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 5

From Principal – Term 3, Week 5

Dear Parents, Friends, Staff and Students

The Year 6 students will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at St Francis of Assisi Parish on Friday evening, 19th August. The Sacrament of Confirmation is the final Sacrament of Initiation.  In Confirmation the students will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit to guide them through their adolescent and adult life. The students enjoyed a visit by Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, who will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with the candidates.  Archbishop Costelloe commented to me that the students were clearly well prepared to receive their Confirmation and he felt an excitement from them about this special occasion.  Thank you to Fr Joseph, Miss Zurzolo, Mrs Theseira and Mrs Keddie for preparing the students and for organising the Sacramental Mass. 

God of all ages,
You send out your Spirit to touch the hearts of all people,
Look kindly on our candidates for Confirmation as they seek to hear your voice.
We pray that you send your Spirit to enlighten, guide, strengthen, console, and open their hearts as they continue to seek a closer relationship with you.
Help them to truly know the deep and abiding love you have for each of them and fill them with the joy of your presence
We praise you through Christ our Lord


We invite parents and friends to come along and enjoy the performance of the Year 4, 5 and 6 Musical, Little Red Riding Hood.  The performance will take place on Thursday 25th  August at 11.30am in the Undercover Area.  Thank you to Mrs Aldred and teachers for their hard work in preparing the musical. We welcome our adjudicators form the Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival to the performance. 

Book Week 2022

Book Week will be celebrated at school next week.  The theme for Book Week this year is, “Dreaming With Open Eyes.”  The much-anticipated Book Week Parade will be on Thursday 25th August commencing at 9.00am.  Parents and friends are most welcome to come along and join in the fun.  This year we encourage creative and home-made costumes.  Thank you to the P&F for providing the book voucher prizes for the Book Week Parade.

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle – Saturday 20th August

The annual P&F Bunnings Sausage Sizzle is on Saturday 20th August at Bunnings Midland.  Sincerest thanks to the P&F committee for organising the sausage sizzle to raise funds for the school.  It is wonderful to see that we have so many volunteers eager to come along and lend a hand to ensure the success of this fund-raising event. 

I am most grateful to Borrello Beef for supplying the sausages.  Please support Borrello Beef, where you can, to thank them for their generous support of the school. 

Please come down to the sausage sizzle on Saturday and say hello and support the P&F.

Storytelling in the Library

We will have story telling in the Library on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd August at 8.30am to celebrate Book Week.  The story telling will be for students from Kindy to Year 6 who are welcome to pop in with their parents, or on their own, to enjoy a story from the short listed book awards.  Story time will commence promptly at 8.30 and be for 5-10 minutes only.


I look forward to the Year 6 Confirmation on Friday evening.  Thank you to the students from other year levels who have volunteered to come along and sing in the choir.  Your generosity of spirit is greatly appreciated.


Best wishes for the busy week ahead.

Warm regards

Therese Hussey


School News

Assembly Date Change Year 1 and 2

Due to staff illnesses and absences the Year 1 and 2 Assemblies have been postponed.  Please note the revised dates for the assemblies:

  • Year 1 Assembly – Friday 9th September
  • Year 2 Assembly – Friday 23rd September

School Tour Day

School Tours will be held on Tuesday 6th September. Tours will be available in the morning at 9.30am and in the afternoon at 4.00pm. Please encourage family , friends and neighbours who may be interested in enrolling at our school for Pre-Kindy in 2023 or Kindy in 2024 to come along to the school tour.  The tours provide an opportunity for prospective families to learn more about our school and hear directly from the students the benefits of a Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School education.

Enrolments 2023/2024

We have limited enrolment available for Pre-Kindy in 2023.  We are currently accepting enrolments for Kindy 2024.  Kindy 2024 enrolments will be finalised at the end of Term 1 2023.  Please send in enrolment forms for siblings who may require a place in 2024.  The school is not responsible for adding the names of siblings to our enrolment lists.  Places fill quickly.

Kindy Athletics Carnival

Our Kindy class will have an Athletics Carnival on Thursday 8th September commencing at 9.10am.  Please make the time available to come along and support our young students as they have fun in participating in their carnival.

After School Sport Program Term 4

I am pleased that we can offer after school sports, fully supervised by staff from MBA Sports, commencing in Term 4.  The program is for students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 and will be for 7 weeks.  Parents are asked to register their interest via the link:

 After School Clubs – Term 4 | MBA Sports Coaching – Eastern Suburbs

A flier with details was sent home earlier this week.  Please collect one from the office if required.

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.

Year Six Good News

Year Six (Ella, Aydan, Scarlett and Lincoln) have been creating symmetrical rotational artwork using a range of origami techniques!

Thank You


Father’s Day Fun


Bread Bag Fundraiser


Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School After School Club


Upcoming Term Two Dates

Friday 19th August

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.

Tuesday 30th August

Life Education Incursion

Wednesday 31st August

6.00pm Catholic School Advisory Council Meeting.

7.30pm P&F Meeting.

Thursday 1st September

Faction Jumps and Throws

Friday 2nd September

Father’s Day Breakfast

Faction Athletics Carnival

Scholastic Book Fair in Library.