Moama Anglican Grammar 

14 June 2019
Issue Ten
From the Principal
Academic Pathways
School Noticeboard
Coming Events
Around the School
Sports Report
Community News
Moama Anglican Grammar
03 5480 5900
2 Kirchhofer Street
Moama, NSW, 2731

From the Principal

Great achievements and engagement in all areas of the school

There are so many exciting things happening at present for many students, staff and families.  It is wonderful to witness the fantastic achievements of so many members of our community.  These activities cover a whole range of areas and continue to impress me as students demonstrate their resilience, creativity, enthusiasm and pursuit of personal excellence.


Our Year 5 Production is almost ready for the stage and as always is a wonderful learning experience for the students as they undertake the range of tasks needed to develop a performance from an idea to the stage. Our secondary students have also been very busy with long hours of rehearsal and development for the secondary production of ‘Grease’ that will take to the stage to entertain us in early August.  These productions allow many students to be involved in this creative process and to experience a sense of success as they culminate in a public performance.


We have also had students experience and celebrate success in the sporting arena with football, gymnastics, netball and cross country. It is also really enjoyable just to walk around the school at recess and lunch and see how many of our students engage with each other over sport.  Every inch of concrete is in high demand for down ball from Kinder students to Year 12s and they thoroughly enjoy the competition and comradery.


Our classrooms are also buzzing with excitement as students take on the challenge of problem solving, being creative in a range of formats and learning new skills all while building strong and positive relationships with their teachers and peers.  We have begun to talk to several groups about their future plans. Our Year 6 students have begun the process of transition to high school, our Year 10s have started conversations about how the HSC works and what pathways they would like to explore for their future and the Year 12 students are finalising plans for their post school options.  Nothing stays the same and our students thrive on these opportunities and we love watching them pursue the challenge.


This week we have farewelled Paul Dolan, our Head of Primary Sport. His contributions to the school over the last eighteen months have been valued and we wish him well in his new venture.


Mrs Carmel Spry



Academic Pathways

Year 11 2020

This week the School has started a conversation with Year 10 students in regards to different options or pathways for Year 11 in 2020. Earlier in the week Jeff Scott and myself presented to Year 10 about 3 proposed academic pathways which are:

  • VET HSC Pathway (Academic or Vocational)
  • Academic Standard Pathway
  • Extension Academic Pathway

From our presentation we asked students to fill out a survey to get their initial impressions of the different pathways on offer. 


The feedback we received from the students was very positive, but it did generate a few questions which we will address on Monday during Tutor Group.


Next term we will be having a student day where the Heads of Faculty and myself will be presenting to students about the different subjects the School will offer for the 2021 HSC cohort.  These presentations will also outline NESA requirements for the HSC and explore subject selection options in more detail.


From there we will have a Parent Information Night, which is scheduled for 1 August 2019.  This information night will allow the Principal to present to parents about HSC options for their students.


If you have any questions about Year 11 or Year 12 I would encourage you to come along to the Year 11 Parent Information Night or contact either myself or Jeff Scott, Head of Secondary.


Stuart Hughes

Head of Teaching and Learning (Secondary)

School Noticeboard

Hosting Japanese Exchange students

Are you interested in hosting a Japanese Exchange Student in 2019?

Students aged between 15-16 will be joining us at Moama Anglican Grammar from 17-28 August and are looking for one more host family during this time.

Students will attend school classes throughout the week, and enjoy spending time with their host family and exploring Echuca Moama on the weekends.


If you are interested in being a host family, please email:

Carmel Spry

[email protected]

for an application pack.

School holidays

Please note the school office will be closed during the middle week of the school holidays.

Monday 8 July - Friday 12 July.

The uniform shop will be open on Thursday 18 July 8:30 - 10:00 am.

Join us for our second Boomerang Bags working bee

Can you sew? Iron? Trace and Cut? Snip threads? We would love your help!



TUESDAY 18 JUNE 9am-12     


Please contact: Lauri Melville 0428 372 415 or

email [email protected] if you can help. 


Boomerang Bags is a grassroots, community driven movement tackling plastic pollution at its source.  Volunteers from all walks of life get together to make reusable ‘boomerang bags’ using recycled materials, as a means to provide a sustainable alternative to plastic bags.  The bags are given away to friends, family, colleagues, bag-less strangers and so on, as a plastic bag alternative that can be used and reused, or passed on to others in need.  (


Moama Anglican Grammar Primary is joining forces, for the second year running, with Boomerang Bags Echuca Moama. The Parents and Friends group are aiming to up-cycle old pillow slips into Boomerang Bags.  These will be used in the schools uniform shop to help combat single use plastic bags.  It also demonstrates to our students that we can be part of the solution in not only reducing single use plastic bags, but converting waste into a new and useful product.  The amazing Spot On Dry Cleaners have donated the pillow slips and now it is your turn to get involved.


Code Camp is on again for Winter School Holidays


Earn & Learn is back!! 

We are thrilled to announce that the Earn & Learn campaign is back for 2019 (1 May to 25 June).  MAG is participating in the program this year.  Please place your stickers or completed sticker sheet in the collection box at Woolworths Moama, Woolworths Echuca or at the Primary School office.


At the end of the promotion we will be able to order some fantastic school resources.  We appreciate your support!

Coming Events

Term 2 - Upcoming events

Please check your SEQTA calendar for all dates and further information.

Tuesday 18 June


Friday 21 June

Tuesday 25 June

Wednesday 26 June

Friday 28 June

Boomerang Bags Sewing Bee

BISSA Athletics

Year 10 Morrisby Testing

Year 9 Courage to Care Excursion

Year 5 Production Cinderella & Rockerfella

Last day of term: 2:05 pm dismissal

Cambodia Service Trip departs

Cinderella and Rockerfella - Year 5 Production

Limited tickets are currently available for our Year 5 Production of Cinderella & Rockerfella, a modern musical reworking of the classic tale.

The musical includes all the traditional characters; Cinderella, Rockerfella (formerly know as Prince Charming), Buttons, the Ugly Sisters and the Fairy Godmother.
All placed in a world of fame and celebrity with music managers, paparazzi, good and bad fairies and much more!

Purchase yours here


Grease - Secondary Production

Join the T-Birds and Pink Ladies as they travel through the ups and downs of their senior year at Rydell High.

Students have been busy preparing for the senior production of Grease!
With themes of peer pressure, navigating through relationships and finding their identity, this show is a fantastic classic that young and old will enjoy. Students are performing the 'School's Version' of Grease which has a G rating.

Thursday 8 August: 7:00 pm
Friday 9 August Matinee: 12:30 pm
Friday 9 August: 7:00 pm

Tickets available from Echuca Paramount Theatre.
(03) 5482 3399 

Around the School


We love to celebrate our students and showcase what they have been up to, both inside and outside the classroom! Below are a few things that happened over the last two weeks.

You can also keep up-to-date on our Facebook page:

Year 9 Italian Cooking Class.

On Monday 3 June, eight eager students from Mrs Quill’s Italian class headed into the Food Tech rooms. We were prepared and excited to make our very own gnocchi with the help of Mrs Pinson. We were very fortunate to have this wonderful experience.


Before starting, Mrs Pinson did a quick demonstration on how to make the gnocchi. Luckily for us it was in English!


We first gathered all of the ingredients after watching the demonstration. The ingredients needed were potatoes, flour, butter, eggs and salt. We then started following the Italian recipe which was a bit difficult but we managed to get through.


The dough turned out sticky and soft so we needed to add more flour until it was perfect. The dough was rolled out into a “sausage” shape and was then easy to cut and roll over a gnocchi board, ready to put into a pot of boiling water. The gnocchi cooked perfectly!


There were three types of sauces that we could make: a cheese sauce, a burnt butter and  sage sauce, and finally a tomato sauce.


After roughly an hour we had all finished cooking and packed up successfully with ten minutes left. There was just enough time to take a picture and eat our delicious food! All in all we had heaps of fun and we would like to thank Mrs Pinson. :)


Written by the students of Year 9 Italian.


The Grower Books

Photographer, Al Mabin and farmer, John Nicoletti have teamed up to donate a series of books showcasing Australian agriculture to regional and rural schools across the country.

Moama Anglican Grammar is lucky enough to have ordered these books, making a wonderful addition to our Resource Centre. 
The Grower series will be a real insight for students currently studying Agriculture and Primary Industries, as well as other students interested in the invaluable impact our farming community has in Australia.

Feel free to share around our other school communities.

To read more about these books, follow the link below:…/nicoletti-keen-to-help-pr…/…

Steam Rally competition

Congratulations to all students who entered the Steam Rally colouring in competition over the last few weeks. 
Especially those who received awards and honourable mentions for their efforts.
Artwork may be viewed in the Primary office.


Food Bank cook up

Year 6 students have been working hard within the scope of the Get Happier Project to help out the community. This week they made meals to take to the Food bank over on Campaspe Esplanade to assist those in need. 
Students did a wonderful job creating fried rice, pumpkin soup, pasta, curries, biscuits and more. 
Well done!


Last art club for Term 2

Last week students in Art Club used air dry clay to make little pots/dishes of their own wonderous creation and painted them up, ready to put a flower in, or store jewellery and treasures .



On the Wednesday 22 May the Apex debating semifinals were held at Cadell on the Murray Motel Resort. Four schools competed at this competition, they were Moama Anglican Grammar, Kyabram P-12, Echuca College and St Joseph’s College.


We had two teams compete, one in the junior section and one in the senior section. The juniors competed negative on the topic that “zoos are inhuman and should be banned in today’s society.” The senior team affirmative for the topic that “too many people are going to university.” Both teams won their debates and moved on to the finals against Echuca College on May 29.


The junior debated affirmative on the topic of “Quotas should be introduced to ensure there are equal numbers of Men and Women in Parliament.”  The senior team debated negative on the topic that “We should import our food and fibre rather than use irrigation in the Murray Darling Basin.” Both teams debated very well but did not win overall.


Congratulations to Ella Bowler, Alysha Toohill, Allira Hornsby, Alex Smith, Michaela Spry and Meg Kennedy-Ripon for some great debates.

Mark Wilson visit

On Monday 20 May we were fortunate to have a visit from author and illustrator Mark Wilson.  He currently has 17 books published in Australia and the U.S.A. and has won many awards during his career.  Mark gave two talks and one workshop which kept the students from years three to six entertained and engaged.  He is passionate about Australian history, conservation and the environment, which he incorporates into his picture books and he aims to build children’s confidence in telling and illustrating their own stories. During the talks he divided the time between talking about his books and the inspiration behind writing them and getting the students to do illustrations.  In the workshop the students developed a storyboard which Mark explained is a vital part in planning and developing a story.  The storyboards included illustrations and written work from the student’s imagination. Mark Wilson’s picture books are very popular in the library and the students appreciate the detailed drawings within them.


Cohuna Bridge to Bridge

Sunday students Nathaniel Anthony, Ben Anthony, Ethan Anthony, Bella Kendrick and Zac Anthony competed in the Bridge to Bridge event in Cohuna. 


Ben came 2nd (and 15th overall) in the U12 6.5km run in a time of 31:14. Ben also participated in the Mini Miler race.


Nathaniel came 2nd (and 2nd overall) in the 9-11 6.5km bike ride in 15:37.

He then went on to win the Mini Miler race.


Zac came 2nd (and 5th overall) in the 12-14 6.5km bike ride in 16:37.


Bella participated in the 6.5km bike ride and was the 2nd girl home in the Mini Miler.


Ethan participated in the 6.5km run and Mini Miler but unfortunately had to retire due to injury.


Over 500 people participated in the event which raises funds for the Cohuna Hospital.



Student write up

On Sunday 2 June, 19 HSC PDHPE students began their journey to the Sydney Academy of Sport and Recreation to attend sessions detailing and revising aspects of the PDHPE syllabus. The program provided us with a chance to experience a range of tests used to assess athletic performance such as: explosive strength, aerobic and anaerobic fitness, wingate power, acceleration and speed, lactate profiles and VO2 max testing. We all challenged ourselves and came out with some strong results in the testing.

Chase completed the VO2 max test on the bike, receiving an extremely impressive result of 74 VO2 max (mL/kg/min), which is one of the highest the Academy has seen from a HSC student.

There was an amazing result from Abbey who broke the HSC student record for the 10 sec Peak Power Wingate test, scoring 17.2 (w).

Mitch also impressed not only the Academy staff, but also the Manly Sea Eagles Team with his Box Jump, breaking the record with a huge explosive jump of 42 inches.

We also had the opportunity to meet and ask questions regarding the training, preparation and diet of elite athlete Anneliese Rubie.  Anneliese provided us with first-hand knowledge of her experiences during the Olympics and her sporting career as a 400m sprinter.

Following this we had a presentation from sport psychologist and athlete Mark Webster who provided us with a detailed discussion about the psychological aspects of sport such as, motivation, arousal and anxiety and relaxation enhancement techniques.

The experience was definitely one to remember and to reflect back on during our study in lead up to the HSC trials and exams.

A big thank you to Miss Bennett for organising the camp and to Mr Cadd for his demonstration of motivation, risking his quad to beat other students in the vertical jump.


Bryce Horne (Year 12)

Sports Report

Term 2 is flying by

This term has been a busy one so far for school sporting activities. Students have had opportunities to participate in AFL Football, Netball, Cross-country and Equestrian events. It has been wonderful to see so many of our students participating in sports and trying their best.

CIS AFL Results

After being selected in the CIS 15 and under Girls and Boys teams respectively, Olivia Taranto (Year 9) and Sam Edgar (Year 8) have both been selected in the NSW 15 & under team and will play in Tasmania at Australian Schools AFL Competition in August.


At the CIS game, Olivia played in the ruck and Sam Edgar had some outstanding games. Sam was named CIS player of the tournament.


We wish both of these students all the best at the next level of competition in August.



During the last holidays (11-14 April) Lucy Nelson (Year 10) competed for the 7th year running at the 2019 Victorian Equestrian Interschool State Championships, representing the School.  This year Lucy competed on a 4 year old Welsh pony, which she broke in and educated over the past 12 months.  Wyann Frangelico, aka Ellie, and Lucy joined 500+ other riders from across the State over the four days of competition at Werribee Park, after qualifying for the State Event at the Elmore Interschools in 2018. The duo achieved commendable scores in a total of four dressage tests with a first ever attempt at the Novice level, an achievement in itself - as well as finishing in the top half of the field!  Competition at this level is highly contested with the majority of the Senior riders aboard big-moving warmbloods, not ponies like Ellie!  The pair also achieved a mid-field result in the showing phase and a surprise fourth place in the Handymount competition which tests the versatility of the combination.


Once again, the highlight of the competition was in the camaraderie and fun among friends from all over the State whom we have met over the years at these great events.  We would encourage any students able to compete at similar interschool competitions in the future to give it a go!


credit OzShotz Sports Photography.

Upcoming Equestrian Inter Schools Competition

There are a number of different options for representing Moama Anglican Grammar at  Equestrian Inter Schools. The next competition and qualifier for the 2020 State competition is the Elmore Equestrian Club's Equestrian InterSchools to be held from the 5-7 July (these school holidays) at the Elmore Events Centre. This is a great opportunity to represent Moama Anglican Grammar close to home.  Riders must be a member of EA, PCAV or HRCAV for this particular competition.  Further details including the schedule, rules and entry procedures about the Elmore event can be found online

At present we have two riders keen to represent Moama Anglican Grammar at Elmore in July - other interested riders are asked to contact Mrs McFadden or Cheryl Nelson ([email protected]) to form a Moama Anglican Grammar team (4 riders per team).

RAS (Riverina Associated Schools) Netball Selections

On Thursday  6 June Chloe Brown, Jemma Smith, Mia Healey, Maia Roberts, Jaylah Davies, Alexci Nicholas, Alexandra Tenace and Jayda Richardson joined Mrs McFadden on the trip to Albury to play in the RAS netball team selections. Joining them was Matilda Cooke, who was our official umpire for the day and did a great job umpiring every game. She was noted as a confident umpire, especially for a Year 7 student, who was happy to umpire both the 15 & under and the Open age groups.


The girls all played extremely well with a number of our students making it through to the possible and probables round. In the end I was excited to announce that Chloe Brown and Maia Roberts were selected for the 15 & under RAS team, and Alexandra Tenace and Jayda Richardson were selected for the Open RAS team. These four girls will be heading to Sydney on the 18 & 19 August to play in the CIS Netball Challenge day. Congratulations girls.


CIS Cross-country results

Thursday 13 June a group of Moama Anglican Grammar students from the Primary and Secondary Schools headed  to Sydney to compete in the CIS Cross-country Carnival. Coming from a very flat area, the course is challenging, but our students all performed well. Results are as follows:

Primary 8/9 Girls

Amalie Southern 30th overall & 1st RAS team member to cross the line.

Sophie Jardine 39th overall & 2nd RAS team member to cross the line.

Tahlia Godfrey 54th overall & 3rd RAS team member to cross the line.

Primary 8/9 Boys

Benjamin Anthony 74th overall & 4th RAS team member to cross the line.

Primary 10 Girls

Eve Ferris 89th overall & 4th RAS team member to cross the line.

Primary 10 Boys

Ethan Anthony 59th overall & 5th RAS team member to cross the line.

Primary 11 Boys

Lenix Keam 83rd overall & 3rd RAS team member to cross the line.

Nathanial Anthony 87th overall & 4th RAS team member to cross the line.

Primary 12/13 Girls

Katherine Barnes 41st overall & 3rd RAS team member to cross the line.

Jilly Jones 55th overall & 4th RAS team member to cross the line.

Secondary 12 Girls

Scarlett Southern 33rd overall & 1st RAS team member to cross the line.

Secondary 12 Boys

Max Carroll 26th overall & 1st RAS team member to cross the line.

Secondary 13 Boys

Archie Peat 66th overall & 3rd RAS team member to cross the line.

Secondary 14 Girls

Alexci Nicholas 60th overall & 3rd RAS team member to cross the line.

Secondary 14 Boys

Jake Clancy 34th overall & 1st RAS team member to cross the line.

Secondary 15 Girls

Jaymi Clancy 52nd overall & 1st RAS team member to cross the line.

Secondary 15 Boys

Dylan Scoble 50th overall & 2nd RAS team member to cross the line.


Congratulation to all athletes who competed.


Year 7/8 AFL Football

On Wednesday 12 June 2019 the Moama Anglican Grammar Year 7 & 8 Girls and Boys AFL Football teams travelled to Wagga Wagga with Mr John Sheehan (boys team coach), Mr Alan Aylward (girls team coach), Jayda Richardson (girls team assistant coach – Year 10 student) and Miss Georgia Walton to compete in a regional tournament against a Wagga Wagga School and an Albury School. Unfortunately, our teams were beaten in both games. However, they all discovered that winning was not everything as they had a very enjoyable day of footy in our first Year 7&8 tournament.


Mrs Kim McFadden

Head of Sport (Secondary)

Community News

Do you have coats and blankets you can spare?

A big need this year is to have nice warm socks donated. 

Gym classes


School Holidays


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