We couldn’t have asked for better weather on Saturday for the Mueller College Fete. It was yet another terrific day for the Mueller community and I hope that your family enjoyed the rides, food, performances and fireworks. My experience of the rides did not stretch as far as the ‘360 dance party’ or the dominator but was restricted to a couple of wild rounds of the Ferris Wheel with my son.  As we hit the peak height of the Ferris Wheel the magnitude of the amount people and activities stood out.  That and the smell of all the food! Community is something that we value highly as a school and the sense of connection and enjoyment was evident on Saturday.

An event of this size does not happen without the contribution of many people. On behalf of the school we would like to extend a massive ‘Thank You” to all the parents, students, teachers and others who donated their time and effort to facilitating such a rich community experience. To see so many people serving side by side on food stalls and other displays was wonderful.

However, the start of Term Three is very busy and as the last of remnants of the fete are cleared away this week we move quickly into the next batch of activities. It takes some getting used to but even though we are in mid-2019, students are starting to consider what 2020 holds for them. It will commence this week with the Mueller Careers Expo on Wednesday the 24th of July. MPAC is filled with over 30 exhibitors from universities and TAFE, job agencies, private training companies and community groups who introduce the students to their post-school options. Just being aware of what the options are after school, let alone deciding on a preference can be very difficult and the careers expo is an excellent opportunity to discuss the future and expand the dreams and horizons of our students. It all commences at 6pm and will run through until about 8:30pm and everyone is welcome to attend.

Further to this we have the Year 9 – 11 subject selection evening on Wednesday July 31st in MPAC. As we commence the creation of a timetable for 2020 students and families will have the chance to engage with all subjects in a market stall arrangement to discuss their potential study options. There will be further information sent out at the end of this week, but it is a beneficial night for parents and students to attend to ensure they are informed of opportunities available in the next academic year.

Todd Langford

Week 2 News