St. Columba's Primary School
NEWSLETTER | TERM 2 | WEEK 7 | 11 JUNE 2020
Prayer of St Columba
Be O Lord, a guiding star above me,
a smooth path below me, a kindly shepherd behind me
and a bright flame before me; today, tonight and forever.
Message from the Principal
I hope everyone has settled back to some normality with their lives albeit in a different way
due to the COVID-19 virus. Our students have had a great week.
Thank you to all of the parents and carers for the smooth transition back to normal drop off
and pick up procedures. It has been very interesting to see how independent the majority
of the junior students have become in walking themselves into classrooms and unpacking their own bags. I would like to see this continue and would encourage parents and carers to let their children continue to walk themselves into classrooms and unpack their own bags in the morning.
Playground equipment and water fountains are now able to be used by students.
Just an update on Sacraments. We have been advised by the Archbishops Office that celebration of Sacraments is as :
Celebration of the Sacraments of the Church
- The celebration of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion for school-aged children may recommence. Physical distancing of one (1) person per 2 square metres must be observed inside the church. Available seating must be clearly marked with signage to assist in maintaining a physical distance of 1.5 meters between people of other households.
- Confirmation for school-aged children remains temporarily suspended except for those in danger of death.
- In making preparations for the number of participants for the Sacraments, the spacing requirements noted above must be taken into account. Consideration must also be given to ensuring there are no more than one hundred (100) people per single undivided space, and up to 300 people in total per venue over multiple spaces. (it is the presumption of the Archdiocese that a church building is classified as a single undivided space unless it has floor to ceiling movable walls which completely isolate one space from another space).
In due course Monsignor O’Loughlin will advise as to the Parish decision concerning First Holy Communion and First reconciliation. Celebration of Confirmation will be as advised by the Archbishop.
God Bless and stay safe
Canteen next week - Fri 19th June
On Friday 19th June, the canteen will be having a sausage sizzle day. Hot dogs will be available as per the menu, for $4.50. THIS WILL BE THE ONLY OPTION AVAILABLE FOR LUNCHTIME FOR THIS DAY.
To assist with catering and ordering, parents are requested to place orders by Tuesday 16th June via the online ordering webpage.
Parking - remember to observe street signage
Please remember to adhere to the school parking policy and the street verge signage. Parking is not permitted in ‘no standing or parking ‘zones and cars that do not follow the street and verge signage face a possible fine from the Ranger. Do not to park in the Kiss and Drive zone. Between 3:00pm and 3:05pm only families with students in K-PP should access Kiss and Drive. Your help in this matter will be very much appreciated.
The Holy Trinity
Last Sunday we celebrated ‘Trinity Sunday’. A special celebration in our Church. The key message of the readings last Sunday is God’s Love.
In the Gospel Jesus said, “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to be its judge, but to be its saviour.”
The Holy Trinity is considered a mystery in our Church, because it is a hard concept to understand. How can God be three people, The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit? Just like a 3D object that has height, width and length, God has three dimensions. Another example is water (H2O). Water can be liquid, solid (ice) and steam, three different dimensions, but still H2O.
The purpose of Trinity Sunday though is to focus on the love of God. Love requires someone who loves, one who is loved and the strength of that love. If God is love, then God the Father is the one who loves, God the Son is the one who is loved (like us), and the strength of that love is God the Holy Spirit.
Artist of the week
The Artist of the Week is Oskar from Year 4 for his Plastic Waste Fish Art. Oskar's favourite thing about his piece is the way he drew the rubbish, like the bottle caps. He drew the fish with lead pencil and collaged the background with colourful, patterned paper. At home, Oscar likes to paint 3D objects like boxes.
Cerise and Sarina
Year 6 Art Leaders
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Trinity College Open Day
Trinity College warmly invites you to attend an Open Day for prospective students on Wednesday, 1 July 2020. Families are welcome to attend the 9:15am or 4:15pm session. Each session will include a welcome by the Principal, followed by student led tours of the College, concluding with light refreshments and a chance to chat with some of our teaching staff and admissions team. Bookings can be made at: https://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/enrolments/college-open-day/.
School Term Dates 2020
Term 2: Wednesday 29 April to Friday 3 July
Term 3: Tuesday 21 July to Thursday 24 September
Term 4: Tuesday 13 October to Friday 11 December
Important Dates 2020
Free Dress Day in celebration of St Columba's Feast Day - Fri 12 June