St. Columba's Primary School
NEWSLETTER | TERM 1 | WEEK 2 | 18 FEBRUARY 2020
“You are the salt of the earth…. You are the light of the world…”
Year 6 on camp at Fairbridge
From the Principal
Dear Parents and Carers
A huge thank you to Jonelle Beveridge and Premier Studio for the wonderful photos on our
new school website. They really showcase what is happening at our school. The 'Families' tab has all the handy links for parents in one place. https://www.stcolumbassp.wa.edu.au
Thank you to all of the parents and carers who attended the parent information meetings on Monday night. Your child’s education is a partnership between families and school staff, and the students need to know that we are working together. With so many attending the information sessions, it signals a great school home relationship.
Today I am visiting our Year 6 students who are on camp at Pinjarra. I am sure that they will have some wonderful stories to tell once they return. A big thank you to the staff and parent volunteers attending and supervising. Without this help the camp would not be possible.
To ensure your child’s wellbeing, the school requires that parents provide up-to-date medical information concerning any allergies or medical conditions. If your child is allergic to bee stings, nuts, shellfish, eggs etc and may suffer an allergic reaction, it is paramount that the school is informed.
Once again thank you to all of our students and staff for the wonderful start to the term. Thank you to Monsignor O’Loughlin for celebrating our opening school Mass for the year. At the conclusion of the Mass our student leaders were commissioned and blessed by Monsignor into their roles for 2020.
I would like to remind families that the P&F will be holding their ‘Family Picnic’ on Friday 21 February. All families are invited - we hope to see you there!
Important dates for next week
P & F Meeting 7pm
Parent Information Evening 6pm-6.45pm Year 6
Pre-Kindy & Kindy Morning Tea with Hilary
P & F Family Picnic
Merit award winners - next Friday 21 Feb
There is no assembly this Friday due to the Year 6 children being away on camp.
Year 1G - Giverny, Lucas
Year 1W - Jackson, Neala
Year 2G - Bughaw, Brooke, Gia
Year 2W - Talin, Isabel
Year 3G - Ashton, Anabella
Year 3W - Sebastien, Florence
Year 4G - Cassandra, Jobe
Year 4W - Hannah, Cameron
Year 5 - Grace E, Molly
Year 6 - Sarina
Choonpa Korean Language Award
Year 4 - Jack
Year 5 - Sophia M
Certificate of Congratulations (Korean Education Centre)
Year 2W - Toby
Year 3W - Harrison, Aidan
Year 5 - Molly, Scarlett H
Year 6 - Madison, Xavier
IMPORTANT - It is paramount to inform us of allergies
School grounds open at 8.30am
School fees and Health Card
School fees will be sent to all families via email in the next couple of weeks. Please ensure that your email address is correct to ensure that you receive your fee statement. If you hold a current Health Care Card, please bring this to the office for photocopying and complete a current 2020 form.
Our new website photos by Premier Studio
Jonelle Beveridge, one of our St Columba’s mums, has taken a series of beautiful photos for our new website. The family’s business, Premier Studio, specialises in photographic family portraits and Jonelle’s work speaks for itself. Thank you, Jonelle, for so generously sharing your time and creative talent with us!
Enrolment for Kindy 2022 closing end Feb
Download application forms: https://www.stcolumbassp.wa.edu.au/enrolment/
P&F Picnic: Order Dolce & Solata pizza by Tue 18 Feb
- Order pizza - bring in your order form with exact money in an envelope by Tuesday 18 Feb
- Ice-cream van
- Inflatable obstacle course for adults and kids!
- Game of tug-a-war
Pizzas will be ready for collection from 5.30pm onwards at the stairs at the top oval. Download the form below.
Join our P&F - we are seeking a Secretary
Our P&F Committee - Lara Tulett (President), Larissa Barnao (Vice President) and Sarah Mann (Treasurer) - is in full swing arranging many wonderful community and fund raising events this year.
We still need a P&F Secretary, please speak with Allen if you are interested in this role.
Library volunteers needed
If you would like to volunteer your services to the library, please email: Sandra.email@example.com
Child's Name/Year Level
Monday - 8.45am
Monday - 2.30pm
Wednesday - 8.45am
Wednesday - 2.30pm
Old school uniform - give for free / receive for free - Tue 18 Feb
You may be aware that our uniform supplier is experiencing stock issues. If you have old school uniform and would like to donate it to family short on uniform, bring it to our Free Uniform session.
Tuesday 18 February
8.30am to 9am outside the library
Check your sports uniform day
Year 3 - Year 6: Check yours sports uniform day below.
This year, sports uniform will only be worn on the class' PE day and for Edu-Dance in Term 1. Please wear school uniform on all other days.
Edu-dance Term 1 - Wear sport uniform on your Edu-dance day.
Pre-Primary - Year 2: Wear sports uniform every day.
Kindy - Green Kindy shirt and school hat.
Pre-Kindy - Wear suitable play clothes.
'Circle of Security' workshop for parents with Social Worker, Hilary
Proposed Monday dates:
6PM - 9PM at FATHER BRENNAN CENTRE
If you would like to attend, please indicate your preference and register via email firstname.lastname@example.org BY FRIDAY 6TH MARCH
Return your Book Club catalogues by Mon 17 Feb
Student banking starts next week
In the library every Thursday morning from 8:15 am until 8:50 am.
The School Banking program helps children learn the value of money and develop good savings habits. The rewards for Term 1 are the Terry Denton Activity Book and Mini Soccer Ball.
If you are new to school banking and would like your child to participate, all your child needs is a Commonwealth Bank Youthsaver Account. Bring the details of the account into us on a Thursday morning and they can start banking straight away. Every 10 deposits earns your child a reward. For details of the program and to open an account see www.commbank.com.au/schoolbanking.
Volunteers - if you would like to join the team please contact our School Banking Coordinator, Lisa Peterson on 0402 319 827 or feel free to call into the Library.
Iona Presentation College scholarship applications now open
Year 7 2021, Academic and General Excellence
Year 10 2021, General Excellence2021 Music Scholarships
Applications close Friday 28 February 2020
Aquinas College Middle School Open Night
Important Dates 2020
School Photos - Wed March 25
Mother’s Day Breakfast - Fri May 8
St Mary of The Cross - Fri Aug 7
Father’s Day Breakfast - Fri Sept 4
School Open Night - Thur Sept 17
School Athletics’ Carnival - Fri Sept 18
Grandparents and Friends Celebration - Fri Oct 23
School Board and P&F AGMs - Tue Nov 10
School Term Dates 2020
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
Pupil Free Days 2020
Term 2: Tuesday 28 April
Term 3: Friday 3 July, Monday 20 July and Friday 25 September
Term 4: Monday 12 October
Sacrament Dates 2020
Sacramental Program Enrolment Mass: Saturday 14 March at 6pmConfirmation: Saturday 30 May at 6pm
Eucharist: Sunday 14 June at 9:30am
Reconciliation: Saturday 14 November at 10am to 11:30am