St. Columba's Primary School


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Hold my hand, God. Lead the way.

Help me be good every day.

Let me know what’s wrong and right.

Keep me safe all through the night.

Let me know what you have planned.

Lead the way, God, Hold my hand.


Message form the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers

There has been a lot on offer this week, with Aussie animals visiting Kindy; Tae Kwon Do and T-Ball in sport; and an Aboriginal incursion by Kerry Ann Winmar, whom we thank for sharing her knowledge of the history of Aboriginal people and culture within our local community of South Perth.

A reminder about the compulsory Reconciliation Parent Evening on Monday, 26 October (6 pm in the Parish Centre) and that school photos are being taken on Tuesday and Thursday.

Our P&F have been busy arranging numerous fundraising activities for playground resources and I hope you will be able to support their endeavours. You can join other families on Sunday for the movie; purchase raffle tickets from your Class Rep; or order cards and tea towels.

Enjoy the Grand Final footy this weekend and congratulations to the winners of the Dads' of St Columba's Footy Tipping Competition, announced in this newsletter.

God Bless and keep safe.

Allen McMahon


Merit award winners - Friday 30 October

Year 1G - Kye H, Noah A, Ethan, Olivia, Amelia, Annabelle

Year 1W - Lauren, Klelia, Daniel, Samuel, Olivia, Zara M

Year 2G - Bughaw, Darcey, Gordon, Valentine, Gia

Year 2W - Raphaella, Matilda, Ari. VP, Michael

Year 3G - Ava, Ghalib, Tiana, Edward (Ned), Rei

Year 3W - Sam, Allegra, Matthew, Florence, Poppy, Spencer

Year 4G - Maggie, Alexa, Siri, Chikamuso, Jobe

Year 4W - Genevieve Morgan, Chayse, Martina, George, Chloe

Year 5 - Tyla, Holly, Ethan, Bridie

Year 6 - Cerise, Lucia, Sarina, Andrew, Kara

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Artist of the Week

The Artist of the Week is Aubree with her colourful wombat. Aubree’s favourite thing about her art is how she drew lots of different shapes scattered around the piece. She loves drawing with textas and her favourite colour is black. Aubree thinks this is her best artwork yet!

Cerise and Sarina

Year 6 Art Ministers

Photo Day

Photos Taken:

Tuesday, 27 October - Family Photos in Library at 8.15am.

Tuesday, 27 October - Pre Kindy, KW, PP-Year 6, Year 6 School Leaders, Choir.

Thursday, 29 October - Pre Kindy and KG.

What to wear:

Students in Pre-Kindy - Optional.

Students in Kindy - Green Polo Sports Top.

Students from PP-Year 2 Sports Uniform Only.

Students from Year 3-6 are required to wear Formal School Uniform.

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Camp Out refunds

Earlier in the year a number of families made a payment to attend the 2020 St Columba’s Camp Out. As the camp was unable to go ahead the money paid has been held by the P&F. An email will go out to those families this week outlining the options available for these funds.

Please email if you have any queries.

P&F movie this Sunday - book your ticket!

Our movie fundraiser is "Secret Garden" at the Cygnet Theatre on Sunday afternoon, 25 October at 1pm. Tickets are $12 - bookings are open on the link below.
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P&F fundraiser: Order cards - closes 25 Oct

Order forms have gone home with the children and you are now able to place your orders for this P&F fundraiser.

Go to the link:

Use the codes from your child's form, which were sent home last week.

Dads of St Columba's Footy Tipping Competition

As the AFL Grand Final is upon us this weekend, time to share with you where honours go for this year’s Dads of St. Columba’s Footy Tipping competition.

In a year where you needed to be on top of your tipping game with games and rounds played at all sorts of random times, it needed a good dose of focus and effort and clearly our winner not only did this they also were very good at picking the winners.

Backing up their 2018 efforts, the 2020 winner is….

The Merenda Family – Lee Merenda 113 points

Runners Up went to both ATG – Alan G and Iuliano Family – Paul Iuliano on 108 points.

We are making preparation for the perpetual trophy and personal trophy to be presented in an upcoming assembly to Ava representing The Merenda Family.

Thank you for your commitment and support of our P&F through the Footy Tipping and see you all again (and more) in 2021.

P&F Teacher's Wish List for 2020

Thank you to our P&F for your donation of $500. We received eight stools for our activity stations, craft letter stencils that we will use for our projects, two paper trimmers for cutting paper and a laminator to mount our beautiful work.

We truly appreciate your hard work and generosity.

Year 6 Class 2020.

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World Teachers Day - Friday, 30 October

Let's celebrate Children's Week 24th Oct - 1st Nov 2020

Theme - Children have the right to choose their own friends and safely connect with others.

Children's Week celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood and a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities. ( Based upon the United Nations Rights of the Child Article 15)

St Vinnies Christmas Appeal

Thank you for your outstanding generosity! We are overwhelmed with the donations we have already received.

Please continue to place your donations in the basket placed in each classroom. The closing date for all donations is the 24th November Thank you for your support and giving so generously to others.

Get Fit Fridays at 8am

Students in Years 3 to 6 who are participating in Friday morning fitness can wear their sports uniform for fitness and may remain in their sports uniform for the day. All other children are to wear their school uniform.

Fridays before school - 8 am to 8.25 am

Running and walking - bottom oval

Dancing Club - Kalyara Mia

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Canteen helpers roster

Week Commencing 26th October 2020

Wednesday - Ashleigh Goodchild

Thursday - Rose Parker

Friday - Sruthi Pingali

We have enough volunteers for Friday in the canteen, however there are a few openings for Wednesday or Thursday. Please let the office know if you would like to help out.

Scholastic Book Club

Book Club orders in by Monday, 26th October 2020.

VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays

Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays.

VacSwim in January offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations during the long break. Not only are they a great school holiday activity, they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.

Your children can start as young as five years old.

Don’t wait! Enrol your children in VacSwim now at

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Camp Australia

Bricks 4 Kidz - Started Wednesday, 21 October

We are looking forward to be back at St. Columba’s CPS to run our after school program.

The link for booking is as follows:

School Term Dates 2020

Term 4: Monday 12 October to Friday 11 December

Important Dates 2020

P & F Movie at the Cygnet - Sunday, 25 October @ 1pm.

Reconciliation Parent Information Evening - Monday, 26 October @ 6pm.

School Photo Day - Pre Kindy - Year 6 - Tuesday, 27 October.

Bully Zero - Safety Net Incursion Yr 4-6 - Wednesday, 28 October.

School Photo Day - Pre Kindy - Year 6 - Thursday, 29 October.

World Teachers Day - Friday, 30 October.

Year 3 Assembly - Friday, 30 October.

Reconciliation Retreat Day Incursion - Tuesday, 3 November.

P & F Meeting - Tuesday, 3 November.

Eucharist Retreat Day - Thursday, 5 November.

P & F Ninja Warrior Fundraiser - Friday, 6 November.