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Dear parents,


If you were lucky enough to attend Mass for the Solemnity of Our Help of Christians, you may have recited the Entrance Antiphon, a quote from the Song of Songs:

“Who is this, arising like the dawn

fair as the moon,

resplendent as the sun,

terrible as an army with banners?” (Song 6:10)

I believe this verse is talking about Our Lady. Is the mother of Jesus “terrible as an army with banners?” 

At the SMMC commemoration of this great feast, staff and students certainly gathered under some banners. First was the Australian flag, for the feast of Our Lady Help of Christians is the patronal feast of our nation. There were also our College and Legion of Mary banners. Above all was the statue of Our Lady, held aloft, reminding Catholics that we live under the protective mantle of Our Blessed Mother. 

Our Lady is the model disciple. Purity, humility and modesty are the weapons with which disciples of Jesus fight the enemies of the world, the flesh and the devil. As it turns out Our Lady is terrible as an army with banners. May she always be our guide to her Son.

I’d like to express sincere thanks to the many staff, students and friends of the College who helped to make Monday’s procession a beautiful occasion. The dignity, prayerfulness and care were emblematic of all that we value at SMMC.


Warm regards,

Ian Smith


Mary MacKillop Tie Badges 

Please note that Mary MacKillop Badges for girls cross ties are now being sold through the school uniform shop for $5 each


School Photos

Monday 15th June is school photo day! Students are to be in full winter uniform, including jumpers and blazers. Thank you to
Mrs Mott for providing this service.

Our Lady Help of Christians Feast Day 

On Monday 25th May, Fr Heffernan led students and staff in a procession in honour of Our Lady Help of Christians. Many of the primary girls wore white dresses and scattered rose petals in front of Our Lady’s statue as it was carried in procession from our new flagpoles, stopping at the three Marian shrines around the school grounds. The Rosary was said and hymns were sung throughout the procession. Photo page attached.

Queen’s Birthday – Public Holiday
Please make note that Monday 8th June is a
Public Holiday and the school will be closed on
that day.