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MAC News - Term 4 Dates tERM 4 wEEK 1

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Welcome back for Term 4, I hope that you and your families have had an opportunity to rest and re-charge over the spring holiday break.

A very special welcome to the new students that have joined us this week. I hope you will soon feel at home here at Macarthur Adventist College.

Term 4 is traditionally a shorter term being only 8 weeks long, and also a very busy one with many end-of-year examinations, celebrations and various excursions and assemblies. This Newsletter will have all the important dates for both Primary and Secondary events, so please make sure that you note these down. Our College website also has an updated Calendar for Term 4, which you can view here.

On Thursday this week, our Year 12 cohort began their HSC examinations. This can be a stressful time and our students would undoubtedly appreciate your prayerful support. Please pray that they are able to remain calm and concentrate during each exam, for clarity to recall what they have studied and that they will feel God’s peace and comfort during this time.

With such a busy term ahead of us, please make sure to stay up to date by checking our College Calendar here, our Facebook page here and making sure that the office has your correct mobile number so that we are able to send you reminders of upcoming events.

Blessings,

Anna Calandra

Principal

Primary News / Dates to Remember for Term 4:

Wednesday 24th October - K-4 Junior Day of Worship held at Dayspring Church, Castle Hill.

Thursday 1st November - Kindergarten Orientation Day.

Mon - Fri 12th - 16th November - Swimming Lessons at Macquarie Fields Leisure Centre.

Tuesday 20th November - Student Leadership Speeches.

Thursday 29th November - Year 6 Dinner.

Thursday 6th December - Primary Speech Night.

Friday 7th December - Primary Activities Day (Monkey Mania and Aquatopia at Prairiewood Leisure Centre)

Monday 10th December - Last Day of School for 2018.

Sports News

In Term 3, Macarthur Adventist College decided to get active. Classes did this through completing skipping daily through Jump Rope For Heart. Jump Rope For Heart is a program that aims to get students exersising, whilst also raising awareness and money for the Heart Foundation.

As a school we are proud to say that through our awesome students, families and community we have been able to raise $5033 for the Heart Foundation. This is truly amazing and is a great indicator as to how generous our students have been with their time fundraising and their time being active.

All we as a school can say is we have a truly amazing community around us!!

Secondary Dates to Remember for Term 4:

Tuesday 30th October - Year 11 Parent / Teacher Interviews.

Monday 12th November - Year 12 Formal.

Monday - Thursday 12th - 15th November - Year 7-10 Exams.

Thursday 6th December - Speech Night.

10th December - Secondary Activity Day and last day of school for 2018.

Office / Accounts Reminders for Term 4:

College Buses

If your child currently catches one of our College buses and you intend to pick them up in the afternoon, it is very important that you let the office know. We really care about your child and their whereabouts, and it is our duty of care to make sure our students are accounted for so please let the office know if your child will not be on their regular bus.

Prompt Payment Discount

For parents who would like to take advantage of the prompt payment discount for Term 4 fees, the last date for payment is Friday 2nd November.

Summer Uniform

A reminder that full summer uniform is to be worn for Term 4. Our College library also has some second-hand uniforms for sale if needed.

Chaplaincy Notices

For more information regarding Summer Camp, please click here.

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