Dear Parents,

Please see the following reminders and information.

Uniforms – Ties

In Terms 2 and 3, our senior students (Yrs 4 – 6) wear the school tie with their formal uniform on Mondays and Wednesdays. This is compulsory. Children who forget to wear a tie will be provided one for the day and parents will be informed.

Please also ensure that your child is abiding by all of our uniform requirements, including jewellery, socks and shoes. Please ensure formal uniform shoes are entirely black – no logos, emblems, coloured laces or different colours visible. These shoes should be leather or leather-look.

P&F Meeting

There will be a P & F Meeting Monday, 22 April at 7:00pm in the Library at St Matt’s. We are happy to organize babysitting, however, please call the Office if this is required. Please come along and help us to support our St Matthew’s School community. If you are unable to come in person, please use the information below to join us via Zoom:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 798 4914 1598

Passcode: twX9pZ

ANZAC & Pupil Free Days

The Year 4 and 5 students will be attending the Combined Schools ANZAC Ceremony on Wednesday 24 April at 11am. It is very important to note that ANZAC Day, 25 April, is a Public Holiday and 26 April is a Pupil-free Day. The school will be closed on these two days.

Sacramental program

For those students who are Catholic and receiving either the Sacraments of First Reconciliation. First Holy Communion or Confirmation this year, please see the Sacraments Schedule with key dates and times that has been uploaded to the School App (uploaded March 20).

To enrol your child to receive any of these Sacraments, please complete the online form via:

The Sacraments are Parish-based events, although St Matthew’s School assists in the preparation of candidates. The commitments are a diocesan requirement, for both students and parents, if they wish to receive the Sacraments. 

Busy Bee

On Saturday 4 May, we will be holding a Busy Bee to finish the Kindy/Pre-Primary Playground and to spruce up a few other areas of the school:

  • Compact sand in Sensory Path
  • Lay rocks/stones in Sensory Path
  • Spread pinebark in Kindy/Pre-Primary Playground and Nature Play Area
  • Clean out main storage shed – dispose of unneeded paint tins
  • Clear grass from around stepping stones in small grass area
  • Paint Family Fence Pickets white

The day will start at 8:30am. Please RSVP by phoning the school or emailing  Families are welcome to join us anytime up until 12pm. If these times do not suit, and you are keen to help, please contact the school so that we lock you in to complete one of the tasks at a different time/day. There will be a sausage sizzle available at 12pm for our hard-working volunteers. 

Garage Sale

On Saturday 4 May, St Matthew’s will be holding a Garage Sale. Some of the Items available for purchase are:

  • School desks – $5.00
  • Library books and resources – $2.00 – $5.00

If you are interested in these items, but cannot attend on the 4th, please contact the school and we will happily set up a separate viewing time for you.

WA Assistance State Government Letter

As parents were informed last term, the Premier, Hon Roger Cook MLA, and the Minister for Education, Hon Dr Tony Buti MLA, announced the WA Student Assistance Payment on 17 March 2024. This State Government initiative offers a cost-of-living payment for every student in Western Australia to provide financial relief and assist families with their children’s schooling. The new WA Student Assistance Payment will provide parents and carers with a $250 payment for each secondary student, and $150 for each primary school student or kindergartener. A letter explaining this initiative has been uploaded to the school app.

Parents will need a valid WA Student Number (WASN) to be eligible for the payment. For our senior students, this can be found on NAPLAN reports. For all other students, please email and include the full name of your child/ren.


Often we will send out SMS to remind parents of important dates or events. It is very important to note that parents are unable to reply to these messages via the SMS- we do not receive these responses. The school can be contacted via or by phone 9853 9500.

Teaching Vacancies for Semester 2, 2024

We will unfortunately be farewelling Miss Meka McCormack at the end of this term. This means we have  vacancies for a Music/Performing Arts Teacher (2 days a week), a Science/STEM Teacher (2 days a week) and a Yr 3 Teacher (1 day a week.) Please see the link below for more details.

Teaching Positions Semester 2 2024

Important days

To help families plan their time, here is a list of important dates for this term. This is not exhaustive and more information will be provided in the Term Overviews that will be shared with parents by the end of Week 2. All of these dates are also included in the school app calendar. Please take particular note of the Pupil-Free Days and Public Holidays.

Week 2 Date/Day

Mon 22 /04 – Wed 24/04

Year 6 Camp
  Mon 22/04 P&F Meeting 7pm
  Wed 24/04 Combined Schools ANZAC Ceremony 11am Yrs 4 & 5 attending
  Thurs 25/04 Public Holiday – ANZAC Day
  Fri 26/04 Pupil-Free Day
3 Sat 4/05 School Busy Bee and Garage Sale 8:30am
4 Wed 8/05 Youth Mental Wellbeing Festival – Yr 6 attending
  Thurs 9/05 Ascension of Jesus Whole School Mass 9:30am
5 Sun19/05 Combined Sacrament Commitment Mass 9:30am
7 Thurs 30/05 First Holy Communion Parent/Child Workshop 3:30pm
  Fri 31/05 Pupil-Free Day
8 Mon 3/06 WA Day Public Holiday
  Fri 7/06 Interschool Cross Country Selected students Yrs 4 – 6
9 Sun 16/06  First Holy Communion
10 Thurs 20/06 Interschool Winter Carnival Yrs 4 – 6
11 Fri 28/06 Last Day Term 2


Thanking you,

Susan Milton