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.

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From Principal  – Term 1, Week 3

From Principal – Term 1, Week 3

Dear Parents, Friends, Staff, and Students


Welcome Night and Disco

I look forward to welcoming families and friends to the annual Welcome Night and Disco tonight in the Undercover Area commencing at 5.30 pm.  The P&F committee have put a lot of effort into ensuring a great night for our community. There will be plenty of treats on sale for the students and younger children.  Please come along and join in with other parents and families.  It promises to be a fun evening.  Parents are reminded to kindly take full responsibility for their own children and make sure they are in sight and safe at all times.

Caritas Fund Raiser

Thank you for supporting the Crazy Socks Day fundraiser for Caritas.  We have raised money for the victims of the Syria and Turkey earthquake.  Your donations will make a difference in the relief efforts for the millions of people who have had their lives affected by the earthquake disaster.

School Photos

Class, individual and whole school photos will take place on Monday 27th March for students from Kindy-Year 6.  The Pre-Kindy photos will take place on Tuesday 28th March.  A letter explaining the school photo ordering system, from Midland Photographs, will be sent home on Monday for all year levels – Tuesday for Pre-Kindy families.  Please note that online ordering will be available from Monday 27th February until Wednesday 12th April.

Family Information Updates Collection Documents

Family information forms were sent home in Week One.  The forms were due back on 10th February; however, we have several forms outstanding.  The information is vital for our annual records and contact information must be kept up to date.   It is essential that the forms are returned to school by Monday 20th February, even if there are no changes. Thank you for your cooperation with this.

P&F Meeting

It was wonderful to see so many parents attending the first P&F Meeting for the year.  Thank you for your attendance and your enthusiasm for the P&F.  We look forward to the Welcome Disco on Friday evening as the first event for the school year.  There are other activities planned during the year and I encourage parents to look out for notices on class Facebook pages and in the newsletter.  A vibrant school is one where our parents and families are involved and active.

Ash Wednesday Mass

Our students will gather for the first whole school Mass for the year on Wednesday 22nd March.  This will be Ash Wednesday, the commencement of the Church Season of Lent. The students will travel to and from St Francis of Assisi Church on the school bus.  Parents and friends are most welcome to attend.   During the Mass, our Year 5 students will be presented with their Mini Vinnie badges.

Pupil Free Day

Don’t forget we have a pupil free day on Friday 24th February.  The staff will be participating in a Mathematics Workshop with Dr Paul Swan.


At our school gathering on Monday morning the Year 6 students reminded us that the 13th of February is the anniversary of the national apology to the Indigenous peoples of Australia.  The apology commemoration coincided with our Making Jesus Real value of “Friendly.”  The student spoke about the importance of saying sorry to our friends. This is what Jesus expects from us in our daily lives.

God of Justice,
We come to seek your guidance, wisdom and compassion
As we pray for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
 who have been wronged in the past,
may our hearts be open to receive your healing grace,
so that we in turn bring healing to each other.
We ask this prayer through Christ, our Lord, 



I look forward to seeing everyone at the Welcome Disco this evening.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Best wishes






School News

Upcoming Dates

Friday 17th February
• 9.00am Merit Award Assembly
• 5.30 P&F Welcome Picnic and Disco

Monday 20th February
• Artist in Residence Project commences – Kindy to Year 6
• Year 6 Red Cross Incursion

Tuesday 21st February
• Project Compassion Launch

Wednesday 22nd February
• 9.30am Ash Wednesday Mass at St Francis of Assisi Church Maida Vale

Friday 24th February
• Pupil Free Day

Friday 3rd March
• 9.00am Merit Award Assembly

Monday 6th March
• Public Holiday

Friday 10th March
• Year 6 Cricket Carnival

Saturday and Sunday 11th and 12th March
• Sacramental Commitment Masses at St Francis of Assisi Church – all students receiving a Sacrament this year in Years 3, 4 and 6 are expected to attend.

Wednesday 15th March
• NAPLAN commences Years 3 and 5 

Thursday 16th March
• Paul Litherland Cyber Safety Workshop 6.30pm.

Friday 17th March
• St Patrick’s Day

Monday 20th March
• Pupil Free Day


Term 1 Planner

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School Photos

The online ordering portal will be available from Monday, 27th February 2023 and will close on Wednesday, 12th April 2023.

Guide to Midland Photographers Online Ordering System


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