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School News

Aug 19, 2021

Religious Education News

Making Jesus Real  Week 5 Term 3      


This fortnight, we are looking again on the value of friendship.  As part of our MJR lessons we learn that true friends don’t expect anything in return for your friendship.

Friends like you for who you are and they expect the same in return. Friends help us make better, the company of our friends makes us forget our sorrows and any unwanted pressure. Plus, we can openly ask our friends for suggestions on how to solve our personal problems and they would be glad to help us out.  


Thank you to the families who took advantage of the 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 are also trialing Milo at recess on Mondays.  If you can’t make it in the morning, come and grab one at recess.


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. 

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-Primary Good News

Pre-Primary have been learning about their place in space in Geography. We made globes and our houses!


Upcoming Term Three Dates

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

  • 9.15am Book Week Parade – Kindy to Year 6

Friday 27th August

  • 9.00am Pre-Primary Class Assembly

Saturday 28th August

  • P&F Bunnings Midland Sausage Sizzle

Monday 30th August

  • Milo Monday

Wednesday 1st September

  • Walk and Wave Wednesday
  • 9.00am Year 2 Class Liturgy

Thursday 2nd September

  • 9.00am House/Faction Carnival Jumps and Throws

Friday 3rd September

  • Father’s Day Breakfast
  • House/Faction Athletics Carnival
  • Scholastic Book Fair Commences