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March 5, 2014: Project Compassion 2014
During Lent we raise funds to assist Caritas in their mission to give dignity to the poor of our world. Caritas is a Catholic agency which establishes programs so that those in difficult situations can help themselves out of poverty. They have many educational and practical programs in Australia and throughout the world. Please help us to support those in need this Lent.
Each class has a money box for Project Compassion in their classroom. Every time someone brings some money for the poor, they get to place a sticker on their class chart. Hopefully the classes will cover their chart pictures with stickers to enable Caritas to help those in need, all around the world. The children are focusing on purchasing basic medical supplies, money for setting up jobs and for educational resources. Please encourage your child to share some of their pocket money with others whenever possible. Every cent counts. Thank you.
February 19, 2014: Free Dress Day - February 28
On Friday 28 February, there will be a free dress day to raise awareness and funds for Jump To Cure Diabetes Day 2014. This day is supported by The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation of Australia and we would ask for a gold coin donation to assist this worthy cause. One of the fathers from our school, Col Ashdown, is going to jump from a plane to raise funds in support of his son who has Type One diabetes. Louise Ashdown will also have a stall running on the day with delicious lemon butter and date loaves for the adults and hair ties for the children. Hair ties cost between two and four dollars. It is sure to be a successful day and we will follow Col’s progress on his journey. Thank you for your support. If you wish to visit Col’s page, here is the link- http://www.jdrf.org.au/jump/individual-page?tab=0&frsid=140
February 12, 2014: Welcome BBQ 2014
Welcome back and especially a big welcome to our new families who have joined the St Matthew's Community. Please join us on Friday 21 February at 5.00pm for a free sausage sizzle and a movie for the kids in MacKillop Place. Hamburgers, beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks will be available to purchase. There will also be a movie deal for the kids which includes popcorn, lollies and a popper. It’s a great chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones too!
February 12, 2014: Sacramental Program Meeting
Students who have received the Sacrament of Penance (reconciliation) are now able to prepare for Confirmation and First Eucharist (communion). If your child is looking able to participate in the next sacramental program, please come along to the meeting where the process will be explained.
The information night will be held on Tuesday 18 February at 7pm, at St Matthew’s Church. Confirmation will be celebrated on Friday 27 June and First Eucharist on Sunday 2 November.
January 25, 2014: Welcome to the 2014 School Year
The St Matthew's school community would like to welcome new and existing families to the 2014 school year. We are looking forward to a fantastic year!
Our school website is updatedly weekly throughout the school terms, so please check back regularly for news and details regarding school events and achievements.
Applications for new enrolments in all year levels are warmly welcomed. Please call us on 3209 6155, drop into the office to pick up an enrolment form or download the enrolment form.