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 4, Week 1

From Principal – Term 4, Week 1

Dear Parents, Friends, Staff and Students

Welcome back to a busy Term Four.  Please make sure that you check the Term Planner and messages sent by the school to ensure that you are informed about upcoming events.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains

From where shall come my help?

Our help is from the Lord,

Who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 120

Staffing News

Exciting news for our Kindy teacher, Saroya Powell!  She has been offered a teaching position at St Peter’s Primary School (Bedford), commencing in Term One 2023.

On behalf of our school community, I would like to congratulate Saroya and wish her all the very best for her future.  Saroya’s professionalism and expertise will be sorely missed by our school.  St Peter’s is going to be very lucky to have you!

Drive-Through and Car Park

Over the holidays, Steve Vajas organised some improvements to our school cross-walk and pathways.  The ramps, pathways and line markings are there to ensure the safety of our students and families.

We have a few reminders:

The ‘Keep Clear’ area adjacent to the crosswalk is to be kept clear at all times.

The crosswalk is to be used at all times. Please do not cross the road at any other point.

The footpaths are there for safety reasons.  It is extremely dangerous for adults and children to be walking through the carpark behind cars, as they may not be seen when cars are reversing.

October – Month of The Rosary

On Monday 17th October, the children and staff will participate in our annual procession to welcome the Statue of Our Lady, accompanied by the members of the St Francis of Assisi Legion of Mary.  We invite our families to join us and spend some time in prayer from 9.00 a.m. in the Sacred Space.

The Month of the Holy Rosary is a special time dedicated to praying the Rosary. Each day classes will say the Rosary with Our Lady in the Sacred Space.  On Tuesday, at Pope Francis’ request, we will be joining children across the globe to pray the Rosary, asking God for peace in our world and to pray for our missionary brothers and sisters.

Matthew Gibney Day

We are looking forward to welcoming our grandparents, families and parishioners to our celebrations on Friday 28th October.  Please RSVP on the Jotform sent home via SeeSaw this week.  Students have prepared a personal invitation for their families, which they will be bringing home this week.

Interschool Athletics Carnival

A reminder that the Interschool Athletics Carnival has been rescheduled for Tuesday 1st November.  Students who will be participating in this event have been notified.  Permission slips were sent home this week.  Please ensure that the permission slips are returned promptly.


Have a great week!

Warm regards

Diane Scriven
Principal (Short Term)

School News

Good News

Year Six have been creating information texts on different types of recycling.
(Lexy, Rosalie, Tahlia, Jordan and Peyton)


Canteen News

Due to ongoing price increases from suppliers, the canteen has had to increase prices on certain items.

Please familiarize yourself with these increases. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


Book Club

The closing date for book club orders will be Friday 21st October. 


Children’s Liturgy

CHILDREN’S LITURGY is held during the 9.30am Mass each Sunday

At St Francis of Assisi church, and is for children from Pre-Primary to Year 4.  The children hear the Gospel story at their level and then follow with an activity.  Please bring your child to the hall before mass.  They will then return to the church after the Prayers of the Faithful. For further enquiries call Philomena on 0417 936 757.


Counsellor’s Corner




Keyed Up Music

MBA Monday Afternoon After School Sports Club

Parents are reminded that MBA Sports will be running an after-school sports club for students from PP to Year 6 on Monday afternoons in Term 4.  Parents may register their child to attend.  Registration and further information is available at: After School Clubs – Term 4 | MBA Sports Coaching – Eastern Suburbs  Please note that availability is limited.



Upcoming Dates

Monday 17th October

  • Statue of Mary procession and Rosary @ 9.00 a.m.
  • Kindy & Year 2 Excursion to the Zoo
  • Christmas Hamper collection commences.

Monday 24th October

  • PP Wildlife Incursion

Wednesday 26th October

  • P & F Meeting @ 7.30pm

Thursday 27th October

  • World Teacher’s Day (a day ahead due to MG Day celebrations)

Friday 28th October

  • Grandparents Day and Matthew Gibney Day Events

Monday 31st October-Friday 4th November

  • Wellness Week