Term 1 of 2021 has come quickly to an end and so much has been packed into the term. We’ve had our swimming carnival, Week of Worship, Harmony Week, interim report nights, volleyball lunch time competitions, prep to year 1 funday (athletics) and many learning activities happening in the classrooms. The break coming up is a well deserved one for students and teachers. This Easter weekend is an important time to spend with family to connect and take time from our busy schedules.
One of my favourite authors Ellen White reminds us to take time to contemplate daily on what Jesus has done for us through his death and resurrection. The confidence and hope we can experience even though life gets tough, is connected to the belief in the resurrection.
A poem from Phillips Brooks says
Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer;
Death is strong, but Life is stronger;
Stronger than the dark, the light;
Stronger than the wrong, the right;
Faith and Hope triumphant say,
Christ will rise on Easter Day.
Have a blessed Easter weekend and a safe holiday. Remember to social distance but stay connected.
PS. School starts on the 20th of April😊
Mr Irwin Steyn
Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect, and a sense of belonging for everyone, all of which encompass life at Mountain View Adventist College.
It’s a time to reflect on the importance of respecting each other and our differences. Our shared Australian values of respect, equality and freedom go beyond our different cultures, and are what makes Australia such a great place to live.
Students engaged in activities that highlighted the need to show respect for each other and to celebrate how each of our families have contributed to the Australian way of life. The Chapel speakers for Junior, Middle and Senior shared how Jesus was inclusive through the story of the Good Samaritan.
The message of respect and belonging reminds us to live out Micah 6:8 'Act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God'.
Throughout this term Mountain View have had the opportunity to participate in the Zone Volleyball competition on Tuesday afternoons, sending four teams (Year 8-12) to represent our school. Overall, three of our teams were able to successfully win their respective age groups with a perfect record. Unfortunately, our senior boys team was unable to leave with the desired result in the finals, however, we are excited for the great potential for all our teams. We look forward to seeing our students continue to excel and congratulate all those who have participated.
“It was great to see the progress of our teams from game 1 to the end of the term. I am very proud of the effort and improvement of our teams.” Junior – Senior Boys Co-Captain
Junior Sport House Captains Elected
In week 7, students in years 6 and 4 were given the opportunity to apply for the position of Sport House Captains and Sport Vice Captains. They had to give reasons why they thought they would make a good sport captain and ideas on how they could show sportsmanship and share our RICI school values. They also had to present a short speech to their peers and then students were then voted on by their classmates from year 2 through to year 6. The following students were elected:
Captains – Logan S and Mikayla H
Vice – Leeroy T and Jade G
Captains – Om P and Renee W
Vice – Iosefo and Georgia S
Captains – Francis F and Meleika A
Vice – Athena P and Charlie P
Captains – Sione P and Jaazaniah R
Vice – Jessie R and Annalise S
The sport house captains were immediately put to good use by assisting their houses with chants, creating posters and supporting the P-1 Athletics Fun Day by electing the best dressed prize. We look forward to their enthusiasm and involvement in future sporting events held.
Year 9 PDHPE Health Promotion
Students had an opportunity to share the impact of having good overall health. Eating right, physical activity, being sun safe and the importance of safety when using social media.