St. Columba's Primary School


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Gracious God, here at this table we have been, in the company of Jesus Christ, our savior and redeemer.

You have revealed your loving ways to us in broken bread

and poured cup.

Now, as your light has illuminated

our lives. Help us be a light for others.


Message form the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers

Our Year 4 and 6 students are in the final stages leading up to the celebration of their First

Eucharist and Confirmation over the next two weekends. I wish them all the best and know

that the students will have a wonderful experience in celebrating their respective Sacraments.

Many thanks to Miss Bechelli, Mrs Buiks, Mr Popadynec and Miss Purvis for preparing the


I wish our interschool athletics team all the best at the Interschool Carnival next Tuesday.

I know they will be great ambassadors for our school. Many thanks to Mr Chatt for organising

and training the students in preparation for the day.

A reminder, students will finish this term on Friday December 11. Students will start school in

2021 on Monday February 1.

Reports will once again be available online from Wednesday December 2.

God Bless and keep safe.

Allen McMahon


Merit award winners - Friday 27 November

Year 1G - Neve, Giverny, Ivy, Aubree, Angus, Noah V

Year 1W - Sophia P, Peyton, Eliora, Miles, Xavier, Kapil, Lucas

Year 2G - Martin, Fionn, Brooke, Harry, Leighton, Francesca, Valentine

Year 2W - Alexander, Angus, Harry, Lachlan

Year 3G - Mateo, Annabelle F, Anabella, Ethan, Rei, Ashton

Year 3W - Emma B, Gabriel, Sebastien, Carmen, Patrick

Year 4G - Ella, Oliver, Jack, Charlotte, Isobel, Rafferty

Year 4W - Ella, William, Eamon, Matthew, Misheel, Eva

Year 5 - Amelia, Cayden, Finley, Isabella, Max, Sohfia

Year 6 - Hunter, Anne, Lachlan, Connor

Artist of the week

The Artist of the Week is Cerise with her amazing succulent art. Her favourite thing about her artwork is how she used lots of analogous colours and the blending of the oil pastels. Cerise loves drawing with paint and textas and her favourite colour is blue.

By Edith and Kara

The Music Ministers 2020

Cross walk

Any student that needs to cross Angelo St, South Perth on a Wednesday, please note there is not a Cross Walk Attendant available.

Library update

Children will not be able to borrow library books for the reminder of the year due to a new classroom being built in the back of the Library.

KK to Year 2 will still be having Library lessons in their classrooms.

Please return all outstanding books by next week

Thank you for your understanding

Mrs. Malarkey

Keep reading!

Fence climbing

Recently there has been an increase of students climbing the tennis court fences after school. We are concerned it's only a matter of time before someone falls and hurts themselves. Can we please ask parents to speak to their children picked up in this area about this issue.

Order uniform in Term 4

Our uniform supplier, Nell Grey, is encouraging families to place uniform orders during Term 4 to avoid delays and long queues in January.
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P&F Containers for Change initiative

You may have noticed a new big blue bin has arrived at St Columba's this week. With help from Scouts WA, the P&F are participating in the Containers for Change recycling scheme to fund-raise for our school. Each eligible container is diverted from landfill and can be cashed in for 10 cents each.

Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard beverage containers between 150ml and 3L are eligible for a refund. The scheme targets beverage containers most commonly seen as litter.

At school, containers can be placed into the big blue bin outside the pedestrian gate between Kalyara Mia and the library. Lids should be removed before placing containers in the bin and can be recycled by placing them in the drawers inside the doors of Kalbarri Mia.

You an also drop off your containers at one of the refund points throughout WA and provide our scheme number ID C10291391 with the donation going directly to the P&F.

For further information on the scheme visit:

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Save the date - P&F back to school picnic 2021

Welcome back to School 2021 Picnic on Sunday, 7th February 2-5.30pm.
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God Gave Elizabeth Grace the Right to Feel Safe

This is a new CEWA Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum Book. It is written by Andrea Musulin and Justine O'Malley, endorsed by the Catholic Archbishop of Perth and jointly developed by the Child Safe Team and the Safeguarding Office. It is written with the aim to support respectful conversations about safety.

Get Fit Fridays

Get Fit Fridays finish in Week 7, with the last session on Friday, 27th November.

Sustainability - selling our Worm Wee Fertiliser (Thursdays at Year 2)

Thanks to families who have purchased our worm wee fertiliser! ON sale on Thursday mornings outside the Year 2 classrooms. This worm wee is concentrated and will need to be diluted before you use it on your garden.

Please bring:

1. Your own container

2. A gold coin donation

St Vinnies Christmas Appeal

Donations to this appeal close next Tuesday. Thank you for your support and giving so generously to this appeal.

Canteen helpers roster

Week Commencing 23rd November 2020

Wednesday - Robyn O'Byrne

Thursday - Ashleigh Goodchild

Friday - Jay Wood

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.

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On Friday 13th November, nine students from Year 5 and 6 competed in the 2020 Robocup competition. The school entered two teams named "The Circus Girls" and "The Retro Gods". Both teams competed in an onstage performance in the novice division and gave an outstanding performance. They showcased how well they had refined their dance moves, robot design and its choreography. Both teams were then invited to Saturdays final competition and put on a very high level of performance again. Many comments came through praising the students' work.

We have many people to thank including various teachers who helped along the way and the supportive parents that came to watch.

Well Done team! Your hard work and determination to perform well was shown on the day.

Mr Chatt

Free Author Talk Evening for kids and young adults

Chorister for a day event coming up at Cathedral - 22 November

School Term Dates 2020

Term 4: Monday 12 October to Friday 11 December

Important Dates 2020

Eucharist 4W - Saturday, 21 November @ 6pm.

Confirmation Retreat Incursion - Monday, 23 November.

Interschool Carnival - Tuesday, 24 November.

Year 6 Assembly - Friday, 27 November.

Confirmation Mass - Friday, 27 November @6pm.

Eucharist 4G - Sunday, 29 November @ 11.30am.

Year 6 Graduation - Tuesday, 1 December.

Hockey Clinic Incursion - Wednesday, 2 December.

Kindy G Nativity Play - Thursday, 3 December.

Kindy W Nativity Play - Friday, 4 December.

Carols Evening Final Assembly, Friday, 4 December.