Maitland Area School

Maitland | Yorke Peninsula | South Australia

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Head prefects and Primary CaptainsThe 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.

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The end of term 1 Whole School Assembly was held in the PAC today.

Run by the Junior SRC, it featured musical items, awards and lots of certificates.

The Festival Choir performed an amusing from this year's program that described the annoyance felt by Fairy Tale characters at the way their lives were lived.

The Year 10/11 band performed with the Junior Choir and had the audience singing along with versions of 'Surfing USA' and 'Dynamite'.

Special guest Megan Byssenschutt presented a number of certificates to FLO students. The Mini-Chefs group also received recognition.

Miss McPharlin announced Ron Edwards as the winner of the SRC photography competiton. He recieved a $20 gift certifcate.

On sports day students were given the opportunity to participate in the SRC Photography challenge.  It was a treasure hunt to see if they could collect photos of events throughout the day! 

Congratulations to all of the students who entered and down loaded their photos! From the students who entered the competition there have been four chosen to be in the running to win the $20 voucher to the toy store.

To voite, just click on your favourite photo in the Survey Box.

Students, family and friends are all welcome to vote for the winner. Voting will close at the end of the term. The winner will be published in an upcoming newsletter.



1 Different teams    Cheyanne Buckskin
2 Tongue!               Cheyanne Buckskin
3 High jump            Ron Edwards
4 War paint            Jesse Lawler

Pancake Day was organised by School Chaplain Kelly Whittaker, and with the help of the Lions Club managed to feed nearly 150 students an average of four pancakes each.

Demand for the pancakes was high with long (but paitent) queues and lots of satisfied customers.

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