St. Columba's Primary School


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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!

God Bless

Rebecca Clarke


Merit award winners - Friday, 24 September

Year 1G - Poppy, Hugo O, Jonah

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

Important dates

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

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Open Night - Tonight from 5.30 pm

Open Night is tonight! We warmly invite families to come along to see the classrooms, the art exhibition, and there will be food vans in the Kiss and Drive area.

The Robotics Display has been cancelled tonight! A showcase of this display will be re-scheduled - To be confirmed.

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Tommy Sugo Pop-Up Shop

Tommy Sugo pop-up Shop is back tonight for Open Night from 4.30pm – 7.00pm

Have you organized dinner for tonight or Friday evening after the Sport’s Carnival?

Now you can buy a healthy dinner and be organized for both days!

Open Night Food Van - located at Kiss & Drive

Greek Taco (on Pita Bread) $13

· Lamb

· Chicken

· Falafel

Loaded Chips

· 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.

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Sports Carnival Food Truck Menu


Hot dogs

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

Macchiato $3-50

Latte, cappuccino $4-00

Hot chocolate $4-00

Matcha $4-00

Turmeric latte $4-00

Chai latte $4-00

Tea $3-00

Extras (add espresso, flavoured syrups) $0-50

Hot Italian Donuts (cooked fresh to order)

Canteen will be closed for Athletics Carnival

Canteen will not be open on Athletics Carnival Day Friday, 17 September 2021.

Food truck serving coffee and hot lunch options. Only parents are permitted to purchase from the van.

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Summer Hockey


As you begin the end of term tidy up can you please check and return any items that do not belong to you back to the classroom teacher.

Kiss and Drive - opens 2.55 pm each day

Kiss and Drive will not open until 2.55pm, due to the safety of students crossing the path from PE Lessons. Prior to the gates opening, parents and carers must come through the office to come on school grounds.

School Fees to be finalised by 30 September

Unless a previous arrangement has been made with the Principal, all school fees must be finalised by 30 September.

Library - Week commencing 20 September

Monday - Lara Tulett

Wednesday - Chia Sim

Canteen - Week commencing 22 September

Wednesday - seeking helpers

Thursday - canteen closed

Friday - Melanie Quadros

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.

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 ( before 9am each day. It is possible to place orders up to 6 weeks in advance.

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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)


First Aid

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

Pack Away

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:

URL: 2021 St Columba's Catholic Primary School (South Perth) Tea Towel Fundraiser

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.

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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!!!!


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!!



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.

St. Columba’s Christmas Fair | Facebook

St Columba’s P&F (@st._columbas_christmas_fair) • Instagram photos and videos


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

1st Prize

Givenchy Sunglasses

RRP $460

Donated By Angelo Street Optical

2nd Prize

$200 Voucher For Picnic Hire and set up

Donated by Little Pickle Picnics

3rd Prize

Keune hair Care Pack

Valued at $175

4th Prize

Puggle Puzzle

Orca Killer Whale Wooden Puzzle

RRP $80

Taize Prayer

TAIZE Prayer this Sunday, 19 September at the Convent Chapel.

Commencing at 7pm

Chapel doors open 6.30pm

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Bricks 4 Kidz

South Perth Little Athletics Club

Basketball for Juniors

South Perth Junior Cricket Club

Football Method

Things to do this coming holidays for kids aged 3-13 years old, boys and girls.

Book before 24th September for 10% off.


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P&F Meetings

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