St. Columba's Primary School


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God, thank you for this day! Thank you for the birds and the animals, the flowers and the trees, the lakes and the streams, and the sun that rises and sets over them each day. Thank you for creating everything we see! Thank you for the life we live, and for making each person different. Thank you for Jesus, who died for us so that we can go to heaven one day just for believing in him. What an amazing God You are! In Jesus’ Name.


The Assumption of Mary, 15th August

On the 15th August the Church celebrates the Feast Day of the Assumption of Our Lady when according to our faith, the Holy Mother, “having completed her course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory”.

From the Principal

Dear St Columba’s school community,

Last Friday, I ticked something off my bucket list – a ride in an old fire engine! I was lucky enough to join the Pre-Kindy students as they enjoyed a visit from a retired firefighter and his fire engine. Thank you to Mrs French and Mrs Page for organising this fabulous experience.

A big thank you to our P&F Committee for a very successful Retro Bingo last Saturday night. The night was fun and a great opportunity to dress up and dance the night away! Well done on this wonderful ‘fundraising’ event!

I am excited to share some staffing news with our school community. Miss Brianna Bechelli (Year 4G) and Miss Monica Italiano (Year 1G) have both accepted a secondment to St Cecilia’s Catholic Primary School in Port Hedland for the next four weeks. This is a unique and wonderful opportunity for them both and I look forward to hearing all about their adventures on their return.

The Catholic Performing Arts continued this week with our Year 5W students impressing the judges with a piece in the Christian Drama section. Thank you to Mrs Lisa Burnett and Mrs Louise McDonald for the wonderful effort that has gone into preparing the students for this event. I am looking forward to listening to our school choir on Monday as they represent the school in the Sacred Choral Choir section.

With the flu season in full swing, I would like to remind parents and caregivers that if your child is unwell please consider the school community and keep them home until they are well enough to come back to school. Please email the school admin if your child will be away from school.

Please remember that Friday, August 20th, is a Pupil Free Day. The school will be closed on this day as all staff will be participating in a Professional Learning Day off site.

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend!

God Bless

Rebecca Clarke


Merit award winners - Friday, 13 August

Year 1G - Caroline, Jeremy

Year 1W - Leonardo, Eliana, Cooper

Year 2G - Kate, Kieran

Year 2W - Olivia, Zara O, Lucas M

Year 3G - Orlando, Brooke

Year 3W - Hannah, Xavier

Year 4G - Keira, Sofia

Year 4W - Paris, Xavier E

Year 5G - Matthew, Nanditha

Year 5W - Lillyann, Lucas

Year 6 - Larston, Lola

Important dates

Friday, 13 August - Year 3G Assembly with RoboCup demonstration (parents welcome)

Monday, 16 August - Performing Arts continues

Tuesday, 17 August - CAPSS MHL Interschool Athletics Carnival - Years 5 & 6

Friday, 20 August - Pupil Free Day - No school

Monday, 23 August - Book Week Parade PP - Year 6

Monday, 23 August - Science Week begins

Monday, 23 August - South Perth Library Excursion - Year 6

Wednesday, 25 August - Fremantle Prison & Literacy Centre Excursion - Year 5

Friday, 27 August - School Photos - Pre Kindy

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Performing Arts Festival

Well done to all of our students who have performed so far. You make me so proud. It is such a joy to see you having so much fun at school getting ready and on stage at your performances.

Congratulations to the following classes on receiving the following Awards in Christian Dance;
Certificate of Excellence Year 1W "Every Move I Make".
Certificate of Merit Year 1G "My Lighthouse".

Congratulations to the following classes on receiving the following Awards in Choral Speech;
Certificate of Merit Year 1G "The Highway Rat".
Certificate of Merit Year 1W "Thelma The Unicorn".

I can’t wait for our next performance. Next week we have Choir on Monday and Year 4 on Thursday.

Keep up the good work.

Louise McDonald

Music Specialist

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Catholic Performing Arts - Book your ticket online

Visit the Catholic Arts Website and book tickets via Trybooking.

Library Roster - Week commencing 16 August

Monday - Christine Khose

Wednesday - Seeking helper

Student Banking

We need volunteers for student banking on a Friday morning before school.

Even if your availability is only once a term, it would be a great help.

Please contact Michelle Weldon

0439 639 068

Canteen - Week commencing 18 August

Wednesday - seeking helpers

Thursday - Jay Wood

Friday - Pupil Free Day

If you are on roster and are unable to make your roster day, please endeavour to find a replacement and advise Maria immediately via email.

Canteen Term 3 Menu

A reminder that all orders for the canteen must be placed at the canteen or online ( before 9am each day.

It is possible to place orders up to 6 weeks in advance. This is a very useful tool in case time is limited in the morning, or, you forget.

We thank you for your cooperation.

When ordering "Family Meals" through Quickcliq, please place your order one week in advance!

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Footy Tipping

Hello Parents and Families,

Two rounds to go! If the last round is anything to go by tipping remains as tricky as ever.

Round 20 Winner

Andrew R (Roseby Family) scoring 6 and a 39 point margin. This great tipping effort sees Roseby Family rocket up the leader board and is right in contention to take competition tipping honours out.

Current Leader Board

106 points - David B (Binns Clan)

106 points - Todd D (Goal Sneak)

105 points - Ben B (BenBristow18)

101 points - Paul I (Iuliano Family)

101 points - Scarlett H (The Hill Family)

101 points - Andrew R (Roseby Family)

Round 22 starts Friday night with a finals defining game between Richmond and Greater Western Sydney.

Go Eagles in the Derby too!

Keep safe and well and happy tipping.

Todd Dawson

Taize Prayer

TAIZE Prayer this Sunday 15th August

Commencing at 7pm

Chapel doors open 6:30pm

St Mary's Cathedral

Safe 4 Kids

$5 Parent Workshop next Tuesday evening at St Jerome's by Holly-Ann Martin from Safe4Kids. It will be held in the school hall from 6-8pm.

Message from Kensington Police Station

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Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the October and summer school holidays. VacSwim offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations. They are a great school holiday activity and they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.

Enrol at

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P&F Meetings

Tuesday, 31 August at 7pm

Tuesday, 19 October at 7pm

School Advisory Council Meetings

Wednesday, 8 September at 7pm

Wednesday, 27 October at 7pm

School Term Dates

Term 3: Tuesday, 20 July to Friday, 24 September

Term 4: Tuesday, 12 October to Friday, 10 December

Pupil Free Days

Term 3: Friday, 20 August

Term 4: Monday, 11 October