Junior School News
Term 1 is almost at an end, and what a busy term it has been!
Thank you to all our families for your continued support of our school. It is a joy to be working together, to help grow the students of our school into responsible citizens for our community.
“Start children off on the way that they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Please take note of these few reminders:
• A school hat is essential. Non-school hats are not permitted to be worn. Please ensure your child/ren always have their school hat ready to use.
• Run4Bibles fundraising is well underway! Please encourage your friends and family to sponsor you for this great cause!
• SWAT (Week of Worship) begins this week! All are invited to attend. Our Primary School chapel service for SWAT will be during Period 2 each day of next week.
Lastly, I would like to thank and celebrate our Primary school captains for an excellent day out at ‘imagiNATION’ – The National Young Leaders Day. We had an awesome time listening to inspiring speakers and participating in the day’s activities.
A lot of reflection was had, and a few of the key messages that were shared are listed below. As we know, we are all leaders, wherever we are. There is not one person who is not an influencer of someone else. With this in mind, reflect on the statements and your impact on others today.
“Being brave is a habit, think of it as a muscle you need to exercise.”
“What is on the inside, flows out into your life.”
“When you are truly you, no one can do you, like you.”
“A successful leader is teachable.”
“We are better, together!”
May God bless you always.
Mrs Zeynep Eiao
Head of Primary
Senior School News
Year 12 Mid-Year Exam Timetable
Year 10 Sydney Jewish Museum Visit
As part of their History studies this year, the Year 10 class participated in a site study of the Sydney Jewish Museum in Darlinghurst on Friday 10th March. The Sydney Jewish Museum is also a memorial site that provides an understanding of the Holocaust and was a valuable learning experience for all students that participated.
Students had the opportunity to speak first hand with Jacqueline a Holocaust survivor, participate in a seminar, tour the museum with a curator, and study artefacts from the event. The visit to the Museum is a significant event for students as it is becoming increasingly rare to interact with Holocaust survivors and their experiences. An opportunity that other students in the future will not have, as Jacqueline described the persecution and trauma she experience during the Holocaust.
Students conducted themselves in a mature and respectful manner with Educational officers of the Museum noting their depth of question and understanding of the topic.
Year 9 Invictus Journey Camp
The Invictus Program is designed to equip students with a skill set that allows them to maintain a sense of positive wellbeing in the face of life’s challenges.
The Program is built upon a strong theoretical framework, which takes advantage of Dr Martin Seligman’s seminal work in positive psychology by engaging students in a four-stage progression towards a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award. The Invictus Program allows participants to engage in outdoor education, positive relationships, skill mastery and community service.
Students have been working towards their outdoor education experience in Invictus class this term and on Wednesday 15th March we set off for the Royal National Park. Students were split into four groups and each completed two days hiking and one day kayaking. It was exciting to see students being independent with their cooking, navigating their groups through the national park and having fun under the waterfall and kayaking. Even though it rained through the week, students had fun exploring together, sharing food and creating wonderful memories of year 9.
I'm excited to let you know that our SWAT Week starts this week from the 20th-24th March. Our guest speaker is Andre Afamasaga, who comes from New Zealand. He is a past Chaplain here at our school. He is very excited to speak to our students and staff. He will also be running a prayer meeting on 22nd March, on a Wednesday night here at the College Hall at 7pm. You are welcome to join us.
Our school is also running a program at Church In The Fields (CITF) on the 25th of March. During this program the student will be involved in music, drama, activities, speeches etc. Lunch is provided by the Church (CITF). Come along if you are free it will be great day to fellowship and meet new people.
We also have Bootcamp running here at school (in the Hall) every Tuesday/Thursday mornings starting at 6.15am and Sundays 10am. Come and join us if you feel the need. It doesn’t take long (30mn) for a workout but is very effective, trust me :)
“I Can Do All things through Christ who Strengthens Me"
May The Lord continue to bless you all and your families.
Thank you for your support.
Swimming Carnival 2017
On Tuesday 7th of March, MAC held its annual Swimming Carnival at Macquarie Fields Leisure Centre. Students from year 4 through to year 12 swam to earn points for their house. We had some fantastic swim results which was also supported by constant cheering from all students throughout the day. One of the highlights was the war cry competition. With the Wolves winning the first round and the Vipers taking the second round. Victoria Vipers were the overall Champions by one point (526 v 525), making it 3 years in a row.
Thank you to all the parents who attended and showed their support on the day.
Please find attached the Age champion and runner up recipients:
West Tigers Visit
On 21st February Wests Tigers came to visit our year 5 and 6 classes. Ava Seumanufagai (Prop) and Wesley Lolo (Prop and Second Row) presented the NRL Community theme of RESPECT to our students through an engaging and interactive presentation. Students learned about being leader and including everyone no matter the diversity and differences we all have. Students responded well to the questions asked of them but also asked really important questions of the players too. Year 5 and 6 students represented MAC very well.
Up the MIGHTY TIGERS!!!