Welcome to the final Newsletter for Term 1. As our first Term draws to a close, I have been considering the progress that our students have made over the last 10 weeks.
For a lot of students, alongside the butterflies and anticipation of heading back to school, there can be a degree of anxiety and uncertaintly about what the year ahead may hold. At the beginning of Term 1, we had two classes of Kindergarten students, who were new to the routines and expectations of school life, as well as our Year 7 students who were learning for the first time how to organise their lockers, textbooks and timetables as they began High School.
Today we see those same Kindergarten and Year 7 students, not to mention our students at every year level, moving confidently from class to class, familiar with both their teachers and the rhythm of College life, and with firm friendships having been made. It has been a joy to see so many smiling faces out on the playground each day.
I want to thank both our wonderful teachers and staff and also our parents and caregivers for the groundwork that has been laid in getting our students off to such a positive start in Term 1. There is much to look forward to in Term 2, and I hope that all of our staff, students and families enjoy a much deserved break over the next few weeks.
What's On @ MAC
Below is a snapshot of our College calendar for April 2018, if you would like to see a larger version, please click here and use the arrows in the top left corner to move through to April on our College website.
Free Dress Day
There will be a Free Dress Day for both Primary and Secondary School on Friday 13th April, which is our last day of Term 1. The theme is: ‘Wear Your Favourite Footy/Soccer Team Jersey’. If students come to school out of uniform, it is expected that they will bring $2 which will be collected during PCG. This money will go towards the fundraising for Year 8 Camp.
Students will be expected to dress according to our code of conduct, which is in the college handbook. Keeping in mind the following:
Clothing items not accepted for mufti days, camps, etc. are:
• jewellery and make-up must comply with college rules.
• no high platform shoes or thongs.
• skirts, shorts and similar items must be of modest length, not too tight and not so low on the hips as to show any skin. No singlet tops to be worn. • clothes that are see-through, low-cut, expose the belly or midriff area, have spaghetti straps or show skin when the student raises his/her arms above his/her head.
• no inappropriate signs, symbols, pictures or words. This includes inappropriate symbols: Playboy bunny or other similar products, alcohol, tobacco and drug related materials, pictures or words about weapons; references to sexual or illegal acts; offensive language including swearing and discriminatory words are to appear on any items of clothing. • no clothing that refers to, in any way, any gang, group or idea that may intimidate or offend another student on the basis of race, gender, religion or sexual orientation.
For more information please refer to Uniform – Free Dress Day Guidelines in our Policies and Procedures.
Coles Sports for Schools
Coles Sport for Schools has now finished. Please bring your vouchers into school so that we can send them off. Thank you to our wonderful College families for all your support.
Winter Uniform List
From the start of Term 2, our students are to wear their Winter Uniform. Please see below for the current Winter Uniform price list from Moorebank Uniforms. if you would like to see a paper copy of the price list, please see the office.
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