MAC News Term 3 wEEK 4

Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Welcome back to all of the students and families in our College community, and a very warm welcome to the families who have joined our College for the first time in Term 3.

Term 3 is set to be a very busy term. This is particularly true for our Year 12 students who are heading into their last term of formal schooling. This time can be quite hectic, filled with the deadlines for assignments, exams and a whole host of other things they need to get done. As a College community, let's commit to praying for our Year 12 students in the coming weeks, that they will be strengthened and sustained by God and that they will be healthy and able to exercise wisdom in their time management.

By now, most of our families have returned their re-enrollment forms for next year. There is currently a strong demand for places for 2020 and we have waiting lists in place for many of our years, a few vacancies left for upper Primary and vacancies for some of our Secondary years. If you know anyone who is looking to enrol for 2020, can you please encourage them to be prompt in their application.

Thank you also to all the staff and College families who joined in to make Open Day such a success. We raised over $3500 for the College due to the over and above efforts of our wonderful College community. The funds raised will go towards various camps and our Cambodia mission trip.

This term we also see our Year 5/6 Students off to Canberra for camp, our Year 12 Final Chapel and Activity Day, Multicultural Night and Alphabet Day. We also celebrate Book Week, Science Week and hold our annual Book Character Parade, not to mention the numerous other Sporting Carnivals, excursions, incursions and activities that take place here at the College on a weekly basis.

There is certainly never a dull moment for our students here at MAC, so please be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page and read the Newsletter to stay up to date with all the events in Term 3.

Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.


Anna Calandra


What's On @ MAC

August 2019

September 2019

Primary News & Reminders

Dear Parents and Families,

Welcome back to Term 3! I hope you have all had a fantastic holiday break with your families! It is going to be a great term filled with many more Primary events to take us through to the end of term.

Here is a Bible Verse for us all this week:

“Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32

Primary Sport

Starting in Week 2 our students will be commencing their Primary Sport Days. The main purpose of Sport during this term is to develop our students' skill and fitness levels through Dance and Skipping. Please ensure that your child comes to school on their Sport Day in full sport uniform, including their hat and water bottle. If your child is unable to participate for any reason, please contact the College or alternatively, send a letter outlining the reason why.

Prep-Year 2 Sport day is on Friday

Year 3-6 Sport on Thursday

Grandparents Day

At Macarthur Adventist College we value our Grandparents! Whether they go by the name of Grandma and Grandpa, Nana and Papa, Omar and Opar — or something different, there's no question that grandparents play a huge role in the life of their grandchildren. We are therefore delighted to invite all of our grandparents to our very first annual 'Grandparents Day' which will take place on Wednesday 14th August from 8:30am to 10:45am. Grandparents Day is a wonderful opportunity for children to spend time with their Grandparents in their school environment and share with them some of the great things they are doing here at the College. We will begin the day with classroom visits, including worship and craft activities followed by Primary Chapel and morning tea in the hall. We are looking forward to this special event, and hope it will be an exciting day for both young and old.

Book Week, Book Fair & Book Parade!

This year National Book Week is from the 17th — 23rd of August! Our Primary school students can start organising a costume for the Book Character Parade! Parents, families and friends are welcome to attend the Book Parade on Friday 23rd August at 9:00am in the hall. Parents are most welcome to come in costume as the Home and School Association have organised a special Parent’s Award.

To continue our celebration of books, please prepare some pocket money to purchase a book from the Book Fair! This will be running from the Library in early September, from Thursday 5th September through to the 10th September. Please plan to come in during this time and purchase a lovely book to take home!

Prep— Year 1 Athletics Fun Dav & Father's Day Breakfast!

This year our Athletics Fun Day will be run on Friday 30th August. We are looking forward to a wonderful day of sporting activities, some friendly competition and encouraging all students to have a go! As always, we would love parents to come along and support our students at this annual event!

PLUS! As a Father's Day treat, we welcome all the Dads. Uncles, Grandpas and male role models to our school for a Father's Day Breakfast! Hang around for the Athletics Carnival and join in on a tug of war not to be missed!

Premiers Reading Challenge

The PRC is wrapping up for the year with all students needing their books entered on the website by the 30th August. That is very soon, so encourage those around you who are almost done to finish the challenge strong!

Winter School Uniform

Students need to be wearing their full winter uniform. This includes ties for both girls and boys.

Please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labeled with your child's name.

Upcoming Events:

Book Week 19th - 23rd August

Book Character Parade — 23rd August

Prep-Year 1 Athletics Fun Day — 30th August

Father's Day Breakfast — 30th August

Premier's Reading Challenge Ends — 30th August

Stage 3 Canberra Camp — 5th — 6th September

Multicultural Night 7th September

Jump Off Day — 27th September

Last day of Term 3 - 27th September

Kind regards,

Mrs F Vili

Head of Primary

Wests Tigers Gala Day

Our Stage 3 students have been very busy training each Wednesday in Rugby League this year. All of this practice and hard work became evident when last Term the boys were able to win the Independent and Catholic Schools West Tigers Gala. From here our school was invited to compete at the next level last Wednesday.

The level of competition was extremely competitive and our team took some time to adapt, however showed the fight and enthusiasm that they have displayed all year in each game including coming back from 22 points down at half time to win their final game and come second in their pool.

The 16 boys who competed in the Gala Day represented everything that our college is about and made our school extremely proud. The boys had a mix of experience and ages this year, however they truly came together as a team, so much so that our bus driver on the day was treated to half an hour of student led karaoke on the trip back to school.

A big thanks also needs to go out to Mr Aneti Levy for helping out on the day.

David Dalgleish

Primary Zone Athletics Carnival

On Monday 5th August, 30 primary students went to compete against other Christian schools from the South Met area. The Year 3-6 that represented our school did an amazing job in each of their athletic events. They had fun, worked hard and met some new students from other schools. We are very proud of our Primary students.

Talyse Stanton

Primary Sport Coordinator.

Jump Rope for Heart

We’re skipping through the term!

Jump Rope for Heart is well underway and it’s great to see so many children out in the playground skipping with smiles on their faces. Macarthur Adventist College has already raised $568.

It’s not long until our Jump Off Day on 27th September so keep on practicing those tricks! And don’t forget to share your online fundraising page with friends and family to raise money for a great cause! Still need to sign up online? It’s easy just follow this link and enter your details.


Thank you for supporting the Jump Rope

Secondary News & Reminders

Welcome back for Term 3. I hope that each of our students was able to enjoy a refreshing and relaxing holiday spent with family and friends and is back at school today and ready for a great term.

As we enter the second half of our school year, there are many events planned this term which will allow our students to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. These types of activities, whether included in the core curriculum or in addition to it, provide our students with the ability to become well rounded individuals.

It is wonderful that at each school extra-curricular event I have attended this year, the parent support and attendance has been strong and very positive. I encourage all our community members to come along and support our students at the many events planned for this term. Your active involvement in our College demonstrates a wonderful commitment to the college-parent partnership and sends your child a positive message that school and education is extremely important.

I thank you for entrusting your children to our College and wish you the best for another wonderful term.

Renee Jones

Head of Secondary

Open Day

Thank you to all the parents and students who helped out and attended on the day. It was a successful day with many fun activities to participate in.

There are a number of events occurring this term including some camps and sporting days.

Please keep an eye on the calendar for these up-coming events.

Kind regards,

Renee Jones

Head of Secondary

Home & School News

Hello MAC families,

Welcome back to school, can't believe it’s term 3 already! There are some exciting things coming up this term, one of which is the Father’s Day Stall.

When: Friday, the 30th of August.

Price per gift: either $3 or $5.

We have many unique, fun and fabulous gifts on offer for the students P-12.

If you would like to get involved by volunteering in the stall on the day, please contact Chereé: 0416 423 949 or put your name down in the office.

Our volunteers are what make this day such a success, it's great fun for our kids and us adults alike!

Another exciting date on our calendar is Multicultural Night on the 7th of September.

We would like to encourage the whole parent body to attend and take part in this night. Invite your family and friends, Multicultural night always proves to be a great night of food and entertainment. It is our one parent-run fundraising event in the year.

We have another meeting regarding this event on Thursday the 22nd of August, 6:30pm in the upstairs staff room.

If you would like to contribute toward this fundraising event by giving of your time, cooking traditional food, being a team leader for a food stall or contributing in any other way (drinks, money, setup, cultural performance item etc), please come join us at the meeting. If you are unable to make the meeting but want to be a part of this event, please contact our beautiful multicultural lead Uini 0414 087 204, or leave your details in the office or fill out and hand back the Multicultural flyer that was sent home. Office will have more of those flyers if needed.

MAC Home and School

Chaplaincy News

Primary SWAT Week

Last week the Primary School had a program we call "SWAT" (Spiritual Weapons and Tactics). Our theme was- Kingdom Rock and we had the privilege of having guest speaker Pr Daron Pratt share with us for the week. Students had fun singing, playing games and learning about how to stand strong for God. A highlight for both students and teachers has been Pr Daron's sense of humor, expressive storytelling and skill with making balloon animals. Thanks Pr Daron!

Office Accounts / Reminders

Parking in Driveways

A reminder to all parents to please make sure that if you are parking on Victoria Road at any time during the day, to please ensure that you are not blocking the driveways of residents neighboring our College.

Signing in for Chapel

A reminder to parents that if you are coming to the College to attend Chapel, please make sure that you sign in and enter through the office. Sometimes the doors to our auditorium are open to let the air in, but parents should still enter the College through the front office in order to sign in and collect a visitor's pass. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

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