Dear Members of our Community of Faith,

This week students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 participated in Naplan. It was great to see all the kids giving it a go and doing their best.

Please note that on weekends there are to be no students on the school grounds.

We congratulate Mr Paul Griffin on completing his studies, he is now a fully registered teacher. Mr Griffin will be teaching the 3/4 Classroom on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, teaching History, Geography and Art. Mr Flores on these afternoons will be absent from the classroom for his Chaplaincy role for both primary and secondary students.

Parent Evening

Our second Parent Evening of the year will be held next Tuesday 21st May at 7.30pm. We are fortunate to be hosting Mike and Alicia Hernon from the USA. They will be talking about “Messy Parenting”. Wine and cheese will be served. Please come and join us for a wonderful night. RSVP to office@smmc.nsw.edu.au, we are asking for a small donation of $10 per family to cover their expenses.  Please see attached flyer.

Earn and Learn

Our school is participating in this year’s Woolworths Earn and Learn. Between 1st May and 25th June, collect as many stickers as you can. You can stick them on the sticker sheets and hand them into the office at school, or pop them strait in the box provided at Woolworths in Lavington.

Bunnings BBQ

We have been fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to hold a Bunnings BBQ this Saturday 18th May. Thank you to all those who are giving their time up to come a long and help out on the day. The Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser has always been a great success in fundraising money for our P&F committee. These funds are then used to help purchase goods for the school.   

Mary Help of Christians Feast Day

On Friday 24th of May in celebration off Mary Help of Christians feast day we have whole school Mass at 9.20am with a procession afterwards. After the procession we ask parents to stay for a morning tea to celebrate, please bring a plate to share. Primary girls are welcome to wear a white dress to mass, Mrs Horsfall has extra dresses available. Cupcakes will be available at Recess for $1 and lunch will also be provided for $1 for soup or $1 for sausage in bread.

Chosen Rally – Griffith

Chosen youth has a free event coming up on Friday 31st May from 6-9pm. The event is being held at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall in Griffith. A bus leaving from our school at 3pm for $10 per head is to be confirmed. Please see flyer attached.

Lost property

Can families please have a look around at home for a Woollen jumper and a sports jacket with the name Tocher written on the inside. If one of these jumpers have made it home to you by mistake please return it to the owners. Please also have a look in lost property if your child/children are missing any school items, there have been a few jumpers turn up. If you have received a notification that you have uniform items to pick up, please feel free to pop into the office and collect them. Remember to write your child’s name on their uniform, that way it is easy to find the owner.  

RAS/BISSA – Cross Country

Well done to all the Primary students who went along and represented our school at RAS on Friday 10th of May at the Jindera Golf Course, and the secondary students who participated in BISSA on Monday 13th May at Narrandera. Congratulations to Joshua Wright who placed 1st on Monday and will be heading to Sydney.

Virtuous Behaviour Programme This Term we have started a Virtuous Behaviour Programme in all primary classes. Each month we will focus on a different virtue, this month the children are focusing on Prudence. Please see attached flyer for more information.