Dear Members of our Community of Faith,

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I hope you have all had a good week. Three weeks of school has certainly flown by and the students and teachers are in full swing with excellent work happening across the school.


SMMC Welcome BBQ

What a great turnout for our BBQ last Sunday. At 12pm I thought I would need to churn through a mountain of snags and burgers on my lonesome, but the crowd kept growing and it created a wonderful atmosphere. Thank you for all the amazing salads and desserts you provided. I hope you enjoyed the afternoon and were able to meet a few new people within our growing school community.


Swimming Carnival

Well done to everyone for a great day on Wednesday. We were very blessed with perfect weather!  A huge thank you to everyone who assisted across the day in any capacity – your generosity is much appreciated and helped everything run very smoothly. It was a fiercely fought encounter with increased numbers in the pool this year, with many of our new students displaying well-honed swimming skills. In the end only 37 points separated the two teams, with St John Bosco coming up trumps scoring 996 points against St Francis of Assisi with 959 points. Well done to both teams and all the competitors and student volunteers. 30 records were broken on the day, some of which have stood since the first carnival back in 2011. Age champions are as follows:

  • 5,6,7 years – Alura Suter and Xavier Byrnes
  • 8,9 years – Celine Chandrasegaran and David Wright
  • 10,11 years – Giselle Dawson and William Woods
  • 12,13 years– Hope Woods and Samuel Perry
  • 14,15 years – Rosalee Murphy and Max Von Marburg
  • Open – Lucy Von Marburg and Matthew Woods


Invitations will be sent out shortly to students who have swum well enough to progress to the next level of competition in Wagga in March.


Classroom Meetings

Thank you to our staff who ran class meetings on Monday evening. I hope you enjoyed the opportunity to touch base with teachers and be informed about your child’s year level routines and expectations. Please make sure you keep in touch with teachers throughout the year if you have any queries or concerns.




We pray for the repose of the soul of local Jindera Parishioner David Guy whose funeral was held today. Our prayers are with his family at this time.



The Other Theatre Company is performing William Shakespeare’s Macbeth at the Albury Botanic Gardens at 8pm on Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th, Friday 10th and Saturday 11th March. Our very own Natasha Irwin has a part to play in this production. Call 02 6043 5610 or go to to book tickets.


P&F Meeting – sorry moved again!

This meeting is proving to be a chess piece. Sorry to move again but I unknowingly moved to the night before the Parent Evening and I want to give everyone the best opportunity to get to this important event next Friday to hear Paul and Angela Quinn talk on ‘Parenting for the Long Haul’. So, our first P&F Meeting for the year will now be held – rain, hail or shine – on Thursday 2nd March at 7:30pm. Please get along if you can as we put some great plans in place for 2017.


Sports Court

Our Sports Court is getting ever closer. We are getting a terracotta coloured border on the court and then lines will be marked. I ask you to please keep children well away from the court if you are here over the weekend for Mass or other events. There have been a number of delays due to the court needing to be cleaned after dirt and other items were thrown onto it and we just want to have it up and ready to go as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and help with this.


Parent Evening

Please see attached flyer for next Friday’s Parent Evening. I am not able to be at this function, but pray it will be a successful night with lots of great tips for our parenting roles!  Please make every effort to be there if you can and take advantage of this opportunity. As usual, the wine will be flowing and lots of cheese, dips and biscuits available for your enjoyment. Feel free to cast the net wider to anyone who you think may like to come along and hear our guest speakers.


God Bless,


Luke Burton (Principal)