Maitland Area School

Maitland | Yorke Peninsula | South Australia

Speical Events 2011

Sports, visiting artists, enrvrionmental programs, bands, camps and excursions - all are important learning activities for students at MAS. Here are some in 2011 we'd like to share with you.

The SA Primary Schools String Orchestra played today in the Performing Arts Centre.

The concert lasted for forty minutes and included classical, contemporay and fun pieces.

Highlights were the metronome composition and the horror movie piece which featured screams and some very odd sounds from the string instruments.

MAS Year 6/7 students Corey and Wade helped by running the PA and lights.

The orchestra had over forty musicians and included violins, violas, cellos and a double bass.

The PSSO was on a tour of Yorke Peninsula and camped each night before performing at local schools.

Thank you very much to the Maitland Hockey Club, who so generously sponsored a Hockey Clinic for our Year 4-7 students on Thursday March 31st. Hockey SA coach Dale Stephen was ably assisted by local members Melissa Moloney, Julia Poole and Courtney Edwards. Students participated in a number of skill building activities and challenged each other to perform hockey tactics.

Mr Tuck recorded some excellent video footage of the day and shared this at the following assembly.

It was fantastic to see the engagement of our students and the enjoyment they experienced.

We appreciate Maitland Hockey Club for giving our students the opportunity to participate in this clinic. It really is wonderful when the school and community work together.

The Rotary Flood Relief Fundraising dinner was held on Sunday April 3 and the MAS Concert Band was invited to perform.

Although down in numbers due to weekend commitments the band played a selection of Broadway Show tunes to an appreciative and attentive crowd.

Thank you to all the staff, students and parents who gave their time to support such a worthwhile cause.

 


Thankfully after a wet few days leading up to this event the rain held off on Thursday March 24th when we travelled to Yorketown Area School to participate in the SYP Primary Interschool Sports Day.

Teacher supervisors on the day were Miss Shepherd, Miss Koch and Mrs Hector who commented on the excellent behaviour and the skills students were able to display in the athletic events.

Our students were very competitive and represented Maitland Area School proudly. Individual medal winners on the day were Tyson Reid, Havanah Zilm- Smith, Jarrad Powell, Ashley Williams and Jorja Schilling.

A very special thank you to Julie Bagshaw, Ali Adams and Fiona-Lee Colliver who managed the U10 /U11 Long Jump pit and to parents, Naomi Davey, Julia Poole, Jacinta Oster and Keryl Schilling, who had official marshalling duties. As with many events, we both rely upon and truly appreciate, the support given to us by our school community.

The School Governing Council working bee was a huge success with a terrific turnout from parents, staff and students.

The main objective was to clear undergrowth and debris from the trees on the eastern fence line and behind the new Performing Arts Centre.

Heavy machinery and many hands made quick - if exhausting work - of the area and a BBQ at the Little Athletics shed was a welcome respite.

A big thank you to everyone involved. The area is now ready for landscaping and replanting.

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.

The 2011 Maitland Show was held on Tuesday March 8 in perfect weather, despite the town receiving torrential downpours just the day before.

The primary school students arrived at the show riding on parent Tim Davies' truck and took several laps around the oval as part of the parade.

The Primary Choir and the Festival Choir both performed in the main tent, followed by the Concert Band.

School finished early at 2pm for families to visit the show together and students enjoyed the many rides, sideshows, food and activities.

Students also exhibited craft, art and cooking items and many won prizes.

The Show ended with a fireworks display just after sunset.

6/7T was lucky enough to be the first class to present a primary assembly in the new Performing Arts Suite. They demonstrated - using live actors - how series and parallel circuits are constructed, showed off their model houses with light switches and performed a set of tableaux for the audience to guess.

They also used the PAC's new sound system, the data projector and the wireless microphones.

Year 6/7S is the next class on the roster to present an assembly.

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