St. Columba's Primary School
NEWSLETTER | TERM 3, WEEK 7 | 5 SEPTEMBER 2019
"Be a gift of love and compassion for one another."
St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop
From the Principal
Dear Parents and Carers
Our Parents and Friends have had a busy few weeks, putting on the Father’s Day Breakfast and the Disco, preparing for next Friday’s Retro Music Bingo, and attending the P&F Meeting. We thank all the parents who so hard to create community in our school.
Well done to the students who participated in the Performing Arts Festival this week – you did a great job. Thank you parents for the wonderful costumes and Mrs McDonald for preparing the children so well.
The Year 3 to 6 children are looking forward to the Athletics Field Day tomorrow. We wish them a great day! While we celebrate achievement, we also encourage and celebrate having a go and participation.
Friday 6 September
- Athletics Field Day for Years 3 to 6
Saturday 7 September
- Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tuesday 10 September
- St Columba's Spelling Bee
Wednesday 11 September
- APSMO Olympiad Competition - Senior LEAP
Friday 13 September
- Year 2F Assembly at 8:50am
- Student Council Meeting
- P&F Retro Bingo Night
What a Week!
Merit Award Recipients - Friday 13 September 2019 Assembly at 8:50am
Year 1B: Fionn
Year 1O: Eamon D and Arabelle H
Year 2C: Poppy O and Alexander P
Year 2F: Sophie P and Luca R
Year 3B: Tye, Louwin and Cait
Year 3P: Hannah and Tiago
Year 4: Ivanka and Marisa
Year 5: Claudia
Year 6: Guinevere and Layla
St Columba's Uniform Shop - Stock Clearance
The school Uniform Shop will open on the Sports Carnival morning, Friday 20 September from 8:30am to 9.30am.
Come and grab a bargain - clearing all stock on hand.
- Hair Accessories for $1
- Summer Uniform Dress for $40 (can be worn beyond 2020)
- Polo Tops $15
- Rain Coats $5
- Skorts $10
- Track Tops and Pants - $15 each - Limited Sizes Available
School Uniform Shop Coordinator
Kindy 2020: A Few Places Now Available - Spread the Word
A few places have become available for St Columba’s Kindergarten next year (2020) due to enrolled families moving out of the area or interstate. If you know of families interested in joining our Kindergarten, please encourage them to contact us as soon as possible.
Call (08) 64369500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
For children born between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016
For children born between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017
(Waiting list positions still available)
Artist of the Week
Ivanka from Year 4 is the Artist of the Week. She was chosen for her awesome Australian animal artwork. Ivanka's favourite thing about her piece are the colours she chose. She loves art because it makes her happy. Ivanka likes Mrs Govorko's artwork because she inspires her.
Layla and Skyla
Year 6 Art Ministers
Musician of the Week
Imogen Messent in Year 6 is the Musician of the Week. Imogen plays the guitar. Her teacher is Mrs Winata. Her favourite piece is called ‘Rocky Ground’. Her favourite composer is Debbie Cracknell and favourite performance was when she played ‘Romantic Memories’. In the future, Imogen would like to play the flute and also likes art.
Layla and Skyla
Year 6 Art Ministers
Scholastic Book Club
Thank you to the many families who order through Scholastic Book Club for our school. The school library receives 20% commission and receives many new books for the library for all our students to enjoy reading.
The picture shows the collection of the latest additions to our library.
Mrs Alice Shaw
Book Club Coordinator
Parents and Friends
Sausage Sizzle Pre-Order for Open Night and Sports Carnival
Open Night Sausage Sizzle - ORDER FORM BELOW
Please pre-order your hot dogs for Open Night for your family using the order form attached below. Hot dogs are $3 each. Drinks will be available for purchase from the canteen on the night.
Pre-Order forms are to be received by the school office by Friday 13 September 2019.
Sports Day Sausage Sizzle - ORDER ONLINE USING QUICKCLIQ
The canteen will be offering a ‘special’ for Sports Day on Friday 20 September.
Sausage in a bun for $3 and/or a juice box or water for $2. This is all that will be available for order on this day from the canteen.
Parents will be able to place an order for students, themselves and their guests through the online ordering system. Please place your total order under one student’s name.
All orders for both parents, guests and students need to be placed online by Wednesday 18 September.
Please ensure that you have ordered by Wednesday as no late orders will be accepted.
Sports Carnival Day Morning Tea for Mary MacKillop Centre - BRING A PLATE
Families are asked to bring a plate of morning tea (cakes (sliced), biscuits, slices, fruit etc.) on the Sports Carnival day (Friday 20 September). Please deliver morning tea donations to the undercover area. Morning tea is available for a GOLD COIN DONATION with proceeds going to the Mary MacKillop Centre.
Curtin University Hockey Club Summer School Program at St Columba's
Commencing Tuesday 15 October, 7:30am to 8:30am for 8 weeks. $80 per person. Year 1 to Year 6 students. The program caters for all skill levels. Coached by Aleisha Power, Hockeyroos Debutant and WA Thunderstruck team member.
To register email email@example.com: child and parent's full names, date of birth, gender, contact email and contact phone number.
Camp Australia Newsletter
South Perth United FC School Holiday Program
Held at Challenger Reserve, Manning on 1 October and 2 October from 8:30am to 3:30pm. 5 to 14 years of age. Email Juniors@southperthunitedfc.com.au for further information.
Behaviour Tonics - No Scaredy Cats Parent Course
Promoting anti-fragile thinking skills in 4 to 12 year old children. For more information about this workshop call 92858100 or visit the website.