Photo: HSC Body of Work Decades Inspired Photography by Chelsea Webster

Moama Anglican Grammar 

08 September 2017
Issue Fifteen
Around the School
Celebrating our Community Members
Community News
Moama Anglican Grammar
03 5480 5900
2 Kirchhofer Street
Moama, NSW, 2731



Last day of Term 3 Friday 22 September - early dismissal 2:05pm

Students commence Term 4 classes on Tuesday 10 October

Uniform Transition Information

As we move into Spring, we also move into the transition period between the Winter and Summer uniforms.


From the beginning of Week 9 of Term 3 (11 September) through to the end of Week 2 of Term 4 (20 October), we will be in the uniform transition period. In this period, students may choose to wear either their full formal Winter uniform or their full formal Summer uniform, depending upon weather conditions. Normal requirements for Sports uniform continue throughout the entire year.


From the beginning of Week 3, Term 4 (23 October) students will be required to wear their full formal summer uniform.


Please note there is a slight change to the boys short sleeved summer shirt which will be implemented over the next 3 years:

  • 2017 / 2018 Sep - April Both versions of Summer uniform shirt may be worn. If wearing the tucked in version, it must be tucked in.   
  • 2018 / 2019 Sep - April Both versions of Summer uniform shirt may be worn. If wearing the tucked in version, it must be tucked in.   
  • 2019 / 2020 Sep - April Only untucked version of Summer shirt to be worn.  

The new shirt may be purchased at a cost of $30 from our Uniform Shop when current stocks are exhausted. Our current stocks are being professionally altered to the new hem style and may be purchased at reduced price of $25.


Students and parents are reminded that it is an expectation that School hats are worn from the beginning of Term 4 and that all items should be clearly labelled to enable return of lost property.

Earn and Learn Program

The Woolworths Earn & Learn program commenced this Wednesday and through this program we will be able to obtain new educational resources for our school.  All we need you to do is shop for your groceries at Woolworths.


From Wednesday 26 July to Tuesday 19 September we are collecting Woolworths Earn & Learn Stickers. You will receive one Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco and gift cards). Place the Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker onto a Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker Sheet and when it’s complete, the Sticker Sheet can be dropped into the Collection Box at the Primary Office.


At the end of the promotion, we’ll be able to obtain some great new equipment. If you’d like to know more visit

Around the School

$20 Boss Program 

Our Year 9/10 Justice, Money & Markets and Commerce Extension students were very busy last week running their student enterprises as part of the NAB $20 Boss Program. The program encourages entrepreneurship in young people and gives students the experience of creating and operating their own businesses.  The NAB gives each student from our three classes $20 which is used as capital to start up their business. At the end of the business operation period, if the businesses have made sufficient money, they repay the $20 to NAB plus a $1 donation for charity. Any profits the businesses make are donated to a charity of the students’ choice.


Year 6 Camp

Our Year 6 students and teachers ventured off to Australia’s Capital city on Tuesday 29 August for an exciting and adventurous four day camp.


They departed school in the early hours of Tuesday morning, excitement and exhilaration filled the air!  The bus was loaded and away they went.  Mr D had Karaoke planned for the trip (Bob the driver of the Coach was in for a treat)!  They sang, they laughed, they played and made plenty of stops along the way.


On the first night they were lucky enough to head to the Canberra International Golf Centre where they swung, putted and shanked some golf balls.


Day two, up and early, dressed in their active wear (sport uniform) to try their hand at the best the AIS has to offer.  After a very active and fun filled morning students changed into their formal school uniform and visited the Australian War Memorial.  They were able to take a step back in time to help them understand the Australian experience of war and its impact on Australian society.  Students also visited one of Australia’s most memorable heritage attractions, the Museum of Australian Democracy and Old Parliament House.


Beautiful blue skies greeted our students and teachers as they visited Parliament House on day three where they were taken on a guided tour.  The day continued with a visit to the National Museum of Australia, Electoral Education Centre and after dinner a visit to Questacon where they had over 200 educational and interactive exhibits to enjoy!


Finally the last day arrived, bags were packed, the bus loaded and all aboard for the trip home, well not before a visit to the Royal Australian Mint (unfortunately no samples were handed out)! 


A fun trip with stories to tell and memories to share!


Melbourne Writers Festival

Our Primary students enjoyed the activities at the Melbourne Writers Festival last Thursday. Students participated in three amazing workshops. Firstly, they joined Professor Frankie Falconette at Hogwarts, where they learnt how to play Quidditch and discovered which Hogwarts House the Sorting Hat assigned them too. Then, they joined the Time Travellers and travelled back in time to discover how historical fictions were written and to ensure that their work accurately depicts the time period. The day concluded with an Imagination Muscle workshop where they participated in games and activities to practise imaginative thinking and unleash the power of the imagination.


Tournament of Minds

On Saturday 26 August, 41 students from Primary and Secondary competed in the regional Tournament of Minds finals at La Trobe University Shepparton. They competed in teams across a range of areas including Social Science, Language Literature, Engineering Mathematics and Science and Technology.  Over the day there were some outstanding results from both primary and secondary sections including Primary Social Science awarded ‘Honours’, Secondary Science Technology awarded ‘Honours’ and Secondary Engineering Mathematics awarded 1st place. The Secondary Engineering Mathematics team has qualified for the Victorian State Finals in Melbourne, which is a significant achievement and a first for Moama Anglican Grammar, congratulations! Another highlight was the Secondary Social Science Team winning the special ‘Spirit of TOM’ award for resilience and persistence.  Congratulations to all students involved and a big thank you to the teachers who coordinated this year’s participation.


HSC Body of Work

Last Friday evening we celebrated the creativity, artistry and imagination of our Graphic Design, Visual Arts, Multimedia and Food Technology students. Our Year 9 - 11 students exhibited their work for the year so far, with our Year 12 students exhibiting their HSC Body of Works.  Take a look at the amazing work of our students!


Father's Day

On Monday our Primary students celebrated Father's Day by welcoming their special person to their classrooms! As it was Footy Colours Day our students and their guests showed their support for their favourite team! Primary classes ran a number of different activities and made some great gifts. A Father's Day BBQ was held thanks to our Parents and Friends.


Primary Interschool Gymnastics

On Tuesday 5 September, our Primary students competed at the Gymnastics Victoria, InterSchool Gymnastics Competition.  This was held at CYC Gymnastics in Melbourne. Three teams competed in three separate sessions on Bars, Beam or Parallel Bars, Floor, Vault, Rings, in Acrobatics and then completed some safety jumps.  The teams were coached by Mrs Bel Anderson, Jamison McFadden (Year 7) and myself.  The students represented the school very well and made us all very proud.  They conducted themselves extremely well, displaying a wonderful attitude, team effort and support, behaviour and performance.


The first team to compete were the Junior Blue Team. This team was comprised of boys and girls from Years 2 to 4. The eight student team of Jorja Thompson and Matilda Peat - Year 4, Montanah Southern, Clara Edgar and William Anderson - Year 3 and Aiden Anderson, Alexander Fraser and Cruz Apps - Year 2 were all competing for the first time and were very excited to be there. The boys had elected to compete on the parallel bars instead of the beam and were very successful in transferring their practise on simulated parallel bars (using 2 tables) to the actual apparatus.  The CEO of Gymnastics Victoria was the judge for this apparatus and he was very impressed with our students’ standard of performance and the school’s commitment to bring students to the competition. Overall this team had a lot of butterflies and a lot of fun, achieving first place and the Team Spirit Award for the session.


The next two teams competed in the second session, each in a separate division. The Junior Blue team was made up of eight Year 4 girls, some of whom had competed before and others were there for the first time.  They were Gabrielle Wade, Georgia Granger, Georgia Weier, Jilly Jones, Amelia D'Angri, Sophia Fraser, Tayli McKenna and Zena Colacino. The students were very nervous heading into their session. The first apparatus was acrobatics, which they completed smoothly and held each acrobatic hold solidly. They stuck all their beam routines, but appeared to have the most fun on rings where they were allowed to perform higher than required skills of an inverted hang and tuck backsault dismount, which was something many loved doing. This team placed third against some very tough competition.


The Senior Team consisted of eight students from Years 5 & 6 also with girls who had competed previously. They were Ella Bowler, Anastasia McLindon, Alexandra Romano, Elyse Kerr, Marli McKenna, Ava Charnas, Genevieve McLindon and Brodie Jardine. The girls performed exceptionally well on the floor with each routine completed with precision and the body tension required of a gymnast. They were all solid on the beam, and enjoyed the opportunity to complete their swings on the bar (ours are too low at school for them to practise this) and vaulted really well.  Overall this team achieved an incredible second place against some really strong schools.

Once again our students received the team spirit award this session and the school chant was far and above the loudest and most enthusiastic of all schools there.


I would like to thank Bel and Jamison for helping me with coaching. Many hours of work went into getting the 24 students ready for the competition and the support of Bel and Jamison leading up to and at the competition was invaluable. I would also like to thank Mr Neil Treyvaud and Mrs Deb Jardine for their support on the bus and in the stands. Thanks to all the parents who supported and encouraged their children from purchasing leotards or singlets, to bringing their child to the bus at 6am, encouraging them and putting up with the continual handstands, cartwheels and forward rolls as they develop their gymnastics skills. This is all appreciated. Finally congratulations again to all the students who represented the school so well at this competition.

Mrs Kim McFadden


Meerkat Productions

On Thursday our Primary Students were lucky enough to have a special performance from the creative team at Meerkat Productions who showcased some of the best talent available in the Australian theatre scene to bring the books 'Gary' and 'Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade' to life!


‘Gary’ (Kindergarten to Yr 2) - CBCA Shortlisted Book of the Year: Picture Book

‘Gary’ is a book about pigeon unable to fly but who dreams of exploring the world, until the day he falls into his own adventure. The little pigeon encourages students to look beyond their limitations and embrace their differences.

This show was thoroughly enjoyed by students and teachers.


‘Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade’ (Years 3 – 6) CBCA Shortlisted Book of the Year: Younger Readers

Jimmy has discovered that he has quite a lot in common with the explorer Captain James Cook. He’s determined to travel to Hawaii to finish what he started. This book lends itself to History, the importance of family history and Art and its interpretation as an historical record.


Primary Assembly

It was a busy Primary Assembly this week! Toby Cadd performed the Star Wars Theme on Piano, performances from our Tournament of Minds Teams and many students received awards.  Congratulations to all the students who received Core Value Awards! Be sure to read our Celebrating Community Members Page for other student achievements!


Cricket NSW Clinic

On Thursday our Year 1 to Year 6 students had a visit from  Dave and Ben from NSW Cricket who conducted clinics throughout the day. Take a look at some of the highlights from the day!


Year 9/10 Pass Murray River Journey

Our Year 9/10 Pass students enjoyed their Murray River Journey.  After riding along the trails on the banks of the Murray River the students switched to canoes and paddled up the lake to Swifts Creek Landing Camp Ground.  Look out for more pictures on Facebook next week.


Tri-Series Cup

The final game of the 2017 Tri-Series Cup was played on Monday with our Year 12 students and staff going head to head in a game of speedball with the winner taking out the 2017 Tri-Series Cup! With 6 points a piece it came down to a penalty shoot out, with the students taking out the title and being crowned the 2017 Tri-Series Cup Winners!


Celebrating our Community Members

Paddy in Japan 

Paddy Mathers in Year 8 has recently returned from Japan where he was a representative for the under 14 Victorian Regional Representative Squad. It was his first time travelling overseas on his own and was all self-funded. Paddy joined 36 other players on the trip where they traveled the Fuji and Yaizu regions. 


Paddy has been playing for Bendigo City, in the National Premier League (NPL) for the past three years and has just started playing for Victoria. When asked what the best part about his recent trip to Japan, Paddy says " just being able to play the sport I love". Since the age of five soccer has been the number one sport on Paddy's mind! Starting as a junior with Moama Echuca Border Raiders. 


Paddy would like to thank his parents and coaches for their support in helping him take part in this fantastic experience.


Click here to read more about Paddy and his soccer career and what it was like to be picked for the Japanese tour.

ICAS Writing

Congratulations to the students who received Distinction, Credit and or Merit awards for ICAS Writing!


Primary Interschool Gymnastics 

Primary Gymnastics students from Years 2 – 6 participated in the InterSchool Gymnastics Competition this week did a fantastic job overall and were presented with certificates at Primary Assembly on Wednesday.


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

What's on in our local community:


Sweat vs Steam


The YMCA in conjunction with a dedicated team of committee members organise the Sweat vs Steam event each year to raise funds that go back into the local community.  This year, we are celebrating 20 years of doing this for our local community.


To build on what has already been accomplished and to stay committed to helping out the local youth and schools, we are offering a $3 rebate back to the school for each student that is registered in the event.  The more students that register the more money you will receive. The students will need to register on line and state which school they are from, we will collate the total funds raised and send you a cheque for you to put towards any project that you feel will be helped by these funds.


Go on line to to register, all students MUST be registered on line before 5th October to ensure the school receives funds from their entry to this event.  Registrations on the day will not be included in this offer. 

Youth soccer talent invited to trial for GV Suns Under 8 to U18 squads

The GV Suns provides opportunities for local youth soccer talent to train locally under experienced and qualified coaches and a highly qualified Technical Director and then test their development each weekend by playing the best in the state as part of the National Premier League competition.


In 2018, the Junior squads will play only 9 matches in Melbourne, with 18 matches played at Shepparton’s $20 Million upgraded Sports Precinct.


The GV Suns will hold open selection trials for its 2018 U12, U13, U14, U15, U16 and U18, squads and Skills Acquisition Program (SAP) during October.  Anyone interested in playing NPL level soccer in 2018 is welcome to trial.  Girls are encouraged to attend Junior trials.

All trials will take place at the new fields at the rear of John McEwen Reserve, Brauman St, Shepparton.  All attendees must wear a white t-shirt, football boots and shin guards and bring a water bottle.


Players born in 2005 and 2006 are able to trial for the Under 12 squad which will require up to 24 players in 2018. Players too young for this squad (born 2007, 2008 & 2009) can build on their skills and knowledge through the SAP. 


For more information contact the Technical Director, Shaban Mehmet, on 0401 843 372 or [email protected]


If you would like an email reminder a week before trials, please send your child’s name and DOB to [email protected]  


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