Week 2 Term 1, 2022 Newsletter

Dear parents,

The more things change, the more they stay the same. I don’t know if that saying applies, but after much change leading into the commencement of the 2022 school year, SMMC staff and students have started the year in truly fine form. I am looking forward to, and have already begun to see, the signs of academic excellence and growth in faith and virtue.

I would like to welcome several new staff members this week: first, Mr Ross Hayward, who commences as the new class teacher for Year 5 this Monday, Mrs Catherine Stewart, who will be managing students’ activities, maintenance and development in the Garden, and Mr JP Sweeney, who will be teaching Music and leading the choir. Each of our new staff members brings a wealth of experience, skill and, above all, a love of Jesus and our Catholic faith.

Arrangements for the first Parent Night of the year are still to be confirmed, but I will let you know about it shortly. Finally, I am really looking forward to seeing you at the Welcome BBQ on Sunday at noon. All are most welcome, as the name suggests.

Warm regards,

Ian Smith



School Bus Passes

For information on school bus pass travel applications, please visit:  https://transportnsw.info


Welcome Back BBQ

The traditional Welcome Back BBQ, marking the beginning of another school year, will take place this Sunday 6 February from 12 noon on the school grounds.  All SMMC families are welcome and are asked to please bring a salad and/or sweet to share.  Sausages, bread and cordial will be supplied.


Secondary Swimming

The Secondary Swimming program for Years 7 to 10 students will continue for a final session on Wednesday 9th February.  Please see the note that was handed out earlier in the week for further details.


Swimming Carnival

The annual SMMC Swimming Carnival will take place on Wednesday 16 February at the Jindera Pool.  This is a whole school event and runs for the whole school day.  Parents are asked to drop off and pick up their child/ren at the Jindera Pool at normal school hours.  For students who catch the bus, school buses will drop students off at the pool in the morning and will pick them up at the end of the day from the Jindera Public School, just up the road from the pool.  Parents and family are welcome to stay for the day to spectate.  Permissions will soon be sent to parents through the new Compass portal.


School Photo Day

This year’s School Photo Day will be on Friday 18th February.  Students are asked to be neat and tidy in their appearance on the day and to wear correct uniform.  Order forms will be sent out next week.