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Mountain View News Term 3 Week 8

Principal's Message

R U OK? This was a question specifically asked in our school community and around the country this week. 2020 has been a challenging year for everyone and circumstances have made it even more important for us all to stay connected and support those around us.

How we deal with the challenges and celebrations of life makes a difference between surviving and thriving and I believe that the shared values that we have between school and home supports the sense of belong and connection for our students.

Developing resilient young people is a core focus of our wellbeing program at Mountain View and I encourage you to ask your child, “Are you OK?” and “What did you learn?” on a regular basis. Take care and my prayer is that you are OK.

Mrs Julia Heise

Principal

R U OK

R U OK? Day is a national day dedicated to the recognition of raising awareness for mental health and in particular suicide. This year, 2020 is not the year that we envisioned and as a result we have seen an increase in people struggling with mental health. A simple question of R U OK? can mean so much. It's also about the conversations we are having after we ask the question.

Mountain View students and staff wore yellow, enjoyed music, bubbles, lollipops and a special yellow check in bench as we realised the impact we have when we ask each other R U OK? Prep - Year 6 students had targeted activities about finding a check in partner. Year 7-12 were challenged to think about what to say after you ask R U OK?

We encourage you to continue to check in with your kids and with each other and ask the important question R U OK?

House Shield Volleyball Competition

Congratulations to each of the champion teams for winning the House Shield Volleyball Competition in the following divisions.

• Middle School (Yr 5-8) Girls – Greentree

• Middle School (Yr 5-8) Boys – Heath

• Senior School (Yr 9-12) Mixed – Greentree

‘I had fun playing in the competition even though our House lost the competition’. Akua Yr 11

‘The competition was good because we enjoyed playing with our friends and we improved throughout the competition’ Nana Yr 8

‘The competition was very intense and entertaining’ Ms Hick

‘It was great fun but also frustrating because we didn’t work well as a team’ Lyric Yr 7

Year 7-12 Sport

In term 3 students have enjoyed and participated in a number of COVID-19 safe sporting activities and competitive events in sport and PDHPE classes. Some of these activities include Badminton, Tennis Coaching, Indoor Soccer, Squash, Bush Walking at Nurragingy Reserve, Basketball Training, Oz Tag and Bike Riding. We have been blessed with some fantastic weather and staff and students and thoroughly enjoyed the time developing our physical wellbeing.

This term the NRL will be at Mountain View running a Rugby League workshop to develop skills, team play and overall understanding of the game. The program will run during school hours on Tuesday afternoon 1:45pm to 2:45pm for two more sessions/weeks. There will be a separate session running for Year 4-6 and one for Yr 7-12 students. Both sessions will have limited spaces available please contact Mr Jensen if you are interested in having your child participate in either of these programs. Matthew.jensen@mvac.adventist.edu.au.

Year 3 Fitness

Our Year 3 Class have been learning the importance of physical exercise. The Year 3 students created and then participated in their own boot camp.

Chemically Balanced

Year 8 has been studying Chemical Science this term. Getting to mix chemicals and use the bunsen burners has been the highlight of their study.

New Coop for Chicks

Year 7 Agriculture has been part of a momentous event: the chickens have moved to their new coop. The students cleaned out the old coop, got the new coop ready for the new residents, moved the garden beds, planted the spring vegetables, moved the compost and visited with their feathered friends. Physical labour is always a joy for students. Thank you to Mr Martinez, Mr Grima and some Year 11 students who built the new home and also Year 7 for moving our chickens to their new home.

Film Enthusiasts

Invictus is the well-being program at Mountain View and Year 8 has been studying the mastery of new skills as a way to experience failure, perseverance and success to encourage students to face and tackle the challenges of life. Students were asked to film themselves over a period of time learning and mastering a new skill. The films were shown at the annual Invictus Film Festival this week and winning students received gift cards to Hoyts Cinema. Students voted on the best films and we are happy to announce the following winners:

• Equal 3rd - Jordyn (baking sourdough) and Dhruv (bike riding trick)

• 2nd - Luis (disassembling and assembling a computer in under 10 minutes)

• 1st - Ethan (skateboarding tricks)

Announcements

School Photo Day

School Photos will be held on the Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd September. We will have year 7-12 photos on the 21st, and Prep-Year 6 on the 22nd. All individual packs have been handed out to students. If you require sibling packs please collect from the office.

Please ensure that your children are looking their best in full winter school uniform.

Year 7 Enrolments for 2021

Places are automatically allocated to our existing students in Year 6, but we do require confirmation that your child will be returning for Year 7 in 2021.

All Year 6 students have had re-enrolment forms sent home with the. We do required that all forms are completed and returned to the College stating your intention for your child. We would like all forms to be returned as soon as possible but will require all forms by Friday 25 September 2020. Please note that should your child not be returning in Year 7 2021, then one full terms notice is required.

School Holiday Uniform Shop

During the School Holidays the Uniform shop will be open during the following days and times:

Wednesday 30th September - Friday 2nd October: 10am - 2pm

Tuesday 6th October: 10am - 2pm

Friday 9th October: 10am - 2pm

Monday 12th October: 10am - 2pm

School Holiday Office Hours

The Office hours will be from 9am - 3pm each day with the office being closed on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th October.