Principal's Post


As part of our Reconciliation Week this year, on Friday the 27th of May, we will be encouraging all students and teachers to ‘Wear It Yellow’, to raise funds for a First Nations organisation, Children’s Ground.

All Students are permitted to wear their sport uniform on this day and we ask them to add a piece of yellow for a gold coin donation. It could be something like wearing a yellow shirt, tutu, socks or adding ribbons.

The National Reconciliation Week theme for 2022 is ‘Be Brave, Make change.’ This theme encourages all Australians to make brave changes in their everyday lives to progress the Reconciliation between First Nations and Non-First Nations Australians. That is why our school has chosen to participate in ‘Wear It Yellow Day’.

Reconciliation Week, including ‘Wear It Yellow Day’, will see students engage in a variety of Reconciliation activities and have vibrant discussions about First Nations issues.

For more information on Children’s Ground, head to



P & F News

Thank you to all those that braved the weather to attend the last CSPWA meeting. We have had some great proposals to enhance the school community which are being finalised over the next month. Look out for some exciting announcements!!

To finish off the Term we will be holding a Crazy sock and Crazy Hair Day in the last week of term. After the success of our raffle in term two last year, we will be holding another one this term to be drawn on Crazy hair and Sock Day.

Our sausage sizzle at the end of Term 1 raised $700. Thank you to those parents that helped out and the Year 6 students that help send out orders. Our wine drive raised $1,100 from Hay  Shed Hill Wines, a special thanks to Simonne Moretta for organising.

Entertainment Memberships

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



The Catholic School Parents WA Annual General Meeting will take place in 4 weeks on Thursday the 16th June 2022. Please forward any items to by Wednesday 1st June. We also invite members from schools who are financially affiliated with CSPWA to consider nominating to Council at the AGM. In addition to contributing to the work of council at state and local level, Council members have the opportunity to represent CSPWA on national, state and Catholic education sector committees and working parties according to their experience. If this is something you might be interested in or if you would like to find out more, please contact Siobhan Allen, Executive Director CSPWA on 0409 025 683.

Please find below the link to the 2022/23 Council nomination form and AGM flyer.

2022 CSPWA AGM Notice

CSPWA New Councillor Nomination Form 2022


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 14th June at 7pm.


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


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:










Tessa Koch PPW
Ciara Carruthers PPW
Sasha Mazurak 3G
Agnes Preedy 3G
Lilah Jagger 3W
Harry Blake 4W
Xavier Miller 5W
Leon Migliore 6G
Joshua Hartstonge 6W


Week 6 – 1 June
Week 7 – 8 June

Kindy Green
Week 6 Ezra Ta
Week 7 Frankie Wilson
Kindy White
Week 6 Darcy Blake
Week 7 Edith Parks
PP GreenWeek 6 Harry Whelan
Week 7 Heaven White
PP White
Week 6 Ava-Marie Bova
Week 7 Caiden Thompson
Year 1 Green
Week 6 Jenson Kootje
Week 7 Maria Wai
Year 1 WhiteWeek 6 Hugo Zachar
Week 7 Jack Michael
Year 2 GreenWeek 6 Chanella Halmich
Week 7 Corey Nguyen
Year 2 White
Week 6 Elizabeth Kennewell
Week 7 Gianna Krishnan
Year 3 Green
Week 6 Henry Garrett
Week 7 Ivy Hoogland
Year 3 White
Week 6 Ava Scali
Week 7 Elliot Dorozenko
Year 4 GreenWeek 6 Chloe Smith
Week 7 Francis Le
Year 4 WhiteWeek 6 Grace Hartus
Week 7 Hannah Hinks
Year 5 GreenWeek 6 Ned Armstrong
Week 7 Harvey Lindsay
Year 5 WhiteWeek 6 Isla Felton
Week 7 Kaleb Smart
Year 6 Green
Week 6 James Giuffre
Week 7 Lauren Pincus
Year 6 White
Week 6 Charlotte Smith
Week 7 Derek Ong


Award Winners

Term 2, Week 4

PP Green – Amelia Gibson, Filip Pizzata
PP White – Annabelle Cornish, Oscar Harris, Samiya McShanag

1 Green – Joana Gunawan, Aston Raynor
1 White – Harvey Ferguson, Monica Jaramillo Restrepo

2 Green – Raghav Bhutani, Aleksander Tuma
2 White – Gianna Krishnan, Sera McDougall

3 Green – Isla Bentley, Alessandro Pizzata, Aisling Poulsen
3 White – Sebastian Strachan, Shylo Verma

4 Green – Neve Gerick, Harry Lange
4 White – James Hodson, Maggie Ma

5 Green – Tayla Green, Dylan Sardelich
5 White – Eliza Joewono, Kaleb Smart

6 Green – Sidney Carter, Tishan Ratnasekara
6 White – Girishma Berigai, Isaac Iaschi



Religious Education and Curriculum News

From our Year 5’s

Year Fives have been learning about what we value. We started off by looking at what our personal and family values are. We then learned about how Jesus taught us the Gospel values we need to show in our own lives. We have focused on the values of kindness, courage, and compassion. As we receive the Eucharist and develop our relationship with Jesus, it becomes easier for us to know how to show these values.

One activity the classes have done was to create posters that encourage others to be strengthened to live gospel values when they receive Jesus in Holy Communion.



From our PP’s 

In Pre-Primary Green we continue to read, “Letters from Felix”. The children are exploring the buildings discovered in the locations and recreating these through their construction time in class. Felix is off to Paris and we have learnt that it has a very tall building called the Eiffel Tower.


Community Notices

St. Michael’s Parents and Friends Association invites St Columba’s parents to join them for a parent information seminar on online safety presented by eSafeKids.

Thursday June 9

6:30-8:30pm in the school/parish hall (entry via Hamilton St)

RSVP via this link:

Cost: A small donation on the night would be gratefully accepted

*Please note, this seminar is not affiliated with Catholic Education WA’s Child Protection Framework and curriculum guidelines. This seminar is for parent information and support purposes only.


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