St. Columba's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 4 | WEEK 6 | 18 NOVEMBER 2021

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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.

Amen

From the Principal

Dear St Columba’s school community


It is very hard to believe that the end of the year is rapidly approaching, and all classes are heavily involved in lots of extra activities. Congratulations to our Year 5 and 6 girls cricket team for making the Woolworths Cricket Blast School Cup State Finals. They will compete tomorrow, fingers crossed they bring home the trophy!


Nothing creates more excitement then when you arrive at school to see the Scitech van parked in the driveway. This week, Mrs Celedin, organised an amazing Scitech incursion for all our students in Pre-Primary to Year 6. The workshops focused on Earth and Space sciences with the highlight being the Spacedome! Thank you to Mrs Celedin for facilitating this fabulous, hands-on experience.


Thank you to our wonderful Early Years Staff who ran the 2022 Parent Information Sessions for Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten. A reminder that the Year 4 teachers will be running an ICT Parent Information Session on Monday, November 22 for our Year 3 parents. This session will cover everything you need to know about the BYOD Program here at St Columba’s.


Next Wednesday the whole school will take part in a ‘Step-Up’ Transition morning starting at 9:15am. The aim of this morning is for all students to move to their classrooms for 2022, meet the teachers who will be taking that year level and participate in some activities. Please be aware that while students will meet the teachers, they will not find out which class they will be in until the end of Term 4.


Our annual Carols Concert is on Friday December 3. It is expected that all students from Pre-Primary to Year Six attend this school event as each class will perform a carol. If your child cannot attend for any reason, please email the schools admin address: admin@stcolumbassp.wa.edu.au for the attention of Mrs Clarke. The choir will commence singing at 5.45pm with classes performing from 6pm. All students Pre-Primary to Year 6 are to be dropped off to their classrooms by 5.30pm. Choir students will give their attendance to their classroom teacher and then proceed to the music room by 5.15pm. Students are to wear Christmas colours, green, red or gold t-shirts or dresses, and/or Christmas hats and accessories. The more Christmas colours and accessories, the better!


Please take note of the new, simpler process for booklists next year - details are in the newsletter.


Finally, to our very hard-working P&F team I wish you all the best for the St Columba’s Christmas Fair on Sunday. The weather forecast looks sensational and I’m sure it will be a wonderful success.


Have a lovely weekend!

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

Friday, 19 November - Merit Awards, Art Awards, Math Olypiad and Maths Competiton Certificates Presented

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

Friday, 26 November - Year 6 Performance

Tuesday, 30 November - Choir Excursion

Tuesday, 30 November - Year 6 Graduation at St Columba's Church at 6pm

Thursday, 2 December - Christmas Dress Up fun Day - Mission St Vinnies - Gold Coin Donation

Thursday, 2 December - KG Christmas Concert

Friday, 3 December - KW Christmas Concert

Friday, 3 December - Carols Evening at 5.15pm

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Woolworths Cricket Blast Regional Finals

On 11 November at Yokine Reserve selected students in Years 5 and 6 attended the WWCB School Cup Regional Finals. The team achieved selection for this competition by winning our local CAPSS Cricket Carnival. The students represented St Columba's in one Girls team over four modified cricket games with 28 teams in the girls competition. St Columba’s played very competitively in some tough competitions throughout the day. The hard efforts of our girls meant they were successful in being one of seven teams to qualify for the State competition being held at the WACA next Friday!


A special thank you to Mrs Edmondson and Mr Dawson who ran the many trainings in the lead up and coached the teams on the day, plus our many supporters who attended the event. The commitment from of our parent helpers and the dedication of our students made this possible. We are very proud of our student’s efforts, displaying their cricketing abilities and being excellent representatives of their school.


Well Done!!!


Leigh Chatt

Physical Education

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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 Sundays Christmas Fair. School can provide:
  • Cake box
  • Cellophane
  • Sticker for ingredients

Cakes can be delivered to the office tomorrow, or bring them to the stall on Sunday.

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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 22 November

Monday - Sheridan Andrews

Wednesday - Chia Sim

Canteen - Week commencing 24 November

Wednesday - helpers needed

Thursday - Alana Billings

Friday - Vilma Ierace-Preen, one helper needed


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

  • 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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Scholastic Book Club

Online orders are due by 24 November 2021.

Christmas at St Columba's Church

Last year for the first time we had the Christmas Vigil Mass on the school oval at 7pm. It was an outstanding success, so we will repeat it this year on Friday, 24 December. Children are invited to dress as Angels and Shepherds. If you are coming please bring your own rugs and folding chairs. The Mass will be followed by our customary Christmas Cheer of sliced Christmas cake, biscuits and slices. Cool drinks for the children, red wine, white wine and sherry for the adults. Donations of all these may be left in the Church porch or Parish Centre.


Christmas is prepared for by Advent, leading the call of John the Baptist to prepare the way of the Lord.


Our beautiful Christmas Crib will be set up on Monday, 6 December from 8am. Helpers are needed, please email sec@southperthcatholic.org.

If you can assist we will have children playing the part of Mary and Joseph for each Mass. Reconciliation Second Rite will be celebrated on Tuesday, 21 December at 730pm.


I wish you all a prayer-filled Advent and a very Happy and Holy Christmas.


Monsignor Brian O'Loughlin

Parish Priest

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Christmas Fair News

FAIR NEWS

3 DAYS TO GO!!!!!

This year has flown by and I can't believe our big Fair is this weekend.


WHAT DO WE HAVE ON OFFER THIS SUNDAY

  • Over 40 Market Stalls
  • Heaps of Rides, Games and Craft for all ages
  • Face Painting, Glitter Faces and Crazy Hair
  • Cuddly Animal Farm
  • Pony Rides (12:30pm-3:30pm)
  • Cake Stall, Fairy Floss and Food Trucks
  • Licenced Bar
  • Entertainment on The Stage 11-4


STAGE SCHEDULE

  • 11:00AM Welcome to Country (Kerry-Ann Winmar)
  • 11:15AM Soda and Pop Dance
  • 11:40AM Celtic Academy of Irish Dance
  • 12:10PM Lions Youth Jazz Band
  • 1:00PM Magic B-Rad
  • 1:45PM Universal Dance and Performance
  • 2:10PM St Columba's Catholic Primary School Choir
  • 2:45PM Universal Dance and Performance
  • 3:10PM Jordan Moore and Ellen Duhig (Piano and Cello Duets)


LETS PROMOTE THE FAIR

There is still time to 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 a pile and highlight the streets you will cover so that we don't double up.

Finally, let all your family and friends know that we would love to have them join us on the day.


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 school tomorrow.


$35/wrist band: Unlimited fair ground rides, cuddly farm entry and pony rides.

$25 Junior Wrist Band: Unlimited access to the 5 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 the week prior to the fair 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. 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


GARDEN STALL DROP OFF

If you have plants for the Garden stall they can be placed behind the sport shed today, tomorrow and Saturday.

If you have large plants or many to drop off you can come down the kiss and drive today and Friday from 3:30-4:00pm to unload.


Thank you to everyone who has been working hard behind the scenes and to all of you who have put your hands up to help on the day!!

All that's left to say now is ...... SEE YOU AT THE FAIR!!!


Brooke Pink

Littlepickle@iinet.net.au

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St Columba's Canvas Bags

St Columba’s Canvas Bags on sale now!

Get your bags prior to the Fair

Every morning outside the library

$5.00 each

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Entertainment Books

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

Camp Australia

Bookings now open for "Rocketeers" - School Holiday Fun!

Bricks 4 Kidz

This Summer School Holidays we are running Workshops with LEGO® and Coding with Robotics. Our holiday programs are designed for kids ages 5 -12. We have many themes to inspire creativity and fun.


Our Summer School Holiday Workshops are located at the following locations:

  • BRICKS 4 KIDZ City West @ West Perth
  • Providence Christian College @ Southern River
  • Mary Davies Library and Community Centre @ Baldivis

Code Camp Newsletter

School holiday coding and creative technology camps!


Victoria Park Swimming

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Calendars

School Term Dates

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