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 3, Week 4

From Principal – Term 3, Week 4

Dear Parents, Friends, Staff and Students

The Feast of the Assumption of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is celebrated on 15th  August. We will hold a prayer service to honour Mary’s special feast day on Friday 12th August at 9.00am in the undercover area.  Parents and friends are welcome to join us.  The Feast of the Assumption signals the end of Mary’s earthly life and marks her return to Heaven to be with her son, Jesus. Even though Mary is in Heaven, we know she is always with us and listens to our prayers.

“Mary, give me your Heart: so beautiful, so pure, so immaculate; your Heart so full of love and humility that I may be able to receive Jesus in the in the Bread of Life and love Him as you love Him and serve Him in the distressing guise of the poor.”  ~ Saint Mother Teresa

Congratulations and Farewell to Mrs Kays

It is with a heavy heart that we will farewell Tania Kays next week.  After 10 years at Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School, and 17 years working in primary schools, Tania is leaving us to take a new position at Clontarf Secondary College.  Our sincerest congratulations to Tania for securing this new appointment.  Tania has been a wonderful asset to our school and has played a pivotal role in the success of the school community.  Many of you would have interacted with Tania as your first point of call when joining the school community. I am sure you will remember Tania’s warmth, kindness and welcoming attitude with fondness.  We will miss Tania, but wish her well as she commences this exciting new chapter in her career.  Tania’s final day with us will be Thursday 18th  August.  Please pop in to say your farewells. 

Parent Feedback Survey

A short survey is available for parents to complete to assist us with our communication processes with parents.  Please take the time to complete the survey.  Results will be communicated with parents once received and collated. 

Confirmation – Year 6

Please continue to keep the Year 6 students, their sponsors, parents and teachers in your prayers as they prepare to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit in Confirmation on Friday 19th  August.  We are still accepting students to join the choir.  Please see Mrs Keddie if you are interested.

Asthma Training

Earlier this week the staff participated in asthma training with a facilitator from Asthma WA.  The training included information about asthma triggers, asthma symptoms, asthma first aid and asthma preventative measures. Parents are encouraged to check out the resources and information on the Asthma WA Children’s Hub to assist with managing their children’s asthma.

Upcoming Dates

  1. We are looking forward to the Year 4, 5 and 6 class performing the musical, Little Red Riding Hood, for the Catholic Performing Arts Festival on Thursday 25th August in the undercover area, commencing at 11.30am. This will be the best show in town, so please come along and support the students, and their teachers, who have been working hard to prepare the performance.
  2. The Uniform Centre will be open on Friday 12th August for this week only.
  3. The canteen has a Derby Day canteen special on Friday 12th August.
  4. The Uniform Committee Meeting is open to all interested parents on Friday 19th August at 2.30pm.
  5. The P&F Bunnings Sausage Sizzle is on Saturday 20th August at Bunnings Midland. Volunteers are required.

I look forward to welcoming parents and friends to the Feast of the Assumption Prayer Service on Friday morning at 9.00am.

Best wishes for the weekend. I hope your WA AFL team have a win.

Warm regards

Therese Hussey


School News

Parent Workshops Offered in Term Three

Several workshops will be offered during this term.  Workshops are offered in response to parent requests and we invite all parent to come along.  Please add the dates to your diaries.  Workshops planned for the term are:

  1. Thursday 8th September 9.00am. “Dealing with Children’s’ Anxiety” – facilitated by Social Worker, Chloe Grant. This workshop is for all interested parents.
  2. Wednesday 14th September 10.00am (following Year 6 Class Mass). “Managing a Transition to High School.” – Facilitated by Chloe Grant for Year 6 parents.

Lost Property

I am always surprised with the number of items of school uniform clothing that is un-named in the lost property basket.  Jumpers are expensive.  A name is all it takes to make sure lost property is returned.  Please, please, please double check that jumpers and tracksuit jackets are clearly named.

A size 12 school jumper labelled with the name “Absolom” has gone missing.  Please check your children’s school jumpers in case someone has picked up the wrong jumper by mistake.

Kindy Good News

Kindy class have been learning how they are all different and special!

Father’s Day Fun

Bread Bag Fundraiser


Upcoming Term Two Dates

Friday 12th August

8.30am Uniform Centre Open.

9.00am Prayer Service for the Feast of the Assumption.

Canteen Derby Day Menu.

Wednesday 17th August

9.00am Year 5 Class Mass.

Thursday 18th August

9.00am Year 6 Confirmation Retreat at school.

Friday 19th August

9.00am Year 1 Class Assembly and Merit Awards.

2.30pm School Uniform Parent Meeting.

6.00pm Sacrament of Confirmation Mass at St Francis of Assisi Parish.

Saturday 20th August

P&F Bunnings Sausage Sizzle.

Wednesday 24th August

9.00am Year 4 Class Mass.

4.00pm and 5.45pm Reconciliation Student and Parent Workshop.

Thursday 25th August

9.00am Book Week Parade.

11.30am Musical Performance – Little Red Riding Hood.

Friday 26th August

9.00am Year 2 Class Assembly and Merit Awards.