Week 8 Term 4 2021 Newsletter

Dear Parents,

This year’s Presentation Night has morphed into a planned series of smaller, low-key gatherings. Nonetheless, student achievement and effort will be recognised and parents will be able to join the livestream from the comfort of home or coffee shop.

While the high school awards remain largely the same as in previous years, each primary student will receive recognition for a particular virtue they have grown in over the course of the year. Additionally, three students in each primary class will be recognised for achievement, application and encouragement, respectively. The awards amplify the SMMC focus on building character and the pursuit of excellence.

I would like to thank students in Years 7-10 (and their parents!) for their efforts in recent times through home learning and exams. Teachers and students have made the best of a challenging situation, and I wanted to make particular mention of the lab-coated Mr Elias, who led this year’s Science Fair, which featured explosions, inventions and plenty of inspiration. Thanks to all of our dedicated and talented staff who have worked tirelessly throughout the year.

Warm regards,

Ian Smith



Kinder Orientation

Kinder orientation will take place next week on Wednesday 1st and Friday 3rd November from 9.00am to 11.00am.  Parents will need to sign their child in at the front office on arrival and then walk them to the Kinder classroom where Miss Maclean will meet all new kinder students.  Parents are then able to pick their child up between 10.50am and 11.00am from the bus shelter, next to the school office.


Primary Pool Fun Day

To celebrate the end of year, Primary students will have a ‘Pool Fun Day’ at the Jindera pool on the morning of Monday 6th December. Please see attached flyer for more information.


Summer Holiday Break

Term 4 will conclude on Tuesday 7th December.  Award presentations will take place on the last day of school with secondary presentations taking place in the morning and primary presentations in the afternoon.  The presentations will be live streamed for parents to watch from home.  Further information about the presentations will be provided next week.

The school office will remain open until Wednesday 8th December and will not reopen until Monday 24th January. The 2022 school year will commence on Friday 28th January.  We wish everyone a safe and restful summer break and a happy and holy Christmas.


2022 School Travel Applications

School bus travel applications for 2022 are now open for those who will be applying for a school travel pass for the first time.  Students who have changed address, are repeating a year, or who have received an expiry notification from Transport NSW for their travel entitlement should renew or update their details before the end of term 4.  Please visit

https://transportnsw.info for further info.


Lost Property

A friendly reminder to please check lost property for any lost items before the end of term. The lost property baskets will be cleared out at the end of the school year.


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