Welcome to St Mathew's - Cornubia




 Welcome to St Matthew's Cornubia



http://www.stmatthews.qld.edu.au/Our School/Pages/Principal's-Message.aspx<p>​<img class="ms-rteImage-1 ms-rtePosition-2" alt="photo5.jpg" src="/Our%20School/PublishingImages/photo5.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />St Matthew's Catholic Primary School is situated in Logan City 30km south of Brisbane CBD. Established in 1984 by the Sisters of St Joseph we con​​tinue to foster the traditions and spirit of Saint Mary MacKillop and the Josephite Sisters. </p><p>St Matthew's contributes to and builds on over 150 years of Catholic Education in Queensland. Ours is a three stream school of 560 students from Prep - Year 6. We are proud of our extensive and comprehensive school facilities and of our dedicated staff who are committed to life-long learning for our students. In addition to the subjects outlined in the Australian Curriculum we also offer Religious Education. </p><p>We hope that Religious Education is more than a subject in that it guides our community and permeates all that we do at St Matthew's. We also have a range of activities designed to enhance and balance our curriculum and provide as much opportunity as we can for the children in our care. To support the work of ​​classroom teachers we have specialist staff in the areas of Physical Education, Music, LOTE (Spanish in Years 5 & 6), Learning Support (including enrichment), Library, Curriculum Development and Information & Communication Technology (ICLT).</p> <p>Since 2011 we have been progressively engaging in the new Australian curriculum beginning with Mathematics & English in 2011 and Science in 2012. Our extra-curricular activities include: Junior and Senior Choir, School Band, Instrumental Music Program, Violin lessons, Keyboard lessons, Guitar lessons, a wide range of sporting opportunities, J​​unior Rock Eisteddfod, Drama Club, Chess Club and a variety of opportunities for students displaying particular gifts and talents.<br></p> <p>Our school <a href="/Our%20School/Pages/Strategic-Renewal-Plan.aspx" target="_blank">Annual Plan</a> targets, amongst other priorities, the improvement of the ICLTs. Our school has an extensive wireless network system, all classrooms have an up-to-date data projector - laptop - sound system set-up, and all​ classrooms have interactive digital whiteboards. St Matthew's has two computer labs and we have ipads and over 150 laptops throughout the school – each year level has access to at least 15 laptops.<br></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span style="color:inherit;line-height:1.5em;">St Matthew's promotes Gospel values through the enhancement of the social climate of the school. We have a whole school buddy program where older students team with younger students to enhance learning and offer support. We have a proactive resilience program which focuses on positive behaviour and targets bullying. Our Pastoral Care Worker and our Guidance Officer provide support to individual students and to classes. We take the opportunities presented at our weekly assemblies to reinforce values and behaviours that our CARE expectations - Cooperation, Acting safely, Respect & Effort. Many of our Year 6 students volunteer for pastoral care activities, such as helping younger children in the playground, or supervising games in the library.</span><br></p> <p>At St Matthew's we are well-supported by the parent community. The St Matthew's parent community lives the Mary MacKillop motto of “ne​ver seeing a need without doing something about it” and is well known for raising funds for those less fortunate. We have a very active <a href="/For%20Parents/Pages/Parents-Friends.aspx" target="_blank">Parents and Friends Association</a>. Parents support school life in many ways including: reading, perceptual motor program, library assistants, Parents Friends fundraising, crossing supervisors, classroom help, sport's day officials, tuckshop helpers, excursion supervisors etc. Our School Board assists with the development of policy and budget.<br></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span style="color:inherit;line-height:1.5em;">As you browse our website I hope you gain a sense of the caring community that we strive to be. If you would like further information or to arrange a visit to our school please contact us through the information and numbers outlined under the <a href="/Contact%20Us/Pages/School-Contacts.aspx">Contact Us​</a> menu. </span><span style="color:inherit;">​</span></p><p class="ms-rteElement-P">Tim Stinson<br><strong>Principal</strong></p>

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World Environment Dayhttp://www.stmatthews.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/World-Environment-Day.aspxWorld Environment Day<p><span style="font:400 14px/24.08px sans-serif, arial, verdana, "trebuchet ms";text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:transparent;"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="world_environment_day.png" src="/latest-news/PublishingImages/world_environment_day.png" style="margin:5px;" />Tuesday, 5 June, was World Environment Day.  Established by the United Nations, World Environment Day encourages worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.  This year’s theme, ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’, spotlights how organisations and communities around the world are coming together to combat single-use plastic pollution.  While the theme for this day is very specific, and in response to current world events, in his encyclical, </span><em style="outline:0px;text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:14px;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;orphans:2;background-color:transparent;">Laudato si’</em><span style="font:400 14px/24.08px sans-serif, arial, verdana, "trebuchet ms";text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:transparent;">, Pope Francis reminds us that care of creation is at the heart of the scriptures and is embedded deeply in our Catholic tradition and teaching.</span>​</p>
Trinity Sundayhttp://www.stmatthews.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Trinity-Sunday.aspxTrinity Sunday<p><span style="font:400 14px/24.08px sans-serif, arial, verdana, "trebuchet ms";text-align:left;color:#333333;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;float:none;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;font-size-adjust:none;font-stretch:normal;background-color:transparent;"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="trinitysunday.jpg" src="/latest-news/PublishingImages/trinitysunday.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:251px;height:126px;" />During the season of Easter, we celebrate some of the most important events and beliefs within the Catholic tradition.  This week we celebrate the central doctrine of faith the Trinity, that is the belief that there are three ‘persons’ in the one God:  Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  In Sunday’s Gospel Jesus instructs the disciples to baptise ‘in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit’ According to legend, St Patrick used the shamrock in his preaching to help explain the Trinity.  </span>​</p>
St Matthews Village Hubhttp://www.stmatthews.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/St-Matthews-Village-Hub.aspxSt Matthews Village Hub<p style="text-align:left;"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="village_hub_logo.png" src="/latest-news/PublishingImages/village_hub_logo.png" style="margin:5px;width:200px;height:200px;" />We are proud to introduce a new initiative into our St Matthew's community: The St Matthew's Village Hub.  The traditional African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child" has been widely quoted when examining the partnerships required during the maturation of our youth. Our 'village' has never been more necessary than it is today. We live in a fast-paced, instant information and pressure-packed world. Today's children are faced with a myriad of both challenges and opportunities. Navigating parenthood can be a daunting undertaking – partnerships and supports are welcome and necessary to prepare our students for tomorrow. At your school we are eager to be active partners: our mission is to prepare students for tomorrow through Faith, with Knowledge and in Love. We have taken this concept and created a 'Village' for you to access in the time leading up and into your child's schooling years.  2018 is the first year the 'Village Hub' will be in operation at our school and we are very excited to see our doors open.</p><p style="text-align:left;">Our 'Village' is here to support you wholly: spiritually, mentally and physically on your journey from birth and into school.  We are looking to create community events, and workshops that will be of assistance to you, your child/ren and your family.  These will be around school readiness, early literacy and numeracy skills, parenting and discipline workshops, healthy eating and meal creation, social (without the media) events, spirit feeding events and seminars and supporting you to develop a relationship with God.  We are wanting to take this wherever you need it to go, so, your feedback is important to us. I am eager to hear your thoughts, wants, needs and desires, so please email me, Olivia Feather at <span style="text-decoration:underline;">ofeather@bne.catholic.edu.au</span> </p><p>​</p>

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Yr 5 Gold Rush Excursionhttp://www.stmatthews.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=56Yr 5 Gold Rush Excursion27/06/2018 12:00:00 AMGold Rush
End of Semester Masshttp://www.stmatthews.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=57End of Semester Mass29/06/2018 12:00:00 AMSchool
Last Day of Term 2http://www.stmatthews.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=58Last Day of Term 229/06/2018 12:00:00 AMSchool
Festival and Market Eventhttp://www.stmatthews.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=59Festival and Market Event20/07/2018 12:00:00 AMSchool

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