St. Columba's Primary School


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Heavenly Father,

you entrusted your Son Jesus, the child of Mary,

to the care of Joseph, an earthly father.

Bless all fathers as they care for their families.

Give them strength and wisdom, tenderness and patience;

support them in the work they have to do,

protecting those who look to them,

as we look to you for love and salvation,

through Jesus Christ our rock and defender.


Message form the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers

On Sunday we celebrate Fathers' Day and in doing so we give thanks for all the fathers and those who take on the role of fathers in our lives. Fathers' Day is a time to celebrate fathers and the many sacrifices they make for their children and families, in ways both big and small. We also remember all those who have helped fill the void when fathers pass early or are absent; grandfathers and uncles, brothers and cousins, teachers and coaches.

Well done to the Year 5 and 6 students who participated in the Winter Sports Lightning Carnival. Despite the rain, they played well and had fun.

Parents are reminded not to send sick children to school. If your child shows symptoms of being unwell, we will need to contact you to collect them.

Please also remember classrooms open at 8.30 am and children should not be dropped at school any earlier. Camp Australia provides before school care should you require earlier supervision.

God Bless and stay safe.

Allen McMahon


Merit award winners - Friday 11 September

Year 1G - April, Onye, Thomas, Olivia

Year 1W - Ethan, Tate, Charlotte, Athena

Year 2G - Taylor, Nathan

Year 2W - Xavier, Denim, Arabella, Emily P

Year 3G - Aiden, Jason, Ruby, Luca, Gabriel

Year 3W - Jacob, Keira, Alexander, Amelia

Year 4G - Amelie, Lily, Tye, Sebastian

Year 4W - Sophie, Hannah, Maclaren, Tiago

Year 5 - Grace E, Teresa, Molly

Year 6 - Edith, Connor, Hunter

Life in Year 5

There are many facets to life in Year 5: for assembly we shared our knowledge about space travel and a new planet; we enjoy sport, music and art; and we care for the environment by doing our composting jobs. We value our friends and enjoy being together.

Inter School Winter Lightning Carnival

This week our Year 5 and 6 students attended the CAPSS Inter School Lightning Carnival. This was our first Carnival with the new Inter School Association (Hammond Park, St Benedicts, Orana, Yidarra and John Bosco Catholic Primary Schools). The students played in either League Tag, Volleyball or Netball. All teams competed at an exceptional level displaying wonderful enthusiasm and team spirit. At the end of the carnival St Columba's A teams all placed within the top 3. The League Tag team finished 2nd, Volleyball team 3rd, Netball team 2nd. The schools' other teams also participated well and improved throughout the carnival. We are proud of our students' efforts, displaying their abilities over various types of sports and being excellent representatives of their school. Well done!

Parent volunteers for Field Day Carnival - Tue 15 Sep

We are seeking parent helpers for the Field Day Carnival on Tuesday, 15 September. Parents would be needed most of the day. We are very short on numbers for this - please contact the office if you are able to help.

Crazy Hair and Socks on last day of Term 3 - Thu 24 Sep

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P&F Teacher's Wish List for 2020

The children in Year 2W love to spend their time making and creating. With the generosity of the P&F we were able to purchase Mobilo, Wooden Blocks, Flexisticks and Magnetic Tiles. These fabulous items have brought so much joy to the children's day. From all the children in Year 2W we would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to the P&F.

Notify office of emergency changes to pickup on the day

Where possible, parents are asked to confirm the pick up arrangements with their children before drop off in the morning.

When an emergency occurs and parents need to change these arrangements, please email with the new arrangements. Teachers do not have access to their emails during the day and an email directed to them is often not seen until after the children are dismissed.

Athletics training on Thursday - students wear sports uniform

As students in Year 3 to 6 will be doing athletics training every Thursday after lunch leading up to the sports carnival, they are permitted to wear sports uniform every Thursday until the end of term.

Science - can you donate items?

The Science Department is in need of some common household items that we would love to put to good use in our lessons. It would be much appreciated if we could collect the following:

  • 2 litre plastic bottles
  • 2 litre ice-cream containers
  • Large glass jars with lids
  • Kitchen paper towel tubes
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Canteen helpers roster

Week Commencing 7th September 2020

Wednesday - Adeline Wong

Thursday - Alayna Johnson

Friday - Rosie Parker

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Book Club

Bookclub orders need to be returned by 6th September.

Quick turn around but that will enable to orders to be returned before the school holidays.

Bricks 4 Kidz

My name is Rachel from BRICKS 4 KIDZ®. This Spring School Holidays we are running Workshops with LEGO® and Coding with Robotics. Our holiday programs are designed for kids ages 5 -12. We have many themes to inspire creativity and fun.

Our Spring School Holiday Workshops are located at the following locations:

  • St Columba’s Catholic Primary School @ South Perth
  • Providence Christian College @ Southern River
  • West Leederville Primary School
  • Christ Church Grammar School @ Claremont

Thank-you. If you have questions, please contact us.

Best Regards,

Rachel Koo & The Bricks 4 Kidz Team

Watkins Southside Swimming

Watkins Southside Swimming runs Swimming Lessons and Squads from the Wesley Pool. Lessons are available from 4 years of age and we run up to squad training level that operates year round.

Enrolments are now open for Term 4 2020 and January Vacation 2021. For more information visit the website or phone 0407 564370.

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School Term Dates 2020

Term 3: Tuesday 21 July to Thursday 24 September

Term 4: Monday 12 October to Friday 11 December

Important Dates 2020

Worms are Coming Incursion - Friday, 4 September.

Year 2 Assembly - Changed to Friday 27 November (Term 4)

Kindy OT Screening - Monday, 7 September.

Year 1 Assembly - Friday, 11 September.

Kindy OT Screening - Monday, 14 September.

Jumps Day Yr 3-6. Tuesday, 15 September.

P & F Meeting - Tuesday, 15 September.

School Open Night/Art Exhibition - (Cancelled).

Athletics Carnival (Yr K-6) - Friday, 18 September.

Term 3 End - Thursday, 24 September.

Pupil Free Day - Friday, 25 September.

Parent Information Evening First Holy Communion - 6.00pm Monday, 19 October.

Reconciliation Parent Information Evening 6pm - Monday, 26 October.

Reconciliation 10-11.30am - Saturday, 14 November.

Eucharist 4W Mrs Buiks' Class at 6.00pm - Saturday, 21 November.

Eucharist 4G Miss Bechelli's Class at 11.30am - Sunday, 29 November.

Year 2 Assembly - Friday, 27 November.