SMMC Newsletter Week 3 Term 3 2019


Dear Members of our Community of Faith,


Thanks to all who helped out at the working bee.


What a great effort made by the Fathers who came to lend some muscle and tools at the working bee on Saturday. Together with Paul McAlister and Paul McCormack they dug 16 holes (1m wide x 60cm deep) to plant 16 new deciduous trees which will provide needed shade in Jindera’s summer and vibrant colour in Autumn. Children proved to be great diggers also. Paul had to collect another cubic metre of soil (4m3 in all) as we tried to break up the clay soil and give the trees a fighting chance.  Added to this, many children filled never ending barrow loads of soil to fill the new brick garden bed where 6 roses have been planted. These roses begin the Rosary chain of roses which are planted in decades with two more decades to plant in future. Now the garden bed begins with the Creed (red rose), Our Father (gold), Three Hail Mary’s (White) and a Glory be (gold).   Mums, led by Clare Ryan, Mrs Tingle and Louise Wright aided by children, pruned the established roses ready for Spring.


Thanks to Simon Horsfall and Matt Darlow for fox proofing the chicken house. No fox will make it through the fortress they have reinforced!


Though we went overtime, the mood was one of satisfaction and now we await warmer days to enjoy the growth!


Gala Dinner

Our annual Gala Dinner is Tomorrow Night! Thank you to all who have booked a ticket and are able to come along. Also, a big thanks to all who have made generous donations of goods and services to be auctioned on the night.  Cash and Credit Card facilities available on the night. Hope to see you there!


Head Lice

There has been a reported case of head lice within the school, so please be diligent in checking your children’s hair and treating if necessary to prevent them spreading. Thank you!



Just a reminder to write or email the school if any of your children are away for any reason. It is also a good idea to include your child’s teacher in on the email. A new updated staff directory is attached.


Enrolments for 2020

We are now starting to take kindergarten enrolments for next year. Please contact the school to organise an interview and tour.


SMMC Feast Day

A big Thank you to Mr Williams for suppling the school with some beautiful Paella for lunch, as well as Mrs Galvin and all other helpers who organised food for the feast day. The students all looked amazing in their multicultural dress. Well done to all the students who entered into our Mary MacKillop Feast day competition. The winner will be announced at Monday morning’s assembly.


Snow Trip Yrs. 9-12

Our yr 9-12 Students will be heading off to the snow on Friday 30th August. Last week a note was sent home with all yr 9-12 students. If for any reason you have misplaced this note, spares are available in the office. Please ensure this note is returned by Friday 16th August with payment to the school office. Thank you.


Book Week

Book Week is coming up in Week 5. The theme for this year is “Reading is my Secret Power”.  There will be a dress up day on Thursday 22nd August for the Primary School students.  Just as in previous years, there will be a Book Week Competition for families. Further details will be handed out next week.


Year 12 Exams

In week 5 we have our Year 12 class sitting their Trail Exams, please keep them in your prayers.


Father and Son Camp

Our Father and Son camp is on Friday 20th September – Sunday 22nd September. More information will be confirmed at a later date.


RAS Athletics

Congratulations to all the Students who went along on Tuesday and represented our school at the RAS Athletics Carnival.


Parent Evening Night

This Term our Parent Evening Night will be held on Saturday 31st August.  Our guest speaker is Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers who will be speaking on Faith and Family in the Modern World.  To help cover the costs we ask that everyone make a small $10 donation. Please let us know if you are able to make it by emailing the school office: