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Macquarie College Announces Additional Year 5 Class for 2017

Earlier this year, the College Council and Administration Committee examined the possibility of introducing a third Year 5 class for 2017. 

We had many children on the waiting list and decided to promote this opportunity widely during September and October.  It gives me great pleasure to confirm that a third Year 5 class will be introduced in 2017.  As a result of a substantial waiting list and enquiries received from new families over the past month, we can welcome more children to begin their Stage 3 education at Macquarie College. 

Year 5-6 students are facing a number of important changes in their young lives, as they realise academic ability and opportunities, experience changing social dynamics and physical development.  Our staff are experienced educators and guide students during this important period in their lives.  We take great responsibility in nurturing their sense of belonging and achievement, as we lay the foundations for a smooth transition into Senior School in just a few short years.

Thank you to those who continue to recommend Macquarie College to your friends and family and we ask you to remember the Referral Program, that offers both the referring and enrolling families a discount off Tuition Fees for 2017.   We appreciate your commitment to the school, which helps us grow a community of families seeking a Christian values-based education for their children.

Announcements regarding our staffing structure for 2017 and beyond will be made in the coming months.

Year 5 Learn Valuable Sales and Marketing Skills during E-Day 2017

The annual Year 5 E-Day was an outstanding success for all of the students and staff who got involved.  

This annual event helps the students to learn about basic commerce, marketing and customer relationships as they each host a stall and attempt to generate the most income from a day’s sales.

“On Thursday 20th October, Year 5 hosted E-Day. Everyone’s stalls were amazing and everything went really well. We all were very excited on the day. In the morning we had all our products ready to sell, and we had our final update from Mr Franklin and Mrs Culjak about how the day would run.

Tables were set up for our stalls all around the COLA, and our names were pulled out of a container so we got to choose our location. Soon we were all setting up our products ready for sale. It took quite a long time, but we finally had everything done and we were ready for our first customers – we were all really excited now! 

We walked around the COLA looking at all the colourful stalls, which were so amazing and decorated wonderfully.  Finally, we heard the noise we were waiting for, the bell for recess. Crowds of kids came running from all directions and we soon had lines of customers waiting to be served using their ‘E-Dollars’ – it was so awesome and we enjoyed the buzz of selling.

After recess ended, we went back to our classes and tallied up our E-Dollars and put the numbers into a sales chart. Then we put all our E-Dollars into a zip-lock bag for safekeeping.  We then ate lunch and prepared our stalls for a second run of customers during lunch.  The lunch bell rang and we were selling our products again to the Seniors, this time our Year 10 Buddies got ‘E-Dollars’ to buy from us.

A lot of the stalls did really well and everyone was happy.  When all the Seniors went back to class, we started trading our goods between us.  Most stall-holders ran out of stock, but those who had stock left traded with others.  

Then it was time for everyone to pack up, returning equipment and cleaning up any rubbish.  We then did a final tally of our sales from the second session and created graphs to analyse our sales.  

Everyone’s stall was so original and creative. E-Day was a big success and we all enjoyed it.

Georgia (Year 5Q) and Imogen (Year 5F).

New Year 5 Class Proposed for 2017

A new Year 5 class is now proposed for 2017 to meet the demand for enrolment in the Middle School at Macquarie College.

This presents a special opportunity to access a high achieving Christian educational environment that includes innovative approaches to teaching and learning as well as a comprehensive range of cultural, sporting and extra-curricula activities.  

Year 5 lays an important developmental foundation for a successful transition into high school.  Give your child the best opportunity in an affordable and supportive environment for students and their families.


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Year 3 Delighted and Amazed by Taronga Zoo Inhabitants

On Wednesday the 17th August, both Year 3 classes travelled to Taronga Zoo in Sydney.   Here are some tales of their adventures told by the students.

It felt like ages to get to Sydney. Some of us even fell asleep. The excursion was a huge blast!. One of our favourite animals was the komodo dragon. They even fed it dead mice. We got to pet a possum. It’s fur was as soft as a lamb. We also saw some meerkats fighting. We saw seals, tasmanian devils, pythons, possums, turkeys, tree frogs, a stick insect and heaps more! It was late when we got home. It was a memory none of us will ever forget. 
Oscar Zahra Addison (Year 3B)

Last week on Wednesday, August 17, 3W and 3B went on an excursion to Taronga Zoo. We went because we are learning about Living Things. It took a long time to get there and back. We watched movies on the bus and chatted with friends. Ruby (3W)

Some of things I enjoyed about our visit to the Zoo are the baby ringtailed possum, Maple, because she ate a flower so quickly and she was very small. I also liked the corroboree frogs because they were striped like tiny tigers and they could climb the walls. Avy (3W)

I learnt a lot of things at the Zoo. I didn’t know before we went to the Zoo that the Tasmanian devils have cancer. I also learnt that the corroboree frog is very small and that there are birds I didn’t even know about. Iles (3W)

Year 1 Learning How Special They Are

A special Mothers Day Chapel hosted by Year 1A included an interesting story featuring the Wemmicks!

All the Wemmicks in Wemmicksville were made by their Creator Eli.

Each Wemmick performed to earn a star to prove themselves worthy.

Punchinello wished for stars but unfortunately his many mishaps resulted in receiving dots from the other Wemmicks.

One day he met Lucia who had no stars or dots.

She suggested he meet with Eli each day and then the dots or stars wouldn’t stick.

He longed for this, and after meeting with Eli who had made him, he found this to be true!