Moama Anglican Grammar 

09 March 2018
Issue Four
From our Principal
Around the School
Secondary Sports
Celebrating our Community Members
Community News
Moama Anglican Grammar
03 5480 5900
2 Kirchhofer Street
Moama, NSW, 2731

From our Principal

It is wonderful to be here.

 I have been given a very warm welcome from the staff, students and parents I have met at this stage and am looking forward to meeting everyone, hearing your stories, hopes and aspirations for our students and working with families to realise these.


My family and I arrived at the end of last week and I have spent this week meeting with staff, visiting classrooms and talking to students and I have been impressed by the optimism and friendliness, our students all seem happy and settled.  This week I have heard of the success of our students in a range of activities including public speaking, swimming and the success of both Year 7 and 5 camps.  Thank you to the staff and parents who make these opportunities possible for the students.


Teaching and working in schools is a great privilege, we get to walk with young people on their journey and be involved in their development and growth as they mature into young adults, ready to take on the world and be the difference they want to see.  I am looking forward to being involved in this journey with students, staff and parents here and working together to develop resilient young adults for a world that is constantly changing.


The major teachers in any child’s life are the parents or family and school is secondary to this.  Working with families is very important as we are in partnership with you.  Key to this partnership is communication and I look forward to meeting parents and having open communication between school and home.


Again, thank you for the very warm welcome to Moama and to Moama Anglican Grammar.


Carmel Spry


Staff Farewell 

It is with some sadness that I am writing to announce the resignation of Miss Sarah Buchanan and Mrs Jo Webb from the School. Sarah has been successful in securing a senior English teaching position at Assumption College Kilmore and we wish her all the very best for this exciting new endeavour.  Sarah’s last day with us will be the 20 March. Jo has accepted a full-time position within the Education Department Student Support Services (SSS) Team (Echuca Based) as a Social Worker. Jo will finish at the end of Term 1.  Wewish her all the very best for her exciting new opportunity.


Mr Mathew Greenwood will be stepping in to take Miss Buchanan’s Year 11 and 12 English classes. Having joined us from Girton College, Bendigo this year, Mr Greenwood is excited for this opportunity and will be working closely with Miss Buchanan to ensure a smooth handover and transition. Mr Greenwood will also be joined in his Year 12 classes by Mrs Spry, our new Principal and very experienced HSC English teacher. Mrs Spry will be regularly team teaching with Mr Greenwood and is looking forward to getting to know the Year 12 English students and staff.


Key Dates

  • Labour Day Public Holiday – Mon 12 March
  • Last day Term 1 is Wed 28 March (normal dismissal time of 3:05pm)
  • (Easter Public Holidays: Good Friday – 30 March; Easter Monday – 2 April)
  • Administration Office is closed from Thurs 29 March, reopening on Mon 9 April.
  • Students commence Term 2 on Mon 16 April (please note there is no student free day at the commencement of Term 2)
  • ANZAC Day Public Holiday is Wed April 25
  • Student Free Day (Assessment & Reporting) Fri 8 June
  • Queen's Birthday Public Holiday - Mon 11 June
  • Last day Term 2 is Fri 22 June (normal dismissal time of 3:05pm).

Coles Sports for Schools

Coles Sports for Schools is back to help Aussie kids stay fit and healthy. When you shop at Coles, you'll receive Sports for Schools vouchers (1 voucher for every $10 spent) that our school can exchange for sports gear. The more vouchers you collect, the more sports gear we will be able to redeem. There are drop boxes located in Coles Echuca, the Primary School office and also our School library.  The campaign ends on Friday 11 May.

Start collecting today because the race is on!

Primary Athletics Carnival

On Friday 16 March, students in Kindergarten – Year 6 will be participating in the Primary House Athletics Carnival. The Athletics Carnival will commence at 9:30am and finish at 2:45pm.  It will be held on the Jack Eddy oval and parents are encouraged to come along and support students on the day.

Primary Cross Country

The Kindergarten to Year 6 House Cross Country, will commence from 1:30pm on Thursday 26 April near Brick Alley oval.  Maps and approximate times for different age groups can be found on the Parent Portal.

Secondary Athletics Carnival

On Friday 23 March, students in Year 7 -  12 will be participating in the Secondary House Athletics Carnival. Students are reminded to come in sports uniform and wear their house shirts. The carnival  will be held on the Jack Eddy oval and parents are encouraged to come along and support students on the day.

NSW Public Transport

Is your child over 16 years of age? Travelling to Sydney in the holidays perhaps? Or elsewhere by NSW public transport?

If so, to be eligible for student concession fares, they will require a Transport for NSW Secondary Student Transport Concession Card. Please call 03 5480 5900 or see Lou at the office (Tuesday - Friday) before you head off.

Ready, set, read! The Premier's Reading Challenge 2018 is back for another amazing year of reading!

The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely.


Students from Kindergarten to Year 9 can participate. To enroll visit the Resource Centre and create your online reading record. Library staff will be available to help guide students to choose listed books.

More information is available on the PRC website.

A message from our recycling committee 


Echuca-Moama Bridge Project


Upcoming Events


Around the School

Year 11 Chemistry 

The Year 11 Chemistry students enjoyed sharing their models of different types of bonding during class. The model was one part of their research assignment investigating the nature of metallic, covalent molecular, ionic or covalent network bonding. They are now on display in the foyer of the Resource Centre for everyone to have a closer look.


RAS Primary Swimming

Our Students made the long journey to Wagga to compete in the RAS swimming finals on Tuesday 6 March, some students undertaking the journey with parents the day before and others on the bus for a 5am departure!


Once at the venue our students warmed up in the pool, nearly all our students informed me that the water was EXTREMLY COLD!


The day was another great opportunity for our students to excel; they did not disappoint, a number of teaching staff from other schools as well as the race officials all making complimentary remarks about the conduct and sportsmanship displayed by the entire swim squad. Our students cheered each other on with eagerness and enthusiasm but displayed great maturity in also congratulating rival schools on their accomplishments.


In the pool, our students gave it their all, posting some very impressive performances, every student performing to the best of their abilities, which is all you can ask of anyone!


Special mentions must go to Lucy Kennedy, winning four individual events and collecting first place ten years girls overall age champion. Congratulations Lucy.


Macklan Dalziel for also winning two individual events and coming third overall in his age group of boys eight and nine years. Again, another tremendous achievement as Macklan still has another year to compete in this age group!


Jordan Dalziel, Patrick Kennedy and William Whitbourn all gaining third place in their respective races. This was an amazing achievement in a very competitive race meet.


The Boys ten years and under relay team also finished third, for which they should be extremely proud, well done Flynn Gilbert, William Whitbourn, Macklan Dalziel and Tanner Peters.


I would also like to thank staff members Bronwyn Andrzejeski and Regan Smith as well as all the parents who attended on the day. Without your help and support, these activities are simply not possible. Thank you.


Finally, I was extremely proud of all the competitors and would like to pass on my thanks and gratitude to each and every one of them. Well done on a fantastic effort.


Mr Paul Dolan  - Head of Primary Sport


Through the lense

Our Photographic and Digital Media students used the environment around them to practice using their aperture setting to create depth of field. View the students work below.


Plant and Animal Cells

Take a look at the creations Year 8.2 made during their science class last week. The students made models of plant and animal cells out of playdoh.


Echuca and Moama Lion's Youth of the Year

In February, Alyssa Hunter competed in the Echuca Lion's Youth of the Year. She spoke extremely well during her prepared speech on the topic 'Nuclear Energy'. As a result, Alyssa won the Public Speaking Award.


Last Tuesday, Moama Anglican Grammar had four students compete in the Moama Lion's Youth of the Year. In their prepared speeches, Alex Smith spoke about, 'The Stranger', Isabelle Williams’ speech described the banning of local pools, in particular, Rochester’s pool. Maddy Zlateff spoke on the importance of education and Mia' Oberin spoke about the significance of educating women.


Mia Oberin won the Public Speaking Award and the overall award, taking her through to the next regional final which was held in Numurkah on the weekend. She won this regional final and now will go through to the next round at the end of March in Baranduda.


Piano Performers

Toby Kennedy in Year 2 performing Pop Goes the Weasel at our Primary Assembly on Wednesday. 

Tyler Cox in Year 2 performing Indian Brave at our Primary Assembly on Wednesday. 


Year 7 HSIE Excavation!

This week Mr Parker's Year 7 HSIE students took part in their own excavation dig in the AG plots. It was a great way for the students to get a practical understanding of an archaeological dig. 


Secondary Sports

BISSA Swimming Carnival Report

Yesterday our Secondary swimmers competed at the BISSA swimming carnival in Wagga Wagga. Our students were a credit to our school at this meet by not only performing the best they could, but supported each other well and represented our school in a positive manner.


There were a number of students who were very close to receiving a ribbon and many students who swam faster than they did in qualifying for BISSA, but a few had outstanding performances which saw them achieve 1st, 2nd or 3rd.  These students were:

  • Bernard Uys -17-19 age group
    • 50m Breaststroke 1st with a time of 36.88sec
    • 50m Freestyle 3rd with a time of 26.66sec
    • 50m Butterfly 3rd with a time of 28.77sec
  • Ashleigh O’Neill – 15year age group
    • 50m Breaststroke 3rd with a time of 41.09sec
    • 50m Backstroke 3rd with a time of 35.60sec
  • Tahlia O’Neill – 14 year age group
    • 50m Breaststroke 3rd with a time of 41.82sec
  • Tahlia O’Neill, Maia Uys, Emma Weiser and Tilli-Rose Peters
    • 14 year old girls Freestyle relay team 1st with a time of 2:14:48, which was a clear 5 seconds ahead of second place.


From this carnival we have had 8 students qualify for individual events at the CIS Swimming in Sydney on 4&5 April 2018. This is a fantastic achievement and I would like to congratulate and recognise these students.

They are:

  • Bernard Uys – Age 17 – 19 - 50m Breaststroke, Freestyle, Butterfly, and Backstroke.
  • Ashleigh O’Neill – Age 15 – 100m Freestyle; 50m Breaststroke, Freestyle & Backstroke; and 200m Individual Medley
  • Tahlia O’Neill – Age 14 – 100m Freestyle, 50m Breaststroke
  • Maia Uys – Age 14 – 50m Freestyle and Backstroke, and 200m Individual Medley
  • Emma Weiser – Age 14 – 50m Butterfly and 50m Backstroke
  • Chloe Brown – Age 13 – 100m Freestyle, 50m Freestyle and Butterfly
  • Meiha Burns – Age 12 – 50m Freestyle and Backstroke
  • Oscar Burns – Age 12 – 50m Backstroke

I will be sending out information about the CIS carnival to these families shortly.


I would like to congratulate to all students who attended the BISSA carnival on your great results and more importantly your fantastic efforts and positive attitudes. I would also like to extend a special thank-you to Mr Lee Macey, Mrs Megan McMaster and Mr Regan Smith who travelled with the team and supported our students throughout the trip and the carnival. Without teachers who will offer their time to travel, our students would not have the opportunity to participate in events such as today’s BISSA swimming carnival.


CIS 15 and under Boys & Girls AFL nominations

The CIS AFL (15&U Boys and Girls) Trials are on Thursday 10 May 2018 at Blacktown Int Sports Park, Sydney. RAS students who wish to nominate (which includes students from our school) will travel by bus from Albury (leaving at 9:30am) on Wednesday 9 May  and stay at the Valentine Sports Park (VSP) in Glenwood as a group. The bus will return to Asbury by 10:40pm on the Thursday night. Travel is available to parents for the same cost as players if any parents decide they wish to accompany the group. The cost of the trip is around $200.00


If you are male and turning 14 or 15 this year (born 2003 or 2004), you are eligible to nominate for the CIS 15 and under boys trials.

If you are female and are turning 15 or less this year (born 2003 or after) you are eligible to nominate for the CIS 15 and under girls trials.


If you are interested in attending the CIS AFL 15and under trials please email Mrs McFadden to get a nomination form. Nomination forms are due back by Friday 23 March 2018.

RAS Netball Trials

The RAS netball team is selected from students attending Riverine Independent Schools and will compete at the Combined Independent Schools (CIS) competition. Once again this year RAS will hold selections for the RAS Netball teams, 15 & under and open, in Albury on Monday 7 May.


Athletes selected from these trials will play at the CIS 15 Years & Under and Open Netball Challenge Day at Genea Centre, Sydney Olympic Park on Monday 20 August 2018. A mini bus will transport the two teams to Sydney leaving Albury on the morning of Sunday 19 August and returning to Albury in the evening on Monday 20  The cost of the Sydney trip if an athlete is selected will be around $200-250.

All athletes who attend the trials in Albury must be committed to travel to Sydney should they be selected.


If any female Moama Anglican Grammar Secondary student is wanting to express an interest in attending these trials please email Mrs Kim McFadden to get more information and a nomination form.

2018 Secondary Athletics Carnival Friday 23 March 2018

This is a busy term for sport and the Athletics carnival is fast approaching. All students are encouraged to participate in at least one event. You never know when you will do something and find out that you actually are good at it if you don’t try.


Students were sent an email with a link to register for the preferred events. This needs to be completed by Wednesday 14 March. The nomination form can also be accessed by the following link


I am aware not all students are athletic or want to compete in the athletics carnival. We expect students to attend the carnival and support their peers, another way they can participate in the carnival is to be a student helper. It would be helpful to have 15-20 students to help out with the running of the carnival. All students interested in being a student helper should email me (Mrs Kim McFadden) and let me know you would like to help.


If any parents would like to volunteer their help, please also email me on [email protected].


Mrs Kim McFadden

Head of Sport and VET and Duke of Ed Coordinator.

Celebrating our Community Members

Poppy Palmer

Congratulations to Poppy Palmer in Year 8 who competed at the Victorian Championships in Melbourne last weekend. Competing in five events with three placings Poppy will now represent Victoria at the Nationals in Sydney. Her placings include first place for shot put, making her the Victorian State Champion Shot Putter and third in 100 and Long jump.

Isabella Crossman

Congratulations to Isabella Crossman in Year 6 who competed at the CIS Primary Tennis Trials on Tuesday 27 February at Kings School Parramatta in Sydney. Isabella absolutely hit the try outs, out of the courts and has made it into the CIS Primary Tennis team!


Cody Vandy

Congratulations to Cody Vandy in Year 7 who has been selected to represent Australia at the 2018 Oceania Karate Cup from 18 - 20 May 2018 in New Zealand. Cody will represent Australia in the U14 (12/13) Male -40kg division.  Cody has been doing karate since grade 2 a sport he has loved and excelled in. At the young age of 12 it is no wonder Cody was selected for the Nationals team as he is currently training to get his black belt. Every weekend Cody travels to Bacchus Marsh where he trains at the Shindo Karate Association arguably one of the top sports karate schools in Australia. Coached by Australian team coach Sensei Wayne Noble.  We wish Cody all the best at the upcoming Australian Open in Liverpool NSW held in April and then the 18th Junoir U21 Oceania Karate Championships in Auckland in May. 


Where are they now?

Congratulations to Brooke Glennen Alumni Class of 2013 who was a finalist at the Life Instyle Gala Awards recently. In the first year of business her company By Brooke Creative was up against some of the top Australian brands. Her hanging pods took out the 'Gift' category and her My Mindful Child not only won in ‘Books & Stationery’ but it received Product of the Year 2018! A fantastic effort! Head to Brooke's Facebook page to view her work or visit 


Choose Maths Awards 2018


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]

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