Dear Members of our Community of Faith,

Our school entered into the 2019 Sydney Royal Flower and Garden Show and received first place in the regional schools category, two years running. We were commended for our sustainability methods including composting, worm farm, organic pest control and our seed raising program. The students from years 3-6 all put a lot of effort into the garden and should be commended for their great work.

Congratulations to the Green Family on the arrival of little baby Elisabeth. We wish her all the best for the future.

We have our first whole school assembly next Friday 7th June. The assembly will take place after the 9.20am Mass. Please feel free to come along.

Monday 10th June is a public holiday due to the Queen’s Birthday. We hope you and your family enjoy this long weekend and we will see students on Tuesday 11th June.

Trivia Night

The year 12’s invite you to their Trivia Night on Saturday 22nd June at Holy Spirit Hall at 7.00pm. This fundraiser is to assist them in presenting the school with their farewell gift.

$10 per person or Early bird: $80 for a table of 10.

Drinks will be available for purchase. There will be a coin toss & other games with prizes to be won. BYO food.

Book via text or email. Ph. 0491 071 365

Email: india.mcalister@smmc.nsw.edu.au

Please see attached flyer.

Speaking Competition

On the 23rd May 2019, 13 of our Years 3-6 students participated in the Public Speaking competition organised by the Lions Club. This competition gave our students the opportunity to develop their ability and confidence to speak in public. In delivering their speeches, it was obvious that each student had put in a lot of effort in preparing and rehearsing their speeches. In the end though, the adjudicators had to select 2 outstanding from the Years 3-4 and 2 from the Years 5-6. All other students received a Participation Award and we hope to present them with another opportunity in 2020 to achieve the Outstanding Speaker award.

Years 3-4 Outstanding Speaker Award – Felicity Suttie

Runner up – Bethany Dodd

Years 5-6 Outstanding Speaker Award – Celine Chandrasegaran

Runner up – Ignatius Garratt

Congratulations to all participants

P & F News

A big thank you to the 12 families who came along to help at the Bunnings barbecue on Saturday 18th May. A profit of $1,229.77 was made which was a wonderful effort. We will not be going ahead with the previously mentioned Bunnings barbecue on Saturday 29th June. We will, however, be assisting with an afternoon tea following the Gillespie-Cattell wedding on Saturday 29th June. More details to follow. Please keep in mind the letter attached to the last newsletter seeking business donations for the Gala Dinner and Fete and let us know if you are in a position to help with this.

Our next Gala Dinner and Fete planning meeting will be on Wednesday 12th June at 2.30pm in the school library.

Our next P & F meeting will be on Thursday 22nd August at 7pm in the school library.

Hot Chocolate Day

Next Wednesday 5th June, our year 12’s have another Hot Chocolate day. Students will be able to purchase hot chocolate for $1 or $2 for hot chocolate and cookies.

Parent Evening

Thank you to all who were able to come along to wonderful talk last Tuesday night by Mike and Alicia Hernon. It is always good to see such a large turnout at these events.

www.messyfamilyproject.org

Mary Help of Christians Feast Day

What a great day everyone had last Friday. The primary girls looked very nice in their white dresses. A big thankyou to all who were able to donate some beautifully made cupcakes, the students enjoyed them very much, and they also enjoyed sausages in bread and wonderful homemade soup for lunch. Thankyou to everyone who helped to make this day so special.

Cleaning Job Vacancy

Our school is currently look for another cleaner to join us. If you may be interested or know of someone please contact Paul McCormack.

Email: business.manager@smmc.nsw.edu.au

Mobile Phones

Just a reminder that it is part of our school rules that students are not to have mobile phones at school. If you would like your child to have a phone with them for any reason please write a note to the school.

7/8 Science

The Years Seven and Eight are preparing their saturated solution for the investigation of the formation of crystals for the NSW Crystal Growing Competition. At the end of Term Two, crystals will be sent to the Royal Australian Chemical Institute for judging.