St. Columba's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 2 | WEEK 1 | 30 APRIL 2020

Welcome back for Term 2.

An interesting and busy term is ahead of us with remote learning.

We are using our faith and compassion to guide us to love ourselves and others during this time.

We are nurturing a healthy mind, body and soul to learn and grow.

May the term ahead be a wonderful one for all!

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Father God.

Come be with us today.

Fill our hearts with joy.

Fill our minds with learning.

Fill our classrooms with peace.

Fill our lessons with fun.

Fill our friendships with kindness.

Fill our school with love.

Amen.

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers


Welcome back to the start of Term 2. Given what we are facing as a school and society,

it has been a very smooth transition back into student learning. I would like to thank all of the families for their support and help in providing a positive learning environment for our students. A reminder that classroom teachers will be in touch with families at least once a fortnight either by email or phone. I also hope that everyone had a break and were able to take stock and find some time to relax.


If you find that you have any issues with remote learning, please contact your classroom teacher immediately. We have had a significant number of students return to school yesterday and St Columba’s has begun to look and sound like a regular school again.


With drop off and pick up in the mornings, to alleviate some of the bank up of cars, Kiss and Drive will be open from 8:20am in the mornings. This arrangement will be in place until Friday 15 May, when the time slot will be reviewed. I would like to thank all of the parents and carers for the wonderful way in which you have utilised Kiss and Drive this term. It has been a very smooth operation thanks to everyone’s cooperation.


God Bless and keep safe.


Allen McMahon

Principal

Fee adjustments

Adjustments are currently being made to all family fee statements with a reduction in the Culture/Sport Levy, Amenities Levy and the Sacramental charges. Those families with children in the Pre-Kindy program will also receive a credit for Term 2 as the program has been cancelled for this term. New statements will be emailed to all families by the end of next week. As previously advised if you are having financial difficulties please feel free to contact the Finance Officer, Narelle Foster to discuss.

Leaver's Shirts

Our Year 6 students were thrilled to receive their Leaver's Shirts today!

Scholastic Book Club

Book Club is here for Term 2, but we're doing things a little differently. You can access the catalogue via: https://scholastic.com.au/book-club/virtual-catalogue-1/


Orders can be placed online using a Scholastic LOOP account:

https://mybookclubs.scholastic.com.au/Parent/Login.aspx


Orders will be delivered to school as normal and we will make arrangements for families learning from home to come and collect.

UR Strong free webinar: Helping kids find their brave

TODAY: 30 APRIL at 5PM

Go to Urstrong website, click on Events tab. Scroll down to Join Us at an Upcoming Event and click on Helping Kids find Their Brave: A conversation with Hey Sigmund's Karen Young.
https://urstrong.com/events/

School Term Dates 2020

Term 1: Monday 3 February to Thursday 9 April

Term 2: Wednesday 29 April to Thursday 2 July

Term 3: Tuesday 21 July to Thursday 24 September

Term 4: Tuesday 13 October to Friday 11 December