Introduction for parents

Administration staff greet two students as they enter the front office.

How we communicate

We like to make things easy when communicating with us and managing your child’s educational journey.

When you become a MVAC parent, you will receive a MVAC Passport, which is your key to accessing all our online services.

This is how you access all modes of communication from us in one place.

  • eMpower – Our Portal and Learning Management System
  • Parent Lounge – Helping you manage your family’s enrolment including Academic Reports, Bookings, Attendance and more
  • The MVAC App – Bringing everything together in one place through open and regular communication.

We are endeavouring to make our communication process much easier and encourage everyone to engage with eMpower as our main mode of delivery. You can expect the weekly update, news articles and important information regarding your child’s education to be found on eMpower.

The MVAC App

The College App provides an easy access point to eMpower and allows for instant notifications as you need them.

Step 1 – Activate your MVAC Passport

Step 2 – Download the MVAC App (apple, android)

Step 3 – Login to eMpower

Step 4 – Manage all activity through the MVAC App which provides access to all platforms in one location:

  • eMpower
  • School notifications
  • Paying tuition fees
  • Absentee submissions
  • Permission notes and payments
  • Parent lounge
  • Canteen ordering
  • News items
  • School calendar

It means you can stay in contact with MVAC and manage your parent portal from your phone or device of choice.

As part of the Newcastle Anglican Diocese, MVAC has access to a large IT support department that students, parents and staff can access when needing assistance with any of our digital platforms.

Once you have made the decision to enrol at MVAC you become a part of our community.

We have an active Facebook page which you can follow for updates. We encourage our grandparents, family friends and relatives to follow our page as it is a great way for them to stay connected and celebrate student achievement.

Further information regarding your child’s enrolment is received within a parent information handbook. Please refer to the application process for the next steps.

Term Dates 2024

Term 1 (11 weeks)

Years 7, 11, 12 commence – Wednesday 31 January
Years 1 – 6 & Years 8 – 10 commence – Thursday 1 February
Kindergarten Best Start Parent & Student Meetings – Wednesday 31 January, Thursday 1 & Friday 2 February
Kindergarten & Prep commences – Monday 5 February
Term 1 concludes – Friday 12 April

Easter Long Weekend
Good Friday Public Holiday – Friday 29 March
Easter Monday Public Holiday – Monday 1 April

Term 2 (9 weeks)

Term 2 commences – Tuesday 30 April
King’s Birthday Public Holiday – Monday 10 June
Term 2 concludes – Friday 28 June

Term 3 (10 weeks)

Term 3 commences – Tuesday 23 July
Term 3 concludes – Friday 27 September

Term 4 (9 weeks)

Term 4 commences – Tuesday 15 October

Brick wall of the MVAC featuring a blue cross surrounded by green foliage. Term 4 concludes – Wednesday 11 December

College Office

Open – Monday 15 January
Close – Wednesday 18 December

Public Holidays

Australia Day – Friday 26 January

Good Friday – Friday 29 March
Easter Monday – Monday 1 April
ANZAC Day – Thursday 25 April
King’s Birthday – Monday 10 June
Labour Day – Monday 7 October