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

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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.


God bless.


Ondine Komnick

Acting Principal

Important Dates

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 Awards

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


Sarah Fiel

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 admin@stcolumbassp.wa.edu.au .


Kindy 2020:

For children born between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016


Kindy 2021:

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

Library News

Library Roster

Monday 9 September - Sonia Sumich

Wednesday 11 September - Chia Sim

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 juniors@cuhc.org.au: child and parent's full names, date of birth, gender, contact email and contact phone number.

Camp Australia Newsletter

Community News

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.