St. Columba's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 4 | WEEK 5 | 11 NOVEMBER 2021

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O God of truth and justice, we hold before you those whose memory we cherish,

and those whose names we will never know.

Help us to lift our eyes above the torment of this broken world,

and grant us the grace to pray for those who wish us harm.

As we honour the past, may we put our faith in your future;

for you are the source of life and hope, now and for ever.

Amen

From the Principal

Dear St Columba’s school community


Today is Remembrance Day; thank you Year 5 for the beautiful assembly.


Our Annual General Meeting was held last night. We thank the outgoing P&F Executive - Lara Tulett (President), Larissa Barnao (Vice President), Sarah Mann (Treasurer) and Louise Deshon (Secretary) - for all their hard work and dedication to enhancing the wonderful community spirit at St Columba’s. Hayley Mitchell was elected P&F President for 2022 and we are seeking parents to join Hayley on the P&F Executive. The School Advisory Council, led by Natalie Low, has been busy behind the scenes working through the School’s Strategic Plan. We thank outgoing members for their invaluable support: Natalie Low (Chair), Jose Flores and Talia Huxtable for their years of service. Our School Advisory Council for 2022 includes Phil Horner (Chair), Esmeralda Soliani and Hayley Roseby.


We extend a very warm welcome to new Assistant Principal, Jesse Yock. Jesse has been at school for the past couple of days, meeting staff and getting to know the students. Over at Kindy, the children were able to offer him some navigational advice in the kindy boat!


School fees are now over due; please make payment as soon as possible.


Our Year 3 students are celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation over the weekend; please keep them in your prayers.


God Bless

Rebecca Clarke

Principal

Merit award winners - Friday, 19 November

Year 1G - Stella, Cooper, Everlea, Ellen

Year 1W - Iris, Barbara, Gabriella D

Year 2G - Klelia, Emily, Ethan G, Olivia, Nathan, Amber

Year 2W - Amelia, Lucas V, Onye

Year 3G - Emily, Aiden W

Year 3W - Evern

Year 4G - Asher, Milani

Year 4W - Ned, Maya

Year 5G - Noel, Joel

Year 5W - Isabella

Year 6 - Amelia, Scarlett H, Christian

Important dates

Saturday, 13 November - Year 3 Reconciliation at 10-11.30am

Monday, 15 November - Scitech Incursion

Tuesday, 16 November - Scitech Incursion

Tuesday, 16 November - Kindy 2022 Information Session at 9am (Father Brennan Centre)

Wednesday, 17 November - Pre-Kindy 2022 Information Session at 9am (Father Brennan Centre)

Wednesday, 17 November - Pre Primary Excursion to UWA Theatre

Friday, 19 November - Year 6 Assembly

Sunday, 21 November - St Columba's Primary Christmas Fair

Monday, 22 November - Parent ICT Information for Year 4 Parents 2022 at 6pm

Wednesday, 24 November - Step up Transition for Whole School at 9.15am

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Christmas Fair Cake Stall - parents invited to bake a cake

Parents are invited to bake a cake, slice or cupcakes for the staff-run cake stall at next week's Christmas Fair. School can provide:
  • Cake box
  • Cellophane
  • Sticker for ingredients

Cakes can be delivered to the office on Friday before the fair, or bring it to the stall on the day.

Canteen Manager 2022

Advertisment - Canteen Manager in 2022


The successful applicant must be available three days per week 8:30am to 2:30pm during school term. This is a temporary position starting January 1, 2022 and concluding December 31, 2022. This position will include a three month probationary period. The successful applicant must have the ability to work within our Catholic ethos and to obtain an Accreditation to Work certification. Please follow the link if you wish to apply or know of someone who would be interested in working at St Columba's Primary!

St Vinnies Christmas Appeal

We are collecting for the St Vinnies Christmas Appeal. Please place your donations in the basket placed in each classroom. The closing date for all donations is the 3rd December. Thank you for your support and giving so generously to others.
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Library - Week commencing 15 November

Monday - Lara Tulett

Wednesday - Mary Donovan

Canteen - Week commencing 17 November

Wednesday - Evelyn Murray

Thursday - Jay Wood

Friday - two helpers needed


We have had some cancellations and require helpers for the following dates:


  • Friday, 19 November
  • Wednesday, 24 November
  • Thursday, 2 December
  • Friday, 3 December


If you are able to help, please contact the office.


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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Christmas Fair News

FAIR NEWS

LESS THAN 2 WEEKS TO GO!!!


LETS PROMOTE THE FAIR

To make this a huge success I need all of you to help spread the word. Please follow, like and share our Fair Instagram and Facebook.

St. Columba’s Christmas Fair | Facebook

St Columba’s P&F (@st._columbas_christmas_fair) • Instagram photos and videos


MAIL DROP: Mail drop pamphlets are on the office desk with a map of the surrounding suburbs. If you can spare some time please grab some pamphlets and highlight the streets you will cover so that we don't double up.


We also have posters that we need spread throughout the community. If you have a business, sport club or community noticeboard that you could put a poster on, please stop by the office and grab a poster.

Finally, let all your family and friends know that we would love to have them join us on the day. With a fabulous boutique market space, fair rides, games, cuddly animals, ponies, food trucks and a licenced bar overlooking the Swan River, we have something for everyone!


PRE-SALE

Avoid the queues and buy your kids fairground wrist bands and St. Columba's money books early.


  • Wrist bands and money books will be sold outside the library before and after school Monday - Thursday next week
  • $35/Wrist band: Unlimited fair ground rides, cuddly farm entry and pony rides.
  • $25 Junior Wrist Band: Unlimited access to the five junior rides (Ponies, Farm Animals, Ferris Wheel, Turbo Tubs and Bouncy Castle)
  • $20 Money Book: To help all of us "cashless" types, we have designed our very own St Columba's currency, featuring some of our favourite St. Columba's faces. You will be able to use our credit facilities to purchase a book of St. Columba's money which will be valid at all St. Columba's run stalls, rides and games at the fair, making it easier for you to have a great day and enjoy all we have on offer. Books of money will be sold next week along with the wrist bands.



HELP!!!!!

Thank you to all of you who have signed up to help on the day. We still need a number of helpers for set up and pack down. I'd appreciate you giving me an hour or two of your time to help make the day a success. Click on link below.

https://signup.com/go/DUfmErr


COLLECTING

Thank you for all of the books that have been donated. We have all we need now

We are still collecting toys and would also welcome all donations of plants. Plants will be collected the week before the fair (stay tuned for details).


So close now! I hope the kids are getting excited.


Brooke Pink

Littlepickle@iinet.net.au

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Entertainment Books

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

Chorister for a Day

Invitation to any boys aged between 6–14 years of age who you think may be interested in this wonderful opportunity to meet our choristers, sing and grow in their faith – and get a bit of a taste of Cathedral musical life !!

Registrations close Thursday, 18 November 2021

Plenary Council Assembly

THURSDAY 18 November 5.30-8.30pm - Continuing the Dialogue: Observations and reflections on the First Plenary Council Assembly

The opening session of the Plenary Council concluded on October 10 after an intense week of prayer, discussion and discernment.

The Council for Catholic Women Perth warmly invites you to hear Perth's women members share their experience of the first assembly of the Plenary Council.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions and to contribute to this dialogue. Men and women are all welcome.

Venue : James Nestor Hall ,Catholic Education Office 50 Ruislip St West Leederville

When: Thursday 18 November, 5.30pm - 8.30pm (Light refreshments served 5.30pm - 6pm)

RSVP: Tuesday 16 November by email kerrymacfarlane2@gmail.com or mobile 0400 886 835

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Calendars

School Term Dates

Term 4: Tuesday, 12 October to Friday, 10 December