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School News

Aug 5, 2021

Religious Education News

Making Jesus Real  Week 3 Term 3      

Our new value this fortnight is COMPASSION. 

The Lord is gracious and righteous;

our God is full of compassion.

Psalm 116:5

When we look for opportunities to help people in need, we are showing compassion.  It is important for us to make our children realize that compassion has a much stronger meaning than simply “feeling sorry for” someone.  Every Monday, when our students buy a Milo to support St Vincent De Paul, we are helping them to know that there are others out there who need our financial support.  Our hearts are full of compassion for those who do not have the blessings that we have.   


Thanks to all our Year 6 students and the candidates from the Parish who attended our. Student and Parent Workshops on Wednesday afternoon. It was lovely to see some sponsors attending the sessions to find out more about the Sacrament of Confirmation.

The Retreat Day will be held on Wednesday 18th  August with the 24/7 Youth Ministry leading the day.    

A big thank you to all the students who have volunteered to sing at our Confirmation Mass.  Your generosity and service is greatly appreciated.


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. 

Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessment

Students in Years 3 and 5 participated today in the annual Bishops’ Religious Literacy Assessments.  The assessment provides the school, and the Catholic Education system, with a snapshot of student achievement of knowledge of the Religious Education Curriculum. All students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 across Catholic Schools in WA participate in the assessments.  Results of the assessments will be shared with the community, once they are received later in the year.

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.

Year 2 Good News

Year 2s celebrated ‘100 Days of School’!

Upcoming Term Three Dates

Friday 6th August

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

Monday 9th August

  • Milo Monday

Wednesday 11th August

  • Walk and Wave Wednesday

Friday 13th August

  • 9.00am Feast of the Assumption School and Parish Mass

Monday 16th August

  • Milo Monday

Wednesday 18th August

  • Walk and Wave Wednesday
  • Year 6 Confirmation Retreat Day
  • 6.00pm School Advisory Council Meeting
  • 7.30pm Parents and Friends Association Meeting

Friday 20th August

  • 9.30am Oklahoma Musical Performance and Adjudication (all welcome)
  • 6.00pm Confirmation Mass at St Francis of Assisi Church

Wednesday 25th August

  • Walk and Wave Wednesday
  • 4.00pm and 5.45pm Reconciliation Workshop for parents and students

Thursday 26th August

  • Book Week Parade – Kindy to Year 6

Friday 27th August

  • 9.00am Pre-Primary Class Assembly