From the Deputies Desk
Good Afternoon Parents,
As you may be aware, Mr Hay is away on Long Service for four weeks and he has left us in charge to guide the ship along. You will find that each of the heads will have an opportunity to write an edition for the newsletter during Mr Hay’s absence. This week is my turn.
Just a few updates on what has been happening around the school.
Last week on Wednesday 30th May we had our Audit.
The whole school has worked very hard to get our accreditation and our school was commended for the work that is happening here at MVAC. We were praised on our teaching, our environment as well as our whole school Policies and programs.
As a staff, we are glad to go through this process as this helps us to look at what we are doing as a whole school. It enables us to work towards our best capabilities, ensuring we are providing a high-quality service for you as parents as well as your children.
Half way through May, we were contacted by the Hon. Ed Husic’s office. Hon.Ed Husic is our Federal Member of Parliament.
On Thursday 31/5/18, Hon. Ed Husic did a speech on Chifley Principal’s during the Parliament session. Our very own Mrs Gibbons was acknowledged for her contribution to Chifley schools. He discussed Mrs Gibbons achievements throughout some of her time here at MVAC. His speech is on our School Facebook page.
As we are now in week 6, the teachers are working towards your child/ren’s reports. Some class grades have already had their parent teacher interviews, while Junior, Middle and Senior School will be having theirs in week 10. Please ensure that you contact the office to get a time slot for you to meet with your child/ren’s teachers.
Finally, next week Monday 11th June is the Queen’s birthday and it is a Public Holiday. Also Monday 18th June is a Pupil free day. This is a report and marking day for the teachers. Please do not send your child/ren to school, as we will not be having classes on these days.
I wish for you a Good Start to Monday,
No Hurdles for Tuesday,
No Pain for Wednesday,
No Stress for Thursday,
Big Smiles for Friday,
and a Relaxing and Peaceful Saturday
Have a great week ahead.
Created by Dave Hedges
Head of Junior School.
Technology - What are the Impacts on Our Children?
In today’s world, there is no escaping technology. It’s everywhere…in our home, in our workplace and in our schools. We use it in almost everything that we do. Love it or loathe it, people need to manage themselves and their children to be able to live safely within the digital world.
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State Cross Country
On Friday, June 1st, selected students from year 2-12 participated in the CSSA State Cross Country at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre. The students did a fantastic job and represented our college well. Here are a few photos of some of the students who participated.
The Beautiful Game
On Thursday, May 31st, Mrs, Kofeloa and Pastor Maracus accompanied twenty students from year 3 & 4 to Hills Centenary Park to compete in the Stage 2 Adventist Schools Soccer Gala Day. The students did a fantastic job of playing five games before they played a final game. Below are photos of the girls and boys team.
Years 7 and 8 STEM Practice
STEM is based on the idea of educating students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an applied approach. As jobs of the future are predicted to require all of these skills, we are endeavouring to fully prepare our students to compete in the workplace of tomorrow. Access to these hands-on learning opportunities is vital for our students.
Years 7 and 8 will be involved in an inter-schools STEM competition during Week 8 of this term. Students will use a coding program called Scratch and a Makey Makey device to solve a real world problem.
In preparation for this STEM event, an eLearning Professional was invited to our school. He introduced our students to Scratch and the Makey Makey.
The students enjoyed programming their Makey Makey to produce different sounds. They especially enjoyed the human chain that allowed them to close the circuit and produce noise just by holding hands.
The students are now looking forward to the STEM event and hope to perform well at the competition.
Year 7 Mandatory Technology classes have rotated and a new group of Agriculture students planted their gardens this week. They dug compost out of the compost bin to spread on their garden, turned the soil and planted snow peas, onions, lettuce, carrots and strawberries.
The students also cleaned out the chickens nesting boxes. This is a very dirty job but they worked with a smile.
The chickens also needed to have Vaseline applied to their feet to prevent mites. The students enjoyed catching the chickens and applying the Vaseline. Norven very bravely caught and held the rooster for treatment.
The students enjoyed the double period outdoors and the manual labour. A few students are now interested in studying Agriculture at University.
Year 9 Science Excursion
Year 9 students were able to go for an excursion to study the local ecosystem at Georges River Educational Centre, Chipping Norton on the 3rd May, 2018.
Students were learning about the history of the Georges River as well as were able to observed plants and animals that were in the area. They were able to measure different abiotic factors in the river such as pH, temperature, salinity, light intensity, humidity, turbidity and others.
The presenters were very impressed because our students were well behaved during the field study.
Year 8 students are studying teamwork in Resilience. Both classes combined for relay games this week to practice what they’ve learned. Students enjoyed the time working together and encouraging each other to do their best.
Mountain View Messages
Junior School: Parent/Teacher interviews will be held in the John Eastwood hall on Monday 2nd July, 4pm - 8pm.
Middle & Senior: Parent/Teacher interviews will be held in the John Eastwood hall on Thursday 5th July, 4pm - 8pm .This will also be a time when mid year reports will be handed to parents.
Ring the school for an appointment booking
School Fees are now due. Please ensure payments are finalised. Should you have any queries please contact the office on (02) 9622 2424