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Showing posts from April, 2017

ANZAC Day 2017

ANZAC Day is always a time to stop and remember those family members and friends who have served in the Armed Forces. While the day often focuses on where ANZAC day started in Gallipoli, there were many battles and tales of survival. Most families have a relative that they honour at this time. Charlotte's Grandmother often speaks of her Uncle Bobby, who lost his life at Gallipoli, 3 days after she was born. He was a teacher.  Mrs Appleby reminds us that 102, 825 people have died as a result of serving in the Armed forces so that we can have peace and freedom.  To honour ANZAC Day this year, Year 6 were asked to make poppies. The poppies were used in our Remembrance ceremony. Each poppy represented a local soldier who died at Gallipoli. The students presented them during the ceremony.  Another aspect of our annual observance of ANZAC day is the incursion organised by Mr and Mrs Bird. Mr Bird has a vast collection of memorabilia and medals, which he shares with our st

Easter Hat Parade and Missions Day

Term 1 seems to have disappeared so quickly! Year 6 had the opportunity to create their Easter Hats, ready for our Easter Hat parade on the last day of school. While not everyone made their own hat, all of the students helped one of the younger students make a hat. This made the Easter Hat parade all the more enjoyable as they were able to share in the enjoyment of their buddies class.  The Easter Hat parade has become a community event for MACC. Walking into the Hall and seeing so many visitors always makes the occasion special. Our prefects and Captains hosted the event well, especially in bringing the message of Easter. It is a time to remember why we celebrate this time of the year. Believing in Jesus Christ underpins our the core values of our school. Remembering that he died for humanities sin's so that we could personally know God is the reason that we celebrate Easter. Jesus calls us to serve one another, which he showed by his example.  One of

Stage 3 Camp at Old Mogo Town

Going to an overnight camp is an opportunity to learn much more than history. Organisation, independence and just hanging with your friends is a part of the whole experience. We set off on a very dark Thursday morning, to a rather overcast Old Mogo Town which is situated on the South Coast. When we arrived we were taken on a tour of Old Mogo Town, which is a recreation of an 1850's mining town. We were shown an old mine shaft, a Chinese Joss house and an old jail. Learning to pan for gold is much harder than it looks. It involves swishing the rocks and water around in the pan so that the gold sinks to the bottom of the pan. All the hard work through the term, with learning to Bush dance. A live band played for Stage 3, while they danced Strip the Willow, The Barn Dance and The heel-toe Polka. We learnt the Gallopede and then ended with dancing the Macarena. The next morning, Stage 3 went back in time to school in the 1850's with pupil teachers helping