From the Headmaster

From the Headmaster

From the Headmaster

By Admin on 13 September 2017

Today’s (13 September) Sydney Morning Herald online includes an article entitled “Why I won’t punish my daughter”. It goes on to outline that feeling “bad” about yourself is not good for you. The author did not claim to be a psychologist or an educational expert. They were speaking from personal experience and acting in response to that.

Yet as I read further and further into the article the more concerned I became about the central premise of the article: “We need to never tell our children they have done something wrong; we should only talk about the good things they do and we should never punish.”

 

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From the Headmaster: Term 3 Week 6

From the Headmaster: Term 3 Week 6

By Admin on 30 August 2017

“It’s like a competition” – Girl 1

“But you can’t win because there is no finish line” – Girl 2

These quotes are taken from a discussion in the documentary “Screenagers” which screened on Monday night at Reading Cinemas. It was a fitting explanation of many of the issues that significant screen time can cause. This is not a film review, however I would suggest that if you are able to see it you probably should.

 

 

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From the Headmaster: NAPLAN

From the Headmaster: NAPLAN

By Admin on 15 August 2017

Over the course of this week all of our families with children in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will have received their NAPLAN reports for 2017. As a comprehensive school, Macquarie staff are dedicated to help all of our students achieve the very best they can in all aspects of their life.

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From the Headmaster: Term 3 Week 2

From the Headmaster: Term 3 Week 2

By Admin on 1 August 2017

I am blessed when sitting at my desk to have one of the best views in the school. I sit looking straight up through the school to our ag plot at the back of the school. When our young people are outside playing I get to watch the fun they are having. Today there is a group of young people playing soccer, students from Year 1 through to Year 6 playing together and having a great time. If you are a follower of our Facebook page, you will have seen the post last week when our school captain Patrick Berryman joined in and had a wonderful time playing soccer with a group of Junior School students.

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From the Headmaster: Term 2 Week 10

From the Headmaster: Term 2 Week 10

By Admin on 4 July 2017

What a wonderful week this last week of term at Macquarie was. We had the outstanding Eisteddfod showcase for our Junior School students on Tuesday afternoon and then our incredible
Athletics Carnivals on Thursday and Friday (see https://www.mags.nsw.edu.au/blog/photo-gallery for photos). Stage 3 were cooking in our amazing Food Tech kitchen and a bus load of young doctors came and checked the hearing of a large group of our students. Our music students headed to Sydney for a number of days to learn more about their subject on their annual excursion.

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