MSA Coolangatta Newsletter Week 2, Term 1 2023



Message from the Principal

Dear MSA families,

The past two weeks could not have been a better start for MSA Coolangatta. The students have been amazing and they have really enjoyed the days at Tweed – it seems to have had a real calming effect, as the natural surroundings are beautiful. The students have been exceptionally well behaved, which has even been evidenced by our bus driver, Ken, and Elaine, the founder of Team Lemonade. We have a lot to celebrate over the past two weeks, one of the events the students loved the most was our barbecue with Team Lemonade, which was a great opportunity to learn about diversity and share a meal with our neighbours. The swimming carnival was also a huge success.

Learning has been going full steam ahead with some groups on verandas and under trees showing that the MSA way of learning can occur anywhere. We have started a new tradition of Positive Postcards, which affirms students in each class at the end of the day. We are aiming to build gratitude with the right attitude in each of our students and we hope you can help us do that by talking about our values with a particular focus on high expectations. Please help us to build positivity in your child by asking them something positive about their day. 

Please ensure your child has their water bottle and food, as we cannot access food elsewhere for them. Also, please complete the General Permission form, which was sent to parents as a blanket permission for most events we will be doing at Coolangatta.

We were so excited to finally be in our beautiful custom designed building today with our students, and we look forward to greeting families at our Orientation morning on Tuesday 7 February from 8:30-9:30am.

Thank you for your continued support!

Warm regards,

Matt Cavanough 

MSA Coolangatta

Updates & Reminders

Classroom Highlights

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, 7th February

Thursday, 16th February

More details to come.

Friday, 3rd March

More details coming soon.

Monday, 13th February – Friday, 24th March

More details to come. No action from parents is required at this stage.

Wednesday, 15th March – Monday, 27th March

For Years 5, 7 & 9.
More details coming soon.

Tuesday, 21st March

More details to come.

Thursday, 23rd March

More details to come.

Friday, 31st March

Friday, 31st March

Sport is on during session 3 of every Friday for Term 1.

If you have any questions regarding sp0rt, please contact us via (07) 5551 4080 or

Meet the Team Staff

MR Matt Cavanough

Role at MSA:

What I love about teaching: Having an impact on student’s lives so they enter the world fully equipped 

What I love about MSA: The difference we make in student and family’s lives and the amazing culture

Fun fact about me: I can dance like John Travolta

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