St. Columba's Primary School


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Ever-generous God,

You inspired St Mary MacKillop to live her life faithful to the Gospel of Jesus Christ

and constant in bringing hope and encouragement
to those who were disheartened, lonely, or needy.
With confidence in your generous providence and joining with St Mary MacKillop, we ask that you grant our request….(name your request).
We ask that our faith and hope be fired afresh by the Holy Spirit so that we too,
like Mary MacKillop, may live with courage, trust, and openness.
Ever-generous God, hear our prayer.
We ask this through Jesus Christ.

From the Principal

Dear St Columba’s school community,

This week has been a very busy one for me personally as I attended a number of Leadership Days held by CEWA and Catholic Primary Principals Association. It was a great opportunity to connect with other schools and share the wonderful achievements of St Columba’s. A big thank you to our fabulous staff who stepped in while I was away ensuring everything continued to run smoothly at school.

A big congratulations to Isabella, one of our Year 6 students, who has been selected in the state tennis team to represent Western Australia. This is a fantastic achievement and a testament to all her hard work. Well done, Isabella, and we wish you all the best!

A reminder that our much anticipated ‘Pyjama Day’ will be held next Tuesday, August 3, as part of our fundraiser for LifeLink. Everyone is invited to wear their pyjama’s, ugg boots or slippers on that day, with an aim to raise money for LifeLink. Please make sure your child brings a gold coin donation.

Good luck to our students as we begin the Catholic Performing Arts Festival. The festival will run over the next four weeks. Each class has been allocated a performance including dance, choral speech, drama and singing. Thank you to all our staff for the additional time they have put into these performances and to Mrs Louise McDonald for coordinating this event.

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend!

God Bless

Rebecca Clarke


Merit award winners - Friday, 30 July

Year 1G - Oscar, Eloise

Year 1W - Archer, Vangeli

Year 2G - Sophia, Oscar

Year 2W - Noah V, Amaia, Stella

Year 3G - Lachlan

Year 3W - Emily

Year 4G - Ruby, Mateo

Year 4W - Sophie

Year 5G - Eamon, Alexa

Year 5W - William, Tatiana

Year 6 - Saheli, Ethan

Important dates

Friday, 30 July - Year 5W Assembly

Friday, 30 July & Saturday, 31 July - Robocup - Selected Year 5 & 6

Monday, 2 August - Catholic Performing Arts Begins

Monday, 2 August - Kindy (KG) Parent OT Information Session at 9am

Tuesday, 3 August - Kindy (KW) Parent OT Information Session at 9am

Tuesday, 3 August - Lifelink Project Assembly - Pyjama Day - Gold Coin Donation

Tuesday, 3 August - P&F Meeting at 7pm

Friday, 6 August - AMC (Australian Maths Competition) Registered Students - 9am

Saturday, 7 August - P&F Retro Bingo

Tuesday, 10 August - CAPSS MHL Carnival - Years 5 & 6

Wednesday, 11 August - School Advisory Council Meeting at 7pm

Thursday, 12 August - Solemnity of Blessed Virgin Mary Mass at 9am

Friday, 13 August - Year 3G Assembly

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Term's notice for withdrawals - Pre-Kindy to Year 5

To assist us with planning for next year, please advise the office if your child is not returning to St Columba’s next year (if you haven’t already done so). Families are obliged to provide at least one term’s notice in writing of their intention to remove a child from the school, otherwise a full term’s fees may be charged. For children leaving the school, please indicate which school they will be attending next year.

Catholic Performing Arts

Visit the Catholic Arts Website and book tickets via Trybooking.

Canteen - Week commencing 4 August

Wednesday - seeking helpers

Thursday - seeking helpers

Friday - seeking helpers

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

Family Meals from the Canteen

When ordering "Family Meals" through Quickcliq, please place your order one week in advance!

Library Roster - Week commencing 2 August

Monday - Lara Tulett

Wednesday - Nicole Baroni

Scholastic Book Club

Online orders are due by 4 August 2021.

"Oops, we printed the wrong year on our Issue 5 Book Club. Rest assured the catalogue is filled with the latest Book Club hot titles from 2021".

Canteen Term 3 Menu

Mary MacKillop Centre Advertisement

Dear Parents and Grandparents,

I am inviting anyone who may have “a little time" to donate their services in assisting at the Mary MacKillop Centre. For those who are not aware we are over the road from the school (The beautiful Heritage Building built in 1908). The sisters of St Joseph took over the School in 1914. Since then we have served at the School for over 70 years and still have strong links with the school and are very proud of the teachers, students and parents.

There are various tasks that need some attention at the Centre and we would really appreciate your help. I can promise that you will never be bored while helping out at the MMC. The Centre is a place of Peace, Calm and uplifting Spirit.

May God be with you and all of your families.

Pick up the mobile and ring

Sr Maree 0414683926


Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart Website

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P & F News

Welcome back!

This term will go very fast with all the school activities happening.

The Retro Bingo is just around the corner on Saturday, 7th August. Don't forget to buy your tickets at Trybooking - $25 per ticket. There will be a DJ to get your groove happening, so have those babysitters ready as it's a great night for everybody.

Grazing boxes are available to order from tomorrow. Your Class Representatives will be sending out information.

If anyone has old CD's or anything Retro and would like donate for decorations please contact me at or leave at the office.

The Fair is coming along. We will need many hands on volunteers, so don't be afraid to put your hand up when the time comes.

The Tommy Sugo link is still open and we still get a donation from every order.

Enjoy our children being back at school and making lunches again!


Lara Tulett

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Footy Tipping

Hello Parents and Families,

The DOSCA Tipping competition enters the final 4 rounds and 6 tips separates the top 8 tipsters, the title of 2021 tipping champion is up for grabs!

Round 19 Winner

Matt Smith (Matthew S) scoring 8 and a 40 point margin

Current Leader Board

97 points - David B (Binns Clan)

96 points - Todd D (Goal Sneak)

96 points - Ben B (BenBristow18)

92 points - Paul I (Iuliano Family)

91 points - Scarlett H (The Hill Family)

91 points - Brendon O (Oggace)

91 points - Roger L (Aflawton)

91 points - Mark S (Scarymans)

Round 20 starts Friday night with Essendon playing and Sydney.

Keep safe and well and happy tipping.

Todd Dawson

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Christmas Fair News

Fair News

We’ve had an overwhelming response to our call for Market stall retailers. We have over 40 market and food vendors coming so the market space is going to be amazing with so many fabulous small businesses and local creatives coming to join us. The fair is going to be your one stop shop for Christmas shopping, so make sure all your friends and family have it marked off in their calendars.

Big Thank you to Tori Filby for putting together a fabulous online application form for all stall holders to apply. I appreciate your help!


Same as last week... so couldn't be easier!

Books and Toys

Who doesn’t love a good clear out?

We are looking for good condition second hand books, toys and games. The P&F plastic tubs will be placed in each classroom so please have a look around your home and donate what you can. We will be collecting them all this term.

Calling all green thumbs!
We will be having a plant sale at the fair. Get the kids out in the garden and pot up some plants now so they are rooted and ready to sell by November. I ask for every family in the school to donate at least one plant.

Have a lovely weekend all

Brooke Pink

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P&F Meetings

Tuesday, 3 August at 7pm

Tuesday, 31 August at 7pm

Tuesday, 19 October at 7pm

School Advisory Council Meetings

Wednesday, 11 August at 7pm

Wednesday, 8 September at 7pm

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 3: Friday, 20 August

Term 4: Monday, 11 October