St. Columba's Primary School
NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 2 | 29 JULY 2021
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!
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
Term's notice for withdrawals - Pre-Kindy to Year 5
Catholic Performing Arts
Family Meals from the Canteen
When ordering "Family Meals" through Quickcliq, please place your order one week in advance!
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 www.sosj.org.au
P & F News
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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.
Christmas 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!
THIS WEEKS CALL OUT
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
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