Moama Anglican Grammar 

17 November 2017
Issue Nineteen
Notices
Around the School
Celebrating our Community Members
Community News
Moama Anglican Grammar
03 5480 5900
2 Kirchhofer Street
Moama, NSW, 2731
AU

Notices

Key Dates

Tuesday 28 November - Year 7 2018 Connections Evening 

BBQ and Information Session 6:30 - 8:00 pm

An opportunity for 2018 Year 7 families to meet key staff and other families.

 

Tuesday 5 December - Orientation Day

Parents of Year 8 & 9 students: Please note that current Year 8 and 9 students are requested stay home on Orientation Day day. 

 

Kindergarten Transition Program

Session 1: Tuesday 21 November 9:00 am - 9:50 am 

Please bring students to the Multipurpose Hall. Parents are invited to stay for a parent morning tea while students attend the classroom with their teacher.

 

Session 2: Tuesday 28 November 9:00am - 10:50am

Please bring students to the Multipurpose Hall. During this session students will be divided into their classes.

 

Session 3: Tuesday 5 December 8:45am - 1:20pm 

Students should be taken to their Kindergarten classroom at the beginning of this session. 

Outrigger Regatta

This Sunday our Moama Anglican Grammar Outriggers will be competing in the 2017 Outriggers Regatta we invite our school community to come and cheer on our team! 9am - 12:30pm Vic Park Boat Ramp

 

Presentation Evening

A message to our Moama Anglican Grammar friends and community;

 

Our annual Awards Presentation Evening will be held on Thursday 8 December. This event acknowledges deserving students for various awards including academic achievement, sporting achievement, community service and encouragement.

 

We are very grateful for the support we have received in the past from community organisations, businesses and families. We are now inviting   you or your organisation to consider supporting our student awards in 2017. If our request is favourably considered, your contribution will be acknowledged in the program, unless a request is made for anonymity.

 

Donations may be made at the School Office or by EFT to Moama Anglican Grammar Ltd (BSB: 033 621 A/C: 259 155). For electronic transactions, please advise your receipt / reference details to [email protected].

 

An email will be sent to all families in the near future outlining the arrangements for Presentation Night. As it is one of the highlights of the School Calendar we hope to see everyone there!

Apex Club of Echuca-Moama Portsea Camp

This year the Apex Club of Echuca Moama is once again organising the Portsea Camp on the Mornington Peninsula. The camp is available to all children aged 9-12. 

 

With 50 vacancies for children from the Echuca/Moama Area, Apex encourages families to consider sending their children to this camp. The camp wil run from January 11 to January 17 2018 at a cost of $335 per child ($5 of this fee goes toards the children stopping for a meal on the way home). 

 

Activites your child can participate in on camp incldue canoeing, snorkeling, fluing fox, gian swing, high and low ropes course, climbing wall and much more. 

 

For those families having difficulty in affording the total cost of the camp, financial assistance may be possible through the Apex Club of Echuca/Moama. 

 

For more information and to apply download and complete the below form.

 

 

Library books are due by November 30

All library books must be back by November 30 2017 for the library stocktake.

 

Books can be borrowed over the summer holidays with special permission. If you would like to borrow books over the summer holidays you must present the book you want at the Reference Centre desk to conduct a special loan.

 

Contact Ms Hildebrand in the Resource Centre to discuss lost or damaged books.

 

A replacement fee will be charged for any books outstanding at the end of the school year.

Year 6 Celebration Dinner

A reminder tickets are now on sale for the year 6 Celebration Dinner on Thursday 30 November. Tickets can be booked from

https://www.trybooking.com/328869

 

Tickets are to be booked by Thursday 23 November.  Students are permitted to invite two guests only. 

 

In addition to the two guests you are also required to book a ticket for your Year 6 child who will be attending on the evening.

 

We encourage the students to dress in a way that reflects their age and stage.  Please refer to the letter emailed regarding dress code and additional information for the evening.

Parents and Friends

 

Around the School

Lest We Forget

Over the past few weeks the Resource Centre has been displaying historical artifacts in the lead up for Remembrance Day. Students have had the opportunity to create poppies and learn about the life of World War 1 soldiers. Last Friday we marked Remembrance Day with a ceremony where students laid flower wreaths at the base of the flagpole. Our ceremony was led by our student leaders with performances from Darcy Nelson playing the The Last Post and The Rouse, and Amelia Lannen and Becky Pridham with Coming Home. Thank you to Father Tink from Moama who gave the commemorative address, and thanks also to the Parents/Guardians who attended. 

 

Year 4 Camp

Year 4 Camp to Melbourne was a great success with students having a fantastic time. A long early morning train ride to Southern Cross Station allowed the students (and Staff) the chance to visit a number of locations around Melbourne over 3 days. These included: Acmi, Fed Square, Melbourne Aquarium, Science Works, MCG, Melbourne Museum, Eureka Tower, Victoria Markets and various other lane ways and arcades.

 

The experience of immersing ourselves in Melbourne culture was a highlight as students embraced the different atmospheres, tastes, smells, and sights. A great source of excitement was watching our students perform Elf songs on the edge of Southbank, much to the appreciation of passers-by. Students all had their own favourite parts, however the staff all agreed the Melbourne food scene was the best part.

 

After walking 43km over 3 days the students were tired but still excited to head home.

 

 Thank you to all the staff that contributed to this camp and provided the students with this great experience.

Mr Callum Gibbs and Miss Lauren Williams

 

Trivia Masterminds

Selected Primary Students travelled with Mrs Scott and Miss Briggs to Jindera last week to participate in the RAS (Riverina Area Schools) Mastermind Trivia Challenge. The girls had a great day competing and meeting some new friends from Jindera and Albury.

 

Works of Art

Take a look at the great works from our Photographic and Digital Media Students for their Light Painting and Shutter Speed topic!

 

Healthy Snacks!

Our Year 8 Food Technology students were recently tasked with designing a healthy snack for a School Canteen. Take a look at what they came up with!

 

Exploring our Port

As part of the History and Visual Art units, students in Year 3 explored the Echuca Port precinct on Tuesday. The students enjoyed exploring the Port precinct and a cruise on the Hero. The Paddle steamer cruise on the Hero that both Year 2 and Year 3 students enjoyed on Tuesday was very kindly provided by the Gilbert Family. We are very grateful for their donation to our school and supporting the valuable learning opportunities provided to our students.

 

In the Resource Centre

With wet weather keeping students indoors, students kept busy with puzzles, games and craft.

 

With library lessons slowly winding up, this week the Year One students got busy building houses and trains. After reading Clancy and Millie and the Very Fine House, by Libby Gleeson and Freya Blackwood the students teamed up to construct their own Very Fine Houses, and trains so long they nearly ran out of the room!

 

Year Fives wound up their year of library lessons by reviewing the best books read in 2017. Michael Morpugo, Rick Riordan and JK Rowling proved hot favourites - great books to pick up when you don't know what to read next!

 

Elf

Our Year 4 students went and saw Elf Junior today a special Friday treat at the Echuca Paramount!

 

Magisbald Prize

Unfortunately due to the small number of entries the Magsibald Exhibition will not be held this year. The good news is those who entered still have a chance to win some fantastic prizes. Head over to our Facebook page to vote for the People's Choice Awards by liking your favourite photo. The image with the most likes by Friday 1 December will be deemed the winner. The Magsibald Prize and People's Choice Award winners will be announced in Week 9

 

The students fabulous works will be displayed in the senior school student services area - be sure to check them out!

 

Next year will be going bigger and better so start creating your entries for a Magsibald Prize Exhibition at the end of Term 1, 2018. 

 

Celebrating our Community Members

Bringing Elf to Life

Did you happen to catch the Echuca Moama Theatre Company's Production of Elf Junior? If you did, you may have noticed the amazing animated digital backdrops! If you were wondering who created these amazing sets, their is no need to wonder anymore! As our students Cara Anderson, Kade Austin, Will Carey, Patrick Eddy, Steven Liu, Oakley Raverty, Rory Spencer, Joel Stephens and Blake Taranto worked with  Mr Danny Hindson inside and outside of class time to complete the digital backdrops that helped bring the world of elf junior to life. Each student was delegated a scene to complete using Sketch Up to build the 3D models and iClone to create the animation and effects. The students also worked with Mr Hindson to queue the music and sound effects using Qlab. Take a look at the amazing sets!

 

VET AWARDS

VET tourism students had a great year this year and this was celebrated at the CCLEN VET in Schools Awards held on Tuesday 14 November 2017 at the Moama Bowling Club. Four students from Moama Anglican Grammar were selected as finalists – Josh D’Angri, Sidney Hocking, Paige Pinson and Jack Nelson. Over the course of the adjudication process the students were nominated, received reviews from their Work Placement Employer, and underwent a rigorous interview process. All aspects of being involved with the awards develops the students skills a little more and helps them develop interview skills or even their outlook on their future. An example of this is Paige’s realisation that she can use the work skills she has developed through her Certificate III in Tourism and apply it to working in the Events industry while she pursues her professional soccer dream and tackles further study.

 

Each of our students involved presented themselves excellently throughout the process and were all highly commended on their participation in the interview process. Each student should be congratulated and recognised for the excellence they displayed in being selected as finalists for the VET in Schools Echuca Moama Regional Tourism Tourism and Events Award.

 

After each student was presented with a finalist certificate, which is highly regarded on the resume, this year’s VET in Schools Echuca Moama Regional Tourism  and Events Award winner was Paige Pinson. We would like to congratulate Paige on her win and we look forward to following her career in the future.

 

Paige joins South Melbourne 

If you got a copy of Wednesday's Riverine Herald you may have seen our recent graduate Paige Pinson on the back cover. As the heading says, Paige is aiming high and her life after Year 12 is sure to be an exciting one. Paige has recently been recruited by South Melbourne to take part in their under 19 program. Paige's initiative, drive and determination caught the eyes of coaches and officials at South Melbourne and assisted her secure a spot with the soccer powerhouse. Currently Paige is training locally, but once the season starts on December 4 Paige will be travelling down to the city at least three times a week. This will be made possible by the support of her friends, family and public transport and as Paige joked "I've purchased a bike, figured I needed some way of getting around!" Read more about Paige's exciting soccer career below. We wish Paige all the best and we will be keeping a close eye on her success at South Melbourne!

 

In the Media

Take a look at some of the highlight's from the media over the last fortnight featuring our students and community members. 

 

Tell Us Your News!

We are always looking for news about our students and their involvement in the community. If you have information about  community service, sporting, academic or co-curricular accomplishments you would like us to know please email [email protected]

Community News

Photo: Maddilyn Watson Year 10

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