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 2

From Principal – Term 4, Week 2

Dear Parents, Friends, Staff and Students

Mission Sunday 23rd October 2022

We pray that every member of the Church
may be witnesses of Christ
by word and deed,
wherever they find themselves.
May the Spirit inspire each of us to offer the right word,
at the right time and in the right way.
We pray to the Lord for all those who show great courage
and joy in proclaiming the Gospel in all lands.


The students of Matthew Gibney raised $378 for the Catholic Missions through our Crazy Odd Sock and Hat Day, last week.  This money will help to continue missionary works around the world.


Matthew Gibney Day

Just a reminder that we require an RSVP for our Matthew Gibney Day celebrations which will be taking place next week on Friday 28th October.  This will assist with catering and seating requirements.

A ‘Jotform’ link was sent home via SeeSaw earlier this week.  Please use this for your RSVP.

We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to this important day in our school calendar.

An outline of the day:

9.00 a.m.        Mass

10.00 a.m.       Open classrooms

10.40 a.m.       Morning Tea

11.30 a.m.        Class Performances (ending at approximately 12.30 p.m.)


Our summer uniform is now the official uniform for this Term. Thank you to the families who have responded to the request to ensure black school shoes, rather than joggers, are being worn.

I would also like to remind parents of the expectations regarding hair. The uniform guidelines, which can be found on our school website, state that hair must be neat and styled in a manner in keeping with this policy. Students with hair longer than collar length are to wear their hair tied back. Hair is to be tied back with plain navy or gold hair ribbons, scrunchies or headbands (no logos or licensed merchandise.) Black/brown hair elastics may also be used.

All hair must be clean with fringes above eyebrow length. ‘Fad’ haircuts and hairstyles (zig-zag stripes, shaved patches, rats’ tails, excessive hair gel and haircuts shorter than a number 2 do not align with our Uniform Policy).

Thank you to all families who ensure that their children follow our Uniform Policy and are well-presented and groomed.

Wellness Week

We have a Wellness Week planned for Week Four  – Monday 31st October to Friday 4th November.  An outline of planned activities and suggestions for this week will be sent home via SeeSaw next week.


Have a great week!

Warm regards

Diane Scriven
Principal (Short Term)

School News

Good News

Year 5 has learnt about positive and negative space in art.  We did some Japanese-inspired Notan Art that uses this concept.  


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 24th October

  • Christmas Hamper Collection for St Vincent De Paul continues
  • Pre-Primary Incursion – West Oz Wildlife

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

  • Year 1 & Year 3 Hills Forest Excursion

Tuesday 1st November

  • All Saints Prayer Liturgy in Undercover Area @ 9.00 a.m.
  • Interschool Athletics Carnival

Wednesday 2nd November

  • Paul Litherland Cyber Safety Parent Workshop @ 7.00 p.m.

Thursday 3rd November

  • Wellness Week Family Lunch @ 1.10 p.m.