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
“Over and over again we see that family bonds are essential for the stability of relationships in society, for the work of education, and for integral human development, for they are inspired by love, responsible intergenerational solidarity, and mutual trust. These are factors that can make even the most adverse situations more bearable and bring a spirit of trust fraternity to our world, enabling it to feel as a single family, where the greatest attention is paid to those most in need.”
Pope Francis (From his address to the United Nations, Clementine Hall, 2013)
On Friday the 14th May, our school participated in Family Week Activities.
As a school community we aim to strengthen our families and Friday was a great example of this.
The children worked in family groups and it was lovely to see them working alongside their siblings in wonderful harmony.
Some of the activities that the children participated in were:
Stories about Families,
Create a Game Board for the Family
Icy Pole picture frame
On Wednesday 19th May, we will be participating in NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS STORYTIME.
"National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. Now in its 21st successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.
By facilitating NSS we aim to:
promote the value of reading and literacy,
promote the value and fun of books,
promote an Australian writer and publisher,
promote storytime activities in libraries and communities around the country,
and provide opportunities to involve parents, grandparents, the media and others to participate in and enjoy the occasion.
At St Matthew's, all the students and teacher will stop at the same time to listen to " Give Me Some Space" by Philip Bunting
READ MORE ABOUT NSST: https://www.alia.org.au/nss
Our playgroup families have been having a lot of fun this week making paper owls! If you know anyone who would like to come along to playgroup, please let them know it runs every Monday and Thursday from 9am-11am in the Family Room at St Matthew’s primary school.
Playgroup is an effective program to engage families and children from 0-4 years of age with the school community. There are many many activities that can benefit your children in many different ways.
For further information and bookings, please call Bushra (Playgroup Coordinator) on 0451474773 or call the school office on 0393595423.