Dear Members of our Community of Faith,

Term 3 Parent Evening Flyer

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Well done to all our Year 12 students who sat their trial exams this week. We continue to pray and think of our Year 12’s as they now start to prepare for their HSC Exams.

 

Thank you to everyone who was able to come along to the Gala Dinner last Saturday the 10th August. It was a wonderful night. We thank you for all the donations made on the night, we are very grateful. The expected final figure is in excess of $7000.

 

We have our Level One Dinner coming up on Tuesday night. This dinner is for being held for the high school students who have collected the total amount of school and community service awards needed to move up from level two to level one.

 

Our next whole school assembly is being held on Friday 6th September. This is a great way for parents and friends to see what their children have been doing in their classes this term. Hope to see you there!

 

SMMC Feast Day Competition

Well done to all the students who entered our Feast Day competition and congratulations to the winners.  It was great to see the effort students put into the entries, they looked amazing.  Please see the attached flyer for winners and some photos of the wonderful work our students produced.

 

Book Week

This week was Book Week and the theme for this year was “Reading is my Secret Power”.  Well done to everyone who had a go at the Book Week competition, it was a bit difficult this year but it was good to see students were up for the challenge.  See the attachment for the competition answers.  It was also great to see the effort students went to in dressing up for the parade.  The students looked fantastic!  We have attached photos of the parade for you to see.

 

Parent Evening Night

This Term our Parent Evening Night will be held next 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 per family. Please let us know if you are able to make it by emailing the school office: office@smmc.nsw.edu.au

 

Father and Son Camp

Our Father and Son camp is coming up on Friday 20th September – Sunday 22nd September. Notes were sent home on Monday, please get this returned by the due date so we can confirm numbers.  Thank you.

 

Enrolments for 2020

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

 

Jindera Tennis Club

The Jindera tennis club are looking for boys and girls of all ages and skill levels to join their club. For more information please call Jason on: 0424 179 051 or email: jinderatennis@gmail.com

 

Uniforms

We have had a few jumpers go missing, could you please check your child/children’s uniform and check that it has their name on it. If for any reason you have one that belongs to another family, please return it.  If you are missing any uniform items, please check the lost property in the hall.  We strongly suggest that all uniforms have names on them to prevent them going missing.

 

SMMC Annual Fete

Our Annual School Fete is coming up on Saturday 26th October. Please see the attachments for more information. If you are able to help out in any way please email Mrs Vera Galvin on vera.galvin@smmc.nsw.edu.au

 

Return of School Forms

As you can imagine, a school office is a busy place and our teaching staff are also very busy running classes throughout the day.  To aid in the smooth running of the school, it helps us greatly if forms are returned by their due date.  When planning an extracurricular activity outside the school grounds, it is especially important that we receive completed permission slips promptly.  This is a legal requirement and also aids staff in knowing details such as medical needs and student numbers attending.  Often we are working on deadlines that are requested by outside agencies that we book activities through.  We do understand that there are occasions where there is good reason for forms being returned late and we do take that into consideration.  In case of lost forms, we always carry spare ones in the office, so always feel free to come in and ask for another.  We thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

 

Also, for your convenience we will in future include our bank account details on forms if you wish to pay by direct debit.  This will only be available for payments above $10.  If you make a direct debit payment, we ask that you list your family name and reason for payment as the reference so that we know what the payment is for.   You will also need to email the office to notify us of any direct debit payment made.