St. Columba's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 1 | WEEK 8 | 25 MARCH 2021

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God made you and God made me,
he made the world for us to see.
God loves you and long ago,
he sent his Son to tell us so.

Jesus showed us many things,
to love and share and dance and sing.

To learn and pray, to help and care,

he promised he'd always be there.


He died but then came back to life,

let's celebrate for he's alive!

Amen.

From the Principal

Dear St Columba’s school community,


Last week was a big week of celebrations and recognitions. We held our first Mission Day on St Patrick’s Day with students invited to wear green and bring a gold coin donation. The students did a fabulous job and raised over $500 for the Lord Mayors Bushfire Appeal. The Feast of St Joseph was a lovely, reflective day with liturgies held at the Chapel at the Convent with Sister Maree Riddler.


Harmony Day was another celebration of the wonderful cultural diversity that we have at St Columba’s. I was amazed at the various traditional clothing students were dressed in! This was truly a magnificent sight to see and I’m fairly sure most cultures from around the world were represented.


Nothing is better than a friendly staff versus students cricket match. The game was held today at lunchtime and was a fun and high-spirited game, led my Sir Donald Beinsman (aka Mr Beins), with the Sport Ministry presenting the winning team a golden mini cricket bat. Unfortunately, the runner-up’s received a very large tissue! Thank you to the Year 6 class for organising this entertaining event and winning the match!


This Sunday is Palm Sunday, also known as Passion Sunday. In Christian tradition, this is the first day of Holy Week and commemorates Jesus’ triumphant arrival into Jerusalem, days before he was crucified. Palm Sunday is known as such because we will often receive palm fronds at Mass which are used to participate in the re-enactment of Jesus' arrival into Jerusalem. In the Gospels, Jesus entered Jerusalem riding a young donkey, and to the lavish praise of the townspeople who threw clothes, palms or small branches, in front of him as a sign of homage. This was a customary practice for people of great respect. Please take the time over the weekend to reflect with your family on the significance of Palm Sunday as we head into Holy Week.


Wishing everyone a lovely weekend!


God Bless

Rebecca Clarke

Principal

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Merit award winners - Friday, 26 March

Year 1G - Molly, Phoebe

Year 1W - Evelyn, Noah

Year 2G - Miles, Jackson

Year 2W - Fidelia, Andrew

Year 3G - Martin, Francesca

Year 3W - Arabella, Charlotte

Year 4G - Anabella, Rachel

Year 4W - Spencer, Poppy

Year 5G - James, Amelie

Year 5W - Chayse, Michael

Year 6 - Sophia M, Amanda

Important dates

Friday, 26 March - Year 1W Assembly

Monday, 29 March - No Homework this week

Monday, 29 March - P&F Meeting at 7pm

Tuesday, 30 March - Interschool Swimming Carnival - Selected Students in Year 4-6, 9-1pm

Tuesday, 30 March - Parent Meetings 3.20-6pm

Wednesday, 31 March - Parent Meetings 3.20-6pm

Wednesday, 31 March - School's LEAP / Project Compassion Easter Raffle

Thursday, 1 April - Holy Thursday Liturgy Church - 9am

Thursday, 1 April - Edu Dance Concert at 2.15pm

Thursday, 1 April - Students Last Day for Term 1

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Medicare Information by return by tomorrow

It is a requirement to collect Medicare details for all students attending our school. Forms have been sent home to each family. Can you please complete these and return them by tomorrow.

Canteen Roster - Week commencing 31 March

Wednesday - Julie Hyde

Thursday - Alayna Fleming

Friday - Closed

If you are on roster and are unable to make your roster day, please endeavour to find a replacement and advise Maria immediately via phone or email.

Library Roster - Week commencing 29 March

29 March -

31 March - Nicole Baroni, Mary Donovan

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P&F News

Hi Everyone


We would like to say a big thank you to all those who ordered Hot Cross Buns. Orders are now finalised. Please collect your Hot Cross Buns - Anyone who can’t make these times, please email and we can send your order with your child to Kiss 'n Drive ltulett@hotmail.com


  • Tuesday afternoon 3.00pm – 3.20pm
  • Wednesday morning 8.30am – 9.00am
  • Wednesday afternoon 3.00pm – 3.20pm


We hope to see as many people as possible at the Peter Rabbit 2 movie on Sunday 2.30pm at Cygnet Theatre Como. Tickets are still available.


Our P&F Meeting is on Monday 29th March 7pm in the staffroom. Everyone is welcomed.


Have a great weekend


Cheers

Lara Tulett

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Footy Tipping - Sign up and join in!

Hello Parents and Families,


Great to have footy back and Round 1 didn’t disappoint with some close games and some unexpected wins for Sydney and Adelaide. Thank you so much for the additional registrations over the past week, we are now at 16 registrations and with another week yet to get registrations in before the comp starts, it would be great to see this number continue to grow.


Please see Lorraine or Andrea in the office and pay your $20 registration to receive the access code to register online and start tipping.


If you are unable to get to the school office to make payment and register, please contact me on dosca.footytipping@gmail.com


All funds raised contribute to our St Columba’s P&F.


We look forward (from Round 3 Thursday 1st April ) to having a bit of fun in 2021 with DOSCA Footy Tipping.


Regards

Todd Dawson

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Camp Australia

Bricks 4 Kidz - Term 2

The enrolment page is here: https://www.bricks4kidz.com.au/perth-gosnells/program-events/after-school-programs-lego-bricks/


Best Regards,

Rachel Koo & The BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Team

2021 Leisurelife Junior Sports (Netball, Basketball, Soccer)

SPJFC - Female Teams Invite

Registration is Free for all Girls that is a saving of $180! Last week to Register!

South Perth Junior Football Club - Come & Try Auskick

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P&F Meetings

Monday, 29 March at 7pm

Tuesday, 11 May at 7pm

Tuesday, 15 June at 7pm

Tuesday, 10 August at 7pm

Tuesday, 7 September at 7pm

Tuesday, 26 October at 7pm

School Advisory Meetings

School Term Dates

Term 1: Monday, 1 February to Thursday, 1 April

Term 2: Tuesday, 20 April to Thursday, 1 July

Term 3: Tuesday, 20 July to Friday, 24 September

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

Pupil Free Days

Term 2: Monday, 19 April

Term 3: Tuesday, 8 June, Friday, 2 July, Monday, 19 July

Term 4: Monday, 11 October