St. Columba's Primary School
NEWSLETTER | TERM 1 | WEEK 7 | 18 MARCH 2021
To you, O blessed Joseph (Ad te, beate Ioseph)
To you, O blessed Joseph, do we come in our afflictions, and having implored the help of your most holy spouse, we confidently invoke your patronage also.
Through that charity which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the paternal love with which you embraced the child Jesus, we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by his blood, and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.
O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ; O most loving father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence; O our most mighty protector, be kind to us and from heaven assist us in our struggle with the power of darkness.
As once you rescued the child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God’s Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity; shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your aid, we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen.
From the Principal
Dear St Columba’s school community,
It was lovely to see so many of our families come together as a whole school community over the weekend with the Sacramental Commitment Mass on Saturday night, followed by the P&F ‘Welcome Back’ Picnic on Sunday afternoon. On Monday, the Riverton Leisureplex came to life as the Year 4 – 6 students participated in the Swimming Carnival. It was great to see that the students took the advice from Year 2W and focused on teamwork throughout the carnival. Congratulations to our winners on the day. Thank you to Mr Chatt for organising the event and to all the parent helpers who volunteered their time.
Wednesday was a sea of green as the school celebrated St Patrick’s Day! Thank you to everyone for supporting this important cause and bringing in a gold coin donation, with all monies raised to go towards the Lord Mayor’s Bushfire Appeal.
Harmony Week is an important week as it celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity and how all of our differences make Australia a great place to live. To celebrate Harmony Week, the students are invited to wear traditional clothing or orange on Monday March 22 to highlight inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. I am very excited to see the many cultures that we have at St Columba’s on display.
A reminder that the Parent/Teacher interviews for students in Kindergarten to Year 6 will be held in the afternoons of Tuesday March 30 and Wednesday March 31. This is a great opportunity for parents to touch base with teachers and discuss any concerns they may have in relation to their child’s learning. All bookings need to be made through PTO Online and are for ten minutes duration.
Wishing everyone a lovely weekend!
Merit award winners - Friday, 26 March
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 over next two weeks
Friday, 19 March - Feast of St Joseph
Sunday, 21 March - Harmony Day
Monday, 22 March - Harmony Day Assembly - Dress National dress or Orange
Tuesday, 23 March - P&F Meeting 7pm
Friday, 26 March - Year 1W Assembly
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
Support our school fundraiser for LEAP and Project Compassion
We are raising funds to help our Year 3 - 6 children participate in opportunities such Maths Olympiad and Tournament of Minds, as well as for Project Compassion.
Raffle tickets on sale outside the Library Monday, 22 to Wednesday, 31 March.
Seeking donations for our Easter Raffle by tomorrow:
- Easter Eggs
- Easter colouring books
- Headbands, stickers and alike
Book your Parent/Teacher meetings by 26 March
Edu-Dance - Thursday, 1 April 2021 at 2.15pm
Canteen Menu - Have you seen our new canteen additions?
Cold rice salad (available on the Thursday only special)
Home made pizzas (available on the Thursday only special)
Warm chicken salad wrap (available on the Friday only special)
On 15 March at Riverton Leisureplex Students in Years 4 to 6 attended the St Columba’s Swimming Carnival. The students represented their faction over various swimming strokes, distances, relays and novelty games. The students were wonderful sports people cheering their faction and competitors on.
At the end of the carnival it was MacKillop who proved themselves worthy to win the Carnival and trophy. Students that qualify (reserves if required) for the CAPSS Inter School Swimming Carnival can find the squad sheet listed besides the support room. A sheet was also given out to those students that qualified and parents can follow the links on it to fill out the permission note.
A special thank you to all the parent helpers and supporters who attended the event.
The school has several technology assets for sale
For individual Sale:
- iPad 2's and 4's with a case (ipad 2's also come with a cable)
- iPads have some minor engraving on the back and general minor marks.
- Chargers sold separately $10 (limited numbers)
There is a spreadsheet at the front office for condition/comments on each iPad.
To find further/better specifications on each device please search the model number and/or EMC number online that is on the spreadsheet. All devices have been been factory reset and can be set up for personal use after purchase.
An example of each device is on display at reception.
Purchases can be made via eftpos at reception.
Cases for the iPads come free but are given on a 1:1 purchase with an item and are first in first served.
Disclaimer: all items are sold without warranties and as is (internal condition is unknown). The example devices will only be sold once all others are.
Join us in seven days of Prayer for the Year of St Joseph
Thank you to everyone that came on Sunday to the Picnic. We had beautiful weather and great turn out. It was lovely to meet so many new families that have joined our community.
The children had a ball on the obstacle course and the bouncy castle.
A great T20 cricket game was also going on with parents and teachers against students, it was lots of fun. It was great to see our teachers there too and relaxing thank you for giving up some of your weekend.
A reminder that Hot Cross Buns sales close tomorrow evening, please order yours and some for the Family members too.
Our next Fund-raiser is the Peter Rabbit 2 Movie on Sunday 28th March at 2.30pm Cygnet Theatre Preston Street Como. A great family movie! Invite as many people you know. Tickets are $13 each on trybooking. All money raised goes towards playground upgrades.
The position of P&F Representative to the Board is still available. This requires two meetings a month, on a Tuesday and on a Wednesday. You are required to go to both meetings and report on the updates. If your interested please contact me on
We still need Class Representatives from both Year 4 classes and Year 5W. If you are interested please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org and advise your class teacher.
The next P&F meeting is on Tuesday 23rd March at 7pm in the staff room.
P&F Hot Cross Bun Fundraiser
Deluxe Hot Cross Buns fresh from Lawley's Bakery
$8.50 per 6 pack
3 varieties; traditional, chocolate, fruitless
Try Booking now open for orders, must be in by tomorrow.
Hot Cross buns will be delivered to classrooms on Tuesday March 30th and Wednesday March 31st – just in time for Easter!
Order two packs – one to eat and one to freeze!
Containers for Change
At school containers can be placed into the big blue bin outside the pedestrian gate between Kalyara Mia and the library.
Hello Parents and Families,
Football is back tonight with reigning premiers, Richmond playing Carlton.
Not had time yet to get registered for the Dad’s of St Columba’s (DOSCA) Footy Tipping Competition? Don’t stress, due to lower than expected registrations (so far we only have 12 registrations) we will start the comp from Round 3, this allows two more weeks to get registered for a season of fun.
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 to pay to register, please connect with me on email@example.com and we can look at how we can get you paid up and registered.
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.
South Perth Junior Football Club - Come & Try Auskick
Vic Park Hockey Club Registration
Associates Rugby Club (SOAKS) Junior Rugby Flyer
2021 SPJFC Female Teams Invite
Girls only AFL Football Clinics
Tuesday, 23 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
Wednesday, 24 March 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: Monday, 19 April
Term 3: Tuesday, 8 June, Friday, 2 July, Monday, 19 July
Term 4: Monday, 11 October