Dear Members of our Community of Faith,

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What an incredible school fete we enjoyed last Saturday! Beautiful weather, a big crowd and great atmosphere. Thank you to everyone who came along to support this event. When the final coins were slid across the table and tallied, we ended up with a grand total of $10,148.70. This money will go a long way to continuing to provide new resources that benefit our school. While raising that much money was a great result, I think the real success on the day was the building of community spirit. I was most impressed with the way our students all chipped in and offered their assistance in setting up, manning stalls, selling tickets and packing up at the end of the day that left the school grounds in great condition – thank you all! A big thanks to our parents and staff for all their efforts and generously giving of your time. Many people dug into their own pockets to fund their stall and give all proceeds to the school, so thank you for your generosity. If you have any feedback on the day please don’t hesitate to let us know. Our P&F AGM will be held on Thursday 9th November if you would like to attend. Congratulations to Peter Jansen who won first prize in our raffle and Ellie Taylor who won second prize.

 

Today we welcome Bilji Shaji who will be working in the office each Wednesday this term. Bilji is with us for a placement as part of a Business Administration Course. I am sure we will make her very welcome at SMMC.

 

School Surveys

Annual School Surveys will be emailed out to all parents in the next week or so as a google form. It is a matter of simply clicking on the link in the email and filling in the survey. Whilst your feedback is always welcome throughout the year, this is a valuable opportunity to give anonymous feedback about how you view and experience various aspects of our school. I really encourage all families to complete the survey as last year we only had about 33% of our families take part. Let’s aim for 100% this year! Your feedback is valued and appreciated and helps us to work on continually improving what we do.

 

Parish Mission

Please see attached sheet outlining the Saint Patrick’s

Mission, which begins this coming Saturday 28th October. The theme is “Deepening Eucharistic Encounter”. I encourage all families to make the effort to get along to what you are able to. Fr Antoine and the Sisters of the Immaculata will visit SMMC next Tuesday 31st October and all our students will take part in a half hour Adoration led by Fr Antoine. You are more than welcome to join us. K-2 will go at 9:30, 3-6 at 10:00, 7/8 at 10:30 and 9-12 at 11:00. We are very blessed to have these visitors to our school and thank them for their faithful witness to Christ.

 

Staff News

In sad news for our school community Miss Costello will be leaving us at the end of this year to take on some new challenges. She has been such an asset to our school community and will be greatly missed. I’m sure we will give her a fitting farewell towards the end of the year, but I want to thank Victoria for what she has brought to our school in her time with us and wish her all the best for whatever the future holds.

 

All Saints and All Souls

Next Wednesday we celebrate All Saints Day. All students may dress up as a saint they admire. At morning assembly we will have a short parade where students can tell us a bit about their saint and how they lived a life dedicated to God. Mrs Galvin has kindly offered to make salad rolls for lunch which students can purchase for $1.50. SRC will be providing cupcakes at recess for $1 each, with all proceeds going to Catholic Mission. On Thursday 2nd November we will celebrate All Souls Day. We will have Mass at 12:30pm followed by a procession to the cemetery where we will pray for those who have died. Students from Jindera Public who take part in scripture classes will be visiting SMMC from 12pm also.

 

The Mother/Daughter Camp is fast approaching. Please get your notes and money into the office as soon as possible. It is shaping up to be a great weekend away!

 

God Bless,

Luke Burton

(Principal)