St. Columba's Primary School


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Be a bright flame before me, O God

a guiding star above me.

Be a smooth path below me,

a kindly shepherd behind me

today, tonight, and for ever.

Alone with none but you, my God

I journey on my way;

what need I fear when you are near,

O Lord of night and day?

More secure am I within your hand

than if a multitude did round me stand.


From the Principal

Dear St Columba’s school community

I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend and enjoyed some well-deserved time with family and friends. The weather was sensational and a great opportunity to spend some much needed time in the sunshine.

June 9th is the Feast Day of St Columba. St Columba is our school’s Patron Saint and celebrating this feast day is an important event in our school’s calendar. St Columba was an Irish monk who played an important part in spreading Christianity through Ireland and Scotland. The day started off with a lovely whole school Mass, celebrated by Monsignor O’Loughlin, where he reminded us that the words on our crest ‘charity and peace’ reminds us of the important work that St Columba did to assist others and how we to can follow in his footsteps. With a focus on charity, our Year Six students organised a fabulous ‘Fun Afternoon’ with a number of different stalls for the students – and what a fun afternoon it was! Lots of laughter, games and special treats were on offer. Our lucky Kindergarten students had a ‘sneak peek’ at the stalls on Wednesday and thoroughly enjoyed them! Well done to our fabulous Year Six students and Mr Beins for putting the time and effort into this event! All monies raised will be donated to Catholic Missions and LifeLink.

Each year, St Columba’s is required to provide information to the government through the National Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) regarding students with disabilities. Any student that is currently on a Medical Action Plan may also be included in this information. Please understand that no personal information is provided to the NCCD.

Finally, can I please ask that you keep Mrs Rae Jas and her family in your thoughts and prayers on the loss of her beloved father over the weekend.

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, 11th of June - Dads' of St Columba's - Footy and Campout Planning

Wednesday, 16 June - School Advisory Council Meeting at 7pm

Friday, 18 June - Year 5G Assembly

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

Thursday, 24 June - Korean Day

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Canteen Roster - Week commencing 16 June

Wednesday - Julie Hyde

Thursday - Jay Wood

Friday - Melanie Quadros

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 14 June

Monday - Christine Khose

Wednesday - Ivy Yap

Bricks 4 Kidz

Will be returning for Term 3 After School Classes every Tuesday starting July 27th to September 14th.

Due to Tuesday, 8 June being cancelled, the last day for this term will be Tuesday, 29 June 2021.

Vinnies Sleepout

On 17 June 2021 St Columba's 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

We now have a dedicated St Columba’s Christmas Fair Facebook page. Please jump onto Facebook and follow and share to help me spread the word.

Sponsorship Packages
Within 24hrs of releasing our corporate sponsorship packages we were sold out of our platinum sponsorship! But there are still many great opportunities, so please contact me if your business is keen to be involved.

Calling all Market Stall Vendors!!!
I am now also seeking expressions of interest for market stall and food vendors. Please spread the word and contact me at

Brooke Pink

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Tommy Sugo fundraiser - orders until 18 June

Order for your delicious winter meals - try the Ravioli!

Next day delivery to you, just scan the QR code to place your order. Order using the link

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The Dads of St Columbas - Footy and Camp Out planning night

When: Friday, 11th of June

Where: Como Bowls Club, 99 Hensman Street, South Perth

Time: 5.00pm til late (happy hour 5-6pm)

A food truck will be available to purchase burgers and snacks.

Come down from 5pm to meet some Dads across all year groups. The footy (Swan vs Hawks) will be on and we will begin to plan the DOSCA school camp out. This will be held from 16th-17th October on the school oval. It’s a long running event that requires helpers and volunteers, especially from dads in the early years.

For more information, contact Todd Dawson - Year 5 (0447 730 656) , Mel Naso - Year 5 and 3 (0419 924 216) or Neilsen De Souza - Pre-Primary (0417914446)

We hope to see you there!

Footy Tipping

Hello Parents and Families,

The bye rounds can prove tricky for tipsters and last week was proof of this! We have a change in the leaders with Ben Bristow18 and Binns Clan rocketing to the lead of the competition.

Current Leader Board

63 points - David B (Binns Clan)

63 points - Ben B (BenBristow18)

62 points - Todd D (Goal Sneak)

60 points - Scarlett H (The Hill Family)

60 points - Paul I (Iuliano Family)

60 points - Amelie D (Captain Shuey)

Round 12 Winner

Ben Bristow18 (Ben B) with a 5 and 5 point margin

Round 13 starts tonight with Port Adelaide playing Geelong Cats – good luck with the bye round tipping.

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, 16 June at 7pm

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