St. Columba's Primary School
NEWSLETTER | TERM 2 | WEEK 7 | 8 JUNE 2023
Dear Parents and Carers,
We are looking forward to celebrating the Feast of Saint Columba tomorrow, with the launch of the Bishop’s Lifelink Appeal and our Mission Games.
All students may wear free dress tomorrow (Friday 9 June). The Year 1 to 6 classes will begin the day with a St Columba’s Feast Day Mass in the Church.
Students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 are encouraged to bring in spare change to play the Mission Game stalls organised by our Year 6 students during lunchtime. All proceeds raised from the event will go towards the Bishop’s Lifelink charities.
St Columba is the patron Saint of our parish and school. Along with St Patrick and St Brigid, he is one of Ireland’s three famous Saints. He was known for his kindness especially to children and animals and was instrumental in the establishment of many monasteries throughout Ireland and then later Scotland, where he became known as the Apostle of Scotland.
God bless and keep safe.
Friday 9 June
- Feast of St Columba and Mission Games - Free Dress Day
Monday 12 June
- Mt Henry Dental Screening - 10.30am (Students who opted in)
Tuesday 13 June
- P&F Meeting - 7pm
Thursday 15 June
- Year 6 Prayer Service
Friday 16 June
- Assembly - 3W
Tuesday 20 June
- CAPSS Cross Country Y3-6 - Manning Park
Merit Awards - Friday, 16 June 2023
Year 1G - Hana, Hugo, Ayla, George
Year 1W - Matthew O, Anthony, Kedar, Kayleigh
Year 2G - Sarah, Oscar T, Daniel
Year 2W - Harry, Freddie, Alexandra, Mitchell
Year 3G - Leonardo, Ava
Year 3W - Jeremy L, Zara
Year 4G - Emily, Samuel, Xavi
Year 4W - Nena, Neve, Ruby
Year 5G - Emily S, Romain
Year 5W - Bughaw, James, Kayla, Anastasiia
Year 6G - Anna, Xavier
Year 6W - Aiden, Allegra
Expression of Interest for Before School Y4-6 Dance Club - Term 3
Year 4-6 Parents,
This form is an expression of interest to see if we have enough student interest to start a dance club before school on Tuesdays from 8:00-8:30am in Kalyara (Undercover Space) for Term 3.
The goal for holding this dance group is to encourage fitness, strength, coordination, and confidence through dance movements.
Please fill in the form below only if this is something your child would be interested in.
Details are as follows:
Instructor: Miss Alice Komorowski
Day: Tuesday mornings in Term 3 (commencing Week 2 and concluding Week 9)
All students are welcome and all abilities are catered for. The only prerequisite is a love of dance!
Please complete the below expression of interest by Friday, 16 June to allow us enough time to assess student interest and plan accordingly.
Please note this is not a registration but only an expression of interest at this stage.
Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC)
The Department for Education Child protection in schools, early childhood education and care services policy states that ‘all children and young people in the department’s preschools and schools will access the approved child protection curriculum’.
Keeping Safe is the Child Protection Program that all CEWA schools follow.
The KS:CPC teaches children and young people to recognise abuse, tell a trusted adult, understand what is appropriate and inappropriate touching and ways of keeping themselves safe.
The curriculum is based on two main themes which are presented through topics and activities.
· Theme 1: We all have the right to be safe
· Theme 2: We can help ourselves to be safe by talking to people we trust.
The two themes are explored through four Focus Areas, which are examined in growing complexity in accordance with the age of the learners.
1. The right to be safe
3. Recognising and reporting abuse
4. Protective strategies.
More information can be found on the KS:CPC website: http://tiny.cc/KSCPC-ParentCarerInfo.
Semester 1 Reports 2023 (Pre-Primary to Year 6)
Semester 1 Reports for Pre-Primary to Year 6 students will be made available on Wednesday, 28 June at 3:30 pm.
Reports will be provisioned online this semester through the SEQTA Engage portal.
All parents who have received their child’s report online previously have been provisioned with a SEQTA Engage account.
The SEQTA Engage web address is https://stcolumbassp.coneqt-p.cathednet.wa.edu.au/
Please note there is also a ‘Reports – SEQTA Engage’ tab on the FAMILIES page of the school website that links directly to the above link.
Please ensure you can log into your account so that you can receive your child's Semester 1 report.
If you are unable to locate your login information, please follow these steps:
- Click on the Forgot your password? link
- Enter your email address into the relevant box and click on Reset my password
- Go to your email box and reset your password according to the instructions in the email.
- The password reset email will expire after 1 hour of being generated.
Parents who are new to St Columba’s this year or who have not previously been provisioned with a SEQTA Engage account will receive an email shortly inviting them to create one.
Please contact the front office if you have any issues logging into your SEQTA Engage account.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far.
Basketball Update - Monday families
You would have received an email from Perth Redbacks regarding the extension of the basketball program for an extra week. Monday, 26 June will be the last day for basketball now. This is to make up for the public holidays that have occurred during the term. Tuesday families, you will finish up on Tuesday, 20 June as originally planned.
Western Health Kids Update
The P&F are pleased to announce that we have locked in the Western Health Kids incursions for 2023. These will occur in Term 3, during school hours. After feedback provided from last year, we have extended this program to cover Year 3's as well. So Year 3-6 children will be included on this incursion. More information on the programs will be provided closer to the date.
Our next P&F meeting will be next Tuesday, 13 June, 7pm in the school staffroom. Everyone is welcome. If you have any items you would like included on the agenda, please send them to myself or your class rep.
Have a wonderful week everyone.
2023 Dad's of St. Columba's Footy Tipping Competition
A good round of tipping with 3 people getting 6 tips right, 8 of us getting 5 tips right separated only by margins
Round 12 results
Brett M 6 correct tips with a margin of 0
Cooper M 6 correct tips with a margin of 5
Mathew S 6 correct tips with a margin of 9
Darcey H 5 correct tips with a margin of 2
Andrew J 5 correct tips with a margin of 3
Alan G continues his lead in the overall ladder, with the next couple of spots in the top 10 separated only by margins
Alan G- 66
David B - 63
Mathew S - 63
Noah K - 63
Brendon O - 62
Thursday night footy is back with round 13 kick-off today with Sydney hosting the Saints at 5:10PM. Don't forget to get your Tips in.
If you have any questions please drop me an email at email@example.com or call Santhosh on 0411 253 951
Scholastic Books - Orders due 14th June
Book Club Issue 4
Thank you to the parents that have placed their order on this Issue of Book Club! There is still time to order if you haven't already.
Orders due by Wednesday, 14 June
Did you know that every purchase you make on Book Club earns our school 15% of the order value in Scholastic Rewards? We use these to purchase more books and educational resources for the school. It all helps!
Cash payments are no longer accepted. Payments can be made by credit card - Visit scholastic.com.au/LOOP or download the LOOP app. Your order will be electronically linked to the rest of your school's order. You do not need to complete the order form.
School Term Dates for 2023
Term 2: Wednesday, 26 April to Friday, 30 June 2023
Term 3: Monday, 17 July to Friday, 21 September 2023
Term 4: Monday, 9 October to Friday, 8 December 2023
Pupil Free Days for 2023
Term 3: Friday 22 September
Term 4: None
Sacrament Dates for 2023
Reconciliation: Saturday, 11 November at 10am