I write this message from San Francisco Airport after two and a half weeks of deep learning about the future possibilities of learning for our students at Mountain View. As a world renown thought leader in education, Sir Ken Robinson, said, “We must re-examine the conditions in which students learn.”
Some of the key take-away’s have been around the importance of providing choice for students in their learning so that they are challenged and engaged. In every school, conference and university we visited, what mattered was students, not technology. What mattered was real world learning, not the highest grades. What matters is character and skills to make a difference in the world. A goal that we are certainly pursuing in our school community.
Mrs Julia Heise
Garden of Mountain View
The rain has done wonders for the Year 7 garden, including the weeds. Students spent a morning pulling weeds to tidy our gardens and then enjoyed feeding the weeds to the chickens. The chickens love eating their greens. More and more students are becoming comfortable with cuddling our chickens; the chickens love anyone who feeds them.
Drama at a Smaller Scale
Preliminary Drama spent some numeracy time drawing scale models of the Sydney Belvoir Theatre. Working with scale is an important skill for HSC Drama production design. Students have the opportunity to build scale model stages for the HSC as an individual project next year.
Gabriel wins CSSA Gymnastics Comp.
On the 6th of June, Year 10 student Gabriel represented MVAC at the CSSA State Gymnastics Competition. Gabriel came first in 4 of the 6 apparatus and secured 1st place in his level. Congratulations Gabriel!!
Diamonds in Training
Year 8 PDHPE classes have been learning Netball skills this term. Last week 8M and 8V PDHPE classes had a friendly, competitive game. Some outstanding leadership and skill were demonstrated as well as good sportsmanship. It was wonderful hearing the classes cheer on their classmates. Congratulations to 8M for the 7-4 win!
Congratulations to the following students on their Athletics Champion and Runners Up Results from our recent Athletics Carnival.