St. Columba's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 2 | WEEK 10 | 2 JULY 2020

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We thank you Lord, for this term.

For the challenges, the successes, and the mistakes from which we have learnt. Be with us as we spend our time with family and friends. Give us strength and courage to do what is right: to be witnesses of our faith. Help us to appreciate what others do for us and to give time and effort to help others. To be peacemakers in our family. Keep us safe in our activities; give us good rest and good fun. Bring us back refreshed and ready for a new term at St Columba's .

We thank you for our classmates, teachers, parents and school community that cares for us.

May we always be conscious of you in our lives.

Amen

Message form the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers


We have reached the end of what has been a very disruptive term for our students and families due to COVID-19. I would like to thank everyone, families, students and staff for the way that they have dealt with the issues we have faced due to the Corona Virus. Next term we should be back to some kind of ‘normal.’


At this stage The Sacrament of Penance and Eucharist will be held between Nov 13 and 28. The Sacrament of the Eucharist will be held over two weekends, due to there being two Year 4 classes. We will wait until the end of Week 1 next term before we confirm any dates on the school calendar just in case there are any hiccups with COVID-19.


Once again, I need to remind some families that they need to adhere to the school parking policy and the street verge signage. Parking is not permitted in ‘no standing or parking' zones and cars that do not follow the street and verge signage face a possible fine from the Ranger. Your help in this matter is very much appreciated.


A reminder, students will finish this term on Friday July 3 and resume school on Tuesday July 21. Monday July 20 is a pupil free day.


I wish everyone a safe and restful holiday and look forward to seeing everyone back at school in

Term 3.


God Bless and keep safe.


Allen McMahon

Principal

Our talented art teacher, Melissa Govorko, has created this beautiful artwork to show St Columba's Vision, Mission and What We Believe. The original will be displayed in the office.
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Merit award winners - Friday 3 July

Year 1G - Angus T, Kai K, Amelia

Year 1W - No Awards

Year 2G - No Awards

Year 2W - Giorgio, Arabelle H

Year 3G - Jason

Year 3W - Harry

Year 4G - Madeleine, Cait

Year 4W - Genevieve Morgan

Year 5 - No Awards

Year 6 - Anne

Wear Pyjamas for LifeLink tomorrow

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Last chance - goods for P&F Food Drive

Our community is supporting St Vinnies and the Food Bank with a food drive.


  • WHAT: Non-perishable food items and toiletries
  • WHERE: Drop at the office or Kiss & Drive
  • WHEN: By tomorrow morning

'Together in the Spirit’ on 5 July

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council are inviting everyone around Australia - and the World - to join them on 5 July 2020, as we come ‘Together in the Spirit’ to celebrate the gifts of spirituality and culture.

For further Information please click the link below-

http://www.natsicc.org.au/

School banking now on Fridays

School banking resumes next term on Fridays. The rewards for Term 3 are the Tomato Seed Kit and Magic Mist Drink Bottle. You can find us in the library every Friday morning from 8:15 am until 8:50 am.

Musician of the week

Eva from Year 6 is Musician of the Week. Eva has played the piano for three years. She currently learns with Jordan Moore. Her favourite performance was at the performing arts festival last year were she performed "The Pink Panther", by Henri Mancini.


By Edith and Kara, The Music Ministers 2020

Book Week from Mon 17 Aug

This years' theme is Curious Creatures, Wild Minds.

A list of competitions for Book Week is attached below - a great time filler during the holidays!

MONDAY 17 AUGUST - dress up as book character

Term 1 and 2 School Fees now due

All families would have received an email with their Updated Tuition Fee Statements for 2020.

There are a number of families who have not paid their Term 1 and 2 fees which are now overdue, please pay immediately. If you would like to discuss your account or set up a Payment Plan, please contact our Finance Officer, Narelle Foster or email finance@stcolumbassp.wa.edu.au Thank you to families who have paid their account in full or are on a scheduled Payment Plan.

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Health lunchboxes

A healthy lunchbox keeps children fuelled for a long day of learning and play and supports growth and development. Lunchboxes should contain about one third of a child’s food for the day. Remember to also pack a water bottle and a Crunch Sip snack, preferably vegetables.


For more information about healthy lunches please click the link below-

https://www.crunchandsip.com.au/healthy-lunchboxes

New healthy options on canteen menu

The school canteen is an integral part of the learning environment, and as such should operate in a manner that supports the health messages of curriculum. Schools* are required to follow the Department of Education’s Healthy Food and Drink (HFD) policy.


As part of this St Columba’s have looked into ways to create a greener canteen that offers a range of healthier options. Please see the attached menu for Term 3.

Support our P&F Honey Drive

Every $40 Favourites Pack sold raises $10 for the St Columba’s P&F. Contact Kym Banes 0407 190 770 for further information. Please return the form to the Office in an envelope.

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Bricks 4 Kidz

July School Holiday program 9-14 July from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

After School every Wednesday from 29 July to 16 September 3pm to 5:30pm.

Sign up for Grasshopper Soccer

Sign up for Redhage Basketball

School Term Dates 2020

Term 2: Wednesday 29 April to Friday 3 July

Term 3: Tuesday 21 July to Thursday 24 September

Term 4: Tuesday 13 October to Friday 11 December

Important Dates 2020

Lifelink pyjama dress up day - Gold coin donation - Friday, 3 July.

Pupil Free Day - Monday, 20 July.

Students Commence Term 3 - Tuesday, 21 July.

Year 4 Assembly - Friday, 31 July.