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.
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
FINAL REMINDER - It is paramount to inform us of allergies
FINAL REMINDER - School grounds open at 8.30am
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.
Enrolment for Kindy 2022 closing Fri 28 Feb
Download application forms: https://www.stcolumbassp.wa.edu.au/enrolment/
See you tomorrow at the P&F picnic - starts 5PM
- 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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
Child's Name/Year Level
Monday - 8.45am
Monday - 2.30pm
Wednesday - 8.45am
Wednesday - 2.30pm
'Circle of Security' workshop - let us know your preferred date
Proposed Monday dates:
6PM - 9PM at FATHER BRENNAN CENTRE
If you would like to attend, please indicate your preference and register via email email@example.com 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!
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!
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 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 6pmConfirmation: Saturday 30 May at 6pm
Eucharist: Sunday 14 June at 9:30am
Reconciliation: Saturday 14 November at 10am to 11:30am