MAC News tERM 1 wEEK 10

Principal's Message

Principal's Message

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.


Anna Calandra


What's On @ MAC

April 2018

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.

Junior School News

Dear Parents and Families,

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.

Here is a Bible Verse for us all this week:

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Joshua 1:9

Sometimes it is very hard to be brave. However, when we rely on God for strength He lovingly gives us the extra measure we need to be courageous. Times can get tough and life is a journey. Remember your Loving Father today, take some time to pray!

Premier’s Reading Challenge

If you haven’t already, borrow some PRC books from our school and local Glenquarie Library! This is an excellent way to reach your reading quota! Read on everyone!

Wishing all of our families a happy and safe holiday break!

Kind regards,

Fiona Vili

Senior School News

First term is coming to a close very quickly. It has been good to see the new additions to the MAC family settle in as the term has progressed and the returning students have seamlessly slipped right back into the routine of school.

In the last two weeks the Year 12’s completed their Mid-Semester Exams. Year 12 Parent/Teacher Interviews will take place on Tuesday night April 10. Please use this opportunity to talk with the teachers in order to be working towards the best HCS results for your child.

Bookings can be made online using the following information:

The booking website is: www.schoolinterviews.com.au

The booking code is: 5afs7

Bookings close: 1pm Tuesday 10th April

Year 8 Camp

The Year 8’s will be going on camp next term in Week 3. There will be a number of fundraising events happening before they go away. The camp is a great opportunity for the students to be involved in team activities and a chance to interact with each other outside of the classroom.

Key events coming up for Secondary, including:

  • April 10th - Yr 12 Parent/Teacher Interview
  • April 12th - CSSA Sec Touch Football
  • April 13th - Last Day Term 1
  • April 30th – Frist Day Term 2

Please check our College calendar here for all of the important dates for this term.

Wishing all our MAC families a safe and enjoyable break over Easter. Looking forward to seeing back for the start of Term 2.

Sports News

On the 4th of April the teachers challenged the students to a basketball match. This is a tradition that has occurred over the past 3 years that occurs once a term and varies in sport. The exhibition match allows the teachers and the students to showcase their skills and also claim bragging rights for the term. At the end of the year either the teachers or the students will be presented with a trophy at speech night, along with the ultimate bragging rights for the year.

It was a great game where the students put up a good fight and the teachers struggled to regain the fitness they once had. However, the age and experience of the teachers prevailed with a 17-15 win over the students.

Thank you to all the teachers and students that got involved and supported the event from the sidelines. We look forward to next terms exhibition match where the students will have to do all they can to regain bragging rights over the teachers.


Jordan Maua

Chaplaincy News

Church in the Fields News

Accounts / Office Reminders

A reminder to parents and caregivers that with College Photo Day happening early in Term 2, now is the time to start getting the winter uniform organised for students. Please keep in mind that the Year 9 - 12 Blazers can take a few weeks to come in if the size is not available at Moorebank Uniforms, so the sooner it is ordered, the better.

Also, a reminder to parents and caregivers, please DO NOT park in the disabled parking spaces UNLESS you have a valid permit.


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