Week 4 Term 3, 2021 Newsletter

Dear Parents,


Mt Tabor is the traditional site of the Transfiguration of the Lord. Though it looks more like a large hill than a mountain, it is a prominent landmark jutting up from an otherwise flat plain, not far from Nazareth. Lavish mosaics adorn the interior of the church built on the place where Jesus was transfigured in the presence of Peter, James and John, granting visitors a glimmer of the unearthly display witnessed by the apostles.


Today’s feast has indeed been a lavish, mountaintop experience at SMMC. In addition to the Transfiguration, students have honoured our school patron, St Mary MacKillop, whose feast is commemorated on Sunday. The school day began with displays of devotion throughout the beautiful Mass attended by all staff and students, as well as many parents.


In the lead up to today’s celebration, many students have honoured St Mary MacKillop by creating models, poems, drawings and other artistic and literary displays. Like the mosaics on Mt Tabor, in their humility, they offer a glimpse of heavenly delights. A colourful paella lunch and primary concert have helped to mark the day with style.


I would like to thank parents and teachers for their creative assistance. In particular I would like to thank Miss Maclean for organising the concert, Mrs Galvin for the artistic competition and Mr Williams for lunch.


Finally, I would also like to thank members of the School Advisory Council who have organised tomorrow’s Gala Dinner. It promises to be another great community-building occasion.

Warm regards,

Ian Smith




Please see the attached letter regarding the National Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with a Disability.


Casual Secondary Teachers

SMMC is currently taking expressions of interest from suitably qualified secondary teachers to join our casual teacher pool.  Please contact the school office for further information.


Parking Reminder

A friendly reminder to parents to please not park on the grassed area around the church and the school carpark.  Thank you.


Upcoming Pancake Breakfast

Please see attached flyer for more information.


Gala Dinner Donors

The Gala Dinner will take place this Saturday 7th August.  We would like to thank the following businesses for their generous support through donating items/vouchers for the live and silent auctions that will run on the night:

  • A&C Irwin Builders –

0432 684 556


Book Week

This year’s Book Week will be held in the week of 21st to 27th August.  The theme for this year is ‘Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds’.  Please see the attached flyer for further information. A family competition sheet will go home next week.


2022 Enrolments

SMMC is currently taking expressions of interest for 2022 enrolments.  Please contact the school office if you have a child who is the correct age for entering Kinder in 2022.  We will be booking enrolment interviews from mid Term three.