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School News

Aug 12, 2021

Religious Education News

Making Jesus Real  Week 4 Term 3      

We continue to focus on the value of COMPASSION this week. Marilynn Price-Mitchell, compares building compassion to building muscles. “Children who participate in programs that teach kindness, respect, empathy, and compassion and who have families that reinforce those strengths at home develop the muscles they need to become civically engaged adolescents and adults,” she says. Putting compassion into practice early on can set a precedent that lasts. “During the teen years, they reach deep within themselves, access these muscles, and develop social and civic identities that last a lifetime.”


Exciting news – starting next week, we are trialing an online ordering system for our Milo Mondays.  Orders need to be made before 8am on Monday.  The system works the same as our canteen online ordering. We hope that this method of payment will assist our families, and in turn, help the St Vincent De Paul Society. 


Families are encouraged to donate any unwanted clean clothes to the Vinnies Winter Appeal. Please bring your donations to the foyer area of the main teaching block and place in the clothing bin. Our bin will be available for 2 weeks (16th – 30th August).  


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. 

Angelico Arts Exhibition

The Catholic Arts Angelico Exhibition is an opportunity for our students in Catholic Schools in WA to showcase their visual arts talents.  Only eight pieces of art works per school can be entered into the exhibition and I am pleased that we have entries representing the artistic talent at Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School.   The exhibition will be open from Monday 9 to Friday 27th August at the Forrest Centre, 221 St George’s Tce, Perth.

Book Week Parade

The Book Week Parade will take place on Thursday 26th August at 9.30am. Parents and visitors are invited to come along and enjoy the excitement and spectacle of the children and staff dressing up as book characters. Further information will be provided by class teachers.

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 1 Good News

The Year Ones have been using their story telling skills to write stories in Digitech!

Upcoming Term Three Dates

Friday 13th August

  • 9.30am 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

Monday 23rd August

  • Milo Monday
  • Book Week commences.

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