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From the Principal – Term 4, Week 6

Nov 19, 2020

Dear Parents, Friends, Students and Staff,

This week we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King.  The Feast of Christ the King is celebrated in honour of Jesus Christ as Lord over all creation.  The Kingdom of God is the central teaching throughout the Gospels, and Jesus begins his public ministry by preaching about the Kingdom.

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. May your reign, your kingdom, be recognized on earth. Amen.



This is the final week in the Church’s liturgical year, before we commence the first week of Advent. Yes, the countdown to Christmas has commenced – don’t panic!  It is going to be a whirlwind final three weeks of the term.  Please keep a look out for dates and events listed in this newsletter.


Annual Community Meeting

All parents are invited to come along to the Annual Community Meeting on Wednesday 25th November commencing at 7.00pm.  The evening will commence with some hospitality followed by the P&F and Board presentations of their activities for 2020.  Voting for P&F office bearers will take place during the evening.  Please return nomination forms for P&F class representatives or executive positions prior to 25th November.


SEQTA Semester Report Parent Log In

Semester Two Reports will be available to parents, via the SEQTA portal, on Wednesday 9th December.  Parents must access the portal with their personal log in details.  Please check that you have your log on details available and, if not, please contact the administration office to have details re-set.  Please organise your log on details prior to  Wednesday 2nd December to allow plenty of time for new details to be organised.


Kindergarten 2021 Orientation Afternoon

We look forward to welcoming parents to the 2021 Kindy Orientation afternoon on Tuesday 24th November commencing at 2.15pm.  Kindy -shirts, jumpers and hats will be available for parents to purchase on the day.  Payments can be made with either cash or credit card.


Absentee Information

It is a legal requirement that schools keep up to date records about student absentees.  The school is always diligent in ensuring SMS messages are sent to parents when students do not attend school and we have not had a parent notification.  Parents must reply to the SMS message.  Failure to do so results in us having to send further letters to parents.  Please help us ensure the safety and wellbeing of the students by keeping the school informed if children are absent from school for any reason.


Gilbert Fresh Support Our Schools Program

Thank you to our families for supporting the Gilbert’s Fresh Midland, Support Our Schools Program. Your support of the program, by shopping at Gilbert’s Fresh, has earnt the school a bonus payment of $255.00. We look forward to continuing this partnership into 2021.


Date Changes

The Year Four Assembly has been postponed to Friday 27th November.  Please note this date change on your calendars.

Please note that the Pre-Primary 2021 orientation date advertised on the school planner for 25th November has been cancelled.  This date was for parents only.  A note explaining the process for the parent orientation for Pre-Primary in 2021 will be sent home to parents shortly.


Enrolments 2021

We currently have wait lists for a number of classes for 2021.  In order to cater as best we can for new families, please inform the office as soon as possible if you will not be returning to Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School in 2021.


Uniform Shop Orders and Opening Dates

A uniform order form for 2021 has been sent home with each family.  Please ensure orders are returned by 24th November.  Orders for the new year will be available for collection from the uniform shop on the following dates:

  • 28th January: 2.00-3.00pm
  • 29th January – 9.00-11.00am

The Uniform Shop will also be open during these times for any last minute emergency purchases.


Best wishes for the week ahead.

Therese Hussey