News & Events


Message from the Assistant Principal RIM


Dear Parents and Caregivers

St Mary MacKillop Feast Day

Last Thursday, our school community came together to celebrate the feast day for St Mary MacKillop. It was a wonderful day beginning with mass followed by buddy activities and finishing off with a sausage sizzle before our Preschool to Year 1 students were transported back to Bridge Street by bus. Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to help with the barbecue, the Year 6/7 leaders who served the students and to Mr Stallard who ferried the students back to Bridge Street. Thank you also to all the families who donated jars of Vegemite on the day. These were donated to St Vincent de Paul who will distribute them to families in their food hampers.

Loving God, who provides us with all that we need,

you show us in Mary of the Cross,

how to be people of Spirit

who are open to the action of God working in our lives.

Help us to live like Mary,

trusting in you and living out the Gospel message

to live with justice and compassion.


SALA Event

A reminder that our school SALA event will be held on Tuesday 20 August between 6pm and 7:30pm at our William Street site. Classes have put together art work that celebrates the 150 years celebration of the Jesuit Community in Norwood and their connection to St Mary MacKillop.

Walk a Mile in my Boots Walkathon

This Friday all students will participate in our Walkathon for a gold coin donation to support the Hutt Street Centre. Students from both sites will walk to Borthwick Park where we will spend time exploring and playing before returning to their respective campuses by 10am. Please refer to the note sent out on Monday for details.

Catholic Charities

September is traditionally the month for Catholic Charities in the Adelaide Archdiocese. The link available here will take you to a leaflet which describes in detail the different Adelaide Catholic Charities that are being supported. In Week 10, the Social Justice Leaders will host our first 'SJMS has got Talent' event to support Catholic Charities month. Details will be available in the next few weeks regarding this event.

Tournament of the Minds (TOM) Challenge

14 Students from Years 4, 5 and 6 will participate in the TOM challenge later this term at Flinders University. TOM is an opportunity for students with a passion for learning and problem solving to demonstrate their skills and talents in an exciting, vibrant and public way.

Student benefits from involvement in TOM are:

  • Gaining confidence to speak in front of others
  • Being willing to speak up and share their ideas
  • Understanding the value of the ideas of others
  • Being able to take credit for creative ideas
  • Being able to work under pressure
  • Being able to give and evaluate ideas

Yours sincerely

Grace Vassallo-Wakefield