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Mountain View Adventist College Newsletter - Term 3, Week 8

From the Principal's Desk

Good afternoon Family and Friends and welcome to our first full blown eNewsletter. As technology advances, it can be challenging in keeping up with it all. From this newsletter on, we will no longer be issuing the paper printed material and instead will be using technology to keep you up to date with what is happening at Mountain View Adventist College. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Mountain-View-Adventist-College-1403488386382554/) or frequently visit the College's web page at https://mvac.adventist.edu.au/. We do hope that you find the eNewsletter more easily accessible and that you enjoy reading it!

Sunday afternoon of last week, we had our annual iNight concert. It was probably the most enjoyable night I’ve had in a long time. By 5pm, the hall was filling up and food was on the go. At the end of the evening, after expenses, we raised over $11,000 for our Overseas Mission Trip. Thank you to all parents and family members that contributed to this cause and encouraged your children in their performances.

I’ve had many comments from families that it was the best ever concert and I agree with them - so thank you all for making it possible. We now have enough money to buy 2 water tanks (we were buying only 1) and being able to purchase $1,000 worth of Science taps to take over with the group to Vanuatu. The students when they get over there, not only paint and build, they clean and repair and bond with the students at the school they are visiting.

By the end of the trip, they will have made firm friends for life with the local community and bonded more deeply with each other. This trip every year - the students tell us - is the highlight of their schooling, so with your generosity, you are helping make this happen.

I pray you all have a wonderful weekend and come back to us safely next week.

Mrs Gibbons

iNight

iNight this year was the largest fundraiser that we have had, raising over $11,000. For more details about the event, please click https://mvac.adventist.edu.au/blog/record-breaking-inight/. Please also enjoy the photos below from the night.

Mountain View Messages

Library

The Library is in possession of six new pointers which were purchased for the Book Fair. If you would like to purchase one, please visit the library with $6. Once the six pointers are sold, then that is all folks. Be quick if you don't want to miss out.

Junior School

Gateway Applications: 2018 applications for Year 2 students going into Year 3 will be handed out next week. All applications will need to be returned by Monday 16 October 2017 (week 2 of Term 4).

After School Sport: The last session for After School Sport for Year 1-3 and Year 4-6 is next week, Week 9 of School.

PREP GRAND OPENING: We will be having a Grand opening for the New PREP centre on Thursday 12 October 2017 starting at 10:30am. If you would like to attend please RSVP by Friday 6 October. You can RSVP by calling the office on (02) 9622 2424 or email connect@mvac.adventist.edu.au

STUDENTS OF THE WEEK

WOOLWORTHS EARN AND LEARN PROGRAM

Thank you to the families who have been sending in stickers for the Earn and Learn Program. The Earn and Learn Program will finish on September 19, so remember to keep collecting and dropping off stickers, and charts to the front office.

REMINDERS

TERM ENDING: Term 3 finishes on Friday 22 September. This is the last short Friday for 2017 and school will return to regular hours.

TERM 4: Next Term commences on 10 October 2017. Term 4 will see a change with the Friday timetable with school finishing at 3:18pm.

SCHOOL FEES: If your fees are not up to date for Term 3, please have them paid before the end of Term. Should you need to speak with us about your fees, please contact Mrs Carol Fynn or Mr Craig Dwyer.

MURU MITTAGAR

Year 3 and 4 Excursion

Years 3 & 4 attended an excursion on Monday to Muru Mittagar Aboriginal Cultural and Educational Centre located in Rouse Hill. The excursion helped to deepen the student’s cultural awareness of the Aboriginal Culture. The students engaged in three different interactive and hands-on workshops. They listened to a Cultural talk about Aboriginal instruments, weaponry, tools, Dreamtime story telling through art work and engaged in boomerang throwing. It was a fun and engaging excursion for all.

"I liked the excursion because we did lots of fun things and learnt about the culture." Miguel Ferreira

"I liked the excursion because I learned about the Aboriginal culture, it was very interesting. The part I liked about the excursion was the boomerang throwing. I learnt how to throw a boomerang properly. I also touched weapon’s the Aboriginal people used for hunting." Isaiah Sheck

"I liked the excursion because it was fun playing with the boomerang, doing painting and feeling things as well as watching David play the digeridoo. We ate our lunch and then we went to our last activity. It was a great day." Riley Valoa

Mountain View Students enjoying the Possum skin. "So fluffy" (Ezra, Tai and Leata Pictured)

Students learning new art skills. The Cultural art of the Indigenous people.

Learning about the Barragadan or most commonly known as the Boomerang.

The Champion of Boomerang throwing. Mila was the best with distance and technique.

Students enjoyed listening to the sounds of the Didgeridoo.

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