Dear Parents and Caregivers,
This week the College held Parent Teacher Interviews for our K-11 students. The event was well attended by our College famililes, which was wonderful to see as these times together strengthen the positive partnership between school and home and provide opportunities for open communication between parents and their child's teacher.
There is a growing body of research that shows "clear benefits in academic achievement, well being and productivity among students whose parents are actively engaged in their learning". The involvement of parents in their child's schooling is particularly important when they face academic hurdles or other challenges in their friendship group or with extra-curricular activities. When parents have a clear picture of their child's school journey, they are able to be part of the highs and lows along the way.
Here at MAC, our desire is to see each and every student reach their full potential, and as such, we are committed to fostering a culture where parents and teachers work together to support students and ensure they have everything they need to thrive while they are part of our College. As such, the College if offering parents the chance to have their say on what sort of topics they would be interested in learning more about with regard to supporting their children and we are also hosting a seminar on behalf of Elevate Education on the topics of time management, motivation, procrastination, how to deal with technology and more. Please see below for more info on these important events and I hope you'll join us on what should be an helpful and informative evening.
Thank you also to all of the parents and families who came along to be part of Primary SWAT Week and support the students. It was an enjoyable and encouraging week for our students with an impacting message and lots of fun and laughter.
This coming Thursday the 14th March, we will be holding our first Home & School Meeting for 2019 at 6:30pm in the staff room. We would love to see as many parents as possible attend as the Home and School Committee is another way that parents can help, support and have their say in regards to school improvement, along with the parent survey listed below.
Primary News & Reminders
It has been a busy few weeks for our P-2 students as they take part in a wide range of learning activities. We are seeing students truly settle into their classes and show great individual growth!
I have been fortunate enough to pop into two classes this week to see some really engaging tasks.
2MB have been looking at Measurement this week in Maths. You can see below students using objects to measure lengths. The students were extremely creative with this using lunch boxes and bodies to measure.
Stage 3 Natural Disaster Projects
Stage 3 students have studied Natural Disasters so far this Term and presented their projects to their peers about the chosen disaster they studied in small groups. It was a fun week of project-based learning and peer to peer teaching.
Secondary News and Reminders
High School Chapel
High School Chapel was very different in Week 5! Students engaged with each other in small groups about the story of Mephibosheth, and made connections with their own lives about how to live one’s best life despite one’s disabilities.
Here, a group of Stage 4 students are sharing and discussing.
Year 11 & 12 Masters of Modern Art Excursion
Primary Swimming Awards
Two weeks ago years 3-6 participated in the swimming carnival. It was a fantastic day filled with colours, chants and swimming races. This week we announced the overall winner of the swimming carnival. Atchinson won with 829 points, and Victoria followed close behind with 824 points. Everyone did so well and we loved that everyone gave it their best shot. Below are the vice and house captains of Atchinson.
The other picture shows all the champions and runners up for ages 8 – 12 year olds.
8 Year old
Girls - Champion: Tewera Runner Up: Riley
Boys - Champion: Aniket Runner Up: Jai
9 Year old
Girls - Champion: Giaah Runner Up: Sophia
Boys - Champion: Deevaj Runner Up: Jacob
10 Year olds
Girls - Champion: Payal Runner Up: Gabriella
Boys - Champion: Brodee Runner Up: Benjamin
11 Year olds
Girls - Champion: Cherish Runner Up: Chelsea
Boys - Champion: Darri-Hus Runner Up: Justin
12 Year olds
Girls -Champion: Paige Runner Up: Molola
Boys - Champion: Jonathan Runner Up: Lupeni
South Met Zone Touch Football Gala Day
MAC hosted the South Met Zone Gala day in Minto on Thursday 7/3. Year 7/8 boys and girls teams were coached by Mr Kea and won a couple of matches each. The students showed great sportsmanship and teamwork throughout the day.
Secondary Zone Swimming
On Monday 4/3 Tim (Yr 7) and Thomas (Yr12) represented MAC at Zone swimming in Bexley. Well done on a great effort.
Secondary Swimming Awards
During Chapel this week our MAC students were awarded their medallions for the Secondary Swimming Carnival. It was awesome to see the students recognised as age champions and runner up for each age group for their competitive swimming.
A HUGE congratulations goes to Atchison Wolves for taking out the trophy for the day. It was a close result.
Atchison - 1234
Victoria - 1316
Looking forward to our next major carnival - Athletics in term 2.
Primary SWAT Week
This week the Primary School had a program we call "SWAT" (Spiritual Weapons and Tactics). Our theme was For the Kingdom and we had the privilege of having guest speaker Pr Craig Vanas share with us for the week. Students had fun singing, playing games and learning about Gods kingdom. A highlight for both students and teachers has been Pr Craig's sense of humour and expressive storytelling.