Dear Members of our Community of Faith,

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Welcome back for the final term of 2019. We hope everyone had a restful two-week break. This term is only eight weeks long but we have a lot happening.


A big thank you to all the helpers who gave their time during the term break to make our school ship shape for term 4. A special mention to a few people: Paul McAlister for his work in the school hall kitchenette; Andrew and Mary Garratt for their work in the garden and schoolyard; Owen Fallon for mowing the grounds; Chris Tingle and Tanya O’Brien for their work in the garden; Eamonn Simpson, who installed the statue of St Mary MacKillop above the bus shelter; Dan Dawson, who installed a data projector in the Hall; Phil Cramer (and sons) for painting the Atrium and St Maximilian Kolbe room;  Joel Wright and Daniel Clark for putting up the wonderful new front doors on the Hall. It’s always great to see people in the school community spending time to help around the school grounds. We greatly appreciate your generosity.


Please keep our year 12 students in your thoughts and prayers as they start their final HSC exams. They all sat their first English exam yesterday and had English Paper two today. We wish them all the best for the rest of their exams.


Our year six students attended a retreat today at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Thurgoona. The retreat aims to provide the students with an opportunity to build on leadership skills and develop virtue. We thank all the staff who organised this event.


Kool Fruit Count for Kateri

In support of Kateri and her family the SRC will be running a fundraising competition, starting next Monday 21st October. Students will aim to guess the number of Kool fruits in a jar. The cost per guess will be $1 and there will be a limit of one guess per student. The person who guesses either the correct number or the closest number will be announced the winner on All Saints Day.


2020 Enrolments

New enrolments for the 2020 year are now being taken. Please contact the school to organise an interview and tour.  We are aiming to have new kinder enrolments finalised by week four of this termKinder orientation days will begin in week five (dates are provided in ‘Dates for your diary’ over the page). Further details regarding Kinder Orientation will be posted in the next few weeks to families with confirmed 2020 Kinder enrolments.



All Saints Day

Friday the 1st of November is All Saints Day. Primary Students are encouraged to dress as their favourite saint. We will be having a whole school Mass at 9:20am followed by an Assembly and Parade in the school hall.


New Staff

We would like to welcome some new staff members who will be joining us for the 2020 year. Mr Gary Carcarello, will be taking over being Secondary Co-ordinator and teaching History and Mrs Heather Cattell who will be teaching Stage 2



Letters were sent out to some families during the holidays regarding unexplained student absences. It is important that we get these returned to the office as soon as possible. If for any reason, your child/children are away from school, it is important that parents please email or send a note to explain the absence. We thank you for your understanding and co-operation with this matter.


Fiona Basile Visit

Children’s book author, Fiona Basile will be visiting our school on Friday 8th November following the usual school Mass. There will be a shared morning tea in the school hall (please bring a plate).  Fiona will do a book reading for parents and their young children at the morning tea followed by an opportunity for parents to further discuss the book with the author. Books will be available for purchase on the day. See flyer attached for further details.


School Fete

Our school Fete is coming up next Saturday 26th October. If anyone is able to donate clean, non-broken second-hand items that could be sold in the bric-a-brac, please bring them in and place them in the corner of the school hall. If you have any sold raffle tickets please return them to the school office as soon as possible. More raffle books are available from the school office for anyone who would like a second book. Please note a second book cannot be handed out until the first one is returned. We would like to thank Mrs Vera Galvin for all her hard work in organising this event as well as the P&F committee. It’s looking like it will be a great day. If you are able to help out on the day please get in contact with Mrs Vera Galvin. Please see the attached flyer for further information.


St. Pats Albury Youth Group Cancellation

Please make note that the next St Pat’s Albury Youth Group being held on Sunday 27th October has been cancelled.


Into the Woods Production

Our school production of ‘Into the Woods’ will take place in week 6. Many of our students have been working hard in preparation for the play. Thank you to Dr Magdalene Kaur for organising and working on this production with the students. Tickets can be booked online through:

Cost is $10 per student, $20 Per Adult or $50 for a family (2 adults and three children or 1 adult and four children). Children under five are free. Please see the attached flyer for details.


Breakfast Club

The SMMC Breakfast Club is back! The club will be held on Tuesdays between 8:30am – 9:05am from weeks two to seven this term.  There will be simple foods on offer such as Weet-Bix, oats, and bread.  Breakfast will be in the St Thomas Aquinas room with at least one staff member supervising students.  All students welcome.


Junior Tennis

The Jindera Tennis Club are looking for more male and female junior tennis players for this season. If you are interested  please contact Jason on Ph. 0424 179 051 or email:



Careers Night

The Careers Night for students in years 9-11 will be taking place on Wednesday 30th of October, starting at 7pm. We are still looking for some parent and staff volunteers who would be willing to interview students on the night. So far, we don’t have enough volunteers to run the evening. If you are interested in volunteering, please email Mr Paul Elias for further details on so that the evening can go ahead.


School Travel Applications

Applications for student bus travel in 2020 are open. Students progressing to year 3 and year 7 no longer need to re-apply if they are at the same school, same address or have not been sent an expiry notification from Transport NSW. If your child needs their information updated or a new bus pass, you will need to go online to:

Applications will need to be submitted before 31st December 2019.