St. Columba's Primary School


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Hold my hand, Lord, show me the way
Help me be grateful for every day
Show me the difference between right and wrong
Keep me safe, Lord, all night long
Give me direction on what to do,
lead the way, Lord, I trust in you

From the Principal

Dear St Columba’s school community,

This week has been a fairly quiet one at St Columba’s! Staff are busy finalising teaching and learning programs and preparing Semester One Reports.

As winter has started, and the cold and flu season is in full swing, can I please remind parents that if your child is unwell, they should stay home until they are well enough to return to school. Please follow the normal processes and advise the school of your child’s absence by emailing the front office.

Last Thursday was a very proud moment for me as I watched our wonderful Year 6 students create and organise a fabulous ‘Fun Afternoon’. The atmosphere was exciting, and the sound of laughter and enjoyment was infectious. Congratulations to everyone as the amount raised from these stalls was $1244.50. Thank you to our dedicated staff for assisting, in particular Mr Beins.

Finally, please remember that Friday, July 2nd, is a Pupil Free Day. The school will be closed on this day as all staff will be participating in a Professional Learning Day off site.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.

God Bless

Rebecca Clarke


Merit award winners - Friday, 18 June

Year 1G - Oscar, Hugo H

Year 1W - Nash, Gabriella S, Eva

Year 2G - Genevieve, Kyle, Tate

Year 2W - Grace, Zara M

Year 3G - Audrey, Vivaan

Year 3W - Valentine, Ari

Year 4G - Ciara

Year 4W - Charlotte

Year 5G - Genevieve, Lily

Year 5W - Francesco, Maggie

Year 6 - Scarlett C, Molly

Important dates

Friday, 18 June - Year 5G Assembly

Tuesday, 22 June - CAPSS Interschool Cross Country Carnival - Year 3-6

Thursday, 24 June - Korean Day

Thursday, 1 July - LifeLink Pyjama Day - Gold Coin Donation

Thursday, 1 July - Students Finish

Friday, 2 July - Pupil Free Day - School Closed

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Catholic Performing Arts Festival - Costume Helpers

All classes from Years 1 to 6 are now preparing for next terms Festival performances. Students are really excited and we want them to look their best too.

I am looking for some handy helpers who can sew for some of our costumes. If you can help can you please email as I will begin co ordinating costumes from next week.

Thank you for your support.

Kind Regards

Louise McDonald

Canteen Roster - Week commencing 23 June

Wednesday - Julie Hyde

Thursday - Emma Whitfield

Friday - Nicole Baroni

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 21 June

Monday - Lara Tulett

Wednesday - Chia Sim

Vinnies Sleepout

Today, St Columba parent Catherine Stokes, will join the Vinnies Sleepout to support the many Australians who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. This year, following the impact of COVID some people will experience homelessness for the first time. Your donation can make a huge difference. To make a donation visit here CEO SLEEPOUT - Catherine Stokes
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Christmas Fair News

There continues to be a fabulous uptake of fair sponsorship packages, and I would like to say a huge thank you to the Family businesses within our school community who have shown their support for our major school fundraiser. Keep an eye on all the school socials over the coming months as we will be giving each of these businesses a big shout out!

A reminder to please jump onto Instagram and Facebook and follow our St Columba's Christmas Fair pages. Help me to spread the word and SHARE SHARE SHARE!

Help Needed

We are seeking someone within the school who is an Approved Manager under the liquor control act. This is a legal requirement for the management of the Bar so please let me know if you can help out.

Market Stall Vendors and Food Vendors

In the next week I will be sending out applications for market stall and food vendors. If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in a stall please email me ( to register your interest.

Brooke Pink

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Tommy Sugo pop-up Show is back this Friday

Due to popular demand, the Tommy Sugo pop-up show is back!
This Friday June 18th 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Limited range of the most popular items only: lasagnes, arancini packs, croquettes and ravioli. These were the sell-out items last time.
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Tommy Sugo Pasta - amazing Click & Collect Option!

Order online using the link for pick up this Friday 18 June at the school. Ideal for people wanting to order smaller quantities; for example, one tray of lasagne or some Arancini to try! No delivery fee!!

Purchase for Friday night dinner or weekend winter dining.

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Footy Tipping

Hello Parents and Families,

The bye rounds again have proven tricky for tipsters with scores this round ranging from 1-5. We have an outright leader in Ben B (BenBristow18) – Nice tipping Ben. Ben takes the honours for the second week running with highest tips and lowest margin.

Current Leader Board

68 points - Ben B (BenBristow18)

67 points - David B (Binns Clan)

65 Points - Todd D (Goal Sneak)

63 points - Scarlett H (The Hill Family)

63 points - Paul I (Iuliano Family)

63 points - Mark S (Scarymans)

Round 13 Winner

Ben Bristow18 (Ben B) scoring 5 and a 7 point margin

Round 14 starts Friday with Geelong Cats playing The Western Bulldogs in what will be another tough one for tipsters.

Happy Tipping

Todd Dawson

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P&F Meetings

Tuesday, 3 August at 7pm

Tuesday, 31 August at 7pm

Tuesday, 19 October at 7pm

School Advisory Council Meetings

Wednesday, 11 August at 7pm

Wednesday, 8 September at 7pm

Wednesday, 27 October at 7pm

School Term Dates

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: Friday, 2 July

Term 3: Monday, 19 July

Term 4: Monday, 11 October