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Principal's Blog - 7th August 2014
  

Teacher Led Research

A recognised element of MCS staff is their desire to be ‘master learners’ (Michael Fullan, 2013), not settling to rely on their teacher training of years and even decades ago to inform their instructional practice. The Teacher Led Research DEECD initiative is a significant professional learning project being undertaken by 4 of our teachers.

 

100 Days of Foundation Celebration!

What a celebration we had today at MCS to celebrate the significant milestone of our Foundation students! Teachers and students alike along with parents and other family members too, took the time to stop and reflect on the progress, learning and fun of the first 100 days at school. What a celebration it was!

 

2015 School Fair

Though hard to believe, the school is gearing up once again for our fabulous bi-annual fair. As with past MCS fairs, the preparation phase is a significant part of the success of the event. Essential roles are needed to be filled at this point in time.

 

Walkathon – postponed

Though it was recorded in the last newsletter that the walkathon was to be in September, the fundraising committee of the Parents’ Club, has indicated that it will be postponed until early Term 4.

 

Family Maths Evening

On Wednesday 27 August we are holding a family maths evening. This has been conducted at MCS on a number of occasions in the past few years and we have seen an extraordinary number of families attend.

 

Kathy Walker Visit

Last week we were most fortunate to have visit MCS, Kathy Walker who is recognised for her deep knowledge about early childhood development. She is the founder of Early Life Foundations. Kathy provides advice and presents workshops to parents and educators as well. She is well published and well renowned for her work.

 

Students and Teachers Learn Together

On Monday this week, we had an unusual but most inspiring opportunity for a group of Year 4 and 5 students to join with their teachers in a workshop, where all were learning new ways to use tools of our Easiteach software that is loaded onto all of the Interactive Whiteboards across the school.

 

Musical In A Day

Yesterday, our Year 3 and 4 students had the most wonderful experience as they all starred, in their own way in the ‘Musical In a Day’ production. Performing Arts teacher Cheryl Newton, had been working with the students since the beginning of the term to arrive at the day when all the preparatory work pays off. It was a most memorable day for all.

 

EVERY DAY COUNTS

Why is everyday attendance for our students’ learning progress and engagement so important? There has been a number of newspaper articles and news reports in the media of late as a current topic of discussion, I thought it may be of interest to our parents to read some of the literature from the Education Department regarding this.

 

Kerry Clayton

Principal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

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