Week 6 Term 4 Newsletter 2021


Dear Parents,

After a steady diet of comfort food and cortisol, the pandemic has produced in me a few extra and unwanted kilos. (Just following the science!) On the other side of the equation, and nearing the end of a 54-day novena, it has brought me to my knees. This is a good thing, and I know I’m far from the only one.

The recent feast of All Souls saw staff and students attend Mass followed by the procession to the cemetery and prayers for the dead. I love being Catholic and I love that I live in a parish that also loves being Catholic. The previous day on the feast of All Saints, students came to school resplendent in their saintly garb giving witness, not only to the holiness of their patron saint, but to their own faith. Some also came with a little script about the saint that Mum had helped to prepare for recitation at the parade. Verily, this is an indispensable cog in the wheel of SMMC culture.

I never cease to be consoled and inspired by our Catholic faith and the students at SMMC – the two reasons for the existence of our beautiful school. Thank you for your support, whether that be attiring your children in themed clothing, supervising home learning or enduring iso when you become aware of symptoms. All the best with primary swimming lessons and secondary exams next week.

Warm regards,

Ian Smith


Prayer Request – HSC Students

Please pray for our Year 12 students who are currently sitting their HSC exams.  The exams began on Tuesday this week and will continue until Friday 3rd December.  We wish our graduates all the very best.

Primary Intensive Swimming

Intensive Swimming for primary students begins next week.  We ask parents to please log into their PAM account to give their child/ren permission to participate.  A payment of $30 for each student participating must be paid by direct debit into the school account or by credit card at the school office.  A flyer was sent home last week with further details.  Students will be swimming on the days listed below:

Kinder, Year 1 & 2Mon 15, Tue 16, Mon 22 & Tue 23 November

Year 3 to 6:  Thur 18, Fri 19, Thur 25 & Fri 26 November

Kinder Orientation

Letters outlining this year’s Kinder orientation days have been sent out to families who have completed enrolment for their child in kinder next year.  Please contact the school office if you require further information.

Lost Property

Lost Property will be cleared out at the end of this term.  We encourage families to please check the lost property baskets for missing items, as we would prefer them to be claimed by their rightful owners.  The lost property is located just inside the side doors to the school hall.

Some families have also contacted the school to inform us that they have not been able to find missing jumpers in the lost property.  Could families please check nametags on uniforms to ensure their child is not wearing another student’s jumper. Thank you.


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