The name “Gibbs” has a long association with the Cannington area and is linked to much of the early development and history of the area.
The area on which our School now stands was previously used for dairying and pig farming. The Western family owned the dairy and resided in the premises, still on the School grounds, known as “Western House”. In 2006 the building was renovated to become the School’s Art Centre.
The School was opened in 1971 and in 1979 the Pre-Primary Centre was opened. In 1996 the school celebrated its 25th Anniversary. In 1997 the administration block was extended and the old building was modified and refurbished. The school facilities include, in addition to two pre-primary classes, twelve classes surrounded by generous playground areas shaded by trees, large patios and verandah areas for all children. The students enjoy themselves by playing on the extensive playground equipment, in a large undercover assembly area, two basketball courts, cricket nets, a tennis court, a football oval and soccer field. The school is air-conditioned throughout, boasts a sizeable library and all children having I.T. access through a computer network.
2010 saw the school being refurbished again with new Pre Primary and Kindergarten buildings. Lastly the school enjoys a positive and progressive outlook towards education by virtue of its hardworking staff, its generous and supportive parent body and its great students.