St. Columba's Primary School


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Thank you that in a world of despair,

You are our Hope.

In a world of darkness,

You are our Light.

In a world of sorrow,

You are our joy.

Message form the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers

It's been a fun week for our Early Learners: Pre-Primary have launched into Term Three investigations with great enthusiasm and observing ‘snail art’ has been particularly fascinating, while Kindy enjoyed the worm incursion yesterday. You can enjoy the photos on our Facebook.

Please be reminded that this week's assembly has been moved to Monday. Parents are now able to attend, but social distance needs to be maintained.

The new healthy option additions to our Canteen menu have been very well received. On Wednesday we provided over 50 sushi servings to students and the huge popularity of the Slinky apple machine means a lot of fresh apples are being eaten! These are all part of our wellness program.

With the higher demand for canteen items, we are urgently seeking more parent volunteers on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please email the office if you are able to help.

For those of you in the Dad's of St Columba's footy tipping competition, we trust you are enjoying daily matches! Community initiatives such as these enrich our school.

God Bless and stay safe.

Allen McMahon


Merit award winners - Monday 3 August

Year 1G - Nena, Caleb, Amaia, Amber

Year 1W - Neala, Kyle, Andrew

Year 2G - Dinuli, Aiden W

Year 2W - Audrey, Romain

Year 3G - Jason, Ghalib, Vivienne, Charlotte

Year 3W - Aidan, Sophie

Year 4G - Nikola, Noel, Nanditha, Joel

Year 4W - Oskar, Ashlee, Michael, Isabella

Year 5 - Marisa, Lola, Sophia M

Year 6 - Celeste, Anne, Lachlan

Cross Country parent volunteers

We need parent volunteers for Cross Country - please email if you are able to help.

Duties include course marshalling, set up (8:20am) and pack down; supervising children around the course and attend to first aid as required.


Canteen helpers - Wednesdays and Thursdays

With the higher demand for canteen items, we are urgently seeking more parent volunteers on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please email the office if you are able to help.

Artist of the Week

The Artist of the Week is Scarlett from Year 5. Her favourite thing about her Colour Wheel is the different shades of colours on each section. Scarlett used markers and textas to colour in her art and her favourite colours are blue and purple. Scarlett enjoys looking at modern day art at the Art Gallery.

Sarina and Cerise

Year 6 Art Ministers

Book Week Assembly - Mon 17 Aug

Book Week Assembly is on 17 August - children dress as a book character or curious creature.

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Waste Free Wednesday

As part of our wellness program, we're encouraging families to go 'waste free' every Wednesday!

New healthy options on canteen menu

As part of this, St Columba’s have looked into ways to create a greener canteen that offers a range of healthier options. Please see the attached menu for Term 3.

A safe, respectful and equitable place of learning

As members of St. Columba's Catholic School Community, we can all help to create a safe, respectful and equitable place of learning. A school where every child feels welcome, their voice is heard, valued and their culture and language is acknowledged with honour.

There are many areas in the Curriculum the topics of racism, social justice, human rights and Catholic social teachings can be raised. This includes our Keeping Safe Child Protection Curriculum.

Recently in Rome, Pope Francis said racism is antithetical to human life: "My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life."

As parents and carers we can also impart this message at home in those teachable moments in conversation with our children.

If you would like more information and/or talk further about ways to support your child please contact by email or request an appointment in person at the office. I am available on site at St. Columba's each Monday term time.

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Camp Australia Newsletter

Over the last couple of weeks, we have been busy doing various activities and crafts. Last week, we participated in many activities to welcome students back to school. We created Lego creations about part of our holiday such as scenes from a beach. We made some unicorn foam with just dishwashing liquid a whisk and a lot of elbow grease from Kym and some helpers.

Read more in the newsletter...

Student banking

Student banking is on Fridays. The rewards for Term 3 are the Tomato Seed Kit and Magic Mist Drink Bottle. You can find us in the library every Friday morning from 8.15 am until 8.50 am.

Marshall's Tennis Academy

Junior Hockey

Make-up sessions for last term's hockey players will be held over the following four Tuesdays from 7.30-8.30am

  • 25th August
  • 1st September
  • 8th September
  • 15th September

We are also accepting registrations for Term Four - see attached flyer.

Trinity College

Trinity College warmly invites you to attend our Twilight Tour on Wednesday, 5 August 2020 to learn more about the unique TC Spirit and the vast curricular and co-curricular opportunities that the College has to offer. Our Twilight Tour will include an address from the Principal and Junior/Senior Head Prefects, student-led tours (including a sneak peek behind the scenes of the College's production of The Mikado), light refreshments and a Q&A with key staff, teachers and the admissions team.

The tour will commence at 4:00pm. Please register your details at:

Parish Evangelisation Survey

School Term Dates 2020

Term 3: Tuesday 21 July to Thursday 24 September

Term 4: Tuesday 13 October to Friday 11 December

Important Dates 2020

Year 4 Assembly - Monday, 3 August. (Date changed from 31 July)

Mathematics Competition - Tuesday, 4 August.

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Free Dress Footy Day - Friday, 7 August.

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Feast Day - Saturday, 8 August.

School Cross Country (Yr 3-6) - Wednesday, 12 August.

Year 5 Assembly - Friday, 14 August.

Book Week - 17 August. (Week 5)

Science Week - 15-23 August. (Week 6)

Year 2 Assembly - Friday, 28 August.

Kindy OT Screening - Monday, 7 September.

Year 1 Assembly - Friday, 11 September.

Kindy OT Screening - Monday, 14 September.

School Open Night/Art Exhibition - Thursday 17 September.

Athletics Carnival (Yr K-6) - Friday, 18 September.

Pupil Free Day - Friday, 25 September.

Pupil Free Day - Monday, 12 October.