A Reflection of Our Values
I always enjoy writing the final newsletter article of the year. Not because it reminds me that holidays are just around the corner, but because I have an opportunity to sit back and reflect on what we have achieved throughout the year. I always look back with great pride and have reflected on the many blessings and joyful moments that have filled our school year. I want to share some of the things that make me proud to be part of this wonderful community.
Passion for Teaching and Learning: Our students have continued to show progress in their academic pursuits, demonstrating resilience, curiosity, and a passion for learning. From the excitement of hands-on science experiments to the fun of sports days, participation in educational incursions and excursions, our classrooms have been filled with opportunities for children to continue building their knowledge base.
Christ-Centredness: We cherish the values that form the foundation of our MCC community. This year, our students have been challenged to continually display the fruits of the Spirit. Through Chapel sessions, morning devotions, weekly Bible lessons and classroom prayer times, we’ve seen our students develop a deeper understanding of God and a desire to demonstrate these fruits through the actions they do at school each day.
Community: We aim to bless others around us through the actions that we do. By putting our rubbish in the bins, we are blessing the maintenance team. By tidying up our classrooms at the end of the day, we are blessing our cleaners. We want the children to understand that their actions reflect the teachings of Jesus and the directive that we must love others. They are learning that every action we do is an opportunity to bless someone else.
Respect: Love God and love others. These are two simple things to remember, but this leads to respect. If we love each other, we respect each other. Children are being mindful of others by walking around the school, by greeting staff members and by being obedient. It is so rewarding to walk into a classroom and see children sitting quietly and listening to their teacher, putting up their hands to ask questions – allowing others in the room to learn. This is respect.
Excellence: I see excellence when children walk around with the correct uniform on, I see excellence when children are engaged with their learning, I see excellence when a teacher cares for and nurtures their students. I am blessed to see these things in our every day.
I look forward to seeing how we can further display our five Core Values in 2024.
With only two weeks to go, please be aware of the following information:
- Tuesday 28 November – Open Classroom afternoon – A Celebration of My Learning – 3:45pm to 5:00pm
- Wednesday 29 November – Prep and Year 1 Athletics Carnival
- Wednesday 29 November – Year 3 Excursion
- Thursday 30 November – Final open day of 2023 MCC uniform shop
- Friday 1 December – Primary Orientation sessions
- Friday 8 December – Year 6 Celebration Day
- Friday 8 December – Last student day
May you be blessed as you celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Have a lovely Christmas and I look forward to journeying alongside you again in 2024.
jodie vamplew, head of primary