MAC Has Talent!
MAC Has Talent will be one of the College's major fundraising event for 2019, to be held on Saturday 29th June 2019. Not only will you be delightfully entertained with the amazing talent we have at Macarthur but you will also partake in a wonderful 3 course meal as well as have the opportunity to vote for the talent presented throughout the night.
Judges will include our GSC president Ps Terry Johnson, our Education Director Dr Jean Carter as well as two well known celebrities who have performed on stage including Ricky Nifo, who was on The Voice last year and Miss Pia Andersen (a singer who also created the “Vintage Allsorts” which is a performance based events, entertainment and styling agency).
Parents and caregivers, without your support we will not be able to raise much needed funds for our students. Even if your child is not in their senior years yet, they will be one day and I’m sure you would appreciate the support when they are heading on their mission trip. Please support our students to get there this year.
In additional to the great entertainment, we plan to have numerous auctions on the night, some silent, some not so silent, which will include special gift baskets, vouchers and signed footy jerseys, just to name a few.
Please see below for more details:
Pupil Free Day / Queen's Birthday Long Weekend
Parents and Caregivers please note that as listed above, Friday 7th June will be a Pupil Free Day. There will be no supervision of students on this day. Also, the following Monday 10th June will be the Queen's Birthday Public Holiday, so there will be no school on this day either.
All of our College families will receive their re-enrollment forms in the mail in the next few weeks. The purpose of re-enrollment forms is so that the College can be informed as to how many of our current students will be returning in 2020 and also so that we can allocate spaces for those students currently on our waiting list.
The College has experienced a surge in enrollments over the past 6 months and there is currently still a high demand for places at MAC for 2020, especially in Kindergarten and Year 7. As such, we ask that all families be diligent in returning their re-enrollment forms to the Office as soon as possible.
School Carpark Reminder
A left turn only sign has recently been placed at the gate exiting the College car park. When exiting the car park of an afternoon, parents need to turn left only between the times listed for the safety of the students, parents, staff, and visitors.
Sorry Day 2019
Primary News and Reminders
Premier’s Reading Challenge
For those of you involved in the Premier’s Reading Challenge, keep that momentum going! The challenge ends on 30th August so keep reading those beautiful books! Here are some tips for parents:
- Assist your child to borrow books from the school or local library.
- Help your child to add books to her/his Student Reading Record regularly.
Thank you to all the families who are supporting their children with the challenge!
As a Primary school, we take pride in our appearance and correct uniform is of the utmost importance. Please be aware that your child/ren must wear their correct school uniform at all times. If for some reason your child is not in correct uniform a note must be sent to school indicating the reason. Students without a note will have communication sent home and further consequences can be expected.
Primary AusKick Program
Every Tuesday afternoon, from 14th May to the 4th of June, students from Kindergarten to Year 6 have been participating in an after school program with AusKick. They have been learning the fundamental skills of AFL in different games, drills and activities led by AusKick.
Students have thoroughly enjoyed it, and so have parents participating in different games with their children.
It has been a great opportunity to learn, play and have fun.
“I love the running and snatch games. It’s fun!” – Marcellus (KDD)
“It’s fun! Everyone should do it because you will love it.” – Jordan (2MG)
“It makes you active and can prepare you for different sports like the Cross-Country. It is so much fun!” – Giaah (3/4CG)
“The games are really fun. You will have a great time there and you can bring sibling and parents along.” – Aaliyah (5JM)
Secondary News and Reminders
Does art see a place in the new industry 4.0 revolution we are going through? Rapid advances in industrialisation and informatisation methods have spurred tremendous progress in developing the next generation of manufacturing technology. Today, we are on the cusp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In what way does art have a place in the industry? This is a difficult question that doesn't come with a simple answer, but one thing is for sure and that it does.
Miss Fernandez took an astonishing lesson with the Year 12 Biology class that explored the idea that the spread of pathogens could be represented visually. Students weren't told exactly what or why they were doing what they were doing with paint, a canvas and a drinking straw but just told how. Their thinking manifested out loud with some students muttering "what does this image have to do with Biology?" Miss Fernandez need not say any more as the students were left to explore how blowing paint across a canvas both looked while being created and then afterward the resulting image.
The industrial revolution 4.0 will need creative thinkers that can visualise abstract and microscopic details, much like the exploration of pathogens with paint.
Volunteering at the Sydney Morning Herald Half-Marathon
It was an early start for our Year 11 and 12 volunteers. Told to meet at the school at 4 am to be ready to leave soon after. Without fuss, our service-minded students were all ready and waiting. After a small amount of stress with where to park and where our drink station was, we had made it. Mick our man already there, told us we were going to be met with about 15000 runners. We got to work. It was about 2 hours of set up before the first runner came through and our team was pumped! All of our team felt very motivated to cheer the runners on. So they cheered... and cheered and kept cheering until the last runner passed! Our energy and ability to deliver to water in time for all the runners made the organisational team very proud. No student expected any thanks or did it for any glory, but still put in 100% for the glory of our God. Thanks, team!
Wests Tigers Career Assembly and Incentive Program
Tuesday 21/5 year 10 & 11 students attended a careers assembly organised by the Wests Tigers. The Wests Tigers are working closely with our school this year offering support in providing knowledge and understanding around choosing career paths and looking at different choices each student has for their future.
Wests Tigers are also providing support for 65 selected high school students who need assistance within the school environment. These students have been given a goal to reach by the end of week 9. If any of the students are successfully in achieving their goal then they will be playing a Touch match against some Wests Tigers current players in week 10 at our school. Please encourage the students as they work towards their goals and in doing so reap the benefits both academically and personally.