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Leadership Blog

13
Sep
2017

21st Century Skills Symposium

On Wednesday 6 September we kicked off the 21st Century Skills Symposium series.… more

6
Sep
2017

Being Generationally Savvy

Over the last two weeks, I have been away from the College on some very interesting learning experiences.… more

30
Aug
2017

Punctuality is a Virtue

At MCC we believe that being punctual is a life-skill and we play a role in teaching our students this valuable personal attribute. We also believe that students who are ‘on time’ to class are...… more

23
Aug
2017

Thanking Dr Thelma Perso

It is with a deep sense of gratitude for Dr Thelma Perso's investment in our College, that I inform you that Dr Perso will be completing her service at MCC at the conclusion of this year. … more

16
Aug
2017

21st Century Skills & Competencies Symposium

Join us over three Wednesday evenings in September, for a 21st Century Skills and Competencies Symposium, where we'll discuss how we can future proof our students for successful futures.… more

2
Aug
2017

Why a washout isn’t always a waste:

Last week, in consultation with our parent sports committee, we decided to go ahead with the Secondary Sports Carnival on Friday. … more

26
Jul
2017

Effects Of Screens

The Monday before school started, all of our staff gathered together for a professional development day. That day had two very relevant elements.… more

28
Jun
2017

Peaceful Classrooms

Every morning, all staff at the Primary and Secondary Campuses meet for a time of devotions before the business of the day commences.… more

21
Jun
2017

How Google Maps made me a better man

I have a friend, he now lives in Seattle, Washington and he hates technology... often complaining about computers and smartphones and their effect upon us all.… more

14
Jun
2017

The most important way for people to make it together

Recently, I have taken the opportunity to go and see the Year Six class a few times and speak to them about pastoral care issues like relationships, respect and growing up well. … more

8
Jun
2017

Students away but teachers not at play

SCEA hosted our annual Better Education Conference while students weren't at school Thursday and Friday of last week. The conference was a tribute to the size and professionalism of our association.… more

31
May
2017

Education is an Atmosphere

Education is an Atmosphere - I was thinking of this concept recently in terms of building positive environments and that students learn when they’re feeling comfortable and engaged rather than...… more

25
May
2017

Leadership

One of the most encouraging events on our Secondary School calendar is the Leadership Camp that I took part in last weekend. Over a quarter of our secondary students attended.… more

17
May
2017

MCC Praise Points

There are always so many things happening at MCC that are praise-worthy, often too many to mention. But we thought it was worth taking our best shot at anyway!… more

10
May
2017

I’m back and glad…… (it wasn’t all just motorbikes and me time).

Going away was good, why wouldn’t 11 weeks off and 8 500km of interesting travel be good? The number of people that have commented on how much more relaxed I look reinforces that I must have...… more

3
May
2017

NAPLAN – We are excited!

Last week I went into a primary classroom and students were learning about the genre of NAPLAN: what the questions would look like and strategies they might use to help them to navigate the process.… more

26
Apr
2017

Thanks Parents! - Times of Refreshing

School holidays are a time of refreshing for everyone in schools; teachers, leaders, and students. … more

5
Apr
2017

WHERE IS GOD?

Two little boys, ages 8 and 10, are excessively mischievous. They are always getting into trouble and their parents know if any mischief occurs in their town, the two boys are probably involved. … more

29
Mar
2017

TEAMWORK (and attraction)

Everything in the Universe is attracted to something else. Gravity – the force of attraction – is one of the most pervasive realities we know. … more

22
Mar
2017

Child Centered and Inclusive

One of the frustrating things about teaching in schools is that you can’t always treat children as individual all of the time – you need to treat them like a class some of the time whilst at...… more