Mother’s Day Prayer
Loving God, we thank you for mothers – for all they mean or have meant, for the love they have shown and the care they have given. We thank you for the qualities of mothers – their patience, their kindness, concern and understanding. We thank you for the part they play in our lives, and we thank you for this day of saying ‘thank you’ this opportunity to say what we so often mean to say but so rarely do. For mothers and motherhood, for children and families we bring you this day our grateful praise. Amen.
Dear Parents, Students and Friends
NAPLAN Testing for 2017 has now been completed. Results won’t be available for parents and schools until September. Discussions with students have been positive and the general mood was one of calm and purpose. Both Year 7 and Year 9 students were comfortable with the testing processes and procedures and I thank not only the staff involved but parents and students for their cooperation and support throughout NAPLAN week.
Year 12 Work Studies
On Thursday, 11 May Year 12 Work Studies classes conducted “pop-up” businesses over the lunch break. The Work Studies students are engaged in an “active based” learning project learning about the World of Work, enabling them to have an understanding of the requirements of developing a business and the entrepreneurial skills required.
I have mentioned previously that I will be on leave from Monday 15 May until Friday 23 June. In my absence Ms Christie Scoble will be Acting Principal. Mrs Tonetta Iannelli will be Acting Assistant Principal. Ms Scoble is leaving Marian to take on her new position as CSO Wagga Wagga School Service Officer 7-12 Teaching and Teaching, Curriculum and Pedagogy.
Following these promotions there is a number of other staff changes.
Ms Aimee Robertson and Mr Will Lyon will be sharing the Acting HSIE Coordinator position. Ms Robertson will be responsible for the Years 7-10 HSIE curriculum and staff and Mr Lyon will look after the Senior curriculum and staff.
Science Coordinator, Mrs Dumbleton will also be on leave from 15 May to 23 June. Similar to HSIE Science Coordinating will be shared during this time. Ms Davis will have responsibility for the 7-10 classes and Mr Lawler the 11-12 classes.
The College also welcomes Ms Nicole Commins and Mrs Clare Mitchell to the staff. Ms Commins will be teaching HSIE and RE classes until the end of 2017, whilst Mrs Mitchell will be teaching Science until 23 June.
At a recent assembly it was mentioned that all students should be in full Winter Uniform. This means ties and blazers are compulsory and boys shirts are tucked in. Parents, please ensure that your children have the full uniform available to wear. Jumpers and other winter uniform items such as scarves and MCC beanies are optional extras. Your support of our standards are very important. Our uniform shop is open Mon-Wed from 8am-12pm if there are items you need to purchase and there are quite a lot of used items available on the website, www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au
Happy Mother’s Day to all our mums!
Peace and Best Wishes
Alan Le Brocque