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Kind of school:

Religious (Catholic)

Why choose St Matthew’s Cornubia?

St Matthew’s Catholic Primary School caters for students from Prep to Year 6 in the traditions and spirit of Saint Mary MacKillop and the Josephite Sisters. The school emphasises CARE – Cooperation, Acting safely, Respect and Effort.

The school has a proactive resilience program aimed at fostering positive behaviour and targeting bullying. A Pastoral Care Worker and a Guidance Officer provide support to classes and individuals, and Year 6 students volunteer for pastoral care activities like supervising games or helping younger children. This is further enhanced by a whole school buddy program where older students offer support to younger students.

Curriculum and extracurricular activities offered:

St Matthew’s Cornubia offers Australian Curriculum subjects along with Religious Education, which is integrated into every facet of the school and its community.  Classroom teachers are supported by specialist staff in Physical Education, Music, Library, Information and Communication Technology, and Languages Other Than English (LOTE). Years 5 and 6 students learn Spanish as their LOTE subject.

All children take part in the school’s Physical Education Program. They compete in cross-country and athletics competition, and also develop skills for games, fitness, dance and swimming. Senior students compete in team sports against other schools. There are also numerous extra-curricular sporting options available.

The school also has a variety of music options with a Junior and Senior Choir and School Band, and lessons in violin, guitar, keyboard and other musical instruments. Students can also participate in the Junior Rock Eisteddfod.

There’s also a Drama Club and a Chess Club.

Facilities at St Matthew’s Cornubia:

All classrooms have interactive whiteboards and up-to-date data projector and sound system setups. There are two computer labs, wireless access throughout the school, and each year level has access to at least 15 laptops.

‘Mackillop Place’ – a purpose-built, multi-faceted educational facility includes a stage with state-of-the-art lighting and sound for performances and school assemblies. There’s also a Music Room for class music lessons, a Music Tutorial Room for individual instrumental classes and an Art Room.

The Library is extensively resourced with both fiction and non-fiction books, and also has a classroom and meeting room.

The school has architect-designed playgrounds for Prep students, Years 1-2 and Years 3-4, and beautiful maintained gardens. There are two large ovals, basketball courts, netball courts and undercover courts.


Website: http://www.stmatthews.qld.edu.au


172-180 Bryants Road, Cornubia, Queensland, Australia

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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