Principal's Post


The Pastoral Care team will be holding a belated Mother’s Day raffle which will be drawn on 20th May. After the assembly the Pastoral Care team invite all our St Col’s mums to come and join them for a cuppa outside the church hall (weather permitting – otherwise in the hall) where the raffle will be drawn.  Tickets are again the bargain price of 50c each or 3 for $1 to be sold every morning at 8.15am – 9.00am from 15 to 20 May.  Please could we impose once again for more donations which can be left in the office.



A quick reminder to all parents that Kiss and Drive finishes at 8:40 am. If your child is later than this time you must report to the office to sign them in.



There was a two-week transition period at the start of the term as we move into wearing our winter uniforms. All students are now required to be wearing their winter uniforms.

As per the school’s Student Uniform and Dress Code Policy boys can either wear grey school trousers or grey school shorts. Pinafores for the girls are no longer an option to purchase, however students in Years 1 to 3, who still own a pinafore, can still wear it if they wish.


P & F News


The next meeting is on Tuesday 17th May at 7pm.


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



Entertainment Memberships

Online memberships are available again this year. There is currently an Easter promotion with a bonus eGift card when you purchase a membership. Memberships can be purchased online






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 all students, 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


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:










Harper Raven KW
Heidi Zekas-Crooks KW
Aiden Harris PPG
Jacob Mak 1G
Darcey Poulsen 1W
Henry Webb 2G
Bianca Milhinch 2G
Sera McDougall 2W
Seraphim Vu 4G
Tayla Green 5G
Hudson Taylor 5W
Dante Felt 6G


Week 4 – 18 May
Week 5 – 25 May

Kindy Green
Week 4 Cillian Tierney
Week 5 Elise Villamar
Kindy White
Week 4 Ciara Fuller
Week 5 Cristian Evangelista
PP GreenWeek 4 Celeste Mulherin
Week 5 Ezekiel Byrde
PP White
Week 4 Aiden Snodgrass
Week 5 Astor Foley
Year 1 Green
Week 4 Aston Raynor
Week 5 Jacob Hofmann
Year 1 WhiteWeek 4 Asher Shrivastava
Week 5 Darcey Poulsen
Year 2 GreenWeek 4 Abigail Vernon
Week 5 Amelia Wilkey
Year 2 White
Week 4 Alexander Khoo
Week 5 Connor Campbell
Year 3 Green
Week 4 Agnes Zoou
Week 5 Ella MacPherson
Year 3 White
Week 4 Allegra Pizzata
Week 5 Amelia Yee
Year 4 GreenWeek 4 Alyssa Clark
Week 5 Carys Bennetts
Year 4 WhiteWeek 4 Archer Laffrey
Week 5 Chloe Bouteloup
Year 5 GreenWeek 4 Annabel Inglis
Week 5 Charlotte Armstrong
Year 5 WhiteWeek 4 Camille Tribut
Week 5 Hudson Taylor
Year 6 Green
Week 4 Dominic Treacy
Week 5 Grace Thoms
Year 6 White
Week 4 Aoife Rattray
Week 5 Ava Giangiordano



The pastoral care team would like to thank our wonderful school community for their generous donations to make the post Easter Raffle happen.  In the end we had over 120 prizes so there was a lot to go around and many happy faces going home to enjoy some more chocolate – yeah!!!!

Now onto another important raffle!!!! Our belated Mother’s Day raffle is to be drawn on 20th May. After the assembly we invite all our St Col’s mums to come and join us for a cuppa outside the church hall (weather permitting – otherwise in the hall) where the raffle will be drawn.  Tickets are again the bargain price of 50c each or 3 for $1 to be sold every morning at 8.15am – 9.00am from 15 to 20 May.  Please could we impose once again for more donations which can be left in the office.


Award Winners

Term 2, Week 2

PP Green – Rohan Hurley Swiderski, Jesse Smith
PP White – Faye Gallagher, Aiden Snodgrass

1 Green – Mae Kapsanis, Harrison MacPherson, Maria Wai
1 White – Cerys Chaloner, Hugo Silverman

2 Green – Bianca Milhinch, Amelia Wilkey
2 White – Maya Katich, Luca Marrapodi

3 Green – Grace Masnyk, Agnes Preedy
3 White – Elliot Dorozenko, Lilah Jagger

4 Green – Scarlett Dudley, Maya Thompson Mewburn
4 White – Violet Petersen, Alberto Yanez Del Gesso

5 Green – Charlotte Armstrong, Fergal Mippy
5 White – Olivia Cotellessa, Isla Felton

6 Green – Dante Felt, Riley Thomas
6 White – Max Kryachok, Jett Mann, Aoife Rattray



Religious Education and Curriculum News

From our Year 2’s

In Religion, we have been learning about Reconciliation. We learnt that when we do not follow God’s Commandments as we should, we can say we are sorry and ask to be forgiven.


From our Physical Education Specialist

The students in Years 2-6 have been attending a program called Tiny Tots Tennis at Bayswater Tennis Club. The program aims to lay the foundation of skills, concepts and attitudes so that children can confidently and competently move onto more specific skill levels, and to challenge them in a variety of balance, ball, racquet, spatial awareness, and agility skills. All students are participating in the fun and engaging games the coaches have to offer, which allows them to learn more about the sport as well as expanding on their fundamental movement skills.

Meanwhile, the Year 1’s are currently a part of a Gymnastics program run by Gymnastics WA, where they are running through obstacle training and freestyle movement to improve the student’s coordination, strength, and agility.


Community Notices


Columba Runners

We would love to invite all those children wishing to join us for Columba Runners in Terms 2 and 3 to do so. The first session commenced last Monday at Frank Drago oval 3.10-4.10pm and continue 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.

















St Columba’s School Bayswater

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