Principal's Post


Project Compassion will be launched next Tuesday.

To celebrate the launch and Shrove (Pancake) Tuesday the students will be supplied with pikelets (with butter and sprinkles). These would be distributed in a safe manner with gloves / tongs etc. We are asking students to make a gold coin donation (straight into the class Project Compassion box) for the pikelets.



Due to current COVID-19 restrictions the whole school Ash Wednesday Mass has been cancelled.

Each class will be doing a liturgy and once Father has blessed the ashes the Leadership team will go around and distribute them.



The 2022 tuition fees were emailed last week along with your Payment Option form.

Please ensure your form is completed and returned by Friday 4 March 2022.

If full payment has already been made please disregard the above.

Should you have any questions please contact our Finance Manager, Peta Santella on 9208 2705 or email

We appreciate your co-operation in this matter.



Attached to this newsletter are letters from Catholic Education of WA  and Australian Government regarding student data collections.

If your residential address or any other personal information has changed since 2021 or your data is not correct please complete the attached “Data Collection Form” or contact Lisa Slocum on 9208 2701 to update your details.

Please ensure the forms are returned by Wednesday 2 March 2022.



A reminder that next Friday 4 March is a Pupil Free Day. Enjoy your long weekend.



Due to the recent positive Covid case at St Columba’s, jfe has temporarily suspended counter sales from their Osborne Park office.

All uniform purchases will be through on line orders only.  All online orders will be delivered to the school weekly.

If parents need to change sizes etc they can email JFE direct or pop into their showroom in Osborne Park. Returns/exchanges can be left at the school office.


P & F News


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.

Library News


Library 2022


Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

The library is open to STUDENTS in Years 1 – 6 ONLY, every morning before school from 8:15am – 8:45 am.


The library is a calming and quiet place, making it the perfect spot for students to have a smooth and calming transition in the morning.

Students may like to return and borrow books before school.

Looking forward to seeing you the library.




Reading and activities in the LIBRARY

Junior and Senior LUNCHTIMES

Students may also use this time to exchange their library book.







Homework/Library Bag    

Just a reminder that students require the school green

‘Homework and Library Bag’ in order to borrow from the Library.

Many students will already have the green school

‘’Homework and Library Bag’ from previous years.

‘Homework and Library Bags’ can be purchased

from the Uniform Shop at a cost of $10.



The library has lots of books needing covering. If you can help by taking a small number of books home to cover, please advise the library. Your help is greatly appreciated by staff and students. 









Rita Cuthbert – Library Officer – Library- the original search engine



Pastoral Care

Happy Birthday to:

To the following students who will be celebrating this coming week:

Samuel Kootje PPG
Tristan Goh 1W
Xavier Balm 2G
Luca Scagnetti 3W
Jack Gilbert 5G
Quinn Wolters 5W











The PC raffle will commence this week.  The cost is 20c per ticket.  3 tickets being the maximum purchased.  Rosters are published each week the Donegal and a copy of the roster is outside each classroom.  Please remember the preferable prize is a book not exceeding the value of $10.  It has always been the tradition to give a book of any description ie: colouring, joke or novel.

For the benefit of our new families to our wonderful school here’s an introduction about Pastoral Care.

Some years ago, a small group of parents established Pastoral Care at St Columba’s as a way of fostering a feeling of community in our school.  Over the years, families and individuals in our school community were supported and assisted during both difficult times and more joyful occasions.  We would like to continue to offer help to families at Saint Columbas.

Thank you everyone for always supporting the Pastoral Care Team and we look forward to continuing our yearly events being the Easter Raffle, Mother’s Day Breakfast and Father’s Day Breakfast.



Week 5 – 2 March – NO RAFFLE – ASH WEDNESDAY
Week 6 – 9 March
Week 7 – 16 March

Kindy Green
Week 6 Juliette Cahill
Week 7 Bodhi Chipperfield
Kindy White
Week 6 Leo Duff
Week 7 Isla Elliott
PP GreenWeek 5 NO RAFFLE
Week 6 Jax Fermanis
Week 7 Jasper Fry
PP White
Week 6 Aurora Cameron
Week 7 Elliott Bonnett
Year 1 Green
Week 6 Isaiah Chong
Week 7 Mathea Co
Year 1 WhiteWeek 5 NO RAFFLE
Week 6 Cerys Chaloner
Week 7 Tom Ross
Year 2 GreenWeek 5 NO RAFFLE
Week 6 Rosabelle Juma
Week 7 Cohen Lee
Year 2 White
Week 6 Quill O’Brien
Week 7 Senumitha Ratnayake
Year 3 Green
Week 6 Zozie Higgs
Week 7 Alessia Marrapodi
Year 3 White
Week 6 Andrew Gai
Week 7 Lana Ly
Year 4 GreenWeek 5 NO RAFFLE
Week 6 Filip Kryachok
Week 7 Tony Masek
Year 4 WhiteWeek 5 NO RAFFLE
Week 6 Sebastian Kaless
Week 7 Emme Moretta
Year 5 GreenWeek 5 NO RAFFLE
Week 6 Tayla Green
Week 7 Tyson Hayward
Year 5 WhiteWeek 5 NO RAFFLE
Week 6 Eliza Joewono
Week 7 Eva Magill
Year 6 Green
Week 6 Ava Fragomeni
Week 7 Liam Jarvis
Year 6 White
Week 6 Alyanna Genete
Week 7 Zane Lee



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

Religious Education and Curriculum News

From our Year 5’s












We as adults, would love to have the simplicity of a child with the wisdom of an adult.


From our PP’s

Welcome to PPW! We have begun the year learning all about ourselves, especially our names, feelings, favourites & how to be kind to our friends.  We enjoyed creating colourful names for our ‘First Day of Pre-Primary’ display and  loved printing our names, remembering that all our names begin with an upper-case letter!

Do you know why your family chose your special name? ❤️ PPW
















Community Notices

Open Day Online

Located in the heart of Perth’s beautiful heritage precinct, Mercedes College would like to invite your family to our upcoming Open Day Online on Tuesday 15 March. Given the current Covid-19 climate, we have had to cancel our traditional Open Day tour and bring families a new online tour experience. Families will be able to book into a session of their choice; 8.30am or 11.00am.


The Open Day Online program will still include a welcome by the Principal, Mrs Kerrie Fraser, a live Q&A session led by key staff and students, and a self-led virtual tour. You will experience first hand why learning in the city will benefit Danica’s education. Registrations are limited, so please don’t leave it too late to book:




Mercedes College is currently interviewing Year Four students who are due to start Year Seven in 2025.

If you are considering enrolling your daughter, please visit the Mercedes College website at to request a prospectus, book a tour or enrol on-line. For further information, please contact our Enrolment Officer, Mrs Nicole Kirk on 9323 1340.















St Columba’s School Bayswater

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