Dear Members of our Community of Faith,

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Welcome to our final newsletter for Term 3! This term has been a very busy one and no doubt everyone is looking forward to catching their breath during the holidays. We encourage the students to keep working hard in their learning all the way to the end of term before enjoying a break in preparation for the eight week ‘sprint’ next term.

 

The importance of gratitude has been a consistent theme for us all throughout the year – through assemblies, classes and our Saint of the Day. It is so important to realise what we have and be thankful for it. One of the ways the students show their gratefulness is by thanking their teachers for the lesson as they head out the door – this has been wonderful to witness and a real credit to your children. A constant focus has also been on us building a culture of kindness and courtesy amongst the students as this is where our faith comes into action. I spent time soaking up some Vitamin D and watching the secondary boys play soccer on Wednesday afternoon and it made my day. The way they worked in with one another and supported each other regardless of which team they were on was excellent – well done boys, you’re helping to build a great culture.

 

Our annual fete is fast approaching, so it is time to put preparations into top gear! Please read the updated note attached to newsletter to see what you can do to help us be ready for another successful day. If you are able to volunteer please fill out the attachment and return to school.

 

On the 28th September from 9pm, Holy Spirit Parish is holding a sleep out to raise money for our local St Vincent de Paul Society .You will need to bring a pillow and sleeping bag. A hot breakfast will be served in the morning as a thank you. For any further information please contact Liz Macdonald on 60251078 or 0423064823.

 

Next Tuesday 25th September from 8:30am the SRC are putting on another wonderful breakfast for the school. All are welcome to join in. $1 for bacon and eggs and 50c for a cup of OJ. If you are able to donate some eggs please bring them into school on Monday.

 

A big Congratulations to Hannah Moriarty, Lucy von Marburg and Samuel Whitehead for finishing Yr.12 with us at SMMC. We continue to pray for them and wish them all the best for their HSC Exams next term. There will be a special final Assembly next Friday to bid them farewell – all welcome.

 

Well done to all our Yr.11 students who sat their end of year exams this week – you survived! They now start to prepare themselves for starting Yr.12 next term.

 

As part of the 150th Celebrations of Jindera, a Street Parade has been organised on Saturday 29th of September. Our school will be taking part in this event so please save the date. The parade will start at the front of our school at 10:30am (gather at 9:30am). More details to come early next week!

 

As mentioned in a previous newsletter we are looking for someone to fill role of Uniform Coordinator as Anastasia Byrnes will be stepping down at the end of the year. If you have the capacity to take on this role, please let me know. For further information please contact Anastasia directly on 0402 596 634. Please note next term is summer uniform. There is also a new secondary boys’ hat on its way that is a more cost effective option, so stay tuned. Please contact Anastasia for any summer uniform needs ASAP.

 

On Monday the 1st of October, our school will be holding a BBQ fundraiser at Bunnings in Albury. If you are able to help out on the day please fill in the attached sheet with the time you’ll be able to assist. Please take note that this event is on a Monday.

 

Our Term 3 Parent Evening will be held this coming Tuesday 25th September at 7:30pm. We are privileged to have recently ordained priest Fr Marco Killingsworth with us to talk about his “Path to Priesthood”. These evenings are a key aspect of our school and I look forward to seeing families there.

 

Congratulations to Emily Green and Bethany Wright, who made their First Holy Communion on Sunday the 9th September.

 

Congratulations to Mrs Caroline Barber and family on the birth of Georgia Kate Mary on 13th September. All are going well.

 

I look forward to seeing you at the School Concert tonight beginning at 7pm sharp in the school hall.

 

It has been a busy week on the school building site. The new science lab and a classroom are in. The remaining 3 classrooms and admin building will be installed during the holidays. Our school will look very different next term – it is very exciting.

 

Next Friday 28th September is our final day of the term. Students return to school on Monday 15th October. Thanks to everyone for a terrific term. Enjoy the well-earned break.

 

God Bless, Luke Burton (Principal)