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School News

Jun 12, 2020

Pre-Primary Good News

We read the Dreaming story “When the Snake Bite the Sun” and created our own artworks to go with our story re-tells!


Religious Education News

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ 14th June 2020

On the Thursday or Sunday after Trinity Sunday, the Church celebrates The Feast of Corpus Christi, also known as The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. 

The word ‘Eucharist’ comes from the Greek word ‘Eucharisteo’, which means ‘give thanks’. We give to Jesus ordinary bread and wine; he gives to us body and soul, when we receive his body and blood which gives us eternal life.  The Eucharist is also unifying; uniting us with God and with each other.  Nourished by Jesus’ Eucharistic presence, we leave Mass and go back to our homes, workplaces, and places of gathering as the living Body of Christ, to do his work in the world today. To make his Kingdom come on earth, as it is in heaven.

Mini Vinnies Milo Mornings

It was a cool and wet morning and warm milo was just the ticket.  It was great to see how many students brought along their travel cups, so we didn’t have to use many disposable cups.   We raised $133 for St Vincent De Paul’s Winter Appeal.


Enrolments 2021

Thank you to parents and grandparents who recommend our school to others in the community.  We have had a few enrolments over this past week that are a direct result of an existing family recommendation.  Your positive and kind words to others about the school are greatly appreciated.

We are currently focusing our enrolment efforts on Pre-Kindy for 2021.  Please encourage family members, friends and neighbours to consider Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School for Pre-Kindy.


Pre-Kindy 2021

We are currently accepting enrolments for Pre-Kindy in 2021.  Children are invited to commence in the Pre-Kindy class at any time during the year, once they have turned three years old.  Our Pre-Kindy program is staffed by a qualified early childhood teacher and teacher assistant.  The program is competitively priced at $55 per session.  The sessions are for one full day.  Please encourage neighbours, friends and family to consider the Pre-Kindy at Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School for their three-year-old children as an excellent alternative to daycare.  Enrolment information for Pre-Kindy is available on the website or from the administration office.


Uniform Shop Sale Items

The Uniform Shop Sale has been extended until the end of Term Two.  Orders need to be made using the ordering form available on the school website.  Please note that not all sizes are available for the sale items.  Please liaise with Lisa Denys, Uniform Shop Manager, for further information about availably of sale item stock.  Sizes not available in the sale will need to be purchased at full price.

  • Short Winter Check Skirt $15.00+GST
  • Rep polo $13.00+GST
  • Faction Polos $13.00+GST
  • Trackpant $20.00+GST
  • Track Jacket $25.00+GST


Canteen News

Warm Milo will be available from the Canteen on TUESDAY mornings from 8.30am for $1. 



Battery Recycling

We are very pleased to “do our bit” for the environment by offering recycling collection for household batteries. You can drop your batteries off in the metal collection bin in the hallway opposite the Year 3 classroom.


Friday Giving

Don’t forget our Friday Giving Appeal to help the needy.

Please bring your donations of canned foods or non-perishables, etc. to school for collection each Friday.

Thank you for your generosity!



Parents are reminded that absentee notifications need to be sent through to the administration office prior to 9.30am in order to avoid an SMS message being sent out.  Parents emailing their class teacher about an absentee are asked to copy the administration office email into the message.


Dates for Term Two

  • Sunday 14th June
    • Feast of Corpus Christi
  • Wednesday 17th June
    • 6.00pm Board Meeting
    • 7.30pm P&F Meeting
  • Thursday 18th June
    • Mini Vinnies Milo Morning
  • Friday 19th June
    • 8.15 Uniform shop opens.
  • Friday 3rd July
    • Term Two concludes
    • Semester One PP-Year 6 Reports available to parents
  • Monday 20th July
    • Term Three commences – staff and students.