Book Week Parade

Tomorrow is our Book Week Parade!

If you do not have a costume to wear, we encourage you to design your own by putting an outfit together that relates to a character in a book. If students do not have a book related outfit then please come in your full sport uniform.

Students will be in placed into different buildings by their last name.

The Rise: Family names A-F

The Lane (the newest of our buildings): Family names G-M

The Boulevard: Family names N-Z

The parade will begin at 9:30am!

Hope to see you there!









The Year Threes are currently learning about multimodal texts. We are reading, viewing and listening to texts independently on our Chromebooks. We might be completing these activities while our peers are completing another activity so we need to use our own headphones.

  • If you haven’t got headphones at school, please bring them in as soon as possible
  • Please see your teacher if this is a problem

Creating and Making

Hi everyone!

The Year Threes are very excited about creating and making our models for our Inquiry unit – ‘The Future Is In Our Hands… How Can I Make A Difference!’

To assist with our creating and making session tomorrow, we are asking that you bring in the materials you need to create your model.

We are also asking for donations of the following items to help others:

  • Boxes (shoe boxes, cereal boxes etc)
  • Bottle tops
  • Tubes (paper towel/cling wrap/aluminium foil tubes etc)
  • Fabric scraps
  • Paint swatches (as from Bunnings)
  • Magazines/catalogues


  • If you have any/all of these items, please send them into school tomorrow.

*For hygiene reasons, we will not be able to accept donations of toilet rolls.

Reading is Brain Food

Our brains develop as we fill them with experience and new knowledge. Reading a book helps your brain to make connections with what you already know about a topic and helps you to learn about new topics. Reading provides one of the most enriching and complex brain activities available in life. Through reading we learn to recognise the sounds of words, we learn new words to add to our vocabulary and we connect written words to their real world applications.

Generally, the more time you are exposed to something and the more time you spend practising it, the better you’ll become at performing it. This is absolutely true for reading, and a great reason we take time to read everyday.

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  • What do good readers do?
  • What book are you currently reading?
  • Why should your friends read your book?


The SMCM Middle School are excited to start swimming lessons tomorrow Friday 9th February.

Swimming Reminders

Friendly Reminders:

  • Wear your swimming bathers underneath your sport uniform
  • Use a small swimming bag to keep your belongings safe
  • Children with long hair must tie their hair back or wear a swimming cap
  • Bring thongs to change into and wear at the leisure centre to keep our socks and shoes dry
  • Bring clean underwear to change into after swimming
  • Label all clothing and items with your child’s name
  • Parent helpers are required to meet at the leisure centre


Why is it important to learn to swim?

How can you Act Safe at the pool?

Excursion Day! Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO)

Excursion day has arrived! Today, the Wattles and Waratahs went into the city to watch the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra perform their show, “Meet the Orchestra” and “Bamboozled” at Hamer Hall. We stopped off for lunch at the National Gallery of Victoria before  being taken on a musical journey. We met the different sections of the orchestra through classical music pieces and theme songs. Then, we used our body percussion and vocal skills by joining in to help create the Bamboozled music, along with the other audience members and with the MSO.

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What were the different sections of the orchestra? Did you have a favourite section?

What instrument would you most like to play? Why?