St. Columba's Primary School


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Our Father,

who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.


From the Principal

Dear St Columba’s school community,

I hope everyone had a lovely long weekend and, despite the wet weather on Monday, managed to get out and about and enjoy time with family.

On Tuesday, I watched our Year 5 and 6 students as they participated in the CAPSS Cricket Carnival. It was wonderful to see all the students representing our school with pride and displaying great sportsmanship throughout the day. Congratulations to both our Boys and Girls team on a successful carnival – who knows maybe some future cricket stars in the making! Thank you to Mr Chatt, Miss Purvis and parents who volunteered their time to assist with this event.

I would like to encourage all parents to pay particular attention to Road Safety during school drop off and pick up. It is essential that the safety of our students forms our decision making during this time. Please do not park along Forrest Street as this causes unnecessary congestion for our families and neighbours. A reminder to encourage students to cross the road near the tennis court gate, although, I am pleased to say that students and families are doing this very well.

Lots of things have happened over at Kindergarten this week as the playground project is nearing completion. Students even managed to enjoy some supervised outdoor play in the new space. Our dedicated Early Years staff have also had a big clean out of the Kindergarten shed with a number of items placed in the skip bin or alongside the bin that are free to any families that may want them – please help yourselves. The skip bin will be removed next week.

I would like to wish the P&F all the best for the Disco on Friday afternoon. I am really looking forward to participating in their first event of the school year. A big thank you to our P&F members, Mrs Pink and Mrs Palermo, who have been busy organising this exciting event for our school community.

God Bless

Rebecca Clarke


Merit award winners - Friday, 12 March

Year 1G - Ava K, Ryan

Year 1W - Mila, Alexander

Year 2G - Aubree, Noah

Year 2W - Neve, Noah K

Year 3G - Gordon, Sienna

Year 3W - Isabel, Taylor

Year 4G - Aiden B, Isabelle

Year 4W - Carmen, Alessandro

Year 5G - Jack, Oskar

Year 5W - Ella I, Rafferty

Year 6 - Grace B, Tyla


Year 2 – Olivia, Stella

Year 3 – Talin, Dinuli

Year 4 – Anabella, Allegra

Year 5 – Ahliah, Joshua

Year 6 – Grace, Christian

Important dates over next two weeks

Friday, 5 March - Year 4W Assembly

Friday, 5 March - P&F School Disco

Monday, 8 March - Swimming Trials Aqualife Centre Year 4-6

Friday, 12 March - Year 2W Assembly

Saturday, 13 March - Sacramental Program - Enrolment Mass 6pm Year 3-6

Sunday, 14 March - P&F Welcome Back Picnic

Monday, 15 March - Swimming Carnival Year 4-6

Wednesday, 17 March - St Patrick's Day - Dress up Fundraiser for Bushfires

Friday, 19 March - Feast of St Joseph

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Enrolling for Kindy 2023 - Please tell family and friends

We are now accepting enrolments from the wider community for Kindy 2023 for children born between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019. Please share the message with family and friends.

Siblings of students already enrolled in the school are required to have an Application for Enrolment completed.

Interviews will commence next term.

Please submit applications for enrolment along with copies of the required documents - you can email, post or drop the documentation at the office. The non-refundable application fee of $50 for new families is paid via EFTPOS at the office or over the phone.

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School Fees - Payment Plan due this Friday

School fees have been sent to all families via email. If you have not received your statement please inform the office. All families must complete the Payment Option form and return by 8th March 2021.

If you hold a current Health Care Card, please complete the form below and send by email to and bring your card in for photocopying.

The form and current Health Care Card must be provided to the Office to receive discount

Canteen Helpers Roster

Week commencing - 10 March 2021

Wednesday - Julie Hyde

Thursday -

Friday - Rosanna Molony

If you are on roster and are unable to make your roster day, please endeavour to find a replacement and advise our office immediately via phone or email.

Canteen Menu - Have you seen our new canteen additions?

Cold rice salad (available on the Thursday only special)

Home made pizzas (available on the Thursday only special)

Warm chicken salad wrap (available on the Friday only special)

Seeking Library Helpers

We are seeking Library helpers to assist after school drop-off. Please let the office know if you are able to help.

CAPSS Inter School Cricket Carnival

On 2 March at Murdoch Playing Fields selected students in Year 5 and all Year 6 students attended the CAPSS Inter School Cricket Carnival. The students represented St Columba’s in a separate girls and boys teams over five T20 style games, against five other schools.

  • Boys A division team finished Second place
  • Boys B division team finished Second place
  • Girls A division team finished First place
  • Girls B division team finished Third place
Combined our Boys teams placed Second Overall, and our Girls teams finished First. Our overall effort in the competition was exceptional and many, who have never played cricket competitively, rose to the challenge and improved throughout the day.

A special thank you to our superb parent helpers and supporters who attended the event. We certainly could not have had the competition and high level of success without their involvement. We are proud of our student’s efforts, displaying their cricketing abilities and being excellent representatives of their school.

Well done!

Mr Chatt

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P&F News

Hi Everyone,

The P&F hope the children are excited about the Hawaiian Disco tomorrow night. A big thank you to Francine and Brooke for all their hard work organising this event. Thank you to the Year 5 Parents who have volunteered to help set up and pack up too. Thank you to all the parents who have volunteered to help on the night, we appreciate everyone's assistance.

Food trucks will be available at the disco.

  • Please support our Hot Cross Bun Fundraiser. Ask all your family and friends.


Lara Tulett

P&F Hot Cross Bun Fundraiser

First fundraiser for the year – please support our ongoing efforts to upgrade our playgrounds with major projects underway right around the school!

Deluxe Hot Cross Buns fresh from Lawley's Bakery

$8.50 per 6 pack

3 varieties; traditional, chocolate, fruitless

Try Booking now open for orders, must be in by Friday, 19 March.

Hot Cross buns will be delivered to classrooms on Tuesday March 30th and Wednesday March 31st – just in time for Easter!

Order two packs – one to eat and one to freeze!

Footy Tipping

Can you believe that the 2021 AFL Football season is just 2 weeks away from starting!

That can only mean one thing…. time to register for the Dad’s of St Columba’s (DOSCA) Footy Tipping Competition. Please see Lorraine or Andrea in the office and pay your $20 registration (cash only) to receive the access code to register online and start tipping.

All funds raised contribute to our St Columba’s P&F.

There will be regular prizes throughout the year for highest tipping in a round and closest winning margin in the first game of the round. We look forward to having a bit of fun in 2021 with DOSCA Footy Tipping.


Todd Dawson

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Sr Maree




Sisters of St Joseph Convent Chapel

Chapel doors open @ 6:30pm

Everyone welcome

Bring a friend and a small torch

Any queries: contact Sr Maree 0414 683 926

SPJFC Female Teams Auskick

Scholastic Book Club

Competed orders are due by 10 March.

Cathedral Choir Auditions

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P&F Meetings

Tuesday, 23 March at 7pm

Tuesday, 11 May at 7pm

Tuesday, 15 June at 7pm

Tuesday, 10 August at 7pm

Tuesday, 7 September at 7pm

Tuesday, 26 October at 7pm

School Advisory Meetings

Wednesday, 24 March at 7pm

School Term Dates

Term 1: Monday, 1 February to Thursday, 1 April

Term 2: Tuesday, 20 April to Thursday, 1 July

Term 3: Tuesday, 20 July to Friday, 24 September

Term 4: Tuesday, 12 October to Friday, 10 December

Pupil Free Days

Term 2: Monday, 19 April

Term 3: Tuesday, 8 June, Friday, 2 July, Monday, 19 July

Term 4: Monday, 11 October