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 the Principal  – Term 4, Week 5

From the Principal – Term 4, Week 5

Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School would like to acknowledge the
Traditional Owners of the land,
the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation 
and pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

Here is the land, here is the sky.
Here are my friends and here am I.
We thank the Whadjuk Noongar people
for the land on which we play and learn.
Hands up, hands down
We’re on Noongar ground.



Dear Parents, Friends, Staff, and Students


Lunch on the Lawn

Thank you for joining us for “Lunch on the Lawn.”  It is always an enjoyable event, and we love welcoming so many parents and grandparents to come along and join in the fun of sharing the time together.


Welcome to Freddie the Therapy Dog

It was such an exciting day at school on Wednesday when Ms Grant brought Freddie to school for his first day as a new member of staff.  The children were excited to welcome Freddie as he visited classes.  Freddie was very well-behaved on his first day. Freddie was a little shy, but in usual Matthew Gibney fashion, our children made sure he felt comfortable and welcomed.


Colour Run – P&F Thank you!

A huge thanks to parents, staff, and students for such a successful Colour Run.  Every aspect of the Colour Run worked wonderfully. Thank you to all involved for getting behind the Colour Run as we raise money towards the 2024 Science Lab.

Annual Community Meeting: CSAC and P&F Nominations

Parents and friends are invited to come along to the Annual Community Meeting on Wednesday 22nd November at 7.00 pm in the Library.  Refreshments will be available at 7.00 pm and the meeting will commence at 7.30 pm.  Annual reports from the Catholic Schools Advisory Council Chair and the Parents and Friends Association President will be presented at the meeting.  School fees and levies will be discussed.

There are 2 vacant positions on the Catholic School Advisory Council for 2024.  Forms have been sent home for any parents who would like to nominate for the positions.

All committee positions for the P&F are spilled and nominations received will be voted upon if there are more than the required number of nominations.  Once again, forms for nomination have been sent home.

All nominations for Class Representatives will be received and accepted.  Please consider nominating for 2024.


Term Dates 2024

  • Term One: Wednesday 31 January-Thursday 28 January
  • Term Two: Monday 15 April-Friday 21 June
  • Term Three: Monday 15 July-Friday 20 September
  • Term Four: Tuesday 8 October-Friday 6 December


Pupil Free Dates 2024 (subject to change)

  • Monday 29 January
  • Tuesday 30 January
  • Friday 31 May
  • Tuesday 4 June
  • Monday 12 August
  • Monday 7 October
  • Monday 11 November


Intentions for 2024

We have wait lists for most year levels in 2024.  Please inform the office if, for any reason, you are moving on next year and your children will not be attending Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School. Thank you for your attention to this.


Remembrance Day

Thank you Ms Zurzolo, Ms Watt and the Year 5 class for leading us in such a reverent and prayerful Remembrance Day Service this morning. Prayers and reflections were sincere and appropriate.

On this day of Remembrance, we remember the courageous men and women,
who gave their lives in wartime and as a result of war.
As we remember the lives that have been lost, let us promise each other to work for the freedom of all who are oppressed in the world today.
We ask this prayer in the name of Jesus who taught us how to live.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.



Pre-Kindy and Kindy 2024 Play Dates

Parents of students in Pre-Kindy and Kindy in 2024 should have received an invitation to attend play dates later this term.  Please check the invitations and mark the dates in your diaries.

  • Pre-Kindy Meet and Greet Play Date – Friday 24th November 2.30-3.00 pm.
  • Kindy Parent and Kids Play – Friday 24th November 9.00-10.00 am

We look forward to meeting all our Pre-Kindy and Kindy children and parents for 2024.


Pre-Primary Parents 2024 Introductory Meeting

Parents of Pre-Primary students in 2024 are invited to come along to an introductory information session on Friday 1st December at 2.00 pm.  At least one parent from each family is encouraged to attend.  The information booklets for Pre-Primary 2024 will be distributed at the meeting.  We look forward to seeing you there.


Term 4 Dates

Please take note of the following important Term 4 dates:

  • Wednesday 22nd November – Annual Community Meeting
  • Thursday 30th November – Edu Dance and Nativity Concert
  • Friday 1st December – Year 6 Final Assembly
  • Thursday 7th November – Year 6 Graduation Mass
  • Friday 8th December – student final day of Term 4.


Next Week

Please join us for the P&F Meeting at 7.30 pm in the Library.  This is the final meeting for the year.

The Catholic School Advisory Council Meeting is on Wednesday at 6.00 pm.

We hope you can come along to the Merit Award Assembly on Friday 17 November at 9.00 am.


Warm regards