St. Columba's Primary School
NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 4 | 12 AUGUST 2021
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.
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!
Merit award winners - Friday, 13 August
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
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
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.
Catholic Performing Arts - Book your ticket online
Canteen Term 3 Menu
A reminder that all orders for the canteen must be placed at the canteen or online (quickcliq.com.au) 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!
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.
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
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 education.wa.edu.au/vacswim
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