CYS students were well represented at the 2017 Maitland Show with a vibrant and comprehensive display in the schools shed and with entries in the various prize categories. Thank you to Trevor Allen for all his help in transporting and mounting our display boards and to the staff and students who collected photos, artwork and writing then sorted, arranged and mounted them on the boards.
Well done to:
- Jethro Ship (1st prize, R-2 Poster Competition)
- Sophie Heinrich (1st prize, 6-7 Poster Competition)
- Isis Schulte (2nd prize, R-2 Poster Compeition)
- Bethany Hollams (3rd Prize, Painting)
- Orlando Reddin (2nd Prize, Drawing)
Congratulations to Ali Adams and her Garden-to-Plate students who won prizes in the vegetable section: your fine produce is a credit to you all
The Flex Centre is based in the Tech Wing of CYS in Maitland. Students with alternate timetables work in Flex with support to complete their work. This includes students with an apprenticeship a few days a week who attend school part time, Many subjects are studied in this area, including numeracy, literacy, PLP and Research Project.
With Flex as a base, 14 students have also being participating in Adult learning at the Point Pearce TAFE building to complete their compulsory SACE subjects in order to achieve SACE.
Within the Flex Centre is also a meeting room which is also used as a self-regulation space. We have implemented sensory items which can be used for thought processing and wellbeing if needed.
We have an internal Flex Centre newsletter that highlights great work from our students and also keeps all staff informed.
If you'd like to have more information on the Flex Centre and its operations, please contact us at either the Maitland or Point Pearce Campus.
This week we say farewell to our Year 12 students. Many will be going onto complete exams in the next few weeks; some will be going onto employment and others taking that next step in their lives.
As a word of advice to the Year 12’s who are finishing, life is a series of events, both good and bad. No matter how deft your organisational skills, there will always be life influencing factors over which you may have no control.
As you embark on this new stage of life, you will be able to rise to the occasion because of the values our school has taught you. On such occasions think of the values the teachers have instilled in you and you will make us proud. "Change indeed is painful, yet over needful", said Thomas Carlyle.
Maitland Area School is going to miss you.
We hope that someday you will look upon your days here fondly and remember the staff who made a difference in your life. We wish you all the best in your future endeavours.
Isaac Whittaker has represented South Australia many times in hockey at National Tournaments. Last year at the age of 16 he was competing in the National Under 18 competition, which led to his selection in the Under 17 Australian Mens team, who recently travelled to South Africa. This was a huge achievement and very exciting, making the many hours of training and travelling worth it.
South Africa Tour
He spent 16 days travelling through South Africa, playing test matches and stopping to sight see at Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria. It was a fantastic experience to play against other elite teams and also learn a lot about the country, their history and culture. One memorable trip was to the prison where the famous Nelson Mandela was held, with the tour guides being ex-prisoners themselves.
SA Open Mens Squad
Isaac has now been selected in the SA Open Mens squad in hope to make the team who will travel to Perth later in the year, to play in the Australian Hockey League. Congratulations Isaac!
It’s encouraging to all, no matter what area; whether sport or study, that hard work and dedication does pay off. If you continue to strive and stay focused on your goals, you will be rewarded.
We have commenced the annual nationally consistent collection of data on school students with disability, known as ‘the Collection’.
The Collection is aimed at providing all Australian schools, education authorities and the community with a clear picture of the number of students with disability in schools and the adjustments they require to enable them to participate in education on the same basis as other students.
The data collection will involve the collection of the following information:
- the number of students receiving adjustments to enable them to participate in education on the same basis as other students;
- the level of adjustment provided to students; and
- where known, the student’s type of disability.
R-12 students gathered together in week 1 to receive attendance awards from Mr Gravestocks, Canteen Cards from Mr Tuck and medallions and ribbons from Miss Koch.
Congratulations to the Sharks for winning the Term 1 house competition and to all the students who gained their 100% attendance certificates.
Maitland Area School’s annual School Leader’s Induction Ceremony was held on Thursday February 12 in the school’s Performing Arts Centre. Deputy principal Beth Hector and Chairperson of the Governing Council Victoria Johns presented new prefects Lisa Brumfield, Nathan Tucker, Ben Feutrill and Ezra Glazbrook with their prefect pins and ties.
YPC Mayor Ray Agnew then made the secondary school SRC presentations to Jarrod Tucker, Kaylee Short and Tiana Short.
Fiona Hollams, the secretary of the Parents and Friends, made the primary school presentations to Matilda Barrett, Marley Holmes, Molly Rowe, Elizabeth Dodd, Lachlan Johns and Hallie Hendy.
The South Australia Aboriginal Sports Training Academy presentations were made by Coordinator Chelsea Koch to the 17 students from Maitland Area School, Ardrossan Area School, Kadina Memorial School and Moonta Area School.
Several SAASTA students have also been inducted into the Elite AFL and Netball teams.