As I sit at my desk to write this last Principal’s message, many happy memories flood through my mind. We have been on quite a journey together over the last two years and it has been exciting to see some of our vision become a reality. This has only been possible through the wonderful support of you as parents, the dedication of the staff and the participation of students.
Student voice has become stronger as we have developed a broader leadership base, teachers have introduced project based learning to compliment the strong focus on literacy and numeracy, the behaviour management system has focused on our four key values and wellbeing programs and activities have become an integral part of our school. These are just a few of the initiatives that we have implemented and as the new Principal, Mr Steyn, steps into Mountain View I know he will continue the strong journey of the school in collaboration with you as parents.
It has been an honour and a delight to have served alongside you and I wish you God’s blessing both now and in the future.
Mrs Julia Heise
Due to COVID our award presentations this year are being recorded for you to view at home. On Monday the Kindy to Year 5 classes will have their ceremonies recorded and on Tuesday, Years 6 to 11 students will participate in award presentations. Please ensure that all students attend and are in full school uniform. School reports, awards and the Panorama magazine will be sent home with our child on the day of their Awards Presentation.
A Christmas Story
Remember to keep Sunday night free to watch the Mountain View Christmas story online – our talented singers and actors have been working with the chaplains to record a treat for you and your family.
Out and About the School
Our students have been involved in a lot of interesting activities this week and the House Flags are being installed in the John Eastwood Hall. Thank you for the donations and goods for ADRA Blacktown to support those in need.
Year 9 Invictus
This week, Year 9 Invictus class ran various activities for their well-being project during lunchtime. Activities involved organising and playing games, setting up and running a ‘chill & chat’ as well as a ‘write a letter of affirmation to a friend’ corner.
Year 10 Camp
The Year 10 Invictus camp this week was fantastic fun and enjoyed by both students and staff. Despite some wild weather, everyone enjoyed swimming and relaxing together at the beach, participating in team building activities, playing cards and volleyball, and the time of singing around the camp fire at The Tops Conference Centre. Memories were made and friendships strengthened. All in all, the perfect way to end out the year!