Mountain View News Term 4 Week 8

Principal's Message

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


Awards Presentations

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.

Christmas Chapel and Lunch Time Festivities

Students and staff kicked off the festive season at Mountain View. Snow, candy canes, live band, and impromptu carolling. While these are all fun moments of Christmas, it's not the real reason for the season. During Chapel Mr Lett encouraged us to accept the gift of Jesus and trust His plans for our lives. We hope that you have a wonderful Christmas and as we come to the close of a crazy year know that Jesus is the reason for the season.

Student Leadership Training

Tomorrow's leaders start Today! Our 2021 student leaders participated in a day of training yesterday. The Prefects, House Leaders, Chapel and Music Leaders and Student Representative Council Members demonstrated enthusiasm and insight throughout their training.

Students set goals, learnt about their own and other's leadership styles and worked collaboratively to identify ways that they could support the school body in 2021. We wish them God’s blessing in their leadership position in 2021.

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 8 Graduation

Having completed their Middle School years, Year 8 graduated with wonderful memories. We are very proud of them and wish them well for Year 9.

Year 8 Camp

Year 8 attended the annual Invictus Mastery Camp last week. They spent the first day learning how to surf and the second day facing their fears of height, darkness, tight spaces and water at Jamberoo Action Park. God blessed us with amazing weather and outstanding surf instructors. The students returned home with lots of fun memories and the knowledge that they can overcome hard things in their lives. Thanks for a great trip, Year 8!

Year 8 Science

Year 8 have finished the coursework for the year and have spent this week applying what they’ve learned all year. We’ve been looking at sustainable living, the moon landing and fun chemical experiments. It’s been a great way to finish off the year!

Year 11 Drama

Monday 30 November, Year 11 drama students showcased their first HSC (2020-2021) performance. The Groups 'Verbatim’ Theatre Performance was written and produced by the student as a part of the Drama course requirements. The performance was followed by a Q&A session.

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!


School Photos

We have been lucky enough to have the school photo's delivered to us today in time for distribution before the end of school. Photos will be placed into the student's End of Year packs which will be handed out to students after their Award Ceremonies on Monday and Tuesday next week. Students are encouraged to come to school on these days.


The canteen will be open on Monday 7 & Tuesday 8 December for pre-orders only and with drinks and snacks being available. A full canteen menu will not be available. Only Sandwiches for lunch will be available on these days.

Afternoon Carline

Thank you for your patience in using the car line each afternoon. We would like to remind drivers to not overtake other cars and "jump the queue". We need to ensure the safety of other drivers, students and staff members and request that you maintain your patience and courtesy at all times.

Uniform Shop

The Uniform Shop was closed for stocktake on Monday 30 November 2020 and will re-open on Monday 18 January 2021. Trading hours for Monday 18 – Monday 25 January 2021 are 9am to 3pm each day (excluding weekends). We strongly recommend that your uniform purchases are made within this time.


The Admin office will be closed from Thursday 17 December 2020 and will reopen on Wednesday 13 January 2021. Upon re-opening for 2021, office hours will be between 9am and 4pm and return to regular hours (8:15am – 4:15pm) from Wednesday 27 January 2021