Sharing our Inquiry Learning

This term, in Inquiry, we have been focusing on ‘The Gold Rush’. Students have researched their own area of interest and have followed the research process to answer their wonderings. They are ready to share their findings and work. We are sharing our learning with our buddies tomorrow (Thursday 19th) at 1:00.

You are welcome to come along during this time to answer your own wonderings about the Gold Rush.

St. Vinnies Winter Appeal

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Dear Parents and Students of SMCM, 

Thank you for generously donating supplies to our St. Vinnies Winter Appeal. Just a reminder that the last day to donate will be this Friday the 30th of August. 

So far we’ve collected lots of warm clothing, non-perishable foods (mainly canned foods), toiletries, blankets and pillows, and many more items that families can use. 

By Friday we’re hoping that all baskets are overflowing with supplies for those in need, so please continue to donate generously. It would be great if we could get more:

  • toiletry items like soap, shampoo and conditioner, towels and toilet paper 
  • non perishable foods like soups, pasta and pasta sauce, beans and noodles
  • warm clothes and blankets. 

We all hope that this will make a great difference to all those in need this winter!

Niya and Elle

St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal


SMCM will be participating in the St. Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal and collecting donations during the month of August. 

Please collect these items in your homegroup and your Senior St Vinnies representative will come around and collect these items.

What is the Winter Appeal?

The St. Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal is an event that happens every year.  It was founded in 1833 by a man named Fredrick Ozanam. Thousands of Australians give up their time and some items are donated to help the lives of the poor or less fortunate and give them the opportunity to have a better life. The Winter Appeal helps others by donating food, clothes and toiletries which helps to give the less fortunate the support they might need.

Who does the Winter Appeal Help?

The Saint Vinnies Winter Appeal is trying to help people in our community that are less fortunate than us and need our support to help them build a happier future. St Vinnies need help to get more money to give to the poor, and they need donations including food, clothes, toiletries and other items that are required in their everyday life. If they get these items they will feel warmer, well nourished and, as a result, happier. 

How can we help at SMCM?

It is important that we are able to keep people warm and nourished in Winter so they can live a happy life. SMCM can help by participating in our St. Vinnies Winter Appeal. We can donate by bringing in food, clothes, blankets and toiletries. It is our responsibility to make sure that we are able to help, support and comfort people in need as much as we can. SMCM is a loving school that cares for those who are less fortunate than us and will always be there to help and support the people in need. 

What Can We Donate?

There are many things that we can donate to the Winter Appeal. Some examples of things you can donate are: 

  • House essentials such as warm blankets, pillows and toiletries.                                  
  • Non perishable foods including canned foods like tuna, beans, spaghetti and soup.
  • You can also donate other non perishable foods such as tea, pancake mix, packaged pasta, rice, grains, packets of chips, sugar, flour, salt and pepper, bottled water, syrup and honey.

It’s great to donate these types of items because they will not go off and they don’t need to be kept in a fridge or freezer. They will also help keep people warm and nourished in the cold weather.

Make sure to donate to help the people living in poverty, or the people who don’t have what we have to live a better life!

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Written by Masen M, Seth F, Xavier A, Thomas K, Michael D, Vince F, Grace F, Amelia DB, Charlie F, Dean V, Kade C and Angelos G.