Welcome to Term 2!
“For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.” Psalms 100:5 NLT
Can you believe that we are already half way through the term? The year is advancing at a rapid pace! Even so, God is faithful to love us through our busy schedules, our frustrations, daily chores and moods. Not only that, he is faithful to us, and to the generations that follow. I am so happy to serve a faithful God who has love for us with no boundaries!
We have been blessed the last few weeks with some great events. Thank you to all our families for your dedication, support and understanding.
Mother’s Day Celebrations
I want to first of all speak blessings over all our mothers. I cannot begin to understand the daily sacrifices that are made by mothers of our school to support and nurture families to flourish and grow.
We had an amazing Mother’s Day Chapel service in Week 3. Special thanks to Mrs Ruby Beebe for compiling student responses via video footage to bless our mother’s with. That was so beautiful! Also, a huge thank you to Pastor Abigail who organised the service with mothers at the centre of the day. The gifts and cards which were so faithfully decorated by our students deserve thanks as well.
On top of the service we were blessed by the staff of Macarthur Adventist College as they faithfully prepared an amazing breakfast for the mothers of our school community! I want to give my sincerest thanks to the staff members from Primary and Secondary who were so generous with their time and culinary gifts to bless our mothers. WOW! I am so blessed to be a part of this awesome MAC family!
Last but certainly not least, thank you to all the mothers that came to support, to eat and to fellowship at MAC in Week 3. We are blessed by you!
Please see the following announcements for our Primary School:
Hot Food/Cup of Noodles
It has come to our attention that students are bringing foods that require hot water or heating during lunch time. Due to Food Safety requirements, we are unable to cater for the heating up of food or filling noodle cups with hot water. Please arrange for alternative meals to be sent to school or for students to bring their food in containers that allow the heat to be retained until lunch time. Also, if you pack your child a meal from home, please provide a fork or spoon to eat it with, as these are not available to hand out from the Canteen.
As a Primary school, we take pride in our appearance and correct uniform is of the utmost importance. Please be aware that your child/ren must wear their correct school uniform at all times. If for some reason your child is not in correct uniform a note must be sent to school indicating the reason. Students without a note will have communication sent home and further consequences can be expected.
School Photo Day – 7th June
For the students who have been chosen to attend the Wests Tigers Gala Day, please come to school in your full winter uniform, and pack your sports uniform to change into after school photos are taken.
West Tigers Stage 3 Gala Day – 7th June
Pupil Free Day – 9th June
Stage 2 Excursion TBC – 23rd June
NAIDOC Day - 29th June
Canberra Overnight Excursion (Year 5 & 6) – 29th – 30th September
(I put this here to remind families to start saving!)
Junior School Sports
On Thursday the 18th of May, Macarthur Adventist College Years 4-12 had their Athletics Carnival. The sun was shining and the students were ready to participate in the events and get as many points as they could for their house to win the trophy. Congratulations to those students that completed the events for competition and those students that completed the events for participation. Every point matters. Overall Victoria edged out Atchison by less than 20 points.
Congratulations to each of the students in the primary school that got either runners up or champion for their age group.
12yrs old champion – Frederick Pulepule
11yrs old champion and runners up – Meli Qoro and Penioni Ramatai
10yrs old champion and runners up – Deng Atem Gai and Luis Santamarta
9yrs old champion and runners up – Siotame Havea Jr and Alezeigh Makoni
11yrs old champion and runners up – Jennifer Adams and Paree Chongwang
10yrs old champion and runners up – Dhayana Poligadoo and Nevaeh Tauese-Auelua
9yrs old champion and runners up – Alual Atemgai and Melissa Mukucha
Year 6 Teacher & Primary Sports Coordinator