Week 10 Term 1 2023 Newsletter

Dear parents,

Under skies presaging storms, Tuesday’s Cross Country Carnival was run and won, with the Champion House to be announced on Monday. Some students lap up the kilometres, but most find the event to be a stretch. I am most grateful to the many parents who came to watch and volunteer. That stretch intrinsic to the event seemed a sweet suffering when enthusiastic support roused runners along the route and at the vanishingly distant finish line.

Another opportunity for parent involvement will commence in term 2 when high school classes rotate each week through an hour at the Adoration Chapel in Albury on Friday’s at 11.00am. Each cohort will need a few parents to get them to and from the chapel each week, starting with Year 7 on the 28th April. Students will have the opportunity to spend time in prayer as well as cleaning and ordering the chapel.

Anzac Day also falls in the first week of term 2. The Jindera service commences at 10.30am at the war memorial on the corner Urana and Dight Sts. I’d like to encourage all students to attend in their full winter uniform as a sign of honour and respect.

Thanks for your support throughout the term. I’d like to wish all families a happy holy week and every blessing over the Easter break.

Warm regards,

Ian Smith



Working Bee

Don’t forget the school Working Bee to be held this Saturday 1st April.  The day starts from 9.00am and concludes at midday with a free sausage sizzle. Many hands make light work and any assistance on the day will be most welcome.  Please ensure you bring your own tools. Thank you.


St Patrick’s Day

Well done to the SRC who raised $450 through the sales of cup cakes and salad rolls on St Patrick’s Day.  A fantastic effort!


Mother’s Day Raffle

Please see attached a book of raffle tickets for you to buy or sell for our Mother’s Day Raffle.  More books are available from the school office.  All sold and unsold tickets and money must be handed into the school office by Wednesday the 10th of May.

Thank you to the families who made donations for the raffle, including:  the Blood family, Doocey family, Manche family, Manning family, Saliba family, Shaw family and Slee family.  Your generosity is much appreciated.

1st Prize:  Home Inspirations hamper, La Maison dining voucher, remedial massage voucher, tea towels, box chocolates and bottle of Prosecco valued at $320.00

2nd Prize:  Personal training voucher & inspirational cards & massage mat valued at $230.00

3rd Prize:  Pour Les Amis store voucher, bees wax candles, wheat bag, socks and diffuser valued at $140

These wonderful prizes could be yours (or your mum’s) for only $2 a ticket.!!


Lost Property

Families are asked to please check the lost property for any missing items before the end of term as it will be cleared out over the holidays.

The Chandrasegaran family are missing a size 16 school jumper that has their family name sewn-on.  Please let the office know if you know of its whereabouts.  Thank you.


Winter Uniforms

Students must return to school in term 2 wearing their winter uniform.  Please visit the school uniform shop website at www.smmcuniformshop.com to see the winter uniform requirements and to place any orders.