St. Columba's Primary School

NEWSLETTER | TERM 1 | WEEK 3 | 17 FEBRUARY 2022

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Hail Mary, full of grace.

The Lord is with thee.

Blessed art thou among women,

and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,

Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God,

pray for us sinners,

now and at the hour of our death.

Amen

From the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers


A big thank you to staff who have managed a smooth start to the year, despite the Covid disruptions.


The children have settled in well and it is great to see the Kindy and Pre-Primary students becoming so independent during the Kiss and Drive times.


The school had its CEWA organised Ventilation Audit last Friday and I am awaiting the report to be sent through. My understanding is that the majority of our rooms have acceptable ventilation. Those small number of rooms that require further work will be a priority for CEWA and the school. The Fr Brennan building has also been given the all-clear for acceptable ventilation. The Audit company advised that there was no need to install ceiling fans in classrooms, as they would not improve ventilation. Further information will be forthcoming in the near future.


Families please note that you will need to adhere to the school parking policy and the street verge signage. Parking is not permitted in ‘no standing or parking' zones and cars that do not follow the street and verge signage face a possible fine from the Ranger. Also, parking in the church car park is not allowed as this is for staff and Kiss and Drive.


A reminder that families should only be turning from the left lane into the Church Car Park during Kiss and Drive time. Turning right across traffic into the Church Car Park is not the approved protocols for Kiss and Drive. If you have grandparents picking up, please advise them of the Kiss and Drive protocols. Your help in this matter will be very much appreciated.


Please note I will be away on Friday February 25.


A reminder, students will finish this term on Friday April 8.


Have a great weekend.


God Bless

Allen McMahon

Principal

Merit award winners - Friday, 25 February

Year 1G - Violet, Mischa

Year 1W - Bridget, Aidan

Year 2G - Eva, Hugh, Ryan

Year 2W - Ruby, Lucas, Evelyn

Year 3G - Klelia, Annabelle

Year 3W - Cooper, Samuel

Year 4G - Evern, Alexander

Year 4W - Aiden, Taylor

Year 5G - Sofia, Gabriella

Year 5W - Louise, Poppy

Year 6G - Lillyann, Sebastian

Year 6W - Tye, Joshua

Korean Education Director's Award 2021 from Mrs Kang

Year 2 - Thomas, Leonardo

Year 3 - Ivy, John

Year 4 - Michael, Max

Year 5 - Chelsea, Ava

Year 6 - Michael

Important dates

Please take note of cancelled or postponed events.

School Fees

School Fees have been emailed to all Parents and Carers.

If you have not received your school fees, please email finance@stcolumbassp.wa.edu.au

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Canteen - Open from next week (Week 4), Wed 23 February


The canteen will be open in Week 4 from Wednesday to Friday. Please check out the Term 1 Menu with an additional sushi option and a new Friday special! With the hot weather still here Ice Cups will now be available for $0.50.


Please note: due to some food restrictions and delivery delays some products have changed.


Due to COVID restrictions orders can ONLY be placed online with Quickcliq https://quickcliq.com.au/ please set up your account. Parents can order recess, lunch and icy poles/ice creams via their online account.


If you have any problems with setting this up please contact the office.


Volunteers needed:

Volunteers required for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Please email the office with suitable dates and days.

admin@stcolumbassp.wa.edu.au


If you are on roster and are unable to make your roster day, please endeavour to find a replacement and advise the office immediately via email.

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Big Art Competition for all Camp Australia Families

Click on the link below to enter

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P&F News

Happy Week 3 Everyone.


Your Class Reps for 2022 have almost been allocated.


  • For those that may not be aware of what a class representative does, the role may include:
  • Welcoming new families to the school
  • Attending P&F meetings wherever possible and communicating the outcome to your year group
  • Planning school events and social gatherings
  • Supporting with the fundraising goal for the year
  • Representing the interests of their year group
  • Communicating regularly with the P&F executive team
  • Organising a class communication list eg: email addresses, WhatsApp groups (with permission from parents/carers only)
  • Help facilitate networking between parents, the parish and the school.


This year, we will be publishing our meeting agenda's and meeting minutes in the newsletter. I will provide further information on this soon.


Whilst you may not see my face around school at the moment, please feel free to drop me an email mrshayleymitchell@gmail.com and share your ideas on how we can make St Columba's an even greater school than it already is.

Have a wonderful week :)


Hayley Mitchell

P&F President

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Entertainment Books

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

Scholastic Books

Curtin University Hockey Club - Saturday Hockey Programs

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Quick Stix After School Lacrosse

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Shape the Coode Street Foreshore

Click on the link below to complete the survey for your chance to win a $100 voucher
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School Term Dates

Term 1: Monday, 31 January to Friday, 8 April 2022

Term 2: Wednesday, April 27 to Friday, 1 July 2022

Term 3: Tuesday, 19 July to Friday, 23 September 2022

Term 4: Tuesday, 11 October to Friday, 9 December 2022

Pupil Free Dates

Term 2: Tuesday, 26 April and Friday, 3 June 2022

Term 3: Monday, 18 July and Friday, 19 August 2022

Term 4: Monday, 10 October 2022

Sacrament Dates

Sacramental Program Enrolment Mass: Saturday, 12 March at 6pm

Confirmation: Saturday, 28 May at 6pm

Eucharist: Sunday, 19 June at 9:30am

Reconciliation: Saturday, 12 November at 10am