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School News

Feb 22, 2021

Extra-Curricular Sport Offerings in Term One

Sincerest thanks to Physical Education Teacher, Mr Oliver Battistessa, for offering hockey clinics after school each Friday commencing on Friday 26th February.  Running Club is also re-commencing on Friday 26th February at 8.00am.  Please see Mr Batttistessa should you have any queries.


School Advisory Council

The Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School Advisory Council had the first meeting for the year last week.  The School Advisory Council has a number of very important governance roles to play with regard to the development of the school. One of its critical roles is to oversight and approve matters, which have a financial implication for the school.  This includes providing a financial report at each meeting and approving the annual school budget. The Council also acts as a consultative forum for the Principal on issues such as:

  • Information Communication Technology
  • Property and Maintenance
  • Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing

In addition the Council provides timely, appropriate advice, as requested, and assists the Principal in monitoring school effectiveness. As a body, the School Advisory Council is always seeking to harness the expertise, talents and resources of members of the school community and wider local community for the benefit of the school. The Council comprises the Principal, Assistant Principals, a representative from the Parish Council, a representative of the Parents & Friends Association and other persons from the school community.


Matthew Gibney Parents and Friends Association

The Matthew Gibney Parents and Friends Association is our parent school body and is affiliated with Catholic School Parents WA.

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The P&F Association works cooperatively with the Principal to provide parents with a forum to meet and provide support for the school and the school community. The P&F can play a significant role in providing pastoral care and tangible support for parents and families in times of personal family need.  The P&F Association plan and implement a number of “friend-raising” and “fund-raising” activities throughout the year.

The P&F Association held their first meeting for the year last week and I was delighted to see how well attended the meeting was.

The next P&F Meeting will be held at the school on Monday 15th March at 2.00pm.  All parents are encouraged to attend and young children are most welcome.


Year Three Good News

We read about Georgia O’Keefe and created some pictures in her style of art and the students have been creating Lenten Prayers!


Canteen News


Dates for Term One

Friday 26th February

  • 9.00am School Assembly

Monday 1st March

  • Labour Day Public Holiday

Wednesday 3rd March

  • 9.00am Year 5 Class Mass

Friday 5th March

  • Year 6 Interschool Cricket Carnival
  • P&F Welcoming Night 5.30pm

Monday 8th March

  • 8.30am Coffee Van for parents and presentation about school goals and Mater Plan 2021.

Wednesday 10th March

  • 9.00am Year 6 Class Mass

Friday 12th March

  • Year 3 Class Assembly

Saturday 13th March and Sunday 14th March

  • Sacramental Commitment Masses

Thursday 25th March

  • 2.30pm Reading at Home Workshop for Kindy, Pre-Primary and Year One Parents