Week 2 Term 3 2023 Newsletter


Dear parents,

I am continually inspired by the talent of our students. Netball has made a major comeback this year, while the number of SMMC students participating in regional and state sporting carnivals is strong, and our students are more than holding their own against much larger competitor schools. I am most grateful to the coaches and managers for making these initiatives possible.

Drama and Visual Art are mainstays of student achievement. The staging of The Importance of Being Earnest tonight and over the weekend, which features mostly SMMC-connected performers and crew, is a legacy of the work done at school.

In order to support the artistic endeavours of our students, I would like to invite you to a new school event, to be held in the last week of this term. It is called the Festival of the Arts and will showcase student talent across the fields of music, drama, visual art and hospitality.

Saint Mary MacKillop College presents

Festival of the Arts

St John’s Multipurpose Hall

Tuesday 19th September, 7.00pm

To be held at St John’s Multipurpose Hall in Jindera, parents will be treated to hospitality provided by the Year 9&10 Food Tech students, dramatic performances by our Year 9-12 students, and musical and choral items performed by students of all ages. The festival of the Arts will also feature an exhibition of art works that are sure to inspire pride, awe and wonder.

Warm regards,

Ian Smith



Gala Dinner

Ticket sales for the Gala Dinner close this Sunday 30th July.  Don’t miss out!  Get online and book your tickets now:  https://www.trybooking.com/CIYAU


2024 Enrolment Intake

Expressions of interest are currently being taken for the college 2024 student intake, with enrolment interviews being held this term and orientation in late term 4.  If you intend to enrol a child for next year, please contact the school office to register your interest as soon as possible.


Saint Mary MacKillop Feast Day

The feast day of St Mary MacKillop is Tuesday 5th August.  On the day there will be a 9.15am Mass and a Primary assembly at 2.30pm in the school hall, both of which parents are warmly welcome to attend.  There will be a free sausage sizzle lunch for the students and student games in the afternoon, hosted by the Year 12 students as part of their fundraising efforts.  Students are asked to bring a gold coin donation for the games.  Cupcakes will be sold for $1 each at recess.


Art Competition

Student entries for the Saint Mary MacKillop Art Competition need to be handed in to primary class teachers or Mrs Galvin by no later than this coming Monday 31st July.  Winners of the competition will be announced on the Feast Day of St Mary MacKillop with some artworks being selected to be displayed at the Gala Dinner.


ICAS Testing

This weekend is your last chance to book your child/ren into this year’s ICAS online academic competition.  Further details regarding the competition have been posted on Compass.


World Youth Day

Three of our high school students, Amira Carcarello, Arabella and Gemma Kite, have headed off this week to Portugal for World Youth Day.  We wish all three students a safe and spiritually enriching trip. Please keep them in their prayers.