Maitland Area School

Maitland | Yorke Peninsula | South Australia

Special events, activities, visits, excursions and news from across the school in 2014.

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.

Special Guest

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.

Prefect Induction

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.

Read more: 2014 School Leaders Induction Ceremony

Thank you to all the families who came to our Meet the Teacher evening on Tuesday February 4th. We appreciated the opportunity to share classroom routines, goals and plans with you.  Each teacher prepared a class information leaflet and for those families unable to attend this printed information was sent home with students the next day.
We invite parents to feel more than welcome to contact teachers at any time to discuss their child’s learning and welfare. It is often a good idea to arrange an interview time and we ask that Monday and Tuesday after school is not a preferred option as staff meet formally each of these afternoons for discussion of agenda items and training sessions.
 
Deb Schwartz with her Australia Day award.

Instrumental teacher Deb Schwartz was named 'Maitland Citizen of the Year' at a special Australia Day ceremony at the 'Heart of Maitland' on Januray 26.

Over her twenty year career at MAS Deb has been choir trainer, isntrumental music teacher and band director as well as community roles with the Uniting Church and the Msuic & Arts Club. Her noimination, by the Polkinghorne family, was in recognistion of the personal time, talent, and dedication that Deb has shared with Maitland and indeed Yorke Peninsula over that time.

Thank you to the Maitland Progress Committee and Lions for their organisation of the Australia Day breakfast and for the opportunity to recognise community workers such as Deb.

 

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