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School News

Aug 18, 2022

Assembly Date Change Year 1 and 2

Due to staff illnesses and absences the Year 1 and 2 Assemblies have been postponed.  Please note the revised dates for the assemblies:

  • Year 1 Assembly – Friday 9th September
  • Year 2 Assembly – Friday 23rd September

School Tour Day

School Tours will be held on Tuesday 6th September. Tours will be available in the morning at 9.30am and in the afternoon at 4.00pm. Please encourage family , friends and neighbours who may be interested in enrolling at our school for Pre-Kindy in 2023 or Kindy in 2024 to come along to the school tour.  The tours provide an opportunity for prospective families to learn more about our school and hear directly from the students the benefits of a Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School education.

Enrolments 2023/2024

We have limited enrolment available for Pre-Kindy in 2023.  We are currently accepting enrolments for Kindy 2024.  Kindy 2024 enrolments will be finalised at the end of Term 1 2023.  Please send in enrolment forms for siblings who may require a place in 2024.  The school is not responsible for adding the names of siblings to our enrolment lists.  Places fill quickly.

Kindy Athletics Carnival

Our Kindy class will have an Athletics Carnival on Thursday 8th September commencing at 9.10am.  Please make the time available to come along and support our young students as they have fun in participating in their carnival.

After School Sport Program Term 4

I am pleased that we can offer after school sports, fully supervised by staff from MBA Sports, commencing in Term 4.  The program is for students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 and will be for 7 weeks.  Parents are asked to register their interest via the link:

 After School Clubs – Term 4 | MBA Sports Coaching – Eastern Suburbs

A flier with details was sent home earlier this week.  Please collect one from the office if required.

Parent Workshops Offered in Term Three

Several workshops will be offered during this term.  Workshops are offered in response to parent requests and we invite all parent to come along.  Please add the dates to your diaries.  Workshops planned for the term are:

  1. Thursday 8th September 9.00am. “Dealing with Children’s’ Anxiety” – facilitated by Social Worker, Chloe Grant. This workshop is for all interested parents.
  2. Wednesday 14th September 10.00am (following Year 6 Class Mass). “Managing a Transition to High School.” – Facilitated by Chloe Grant for Year 6 parents.

Year Six Good News

Year Six (Ella, Aydan, Scarlett and Lincoln) have been creating symmetrical rotational artwork using a range of origami techniques!

Thank You


Father’s Day Fun


Bread Bag Fundraiser


Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School After School Club


Upcoming Term Two Dates

Friday 19th August

2.30pm School Uniform Parent Meeting.

6.00pm Sacrament of Confirmation Mass at St Francis of Assisi Parish.

Saturday 20th August

P&F Bunnings Sausage Sizzle.

Wednesday 24th August

9.00am Year 4 Class Mass.

4.00pm and 5.45pm Reconciliation Student and Parent Workshop.

Thursday 25th August

9.00am Book Week Parade.

11.30am Musical Performance – Little Red Riding Hood.

Tuesday 30th August

Life Education Incursion

Wednesday 31st August

6.00pm Catholic School Advisory Council Meeting.

7.30pm P&F Meeting.

Thursday 1st September

Faction Jumps and Throws

Friday 2nd September

Father’s Day Breakfast

Faction Athletics Carnival

Scholastic Book Fair in Library.