St. Columba's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 2 | WEEK 3 | 14 MAY 2020

Cf. Is 48:20

Proclaim a joyful sound and let it be heard;

proclaim to the ends of the earth:

The Lord has freed his people, alleluia.

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Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers

I trust all mothers had a wonderful Mother’s Day on Sunday and that you took advantage of the beautiful autumn weather.

From Monday 18th May, we shall recommence classroom based teaching and attendance is compulsory, unless there are medical reasons for not doing so. If your child cannot attend school, please contact the office to discuss alternative learning arrangements. The health and safety of our students and staff continues to be a top priority and children are encouraged throughout the day to regularly wash their hands using soap and water and hand sanitiser.

Thank you for your patience at Kiss and Drive. As a community we always need to place the safety of our students first, so we thank you for your co-operation. Parents are still not permitted on school grounds; therefore the early pickup from 2:50pm will remain.

A reminder that School Fees and Payment Options forms are due. If you are having financial difficulties, please feel free to contact the Finance Officer, Narelle Foster to discuss. Email

As we focus on face to face teaching over the remaining six weeks of term, teachers will continue to build relationships with their students and immerse children in deep and engaging learning experiences.

God Bless

Allen McMahon


Merit award winners - Friday 15 May

Year 1G - Fidelia, Neve

Year 1W - Kapil, Marielle

Year 2G - Michaela, Gordon

Year 2W - Alexander, Charlotte

Year 3G - Rei, Mateo, Alessandro

Year 3W - Alexander, Asher

Year 4G - Sebastian, Isobel

Year 4W - George, Genevieve Mc

Year 5 - Scarlett H, Sohfia V

Year 6 - Matilda C, Matilda P

Artist of the week

The Artist of the Week is Esther from Pre-Primary. She drew an ANZAC Ted using sharpies and patterned paper. Esther's favourite thing about her drawing is the bear's hat. Esther loves to draw at home with textas and her favourite colour is pink.

Cerise and Sarina

Year 6 Art Ministers

Medical plan and medication

Please bring in updated medical action plans and medication - it is essential we have these.

Kiss & Drive - SURNAME on sunvisor

Help us to speed up Kiss & Drive by putting your SURNAME on your sunvisor - this will enable staff to easily identify the children for the cars coming through and have them ready to be placed into cars as they pull up.

Bricks 4 Kidz

After School program beginning in June for this term.

Wednesday's 3.30pm to 5pm.

3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun and 24 Jun

School Term Dates 2020

Term 1: Monday 3 February to Thursday 9 April

Term 2: Wednesday 29 April to Thursday 2 July

Term 3: Tuesday 21 July to Thursday 24 September

Term 4: Tuesday 13 October to Friday 11 December

Important Dates 2020

Ascension - Sun May 24

Reconciliation Week - Mon May 25 - Sun May 31

Sorry Day - Tues May 26