From the Deputy Headmaster - Senior School

From the Deputy Headmaster - Senior School

8 March 2018

As we move through the mid point of a very busy Term 1 the focus turns to our camp program for 2018. Information packs for both the Stage 4 (Year 7 & 8) Urban Challenge and Stage 5 (Year 9 & 10) Outdoor Education Experience have been emailed to families.

We encourage parents to discuss the equipment requirements with students over the coming weeks and complete the online consent forms at their earliest convenience to ensure all preparations are in order.

As this is our first year with the Urban Challenge program we are lucky enough to have the program coordinator coming out to Macquarie on Wednesday 14 March to speak with students and parents. The Urban Challenge student session will run during Period 6 with the parent session commencing at 6pm in the hall. These sessions will provide students and their families with an introduction to the program and an insight into some of the amazing activities throughout the camp.

In Week 3 we announced the introduction of the Canvas parent app at Macquarie. After an update to the courses we have had a great response from users enjoying the ability to access their son or daughter's calendar, assessment and homework information from their chosen device. We continue to build the clarity of communication through Canvas as we work with students to develop skills in recording and organising their work in the Canvas calendar. If you are having any difficulties connecting through the app or would like further information on how to best use it, please feel free to contact me via

The induction of our 2018 Senior School Prefects took place in Week 4. With a fantastic group of applicants we would like to congratulate:

  • Zac Towart
  • Rhys Beauchamp
  • Jacob Coggan
  • Charlotte Brander
  • Tom Atlee
  • Preston Webster
  • Hayden Jones
  • Angus Bodiam
  • Tim Mansour
  • Oscar Walker
  • Eloise Bell
  • Sally Payne
  • James Batten
  • Elizabeth Watterson

We are looking forward to working with our prefects as they work to build the student leadership program and enhance the student experience at Macquarie.

Simon Murphy

Deputy Headmaster - Senior School


From our new Coordinator of Senior School Welfare, Miss Goodall

It is with great excitement that I introduce myself to the Macquarie Anglican Grammar School community. I have relocated from Orange where I have spent the past 7 years teaching PDHPE in the independent sector.

I join Macquarie as the Coordinator of Senior School Welfare and look forward to working with staff to enhance the wellbeing of our students. My role is to oversee the Tutor house system and assist students with their day to day needs. I am particularly passionate about encouraging students to think outside of themselves and give back to the world around them. Further, I have a keen interest in the field of youth mental health and its impact on students' overall wellbeing.

Personally I have many interests and hobbies and play a variety of sports, namely hockey and touch football. Disappointingly to the students of Macquarie my understanding and skills of netball and football are limited (though I’m sure this will develop over time).

I look forward to meeting members of the community over the coming weeks and working with the students and staff of Macquarie.

Claire Goodall

Coordinator of Senior School Welfare

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