MAC News Term 2 week 7

Principal's Message

With MAC Has Talent around the corner on 29th June, I have been thinking lately about the importance of creative expression and creative arts engagement for our students here at Macarthur Adventist College.

A 2013 joint study by the University of Sydney's Faculty of Education and Social Work and the Australian Council for the Arts has found that engagement in the arts is of great benefit to students, not just from an academic point of view, but from a holistic point of view. The research in the study measured the effects on young people engaging in the creative arts at both school and home and in community settings. The results showed that students who participate in creative expression, drama, music, and visual arts showed more positive academic and personal well-being outcomes than students who were not as involved in the arts. Academic outcomes that were measured included personal motivation, class participation, completion of homework, and enjoyment of school, while personal well-being benefits included increased self-esteem, life satisfaction, and a sense of meaning and purpose.

At Macarthur Adventist College, our aim is to give our students opportunities to explore their creativity that will not only enhance their career prospects down the line and put them in good stead for the future, but will allow them to explore their own individual gifts and talents. With that said, can I encourage our College families to join us for MAC Has Talent on 29th June. Not only will you be supporting our students via fundraising but you will also see our students' creativity in action.


Anna Calandra


What's On @ MAC

Note regarding MAC Has Talent

Due to popular demand, students and staff want to be more involved in our MAC HAS TALENT night, therefore, we will have additional special items being performed for additional great prizes. This will include:

  • Teacher items (1st prize only) $500 towards resources for their classroom)
  • Class items (1st prize only) $500 towards an excursion or resources for their classroom)

Classes that have planned to perform include KDS, 1JC, 4AG, and Years 5-6 (Stage 3 combined). Due to class performances, to help parents with affordable prices, while at the same time bearing in mind this is a fundraiser, we will have a special reduced price of $10 for each child performing, provided they are accompanied by a paying adult of $25. This will allow students to still enjoy the rest of the show, sit with parents and be provided with a meal on the night. Additionally, all paying adults have the right to vote as well, so come and support your child and help their class win. Please ensure you book your tickets early before they run out as we have limited seating available. What a great way to support your school, by partaking in a lovely 3 course meal, experiencing amazing live entertainment by students and staff, including special items by our wonderful judges, and having the opportunity to bid for great prizes. Please come and support your child’s class, teacher and school and don’t forget to come prepared to bid for great prizes throughout the night.

Year 10 Subject Selection Night

Woolworths Earn & Learn

Just a reminder that there are a few more weeks left for Earn and Learn so please keep those stickers coming!! Earn and Learn will finish on 25th June.

Re-enrollment Forms

All of our College families will have now received their re-enrollment forms in the mail. The purpose of re-enrollment forms is so that the College can be informed as to how many of our current students will be returning in 2020 and also so that we can allocate spaces for those students currently on our waiting list.

The College has experienced a surge in enrollments over the past 6 months and there is currently still a high demand for places at MAC for 2020, especially in Kindergarten and Year 7. As such, we ask that all families be diligent in returning their re-enrollment forms to the Office as soon as possible.

Office Hours during Term 2 & 3

Please note that during Term 2 and 3, the College office will be closing at 4pm.

Primary News & Reminders

As Term 2 begins to wrap up I would like to thank you all for your continued support of our school. Without our families our school would not be the school that it is. I love that our school is a welcoming place, a place of belonging to all who attend. Thank you for your dedication families; together we are raising our next generation. Praise God for you all.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

For those of you involved in the Premier’s Reading Challenge, keep that momentum going! The challenge ends on 31st July so keep reading those beautiful books! Here are some tips for parents:

- Assist your child to borrow books from the school or local library.

- Help your child to add books to her/his Student Reading Record regularly.

Thank you to all the families who are supporting their children with the challenge!


It is that time of the year where we celebrate NAIDOC Week, an emphasis on the Indigenous cultures of our country. This year’s theme is ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future’. Please join with us on Wednesday, 3rd July as we celebrate with a combined Chapel service followed by activities run by our school and local community members and elders. More details to come soon.

Parent Teacher Interviews and Reports

Week 10, Tuesday 2nd July - 3:30pm – 7:00pm

Book online at: www.schoolinterviews.com.au and

use the code: ym3mq

The interviews will take place:

Primary - in your child’s classroom

Secondary – in the hall

Please book an interview with your child’s teacher. School reports will be handed out on this day. If you do not have Internet access, please see the office staff to help with your online booking.

Mrs Fiona Vili

Head of Primary

Primary Cross Country

On Wednesday the 8th May, Years 3-12 participated in a Cross country at Mount Annan Botanical Gardens. We had fantastic weather and students had a great day competing against one another, and also encouraging others to represent their sport house.

Below is a list of our champions and runners up from Years 3-6.



Champion: Riley Runner up: Eva


Champion: Jason Runner up: Aniket



Champion: Summer

Runner up: Giaah


Champion: Abhi

Runner up: Dhruv



Champion: Jaylah

Runner up: Salaseini


Champion: Raphael

Runner up: Juan



Champion: Chelsea

Runner up: Karthika


Champion: Siotame

Runner up: Lensard



Champion: Paige

Runner up: Taslima


Champion: Adarsha

Runner up: Jai

Some of these students have already gone to compete at the next level with CSSA. They did an amazing job of representing our school and competing against other Christian schools.

Talyse Stanton

Primary Sports Coordinator

Band Camp 2019

Secondary News & Reminders

Subject Selection Evening For 2020

University Open Day Info for Year 12 Students

Soccer Gala Day

Macarthur Adventist College was invloved in annual soccer gala day. The open boys did very well on the day with some results not going their way. Students showed courage and great sportsmanship in all games they played.

It was a day filled with many memories and making connections on and off the field.

Great Job Boys.

Mr. Hidalgo

HSC Study Day at Sydney Uni

On the 6th of June students from the Year 12 Ancient History class attended the annual HSC Study day at University of Sydney.

Students from various school attended this event to gather skills and tips for the HSC. Students were given a taste of life after school with number of lectures on various ancient historical subjects.

Students at MAC enjoyed the day and learnt many new skills.

Mr. Hidalgo

Chaplaincy News

Office / Accounts Reminders

Signing in for Chapel

A reminder to parents that if you are coming to the College to attend Chapel, please make sure that you sign in and enter through the office. Sometimes the doors to our auditorium are open to let the air in, but parents should still enter the College through the front office in order to sign in and collect a visitor's pass. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

Lost Property

The office currently has a large amount of lost property, including jumpers, drink bottles, lunch boxes and hats. If your child has lost a uniform or personal item, please come and see us at the office. A reminder also at the end of Term 2, all lost property without names that has not been collected will be washed and resold via the uniform pool in the Library.

Kiss and Drop Zone

A reminder to parents to please ensure that the Kiss and Drop Zone is strictly for pick ups and drop offs and is not a place to park if you need to come into the College grounds. At the moment we still have parents parking in the Kiss and Drop Zone of an afternoon and then walking into the College to collect their children, which slows the pickup process down considerably. Your co-operation in this area would be appreciated.

Home and School News

Hi MAC Families,

Just a reminder for the Silent Auction: If you are not attending "MAC has Talent" night, on the 29th of June, please make sure you get your bids in before. You won't want to miss out on the great items up for offer. All the money raised will go to support your school and its students. Please bid generously, every dollar counts!

Bidding will open Monday 24th June.

Bidding lists are in the office, as well as the list of items up for auction. Please see office staff for more information.

Here is a sneak peek of some items available on the silent auction:

- Item #110: $50 Coles voucher

- Item #111-112: 2X Aim for fun - Archery voucher - Olympic Park

- Item #113: $100 Food Voucher - Ingleburn RSL

- Item #114: Large window mirror - House II Home

- Item #115: $40 Food voucher - Bar Centrale

- Item #116: Family Movie pass - Event Cinema

- Item #117: High Tea for two - Rydges Campbelltown

- Item #118: Hamper - Cincotta Chemist Mac Fields

- Item #119: $50 K-Mart voucher

- Item #120-121: 2X $50 Food voucher - Teo’s

- Item #122-123: 2X Aquatic Centre Family pass - Olympic Park

- Item #124: Hamper - Freedom Hair Artistry

- Item #125: Accommodation Voucher for two- Cockatoo Island

- Item #126a: Tickets to various sporting events

- Item #127: Tickets to opening Gala night: Wharf Revue - Sydney Theatre Co

- Item #128: Hamper - Minto Fruit Market

- Item #129-131: Various Bunnings Vouchers: $50; $50; $100

- Item #132: Hamper - Freedom Hair Artistry

Cheree Vermeulen

MAC Home and School

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