Sports Day is tomorrow (Thursday) so please check in your children's school bags for the Sports Day Program and notes. Parent helper notes have been given out to children today (Wednesday) so please check for those as well.
Spare programs will be available on the day for just $1 at the canteen.
Please make sure your children are suitably dressed for a day outside, with sunscreen, a shirt with sleeves and a hat to wear when not competing. Remind chidlren to drink lots of water and keep in the shade wherever possible.
This year our Governing Council AGM will be held on Wednesday the 6th of March at 7:30pm in the Performing Arts Centre.
A letter from Governing Council will be sent home shortly outlining the importance of this body and encouraging parents / caregivers to nominate. Nomination forms will be included in the letter home.
The MAS School Leaders' Induction Ceremony commences on Thursday February 14 at 9.30am in the Performing Arts Centre. Prefects, SRC representatives, House Captains, the SAASTA team and Bus Monitors will be presented with badges and certificates acknowledging their leadership positions. Guest speaker is old scholar (and current teacher) Emma Atkins. The ceremony will conclude with morning tea.
Builders were busy at MAS in the holidays, laying new panels on the Recreation Centre roof.
The repairs address a number of concerns with rain and dust.
Year 6/7 Agriculture
We have spent the term focusing on farm safety and in particular, tractor safety. Students have discussed how to work safely around machinery and then had the 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to show how NOT to behave around tractors – see our photographs!
Year 8 Agriculture
This term we have studied the Farm Environment, including climate, soil, pests and weeds. Our Year 8 students made their own wind monitors and used thermometers to record weather conditions in various places in the Ag Block. We have also learnt about the farming zones in SA.
We are looking forward to our Twilight Sports Carnival and encourage students to show house pride by wearing their house colours, encouraging others and displaying good sporting behaviour.
Students will arrive at school at 12:30pm and move to home classes for the roll. We expect that they will have already eaten their lunch at home. Following this, classes will move to the secondary oval for the official opening at 1pm. The first events will commence at 1:10pm. We are anticipating a 7pm end to the evening.
Catering will be limited on the day with the Governing Council providing a sausage sizzle from approximately 5pm. During the afternoon there will be sales of water, soft drinks, icecreams, chips and hotdogs.
We are ask that students dress “sun smart” and have labelled water bottles with them on the day. Shoes must be worn at all times.
PLEASE NOTE: Students in R -2 will be placed into the care of their parents at 5pm. Parents to meet students and teachers on the tennis courts for this to occur.
For your own comfort feel free to bring along your deck chairs to enjoy the day.
Welcome back to the 2012 school year. I hope that everyone had a relaxing, enjoyable Christmas / New Year break.