Primary News & Reminders
Dear Parents and Families,
As Term 1 begins to wrap up I would like to thank you all for your continued support of our school. Without our families our school would not be the school that it is. I love that our school is a welcoming place, a place of belonging to all who attend. Thank you for your dedication families; together we are raising our next generation. Praise God for you all!
Winter School Uniform
Students need to be wearing their full winter uniform from the beginning of Term 2. This includes ties for both girls and boys. Please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with your child’s name.
On May 8th, our Year 3-6 students will be attending the Year 3-12 Cross Country Carnival at Mount Annan Botanic Gardens. Please be aware that no student is allowed to be picked up from the venue. All students are required to return to school as this is a compulsory school event. We look forward to seeing you there!
Date: Wedenesday 8th May, 2018
Departure Time: We will be leaving school at 8:45am
Arrival Time: We arrive back to school at 2:30pm
Location: Narellan Road, Mt Annan
Uniform: Full sports uniform or sport house colours
Transport: School Bus
Need to bring: Lunch, enough water, sunscreen, hat
Primary Sport – Athletic Skills
Starting in Week 2 next term our students will be commencing their Primary Sport Days. The main purpose of Sport during this time is to develop our students’ skill level in Athletics. Please ensure that your child comes to school on their Sport Day in full sport uniform, including their hat and water bottle. If your child is unable to participate for any reason, please contact the College or alternatively, send a letter outlining the reason why. Sport days will be confirmed at the beginning of next term.
College Photo Day
This will take place on Monday 27th May. Please ensure that your child arrives to school on time and they are dressed in full winter uniform.
Mother’s Day Breakfast
To all those that serve faithfully as mothers in their homes and in the community, you are invited on Friday 10th May at 8am to enjoy a breakfast meal with your child or children at our school. The MAC Home and School Committee will also be running a Mother’s Day Stall on this day. Students can purchase good quality gifts for their Mothers’ for $2 or $5.
NAPLAN tests the sorts of skills that are essential for every child to progress through school and life, such as reading, writing, spelling, grammar and numeracy. It is important to remember that NAPLAN is not about passing or failing, but about assessing learning progress. The NAPLAN online test window is from 14-24 May. Please ensure your child is in attendance on those days to sit the national test. NAPLAN testing will be completed by students in Years 3, 5, 7 & 9.
Premier’s Reading Challenge
For those of you involved in the Premier’s Reading Challenge, keep that momentum going! The challenge ends on Friday 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!
Mrs Fiona Vili
Head of Primary
Stage 3 Touch Football Gala Day
On the 25th March Stage 3 primary boys and girls visited Eric Mobbs Reserve to verse other Adventist schools in Sydney in Touch Football. Both girls and boys teams worked hard and played hard against all the other Adventist schools. It was a fantastic day to play a sport the students were passionate about and get to know other student from other schools. The girls team was spotted regularly talking to other schools and making friends.
Girls played 5 games of 25 minutes and boys played 7 games of 15 minutes. Overall the boys team came 2nd and the girls team came 4th.
Primary Sports Coordinator
Secondary News & Reminders
First term is coming to a close very quickly. It has been a very busy 11 weeks with class work, excursions, sporting activities and different clubs that have been running this term. It was great to see all students, both returning and new, settling into MAC life. A big thank you to both students and parents for making Term 1 an eventful and successful term.
ANZAC Day Service
We will be running an ANZAC day service on Wednesday May 1st at 10.45am until 11.25am. All parents are welcome to attend this special service.
Our annual Yr 3-12 cross country carnival will be held on Wednesday 8th May. This gives the students an opportunity for the students to earn points for their sport house and to be involved in physical activity out in nature.
Year 8 Camp
The Year 8’s will be going on camp next term in Week 3. The camp is a great opportunity for the students to be involved in team activities and a chance to interact with each other outside of the classroom.
Year 12 PDHPE
The Year 12’s were able to attend last Thursday Night’s NRL match between Roosters and Broncos. This gave the students an opportunity to see first-hand the different warm-up methods as well as the way the trainers deal with on field injuries.
All students will need to be in full winter uniform during Term 2 and 3. This involves blazers for Yr 9 to 12. Blazers need to be the first option when it comes to jumpers and jackets. School jumpers can be worn UNDER the blazer on very cold days.
Key events coming up for Secondary, including:
Wishing all our MAC families a safe and enjoyable break over Easter. Looking forward to seeing everyone back for the start of Term 2.
Head of Secondary
Year 10 P.A.R.T.Y Excursion to Liverpool Hospital
Quotes from student who attended the excursion:
What was the most significant thing that you will take away from this trip and apply to your life?
"to live once but think twice and no matter what never be stupid on the roads"
"to think about the risks of choices and how it will affect others"
"to think before you do"
"be aware of the risks of speeding while driving"
Director of Teaching and Learning