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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Project Compassion 2018http://www.stmatthews.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Project-Compassion-2018.aspxProject Compassion 2018<p style="text-align:left;"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2 ms-rteImage-1" alt="caritas-2018-poster.jpg" src="/latest-news/PublishingImages/caritas-2018-poster.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:250px;height:355px;" />Caritas Australia works around the world in community with local partners to offer hope to people vulnerable to poverty and injustice.</p><p style="text-align:left;">Project Compassion offers us a way to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. It is our opportunity to look with the heart and to respond with compassion in a practical way for young people here and around the world.  It also offers us the opportunity to emulate St Mary of the Cross MacKillop as we 'never see a need without doing something about it'.  </p><p style="text-align:left;">As in the past, children will engage with stories of people across the world who benefit from our fundraising.  We look forward to supporting this worthy cause.  Further information about Project Compassion is available at:</p><p style="text-align:left;"><a href="http://www.caritas.org.au/projectcompassion/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://www.caritas.org.au/projectcompassion/</span></a></p><p>​</p>
Ash Wednesdayhttp://www.stmatthews.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/Ash-Wednesday.aspxAsh Wednesday<p style="text-align:left;"><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" src="https://epublisher.net.au/public/common_folder/UserFolderNo_1514/yourImages/2016/Term4/2017/Term%204/2018/Term%201/Picture1.png?m=4bdecd2d24f0f6fd9bc3b7b9e94ac50a" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:202px;" />Ash Wednesday is the first day of the liturgical season of Lent.  During Lent, the colours in our Church and on our prayer tables change to purple.  Lent is a time of waiting and preparation.  A time of saying sorry and changing our hearts.  A time of turning our hearts and minds to God's ways of love and goodness. </p><p style="text-align:left;">During Lent we don't use the Alleluia (Alleluia is an Easter or Resurrection word which means 'Praise the Lord'.) </p><p style="text-align:left;">Your child would have participated in either Mass or a Liturgy.  During this celebration, we like many, many Christians received a cross of ashes on our foreheads.  This tells our friends and family that we are not perfect, but we know that, and that with God's help we will try to reach out with more love and kindness.</p><p>​</p>
School Photos - March 19 2018http://www.stmatthews.qld.edu.au/latest-news/Pages/School-Photos---March-19-2018.aspxSchool Photos - March 19 2018<p><img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="school-photo-day.png" src="/latest-news/PublishingImages/school-photo-day.png" style="margin:5px;" />School Photography Date:  19/03/2018</p><p>ONLINE ORDER CODE C5Y KRX 63X</p><p>School photography day is coming up very soon, 19 March. Group and portrait photographs can be purchased by following the link above or by using the envelope, which will be sent home in the coming weeks.</p><p>Important Information:</p><p>School photos purchased online DO NOT require envelopes returned to school* NO ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED ON THE DAY OF THE PHOTOS.</p><p>Don't forget to order your sibling photos now.  Envelopes available from the school office.</p><p>Late fees/additional charges will be applied for purchases after photo day.</p><p>Photos will be returned to your school for distribution approximately six weeks after photos are taken.</p><p>Past years' photographs including sports, co-curricular and representative groups available at school's advancedlife & your advancedyou photo sites (follow the link above).</p><p>*Sibling photographs must be ordered either online or by order envelope prior to the day of photography.  A photograph will not be taken without an order. Sibling photographs only apply to children enrolled at the school.</p><p>advancedlife would like to express our appreciation to ST MATTHEW'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL for placing your trust in us. Please remember we offer a 100% money back guarantee on our products to ensure your peace of mind. We would also love to receive your feedback or resolve any issues you may experience as fast as possible, to ensure your satisfaction. If you have any questions, comments or feedback relating to your advancedlife experience please contact us at <a href="mailto:enquiries@advancedlife.com.au" target="_blank">enquiries@advancedlife.com.au</a></p><p>​</p>

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Swimming (Yr 3-6)http://www.stmatthews.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=30Swimming (Yr 3-6)19/02/2018 12:00:00 AMTBA
P & F Meetinghttp://www.stmatthews.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=42P & F Meeting21/02/2018 12:00:00 AMSchool
Swimming Carnivalhttp://www.stmatthews.qld.edu.au/Lists/Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=32Swimming Carnival23/02/2018 12:00:00 AMTBA



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