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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Students of the Week
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