As always the start to the school year has been busy. It has been fantastic to welcome back some familiar faces and some new ones to the school. As a result our enrolment numbers are above what was predicted for 2015. From my observation the year has started well for the staff and students. Students are highly engaged and working well in vibrant classrooms. Thank you to all families for their efforts in ensuring that their students are in uniform and ready for learning from the beginning of the year.
Election processes have been completed for the student leadership for 2015. Congratulations to all students who have been elected to represent their peers in the SRC, Sporting events or as a bus monitor. In our next newsletter we will officially recognise our student leaders after they have been inducted this week.
2015 Japanese Exchange
This year Maitland Area School is due to undertake our biannual exchange to Mimasaka City in Japan. The exchange is open to all students from year 8 to 11. As in 2013 our aim is to travel to Japan in the last week of term 3 and return in the second week of the school holidays. Decisions regarding which staff will accompany the students have not been made at this stage. For the first time we will be inviting students from Ardrossan Area School to take part in the exchange. If families are interesting in their children being part of this exchange or would like further information please contact the school so that we can gauge interest and begin planning if required.