Parish Priest: Fr Florentino (Boy) Galdo
School Principal: Mr Bob Brown
Deputy Principal: Mrs Carmela D’Amato
RE Leader: Mrs Helen Howden
School Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School Phone: 0393595423
This year’s theme was Take Action Together so our student’s set out to work together to create art pieces, and many discussions were held in levels to discuss the importance of stamping out Bullying and working together to create a positive culture at St Matthew’s.
Have a look at the amazing work that they did!
Mrs Jackie Fleischmann
Thank you for your donations so far, the tinker and create room is starting to take shape!
Is your child a tinker and a creator? Tinkering is all about hands-on experiences – experimenting with materials and discovering how they can be combined in interesting and creative ways. It’s an opportunity to spend time exploring and being innovative. (Scitech). Beginning Term 2, the students at St Matthew’s will have an opportunity to visit the Tinker and Create room at lunchtimes on specified days. In this room, they can plan, build, design and create to their heart's content. The aim is to eventually have the room set up so that all classes will take part in tinkering and creating throughout the school day.
To help us get started, can you help with donating any of the following:
Small plumbing pipes (PVC)
Icypole sticks (new)
Wood offcuts, wooden boards and wooden blocks
Old locks and keys, door handles, light switches, remote controls etc.
Pieces of synthetic grass
Pieces of fabric (calico, burlap, poplin or plain coloured pieces)
Tooth picks (new)
Old electronics and items to take apart
Robotics kits that you no longer need
Old and broken laptops, computers, sewing machines, video & CD players, phones, fans, clocks, microwaves, toasters and other kitchen appliances, heaters, fans, bikes, push & pull toys, battery operated toys…
Meccano or a variety of nuts & bolts, chains, metal plates & brackets etc
We are looking forward to setting up this exciting new space within our school!
The gardening club was very busy last Friday pulling out weeds, getting garden beds ready and planting seedlings. Tomorrow, Miss Ks groups will be turning the soil in the plant boxes ready to plant winter vegetables next term.
Well done to all the children in Years 3 to 6 who had-a-go and entered the Prime Minister’s Spelling Bee for 2021. We had 39 students who took up the challenge. The Bee was an online only competition, so the students were divided into Years 3/4 and Years 5/6 - taking their chrome books into the Library last week for a duration of 3o minutes. They were given 30 words of varying difficulty to spell. There were some impressive scores. Spelling seems to be St Matthew’s strength based on Literacy results, and these children have taken the challenge seriously. National finalists will be announced on April 30 in an email I will receive, and on kidsnews.com.au. Regardless, every child will receive a participation certificate to be distributed at Assembly.
March 21 was Harmony Day, which celebrated our country's cultural diversity. It coincided with the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The theme this year was ‘Everyone Belongs’. Our students reflected with dialogue and an activity. Year 5 students created artwork based on three different cultural music -Aboriginal, Iraqi and Italian.