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MCC Loves Dads!Posted in College Community,Literacy on Friday, 28 June, 2019

In recent times, the College has been working to facilitate the increased involvement of fathers and father-figures in College activities and events.

The Men of MCC
The Men of MCC travelled up to Dwellingup for a morning of mountain bike riding for this term’s outing. Held on Sunday 23 June, it was great to see a fantastic turn out of fathers and father-figures who came along to spend some quality time with their Mandurah Catholic College kids.

The weather held off with the sun shining and dads and children eager to ride. There were two groups, one group rode for 12km and the other rode for 8km. The trail had lots of big and small puddles that the kids, and most dads enjoyed riding through with mud and water flying everywhere. It was great to see both dads and children come back to the start with big smiles and covered in mud.

After the ride we headed to The Blue Wren Café for a coffee and one of their world-famous sausage rolls, and to talk about the morning ride. Next term the Men of MCC are planning an astronomy camp out on the College oval and a dads-only lawn bowls night. We invite all dads, grandfathers and father-figures in our MCC community to attend future events, which will be publicised on the College social media pages.

Thank you to all those who came along!

Chris Archer
Primary Physical Education Teacher


Dad’s Reading Challenge

Primary School Dad’s reading challenge has been a valuable part of Book Week for the last 4 years.

Amazing turn out this year with nearly triple the number of dads from last year.

“Canadian research shows that boys tend to see reading as a female activity. One way to change this perception is for men both at home and in the community to read aloud to boys and show them that reading is an activity of value.” (Reading Rockets, Boys and Books by Jane McFann)

Head of Learning Area Information Services and WA Teacher Librarian of the Year 2018 Sarah Love was very positive about the event. “It was lovely to see so many dads in the library, especially those who were dressed up for Book Week! The dads and children read a huge variety of books reflecting their different interests. Let’s hope this will encourage more dads to read at home and visit the library with their children. We invite all parents to visit the library after school on any day to share books with their children. ”

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Photos: Dad’s share morning tea after the Reading Challenge



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