St. Columba's Primary School
NEWSLETTER | TERM 2 | WEEK 8 | 10 JUNE 2021
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.
Merit award winners - Friday, 18 June
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
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
Christmas Fair News
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 LittlePickle@iinet.net.au
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
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!
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.
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