St. Columba's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 1 | WEEK 7 | 17 MARCH 2022

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Creator God, be near to me.

When I’m uncertain, offer me comfort.

When I’m afraid, give me courage.

I give you thanks for all of the good things in my life.

I ask for help with the things that aren’t so good.

I pray for my community in the midst of this pandemic,

that everyone would stay safe and healthy.

Be with our leaders, and help them to make good decisions.

Thank you for your love. Amen.

From the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers,


Thank you for all support and cooperation this week, I have very much appreciated your kind words at Kiss & Drive. Our staff continue to work hard to provide continuity of learning for those learning remotely. Our thoughts are with those who are unwell.


I will include a weekly update in the newsletter on the status of Covid-19 protocols and classes in quarantine. As at today, 2W, 2G and PPG are in quarantine. When a class is impacted, I will communicate directly with those families on the day of notification of a Covid positive case.


Today is St Patrick's Day and some of the children have dressed up. Tomorrow is the Feast of St Joseph and we will celebrate with a whole school online liturgy, led by our Year 6 students. Icy-poles will be provided to all students after lunch to celebrate this important Feast Day.


Please remember that bookings for the online Parent-Teacher Interviews close tomorrow at 3pm.


God Bless and keep safe.


Allen McMahon

Principal

Important dates

Friday, 18 March - Sacramental Enrolment Forms Due

Friday, 18 March - Feast of St Joseph

Friday, 18 March - Booking for Parent Teacher Interviews closes at 3pm

Monday, 21 March - Harmony Day - wear orange or cultural dress

Friday, 25 March - National Ride2School Day

Merit award winners

Year 1G - Youssef, Madison

Year 1W - James, Florence

Year 2G - Barbara, Jeremy, Indigo

Year 2W - Beatrix, Ellen

Year 3G - Amelia, Ethan. F

Year 3W - Noah. K, Zara, Olivia. P

Year 4G - Michaela, Harry

Year 4W - Harry , Giorgio

Year 5G - Emma. R, Gabriel

Year 5W - Chelsea, Carmen

Year 6G - Ava, Lily

Year 6W - Maggie, Maya

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Harmony Day – Monday, 21 March

Next Monday, 21 March we will celebrate Harmony Day. The message of Harmony Week is everyone belongs. It is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background. Students are encouraged to wear cultural dress or orange clothing to promote this significant occasion. Classes will participate in Harmony Day activities.

Edu-Dance student performances and costumes

The Edu-dance Concert will take place on Wednesday 6 April for all PP – Year 6 classes (Week 10). Parents are not able to attend this year so all class performances will be filmed and made available to parents.


Students are asked to bring the below Edu-dance costumes with them to school on Wednesday 6 April. Students will change into their costumes prior to their performance and then change back into their school uniform following the dance. Students are also welcome to bring their costume to their Week 9 Edu-dance lesson to participate in a dress rehearsal. Please ensure students wear their joggers/sports shoes, with hair to be tied up unless otherwise stated.

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Parent Teacher Interviews - bookings close this Fri 3pm

Parent-Teacher Interviews will take place in Weeks 8 & 9 this term. Interviews will be 10 minutes in duration and take place over the phone. The online booking system is now open - please login and book a time.

Project Compassion 2022

Project Compassion has launched for 2022.


Students have looked at the work Caritas Australia has done throughout the world and the positive impact it has had on many lives. All students in PP-Y6 have been provided with a Project Compassion box and we ask that you generously donate this Lent.


The theme for this year is For Future Generations.


Check out the below real-world story of Project Compassion in action, highlighting how our generosity can assist others.

https://www.caritas.org.au/project-compassion/anatercia-story/

Sacramental Enrolment - forms due tomorrow

The rescheduled date of the 2022 Sacramental Enrolment Mass will be Saturday 14 May at 6pm.


Parents are still asked to send in the Sacramental Enrolment form (sent home previously) with accompanying documentation to classroom teachers by Friday 18 March.

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National Ride2School Day - Friday, 25 March

National Ride2School Day is Australia’s biggest celebration of active travel and one of the best days on the school calendar. It is a day full of fun and colour where students, teachers and parents discover the joy of riding and kick-start healthy habits for the future.

Canteen - no cash orders, even for small items

  • Orders must be placed by 9 am
  • All orders now online: Quickcliq https://quickcliq.com.au/
  • No Cash - icy poles, ice creams and small treats need to be ordered online.


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

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P&F News

Happy Week 7 everyone. I hope everyone is having a nice week and enjoying some of this cooler weather.


This week we have launched our first fundraiser for 2022. Delicious Hot Cross Buns from Lawley's Bakery, available in 3 flavours - Traditional, Fruitless or Chocolate. Thank you to those of you that have already made your hot cross bun purchase. Information on how to order can be found in this newsletter or through your class reps.


We are only a few weeks away from locking in our fundraising goal for 2022. Thank you to everyone for sending in your ideas. Watch this space.

Stay safe everyone.


Hayley Mitchell

P&F President

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P&F Fundraiser - Hot Cross Buns

Support our P&F Fundraiser by ordering your Hot Cross Buns for Easter!


  • From Lawley's Bakery
  • $8 per pack
  • Three flavours: Chocolate, Fruit and Fruitless
  • Order via the link below before Sunday, 27 March
  • Orders will be delivered to classrooms on 4 and 5 April

2022 Dad's of St. Columba's Footy Tipping Competition

Entry is free and to enter go to: https://tipping.afl.com.au/tipping/index.html#/comp/9128/about?code=5E53LT7L, complete your registration and you are set for a fun year of tipping and footy banter.

Due to current COVID protocols and assemblies not occurring we wont have the prizes for weekly round winners, we will continue to acknowledge and celebrate these fine feats through the Newsletter each week.


The full year tipping winner will be immortalised on the perpetual DOSCA Footy Tipping Trophy!


The competition will start on Round 3, Thursday 31st March so plenty of time to get individual family members or family registrations completed.

If you have any questions please drop me an email at dosca.footytipping@gmail.com or call on 0447730656

Happy tipping in 2022!


Regards,

Todd Dawson

Entertainment Books

The year starts from the date of purchase of your Entertainment Book.

Scholastic Books

Cash payments are no longer accepted. Payments can be made by credit card - Visit scholastic.com.au/LOOP or download the LOOP app. Your order will be electronically linked to the rest of your school's order. You do not need to complete the order form.

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Chess Association of WA

Please click the link below
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School Term Dates

Term 1: Monday, 31 January to Friday, 8 April 2022

Term 2: Wednesday, April 27 to Friday, 1 July 2022

Term 3: Tuesday, 19 July to Friday, 23 September 2022

Term 4: Tuesday, 11 October to Friday, 9 December 2022

Pupil Free Dates

Term 2: Tuesday, 26 April and Friday, 3 June 2022

Term 3: Monday, 18 July and Friday, 19 August 2022

Term 4: Monday, 10 October 2022

Sacrament Dates

Sacramental Program Enrolment Mass: Saturday, 12 March at 6pm

Confirmation: Saturday, 28 May at 6pm

Eucharist: Sunday, 19 June at 9:30am

Reconciliation: Saturday, 12 November at 10am