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School News

Jul 21, 2021

Religious Education News

Making Jesus Real  Week 1 Term 3




Our MJR focus for the next 2 weeks is WELCOMING.

Our God is a welcoming God, He welcomes everyone.  When Jesus lived on earth, He welcomed anyone into his presence. With Jesus as our example, we should never be shy about welcoming others. 

One of the greatest things you can do for someone is to make them feel welcome.

Remember to introduce people to one another and take that burden off them.

Invite them into the conversation.

Make them feel included.

Don’t make them hang out on the outside.

Make sure they know they are welcome and that they belong.

Milo Mondays are BACK!

Year 5 Mini Vinnies are looking forward to serving warm milo next Monday 26th July and throughout this term to raise money for the St Vincent De Paul Society.  Please help us to help others in need.

Milo $1.50 with marshmallows


Welcome to Matty the Bear

The students were introduced to Matty the Bear at our gathering on Tuesday morning.  Matty will be awarded to a class that demonstrates the Making Jesus Real Values during a two-week period.  The students are looking forward to welcoming Matty to their class during the term.

SAVE THE DATE! Parish School Lunch – Gift from the Parishioners of St Francis of Assisi Parish.

The parishioners of St Francis of Assisi Parish have decided to gift the school with a school and parish community lunch on Sunday 17th October to celebrate our 30th anniversary.  The parish are arranging a luncheon for all members of the school and parish community. Families are encouraged to come along and enjoy this most generous gift from the parish.

Parent Intentions and Enrolments for 2022

Each year we have families discontinue their enrolment at Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School, for a variety of reasons.  In order for us to allocate places to families who are currently on a wait list for the 2022 school year, I request that families who either know they will be moving, or those families who are thinking about a possible move, to please let the school know as soon as possible.  It is important that we can offer some certainty to parents who would like their child to attend our school in 2022.

Pre-Kindy Enrolments 2022

Pre-Kindy enrolments for 2022 are filling up quickly.  We have only a small number of vacancies.  Please come into the office to collect an enrolment form or download a form available on our website.

Year 6 Good News

Year 6 completed some fantastic painted waves for our Refugee unit and terrific Tessellations for Mathematics!

Upcoming Term Three Dates

Friday 23rd July 

  • 9.00am NAIDOC Week Prayer Service and Merit Award Assembly
  • 6.00pm 30th Anniversary Sundowner

Monday 26th July 

  • Milo Monday
  • Cockatoo Incursion

Wednesday 28th July

  • Walk and Wave Wednesday
  • 9.00am Year 5 Class Mass

Monday 2nd August

  • Milo Monday
  • Water Wise Incursion

Wednesday 4th August

  • 4.00pm and 4.45pm Confirmation Parent, Sponsor, Child Workshop
  • Year 3 and Year 5 Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment

Friday 6th August

  • 9.00am Merit Award Assembly and St Mary of the Cross Mackillop Prayer Service