Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School would like to acknowledge the
Traditional Owners of the land, the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation
and pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
Here is the land, here is the sky.
Here are my friends and here am I.
We thank the Whadjuk Noongar people
for the land on which we play and learn.
Hands up, hands down
We’re on Noongar ground.
Dear Parents, Friends, Staff, and Students
Matthew Gibney Day and Grandparents Day Celebrations
Parents, Grandparents and visitors are invited to join us in celebrating Matthew Gibney Day on Thursday 26th October. This is a special day to celebrate our Grandparents and thank them for the wonderful and valued role they play in the lives of their grandchildren. Here at Matthew Gibney we are most grateful to our Grandparents. They are visible members of our community.
The outline for the day is:
- 9.00 Mass in the undercover area.
- 10.00 Kindy-Year 6 open classrooms.
- 10.30 Morning Tea
- 11.30 Entertainment.
We hope you can join us for the whole morning. Please RSVP to the following link: https://form.jotform.com/232844309047861
Colour Run – Raising Money for The Science Lab in 2024
The Colour Run will be held on Friday 10th November commencing at 1.45 pm. The event will be held on the school grounds and parents and visitors are invited to come along and cheer the children on. Please register your child’s profile for the colour run if you have not already done so. Follow the instructions in your child’s sponsorship booklet to create a cybersafe, online profile page at www.australianfundraising.com.au At the end of our fundraiser students can order up to a total of 5 prizes based on their donations received. Our children love the prizes on offer. Please register for the colour run and get into the spirit to help raise funds for the Science Lab opening at Matthew Gibney in 2024.
P&F and CSAC Meeting Change of Date
Please note the change of date for the P&F Meeting and the CSAC Meeting.
Wednesday 25th October
6.00pm CSAC Meeting
7.30 P&F Meeting
P&F Cake Stall Thankyou!
Huge thanks to our wonderful P&F and volunteers for the successful cake stall at the Referendum last weekend. The cake stall looked fantastic with a wonderful range of goodies on sale. We were delighted that the cake stall completely sold out. Thank you to those who donated cakes for the stall and to those who generously gave their time to assist on the day. Another great effort from the wonderful families of our school.
Pre-Kindy and Kindy 2024 Play Dates
Parents of students in Pre-Kindy and Kindy in 2024 should have received an invitation to attend play dates later this term. Please check the invitations and mark the dates in your diaries.
- Pre-Kindy Meet and Greet Play Date – Friday 24th November 2.30-3.00 pm.
- Kindy Parent and Kids Play – Friday 24th November 9.00-10.00 am
We look forward to meeting all our Pre-Kindy and Kindy children and parents for 2024.
Pre-Primary Parents 2024 Introductory Meeting
Parents of Pre-Primary students in 2024 are invited to come along to an introductory information session on Friday 1st December at 2.00 pm. At least one parent from each family is encouraged to attend. The information booklets for Pre-Primary 2024 will be distributed at the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there.
Congratulations Miss Zuzrzolo
I am pleased to inform our community that Christina Zurzolo has been appointed Assistant Principal in an ongoing capacity commencing in 2024. I look forward to working with Christina, as a valued member of the Matthew Gibney Leadership Team. Congratulations Christina!
Edudance and Nativity Concert Date Term 4
Please note the date of the EduDance Concert in Term 4. This year the concert will be on Thursday 30 November, commencing at 6.00 pm. The concert involves all students, from Kindy to Year 6. Please take note of the change of day. The concert is one that parents and grandparents look forward to. Please mark the date in your calendars as soon as possible.
Extend Before and After School Care 2024
Hours of operation, fees, how to book and holiday program information can be accessed on Extend’s website here: Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School – Extend Before & After School Care
Extend’s friendly and knowledgeable customer service team is on hand to help with all enrolment, booking, and school holiday program needs.
Term 4 Dates
Please take note of the following important Term 4 dates:
- Thursday 26th October – Matthew Gibney Day and Grandparents Day Mass and celebrations.
- Friday 27th October – Pupil Free Day
- Tuesday 31st October – Year 6 Camp
- Monday 6th November – Pupil Free Day
- Friday 10th November – P&F Colour Run
- Wednesday 22nd November – Annual Community Meeting
- Thursday 30th November – Edu Dance and Nativity Concert
- Friday 1st December – Year 6 Final Assembly
- Thursday 7th November – Year 6 Graduation Mass
- Friday 8th December – student final day of Term 4.
Don’t forget the Pupil Free Day on Friday 27th October.
I look forward to welcoming everyone to the Matthew Gibney Day and Grandparents Day celebrations next Thursday morning.
Don’t forget the P&F meeting next Wednesday evening at 7.30 pm. All are welcome!
Have a wonderful weekend.