St. Columba's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 9 | 17 SEPTEMBER 2020

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God,

I thank you for the healing rain that washes the curving hills bright green. I thank you for the beams of sunlight that falls softly on us.

I thank you for butterflies and flowers, birds and fish, stars and trees, all of these beautiful things you created for us. I pray that we all see wonder at these, and that the joy of these follows us through our lives now and forever.

Amen.

Message form the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers


CEWA has asked schools to advise families that there will be no increase in school fees and levies for the 2021 school year.


With the cancellation of our Open Night this term, we are able to share a virtual Art Exhibition in this newsletter and on Facebook. Next week the classes’ virtual tours will be made available.


Many thanks to Mr Chatt for organising the Field Events Day and Athletics Carnival. We had beautiful weather for the Field Events Day and the weather for tomorrow’s Athletics Carnival is looking to be just as good. I know the students are really looking forward to tomorrow and am sure that they will enjoy participating in the many events.


There seems to be a significant increase in numbers who are entering the school by walking down through the Kiss and Drive and entering via the gate near the undercover area. Parents are asked not to enter on foot via the Kiss and Drive and the undercover gate due to the dangers of unrestrained students and moving vehicles. This week I have seen a number of young children walking or running unrestrained near moving vehicles. The gate will be locked as from tomorrow and families will not be able to enter or exit on foot via Kiss and Drive. Your help in this matter will be much appreciated.


God Bless and stay safe.


Allen McMahon

Principal

This year our Art Exhibition is online - take a few minutes to enjoy

St Columba's Art Exhibition 2020

Year 1 Assembly - Jungle Boogie

Year 1 Assembly

Field Events Day

Musician of the week

Scarlet from Year 5W is your Musician of the week.

Scarlet has played the piano for 4 years. She currently learns with Jordan Moore. Her favourite song to play on the piano is “River flows in you” by Yiruma. Scarlet is a middle voice in the Wednesday and Thursday choirs and would play the clarinet if she didn’t play piano.

Crazy Hair and Socks FREE DRESS on last day of Term 3 - Thu 24 Sep

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Save the date for P&F movie afternoon fundraiser

Our movie fundraiser is "Secret Garden" at the Cygnet Theatre on Sunday afternoon, 25 October. Tickets are $12 - bookings will open soon.
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We have had a busy term in enhancing our wellbeing at school. Some of the things we have worked on include

  • Continuing composting and recycling
  • Waste Free Wednesdays
  • No homework week 6- focusing on family time at home
  • Drawing club and reading time in the library at lunch times
  • Welcoming the worms to our school
  • Providing healthier options at our school canteen
  • Curriculum programs- Keeping Safe, Aussie Optimism & 123 Magic and Emotion Coaching


Next term we will be adding additonal activities and processes to focus on our wellbeing at St Columba's, watch this space for information!

Canteen helpers roster

Week Commencing 21st September 2020


Wednesday - Tash Glass

Thursday -

Friday - Pupil Free Day

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Netball - Start Monday, 12th October

Net Set Go at St Columba's - If you are interested in your son or daughter (Ages 5-10) learning how to play netball, St Columba's will be hosting Net Set Go in Term 4 on Monday afternoons 3.10-4.10pm. This will be an 8 week course for $115, run by Netball Australia, for St Columba's students only. Enrolment is through the below link

https://netball.resultsvault.com/common/pages/reg/welcome.aspx?id=90344&type=6&save=0&entityid=72994

and payment is made online.

The parent contact is Christine Khose (Audrey Year2W, Wesley K PPW)

Get Active Sports Program - Term 4

Lessons dates:

Saturday 19th September from 13:00 to 13:45

Saturday 31st October from 13:00 to 13:45

Saturday 21st November from 13:00 to 13:45

Monday 12th December from 13:00 to 13:45

Ages: 5 -18 years

Level: Beginner

Cost: Free

Location: Collier Park Golf Course, Hayman Road, Como

All equipment is supplied

Students can booked through the My Golf website.

https://www.golf.org.au/mygolf/program-search?facilityId=&locationType=CLUB_NAME&clubName=Collier Park Golf Course

Grasshopper Soccer

School Term Dates 2020

Term 3: Tuesday 21 July to Thursday 24 September

Term 4: Monday 12 October to Friday 11 December

Important Dates 2020

Athletics Carnival (PP - Y6) - Friday, 18 September.

Term 3 End - Crazy Hair and Sock FREE DRESS Day - Thursday, 24 September.

Pupil Free Day - Friday, 25 September.

Term 4 Commences - Monday, 12 October.

P & F Meeting - Tuesday, 13th October.

Aboriginal Education Incursion - Wednesday, 14 October.