Dear Members of our Community of Faith,

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It has been wonderful to see so many people supporting the Parish Mission being held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Thurgoona across this week. Fr Ben Cameron has been terrific to listen to and really helped us to reflect on the unending Mercy of God. He said we needed to remember to ASK for Mercy, BE Merciful and have CONFIDENCE in God’s Mercy as well as reflect on the CROSS to see just how merciful God is.


Cross Country

What perfect weather we had for our Cross Country last Friday at the Jindera Golf Course. I was unfortunately unable to be there, but it sounded like everyone got in and gave their best efforts and enjoyed the day. Thank you to Mrs Mott for all her organisation of the event and to the staff and parents for their assistance on the day. It was a closely contested competition with Saint Francis of Assisi taking out the day by a mere 19 points. They finished the day on 378 points with St John Bosco on 359 points.


Age champions are as follows:

5/6          Bethany Wright & Ignatius Cattell

7              Mikayla Phillips & Xavier Byrnes

8              Eve Woods & Patrick Simpson

9              Gabrielle Byrnes & Thomas Wright

10           Jacinta Irwin & John Suttie

11            Sarah O’Brien & Peter Wright

12           Clare Horsfall & Samuel Perry

13           Hope Woods & Franz von Marburg

14           Lucy Ryan & Samuel Irwin

15           Rosalee Murphy & Thomas Irwin

16           Bernadette O’Brien & Thomas Van Der Horst

17           Bernadette McCrohan & Matthew Woods

Open      Johanna Ryan & Joshua Morris



Representatives will be chosen from both primary and secondary to represent SMMC at the next level. BISSA (secondary) Cross Country will be held next Monday 8th May in Narrandera. The RAS Primary Cross Country will be held next Friday 12th May at Jindera Golf Course. Notes and permission slips will be sent home to the students who have been selected to attend these representative events. I’m sure they will give their very best efforts and represent our school well.


P&F Mother’s Day Cake Stall and Raffles

This Saturday 6th May is our annual Mother’s Day Cake Stall outside the Post Office in Jindera. Pease drop off your baked goodies to the school tomorrow (Friday) or directly to the cake stall on Saturday morning from 7:30am.  Please also keep selling those raffle tickets. If all tickets are sold it will be a great start to our fundraising efforts for 2017. The Mother’s Day Raffle will be drawn next Friday 12th May, while the Wood Raffle will be drawn on Friday 26th May. Thank you to everyone for their support. We also have a P&F Meeting next Thursday 11th May at 7:30pm, so please come along if you are able to.



NAPLAN Tests will be conducted next week for our Years 3,5,7 and 9 students. Tuesday is Language Conventions and Writing, Wednesday is Reading and Thursday is Numeracy. These assessments are not meant to cause anxiety for students and we only ask they get in and do their very best. The assessments are a snapshot of the children’s skills at a certain point in time, not a summation of their overall academic ability. Please come and see your child’s teacher or myself if you have any questions or concerns.


God Bless, Luke Burton (Principal)