St. Columba's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 1 | WEEK 9 | 1 APRIL 2021

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Loving Father, as we come to the end of another term we turn to you in confidence and place any difficult relationships into the healing hands of Jesus, your Son.

May the holiday be for us a time of rest and recreation to help restore us and re-create us in your image and likeness, as we enjoy more of the love and presence of our families, on whom we ask your blessing.

Amen.

From the Principal

Dear St Columba’s school community,


As members of a Catholic school community, Holy Week is a time to stop and reflect on the real meaning of Easter. I encourage you all, at some point throughout the Easter weekend, to take a moment to pause and think about the significance of Easter and how we can use this in our everyday lives.


Congratulations to all our swimmers who took part in the CAPSS Interschool Swimming Carnival. It was a great display of sportsmanship by all students and they should be proud of their individual and group achievements. Well done to everyone involved in this event.


A big thank you to parents for taking time out of busy schedules to attend the Parent/Teacher interviews this week. The feedback from both staff and parents was very positive. A reminder to all parents that teachers are always available after school or via email to discuss any issues about your child. A gentle reminder to make sure that you consider the time that emails are sent to teachers. Staff will not be replying to emails after 4:30pm. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


Today, the Year 6 class guided the Year 1 to 5 students through the story of Easter with the Passion Play in the Church. Yet again, the reflective nature and respectful attitude that the students displayed was wonderful. This liturgy was a great way to conclude a very busy term.


Lastly, WOW! The Edu-Dance Concert was magnificent. Every week the students have thoroughly enjoyed learning and practising their class dance and today they all shone at the concert! Well done and thank you to the Edu-Dance coordinators, our staff and most importantly the students.


I would like to congratulate our Assistant Principal, Ms Alison Purvis and her fiancé, Edward, on their pending wedding during the school holidays. We wish them all the best for the day and a lifetime of happiness.


To finish off a fantastic term, I would like to wish everyone a happy and holy Easter and a relaxing holiday. For those that may be travelling around our beautiful state, please stay safe. I look forward to seeing everyone return for Term 2.


God Bless


Rebecca Clarke

Principal

Important dates

Friday, 2 April - Good Friday

Sunday, 4 April - Easter Sunday

Monday, 19 April - Pupil Free Day (No school)

Tuesday, 20 April - Students commence

Friday, 23 April - Anzac Day Prayer Service - Year 3 at 9am

Monday, 26 April - Anzac Day Public Holiday

Tuesday, 27 April - Halogen Year 6 Leadership Day Exhibition Centre

Tuesday, 27 April - P&F Meeting at 7pm

Friday, 30 April - Year 1G Assembly

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First Friday: Anzac Day Prayer Service - families welcome

In the first week of Term 2, on Friday 23rd April at 9am, the school will hold an ANZAC Day Prayer Service in the Kalyara Mia. The Year Three children will be selling RSL red poppies before school for a gold coin donation. Families are welcome to attend.

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Performing Arts Festival - Solo and duet entries now due

All solo or duet entries for the Catholic Performing Arts Festival are due by the end of Week 2 Term 2. If your child learns an instrument and would like to enter a solo or duet item please consult firstly with their instrumental tutor. The fee for a solo entry is $18 and a duet entry is $28. It is the responsibility of parents to organise transport to and from their child's solo or duet performance.


All entry fees are to be sent to the office attached with your child's full name, age, and a photocopy of their music. All classes from Years 1 to 6 will enter an item to be performed as a whole class. Entry fees and transport for class and group items are the responsibility of the school.


Thank you for your support,

Louise McDonald - Music Specialist

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Interschool Swimming

On 30 March at Fremantle Leisure Centre the students in Years 4 to 6 attended the CAPSS Inter School Swimming Carnival. The students represented St Columba’s over various swimming strokes, distances, and relays against five other schools.


The students showed great sportsmanship cheering the school and its competitors on. The school swimming squad was awarded FIRST place based on the average points per students and FIRST place based on their raw score. Many of our students put forward a massive effort often finishing strong at the end of their races.


Congratulations to the students below who received individual awards:


  • Scarlett awarded Year 6 Runner up Girl,
  • Chayse awarded Year 5 Champion Boy,
  • Spencer awarded Year 4 Champion Boy
  • Anabella awarded Year 4 Champion Girl.


We are proud of our students’ efforts, displaying their swimming abilities and being excellent representatives of their school.


Kind regards

Leigh Chatt

Easter message from the Archbishop

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Thank you for supporting our Easter raffle!

We are thrilled to have raised $100 for Project Compassion and $400 for school LEAP resources. The winners are:


  1. Larston - Y6
  2. Chloe - Y6
  3. Scarlett C - Y6
  4. Mrs Govorko - Staff
  5. George B - PPW
  6. Michael V - Y3
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Canteen Roster - Week commencing 21 April

Wednesday - Julie Hyde

Thursday - Lexie Soklich

Friday - Laura Law

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

Circle of Security Parenting Workshops - Wed 12 May

Parish News

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Thank you P&F from our teachers

Each year the P&F provides teachers with 'Wish List' money to purchase resources for the classrooms. This term, our staff have purchased an array of items that include:


  • A Boombox with audio splitters that allows up to five children to listen to CD audio books together
  • Sensory table
  • Moon shaped desk for working together
  • Headphone
  • Handy clipboards
  • New release updated versions of our micro:bits

Footy Tipping

Hello Parents and Families,


The Dads of St Columba’s Footy Tipping starts tonight. After pausing the commencement to allow for more registrations we are ready for action with the round starting with Collingwood vs Brisbane Lions.


It is not too late enter, please see Lorraine or Andrea in the office and pay your $20 registration to receive the access code to register online and start tipping.

If you are unable to get to the school to pay to register, please connect with me on dosca.footytipping@gmail.com and we can look at how we can get you paid up and registered.


All funds raised contribute to our St Columba’s P&F.


Here’s to having a bit of fun in 2021 with DOSCA Footy Tipping.

All the best for great tipping and keep safe and well over the Easter Long Weekend and School Holidays


Regards

Todd Dawson

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Bricks 4 Kidz - Term 2

The enrolment page is here: https://www.bricks4kidz.com.au/perth-gosnells/program-events/after-school-programs-lego-bricks/


Best Regards,

Rachel Koo & The BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Team

2021 Leisurelife Junior Sports (Netball, Basketball, Soccer)

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P&F Meetings

Tuesday, 27 April at 7pm

Tuesday, 1 June at 7pm

Tuesday, 3 August at 7pm

Tuesday, 31 August at 7pm

Tuesday, 19 October at 7pm

School Advisory Meetings

School Term Dates

Term 1: Monday, 1 February to Thursday, 1 April

Term 2: Tuesday, 20 April to Thursday, 1 July

Term 3: Tuesday, 20 July to Friday, 24 September

Term 4: Tuesday, 12 October to Friday, 10 December

Pupil Free Days

Term 2: Monday, 19 April

Term 3: Tuesday, 8 June, Friday, 2 July, Monday, 19 July

Term 4: Monday, 11 October