Dear Members of our Community of Faith,

Click here to download full newsletter as PDF

Click here to watch the animation which the Stage 5 IST class created this term

Welcome to the final newsletter for 2018. The year has gone so quickly and it is hard to believe we are at the end of another academic year. It was wonderful to celebrate the many achievements of the students and the whole SMMC Community at our first outdoor presentation evening last night. And God blessed us with perfect conditions! Thank you to everyone who came along. A special mention to Mrs Mott for her tireless organisation of this event, to Michael Green for providing the sound system and to all who helped out to make the night a great success.


Next year will see the school looking a lot different with the new classrooms and other buildings in operation. It certainly is exciting times for our school. We will begin next year with a little over 180 students and many new families.


Thank you to the year 5/6 class who baked cupcakes to sell to raise money for Aid to the Church on Wednesday. Thank you to all who helped raise money for Aid to the Church by buying a red ribbon or a cupcake. Due to this support we were able to raise a total of $510. 50 which has been sent off to Aid to the Church in Need.


This term the year 7/8 girls have enjoyed creating some decorative flower pieces in their hobby class. Thank you to Mrs Lorraine Morgan who has come in to teach the girls some wonderful new skills throughout the year.


Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to come along and help at our P&F Bunnings BBQ last Saturday. We made a healthy profit of approximately $1200 and no one slipped on any onions! A great effort.


A huge thank you to Mr Williams and the SRC for putting on another wonderful breakfast for the whole school on Tuesday. It was a terrific way to finish up the year.



We have mostly finalised classes and structures for 2019. I have outlined our staff for 2019 below and some of their main roles (not an exhaustive list). A very warm welcome to the new staff we will have with us next year at SMMC.

Kinder – Miss Tania MacLean

Yr.1 – Miss Victoria Kirley

Yr.2 – Mrs Alison Patino

Yr.3/4 – Mr Andrew Flores

Yr.5 – TBA

Yr.6 – Mr Nathan Dodd

Mrs Terry Josephs – Education Support

Mr Paul Griffin – Education Support

Mrs Vera Galvin – 7-10 Italian, 7/8 English, 9/10 Food Tech, 9/10 Church History, 7/8 Religion and Bible History, 3-6 Kitchen

Mrs Therese Mott-Pekolj – 9/10 D&T, 9/10 IST, 7&9 Maths, 11/12 Standard Maths

Mr Mathieu Couture – 7/8 Music, 7-10 PDHPE, 9/10 Elect. History, 7-10 Mandatory History, 11/12 Modern History and Yr.12 Ancient History

Mr Kieran Williams – 11/12 English, 9/10 English, Yr.7-12 Visual Arts, 9/10 Drama, Chaplaincy

Mrs Kathleen Horsfall – 9/10 Science, 12 Biology, 12 Chemistry, 9/10 Religion

Mrs Magdalene Kaur – 7-12 English, 11 Drama, 11 Ancient History

Mrs Mary McGrath – 7/8 Science, 10 Maths, 11/12 Advanced and Extension Maths, 11 Physics

Mr Paul Elias – 3-6 Gardening, 7/8 TAS, 11 Biology, 11 Chemistry, 8 Maths, 7-10 PDHPE

Mrs Claire Irwin – 7-10 Mandatory Geography

Mrs Annita Bell – Yr.11/12 Legal Studies

Miss Chloe Van Der Horst – Office Administration

Ms Fiona Nuttall – Office Administration

Mr Luke Burton – Principal


Farewell and thank you to Mr and Mrs Tingle, Miss McCormack, Mrs Morgan and also the Kite family. We are very indebted to you all for what you have brought to our school community during your time with us. Your presence will be very much missed, but we wish you all the very best in your future endeavours.


Thank you all for another great year at SMMC. I wish you all a very happy and holy Christmas and look forward to welcoming your children back to school on Wednesday 30th January.


God bless, Luke Burton (Principal)