Principal's Post

Student Reports Semester 1

Student reports are uploaded to SEQTA and will be available today. Please note all parents need to be logged into SEQTA to access the on-line reports. Details have been forwarded to new parents to ensure all are logged in for access. If you experience any issues with access to reports, please contact the school office and speak with Lisa Slocum.


Important Dates

Pupil Free Days are set for Friday 1 July (End of Term 2), Friday 19 August (Week 5, Term 3) and Friday 23 September (Week 10, Term 3)

The first day of Term 3 for students is Monday 18 July.


School Photo Days

School photo day is coming!

Week 3, Term 3

Monday 1 August
Tuesday 2 August
Thursday 4 August

Early in term 3 every student will receive a personalised flyer to bring home from Kapture Photography containing your child’s unique codes for ordering school photos online.


The unique codes contained on the flyer will be issued only once.

Please refer to flyer attached to this newsletter.



Choir Performance
Catholic Performing Arts Festival

The St Columba’s Junior and Senior Choirs will combine to present a performance at the Catholic Performing Arts Festival as follows:

Date: Monday, 22 August 2022
Session: 9.30 – 10.45
Venue: Vasto Club, Balcatta

Try Booking ticket links for all sections of the 2022 Performing Arts Festival is now on the Spirit of the Arts website, under the “Performing Arts Festival” tab However, ticket sales open on 4 July but the links are ready.

Performers do not need a ticket.

Please find the Festival’s Privacy Information attached to this newsletter.


School Counsellor News

Hi St Columba’s Community,

I have recently been asked by a number of parents about where to go for parenting courses in Perth such as; separation courses, dads and daughters and bringing up great kids; Relationships Australia have some amazing courses coming up this year especially in the school holidays.  Please find a link below to the Relationships Australia Courses page and take a look

I also have attached a fact sheet on the topic, Resilience, how to rebuild resilience and be resilient. It is a topic that holds a lot of importance for our children and community right now. Please feel free to contact me in Term 3 I will be at St Columba’s on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week.

Nicole Leach
School Counsellor

P & F News

Entertainment Memberships

Online memberships are available again this year.  Memberships can be purchased online



We have had queries from families who would like to make a contribution to the CSPWA without being involved in purchasing items. This is incredibly generous, and we are always grateful for any donations in whatever form they take.

The CSPWA bank details are below and can be used at anytime to pay online for fundraisers or for contributions. We ask that you include a family name in the description so that we can allocate funds coming into the account

Name – The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Perth, St Columba’s P&F Association

BSB – 086 006

ACC – 679360271


The next meeting is on Tuesday 16 August at 7.00pm.


Any questions or queries, I can be contacted via email

Tanya Armstrong

President CSPWA





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


A warm invitiation is extended to ALL families to visit the library from 8:15am in the mornings Monday – Friday.  

(If Mrs Cuthbert is unavailable, the library will be closed) 


Pre-primary, Kindy & Pre-Kindy families take advantage and come and read all our fabulous picture books with your little ones till 8:45am. 


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


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:

Katelyn Westley 1G
Charlotte de Courcier 1W

And to all those students and staff who will be celebrating birthdays during the July school holidays.











Week 10 – 29 June

Kindy Green
Week 10 Mia Italia
Kindy White
Week 10 Heidi Zekas-Crooks
PP GreenWeek 10 Luca Isautier
PP White
Week 10 Noah Palmer
Year 1 Green
Week 10 Thomas Pinnington
Year 1 WhiteWeek 10 Xavier Tobin
Year 2 GreenWeek 10 Kelvin Quach
Year 2 White
Week 10 Lucia O’Toole
Year 3 Green
Week 10 Sofia Jaramillo-Restrepo
Year 3 White
Week 10 Lenny Harris
Year 4 GreenWeek 10 Neve Gerick
Year 4 WhiteWeek 10 Max Pierre
Year 5 GreenWeek 10 Sophie Jagger
Year 5 WhiteWeek 10 Olivia Cotellessa
Year 6 Green
Week 10 Tishan Ratnasekara
Year 6 White
Week 10 Max Kryachok


Religious Education and Curriculum News

From our Year 4’s

All the Year Four students participated in their First Holy Communion Reflection Day in preparation for last weekends celebration. The students took part in a range of activities, and they reflected on the significance of receiving Holy Communion.  Each child created a banner with the symbols of Holy Communion which they will cherish as a keepsake.

From our Kindergarten Classes 

In Kindy we have been measuring the length of objects using arbitrary units and counting with one to one correspondence. We are very clever cookies!

Community Notices

Columba Runners

We have had an amazing start to the season with over 100 students signed up for Columba Runners so far. We are still welcoming members, even if you can only make one of the sessions a week. Sessions are held at Frank Drago oval 3.10-4.10pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. Cost is $30 per child, parents can join free! Prizes awarded based on total kilometers achieved over both terms, including those brave enough parents! Please complete the online registration.

This club is run by volunteers. Any parents who are able to attend and assist with marking laps and encouraging everyone, we would love to have you. Those attending OSHC are also considered, please chat to the lovely Jess.

If your child is in Yr 2 and below, they must be accompanied by a parent or older sibling. It is the responsibility of the parent/caregiver to ensure the safety of the students between school and Frank Drago.







Mercedes College | A College for every girl in the heart of your city!

We have limited places available in all year groups for 2023 and are currently interviewing for 2024 & 2025.  If you are considering enrolling your daughter at Mercedes College, please visit our website at to request a prospectus, to enrol online or book a tour of our campus. Please contact our Enrolments Officer, Mrs Nicole Kirk on 9323 1323 if you require further information.
















St Columba’s School Bayswater

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