St. Columba's Primary School
NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 3 | 6 AUGUST 2020
Loving God, when you created the world and all the people in it, you gave us a special person called Mary MacKillop. We thank you for her life and the example to live as Jesus did.
Message form the Principal
We have had a very busy start to the term. The Year 4 Assembly was a great hit and the Year 4 students and teachers are to be congratulated on the work they put into preparing and presenting their item. For this term there will only be individual class assemblies, as we are still required to social distance. At these class assemblies, parents and carers of the class presenting the assembly and parents and carers of students receiving awards are able to attend so that social distancing can be managed..
There will be a P&F Meeting on Tuesday August 18 at 7:00 pm in the staffroom.
There is now a Private Facebook Group 'St Columba’s Second Hand Uniform' where parents can swap and sell second hand uniforms. Details follow in the newsletter.
The next Board Meeting will be held on Wednesday August 12 at 7:00 pm in the staffroom.
Many thanks to Mr Chatt for organising and preparing the students for the upcoming Cross Country event. The students have been training very enthusiastically.
At this stage the Father’s Day Breakfast is on hold due to social distancing protocols. I am waiting to see what happens with the easing of the next stage of restrictions from the State Government and then the advice put out from CEWA regarding social distancing.
God Bless and stay safe.
Merit award winners - Friday 14 August
Year 1W - Eden, Sophia M, Nathan
Year 2G - Diego, James
Year 2W - Lennox, Isabel, Emily S
Year 3G - Nate, Duke, Paris, Xavier M
Year 3W - Isabelle, Xavier, Caeli, Joseph
Year 4G - Francesco, Eva, Ryan, Madeleine
Year 4W - Lillyann, James, Ruby, Keira
Year 5 - Saheli, Christian, Sienna
Year 6 - Madison, Eva, Xavier
The Feast of Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop
“Never see a need without doing something about it.”
This week, we honour St Mary MacKillop who met the great challenges of her time with vision, passion and creativity. She was known for her love of the poor and marginalised and lived by the motto to never see a need without doing something about it. Mary is a model for us here in Australia, may we reflect on her life and follow her example through our active discipleship.
St Columba’s Second Hand Uniform - Private Facebook Group
We have created a Private Facebook Group where families can swap and sell second hand uniforms. Search for 'St Columba’s Second Hand Uniform' or follow the link:
- The group is for families of the school and run by members of the group
- Members approve new members
- Members can invite new members
- St Columba’s is the Admin, but plays no active role in the Group
Musician of the week
Annabelle F from Year 3G is your Musician of the week. She has played the ukulele for two years and piano for one year. She learns ukulele with Mrs McDonald and piano with Jordan.
Annabelle enjoys doing craft on the weekend. Her favourite colour is gold. Annabelle's favourite book series is "Wings of Fire". Her favourite sport is Basketball while her favourite meal is Spicy Noodles.
By Edith and Kara
The Music Ministers 2020
Book Week Assembly - Mon 17 Aug
Book Week Assembly is on 17 August - children dress as a book character or curious creature.
Due to COVID-19 only students and staff will be attending this Assembly.
The staff play and the children's parade will be videoed and available on FaceBook.
Thank you for your understanding.
Keeping Safe Child Protection Curriculum
The Keeping Safe Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC ) is mandated in all schools and is taught by teachers who have completed a full day KS:CPC training course. It is a world-class, evidence-based child safety program.
Last week, parent tip sheets for Focus Area 1 and 2 were attached.
This week, the parent tip sheets for Focus Area 3 and 4 are attached.
The two focuses are-
Focus Area 3- Recognising and reporting abuse
Focus Area 4- Protective strategies
These are tips to assist you in having open conversations with your children.
School Term Dates 2020
Term 3: Tuesday 21 July to Thursday 24 September
Term 4: Tuesday 13 October to Friday 11 December
Important Dates 2020
St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Free Dress Footy Day - Friday, 7 August.
St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Feast Day - Saturday, 8 August.
School Cross Country (Yr 3-6) - Wednesday, 12 August.
Year 5 Assembly - Friday, 14 August.
Book Week - 17 August. (Week 5)
P & F Meeting - Tuesday, 18 August.
Science Week - 15-23 August. (Week 6)
Year 2 Assembly - Friday, 28 August.
Kindy OT Screening - Monday, 7 September.
P & F Meeting - Tuesday, 8 September.
Year 1 Assembly - Friday, 11 September.
Kindy OT Screening - Monday, 14 September.
School Open Night/Art Exhibition - Thursday 17 September.
Athletics Carnival (Yr K-6) - Friday, 18 September.
Pupil Free Day - Friday, 25 September.
Pupil Free Day - Monday, 12 October.