Dear Members of our Community of Faith,

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This week the Yr.12 students sat their mid-year exams. I congratulate them for their non-fuss approach as they got in and gave it their best effort. It is hard to believe they are half way through! Next week they will enjoy some extra-curricular activities in amongst their normal classes including a netball game and visit to the Jindera Nursing Home.

 

Turf Wars!

On Monday this week, we had over 100 square metres of turf delivered to lay around our new sports court. I want to thank the Yr.4 Boys especially who toiled hard all day with me to loosen up the topsoil and then roll out the turf. Parents of these boys should be very proud of their work ethic and willingness to lend a hand. Thank you also to the 5/6 boys and secondary boys and girls who came out later in the day and helped get us to the finish line. We have been busy watering the grass this week and hopefully it will take root and prosper. It has really finished off the Sports Court area! Thank you to the P&F for funding this project.

 

Thank you

To Graham McAuliffe, a friend of Mr Flores, who kindly donated lots of tennis balls to be used in our PE Programs. Your generosity is much appreciated.

 

Winter Uniform Orders

It is time to begin getting organised for the onset of winter. Winter Uniform is required to be worn during Terms 2 and 3, so please get your orders into Mrs Anastasia Byrnes before the end of term. An order form is included with this newsletter.

 

School Photos

Students, make sure you’re looking your absolute best this coming Monday 3rd April for our School Photos. Please wear full Summer uniform. If you would like to purchase any photos, please fill in the order form sent home last week and return to the office by next week.

 

School Reports

Yr.12 Mid-Year Reports and Yr.7-11 Interim Reports are currently being compiled by teachers and will be mailed out to families when completed. There will be no Primary Interim Reports this year. All of Primary and Yr.7-11 will receive a Semester One Report at the end of Term 2 and a Semester Two Report at the end of Term 4. As always, teachers are there to work with you, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you want to discuss your child’s progress.

 

Cross Country

SMMC’s Cross Country will again be held at the Jindera Golf Course on Friday 28th April beginning at 11:30am. We will need volunteers to assist with checkpoints and other roles on the day.

 

ANZAC Day

SMMC is organising the Jindera 10.30am Service on Tuesday 25th April, the day before Term 2 starts back. Students are asked to come along and represent our school at this service and please wear full winter uniform. We will have a choir to sing the opening hymn and our National Anthem. Any parents who could be a part of the choir please let Andrew Flores know.

 

P&F News

The P & F are currently running two raffles: one for Mother’s Day one for firewood. With last week’s newsletter you received a book of 10 tickets for one of the raffles. We are asking for your support by selling as many tickets as possible. We have almost run out of books at school, so if you think you won’t be able to sell them, please return ASAP as we have families who can sell them. It is important that all raffle tickets are accounted for. There will be a prize for the family who sells the most tickets! A big thank you to those who have already sold tickets and another big thank you to those who have donated prizes.

 

Have a great weekend.

 

God Bless,

 

Luke Burton (Principal)