The 2014 MAS Leaders’ Induction Ceremony was held on Tuesday 11th February in the Performing Arts Centre. Special guests included Councillor Trevor Davey deputising for Mayor Ray Agnew; Victoria Johns, Chairperson of the Governing Council; Letitia Linke, President of the Parents and Friends; Peter Lindsay and Matthew Campbell representing SAASTA and our guest speaker Dr Rebecca Morgan.
The ceremony was opened with the Acknowledgement to Country read by Candice Rankine and Andrea Rigney. Special thanks goes to our guest speaker Rebecca, who completed all of her schooling at Maitland Area School. Whilst at school Rebecca also carried out leadership roles such as Spencer House Captain, secretary of the Prefects and a bus monitor.
Rebecca described her educational journey to reach her present role as a doctor and her 6 top tips to make year 12 a more successful experience.
Our four Prefects - Patrick Dodd, Pria Sandercock, Nathan Tucker and Ben Feutrill - were then inducted. They read the Prefects' Endeavour together followed by Patrick, as Head Prefect, making the response to the audience.
Secondary School SRC
Secondary Coordinator Leigh Rothe and Mayor’s Representative, Cr. Mr Trevor Davey then presented the Secondary SRC badges.
8 Hasting / McPharlin: Hayley Willson
9 Townsend: Luke Clifford
Primary School SRC
The Primary SRC badges were presented by Primary School Coordinator Tim Tuck and Parents & Friends President Mrs Letitia Linke
- R/2 Atkins Ella Wheare
- Year 1 Atkins: Sadie Polkinghorne
- Year 3 Webb / Moloney : Bethany Hollams
- Year 4/5 Salmon: Lily Dyett
- Year 6/7 Koch / Davies: Koby Polgreen (Head)
- Year 6/7 McLean: Lucy Rowe (Head)
- Primary School Captains: Koby Polgreen & Lucy Rowe
SAASTA Coordinator MelissaKate McPharlin then announced the MAS SAASTA team for 2014, with SAASTA mentors Peter Lindsay and Matthew Campbell presenting certificates. Many of the team's families were in the audience to see them join their peers on the stage.
- Ben Rigney
- Danielle Reid
- Ciaha Smith
- Colin Sansbury
- Kayla Masters
- Teekah Chantrill
- Zac Butler
- Mikayla Alberts
- Caron Daveson
- Max Webb
- Christina Vigar
- Brodie Pratt
- Georgia Stratton
Principal Andrew Gravestocks and Coordinator Helen Moloney presented the House Captain badges.
- Tayna Polgreen & Bill Edwards
- Tahlia Poole & Koby Polgreen
- Teagan Layne & Bradley Robinson
- Montana Briggs & Matthew Thomson
Finally, in the last of the presentations, Mr Gravestocks and Mrs Moloney presented the Bus Monitor badges.
- ARTHURTON Tayna Polgreen & Bradley Robinson
- BALGOWAN Lisa Brumfield & Lochlan Gregory
- POINT PEARCE Dolly Borlace & Kevin Newchurch
- PORT VIC Teagan Layne & Beatrice Carroll
- SANDILANDS Kyle Germein
- URANIA Henry Honner
- WINULTA Jesse Lawler