IN THE LOOP
Message from the Principal
Dear Parents/ Guardians of MSA,
Thank you so much to the families who have RSVP’d to our Teach the Parent evening scheduled for Tuesday 8 November (Week 6). We are very much looking forward to giving our parents and caregivers an insight into our teaching methodologies and expectations in our classrooms. Our hope for this event is that families walk away with more clarity as to why your student is thriving at our school. It will be a great opportunity to meet other parents, as well as our teachers, assistant teachers and support workers. For those of you yet to RSVP, please find the link below in the updates and reminders section.
Thank you also to our parents who have clicked on the link below to advise us if your student is returning to MSA Springfield in 2023. It is imperative that you do this before Week 6 (Friday 11 November), so that we can be appropriately planned, staffed and organised for 2023. If you do not complete the link, the assumption will be that your child is not returning to MSA in 2023.
As October comes to an end, MSA will be taking part in Code RED Dyslexia Network’s ‘Light It Red’ campaign. All students and parents are invited to join us in wearing red to school on Monday, 31st October, to show support for such an important campaign, raising awareness of Dyslexia! Students will also be participating in some fun outdoor activities as well!
On Friday 28 October, the world celebrates World Teachers Day. I would like to give a heartfelt thanks to our amazing MSA teachers here at Springfield. Their love, care, compassion, knowledge, professionalism and learning mindset that they bring to school each and every day is inspiring. I am so proud to work with such an amazing team! Parents, I continue to encourage you to email in your messages of appreciation regarding the positive changes that you see in your child. Please know that these are always passed onto the team, and continue to fuel their enthusiasm for making a difference in our students’ lives.
Thank you Ms Moo, Ms Jordan, Ms Anlezark, Ms Pullen, Ms Attewell and Ms Smith.
@ MSA Springfield
Updates & Reminders
What a fantastic year of learning it has been for our students. We would like to thank all our parents and families for working with us throughout this year. Word has spread far and wide as to the fantastic learning growth and support given to our students here at MSA Springfield. We are currently undertaking our planning for classes for 2023 which includes understanding our current enrolment numbers in order to allow new potential families to enrol with us. We will also be opening our Year 10 enrolments for our current Year 9s who wish to continue with us for another year.
We kindly ask that to continue your child’s enrolment into the next school year, you complete the following survey to ensure our staffing at Mastery Schools Australia Springfield is accurate for 2023.
Please note that if we do not hear from you, we may assume that you are not returning. Click HERE to advise us if your child is, or is not, returning in 2023.
Please note, if you have more than one child currently enrolled with us, we ask that you complete the survey individually for each child.
Thank you in advance for the information that you provide which will allow us to ensure that we can be appropriately planned for 2023.
Whole School Highlights
See recent highlights across MSA Springfield all in one place!
Junior Red and White
After many lessons of learning different aspects of coding a game and creating their own games, students have now started creating their game for their assessment task. Students had to plan their game by considering the purpose of the game such as education, entertainment or skill improvement and also the audience for their game. Students then sketched their first second and final screens of their game before they were able to start creating it in the software application Hopscotch. Of course many games have changed from initial ideas to their proof of concept. Students were also required to write a diary entry at the end of each lesson that briefly described what they had achieved that lesson and what they planned to complete in the next lesson. As students finished their game they will get peer feedback and make adjustments accordingly.
Monday, 31st October
As October comes an end, MSA will be taking part in Code REaD Dyslexia Network’s ‘Light It Red’ campaign. All students and parents are invited to join us in wearing red to school on Monday, 31st October, to show support for such an important campaign, raising awareness of Dyslexia!
Students will also be participating in some fun outdoor activities as well! Please ensure your child brings a hat to school in order to participate in these activities.
*If a student does not wish to participate, please have them wear their MSA uniform as usual*
Monday, 31st October – Wednesday, 2nd November
Mrs Angel is in Canberra coaching schools – Mrs Jordan Acting Principal
Tuesday, 8th November
Where: MSA Springfield
Time: 6pm – 8pm
RSVP by Friday, 4th November
Friday, 11th November
Click HERE to advise us if your child is, or is not, returning in 2023.
Monday, 21st November
Wednesday, 30th November
More details to come!
Alice SmithJunior Red Class teacher
University: Charles Sturt University (Wagga Wagga)
What I love about teaching: Building positive experiences for students’ learning and seeing students gain success in their learning.S
What I love about MSA: That it is entirely based on the Science of Learning and the extremely positive culture within the school.
Fun fact about me: My first teaching job in 2004 was at a rural 2-teacher school with 31 students in total.