Week 2 Term 4 2022 Newsletter

Dear parents,

When Janet and I attended parent nights at a previous school I would cheekily try to predict the level of guilt I would feel for being such a bad dad. Yes, I know, I should be praying more, getting home for dinner and bringing my dear wife flowers much more often than I generally do. I even had a name for the instrument I used to measure my shame – the guilt-o-metre.

Well, I left the guilt-o-metre in Sydney and would like to invite you to a completely guilt-free, shame-free and awkwardnessless parent night on the topic of raising children who are pure and well-prepared to live chastely in whatever pathway Our Lord calls them to. I am delighted that Fr Murphy will be present to share his clear and authoritative thoughts, and to welcome back the Sisters of the Immaculata, who will also present of this important topic for Catholic parents.

Parent Night, 7.30pm Thursday 3rd November, College Hall

The night will be instructive and encouraging, with a sense that we are very much in this together. That sense will be intensified by the sharing of a beverage after the talk. And I promise not to turn the lights out too early. I’m really looking forward to meeting up with you then.

Warm regards,




Father Son Camp

Father Son Camp information and booking forms were sent home last week.  Don’t forget to return your booking form back to the school office by Thursday 27th October.  If you have any questions regarding the camp, please contact the office.


Country Fete

The Country Fete will take place next Saturday 29th October.  We still need helpers to set up in the morning and pack up afterwards and if anyone is able to lend fold up tables or gazeos, it would be a great help.  If you can assist, please contact the school office or email:  vera.galvin@smmc.nsw.edu.au

The school will accept pre-loved items for the Bric-a-brac stall from Monday next week.  Please sign into the office when dropping off items. Items must be clean, complete and not broken.  Clothing and large furniture items will not be accepted this year.

Students are asked to bring their ‘mystery bottles’ into the office by Wednesday next week to receive a free icy pole.

Please invite your family and friends along to the fete and help make the event another success.  Remember to bring a shopping bag and cash, as eftpos facilities will not be available on the day.  See you there!


All Saint’s Day & All Soul’s Day

Primary students are invited to dress in full costume of a saint on All Saint’s Day, Tuesday 1st November.  All staff and students will attend Mass the following day, the feast of All Souls, at 10.30am, to be followed by a procession to the cemetery where prayers for deceased will also be said.  Parents are very welcome to attend.


Student Id Cards

Students in Years 9,10&12 will receive a student id card today. It may be useful when applying for a job or some other activity where photo id is requested.


2023 School Bus Travel Passes

Applications for student travel in 2023 are now open.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.