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 2, Week 3

From Principal – Term 2, Week 3

Dear Parents, Friends, Staff, and Students


Happy Mother’s Day

As Mother’s Day approaches, I take the opportunity to thank all the Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts and special friends of the children of Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School.  Thank you for all that you do to care for, nurture and love your children.  Our students are confident, happy, and positive little people.  You have brought them up to be the fine young people they are, and for that, we say ‘thank you!’ I hope all our Mothers can enjoy love and blessings from their families on Mother’s Day and be spoilt with affection (and hopefully a little sleep-in).

A Mother’s Love

There are times when only a mother’s love
Can understand our tears,
Can soothe our disappointments
And calm all of our fears.
There are times when only a mother’s love
Can share the joy we feel
When something we’ve dreamed about
Quite suddenly is real.
There are times when only a mother’s faith
Can help us on life’s way
And inspire in us the confidence
We need from day to day.
For a mother’s heart and a mother’s faith
And a mother’s steadfast love
Were fashioned by the angels
And sent from God above.

It was a pleasure to welcome parents, grandparents and visitors to the Mother’s Day Liturgy and morning tea on Thursday.  Thank you to Deacon Trevor for coming along to lead us in the Liturgy, in Fr Joseph’s absence.  Thank you to the wonderful P&F for organising such a delicious morning tea.

MBA After School Sport Offered for Pre-Primary Students

MBA has decided to offer Monday after-school sports to Pre-Primary students.  MBA will be adding an additional coach to work with the Pre-Primary students.  Students attending will be collected from the Pre-Primary classroom at 3.05 pm.  Parents wishing to register can do so on the following link.
A flyer with further details is included in this newsletter.

Behaviour Management Plan

Staff have developed a revised Behaviour Management Plan to reflect our Student Code of Conduct, the Making Jesus Real Values Program, the Keeping Safe Child Protection Curriculum and the UR Strong Friendship Program.  Parents are encouraged to read through the plan and refer to it if there are any concerns about behaviours at school.  Please feel free to discuss any aspects of the plan with classroom teachers.  The plan can be accessed via the link:

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UR Strong

It has been my pleasure this week to join classes that have begun the UR Strong Friendship journey and to observe the enthusiasm the students are showing about the program.   The students I visited could confidently talk about the 4 Friendship Facts and how these facts help with friendship situations.

There will be a workshop offered later in the term to provide parents with further information about the UR Strong Friendship Program.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

The Premier’s Reading Challenge has started!!

What is this? This challenge is for students to read 12 books or more during the challenge.

Who can take part? Students from Kindy to Year 6

When does it start? It’s started! It runs from  8 May to 8 September 2023.

How do I enter? Parents can register their child/children online.

There is something for every student. From historical novels to graphic novels, comics, newspapers, song lyrics to poems, all of these count towards their Reading Challenge totals.

Students can win fantastic prizes so register today!

Mrs Hawley

Welcome Daniel – Guitar Tutor

This term we welcome Daniel from Keyed Up Music as a guitar tutor.  Daniel will be offering guitar tuition to interested students from Years 2-6 on Tuesday mornings.  Parents wishing to register may do so using the following link:


Week Three Gallery

Cross Country Inter School Carnival  – Change of Date

The date for the interschool cross-country carnival has changed since the Term Two Planner was published.  The carnival will now take place on Friday 19th May. Please note that the cross-country inter-school carnival is for students from Years 3-6.

Walk Safe to School Day

Walk Safe to School Day is next Friday 19th May. We have a number of students who walk, ride or scooter to school.  We will take part in the event this year and encourage as many students as possible to join in.  Parents may consider parking a short distance from school and walking in together to join in the fun of the morning.  Further information will be available through the Seesaw app and on flyers later on in the Newsletter.

I look forward to welcoming parents to the Merit Award Assembly on Friday 19th May at 9.00 am, prior to the students leaving for the Cross Country Carnival.

I wish all our Mums and Grandmothers a very special Mother’s Day on Sunday, full of love and joy.


Warm regards




School News

Good News

Year Two sharing what they love about their mum.



P&F News

P&F Awards

The Catholic School Parents WA Awards (CSPWA) are now open for nominations.  Our P&F does a wonderful job of supporting the school with friend-raising and fundraising initiatives.  The P&F meetings are well attended, and the parents work together collaboratively in support of our school.  The P&F are integral to the positive school climate we enjoy.  Parents are welcome to nominate for any of the categories.  Nominations can be made through the website:


Walk Safe to School Day

After School Club 2023


Counsellor’s Corner


Music at Matthew Gibney


Term 2 Planner

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