Dear Members of our Community of Faith,

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This week brings us to the end of a long first term. I want to congratulate the students on all their achievements across the term and thank the staff for their dedication to the students’ learning. We were able to celebrate a snapshot of the learning around the classrooms at this morning’s assembly and I have had the privilege of visiting and working with many of the students across the school over the past couple of weeks, witnessing some powerful learning taking place.

 

Fathers and Sons Camp

What a wonderful experience we had away at Howmans Gap near Falls Creek last weekend. Thank you to all the Dads and Sons who came along and made it such an enjoyable weekend. Thank you also to Fr Heffernan who was our spiritual leader (and Giant Swing enthusiast) and Andy Mullins who travelled all the way from Melbourne to give talks to the Fathers and Sons. A special mention to Michael Suttie for taking on the role of chef for the weekend and to all the dads and sons for their help in making the weekend such a success.

 

 

Yr.7/8 Market Day

Congratulations to the Yr.7/8 TAS Class for running a very successful Market Day on Monday and a big thank you to their parents for supporting this venture. The students certainly learnt a lot from the experience. The businesses

 

raised a whopping $800! $400 has been donated to Caritas Australia (to go along with the $221.20 from St Joseph’s Feast Day) and $400 to the SRC. Well done everyone!

 

Safety Concern

Some people are driving much too fast along the school driveway and carpark. I ask for your cooperation in observing the speed limit and ensuring the safety of the students and other pedestrians and drivers. Thank you.

 

Trivia Time!

Attention trivia buffs!! Our school has been challenged to a trivia challenge and we need you to get involved. As part of the Jindera 150th Celebrations they are holding a trivia night at the School of Arts on Saturday 21st April at 7:30pm. If you can get together a table of 10, head into the Post Office to register. Cost is $12/head. If you need to join a table, feel free to email myself or Vera Galvin. Go SMMC!

 

Raffle tickets

Please keep on selling the Mother’s Day and Wood Raffle Tickets! You can get more from the office if needed. Please return unsold raffle tickets before the due date so others can sell them and a huge thank you to those who have already been selling.

 

Garage Sale

The Jindera Community Garage Sale is on again this Sunday 15th April from 8am. For more details please contact Leeny Mason on 0419 605 566 or Greg Mason on 0400 257 000.

 

ANZAC Day

The community of Jindera together with St John’s Lutheran Primary School are presenting the 2018 Anzac Day Service at Jindera War Memorial Park at 10:30am. Each year we have a great representation of students and their families at the service in Jindera, so hopefully you are able to make it this year. Students are to wear full winter uniform including blazers. Our school captains will lay a wreath on our behalf.

 

I take this opportunity to thank the whole school community for all your efforts across the term. When we return next term, the five portable classrooms will have been relocated to their new home behind the Church, so things will look a little different at SMMC! Have a terrific holiday break with your families and we shall see you all back at school rested and ready for learning on Tuesday 1st May.

 

God Bless, Luke Burton (Principal)