St. Columba's Primary School
NEWSLETTER | TERM 1 | WEEK 10 | 3 APRIL 2023
Dear Parents and Carers,
One of the things I love about my job is the building of relationships. While I’m busy moving about the school each morning I try as much as possible to engage with as many staff, parents, and students. These small interactions and connections over time build a positive school culture and promote our school as a Christ-centred and child-focused community.
As we look back on the wonderful work that has taken place this term, I am grateful for the committed staff, curious students and supportive parents that make St Columba’s the amazing place we get to experience each day. With two days left this term we are certainly not slowing down yet.
Thank you to the P & F Team, especially President Hayley Mitchell, who organised the Easter chocolate drive for St Vincent de Paul this term. It was great to see so many students in their Easter hats this morning at the parade. We trust all the students had a good time!
Our Edu-dance Concert takes place tomorrow, Tuesday 4 April, at 2pm on the top oval. Students have been busy preparing for this concert all term and we look forward to the final performances. I’ve seen the rehearsals and I think they’ve taken the intensity up a notch this year!
Project Compassion boxes are due back to the office by Wednesday, 5 April (last day of Term 1). Thank you for your support of this fundraising initiative.
As part of our Holy Week celebrations the Year 6 classes will present the Passion Play to students in Years 1-5 on Wednesday, 5 April at 9am in the Church. All parents are welcome.
Please note that Week 10 is a short week and students finish this term on Wednesday, 5 April. Term 2 commences on Wednesday, 26 April. There will be an ANZAC Day Assembly at 9am on Friday, 28 April which parents are welcome to attend.
I wish each family a happy and holy Easter and look forward to seeing all students back rested and well next term.
AICODE - DJI Drone Inter School competition
All Year 6 students participated in the AICODE - DJI Drone Inter School competition on Friday, 31 March. The students competed in an obstacle competition involving a manual flight challenge and a coded flight challenge that included addtional lighting challenges. Our overall effort in the competition was exceptional and students worked well under pressure to quickly code the flight path, revise and then try their code with only 2 attempts allowed.
Our students achieved some fantastic results which are below:
- Best pilot - Nate B - Fastest manual flight time
- 3rd Place Obstacle challenge - Milani & Charlotte - Third fastest manual and coded flight time + points for achieving additional challenges
- 1st Place obstacle challenge - Emma & Isabelle - Fastest manual and coded flight time + points for achieving additional challenges
We are proud of our Student’s efforts, displaying exceptional coding, problem solving, logic and mathematical abilities and being excellent representatives of their school.
We would also like to thank AICODE and their team for facilitating this event and wonderful opportunity at our school. More information about AICODE can be found in the link below.
Kindy 2025 - Offers for siblings of existing families
The offers of enrolment for siblings of existing families for Kindy 2025 have emailed to families who have submitted all required documentation. Please ensure you accept by the deadline and call the office to pay the enrolment deposit.
If you still have outstanding documentation to submit: Please do so as soon as possible. We will email an offer once this is finalised.
If you have not yet applied for Kindy 2025: Apply online via the enrolment page on the website and ensure all required documentation is included.
WOW! What an incredible morning at the St Vinnies Easter Hat Parade.
Thank you SO much for all your generosity and hard work into making this event a huge success. The children were so excited and the hats were amazing.
Next term we are excited to be offering after school basketball again for Years 1-6. More information on this including registrations will come out soon. Basketball will be on Monday and Tuesday straight after school, commencing Week 2. So please have your day preference ready for registration. Limited spots available.
On behalf of the P&F, I would like to wish everyone a safe and wonderful Easter and holiday period.
2023 Dad's of St. Columba's Footy Tipping Competition
Hello St. Columba’s Families,
Good tipping was evident in our first week. Making a good start to the comp and taking the honours as the top tipster for the round, is Brendon O, the next place is shared by five families separated by score margins.
We have 17 strong participants this year and it isn’t too late to join. Entry is free and to enter go to https://tipping.afl.com.au/ , Comp code: UFCLX6MK. Complete your registration and you are set.
Round 3 Results
1. Oggace– Brendon O with 6 correct tips and a 9-point margin
2. Mat Smith– Mathew S with 5 correct tips and a 3-point margin
3. Eddies Mate– Dan M also with 5 correct tips and a 9-point margin
4. Scarymans– Mark S with 5 correct tips and a 25-point margin
5. Freo'donovan – Pat D with 5 correct tips and a 38-point margin
6. Kinnanedockers – Noah K with 5 correct tips and a 51-point margin
This week sees Brisbane Lions take on Collingwood with the game starting at 5:35 pm WA time – don’t forget to get your tips in.
If you have any questions please drop an email at email@example.com or call Santhosh on 0411253951. All the best with your tipping.
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School Term Dates for 2023
Term 1: Wednesday, 1 February to Wednesday, 5 April 2023
Term 2: Wednesday, 26 April to Friday, 30 June 2023
Term 3: Monday, 17 July to Friday, 21 September 2023
Term 4: Monday, 9 October to Friday, 8 December 2023
Pupil Free Days for 2023
Term 1: Thursday 6 April
Term 2: Monday 24 April, Monday 15 May and Friday 2 June
Term 3: Friday 22 September
Term 4: None
Sacrament Dates for 2023
Confirmation: Saturday, 27 May at 6pm
Eucharist: Sunday, 7 May at 9:30am
Reconciliation: Saturday, 11 November at 10am