Last week the Year 5s spent a week seeing the sights of the bustling city of Melbourne. We caught trains, trams and some of us even cruised the Yarra on a boat! There was so much to look at as we wandered through the busy streets, we loved watching as the busy city workers rushed to get to meetings, or buskers entertaining the crowds down Bourke Street, and admiring the awesome talent of the graffiti artists through Hosier Lane. Some of the attractions we got to experience were; Polly Woodside, the Aquarium, the Zoo and Melbourne University. We also got to enjoy some delicious food at a restaurant in China Town, the first Pizza restaurant in Melbourne, and we shopped for ourselves at the Queen Victoria Market. It was such a fun, and busy week!


MSAC once again provided us with world class facilities to hold this year’s Secondary House Swimming Carnival. With the sun shining and a backdrop of the city skyscrapers at the start line our Secondary students arrived full of excitement and anticipation for the day ahead.

The event started off with the 50m freestyle events with many students from all houses and all age groups competing. For our Year 7s this was the first-time swimming at such a big venue and although nerves were very apparent at the start of the day these feelings soon evaporated and were replaced with smiles and laughter.

There were plenty of students taking to the blocks gaining valuable points for their House as well as the supporters in the stands who cheered loud and gave great support for their friends and teammates. It was also lovely to see so many make an effort to dress up in their House colours.

Well done to Norman House who took out the honours for 2018. Thank you to everyone who was there and made the carnival such a success.

Jane Heseltine
Physical Education Teacher


On Friday 16 March, the Balcombe senior French students travelled to South Yarra to attend the French Film Festival to watch the French film, “L’ecole Buissonniere”. The film was about a little orphan boy who became Lord of the Manor. The cinematography throughout the film was spectacular with over 500 students from different schools were attending in 5 cinemas. After the film, the students enjoyed a traditional French lunch of baguettes, Croque Monsieur, and croissants at Laurent Boulangèrie. Some of us went to ‘Ganache’ and enjoyed a delicious hot chocolate and yummy chocolate treats.

Thank you to Madame Johnstone and Madame Macindoe - the day was a great success.

Chloe and Georgia
Senior French Students


Please be advised that the Mornington Peninsula Shire will be installing four ‘No Stopping’ parking signs on the north side of Cumberland Drive (refer to image below).

The installation of the new signs should help alleviate any potential safety issues at the zebra crossing and ease traffic congestion during school pick-up.


Monday 26 March - Thursday 5 April
China Outbound Tour

Monday 26 March - Friday 6 April
Japan Outbound Tour

Monday 26 March
Year 7 Ancient History Day

Tuesday 27 March
Year 8 Medieval Day
Year 7 Immunisations

Wednesday 28 March
Year 11 Dance Lessons

Thursday 29 March
Easter Service
End of Term 1


Monday 16 April
Staff Day

Tuesday 17 April
Term 2 Commences

Wednesday 18 April
Year 7 Art Excursion
Year 9 Pop-up Market and Play

Thursday 19 April
Secondary House Athletics
Year 9 Point Nepean Evening

Friday 20 April
Year 3 Chesterville Farm Excursion
Unit 3 Business Management Excursion

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