St. Columba's Primary School


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Glory be to the Father,

and to the Son,

and to the Holy Spirit:

As it was in the beginning,

is now,

and ever shall be,

world without end.


Message form the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers

We have celebrated Science Week with a raft of interesting and fun class activities and a spectacular science incursion by Supersonic Science.

Our 3D printers have arrived - these are a great addition to our resources and will no doubt be of great interest to the children.

Science is an important component of our school's mission to develop lifelong learners and critical thinkers who ask questions, discern and problem solve.

God Bless and stay safe.

Allen McMahon


Next Assembly - Friday 11 September

Merit award winners will be published closer to the assembly date.

New 3D printers have arrived

Our two 3D printers have arrived! Mr Chatt is printing out two trophies, to show us how it works. This is a great resource for the children.

Artist of the week

The Artist of the Week is Kara from Year 6. Her favourite thing about her Pop Art Self Portrait is the jacket. Kara used an app called Ibis Paint X to draw her artwork. Her favourite colour is black and she likes to sketch at home with pencils.

Cerise and Sarina

Year 6 Art Ministers

P&F supporting teachers' Wish Lists

Each year the P&F provides teachers with funds to purchase resources and equipment for their 'Wish List'. Our teachers are very grateful for this support: Art and Science and Pre-Primay have recently made purchases and express their thanks to the P&F.

Do you have a child due to start Kindy 2022?

Younger siblings are not automatically enrolled for Kindy. If you have a child two years of age and wish for them to attend St Columba's Kindy 2022, please submit an enrolment form as soon as possible - interviews are underway and spaces are filling up quickly.

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Canteen helpers roster

Week Commencing 31 August 2020

Wednesday - Rosie Parker

Thursday - Jamie Horner

Friday - Laura Law

Simple guide to active listening for parents

"Active listening is a way of listening and responding to another person that improves mutual understanding."

1. Concentrate completely on what your child is saying

2. Avoid interrupting

3. Repeat back to your child what they said

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Camp Australia Newsletter

Last week we celebrated science week, by running various activities around science. On Monday it was also Book Week Assembly and it was awesome to see so many children dress up as their favourite characters. Even Kym got involved dressing up as the Pokémon Umbreon... read more in the newsletter.

Student banking

School banking is on Fridays. The rewards for Term 3 are the Tomato Seed Kit and Magic Mist Drink Bottle. You can find us in the library every Friday morning from 8.15 am until 8.50 am.

Play local cricket - South Perth Junior Cricket Club

Now open for registrations for the 2020/21 Cricket Season!

Parish Information - From Monsignor

Happy Fathers’ Day to all school Fathers for 6th September. I feel particularly providential that Fathers Day follows so soon after the 46th Anniversary of my Ordination.

I hope the children all do something special for their fathers.

Please find attached the momento sketch and reflection for my 46th Anniversary.

God bless you all

Monsignor Brian O’Loughlin

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

Science Week - 15-23 August. (Activities - Week 6)

Interschool NSVL Carnival Yr 5-6 - Tuesday, 1 September.

Worms are Coming Incursion - Friday, 4 September.

Year 2 Assembly - Changed to Friday 27 November (Term 4)

Kindy OT Screening - Monday, 7 September.

P & F Meeting - Tuesday, 8 September.

Year 1 Assembly - Friday, 11 September.

Kindy OT Screening - Monday, 14 September.

Jumps Day Yr 3-6. Tuesday, 15 September.

School Open Night/Art Exhibition - (Cancelled).

Athletics Carnival (Yr K-6) - Friday, 18 September.

Term 3 end - Thursday, 24 September.

Pupil Free Day - Friday, 25 September.

Parent Information Evening First Holy Communion - 6.00pm Monday, 19 October.

Reconciliation Parent Information Evening 6pm - Monday, 26 October.

Reconciliation 10-11.30am - Saturday, 14 November.

Eucharist 4W Mrs Buiks' Class at 6.00pm - Saturday, 21 November.

Eucharist 4G Miss Bechelli's Class at 11.30am - Sunday, 29 November.

Year 2 Assembly - Friday, 27 November.