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Leadership Blog

9
Aug
2018

“What if I come last?” Why it is good to fail

I had promised the students that I would run in Tuesday’s athletics carnival. This seemed fair, as we were asking them to get involved. … more

26
Jul
2018

A good conversation with your child: effective goal setting

With reports recently published and parent/student/teacher interviews just completed, now would be a great time to talk to your child about goal setting.… more

27
Jun
2018

Reading the School report: Effective praise and building resilience

Reports are being generated and soon every student will be faced with comments and grades that summarise their first Semester’s efforts and achievements.… more

21
Jun
2018

What we're on about

I’m the reason the newsletter is late this week. I’m writing from a hotel room in Canberra. We’ve arrived safely with our Year 6 students and tomorrow will embark on a great adventure with them.… more

13
Jun
2018

What Harry Potter can teach us about devices – Why we are moving away from iPads.

In the movie Harry Potter, Dementors are dark creatures that consume human happiness, creating an ambience of coldness, darkness, misery and despair. Because of their power to drain happiness and...… more

6
Jun
2018

Building The Next Generation

What do we want to achieve with education? What is the outcome we are hoping for? With the ‘we’, I do not just refer to teachers, but also to parents, family members and the community that help...… more

30
May
2018

Making a Memorial

Today was a great day at the Secondary Campus. We had our first house assembly. Students divided into their four houses and conducted their own assemblies.… more

23
May
2018

Student Leadership and Development across our College

I would like one of the defining characteristics of our College to be the agency we give to our students. Agency is the degree of connection and involvement students feel to the College.… more

16
May
2018

Rhetoric, the Art of Changing People’s Minds

Firstly, I’d like to thank you for the warm welcome I have received since beginning the role in January. It was a distinct highlight of my time at MCC so far meeting many of you at Parent...… more

2
May
2018

Student Educational Discipline

Recently I have been reading extensively and discussing with staff, the subject of how children succeed and the distinction between a deficit model of “student behaviour management” and the...… more

28
Mar
2018

FORM Feedback

Last Thursday evening Primary parents were ‘students for an evening’, taking part in an interactive workshop to launch the FORM ‘Building a State of Creativity’ project at the College.… more

21
Mar
2018

From the Director of Teaching and Learning

This is a message Mr David Elsing, Director of Teaching and Learning, shared at the Secondary Campus during Assembly this morning.… more

14
Mar
2018

Primary Parents: Don’t miss a wonderful opportunity.

I’ve mentioned earlier that our school has been chosen to be part of an artist in residence program beginning next term.… more

1
Mar
2018

Exciting new opportunity for our Primary students

Creativity program to help student learning. This is a must read!!… more

14
Feb
2018

Now that the dust has settled a bit

I feel like I say this a lot, but I went to a lot of different schools. I started Early Learning in Singapore, went to a large primary school near Holsworthy,… more

31
Jan
2018

Extraordinary Opportunities

Welcome to the 2018 school year, we are so glad you are part of our community. We want this school to provide extraordinary opportunity for your child. We have to think well and be different… And...… more

8
Dec
2017

Students Have Left

Students have left, but there is still much work going on at both campuses.… more

21
Nov
2017

New Staff in 2018

Over the last few weeks we have been holding interviews for staff that are replacing team members who are moving to new opportunities as well as new staff who are able to help with new primary...… more

16
Nov
2017

Options and Opportunities

I’ve been considering recently, that our contemporary culture has listened to the siren song of big is beautiful when it comes to secondary education. … more

1
Nov
2017

Year 7 For A Day

I had read an article that mentioned a Principal being in a class for a day...it was done in a negative way, so they could see how boring it would be for students, I didn't think this would be the...… more