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Mountain View Adventist College Newsletter- week 10 Term 3

From the Principal's Desk

Dear families and friends

We are now into the last week of our Term 3 and so looking forward to a break. We are also praying at this time for the Year 11 trip to Vanuatu that will be leaving during the holidays and coming back in the first week of next term. We wish them all God’s blessings as they go on this trip and not only serve others, but enjoy the hospitality of another culture.

On a more serious note- last week there was an accident in the car park at the end of the day when one of our buses was reversing out of the bus bay and hit a car that was driving through this part of the car park. There have also been a few near misses in this car park as well. We would ask that ALL parents go to the top parking area to pick up children and not drive through this area at all, when one of you decide to do it, others follow and then we have accidents. Please be aware that this is for your safety

Now lets finish on a bright note - last week I had to bring my puppies into school as there was work being done in my home and they both are bits of escape artists. The students were so excited and all lunch and recess my office was filled with little bodies wanting to hold the pups. They are toy poodles and about 5 years old, the reason I’m OK about bringing them from time to time is that they don’t shed hair or cause allergies. But the joy I had, watching some little kids, who have never held a puppy before, just sit on my floor, and be mesmerised by these 2 little dogs that just lay in their arms and were willing to be passed from one to another (when they got home that afternoon they slept for a good 10 hours, they were worn out) was just wonderful to see.

It reminded me why I believe God gave us animals to love- they will give you their undivided attention and uncoditional love. If any of you are feeling down or a bit lost- find an animal to hug and talk to - they also don’t talk back!!

Year 12 University Blessings

Five students competed at Western Sydney University for an opportunity to win a studio session to record an EP. Our students competed in two heats and all received early offers to study a Bachelor of Music at Western Sydney University beginning in 2018. Blake Hopper-Potoi came third in his heat and Nolane Juarez came second in her heat.

Year 12's who competed. Music teacher, Mr. Erceg and Principal Mrs. Gibbons pictured. Students pictured from left to right: Jayda Diaz, Crizzafer Rosa, Blake Hooper-Potoi(Back), Nolane Juarez, Henna Perez

MVAC Jazz Band- 5/4

Our Jazz school band (5/4) played at a wedding over the weekend. They played both the ceremony and reception. Here are some photos of them.

Mountain View Chicks

This week, Year 7 Agriculture had a visit from Teriyaki and Oreo from 5C. These new chicks were welcomed guests and enjoyed the extra cuddles from their new friends. This visit coincided well with our study about being savvy consumers of healthy animal products and how chickens develop inside an egg. We finished up the class with an egg tasting experience where students were able to taste the difference between cage eggs, free range eggs and MVAC eggs. Most students agreed that Mountain View eggs are the yummiest eggs.

Aaliyah enjoying time with little chick Oreo and Mary is eager to hold the little chick.

Teriyaki enjoying cuddle time.

"Which eggs taste better?" According to survey results, Mountain View eggs do.

Yuvraj Makes State Cricket Team

“I was quite nervous for the first two days but as I got going, I felt much better by the end of it,” Yuvraj said.

To find out more about one of our students achievements, click the "Yuvraj" button and enjoy.

Mountain View Messages

JUNIOR SCHOOL

Gateway Applications: All Gateway applications for Year 2 students going into Year 3, 2018 are to be returned by Monday 16 October 2017 (Week 2 Term 4). If you require an application form, please come to the Admin office.

PREP GRAND OPENING: We will be having our Grand opening for the New PREP centre on Thursday 12 October 2017 starting at 10:30am. We would love for you to come and join us. If you would like to attend please RSVP by Friday 6 October. You can RSVP by calling the office on (02) 9622 2424 or email connect@mvac.adventist.edu.au

Book Fair: A big thank you to all those parents and students who contributed to our Book Fair this year. We sold $4,863 worth of items and have been allowed to select approximately $1,500 worth of free books for the library. We still have one $6 green pointer waiting for a home.

Enjoy the break

Mrs Venter

Librarian

Students of the Week

(Click on the attached Photos to view Information)

WOOLWORTHS EARN AND LEARN PROGRAM

Thank you to all the families who have been sending in stickers for the Earn and Learn Program. The Earn and Learn Program is now finished and we greatly appreciated your assistance with this Program.

HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS

Office Opening Hours: The Office will be open daily between 9am-4pm during the School Holidays. However it will be closed on Monday 2nd of October due to Public Holiday.

Uniform Opening Hours: The Uniform shop will be opened on the second week of the School holidays, on Tuesday 3 October to Thursday 5 October from 9:30am to 4pm.

REMINDERS

TERM 4: Next Term commences on Tuesday 10 October 2017. Term 4 will see a change with the Friday timetable with school finishing at 3:18pm.

SCHOOL FEES: All School fees for Term 3 should now be paid and up to date. Payments can be made through the Admin Office during the school holidays, over the phone, Bpay or Direct Deposit. Should you need to speak with us about your fees, please contact Mrs Carol Fynn or Mr Craig Dwyer.

BUS BAY AREA: Please remember that this area is out of bounds to vehicles before and after school. No vehicles are to drive through or park in the bus bay area between the hours of 8:00 am - 9:00 am, and 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm. We appreciate your assistance with this matter.

MATHS CLUB: Please note that Maths Club will run for 4 weeks in Term 4.  It will operate in weeks 2 to 5. Students who have regularly attended Maths Club during the year are allowed to attend Term 4 “free of charge”. Yay! The Maths department would like to thank parents and students who have supported Maths Club this year.

2018 SCHOLARSHIPS - Applications are now open for 2018 Scholarships. For more details, please contact the Admin office on 02 9622 2424.

ARE YOU OK?

In light of the recent national ‘R U OK Day’ Campaign on Thursday September 14th, an article was released by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners stating that “Australians are now presenting to their GP with mental health issues more than any other kind of health concern”. Given that GP’s are often the first port-of-call for any and all medical concerns, this really highlights the prevalence and importance of mental health in our community. In addition, patients almost always present with ‘co-morbid’ conditions meaning that they have accompanying health issues along with mental health concerns. To read more, click the R U OK? button below.

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