St. Columba's Primary School


"Believe in the whisperings of God to your own heart."

St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop

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Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers

This coming week end the children from the Parish and school will be celebrating their Confirmation. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers during this time.

We will celebrate his week and next week, St Columba’s Day and we thank St Columba’s from Bayswater for celebrating the day with us. I am sure the students from both schools will have great day interacting with each other.

I am advising that a resident across the road from the school has complained to the City of South Perth about the signs that we have on the fences at the school and the staff parking only sign. The City of South Perth have contacted us and advised that they are required to be taken down as their policy is that we can only have one small sign with the school name on it. These will be removed this week or early next week.

God bless,

Allen McMahon


Important Dates

Friday 7 June

  • St Columba's Day Whole School Mass at 10am. All are welcome to attend.
  • Winters Sports at St Benedict's - 1pm to 3pm - Years 5 and 6
  • Dental Screening - Select Students

Saturday 8 June

  • Vigil of Pentecost
  • Confirmation at 6pm

Sunday 9 June

  • St Columba Feast Day

Monday 10 June

  • St Columba's Day Tabloid Sports and BBQ

Tuesday 11 June

  • First Holy Communion Retreat Day
  • P&F Meeting at 7pm

Friday 14 June

  • Interschool Cross Country at Tompkins Park - Selected Years 3 to 6 Students
  • Winter Sports 2pm to 3pm - Years 5 and 6

Merit Awards

Congratulations to last week's Merit Award recipients.

Merit Award Assembly Recipients - Friday 14 June 2019

Year 1B: Gordon and Giorgio

Year 1O: Nathan and Lennox

Year 2C: Andrew and Xavier

Year 2F: Amelia and Joseph

Year 3B: Sophie C and Maclaren

Year 3P: Ben

Year 4: Holly S, Holly B and Marisa

Year 5: Matilda C

Year 6: Imogen and Chanelle

Code of Conduct

The penultimate statement in our Code of Conduct says:

‘You act reflectively and ethically’

This means that we put student safety and well-being at the front and centre of our behaviour and decisions and that we engage in best practice to support and care for each student and their families.

Examples of compliance are:


  • Keeping their teacher membership registration or Working with Children Check up to date.
  • Ensuring that students do not put themselves or others at risk through their behaviour.


  • Treating staff and other students with respect
  • Behaving in a way that keeps themselves and others safe


  • Following internal processes for complaints.

Year 3 Assembly

Well done Year 3P on your great assembly performing 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'.

Kindy 2020 and 2021 Full - Inviting Waiting List Applications

If you know of a family still interested, please encourage them to contact us as soon as possible: Call (08) 6436 9500 or email

Scholastic Book Club - Orders Due 17 June

Scholastic Book Club catalogues have been sent home with students this week. Orders are due back to the office no later than Monday 17 June. Please note late orders cannot be accepted. Credit card payments need to made via LOOP.

Alice Shaw

Book Club Coordinator

Library Roster

Monday 10 June - Natalie Low

Wednesday 12 June - Ratchanee Kingsbury


DOSC's 2019 Footy Tipping Competition

The round started poorly for tipsters with upsets against Richmond and Collingwood, however the remaining games went more to plan for tipsters with majority achieving 7 this week.

Round 11 Results

Bridie and Carlos – Bridie C takes the honours this round with 8 correct tips and margin of 28 points.

Top 10:

1. MC The Best - Matthew C - 70

2. The Mighty De’s – Neilsen D - 65

3. Scarymans - Mark S - 65

4. Iuliano Family - Paul I - 65

5. Goal Sneak - Todd D - 65

6. Kennedy17- Christian P - 64

7. O’Eagle – Oliver P - 64

8. Wolf Pack – Clint P - 64

9. Lorraine J - 64

10. Collins Gang - Grant C - 63

Todd Dawson

Footy Tipping Coordinator

Catholic School Parents WA - Job Vacancy

Administration Officer – Catholic School Parents WA

If you're passionate about helping parents and parent communities in Catholic schools, and if you would enjoy a varied and challenging role, then this may be the job for you! The position is for 15 hours per week, during school terms only. The full advert and job description can be found on our website Applications close 5pm on Friday 14 June 2019. Initial enquiries and applications can be directed to Siobhan Allen (Executive Director) on 0409025683 or email


Worldwide Marriage Encounter:

Are you looking for a weekend where you can spend time with your spouse, free from the usual distractions and focus on just the two of you. Remember the early days of your marriage when just being together was most important. The Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend has the same focus. The weekend centres entirely on your relationship. There is no group sharing on the weekend. We invite you to join us on our next Marriage Encounter Weekend 26-28 July 2019 or 18-20 October 2019 to be held at Atrium Resort, Mandurah. For more information or booking contact: Valerie and Brendon on 0424220625. Email: Website:

Kensington PCYC:

Kensington PCYC has a variety of free and low cost weekly programs during the school term including Homework Club, Kids Yoga, Safe Space and Boxing. For further information please contact Kensington PCYC on 9367 1282 or email

George Burnett Leisure Centre July School Holiday Programs:

The Multisport, Basketball and Soccer programs are for children 5 to 10 years old and the registrations cost includes a healthy morning tea. The Winter Cooking Part 1, Winter Cooking Part 2 and Winter Art and Craft programs are for children 5 to 12 years old and will be Winter Wonderland themed. Children are more than welcome to attend both as there will be different recipes at each session. Registrations are now open for all programs. and can be done through Eventbrite using the links. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the George Burnett Leisure Centre, 9474 0855 or email

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Please keep in your prayers the candidates who will be receiving the

Sacrament of Confirmation this Saturday evening.