Week 6 Term 2 2023 Newsletter-compressed

Dear parents,

We can take heart and get to the heart of the matter, while a heart can also be broken. In sport, a player who shows heart may be characterised as honest, hardworking, fair-minded, generous and team-oriented. Mums are referred to as the heart of the home; that is to say, a refuge, enveloping her family in warmth and unconditional love. What is it about the heart that conveys such deep sentiment?

June is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Pope Leo XIII referred to the traditional image of the Sacred Heart as the expression of the infinite love of Jesus Christ.

I would like to thank the many parents who attended yesterday evening’s Parent Night on the challenge of social media. There were elements of the impactful documentary The Social Dilemma that were heartbreaking. (I keep thinking about the young girl staring pitifully at herself in the mirror while trying to cover her ears after receiving a hurtful comment on social media.)

I encourage you to check The Social Dilemma out if you were unable to make it last night. And for parents who did attend, I recommend viewing it with your teenage children. It is heartening to see families take control of social media rather than it controlling them. The discussions around this major challenge of screen time will continue. Please get in touch with me if you would like some more support.

Warm regards,

Ian Smith



Fundraising Committee Meeting

There will be a Fundraising Committee meeting held on Monday 5th June at 2.30pm in the college library.  Events such as the Gala Dinner and the Country Fete will be some of the topics of discussion.  All parents are welcome to attend the meeting, with the aim of getting as many people as possible to assist with these and other fundraising events.


Lost Property

There are a number of students who have misplaced their school jumpers and jackets.  Please check that you do not have any uniforms at home with another family’s name written on them.  Lost property baskets are located inside the side doors of the college hall if you are looking for any missing items.  It is recommended that all uniform items be marked with family names to make it easier to return lost items to their owner. Thank you.


Library Books

Does your child/ren have any overdue library books?  Please remember to return library books promptly to allow other students to borrow them.  Thank you.


Netball News

Netball has returned to SMMC for 2023 with five teams entered into the Albury Netball Association’s Junior Competition. On Saturday the 13th May, the first ‘local derby’ game was played between SMMC’s two U11 teams, the Joeys and the Bilbies. The inaugural meeting saw the Bilbies claim their first win of the season, while the Joeys have notched up wins in the following two games. In the U13 competition the SMMC Kookaburras have registered their first win of the opening rounds, while in the U15s the SMMC Opals and Sapphires teams sit second and third on the ladder after multiple wins in the opening three rounds. We wish all our teams the best of luck for the rest of the season!