Mountain View News Term 2 Week 8

Principal's Message

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.

From Top Left to Right: Brightworks School, High Tech High, Stanford Design School, Tinkering School

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!!

Year 10 Careers Market

Last month, Year 10 went to a careers market where they got to learn about different career paths available to them upon completing school. From hairdressing to rocket science, the event was a great opportunity for the students to plan for the future.

Program will begin at 730pm after the BBQ

Colour Change

Year 8 Science is enjoying learning about chemical changes. There was a lot of excitement every time combining chemicals produced a colour change!

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!


Year 8 participated in a Sing Off Competition last week during their INVICTUS class. Both classes combined for this activity and split into groups of 6-8 members each. Students made lists of Christian songs and secular songs to stand and sing when their group was called. The students were skeptical of this activity at first but quickly found that they enjoyed the game. They learned that working together and listening carefully are important life skills. Congratulations to Sunny, Leon S, Jay, Tevita, Alonso and Kelepi for winning both rounds!

Sport News

Congratulations to the following students on their Athletics Champion and Runners Up Results from our recent Athletics Carnival.

Reminder Yr 7-12 Zone Athletics is on next term on Wednesday the 14 of August, 2019. Eligible students will be notified at the end of this term via school text message to email to the parents / guardians.

Congratulations to Heath for winning the overall Yr 2-12 Athletics Carnival points tally for 2019.

Mr Matthew Jensen

Senior School Sport and Carnival Coordinator.


School Scarves

We now have School Scarves for sale in the uniform shop. Each scarf is priced at $18. These scarves are the only ones to be worn by students. If they are wearing a scarf that is not part of School uniform they will be issued with a detention.

Earn and Learn

This program finishes on Tuesday, June 25th. So please keep collecting the stickers when you shop at Woolworths and sending them in.

report night

Report night is approaching very quickly and we would just like to remind you of the dates for Report night.

Junior School (PREP-Year 4) - Monday July 1st (4pm-7pm)

Middle/Senior (Year 5-Year 12) - Thursday July 4th (4pm-8pm)

All bookings are now done online. Please click the "Interview" tab and enter the code "akprz" for Year 5-11 and code "56wrs" for PREP-4 and press GO.

Year 12 Trials

Year 12 Trial exams will be held Week 3 to Tuesday Week 4, Term Three. 5 to 13 August.


To keep the traffic flowing smoothly, please remain in your car when picking up your child in carline. If you need to put their seatbelt on, please drive down to station 1 (the cone with number one on it) and then you can get out of the car and put the seatbelt on .

If you have parked your car, you need to pick up your child in Walkers line, not Carline. Walkers line is at the Junior School Play Equipment.

Please display the family carline sign, which has your child/rens names on it. This helps the teachers identify your car quickly and have your child ready and waiting at one of stations.

If you don’t have a family carline sign, please email Mrs. Kofeloa at Keryn.Kofeloa@mvac.adventist.edu.au

After School Sport

This will be running in Term Four, so look out for more information at the start of Term Four.

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