St. Columba's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 2 | WEEK 9 | 25 JUNE 2020

A Prayer for Kindness

"Lord, even when the world around us is swirling and broken, thank you for being true, kind, and a

foundation to lean on. Today, we boldly and humbly approach you asking for your kindness

to meet us"

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Message form the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers


Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, our students have still had a very busy term. Staff have been working to make up for lost teaching time and in my discussions with them they have been very pleased with the amount of work that they have been able to catch up. I cannot thank the staff enough for this. We are hoping that everything will be back to normal from the start of next term.


There will be optional parent/teacher interviews in Week 5 and 6 of next term if families wish to meet with teachers and discuss the progress of their child/ren so far this year.


Reports will be available from next Wednesday and, as mentioned in a previous newsletter, the school will be using the Report Template formulated by CEWA. It is a shortened version of our usual report. The Term 4 Report will be the usual full report that families receive each semester.


Please note that Monday July 20 is a pupil free day and that students will start back at school on Tuesday July 21.


God Bless and keep safe.


Allen McMahon

Principal

Merit award winners - Friday 26 June

Year 1G - Emily, Noah V, Amaia

Year 1W - Andrew, Athena, Lucas

Year 2G - Hannah, Brooke S

Year 2W - Mischa, Talin

Year 3G - William

Year 3W - Sophie, Xavier

Year 4G - Alexa, Siri

Year 4W - Misheel, Ashlee

Year 5 - Scarlett C, Finley

Year 6 - Gabriella

LifeLink fundraising for the people in need within our community

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Bring in goods for P&F Food Drive - next week

Our community is supporting St Vinnies and the Food Bank with a food drive next week.


WHAT: Non-perishable food items and toiletries

WHERE: Drop at the office or Kiss & Drive

WHEN: Next Monday to Friday

Support our P&F Honey Drive

Every $40 Favourites Pack sold raises $10 for the St Columba’s P&F. Contact Kym Banes 0407 190 770 for further information. Please return the form to the Office in an envelope.

Term 1 and 2 School Fees now due

All families would have received an email with their Updated Tuition Fee Statements for 2020.

There are a number of families who have not paid their Term 1 and 2 fees which are now overdue, please pay immediately. If you would like to discuss your account or set up a Payment Plan, please contact our Finance Officer, Narelle Foster or email finance@stcolumbassp.wa.edu.au Thank you to families who have paid their account in full or are on a scheduled Payment Plan.

Artist of the week

The Artist of the Week is Caleb from Year One for his drawing of Daddy Bear from the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears. He chose to draw Daddy Bear because he wants to be a dad with three kids when he grows up. Caleb's favourite thing about his artwork is the fur. He likes to draw with textas at home and his favourite colour is blue.


Cerise and Sarina

Year 6 Art Ministers

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Hilary Campos - School Social Worker

My name is Hilary Campos. I work at St. Columba's each Monday term time and I have been here for 15 years. I graduated and qualified from Plymouth University, England 35 years ago. As School Social Worker the well being and best interests of every student is paramount.


Parents/Carers are welcome to contact me via e mail hilary.campos@cewa.edu.au , in person or at the Office, to organise a time to meet or talk by telephone, in confidence. Together, we can discuss and agree how I may be of help e.g. as a listening ear, offering advice and support, sharing resources and help in accessing external services. I can meet with your child as a safe, network person at school with your permission. You may prefer my role to be as a consultant to you as a parent/carer and we can work together with teachers/staff if and as appropriate.


Students at St. Columba's will see me from time to time in the classroom, facilitating sessions and supporting teachers in the delivery of our Keeping Safe Curriculum and Well Being Policy. I am also looking forward to once again providing the Circle of Security Parenting workshops and morning teas with advice and information-sharing on topics of interest and requested by parents/carers.


I welcome the opportunity to continue working with St. Columba's School Community.


Hilary Campos
School Social Worker

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Bricks 4 Kidz

July School Holiday program 9-14 July from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

After School every Wednesday from 29 July to 16 September 3pm to 5:30pm.

South Perth Junior Football Club (Auskick)

Registrations Open


It will be a delayed start to our season, but if your child is interested in playing and is yet to register you can do so here for our Little Stingers (pre-primary) and our combined Year 1 and 2 program. It is advisable to please register in the next few days as teams are being finalised.


Our first game for the season is scheduled for the morning of Sunday 26 July 2020. We will be communicating more information soon.


For further information please visit our club page here and direct any enquiries to: auskickregistrar@spjfc.org.au.

South Perth Junior Rugby Club

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Mercedes College - Enrolment Information

Early in 2020, Mercedes College will commence interviewing Year 4 & Year 5 students who are due to start Year 7 in 2022 & 2023 respectively. If you are considering enrolling your daughter and have not yet requested a Prospectus, please contact Mrs Julie Lamb on 9323 1340 as soon as possible.

Enquiries are also welcome for places in Year 7 for 2020 and 2021. For more information please refer to the College website, www.mercedes.wa.edu.au.

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

Kindy Speech Screening - 23rd, 24th & 29th June.

Lifelink pyjama dress up day - Gold coin donation - Friday, 3 July.

Pupil Free Day - Monday, 20 July.

Students Commence Term 3 - Tuesday, 21 July.