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From Principal – Term 4, Week 6

Nov 17, 2022

Dear Parents, Friends, Staff and Students

On Sunday, 20th November, the final Sunday of the Liturgical year, the Church celebrates the Feast of Christ the King. The Feast was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925, to respond to a world that was rejecting Christ. Through the Feast of Christ the King, we hope to bring love and relief to those who suffer, and help proclaim the Good News of the reign of Jesus Christ in the world today. The Season of Advent will commence the week following the Feast of Christ the King.

O Lord our God, You alone are the Most Holy King and Ruler of all nations.
We pray to You, Lord, in the great expectation of receiving from You, O Divine King, mercy, peace,
justice and all good things.
Protect, O Lord our King, our families and the land of our birth.


Annual Community Meeting – Wednesday 23rd November

Please come along to the 2022 Annual Community Meeting on Wednesday 23rd November, commencing at 7.00pm in the Library. Refreshments will be available. During the meeting information will be shared outlining the:

  • Activities of the Advisory Council and the P&F during 2022
  • Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School Budget 2023
  • Achievements of Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School in 2022

There will be voting for positions available on the P&F and the Advisory Council for 2023.

Parents will have an opportunity to nominate, should they wish to. A nomination form has been made available to all parents.

Term Dates for 2023

Term 1:

Wednesday 1st February: Students commence
Friday 24th February: Pupil Free day
Monday 6th March: Labour Day Public Holiday
Thursday 6th April: End of Term 1

Term 2:

Monday 24th April: Pupil Free day
Tuesday 25th April: Anzac Day Public Holiday
Wednesday 26th April: Students commence for Term 2
Monday 5th June: WA Day Public Holiday
Friday 30th June: End of Term 2

Term 3:

Monday 17th July: Pupil Free Day
Tuesday 18th July: Students commence for Term 3
Friday 22nd September: End of term 3

Term 4:

Monday 9th October: Students commence Term 4
Friday 27th October: Pupil Free Day
Monday 6th November: Pupil Free Day
Friday 8th December: End of Term 4

Pre-Kindy and Kindy Parent Information and Student Orientation

We look forward to welcoming our Kindy 2023 parents to the Kindy Information Session on Thursday 24th November at 2.15pm. We welcome Pre-Kindy students and parents for 2023 to a Meet and Greet on Friday 25th November at 2.30pm.

2023 School Intentions

Parents who are considering moving on next year and not returning to Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School are asked to inform the school, in writing, as soon as possible. We have a number of children on wait lists for classes and we would like to offer them places, if available, as soon as possible. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Canteen Specials

Please support the canteen over these final weeks of the term. The canteen will be offering:

  • Breakfast Club- Up and Go and fruit on Friday mornings at 8.30am.
  • End of Term Fried Rice Special – Tuesday 22nd November


I look forward to welcoming parents and friends to the Merit Award Assembly on Friday.


Warm regards