St. Columba's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 1 | WEEK 3 | 20 FEBRUARY 2020

Your faith is put to the test to make you patient, so that you will become perfect and complete.

James1:1-11

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Flying our Korean flag kites.

Congratulations to the children receiving Korean awards at assembly tomorrow.

Important dates for next week


21 February - P & F Family Picnic

25 February - Shrove Tuesday - Project Compassion

26 February - Ash Wednesday Whole School Mass - 9 am Years 1-6

28 February - Swimming Trials Aqualife, Vic Park

Merit award winners - next Friday 28 Feb

There will be no merit awards due to swimming trials.

FINAL REMINDER - It is paramount to inform us of allergies

If your child is allergic to bee stings, nuts, shellfish, eggs etc and may suffer an allergic reaction, it is paramount that the school is informed. Your doctor will need to provide an anaphylaxis document with instructions that the school will follow. If your child suffers from asthma, a plan is also required for staff to follow in the event of an asthma attack. Anaphylaxis documents and asthma plans are to be presented to the office with medication to ensure that in an event of a medical incident, your child can be treated effectively. Any other medical information that may be relevant must also be presented in written form to the office. This information will remain confidential within the staff-teaching environment.

FINAL REMINDER - School grounds open at 8.30am

A reminder to families that students should not be on the school grounds prior to 8:30am. St Columba’s provides supervision from 8:30am until the bell goes at 8:50am. On entering the school grounds during the day all visitors will need to enter via the front office.

FINAL REMINDER - School fees and Health Card

School fees will be sent to all families via email in the next couple of weeks. Please ensure that your email address is correct to ensure that you receive your fee statement. If you hold a current Health Care Card, please bring this to the office for photocopying and complete a current 2020 form.

Our new website - links for 'Families'

Thank you for the immensely positive feedback on our new website and to parents who have found and let us know about small glitches. Each of these are being looked at in order to offer website services that work for families.


Thank you also for acknowledging Jonelle Beveridge's glorious photos! www.premierstudio.com.au @premierstudio

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Enrolment for Kindy 2022 closing Fri 28 Feb

St Columba's families - if you have a child born between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018, your enrolment forms need to be in by FRI 28 FEB.

Download application forms: https://www.stcolumbassp.wa.edu.au/enrolment/

See you tomorrow at the P&F picnic - starts 5PM

On offer:

  • Ice-cream van
  • Inflatable obstacle course for adults and kids!
  • Game of tug-a-war


Pre-ordered pizzas will be ready for collection from 5.30pm onwards at the stairs at the top oval.

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P&F Secretary for meeting agenda and minutes

Our P&F needs a Secretary, which involves preparing the monthly meeting agenda and minutes. Our P&F plays a vital role in school life and we need to fill these office bearing roles. Please speak with Allen if you are interested.


Our P&F Committee - Lara Tulett (President), Larissa Barnao (Vice President) and Sarah Mann (Treasurer) - is in full swing arranging many wonderful community and fund raising events this year.

Class Reps - thank you for volunteering!

Pre-Kindy - Jade Foley

Kindy G - Mel Browning and Kay de Souza

Kindy W - Tracie Murray and Juliana Borda Restrepo

Pre-Primary G -

Pre-Primary W - Louise Van Maanen

Year 1G -

Year 1W - Sheridan Andrews

Year 2G - Bronwyn Kaye and Belinda Hill

Year 2W - Melinda Hopkins and Shalini McCullough

Year 3G -

Year 3W -

Year 4G - Jessica Hegarty and Ratchanee Kingsbury

Year 4W - Mel Cathie

Year 5 - Belinda Hill

Year 6 -


Class reps are required for all classes. There are still some classes without reps, if you are able to volunteer, please contact your class teacher at your earliest convenience.

Project Compassion starts 25 Feb on Shrove Tuesday

Project Compassion is Caritas Australia's annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal. Millions of Australians come together in solidarity with the world's poor to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.

Each child has received a donation box. These are due back to classroom teachers by the 30th May. For further information of how you can help https://lent.caritas.org.au/# Thank you for your generosity!

We love our Library - volunteers needed!

If you would like to volunteer your services to the library, please email: Sandra.malarkey@cewa.edu.au


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Child's Name/Year Level
Best Day/Time:


Monday - 8.45am

Monday - 2.30pm

Wednesday - 8.45am

Wednesday - 2.30pm

Follow us on Facebook

While our newsletter has everything you need to know, Facebook has news and photos that are nice to know! We will also be sharing Jonelle Beveridge's photos for you to enjoy.

'Circle of Security' workshop - let us know your preferred date

Proposed Monday dates:

16 March

23 March

30 March

6 April


6PM - 9PM at FATHER BRENNAN CENTRE

If you would like to attend, please indicate your preference and register via email admin@stcolumbassp.wa.edu.au BY FRIDAY 6TH MARCH

Join student banking on Thursday mornings

In the library every Thursday morning from 8:15 am until 8:50 am.


For details of the program and to open an account see www.commbank.com.au/schoolbanking.


Volunteers - if you would like to join the team please contact our School Banking Coordinator, Lisa Peterson on 0402 319 827 or feel free to call into the Library.

School banking new account Bonanza!

EXCITING NEWS!

The first 20 new Accounts opened this term will be eligible for a lucky dip prize out of the rewards bag!

Getting involved in School Banking is easy!

School banking rewards now available!

Exciting new Term 1 Treetop Savers rewards are now available, while stocks last

Terry Denton’s Activity Book Mini Soccer Ball (size 2)

Remember, there are two new items released each term so be sure to keep an eye out for them!

Lots on offer at St Columba's!

Music tutoring at school

Private music tutoring is available at school.

Year 3 to 6: Piano

Year 4 to 6: Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, Guitar

Forms available from the office.

Curtain Hockey before school in Term 1

South Perth Junior Football Club registrations for 2020

Mercedes College

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.

Important Dates 2020

School Photos - Wed March 25

Mother’s Day Breakfast - Fri May 8

St Mary of The Cross - Fri Aug 7

Father’s Day Breakfast - Fri Sept 4

School Open Night - Thur Sept 17

School Athletics’ Carnival - Fri Sept 18

Grandparents and Friends Celebration - Fri Oct 23

School Board and P&F AGMs - Tue Nov 10

School Term Dates 2020

Term 1: Monday 3 February to Thursday 9 April

Term 2: Wednesday 29 April to Thursday 2 July

Term 3: Tuesday 21 July to Thursday 24 September

Term 4: Tuesday 13 October to Friday 11 December

Pupil Free Days 2020

Term 2: Tuesday 28 April

Term 3: Friday 3 July, Monday 20 July and Friday 25 September

Term 4: Monday 12 October

Sacrament Dates 2020

Sacramental Program Enrolment Mass: Saturday 14 March at 6pm

Confirmation: Saturday 30 May at 6pm

Eucharist: Sunday 14 June at 9:30am

Reconciliation: Saturday 14 November at 10am to 11:30am