Principal's Post


  • Friday 12 March at Bayswater Waves
  • 9.30 am – 2.00 pm event.
  • Students travel by bus to the carnival.
  • Dolphins swim club continues to be a success with the kids being keen to participate in some training. This is due to a high level of commitment from parents. Breakfast is well organised and in-line with the COVID-19 protocols.
  • A big thank you to everyone involved in this wonderful program.

Please note that there will be no school banking on this day due to the carnival.

Students in Pre-primary to Year 3 are still able to order lunches from Chisholm on this day.



  • Recommence on Friday 5 March.
  • Year 4 Assembly to be presented.
  • Parents and grandparents of Year 4 students and Merit Award winners may attend the assembly.
  • Thank you to our Year 4s for taking on the first assembly this early in the school year.



Just a friendly reminder to any St Columba’s School families that have child who were born between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018, enrolment applications are now due. We are filling up quickly for the 2022 school year. Interviews for 2022 will commence mid-March. Please see Lisa in administration if you have any question regarding enrolments.



P & F News

Welcome to all the new families and the existing ones, we hope you have settled well into the new school year. Last month was our first P&F meeting, it was great to see so many people turn up and share their enthusiasm for the School. Thank you to all those who have volunteered to be class reps for 2021 it is wonderful to have you on board.

Wondering how you can read the minutes of the meeting and stay up to date with the P&F news? Then make sure your class rep has your email address so that they can send the minutes to you. If you have any items to add to the agenda, please send them through to your class rep. Everyone is welcome to come along to any P&F meeting to listen to what is happening and share their views.

The next meeting is on Tuesday 16th March at 7pm in the school Library.


Swimming Carnival Sausage Sizzle

The first fundraising item on the agenda for 2021 is the Swimming Carnival Sausage Sizzle. In organising the buns for the sausage sizzle, we have opted to support a local company, The Train Stop Bakery. We feel that in all our fundraising this year we will endeavour to support local businesses wherever we can. The Train Stop Bakery is just around the corner from school and the owners are very friendly.

Those students and parents attending the swimming carnival can order a sausage sizzle for lunch. Forms for orders will be electronic and can be found on the Facebook page, through Seesaw from your class teacher or follow the link below. Payments are to be made through direct bank transfer only. All details for this are on the form.

Don’t forget to order your sausage sizzle for the swimming carnival by March 9th.


Pharmacy 777 Community Spirit Program

When making purchases at Pharmacy 777 in Bayswater and Maylands not only are you supporting local business, but you are also helping the school. Pharmacy 777 donates a portion of the profits from items sold in store for the next 6 months as part of the Community Spirit Program.


We look forward to working with the School community over the coming year.


P&F Executive.



Together we’re making a difference

At Pharmacy 777, your support makes a difference to your school.
We understand how much your school means to you, that’s why at Pharmacy 777, we’re passionate about making a difference. Our Community Spirit Program makes giving back to your school easier. As a Community Spirit member, for every transaction you make at Pharmacy 777 Bayswater and Maylands, they will give part proceeds back to the school. This contribution accumulates over time and funds raised support causes at the heart of your school. We would encourage all school community members to visit Pharmacy 777 Bayswater and Maylands and join up.

Pastoral Care

Happy Birthday to:

To all students and staff who celebrated over the last week and to all those who will be celebrating over the coming week:

Ezra Ta PK Green
Elliott Bonnett KW
Amelia Booth PPG
Oaklyn Payne PPW
Grace Hamilton 4W
Owen Peters 6G

Pastoral Care Raffle

Here are the rosters:


Week 5 – 10 March 2021
Week 6 – 17 March 2021

Kindy Green
Week 5 Hazel Scarvaci
Week 6 Orlando Smith
Kindy White
Week 5 Charlie Bateman
Week 6 Faye Gallagher
PP GreenWeek 5 Maria Wai
Week 6 Monica Jaramillo-Restrepo
PP White
Week 5 Jacob Mak
Week 6 Katie KimOliver
Year 1 Green
Week 5 Emma North
Week 6 Henry Fry
Year 1 WhiteWeek 5 Davern Laffrey
Week 6 Le Hieu Anh
Year 2 GreenWeek 5 Jessica Lee
Week 6 Lachlan Eaton
Year 2 White
Week 5 Emma Silverman
Week 6 Henry Garrett
Year 3 Green
Week 5 Grace Hartus
Week 6 Lucas Giuffre
Year 3 White
Week 5 Edmond Cavalli
Week 6 Hannah Hinks
Year 4 GreenWeek 5 Isla Felton
Week 6 Leo Rakitic
Year 4 WhiteWeek 5 Lila Harris
Week 6 Olivia Cullura
Year 5 GreenWeek 5 Grace Thoms
Week 6 Lauren Pincus
Year 5 WhiteWeek 5 Christian Parola
Week 6 Daphne Wishart
Year 6 Green
Week 5 Matilda Panizza
Week 6 Max Gardiner
Year 6 White
Week 5 Lucia Dawes
Week 6 Orlando Lindsay


Raffle tickets are 20 cents each with a maximum of 3 tickets per child. Each child will be rostered once a year to bring a BOOK to the value of $5.

Hopefully we will be able to have our usual events such as our easter raffle as well as our Mothers & Fathers Day breakfasts.  Look out for these notices in the newsletter or on our St Columba’s Community Facebook page.

If there are any parents out there that love cooking and are able to help us with meals please contact Jeannie –

Your continued support is greatly appreciated by our school community.


Pastoral Care Team.



Community Notices



Mercedes College is currently interviewing Year 4 students who are due to start Year 7 in 2024.  If you are considering enrolling your daughter at Mercedes, please visit the Mercedes College website at to request a prospectus or to enrol online.  Applications for Year 7, 2022 and 2023 are also welcomed.  Please contact Mrs Julie Lamb on 9323 1340 if you require further information.



Open Morning
Tuesday 16 March

Located in the heart of Perth’s beautiful heritage precinct, Mercedes College are proud to be celebrating 175 years of Mercy education, which makes the 2021 Open Day special! The Tour provides an opportunity for parents to hear from the Senior Leadership Team and enjoy a tour of College facilities led by some of our Student Representative Leaders.

There are two sessions: 8:30am or 11am. The 8:30am session offers families a morning tea, where you will have the opportunity to speak with some of our Teachers. Please register via the College website;






Mrs Vinciullo is collecting all sorts of good quality second hand books for the Mercedes College Second Hand Book Stall (at the 2021 Mercedes Fete). If you have any that you would like to donate, please leave them at St Columba’s school office or drop them at the 6G classroom. She is also collecting clean jars and all sorts of gardening pots – big or small. If you are having a clean-out and think you may have something that she would be interested in, please email her on

Thank you so much for your support.



My name is Alex McLennan and I am the Tour Leader for the State Schoolboys 12 Years & Under AFL Team.  I want to inform you of our trials for this year’s State Team which will take place during 1st term and the April School holidays.

Please be aware that WA is sending a 12 Years & Under Schoolgirls team to the inaugural National Schoolgirls championships also being held in Adelaide at the same time.  Details for these trials can be found on the same website.

This year’s championship will be in Adelaide from August 6th – 14th.  The trial dates can be found on the School Sport WA website

In order to nominate for the trials please refer to the following School Sport WA website link .  All relevant details can be found on this webpage.  If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate in making contact with me or the School Sport WA office (9264 4879).

Please note that only players turning 11 and 12 years of age in 2021 are eligible to nominate.


Please also be aware that School Sport WA sends teams interstate for other sports as well.  To nominate students simply follow the same process as above.  Below is a list of sports and their travel dates.  Nomination details can be found on the same website .


Basketball             13 – 20 Aug             Bendigo, Vic

Cricket                   19 – 20 Nov             Bendigo, Vic

Cross Country      19 – 23 Aug             Adelaide, SA

Football (Soccer) 16 – 22 Oct              Darwin, NT

Hockey                  21 – 28 Aug             Canberra, ACT

Netball                  11 – 17 Sept            Sydney, NSW

Rugby League      31 Jul – 7 Aug          Perth, WA

Swimming            7 – 11 Aug                Brisbane, Qld

Diving                    19 – 26 Nov             Brisbane, Qld

Tennis                   22 – 31 Oct              Canberra, ACT

Touch Rugby        30 Oct – 6 Nov        Wagga Wagga, NSW

Triathlon                15 – 18 Sept            Hervey Bay, Qld













St Columba’s School Bayswater

32 Roberts Street, Bayswater WA 6053
PO Box 61, Bayswater WA 6933
Phone: (08) 9208 2700