St. Columba's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 10 | 24 SEPTEMBER 2020

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We thank you Lord, for this term.

For our challenges, our successes, and the mistakes from which we have learnt. Be with us as we spend our time with family and friends. ... Help us to appreciate what others do for us and afford us time to help those in need.

Keep us safe over the holidays as we rest and prepare us for a busy term ahead.

Amen

Message form the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers


The holidays are finally here after what has been a very different Term 3 to a ‘normal’

Term 3. Thank you to our families for observing the COVID-19 school protocols during

the term. I will advise families next term about the new school COVID-19 protocols after

the Premier announces the new rules on 24 October. These protocols will be emailed out to

families and placed on Facebook on Monday 26 October.


Many thanks to Mr Chatt and Mrs Wilkes for organising and running the Athletics Carnival

last Friday. It was an outstanding success and parents commented on how well organised

it was. It was also great to have all of the classes participating on the bottom oval.

This made it much easier for families to watch all of their children's events from the limestone walls. The students were extremely well behaved and were very encouraging to their fellow competitors. Great sportsmanship was shown. We were also very lucky to have such good weather on the day. A great day was had by all.


In Term 4 the school will be involved in a Cyclical Review which all Catholic Schools participate in every five years. An outside panel comes into the school and meets with the Principal, Staff,

Students, School Board and a small group of parents/carers. Their brief is to look at what the

school does for continual self-improvement. It is a two day process and will happen on

November 2 and 3.


A reminder to families that there are still a significant number of school fees outstanding.

Please finalise prior to the end of the holidays or advise the office of your payment plan

for the remainder of the year.


I wish everyone a very happy and safe holiday and look forward to seeing everyone back

on Monday October 12, as there is no pupil free day at the start of Term 4.


God Bless and keep safe.


Allen McMahon

Principal

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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 at 1 pm. Tickets are $12 - bookings are open on the link below.
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Compost bin donation

We are very grateful to Mr Jith for the very generous donations of a compost bin. Our school is making great progress in reducing waste - we will share the results of our Waste Audit next term.

Year 5 Assembly

Year 5 Assembly Part 1
Year 5 Assembly Part 2
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Join us for Get Fit Fridays next term!

Fridays before school duringTerm 4 - 8 am to 8.25 am

Running and walking - bottom oval

Dancing Club - Kalyara Mia

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Canteen helpers roster

Week Commencing 12th October 2020

Wednesday - Adeline Tjahjo

Thursday - Jamie Horner

Friday - Nicole Baroni

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Camp Australia Newsletter

Tennis - Years 3 to 6

For enrolments and payments in Term 4, 2020 we will be using an online enrolment system that aims to make enrolment and payment a seamless process.

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)

Curtin University Hockey Club

Registrations are now open for our Term 4 Hockey Program at St Columba's!


Program runs on Tuesday mornings from 7.30-8.30am for 8 weeks of the term, beginning on Tuesday 20th of October.


Meg Read, a CUHC Premier 1’s player will be returning as your coach for this term 😊

To register, please reply to this email with the following:

  • Student Name
  • Student DOB
  • Contact Phone
  • Contact Email

We hope to see you all next month!

Grasshopper Soccer

School Term Dates 2020

Term 4: Monday 12 October to Friday 11 December

Important Dates 2020

Tomorrow - Friday, 25 September - No school.

Term 4 Commences - Monday, 12 October (No homework)

P & F Meeting - Tuesday, 13 October.

Aboriginal Education Incursion - Wednesday, 14 October.

Eucharist Parent Information Evening 6pm - Monday, 19 October.

Aboriginal Education Incursion - Monday, 19 October.