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
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
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.
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
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.
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.