still need to sign up online? It’s easy just follow this link and enter your details.


Thank you for supporting the Jump Rope

Upcoming Events

Prep-Year 1 Athletics Fun Day — 30th August

Father's Day Breakfast — 30th August

Premier's Reading Challenge Ends — 30th August

Stage 3 Canberra Camp — 5th — 6th September

Multicultural Night 7th September

Jump Off Day — 27th September

Last day of Term 3 - 27th September


Mrs Fiona Vili

Head of Primary

Book Parade

Grandparents Day

News Chicks for 6JC

6JC has recently had some new additions to their classroom. Two new chicks named Kentucky and Mango. They are very fluffy and hatched out last Sunday. When they are old enough, they will join our other chickens Butter, Nugget and Twitter in our chicken enclosure.

Secondary News & Events

Secondary Dates to Remember:

Thursday 29th August - Stage 4 STEM Challenge

Saturday 7th September - Multicultural Night

Tuesday 10th September - Year 12 Parent Teacher Interviews

Monday 16th - Friday 20th September - Secondary SWAT Week

Saturday 21st September - Church In The Fields Visit

Monday 23rd - Friday 27th September - Year 11 Exams

Wednesday 25th September - Year 12 Final Chapel

Friday 27th September - Yr 12 Breakfast and Deregistration and last day of Term 3 for all students.


Ms Renee Jones

Head of Secondary

Chaplaincy News

Home and School Reminders

Father's Day Stall and Breakfast

When: Friday, the 30th of August for K-12 and Wednesday 28th for Prep.

Price per gift: either $3 or $5.

We have many unique, fun and fabulous gifts on offer for the students P-12.

If you would like to get involved by volunteering in the stall on the day, please contact Chereé: 0416 423 949 or put your name down in the office.

Our volunteers are what make this day such a success, it's great fun for our kids and us adults alike!

Another exciting date on our calendar is Multicultural Night on the 7th of September.

We would like to encourage the whole parent body to attend and take part in this night. Invite your family and friends, Multicultural night always proves to be a great night of food and entertainment. It is our one parent-run fundraising event in the year.

If you would like to contribute toward this fundraising event by giving of your time, cooking traditional food, being a team leader for a food stall or contributing in any other way (drinks, money, setup, cultural performance item etc), contact our beautiful multicultural leader Uini 0414 087 204, or leave your details in the office or fill out and hand back the Multicultural flyer that was sent home. Office will have more of those flyers if needed.

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