St. Columba's Primary School


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Dear Parents and Carers,

Please keep in your thoughts and prayers all of the students in Year 3,4 and 6 who will be attending the enrolment Mass this Saturday evening as a part of their preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation.

Please note I will be on leave from next Monday through until Monday, May 8. Mr Yock will be in charge while I am away.

Our students have now almost completed NAPLAN testing and once results are available the school will send them home to families with students.

The Edu Dance Concert will be held on Tuesday, April 4 at 2:00pm.

Our student leaders had a great day at the young Leaders Day on Monday. There were some great motivational speakers and many thanks to Mr Yock and Mrs Daniele for supervising and as usual our students behaviour was outstanding.

The Australian government requires information on an annual basis around the national data collection on school students with disability. The data collection process for St Columba’s will mean providing information around students with disabilities. The process is confidential and no there is not any personal information disclosed to the government.

A reminder, students will finish this term on Wednesday, April 5. Easter will be celebrated during the school holidays. School will resume in Term 2 on Wednesday, April 26.

God bless and keep safe.

Allen McMahon


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Important Dates

Friday 24 March

  • Assembly (no merits)
  • National Ride2School Day

Saturday 25 March

  • Enrolment Mass for Sacramental Program - 6pm

Monday 27 March

  • First Holy Communion Parent Information Evening - 6pm

Tuesday 28 March

  • CAPSS Cricket Carnival - Karoonda Reserve

Friday 31 March

  • DJI Competition

Sunday 2 April

  • Palm Sunday

Monday 3 April

  • St Vinnies Easter Parade

Tuesday 4 April

  • Edu Dance Concert - 2pm

Wednesday 5 April

  • Easter Prayer Service - 9am
  • Year 6 Passion Play

Thursday 6 April

  • Pupil Free Day

School Fees

School fees are due to be paid in full by 31 March 2023.

Payment option forms are now overdue, if you have not returned your form please email as soon as possible.

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Sacramental Enrolment Mass

The Sacramental Enrolment Mass for all students receiving the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation will be held this Saturday evening, 25 March, at 6pm in the St Columba’s Church. We look forward to seeing all candidates and their parents there as we begin the Sacramental journey for 2023.
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First Eucharist Parent Meeting

We invite parents of the candidates who have returned their Sacramental Enrolment form to attend the Eucharist Parent Meeting on Monday, 27 March at 6pm in the St Columba's Church. The meeting is for parents only and will be facilitated by the classroom teachers, Mr Yock, the PREP Parish Coordinator and Monsignor. The content discussed at the meeting will be the Class/PREP Program, Eucharist Retreat, Rehearsal and Mass expectations as well as the opportunity for questions.
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Edu Dance Concert Costumes

We welcome all parents in PP - Year 6 to attend the Edu-dance Performance Concert on Tuesday 4 April, commencing at 2pm. Book this date in your diaries! The Concert will take place on the top oval (next to the drive through) with specific sections for students/staff and parents. Please see the information below regarding costume requirements for the Concert.

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We ask students to bring their costume to school for their Week 9 Edu-dance lesson on either Tuesday, 28 March or Wednesday, 29 March to allow for a full performance run-through before the actual concert date. Students are required to bring their Edu-dance costume to school on the Concert Performance Day (Tuesday 4 April) and will have time in class to change into their outfits.

At the conclusion of the concert all classes will return to their classrooms where parents will have the option of collecting their child early from school if they wish. We look forward to a great experience and memorable event. Please see your classroom teacher if you have any questions.

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent-Teacher interviews form an important part of the reporting process at St Columba’s. Parent-Teacher interviews conclude on Friday, 31 March.

Any changes to current online bookings need to be made by emailing the classroom teacher.

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Kindy 2025 - Offers for siblings of existing families

The offers of enrolment for siblings of existing families for Kindy 2025 have emailed to families who have submitted all required documentation. Please ensure you accept by the deadline and call the office to pay the enrolment deposit.

If you still have outstanding documentation to submit: Please do so as soon as possible. We will email an offer once this is finalised.

If you have not yet applied for Kindy 2025: Apply online via the enrolment page on the website and ensure all required documentation is included.

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P&F News

Hi Everyone,

End of term is fast approaching. I personally cannot believe how fast this term has flown by.

The P&F held their second meeting this week. We got to know more about our P&F reps which was fantastic and got through a lot of important items on the agenda.

The events for 2023 have all been allocated which your year group reps will share with you over the next week or two.

Our next event is fast approaching.


What do we need from you?

1. Please bring in an Easter Egg to donate to St Vinnies. You can either drop them off to your class teachers or to front reception.

2. Time to get crafty! The children will be required to make an Easter themed hat at home to parade on the morning of April 3rd. St Vinnies will be picking 4 winners (yes there will be prizes).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask your class reps.

I hope everyone is staying healthy. Thinking of those that are unwell at the moment.

Have a lovely rest of your week.

Hayley Mitchell

P&F President

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2023 Dad's of St. Columba's Footy Tipping Competition

Round 1 done and dusted, we have one more week to register for our tipping competition, starting in Round 3, Thursday 30th March. Please get individual family members or family registrations completed.

Entry is free and to enter go to:

Comp code : UFCLX6MK

Complete your registration and you are set for a fun year of tipping and footy banter.

The full year tipping winner will be immortalised on the perpetual DOSCA Footy Tipping Trophy!

If you have any questions please drop an email at or call Santhosh on 0411253951

Happy tipping in 2023!



Entertainment Books

The year starts from the date of purchase of your Entertainment Book.

Scholastic Books

Cash payments are no longer accepted. Payments can be made by credit card - Visit or download the LOOP app. Your order will be electronically linked to the rest of your school's order. You do not need to complete the order form.

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School Term Dates for 2023

Term 1: Wednesday, 1 February to Wednesday, 5 April 2023

Term 2: Wednesday, 26 April to Friday, 30 June 2023

Term 3: Monday, 17 July to Friday, 21 September 2023

Term 4: Monday, 9 October to Friday, 8 December 2023

Pupil Free Days for 2023

Term 1: Thursday 6 April

Term 2: Monday 24 April, Monday 15 May and Friday 2 June

Term 3: Friday 22 September

Term 4: None

Sacrament Dates for 2023

Sacramental Program Enrolment Mass: Saturday, 25 March at 6pm

Confirmation: Saturday, 27 May at 6pm

Eucharist: Sunday, 7 May at 9:30am

Reconciliation: Saturday, 11 November at 10am