Dear Members of our Community of Faith,

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Welcome to Week 3! We have had another busy, productive week at SMMC. Thank you to the students who have calmly gone about sitting the NAPLAN Tests across this week and to the staff for facilitating these.

 

Mowing Help

Clare Ryan and Annita Bell have kindly taken on the coordination of a maintenance roster for our school. The main jobs will be hand mowing and whipper snipping, but jobs such as pruning roses will also come up across the year. Thank you to those families who have put their hand up to be on the roster. If you are able to add your name to the list please get in touch with Clare or Annita. Alternatively you can send me an email and I will pass on your details to them. At this stage each family (or maybe two) will be rostered on for a month at a time.

 

BISSA Cross Country

On Monday some of our secondary students represented SMMC at the Cross Country event in Narrandera with a few of them finishing in the top ten which is a really good effort. Thank you to Mr Couture for his organisation of this event, to the parents who helped to transport the students there and back and to the students who competed.

 

SRC Breakfast Club

Next Wednesday 17th May the SRC will be holding their first Breakfast Club for the term. This will begin at 8:30am and finish up in time for assembly at 9:15am. All are welcome.

 

P&F Cake Stall

The Cake Stall in Jindera last Saturday raised an impressive $664 – $548 from cakes and $116 in raffle tickets. A huge thank you to everyone who baked something for the stall and to those who helped to man the stall during the morning.

 

P&F Meeting

Don’t forget to come along to our Parents and Friends Meeting tonight at 7:30pm if you can.

 

Sporting Schools Funding

We were fortunate enough to secure $3000 of funding from the Sporting Schools Program. The Primary Students will be undertaking a 4 week gymnastics program, which begins next week with Flyaway Gymnastics running the program in our hall. I hope the primary students enjoy learning new skills.

 

Feast of Our Lady of Fatima

This Saturday we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady appearing to the shepherd children at Fatima. On Saturday, 13th, the Holy Father will canonise the two youngest children of Fatima, Francisco and Jacinta. They will become the youngest non-martyrs to be so honoured having gone to heaven at 11 and 10 years of age. They were 7 and 6 when Our Lady appeared. We will hold a short ceremony tomorrow at 3pm in the hall, crowning our lady and praying the Litany to our Lady to mark this great feast.

 

RAS Primary Cross Country

All the best to our Primary Students who will compete in the Cross Country at Jindera Golf Course tomorrow. The event begins at 10:30am if you would like to get along and spectate. Thank you to Miss McCormack for her coordination of this event.

 

Raffle Tickets

Last chance to get your Mother’s Day Raffle tickets in. We will be drawing the raffle after lunch tomorrow (Friday) on the basketball court. I think I’ve got the winning ticket! The wood raffle will continue for another 2 weeks, so please keep selling those! Thanks to everyone for their efforts.

 

Athletics Carnival

This coming Monday we will hold our annual Athletics Carnival at Alexandra Park, 229 North St, Albury. Students need to be there by 9:00am, so we can get underway promptly and ensure we get through the program. Students must come straight to Alexandra Park and not to school. Please bring plenty of water and snacks to sustain you throughout the day!

 

God Bless

 

Luke Burton (Principal)