The Power Cup
Workshops & Expos
I could not be prouder of our SAASTA team and we finished second over all - a score based on sports, grades, attendance and behaviour. Well done!Some of the many highlights:
- Kayla was recognised as a nominee for SAASTA Student of the year as well as SAASTA academic of the year
- All students completed their Senior First Aid.
- We participated in a beach volleyball carnival, netball carnival, surf life saving and went bowling. Phew!
- We saw Anthony Mundine and had a performance by the rapper Capper. Brilliant!
On the 5th of September The SAASTA Certificate 2 Sport and Rec class headed to Maitland CFS to ask Trevor Allen (Station Head Captain) some questions about his role and the roles of the workers in the CFS crew. He told us about the importance of communication and working as a team to fight fires. Trevor showed us the communication/radio room which was full of radios and a log book that all communication is written in. He also showed us one of the trucks which we sat in and had our photo taken in. Trevor also sounded the sirens and turned on the lights. It was a fantastic day and we all enjoyed it.
On the 16th of May “The Screaming Eagles” went to Adelaide for the Aboriginal Power Cup. The team is a combined team and has students from four different schools that meet up at Maitland Area School every Tuesday. The team consist of Kirsty Weetra, Kiara Miller, Kiyanne Sansbury, Lynette Wilson, April Wilson and Nicole Walker from Maitland. Willis Daveson, Teekah Chantrill, Tianna Sansbury and myself (Kayla Masters) from Moonta. Stacey Pratt and Sam Power from Ardrossan and Mikey Aplin from Kadina.
The 2012 MAS School Leaders' Induction Ceremony was held on Thursday 16 February in the Performing Arts Centre.
Special guests included: Brenda Bowman, Deputy Mayor of Yorke Peninsula; Tim Schwartz, Chairman of the Governing Council; Marie Wheare, President of the Parents and Friends and Zac Rawlings, our guest speaker.
The ceremony opened with the Welcome to Country by Kirsty Weetra.
Zac, who was a Prefect at MAS in 2008, then spoke passionately and succinctly about his career as an Audio and Lighting Engineer. Building on his experiences at school and in the local community, Zac first gained a traineeship at the Adelaide Convention Centre and is currently the senior technician at Westminster School. He encouraged students to work hard, find a passion in life and take advantage of the experiences that school offers.
Our four Prefects, Nicole Walker, Nikki Benyo, Maddsion Briggs and Liam Thatcher were then inducted. They read the Prefects' Endeavour together with Nicole, as Head Prefect, making the response to the audience.
Secondary Coordinator Leigh Rothe and Deputy Mayor Brenda Bowman then presented the Secondary SRC badges.
The Primary SRC badges were presented by Primary School Coordinator Beth Hector and Marie Wheare
SAASTA Coordinator Melissa McPharlin then announced the MAS SAASTA team for 2012. Many of the team's families were in the audience to see them join their peers on the stage.Principal Andrew Gravestocks and Coordinator Vanessa Secomb presented the House Captain badges.
Finally, in the last of the presentations, Mr Gravestocks and Mrs Moloney presented the Bus Monitor badges.Head Prefect Nicole Walker then closed the ceremony, thanking families, staff and students for their attendance.
Following the ceremony, school leaders and their families enjoyed morning tea provided by Home Economics teacher Anna Taheny and her students.
We can now build on the good work that’s been done by Mel McPharlin and Graham Walker to ensure the continued personal development of these students and their academic success in terms of the SACE.
The students and staff were very nervous about the lead up to the Aboriginal Power Cup Carnival as none of us had participated in it before. The carnival consisted of football matches, a formal dinner and career expos.
Our students found the Career Expo quiet useful as they learnt about a few different careers of interest and gave some students a bit of a clear idea of what they would like to do when they leave school.
The Formal dinner was exciting with four awards being presented on the night Our SAASTA group took out two of the awards for Best Team Song and Best Guernsey which Joel Lawrie designed. The students were thrilled to have won the awards.