St. Columba's Primary School
NEWSLETTER | TERM 3 | WEEK 9 | 16 SEPTEMBER 2021
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations.
Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.
From the Principal
Dear St Columba’s school community,
It is very hard to believe that it is nearly the end of Week 9! Term 3 is always a busy term and this year has been no exception.
Last Friday, was our Field Events for the Athletics Carnival for students in Year 3 to 6. The weather was perfect, and the students thoroughly enjoyed the events on offer. Every student competed to their best, with some showing outstanding athletic abilities and skills. A big thank you to Mr Leigh Chatt for organising the event and to our wonderful volunteers for giving up their time to assist on the day. I am very much looking forward to the Athletics Carnival tomorrow!
Last Saturday, a very dedicated group of Year 5 students competed in the State Championships for the Tournament of Minds. As a school, we are very proud of their efforts and achievements in this event and after watching their presentation, I was amazed at what they have achieved in their first year. Thank you and well done to Mrs Kate Wilkes and Mr Jermaine Beins for providing this opportunity for our students.
This week I have had the pleasure of working with all the students to begin the process of writing a Student Code of Conduct. Workshops were held with each year group and have been designed to involve all students in the development of their Code of Conduct. By facilitating these workshops, I wanted to enhance the student’s engagement in learning and their sense of pride in St Columba’s. The workshops allowed students to develop a sense of belonging, enhancing the feeling that they have been listened to and most importantly heard …. Student voice is the key to creating a Student Code of Conduct. Throughout the week I have been amazed by the level of maturity and respect each year group has shown throughout this process. The conversations and discussions that were had really made me feel very proud of our students. From here, the Year 6 class will collate all the information and formally write the Student Code of Conduct. I’m really excited about presenting the final product to our school community.
On Wednesday, selected students from Year 4 to 6 took part in the Regional Spelling Bee and two Year 5 students competing in the City of South Perth Speak with Confidence competition. Well done to all of the students that took part in these events, with particular acknowledgement going to Saheli for winning the Year 6 section of the Regional Spelling Bee. Congratulations to you all and thank you to Mrs Alison Brine and Mrs Lisa Burnett for accompanying our students to these events.
Tonight, is our Open Night and Art Exhibition. All of the classrooms are beautifully presented, filled with fantastic examples of the wonderful learning that is taking place. This year our Art Exhibition was judged by Sr Maree Riddler and Geoff Baker (MLA for South Perth) with Mrs Melissa Govorko, yet again, doing a magnificent job! Thank you to all our brilliant staff for making this evening so special for our families.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!
Merit award winners - Friday, 24 September
Year 1W - Ruby, Beatrix, Wesley K, Alistair
Year 2G - Daniel, Eliora
Year 2W - Eden, Caleb, Thomas
Year 3G - Lennox
Year 3W - Isabella, Romain
Year 4G - Ghalib, Jason, Emma B
Year 4W - Duke, Annabelle R, Gabriella
Year 5G - Sebastian
Year 5W - Sophie
Year 6 - Cayden, Grace E
Thursday, 16 September - Open Night & Art Exhibition at 5.30-7pm
Friday, 17 September - Athletics Carnival PP-Year 6
Monday, 20 September - Year 4 Excursion
Tuesday, 21 September - OT Reviews with Kindy W Parents
Thursday, 23 September - Year 6 Excursion
Friday, 24 September - Year 4G Assembly
Friday, 24 September - Students Finish
Monday, 11 October - Pupil Free Day
Tuesday, 12 October - Students commence
Saturday, 16 October - Dad's Campout
Friday, 29 October - Grandparent's Day Assembly and Morning Tea
Sunday, 21 November - Christmas Fair
Open Night - Tonight from 5.30 pm
The Robotics Display has been cancelled tonight! A showcase of this display will be re-scheduled - To be confirmed.
Open Night Food Van - located at Kiss & Drive
Greek Taco (on Pita Bread) $13
· Chicken $14
· Lamb $14
· Mix Chicken and Lamb $15
Greek Style calamari (Chips or sald) $14
Chicken Nuggets and Chips $10
Mazarella Sticks and Chips $10
Soft serve ice cream truck also selling coffee and hot food options for the children.
Sports Carnival Food Truck Menu
Plain hot dog (Vienna sausage, sauce)$6-50
Filled hot dog (Vienna sausage, shallots, onions, cheese) $8-50
Hot dog with the lot (Vienna sausage, bacon, sauerkraut, onions, pickles) $9-50 Mega dog (2 sausages,2 bacons, sauerkraut, pickles, jalapeños) $12-50
Short black, long black $3-00
Latte, cappuccino $4-00
Hot chocolate $4-00
Turmeric latte $4-00
Chai latte $4-00
Extras (add espresso, flavoured syrups) $0-50
Hot Italian Donuts (cooked fresh to order)
Canteen - Open Wednesdays and Fridays until further notice
Canteen will be closed on Thursdays, until further notice. It will be operating as per usual on Wednesdays and Fridays. (Except for tomorrow)
All orders for the canteen must be placed at the canteen or online (quickcliq.com.au) before 9am each day. It is possible to place orders up to 6 weeks in advance.
Dads - the Campout needs you!
The St. Columba’s Campout requires the assistance from dad’s in the school community. At this stage, we do not have enough volunteers to proceed with the campout.
To help plan for a successful experience for all, can you please indicate aspects of the Camp Out you are happy to contribute to.
Please complete this form and return it to the office by Monday, 20th September.
Pre Camp Prep
Camp Out Set Up (from 2pm)
Activities run between 4-6pm (multi sports, Kite Making, Plane Flying)
Dinner Food & Drink Preparation
Dinner Serving and Clean Up
Supervision of Toilet and Canteen Areas after dark (1-hour rosters)
Breakfast Food Preparation
Breakfast Serving and Clean Up
Grounds Clean Up
Canteen Clean Up
P&F Tea Towel Frundraiser
P&F 2021 Tea Towel Fundraiser has been launched and is open for ordering now. Ordering closes this Sunday, 19 September.
Pre-K through to Year 6 have done their fabulous self-portraits.
Ideal for easy posting interstate and overseas
Please order using the online link:
Note; you must enter your child’s class in the ordering screen. Eg. PPG / 3W / 5G etc.
For the first time, we are offering discounts on bulk purchases:
1 tea towel for $15 each
3 tea towels for $40 (10% discount)
4 or more tea towels $12.75 each (15% discount)
Tea towels will be delivered to the school in Week 2 of Term 4.
Christmas Fair News
Can you believe that we are almost at the end of Term 3!! How fast is this year flying by? All the plans for the Christmas Fair are coming together fabulously, and I am getting so excited as the date gets ever closer. I hope you are too!!
So now is the time that I need to start locking in eager Volunteers!!!!
SIGN UP TO BE A PART OF THE CHRISTMAS FAIR DREAM TEAM
I will need lots of helpers on the day to make this a fabulous and smooth running event. Please see link below to an online sign up for volunteers. I urge you to put your hand up for an hour or two and contribute to this fantastic day. Not all the jobs are glamorous, but I appeal to you all for your help. I promise I will shower you with praise and love!!
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
Please jump onto facebook and Instagram and follow, like and share!! Help me to spread the word and also keep up to date with all the plans and fabulous local businesses that are joining us.
Some fabulous businesses have offered their support by sponsoring our Pre Fair raffle.
Tickets will be on sale at the Open Night and also the first two weeks of Term 4 (see your class reps)
See Prizes below.
Tickets $2 or 3 for $5
Donated By Angelo Street Optical
$200 Voucher For Picnic Hire and set up
Donated by Little Pickle Picnics
Keune hair Care Pack
Valued at $175
Orca Killer Whale Wooden Puzzle
Bricks 4 Kidz
South Perth Little Athletics Club
Basketball for Juniors
South Perth Junior Cricket Club
Book before 24th September for 10% off.
Tuesday, 19 October at 7pm
School Advisory Council Meetings
Wednesday, 27 October at 7pm
School Term Dates
Term 3: Tuesday, 20 July to Friday, 24 September
Term 4: Tuesday, 12 October to Friday, 10 December
Pupil Free Days
Term 4: Monday, 11 October