Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School

High Wycombe

30 Munday Road
High Wycombe WA 6057
(08) 6216 8400
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Matthew Gibney

Catholic Primary School

High Wycombe


Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School welcomes all new families to our school community. It is our hope that all the children will enjoy learning and be proud of their accomplishments.

This Issue

From Principal  – Term 2, Week 5

From Principal – Term 2, Week 5

Dear Parents, Friends, Staff and Students

Our prayers and best wishes to the Year 4 students, their families, and teachers, as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of First Eucharist on Sunday morning.  The students are looking forward to this significant moment in their faith journey. It is a joy to hear the excitement the students have about their First Communion Day. My wish for the Year 4 students, as they grow close to Jesus through the blessed Eucharist, is that they will continue to seek the nourishment of the Eucharist as often as possible, throughout their lives. My thanks to Jordyn Sheldrick, Karen Keddie, and Fr Joseph for their preparation of the students to receive the Sacrament on Sunday.

First Eucharist Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, in the Sacrament of the Eucharist You left us the outstanding manifestation of your limitless love for us.

Thank You for giving our children the opportunity to experience this love in receiving the Sacrament for the first time.

May your Eucharist presence keep them ever free from sin, fortified in faith, and immersed by love for God and neighbour. May they continue to receive You throughout life.


P&F Events

The P&F meeting this week was well attended.  We are pleased to offer an opportunity for parents to attend either in person or online.  We will continue to work on refining the online format.  The P&F have had a successful start to Term Two.  The lap-a-thon, Mother’s Day Liturgy shopping experience and the Election Stalls have been successful events.  The P&F have raised more than $5000 from these events alone.  Thank you to our parents for their continuing support and encouragement of the P&F in their friend raising and fund-raising efforts.

The P&F have generously purchased 5 marquees for the school.  We have 4 new marquees of each faction colour to use for sport carnivals,  and one for whole school events with the school colours and logo. 

Thank you to our parents and friends for supporting the P&F election day stall.   The donations of cakes for the cake stall were most generous.  It was wonderful to see so many of our parents helping out on the day.  The booth was well attended and the sales on the day exceeded all expectations.  This was another example of our parents coming together for the benefit of the community.  thank you!

The P&F hosted a coffee morning this morning.  We will continue to offer coffee mornings throughout the year as a way for our parents to come together and share ideas and hear what is happening with the P&F.  This morning our parents had an opportunity to meet Chloe Grant, our school social worker, and provide Chloe with some ideas about parent workshops that Chloe can offer later in the term.

Noongar Country Water Incursion – Parents Invited

On Monday the 30th of May students in Years 3 – 6 will engage in an incursion run by Tristian Look from the Water Corporation, as part of National Reconciliation Week. Students will embark on a sensory journey through Noongar Boodja (Noongar country) to broaden their understanding and respect for Aboriginal culture through Aboriginal peoples’ connection to land, water, languages, and spirituality.

Parents are invited to attend the incursion hosted in the library. The year group sessions are as follows:

  • 9.00 – 9.50 Year 3
  • 10.00 – 10.50 Year 4
  • 11.10 – 12.10 Year 5
  • 12.10 – 1.10 year 6

Ms Jordyn Sheldrick

National Sorry Day

This Friday the 27th of June marks the beginning of National Reconciliation Week, a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. This year’s theme is ‘Be Brave and Make Change!’ More information can be found at

Warmest regards

Therese Hussey

School News

Enrolments for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten 2023 and 2024

Kindergarten enrolments for 2023 will be finalised over the next two weeks.  We are currently accepting applications for Pre-Kindergarten in 2023 and Kindergarten in 2024.  I know this sounds early, however, this year the Kindergarten places have filled very quickly.  I strongly encourage families with young children who are ready to commence Pre-Kindy or Kindy in 2023 or 2024 to complete an application form. Please inform family and friends, who may be interested in enrolling at Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School, to get in touch as soon as possible.

Class and Individual Photos

The school photographers will visit the school on Monday 27th June for class photographs.  The photographers will take individual photos. on the day, of those students who missed out earlier in the term, due to COVID.  Photo packs will made available to families early in Term 3.

Uniform Centre Name Labels

The P&F are offering name labels as a fund raiser through the Uniform Centre. A flier advertising the name labels will be provided with orders sent home.  Additional fliers are available in the administration office.  The name labels offer a practical way for our parents to support the P&F. A flier advertising the name labels is attached to this newsletter.  

Pre-Primary Good News

The Pre-Primary children have painted trolls after enjoying the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff!

Upcoming Term Two Dates

Friday 27th May

Interschool Cross Country.

Sunday 29th May

11.00am First Communion Mass at St Francis of Assisi Church.

Wednesday 1st June

9.00am Year 6 Class Mass.

Friday 3rd June

9.00am Year 3 Class Assembly and Merit Awards.

Monday 6th June

Public Holiday – WA Day.

Wednesday 15th June

9.00am Year 3 Liturgy.

Friday 17th June

9.00am Year 5 Class Assembly and Merit Awards.