St. Columba's Primary School
NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 10 | 23 SEPTEMBER 2021
We thank you Lord, for this term.
For the challenges, the successes, and the mistakes from which we have learnt.
Be with us as we spend our time with family and friends.
Give us strength and courage to do what is right; to be witnesses of our faith.
Help us to be a practical Christian these holidays, to appreciate what others do for us, to give time and effort to help others, to be peacemakers in our family.
Keep us safe in our activities; give us good rest and good fun.
Bring us back refreshed and ready for a new term.
We thank you for our classmates, teachers, parents and a community that cares for us.
May we always be conscious of you in our lives.
From the Principal
Dear St Columba’s school community,
We have made it to the last week of Term 3 … who says Term 3 is the quiet term! It was wonderful to see two large school events supported so well by our school community last week.
Firstly, the Open Night and Art Exhibition were a great success and the school looked amazing! Words cannot describe how incredibly proud and thankful I was of our wonderful staff and students as we showcased the school on Thursday night, the standard was magnificent. Each and every classroom was inviting and the atmosphere around the school was that of excitement! Thank you to Mrs Melissa Govorko and Mrs Danielle Barth for setting up and presenting a wonderful Art Exhibition. A big thank you to Brooke, Lara and Tracie from our P&F for organising the food vans for the night.
To back up the Open Night and Art Exhibition with an Athletics Carnival is crazy! However, yet again our dedicated staff, led by Mr Leigh Chatt, did an outstanding job at making this event a success. Well done to all our students for their athletic ability and sportsmanship. Thank you must go to our parent helpers on the day, with special acknowledgement to Mrs Edmondson as she bids farewell to St Columba’s at the end of the year after spending ten years assisting at the various carnivals. Good luck to those students from Year 3 to 6 who will go on to represent St Columba’s at the CAPSS Interschool Carnival in Term 4.
As the term comes to an end, I would like to inform the school community that our brilliant Mrs Jenaway will be retiring at the end of the year and enjoying some quality time with her family. While she will be sadly missed, I personally would like to thank her for everything she has done for St Columba’s over a number of years. As a school community we will farewell Mrs Jenaway at the end of Term 4.
To finish off a fantastic term, I would like to wish everyone a happy and relaxing holiday. For those that may be travelling around our beautiful state, please stay safe. I look forward to seeing everyone return for our final term of 2021.
Merit award winners - Friday, 24 September
Year 1W - Ruby, Beatrix, Wesley K, Alistair
Year 2G - Daniel, Eliora
Year 2W - Eden, Caleb, Thomas
Year 3G - Lennox, Gia, Ari
Year 3W - Isabella, Romain
Year 4G - Ghalib, Jason, Emma B
Year 4W - Duke, Annabelle R, Gabriella
Year 5G - Sebastian
Year 5W - Sophie
Year 6 - Cayden, Grace E
Friday, 24 September - Year 4G Assembly
Friday, 24 September - Students Finish
Monday, 11 October - Pupil Free Day
Tuesday, 12 October - Students commence
Saturday, 16 October - Dad's Campout
Tuesday, 19 October - P&F Meeting
Thursday, 21 October - Year 3 Excursion
Friday, 29 October - Grandparent's Day Assembly and Morning Tea
Sunday, 21 November - Christmas Fair
Free Dress Tomorrow
2021 St Columba's Athletics Carnival
On Friday, 17 September students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 attended the St Columba's Athletic Carnival. The students represented their faction in a various races, games and relays. The students were wonderful at cheering their faction and competitors on. At the end of the carnival it was Casey who proved themselves worthy to win the St Columba's Overall Athletic Carnival Trophy. Year 3 to 6 Students that qualify for the CAPSS Inter School Athletic Carnival, will be notified in the coming days (reserves notified if required). A very special thank you to all our parent helpers and supporters who attended the event.
Performing Arts Festival
Congratulations to all of our students from Year 1 to 6 who represented our school at this Year's Festival. We had so many great experiences and lots of fun and excitement along the way (There was some work too.) All of your hard work has been rewarded, as every class and group entry from St. Columba's received an Award this Year!
I am so proud of you and I am really enjoying reading your Art Responses from your performances. It is great to read that your confidence has grown and overall you had fun.
Thank you to our parent helpers for your assistance with costumes. The students felt and looked great on stage.
The Awards are;
Year 5G Primary Drama
Year 3G Primary Drama
Year 3W Primary Drama
Year 6 Primary Drama
Voluntary Choir Sacred Choral Music
Year 5W Christian Drama
Year 1W Christian Dance
Scarlett H Piano Solo
Year 1G Christian Dance
Year 2G Choral Speech
Year 2W Choral Speech
Year 4 Dance
Chamber Choir Sacred Choral Music
At the end of term, uniform items go missing or are misplaced! Can you please check your children's uniform items and any that do not belong to you please pass onto your child's classroom teacher.
An separate email has been sent today outlining uniform shop opening hours and new price list.
Well another term has flown by. I would like to thank everyone that has helped out with all the events this term eg Retro Bingo, Fathers Day Breakfast, Tommy Sugo, Cards that Count, Tea Towels and I'm sure there's more!
Support has been wonderful with the ordering of "Cards That Count" and "The Tea Towel Fundraiser". Thank You! When I have the total amount raised I will put it in the newsletter next term.
Year 1W will be enjoying their Tommy Sugo Class Party for lunch today. Many thanks for all their orders.
The South Perth Council have kindly donated two bins for us to use as "Cash for Containers", which might make it easier for events especially with the Fair coming up. I'd like to thank Tracie for achieving this.
We have Grandparents Day coming up on Friday, 29th October We look forward to seeing many lovely faces. The Pre Primary classes will be putting on a morning Devonshire Tea for the Grandparents in the undercover area ☕.
I would also like to say how wonderful it's been this year having a great attendance at the P&F Meetings. More minds and ideas 💡 are always good. Everyone is always welcome to attend the meetings, you don't have to be a class rep to attend, it's a great way to hear what's happening and the ideas for helping the children and school community.
Wishing everyone a safe and relaxing holiday ready for our very very busy Term 4. Get those plants potted and clean out those toys and books 📚 ready to bring into school for the Fair.
Dads Camp Out 2021
Thank you for the interest we received in volunteering to support Camp Out 2021 on Saturday 16th October.
Our efforts are progressing to make for a great Camp Out and registrations are now open!
If intending to join us please complete the attached registration form and place it together with payment of $30 in an envelope. This can then be placed into the P&F box in the office.
Registrations will close COB Tuesday, 12th October in order to organise the catering and resources needs for the Camp Out.
Any questions or if willing to volunteer to assist please contact
Mel Naso - 0419924216
Todd Dawson - 0447730656
Neilsen De Souza – 0417914446
Order through the online link or QR Code and the P&F will receive a commission.
Order your meals for the school holidays!
Fundraiser closes Friday, 1 October.
Christmas Fair News
Tuesday marked two months until the big event!! We are finalising all the finer details now and I need your help!!
PLEASE SIGN UP TO BE A PART OF THE CHRISTMAS FAIR DREAM TEAM
I will need lots of helpers on the day to make this a fabulous and a smooth running event. Please see link below to an online sign up for volunteers. I urge you to put your hand up for an hour or two and contribute to this fantastic day. Not all the jobs are glamorous, but I appeal to you all for your help. I promise I will shower you with praise and love!!
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
Please jump onto Facebook and Instagram - follow, like and share!! Help me to spread the word and also keep up to date with all the plans and the fabulous local businesses that are joining us.
Some wonderful businesses have offered their support by sponsoring our Pre Fair Raffle.
Tickets will be on sale the first two weeks of Term 4 (see your class reps)
Tickets $2 or 3 for $5
WHO IS LOOKING FOR A FUN HOLIDAY ACTIVITY?
No.....not the Royal show! How about you spend some time in the garden with the kids and pot up some plants for our fair plant sale. YAY!
I hope you all a wonderful holiday, and I look forward to seeing you all back on grounds for a very eventful Term 4
The year starts from the date of purchase of your Entertainment Book.
Bricks 4 Kidz
South Perth Little Athletics Club
Basketball for Juniors
South Perth Junior Cricket Club
Book before 24th September for 10% off.
Tuesday, 19 October at 7pm
School Advisory Council Meetings
Wednesday, 27 October at 7pm
School Term Dates
Term 3: Tuesday, 20 July to Friday, 24 September
Term 4: Tuesday, 12 October to Friday, 10 December
Pupil Free Days
Term 4: Monday, 11 October