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In 1991 the foundations of a new school were laid in the tranquil country town of Strathalbyn.  At that time a scripture of promise "all your children will be taught by the Lord and great will be your children's peace", (Isaiah 54:13) also formed the predominant values upon which Murraylands Christian College was built. Read More...

 

OVER $2,800 RAISED FOR GIRLS IN SLAVERY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The SHE Fundraiser, in support of SHE (Shaping Her Eternity) Rescue Home, held on September 13th was a huge success. We were able to raise $2862 to help girls who have been rescued from trafficking in Cambodia and are beginning their healing with provision and care from the SHE foundation.
I encourage you all to visit www.itsnotok.com to learn more about the impact SHE Rescue Home is having and the epidemic of sex trafficking in Cambodia.
A huge thankyou to everyone who helped to make the event possible!!
Samantha Farrell
Event Coordinator, Year 11 Student Leader
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Boys Cricket Team Advance To The Next Round

Well done to the SAPSASA Boys Cricket Team for winning the second round in the 'Knockout Cricket Tournament'.
The boys played against Mount Baker Primary last Friday and won Murraylands: 4/133 (off 25 overs) to Mt Barker All-out/69.
Some outstanding performances on the day were Liam (Hutchy) Hutchinson scoring 43 runs/not out and Liam (Stirlo) Stirling scoring 23 runs. We also saw both Riley Perry and Taylor Backhouse obtain 2 wickets each.
The team will now go into 'waiting' until they recommence the competition in Term 4 in the next round.
Fantastic work boys!!

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Secondary Squad Take Out Athletics Shield

Congratulations to the secondary students for taking out the Inter-Christian School Athletics Carnival shield last Thursday at SANTOS Stadium. The weather started off a bit hit-and-miss with one minute the sun beaming through the clouds and then the next they were greeted with rain. This ‘fight’ continued for most of the morning until the sun finally won the battle and stayed out for the remainder of the day. The constant variation of weather during the morning brought a whole new challenge for our competitors in both track and field events especially hurdles and high jump; however it didn’t stop our students from powering victoriously through it as we received 1st place in 7 out of the first 10 events.

Our under 14 squad members performed outstandingly and they were: Sarah Ness, Kirrily Munyard, Ryan Weidenhofer, Caitlin Fairbank, Josh Silwood & Ellis Woods, they all took home numerous 1st and 2nd place ribbons. There were many other students that walked away with at least one 1st, 2nd or 3rd place ribbon. The score updates throughout the day gave our students an extra boost of enthusiasm which helped them to keep pushing on as they were in 1st place right from the very first update.

The final placing’s for Division 2 were: 8th Hills (103), 7th Mid-North & Horizon (411), 5th Harvest (529), 4th Portside (581), 3rd Sunrise (604), 2nd Craigmore (605) & 1st Murraylands (662). With Murraylands winning in Division 2, we have now been moved up into Division 1 where the competition is a lot stronger. This has already given the students an extra incentive to train harder this year and bet their personal bests ready for the carnival in 2014.

Well done to all of the students involved and a special thank you to Mr McGowan for all of his hard work before and on the day.                             

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Tayla Raises over $6,000 for 'Shave For A Cure'

While everyone was waiting for the final scores to be tallied up, all of the students and staff gathered around the front of the College Library to watch Tayla Rowett (Yr 10) get her head shaved for the Leukaemia Foundation’s ‘Shave For A Cure’.

It was a sea of mixed emotions as Johan DuPreez, Mary Harpas, Samantha Farrell (Student Leaders) were making their speeches. Johan and Mary thanked everyone for their generous support while Samantha shared with the students how the money raised will help those affected by Leukaemia. She also spoke about her personal experience with childhood cancer, and gave a little bit of insight of what it was like for her and her family.
Many of Taylas family and friends came to support her for the ‘Big Event’, some of which had been affected by cancer in the past, and some who are currently being treated for cancer.
Tayla is new to the College this year, which meant it was a huge step for her to take so early on in the year when students are normally settling in and trying to make new friends. However, Tayla took it all in her stride and handled everything as if she had been here for years. In the 6 weeks leading up to the ‘Big Day’ Tayla did many fundraisers through school, pony club and local businesses. Tayla managed to raise a massive $6,200, and she only set out to get between $1,000 and $1,500.
Congratulations to Tayla for her efficient organisation and extremely hard work in the weeks leading up to the ‘Big Day’. As Mr Bruce Hicks said on Friday, “Tayla has left her ‘stamp’ on the College by her sheer persistence to make this happen.” Thank you to every person and business that supported Tayla in her fundraising.