St. Columba's Primary School


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Father, I offer you all my thoughts and all my words.

All that I do, all that I enjoy, and all that I suffer today.

I pray that I may serve you faithfully, and do your will in all things.

For the love of you, and the love of my brothers and sisters,

Through Christ our Lord.


From the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers

Congratulations to Mrs Gorvorko and Mrs Van Der Bijl who have recently had babies. Everything is going well and both families are now experiencing the wonderful joys of parenthood and sleepless nights.

Mrs Brine commences her maternity leave at the end of the week. We wish her and her husband the very best in this new and exciting chapter of their lives.

St Columba’s has held discussions with Camp Australia about running Vacation Care at the school during the school holiday periods. I am pleased to advise that as from Term 2, St Columba’s School will have Vacation Care onsite during the school holiday periods. We believe this provides greater support for working families and continuity of care for the children. There will be more information coming in the near future.

In the classroom and on the sports field, the children have been busy learning and having fun. We continue to share photos of everyday school moments via our social media, so that parents and carers can follow their learning journey.

God Bless

Allen McMahon


Merit award winners - Friday, 25 February

Year 1G - Violet, Mischa

Year 1W - Bridget, Aidan

Year 2G - Eva, Hugh, Ryan

Year 2W - Ruby, Lucas, Evelyn

Year 3G - Klelia, Annabelle

Year 3W - Cooper, Samuel

Year 4G - Evern, Alexander

Year 4W - Aiden, Taylor

Year 5G - Sofia, Gabriella

Year 5W - Louise, Poppy

Year 6G - Lillyann, Sebastian

Year 6W - Tye, Joshua

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Sacramental Program 2022

At this stage of the year the Sacramental Program for 2022 will continue for those students involved in Years 3, 4 and 6.

Please note the Sacraments are Parish-based and not school-based and decisions surrounding the Sacraments are made by the Parish Priest in consultation with the school.

Attendance at either of the St Columba’s Parish Sacramental Enrolment Masses are compulsory for all students who wish to receive the Sacraments this year.

In 2022, two Sacramental Enrolment Masses will be offered – Saturday 12th March at 6pm or Sunday 13th March at 9:30am.

One parent and student candidates are asked to attend either Enrolment Mass. Appropriate social distancing measures will be in place.

The Sacramental Enrolment form below will be sent home as a hard copy this week with your child. These are due back to the classroom teacher by Friday 11 March.

Please also see below the St Columba’s Parish Sacramental Overview for 2022, including key dates and events.

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CEWA Child Safe Framework

This framework of 9 elements combine to support a child safe culture, healthy and respectful relationships and extended guardianship in school communities, based on the latest research and recognised best practices.

Please click on the link below for a video introduction to the framework

School Fees

School Fees have been emailed to all Parents and Carers.

If you have not received your school fees, please email

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Waste Free Wednesday

As part of our Sustainability initiatives across the school we encourage students to bring a Waste-Free lunch every Wednesday for the remainder of the year.

Holding a waste-free lunch day is a great way to:

• reduce food and packaging waste in your school

• help students and parents to understand the benefits of a waste-free lunch

• educate and inspire students and the wider school community to avoid and recover waste.

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National Ride2School Day

National Ride2School Day is Australia’s biggest celebration of active travel and one of the best days on the school calendar. It is a day full of fun and colour where students, teachers and parents discover the joy of riding and kick-start healthy habits for the future.



Please check out the Term 1 Menu with an additional sushi option and a new Friday special! With the hot weather still here Ice Cups will now be available for $0.50.

Please note: due to some food restrictions and delivery delays some products have changed.

Due to COVID restrictions orders can ONLY be placed online with Quickcliq please set up your account. Parents can order recess, lunch and icy poles/ice creams via their online account.

If you have any problems with setting this up please contact the office.

Volunteers needed:

Volunteers required for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Please email the office with suitable dates and days.

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

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Big Art Competition for all Camp Australia Families

Click on the link below to enter

Parish News

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P&F News

Happy Week 4 Everyone!

I would like to announce the P&F Committee for 2022.

Pre Kindy: Vacant

Kindy G: Renee Birbeck and Sarah Brennan

Kindy W: Dianna Haryono, Magdalena Evans

PPG: Marianne (Maz) Hale

PPW: Lizanne Sivapalen

1G: Stacey Liyanage

1W: Elsie Blay

2G: Zoey Jensen, Gemma Bristow

2W: Carly Crowden

3G: Vacant

3W: Vacant

4G: Thea Matthews

4W: Joseph Jith

5G: Vacant

5W: Patrice McColl

6G: Susannah Robinson, Jamie Horner

6W: Rosanna Moloney, Daniela Ugliati Ferreira

As you can see, we still have three classes vacant. If you would like to put your hand up, please let us know. Thank you to the amazing group of volunteers. We look forward to a fabulous year.

See you all at the first meeting (via zoom) next Tuesday 1st March.

Have a wonderful week :)

Hayley Mitchell

P&F President

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Entertainment Books

The year starts from the date of purchase of your Entertainment Book.

Scholastic Books

Curtin University Hockey Club - Saturday Hockey Programs

Click the link below

Quick Stix After School Lacrosse

Please click the link below

Shape the Coode Street Foreshore

Click on the link below to complete the survey for your chance to win a $100 voucher
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School Term Dates

Term 1: Monday, 31 January to Friday, 8 April 2022

Term 2: Wednesday, April 27 to Friday, 1 July 2022

Term 3: Tuesday, 19 July to Friday, 23 September 2022

Term 4: Tuesday, 11 October to Friday, 9 December 2022

Pupil Free Dates

Term 2: Tuesday, 26 April and Friday, 3 June 2022

Term 3: Monday, 18 July and Friday, 19 August 2022

Term 4: Monday, 10 October 2022

Sacrament Dates

Sacramental Program Enrolment Mass: Saturday, 12 March at 6pm

Confirmation: Saturday, 28 May at 6pm

Eucharist: Sunday, 19 June at 9:30am

Reconciliation: Saturday, 12 November at 10am