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 6

From Principal – Term 4, Week 6

Dear Parents, Friends, Staff and Students

On Sunday, 20th November, the final Sunday of the Liturgical year, the Church celebrates the Feast of Christ the King. The Feast was established by Pope Pius XI in 1925, to respond to a world that was rejecting Christ. Through the Feast of Christ the King, we hope to bring love and relief to those who suffer, and help proclaim the Good News of the reign of Jesus Christ in the world today. The Season of Advent will commence the week following the Feast of Christ the King.

O Lord our God, You alone are the Most Holy King and Ruler of all nations.
We pray to You, Lord, in the great expectation of receiving from You, O Divine King, mercy, peace,
justice and all good things.
Protect, O Lord our King, our families and the land of our birth.


Annual Community Meeting – Wednesday 23rd November

Please come along to the 2022 Annual Community Meeting on Wednesday 23rd November, commencing at 7.00pm in the Library. Refreshments will be available. During the meeting information will be shared outlining the:

  • Activities of the Advisory Council and the P&F during 2022
  • Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School Budget 2023
  • Achievements of Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School in 2022

There will be voting for positions available on the P&F and the Advisory Council for 2023.

Parents will have an opportunity to nominate, should they wish to. A nomination form has been made available to all parents.

Term Dates for 2023

Term 1:

Wednesday 1st February: Students commence
Friday 24th February: Pupil Free day
Monday 6th March: Labour Day Public Holiday
Thursday 6th April: End of Term 1

Term 2:

Monday 24th April: Pupil Free day
Tuesday 25th April: Anzac Day Public Holiday
Wednesday 26th April: Students commence for Term 2
Monday 5th June: WA Day Public Holiday
Friday 30th June: End of Term 2

Term 3:

Monday 17th July: Pupil Free Day
Tuesday 18th July: Students commence for Term 3
Friday 22nd September: End of term 3

Term 4:

Monday 9th October: Students commence Term 4
Friday 27th October: Pupil Free Day
Monday 6th November: Pupil Free Day
Friday 8th December: End of Term 4

Pre-Kindy and Kindy Parent Information and Student Orientation

We look forward to welcoming our Kindy 2023 parents to the Kindy Information Session on Thursday 24th November at 2.15pm. We welcome Pre-Kindy students and parents for 2023 to a Meet and Greet on Friday 25th November at 2.30pm.

2023 School Intentions

Parents who are considering moving on next year and not returning to Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School are asked to inform the school, in writing, as soon as possible. We have a number of children on wait lists for classes and we would like to offer them places, if available, as soon as possible. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Canteen Specials

Please support the canteen over these final weeks of the term. The canteen will be offering:

  • Breakfast Club- Up and Go and fruit on Friday mornings at 8.30am.
  • End of Term Fried Rice Special – Tuesday 22nd November


I look forward to welcoming parents and friends to the Merit Award Assembly on Friday.


Warm regards


School News

Good News

The Year 1s drew pictures of God’s creation.

Canteen News

Orders for the Fried Rice Special must be in by Friday 18th November.

As the end of term is fast approaching, certain items on the canteen menu may become unavailable. Please can you explain this to your child so as not to disappoint. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


St Vincent De Paul Christmas Hampers

Thank you, once again, for all the food donations that have been sent to school for the St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper collection. We are very grateful for the positive response that we have had to our request so far and are looking forward to adding to this collection over the few weeks.


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.


Containers for Change

Please consider helping Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School’s P & F by scanning our bar code when utilizing the Containers for Change initiative.


Keyed Up Music


Upcoming Dates


Friday 18th November

  • 9.00 Merit Award Assembly

Monday 21st November

  • Year 3 and 4 Fire Safety Incursion

Wednesday 23rd November

  • Year 4 and 5 Excursion to Art Gallery of WA
  • 7.00pm Annual Community Meeting

Thursday 24th November

  • 2.15 Kindy 2023 Orientation (Parents Only).

Friday 25th November

  • 2.30pm Pre-Kindy Meet and Greet Play Date.

Monday 28th November

  • Kindy-Year 2 Transition

Monday 28th November

  • Kindy-Year 2 Transition

Friday 2nd December

  • 9.00am Year 6 Final Assembly
  • 6.00pm Kindy to Year 6 Concert

Monday 5th December

  • Dodgeball Incursion

Wednesday 7th December

  • Semester Two Reports available to parents.

Thursday 8th November

  • 9.05am Thanksgiving and Graduation Mass
  • 10.00am Graduation Presentations and Morning Tea.

Friday 9th December

  • Final day of Term Four


Family learning activities at the library

My name is Lisa, and I am a local TAFE student completing my Diploma of Library and Information Services.  I am also a casual team member with the City of Kalamunda Library services.

I am reaching out to the primary schools in the City of Kalamunda to invite your school community to participate in a survey regarding Family learning activities at the library.

Recently Kalamunda Library Services have partnered with Communicare to offer a range of free parenting sessions at some of the library branches in the area. Sessions included topics such as “Parenting in a Digital World” and “The 5 Love Languages of Children”.

I would love to hear from families regarding what type of learning-based programs and activities they would like to see at their local library. Participation in this survey is anonymous. No personal identifying information will be recorded.

Have your say by visiting  

Or scan the QR code below


Kind regards

Lisa McManus