Dear Members of our Community of Faith,

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Welcome to Week 5. Yesterday marked the half way point of this term, which is incredible! It’s probably just that I’m getting older, but the years just seem to be gathering speed and going way too quickly for my liking. It is important we stop and smell the roses with our families often. The upcoming holidays will be a great opportunity for this to happen.


Congratulations to Josh Morris who is our Hot Chips winner this week! Great to see our School Captain leading the way.


Congratulations to our Yr.7-10 Students for the diligent and mature way they have gone about their exams across this week. It was reported at our Staff Meeting last night just how proud the teachers were of their attitude and application. Well done!


Primary School Swimming

Next week all Primary Students will take part in five Swimming Lessons as part of the PDHPE Program. The program will be run by Gould Swimming at the Jindera Pool. Each group will partake in a 40-minute lesson each day. If you would like to walk to and from the pool with your child’s grade, please touch base with the classroom teacher to organise. We would appreciate any outstanding money for this program being forwarded to the office as soon as is possible. If there are any difficulties with payment, please let me know. I’m sure the students will enjoy this opportunity to improve their swimming ability and learn how to be water safe, especially with Summer upon on.


School Fees

Recently we have sent out fee statements to all our families. Thank you for your fee contributions across this year. As an Independent School, fees are essential to us being able to run an effective school, so thank you. Please do not hesitate to get in contact if there is any difficulty in paying fees so we can work out the best way to support you.


2017 Kinder Information Night

Next Tuesday 15th November Miss Maclean and I will be running an information session for parents of our 2017 Kinder students. This session will take place in the Kinder Classroom beginning at 5:30pm. At this stage we have 11 Kinder students beginning school next year which is really exciting.


Kinder Orientation Days

Next Friday is the first of three Kinder Orientation Days for students beginning school in 2017. The orientation time is from 9:15am until 12:00pm. I am sure these children will enjoy getting a taste of what it is like to be at school. Thank you to Miss Maclean for her preparation of these days.


Father/Son Camp

Pack your bags and get a good night’s sleep because tomorrow is D-Day. 37 Boys, 17 Dads and some awesome SMMC Staff will set off for Harrietville after praying for a successful camp at 8am Mass at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Thurgoona. River Tubing, Damper Cooking, Sporting Activities and Bike Riding are just some of the fun that will be had. A full (censored) report will be in next week’s newsletter.


Moving help needed please!

Mrs Mott and her family have recently purchased a house in Jindera. They need some muscles to help them move on Saturday 10th December, so please get in touch if you can help. There will be a BBQ put on to thank the helpers (only once the job is done!)


Seminarians Visit

Last Thursday 3rd November we were graced with the presence of some Vianney College Seminarians and Fr Sean Byrnes who spoke to the students about their vocations. A huge thank you to the Serra Club members who cooked up around 200 sausages as well as bacon and onion to feed the hungry SMMC troops. Much appreciated.


Enjoy the remainder of your week


God Bless,

Luke Burton