Maitland Area School

Maitland | Yorke Peninsula | South Australia


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2013 SKI TRIP!!

 

In the second week of holidays we ran our very first Maitland Area School Ski trip as a standalone school.  9 students comprising of Annaliese Moloney, Maddision Briggs, Patrick Dodd, Teagan Layne, Nathan Tucker, Harrison Biggs, Thomas Smart, Tayna Polgreen and Amelia Honner ventured off to the snowy slopes of Mt Buller.  Teachers who attended the trip were Miss Taheny, Mrs Derrington and myself.

We left the Pt Wakefield BP at 10pm Saturday evening and started our LONG bus trip all the way to Mt Buller.  After 15 hours of being on a bus we were finally able to see our first sight of snow.  Although there was not as much snow coverage as we would have hoped it was still a beautiful display of patchy white and green.

On arrival at the mountain we quickly dumped our gear in our own private lodge and walked down to the village to get kitted out in all our ski gear.  Once we had lugged our Ski’s and Boots all the way home to the lodge we were then able to relax whilst our Chef Grant came in and made us our first 3 course meal for the week.  Grant made some of the best soups and his deserts were delicious. A favourite with the kids was the crème brule and the adults loved his butterscotch pudding – YUM!!

The first day on the slopes for the students was mainly centred around learning the basics of skiing on Buller’s Magic Carpet.  Ski instructor Daniel from Austria took our 9 students and Miss Taheny under his wing and did an exceptional job at teaching the kids how to Ski even though for the majority of the week he called Tayna – Taylor and Miss Taheny Anne instead of Anna. 

It was great to see all 9 students grow into confident skiers as the week progressed. Harrison and Maddison quickly joined the adults on Blue runs whilst the rest of the group slowly built their confidence and warmed themselves into it.

While we did only get to Ski for 3 out of the 5 days students still kept busy with Mrs Derrington by checking out the indoor rock climbing wall and attending a movie session at the Cinema.

On the final day it was sad to say goodbye to our beautiful cosy lodge and the creature comforts of having our own chef. 

It was another long bus drive home but we all made it back safe and sound. All in all it was a wonderful trip and we would like to commend students on the way they conducted themselves and the positive attitudes they displayed on the trip.  Our Chef Grant said we were the best school he has ever had and I thought this was a great compliment to our students.

With numbers pending – we hope to make this trip a biennial fixture at Maitland Area School.  So I encourage any students who may wish to go to start saving those passport dollars to help pay for the trip or start putting those coins in the piggy bank till 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certificate 3 - Sport and Recreation students took on the role of coach for a lesson with the Year 3/4's.

 

The Certificate 3 students did a fantastic job at coaching the class by keeping them engaged in a range of Basketball drills/games.  The Year 3/4 student's loved having the opportunity to be coached by the group and are looking forward to doing it all again in a few weeks time. I would like to congratulate the Certificate 3 students in the way they conducted themselves throughout the session they were very professional whilst also having a fun vibe about them! 


They are all going to make terrific coaches in the future!!

 

 

        

 

 


 

SACE Stage One and Two students have been busy sharpening up their Archery skills in PE.

As a class we have been travelling to the Yorke Peninsula Field Archers Club in Kadina where volunteer archery wiz Terry Wilkinson has been assisting our students in learning the ins and outs of archery. After a tiring double the bus ride home gets a little too much for some.....

 

Mr Wilkinson has also been kind enough to come into the school every second week to busily work with our Year 12 students who will undertake their archery moderation in Week 8 this term.

 

 

 

We would like to say a HUGE thankyou to Terry Wilkinson for all his time and hard work - It has been VERY much appreciated! 




2013 SKI TRIP!!

 

In the second week of holidays we ran our very first Maitland Area School Ski trip as a standalone school.  9 students comprising of Annaliese Moloney, Maddision Briggs, Patrick Dodd, Teagan Layne, Nathan Tucker, Harrison Biggs, Thomas Smart, Tayna Polgreen and Amelia Honner ventured off to the snowy slopes of Mt Buller.  Teachers who attended the trip were Miss Taheny, Mrs Derrington and myself.

We left the Pt Wakefield BP at 10pm Saturday evening and started our LONG bus trip all the way to Mt Buller.  After 15 hours of being on a bus we were finally able to see our first sight of snow.  Although there was not as much snow coverage as we would have hoped it was still a beautiful display of patchy white and green.

On arrival at the mountain we quickly dumped our gear in our own private lodge and walked down to the village to get kitted out in all our ski gear.  Once we had lugged our Ski’s and Boots all the way home to the lodge we were then able to relax whilst our Chef Grant came in and made us our first 3 course meal for the week.  Grant made some of the best soups and his deserts were delicious. A favourite with the kids was the crème brule and the adults loved his butterscotch pudding – YUM!!

The first day on the slopes for the students was mainly centred around learning the basics of skiing on Buller’s Magic Carpet.  Ski instructor Daniel from Austria took our 9 students and Miss Taheny under his wing and did an exceptional job at teaching the kids how to Ski even though for the majority of the week he called Tayna – Taylor and Miss Taheny Anne instead of Anna. 

It was great to see all 9 students grow into confident skiers as the week progressed. Harrison and Maddison quickly joined the adults on Blue runs whilst the rest of the group slowly built their confidence and warmed themselves into it.

While we did only get to Ski for 3 out of the 5 days students still kept busy with Mrs Derrington by checking out the indoor rock climbing wall and attending a movie session at the Cinema.

On the final day it was sad to say goodbye to our beautiful cosy lodge and the creature comforts of having our own chef. 

It was another long bus drive home but we all made it back safe and sound. All in all it was a wonderful trip and we would like to commend students on the way they conducted themselves and the positive attitudes they displayed on the trip.  Our Chef Grant said we were the best school he has ever had and I thought this was a great compliment to our students.

With numbers pending – we hope to make this trip a biennial fixture at Maitland Area School.  So I encourage any students who may wish to go to start saving those passport dollars to help pay for the trip or start putting those coins in the piggy bank till 2015.

 

 

 


 
 
 


 


 

 

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A BIG congratulations to Oliver Linke for winning FIRST place in the Northern Argus Clare Valley 1km Dash for Reception to year 2 students.

What a great achievement!!

We have a number of 5/6/7 students away this week at SAPSASA Hockey.  My spy in Adelaide (thankyou Tracey Ingham) tells me the girls' team is doing very well, with two games drawn and two games won. We also hear the boys team is doing well and look forward to hearing all their news when they return.
 
At the beginning of the Term, keen hockey players began training for the knockout hockey carnival that would approach quickly. The individual commitment of students led to great teamwork and sportsmanship. 
On Thursday 20th June, eleven students accompanied myself to Kadina where we played three other schools: Moonta Area, Kadina Memorial and Harvest Christian.
Having eleven students meant we had no substitutes and therefore everyone on the team played three games with great persistence and determination, despite low energy levels near the end. We drew one game and lost two, but the games were still quite even. It was a great effort. All games were competitive and played at a good skills level.
To ensure we had enough players we also took a couple of non-players and a retired player. They picked the game up exceptionally well and worked well with the rest of the team. Everyone participated incredibly well and represented our school in a great manner.
A special thanks to Megan Falco, who came to Kadina and helped with supervision, coaching, bringing gear and encouraging all. Thanks also to the Maitland Hockey club for lending their goalie gear and masks.
 
We bundled 43 students into the big school bus on Friday May 17 and with five staff and a support bus headed up to the 2013 YP Cross Country at the Kadina Golf Course.
The event was hosted by Harvest Christian School and credit must go to organiser Stephen Clark and his helpers (of all ages) for their hard work.
SSOs Ali Adams and Julie Bagshaw (with help from the Year 7s) had our base camp erected by the time we arrived and we quickly settled in with our bags, first-aid gear and flags. The walk around the courses saw 400 students and teachers stepping out the different age-group circuits and before we knew it, the first race was on. The MAS students looked smart and professional in their sports tops and shorts and impressed with their enthusiasm, support for each other and willingness to compete.
There was stiff competition from the other schools with Moonta Area School and the Maitland Lutheran school dominating the team placings.
Congratulations to all students who attended, you represented your school to the very best of your abilities.
Lots of thanks to George Hewitson for driving the bus, to Betina Davies and Sarah Atkins for your organisation and to all the parents who took groups under their wings; a real team effort all round!
Every year the schools that are a part of the South Australian Aboriginal Sports Training Academy (SAASTA) program travel to Adelaide for the Aboriginal Power Cup (APC) which is held at Alberton Oval, the home ground of Port Adelaide Football Club. We play football against the other schools around South Australia who are also a part of the SAASTA program.

Preparation

Before going down to Adelaide for the Aboriginal Power Cup each team that’s part of the SAASTA program had to do multiple tasks within the APC booklet as part of the integrated learning SAASTA subject working towards their SACE. Some of the tasks in the booklet included, Power Cup workshop and cultural discussions, where Port Power players Brendon Ah Chee, Chad Wingard, Jake Neade and PAFC staffs Paul Vanderburgh and Narelle Long visited for a footy session and in preparation for the APC, we also had to design a team Guernsey for our team to wear at the Aboriginal Power Cup.

The Power Cup

Aboriginal Power Cup is the main event for the schools who are involved in the SAASTA program, we all go down to Alberton oval to play against other schools we play 7 games in total each a 20 minute football match with two 10 minute halves and a 3 minute half time break.

Workshops & Expos

We don’t just go to the Power Cup to play football we also attend workshops and career expos. Workshops included a session called Hearing Young Voices, where we shared information, opinions about our culture and how far we had come. Another workshop sponsored by Santos gave information about recruitment and how we can use social media to help us get a job.  We were also warned about the dangers of the using social media and to be careful of what we put on the internet.  We were given an example of the use of ‘SnapChat’ and ‘Facebook’ in that what you put up is there forever and can never be taken down. 
 
Something that we found enjoyable was the workshops run by UniSA where they used modern equipment, to test our fitness. We also gathered useful information at the careers expo, which was good to know we had help once we left school.
 

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