St. Columba's Primary School


Start of Year Newsletter

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From the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you and your families have enjoyed the break over the holidays. We look forward to seeing the students on Wednesday, 1 February for the commencement of Term 1.

To the new families joining our St Columba's community, we extend a warm welcome. The P&F have arrange a picnic for Sunday, 19 February and I encourage families to come along and catch up.

God bless.

Allen McMahon


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Important Dates

Wednesday 1 February - Term 1 begins

Thursday 2 February - Commitment & Commissioning Mass - 9am

Friday 3 February - Assembly

Monday 6 February - Parent Information Evening PP-Y6 - 6pm

Monday 6 February - St Columba's Swim Trials Y4-6

Thursday 9 February - St Columba's Swim Carnival Y4-6

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Purchase uniform items

Uniform is purchased from Nell Gray Uniform Concepts, either instore or online.


30 Kembla Way, Willetton WA 6155,

Phone: 08 9270 4669


Order online

First Day of Kindy Start Times

Please see below class times for Wednesday, 1 February 2023

Kindy White: 8.30am - 11.30am

Kindy Green: 12.00pm - 3.00pm


Students with allergies, asthma, prescription medication or epipens are required to provide a Health Action Plan and up to date medication.

Please provide all medication / epipens / ventolins and Action Plans to Administration on the first day of Term 1.

Sports Uniform Days

Sports uniform is worn for edu-Dance and PE classes.

  • Edu-dance will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
  • Teachers will let you know your child's sport day at the beginning of next week.

Canteen open Week 1 - Wed, 1 February

The canteen will open in Week 1. Canteen operates on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for recess and lunch. Orders must be placed online by 9am. Pre-Kindy students attending on Fridays are able to order from commencement of Term 2.

Order online

Stationery and Books

Remember that all stationery and books have already been delivered to the classrooms. Your child only needs to bring a pencil case.
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P&F News

The P&F are excited to kick off the school year with a Welcome Back Picnic. There will be lawn games, free ice-cream and face painting plus more!

This is our first community event of the school year, so let's make it a great one. Don't forget to bring your picnic blankets and whatever food and drink you like.

Date: Sunday, 19 February 2023

Time: 2pm - 5pm

Location: St Columba's Primary School, Bottom oval

We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Hayley Mitchell

P&F President

Co-Curricular Hockey Program - Term 1

The P&F will be offering Co-Curricular Hockey run by the Curtin University Hockey Club (CUHC) in Term 1, 2023 for Years 1-6. It will run for 8 weeks, commencing Week 2 and finishing Week 9.

Information as follows:

Years 1-3: Tuesday Mornings 7:30am - 8:30am

Years 4-6: Thursday Mornings 7:30am - 8:30am

The P&F will be subsiding this opportunity (we will be paying half). The $80.00 (parents to pay $40.00 only) cost includes the 8 weeks of qualified coaching by CUHC junior coaches, and each new player to the program will receive their own hockey stick pack including a hockey stick, shin pads, hockey ball and T-shirt.

Limited spots available.

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 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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School Term Dates for 2023

Term 1: Wednesday, 1 February to Thursday, 6 April 2023

Term 2: Monday, 24 April to Friday, 30 June 2023

Term 3: Monday, 17 July to Friday, 22 September 2023

Term 4: Monday, 9 October to Friday, 8 December 2023

Pupil Free Days for 2023

Term 1: Monday, 30 January, Tuesday, 31 January

Term 2: Monday, 24 April and Friday, 2 June

Term 3: Monday, 17 July and Friday, 22 September

Term 4: Monday, 9 October

Sacrament Dates for 2023

Sacramental Program Enrolment Mass: Saturday, 25 March at 6pm

Confirmation: Saturday, 27 May at 6pm

Eucharist: Sunday, 7 May at 9:30am

Reconciliation: Saturday, 11 November at 10am