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The Point of Learning

Thursday, 30 November 2017

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Partners in Vision

Thursday, 16 November 2017

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The Next Step

Thursday, 9 November 2017

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Preparing for the Next Step

Thursday, 2 November 2017

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School Fees

Thursday, 26 October 2017

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Reflections on weaving threads in maths

Thursday, 19 October 2017

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Social Media

Thursday, 14 September 2017

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Cross Cave

Secondary Service Opportunities

Thursday, 7 September 2017

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Education Support

Thursday, 24 August 2017

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Telling Our Story

Thursday, 17 August 2017

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The Guts of Gonski 2.0 School Funding

Thursday, 3 August 2017

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How Can One Measure Satisfaction?

Thursday, 27 July 2017

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13 Reasons Why

Thursday, 22 June 2017

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Report Card

Thursday, 15 June 2017

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Hope for a Troubled World

Thursday, 8 June 2017

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Primary Mathematics

Thursday, 1 June 2017

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Valuing Different Experiences

Thursday, 25 May 2017

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Rethinking Smart

Thursday, 11 May 2017

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Hope and Creativity

Thursday, 4 May 2017

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Lest We Forget

Thursday, 30 March 2017

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The Car

Thursday, 23 March 2017

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Indigenous Education - Hyllus Maris

Thursday, 16 March 2017

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Living Questionable Lives

Thursday, 9 March 2017

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This is a Child Safe School

Thursday, 23 February 2017

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Don’t serve God your leftovers

Thursday, 16 February 2017

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So what about our VCE Results

Thursday, 9 February 2017

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The Perfect Gift

Thursday, 2 February 2017

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Did you Know?

Thursday, 8 December 2016

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Rubbish In, Rubbish Out

Thursday, 24 November 2016

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Year 6 Growing up and Graduating

Thursday, 17 November 2016

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VCE Exams at MECS

Thursday, 10 November 2016

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The Cost of Leadership

Thursday, 3 November 2016

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Transformational Education - Early Years

Thursday, 27 October 2016

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Centre Trip Lessons

Thursday, 20 October 2016

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Transformational Icons

Thursday, 13 October 2016

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Why Middle School?

Thursday, 8 September 2016

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The Grand Delusion

Thursday, 1 September 2016

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Servant Leadership

Thursday, 25 August 2016

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A Mile in My Shoes

Thursday, 18 August 2016

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More than Talking - Connecting

Thursday, 11 August 2016

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My Mountain, Your Valley

Thursday, 4 August 2016

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Actively Positive

Thursday, 28 July 2016

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Fan or Follower?

Thursday, 21 July 2016

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Changing Shapes

Thursday, 14 July 2016

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To 'Conform' or be 'Transformed'

Thursday, 16 June 2016

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Making the Most of the TIme

Thursday, 9 June 2016

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Cutting Edge Learning

Thursday, 2 June 2016

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Known rather than knowing

Thursday, 26 May 2016

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The Sticking Point of Labels

Thursday, 19 May 2016

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Learning in Wild Spaces

Thursday, 12 May 2016

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Honouring Mothers

Thursday, 5 May 2016

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Reflection of a Masterpiece

Thursday, 28 April 2016

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Faithful Learning Faithful Living

Thursday, 21 April 2016

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Some Thoughts on Centre Trip

Thursday, 14 April 2016

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Transformational Icons

Thursday, 24 March 2016

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Owning the Vision

Thursday, 17 March 2016

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Building Character

Thursday, 3 March 2016

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The Journey of Lent

Thursday, 25 February 2016

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Dealing with Teenage Angst

Thursday, 18 February 2016

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Growing Goodness

Thursday, 11 February 2016

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What's in a name?

Thursday, 4 February 2016

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The Hope of New Life

Thursday, 17 December 2015

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A Long Legacy

Thursday, 10 December 2015

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Capturing MECS

Thursday, 3 December 2015

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Polynesian Expo

Thursday, 19 November 2015

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The Importance of Community

Thursday, 12 November 2015

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From Little Things, Big Things Grow

Thursday, 5 November 2015

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Growth, Change and Sowing Seeds

Thursday, 29 October 2015

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Celebrating the Creator and His Creation

Thursday, 22 October 2015

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Footprints in the Sand

Thursday, 15 October 2015

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Learning Warlpiri

Thursday, 17 September 2015

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Learning to Ride

Thursday, 10 September 2015

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God's Rescue Plan - Psalm 143

Thursday, 27 August 2015

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Building Community

Thursday, 20 August 2015

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What are you grateful for?

Thursday, 13 August 2015

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Reading Word and World Part 2

Thursday, 30 July 2015

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Reading Word and World

Thursday, 23 July 2015

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Focus on Mathematics

Thursday, 25 June 2015

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What's in a name?

Thursday, 4 June 2015

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Help me - I'm and Expert

Thursday, 28 May 2015

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Rich Literacy in the Primary School

Thursday, 21 May 2015

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Why is Competition Important

Thursday, 14 May 2015

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Empty Promises

Thursday, 7 May 2015

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A Culture of Empathy

Thursday, 30 April 2015

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Lest We Forget

Thursday, 23 April 2015

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Ready for Launch

Thursday, 26 March 2015

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Thinking about Thinking

Thursday, 19 March 2015

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In His Time

Thursday, 12 March 2015

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Faithful Education

Thursday, 5 March 2015

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Are You Easily Distracted?

Thursday, 26 February 2015

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The Importance of Play in the Early Years

Thursday, 19 February 2015

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Surprised by Joy

Thursday, 12 February 2015

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Good News... Great Joy... All People!

Thursday, 5 February 2015

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Introducing the Indonesian Program

Thursday, 11 December 2014

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The Point of Learning

Thursday, 4 December 2014

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Advent - the coming of the King

Thursday, 27 November 2014

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Who do you think you are?

Thursday, 20 November 2014

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Being Faithful

Thursday, 13 November 2014

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Middle School at MECS

Thursday, 6 November 2014

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Year 12 Celebration Day

Thursday, 30 October 2014

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The Character of MECS Centre Trip

Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Dangerous Wonder

Thursday, 16 October 2014

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Equal Opportunity Legislation

Thursday, 18 September 2014

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Planting Trees

Thursday, 11 September 2014

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It takes time

Thursday, 4 September 2014

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Being agents of grace

Thursday, 28 August 2014

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Shine like stars

Thursday, 21 August 2014

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Are you a good map reader?

Thursday, 14 August 2014

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The need to listen

Thursday, 7 August 2014

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All you need is love

Thursday, 31 July 2014

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Measuring what matters

Monday, 28 July 2014

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It's finished - or is it?

Thursday, 26 June 2014

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Train up a child...

Thursday, 19 June 2014

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Life is Beautiful

Thursday, 12 June 2014

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Imagination and MECS

Thursday, 5 June 2014

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The importance of a 'growth' mindset

Thursday, 29 May 2014

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NoImage

Monday Christianity

Thursday, 15 May 2014

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The Language of Love

Monday, 12 May 2014

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The Why of ReConnect

Thursday, 1 May 2014

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Cultivate Thankfulness

Thursday, 27 March 2014

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Laugh out loud learning

Thursday, 20 March 2014

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Grandparents and Special Friends Day

Thursday, 13 March 2014

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VCE 2013

Monday, 3 March 2014

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Senior School Leaders 2014

Thursday, 20 February 2014

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Commissioning Narelle

Monday, 17 February 2014

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Year 9 Village Project in the news

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

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Living by 'the' story

Thursday, 6 February 2014

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Year 6 Graduation

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Last Friday night teachers, staff, friends and family gathered to celebrate the graduation of our Year 6s from Primary School. The students enjoyed a delicious meal in the beautifully decorated theatrette with their teachers and then made their way to the gym where the audience was treated to a very confident, polished and entertaining presentation of the Year 6s speeches.

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Things aren’t always as they seem

Friday, 13 December 2013

It’s that wonderful time of year again in which we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I’m a bit hesitant to share the following reflection about Christmas (from Luke 2:1-7) because it may make you uncomfortable, however it illustrates that so much of our understanding of the world and our faith is shaped by our culture. It shows us that things aren’t always as they seem to us.

Our traditional view of the Christmas story has Mary and Joseph arriving in Bethlehem, Joseph taking his wife to the village inn only to hear there is no room - except for a stable. We’ve become quite familiar with this scene, but it probably isn’t accurate. By reading the biblical text with some cultural and archaeological evidence we discover that adjustments are needed in our thinking.

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Experiential Learning

Thursday, 12 December 2013

It’s Term 4 and with that comes, hopefully, better weather and a chance to do education a little differently. It is also the term that Years 7-9 head off around the country for Camp Week. The camping program at MECS offers an opportunity for students to engage with God’s world in a way that extends beyond the four walls of the classroom, textbooks and the internet. It’s a chance to respond to the ‘real world’ with real challenges, dramas and achievements.

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Bushfire Preparedness

Thursday, 12 December 2013

MECS has recently been in the process of an audit by the Victorian Registrations and Qualifications Authority (VRQA). Although MECS is an Independent school, this body is responsible for ensuring that we are fit to operate a school. For some, the thought of over regulation and compliance can instil fear and trepidation in a new Principal, but I’ve come to see that review by outside bodies can be a blessing in disguise. It’s been a surprisingly positive experience to interact with the VRQA, with some positive outcomes for the school.

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Play Pod comes to MECS

Thursday, 12 December 2013

At MECS Primary we would like to develop a culture that helps  our students grow, flourish, wonder, have curiosity and strengthen positive friendships and relationships. We desire for play to honour God in the same way our learning does. For a child, play is their ‘work’ and in their capacity as a student and their role as student, their play is part of their service unto the Lord.

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