St. Columba's Primary School


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A Prayer For Charity God of mercy and compassion,

We praise you for your goodness. May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Fill us with the spirit of loving service as we recognise in those we meet the face of Jesus your Son.

Through the generous work of our LifeLink welfare agencies, may burdens be lifted from the shoulders of your people, and may they feel the warmth of your kindness and love.

We ask this through Christ our Lord


From the Principal

Dear St Columba’s school community

Last week concluded with the much-anticipated Staff versus Year 6 students netball game at lunchtime. Thankfully, the staff redeemed themselves after the cricket game and claimed victory.

This week has been another busy week as teachers start to finalise learning programs ready for the Semester One Reports. I have also had the wonderful opportunity of meeting the next generation of St Columba’s students as I conduct Kindergarten interviews for 2023.

A big congratulations to our Year 4G class on making their First Holy Communion held on Trinity Sunday. The Mass on Sunday was lovely and a wonderful reflection on the commitment of our faith. Thank you to Miss Bechelli for working so beautifully with our students and to all the staff that contributed to this occasion.

Our Year 3 to 6 students participated in the wonderfully organised Cross Country on Tuesday. The students were cheered on by our Pre-Primary to Year 2 students as they ran the course around the school grounds. I was so impressed by the sportsmanship that was shown amongst the students, which complemented the competitive streak of some students. A big thank you to Mr Chatt for organising and facilitating this event for our students and to the parents who helped along the course. Good luck to those students that have been selected to represent our school at the CAPSS Cross Country Carnival in Week 10.

On Wednesday, Mrs Brine and myself had the privilege of accompanying some of our Student Leaders to the official launch of LifeLink Day 2021 held at Newman College, Churchlands. Through LifeLink, our students are encouraged to learn more about the real ‘need’ which exists in the community, and how our Church agencies, through LifeLink, respond to this need. Archbishop Timothy Costello spoke to the students about how God is calling us to be a Christ-centred Church in Australia that is joyful, hope-filled and shows servant leadership. To promote LifeLink and the wonderful work the various agencies do, classes will be researching how the agencies answer God’s call and then create digital presentations for our school community to watch. I am looking forward to seeing how creative our students are and what they find out about the various LifeLink agencies.

Another reminder to all about the school uniform. Please make sure that, as parents, you are aware of the expectations that the school has when it comes to uniforms, in particular nail polish and jewellery. Thank you for your support.

Next Tuesday, June 8 is our Catholic Day. This day is given to all staff members who work in a Catholic School, as a recognition of all the extra-curricular activities they do throughout the year for our students. The school will be closed on this day as staff enjoy a well-deserved break.

Wishing everyone a wonderful long weekend! Happy WA Day to you all!

God Bless

Rebecca Clarke


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Merit award winners - Friday, 4 June

Year 1G - Oliver, Max

Year 1W - Annabelle, Lucas P, Alexandria

Year 2G - Tate, Ivy

Year 2W - Kye, Charlotte

Year 3G - Audrey, Johanes

Year 3W - Leighton, Arabelle, Angus

Year 4G - Gabriel, Rei

Year 4W - Annabelle F, Xavier M

Year 5G - Lucas, Ashlee

Year 5W - Eva, Ella F

Year 6 - Alissa, Max

Important dates

Friday, 4 June - Year 3W Assembly

Monday, 7 June - Public Holiday

Tuesday, 8 June - Catholic Day - School closed

Wednesday, 9 June - St Columba's Feast Day

Thursday, 10 June - St Columba's Feast Day Mass

Wednesday, 16 June - School Advisory Council Meeting at 7pm

Friday, 18 June - Year 5G Assembly

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Canteen Roster - Week commencing 9 June

Wednesday - Julie Hyde

Thursday - Alayna Flemming

Friday -

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.

Library Roster - Week commencing 7 June

Monday -

Wednesday - Mary Donovan

Scholastic Book Club

Thank you to everyone who ordered books from Book Club. We earned $209.67 to buy books for the library.

Vinnies Sleepout

On 17 June 2021 St Columba's parent Catherine Stokes will join the Vinnies Sleepout to support the many Australians who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. This year, following the impact of COVID some people will experience homelessness for the first time. Your donation can make a huge difference. To make a donation visit here CEO SLEEPOUT - Catherine Stokes
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Christmas Fair - Save the Date!

We're having a Christmas Fair!

Planning is well underway for this year’s big fundraising event, "The Christmas Fair". There will be so much on offer, including market stalls, amusement rides, games, carnival food and a pop-up bar. Each class will be responsible for managing a stall, so please consider putting your hand up to help your year representatives who will be calling out for help both in the lead up and on the day.

Date: Sunday, 21 November 2021

Time: 11am - 4pm

Sponsorship Packages for the Fair

We currently seeking businesses who would be interested in receiving our fair sponsorship packages, for consideration. Businesses within the school will be offered the first chance to get on board and be a part of this fabulous event. Support our school and receive an excellent opportunity to promote your business to the school and broader City of South Perth Community. Please contact Brooke Pink at

It is going to be a fantastic day and we are super excited!

Brooke Pink

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Tommy Sugo fundraiser - orders until 18 June

Place an order for the long weekend and take a break from cooking! Convenient home delivery is available. Arancini are highly recommended. Scan the QR code to place your order.

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The Dads of St Columbas - Footy and Camp Out planning night

When: Friday, 11th of June

Where: Como Bowls Club, 99 Hensman Street, South Perth

Time: 5.00pm til late (happy hour 5-6pm)

A food truck will be available to purchase burgers and snacks.

Come down from 5pm to meet some Dads across all year groups. The footy (Swan vs Hawks) will be on and we will begin to plan the DOSCA school camp out. This will be held from 16th-17th October on the school oval. It’s a long running event that requires helpers and volunteers, especially from dads in the early years.

For more information, contact Todd Dawson - Year 5 (0447 730 656) , Mel Naso - Year 5 and 3 (0419 924 216) or Neilsen De Souza - Pre-Primary (0417914446)

We hope to see you there!

Footy Tipping

Hello Parents and Families,

A solid round for majority of tipsters with 7 being to most common score this round. The round winner was decided by the winning margin so goes to show how important this is each week!

Current Leader Board

60 Points - Todd D (Goal Sneak)

58 points - Ben B (BenBristow18)

58 points - David B (Binns Clan)

56 points - Clint P (WolfPack1)

And a chasing pack of 4 tipsters on 48 points

Round 11 Winner

Freo’Donovan (Pat D) with a 7 and 21 point margin.

Round 12 starts Friday night with another top of the table clash between the Melbourne Demons and Brisbane Lions.

For those lucky enough to get to get tickets to the Dream Time at Optus on Saturday night enjoy what I am sure will be a very special experience.

Happy Tipping

Todd Dawson

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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, 16 June at 7pm

Wednesday, 11 August at 7pm

Wednesday, 8 September at 7pm

Wednesday, 27 October at 7pm

School Term Dates

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: Tuesday, 8 June. Friday, 2 July

Term 3: Monday, 19 July

Term 4: Monday, 11 October