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Dear Members of our Community of Faith,


What another busy week it has been at SMMC. We are now in the Easter Octave and as Catholics it is a time for celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus – the cornerstone of our faith. I hope you all had a great Easter with your families.


We have been doing some work around our new school rules this week and talking about how they help us to respect ourselves, others and our environment. Following Directions, Speaking Appropriately, Keeping Hands, Feet and Objects to Ourselves, Taking Care of all Property, Listening to the Speaker and Moving Safely are what we have been working on and it is great to see so many of our students really taking these on board and contributing to a positive learning environment at Saint Mary MacKillop College. Well done everyone.


Athletics Sports – your help is needed!

Next Wednesday is shaping up to be a great day of Athletics at Alexandra Park. The kids are very excited and have been practising hard to hone their skills. Thank you to those parents who have volunteered their services already. We need more parents to get involved if possible, so please fill in the sheet sent home last week and send to the office. If the sheet has evaporated, then please just call the office and let Fiona know. Thank you for your support.


Year 7/8 TAS Market Day – you are invited!

Next Thursday 7th April the Year 7/8s will hold their Market Day under the covered area outside the 5/6 Classroom. The students have worked very hard to produce very professional looking business cards and flyers for marketing purposes. They are busy getting organised with all the necessary materials to bring their business idea to life next Thursday. Please come along and support our entrepreneurs in their business ventures. Check out their flyers on the display board near the school hall and bring along some money next Thursday. All profits are going to the SRC to support their school improvement ideas.





Final call for ICAS Registrations. These are due back to the office by Tuesday 5th April.


Adoration, Confession and Benediction

Next Friday is the last day of school for Term 1. We will have Adoration and Confession from 10:30am – 12:30pm, with all classes being rostered on for a period of time. We will finish with Benediction at 12:30pm. You are all welcome to come and spend some time with Our Lord.


Another Priest for our Diocese

Rev Reece Beltrame will be ordained this coming Saturday 2nd April at St Michael’s Cathedral in Wagga. He will celebrate his first Mass at St Patrick’s on Sunday at 10:00am. Please keep him in your prayers.


Winter Uniform

Students wear their winter uniforms from Term 2.

A reminder that Winter Uniform orders are due by the end of next week. Please be prompt in getting these in so that your orders can be filled during the holidays. Thank you.


Free Plants –

Woolshed Thurgoona Landcare Group are giving away free plants to residents in the Table Top & Thurgoona area. Just go to the website above and place your order to be picked up in May. If you don’t need them for yourself, you might consider donating them to the school.


Netball News

Could all girls interested in playing netball next term on Saturday mornings give their names to the school office by Friday 8th at the latest. Parent helpers are also required for coaching.


One week to go until we have a break and reenergise, so hang in there. Have a terrific weekend.


God Bless


Luke Burton