Principal's Post

Dear Families of St Columba’s,


Seek Forgiveness and Forgive Others
Congratulations to many of our students this week as they have made their first confession through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Many of these students are in Year 3, however there are several other students from the year levels above also participating.

When we knowingly choose to do the wrong thing, this is known as a sin. Through sin we move further away from the good that is God and towards evil. This sacrament teaches us that God’s love for us is so strong that when we truly turn back to Him and seek forgiveness through the sacrament, our sins are forgiven and we restore our relationship with God and others. We too are asked to demonstrate the mercy that God shows to us to others when they too seek our forgiveness. Therefore, we are encouraged to not only seek forgiveness, but to forgive others.


Administration Entrance / Exit
Please note to exit the Administration Gate on Roberts Road during school hours, parents now need to press the egress button located above and to the left of the handle.

This is an extra measure added to ensure our students remain within the school grounds, unless accompanied by an adult.


Security Cameras on Premises

The school has several security cameras around the school. These are both located internally and externally, and their locations are visible. Please be aware these cameras are monitored regularly and can be accessed when specific concerns of safety arise.


School Fees
Our procedure for collecting school fees is on our school website. Many thanks to our families for making arrangements with the school to settle their account.

Upon distribution of school fees at the commencement of each year, families have the below options to settle their account:

  1. Payment in full within 14 days of receiving annual fees;
  2. Payment via payment plan by 30 November 2023. The payment plan must be received by the school within 14 days of receiving annual fees;
  3. If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact the School Principal.


Save the Date – School Cross Country
We apologise our annual School Cross Country Date was left off our parent calendar. Please save the morning of 9 June for this event. Mr Banks is preparing a timetable for the day. Please note this can only be a guide and parents should allow 30 minutes either side of their child’s event to avoid missing it.


Community Baptism
After the wonderful response to our Community Baptism event last term, Father Andrew and Mrs Vinciullo are organising another Community Baptism for the beginning of Term Three. We will hold an Information Night later this term, where you will receive all the paperwork and information you require.

If you are interested in joining us for this event, finding out more information about this event, or would like any information on receiving the Sacraments, please contact the school Religious Education Coordinator, Leesa Vinciullo .


Congratulations to Year 5 student Filip Kryachok, who has been selected in the WA school sports swimming team which will travel to Sydney in August to compete against other states. We wish Filip all the best for August.










In gratitude,

Gina Burns

P & F News



Our next P&F meeting is Tuesday 13 June at 7.00pm in the library.

Items for the agenda must be submitted by 5.00pm Friday 9 June.  Any items after this time will be tabled for the next meeting.




Entertainment Memberships

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



Any questions or queries, I can be contacted via email

Tanya Armstrong

President P&F


Library News

Library  2023

Dear Parent, Carers and Students

The library is open every morning before school:

PP – Year 6 :  8:15am – 8:30 am


PreKindy & Kindy : 8:15am – 8:45am

(accompanied by Parent/Carers)




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

Students may also 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 greenHomework 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 $12.

Parents please order via the school Uniform Shop.



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


The WINNERS of the National Simultaneous Storytime Colouring Competition are:

Kindy Green: Peyton Palmer

Kindy White:  Loki Imbert

Pre Primary:  Andrea Gunawan

Year 1:  Annabelle Cornish

Year 2:  Joana Gunawan

Year 3:  Elizabeth Kennewell

Year 4:  Jack Wilson

Year 5:  Olivia Harris

Thank you everyone for entering and I hope you enjoyed listening to The Speedy Sloth read by the fantastic Mrs Burns today.

Pastoral Care

Happy Birthday to:

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

Ciara Carruthers 1G
Sasha Mazurak 4G
Lilah Jagger 4W
Agnes Preedy 4W
Harry Blake 5G
Xavier Miller 6W












Week 6 – 31 May
Week 7 – 7 June

Kindy Green
Week 6 – Evelyn Halls
Week 7 – Charlie Halmich
Kindy White
Week 6 – Maxine Isautier
Week 7 – Harley Johnson
PP GreenWeek 6 – Oliver Howard
Week 7 – Maxeen Li
PP White
Week 6 – Isla Elliott
Week 7 – Julia Fantoni
Year 1 Green
Week 6 – Otis Knox
Week 7 – Samuel Kootje
Year 1 WhiteWeek 6 – Luca Isautier
Week 7 – Oscar Harris
Year 2 GreenWeek 6 – Arthur Oliveira
Week 7 – Zara Fantoni
Year 2 White
Week 6 – Brooky Hamilton
Week 7 – Jenson Kootje
Year 3 Green
Week 6 – Grace Howard
Week 7 – Chanella Halmich
Year 3 White
Week 6 – Evie Hamilton
Week 7 – Mia Fernandez
Year 4 GreenWeek 6 – Sandra Mandujano Liu
Week 7 – Sasha Mazurak
Year 4 WhiteWeek 6 – Lachlan Eaton
Week 7 – Eli Felt
Year 5 GreenWeek 6 – Chloe Hayward
Week 7 – Zoe Juzkiewicz
Year 5 WhiteWeek 6 – Neve Gerick
Week 7 – Lucas Giuffre
Year 6 Green
Week 6 – Brodie Eaton
Week 7 – Leo Pileggi
Year 6 White
Week 6 – Tyson Hayward
Week 7 – Lila Harris

Award Winners

MERIT AWARDS – Term 2, Week 4

PP Green – Alessia Cullura, Nicholas Hofmann, Sebastian Setzinger, Heidi Zekas-Crooks
PP White – Bodhi Chipperfield, Norah Cregan, Eliza McGlue, Luke Poletti

1 Green – Aurora Cameron, Olive Caruana, Aiden Snodgrass
1 White – Rohan Hurely Swiderski, Harry Whelan, Shevan Wickramanayake

2 Green – Harvey Ferguson, Amelia Pierre, Oliver Minchin
2 White – Mila Fernandez, Tristan Goh, Megan Hutton, Hugo Zachar

3 Green – Alessandro Balla, Poppy Lillico, Quill O’Brien, Evie Zekas-Crooks
3 White – Henry Crookes, Emma North, Jonathan Truong

4 Green – Alfie Allison, Raffaele Parker, Indi Whitbread
4 White – Isla Bentley, Richie De Mello, Kirana Stahl, Agnes Zoou

5 Green – Sana Bezich, Emme Moretta
5 White – Alexi Brammer, Neve Gerick, Archer Laffrey, Harry Lange, Sayuthmee Ratnayake

6 Green – Olivia Cotellessa, Brodie Eaton, Audrey Lawes

Religious Education and Curriculum News

From our Year 4’s:

In Year Four, we are learning about Confirmation. In the Confirmation unit we learn about how to manage our emotions through relationships, how Jesus expressed his emotions in loving ways, how people are strengthened by the Holy Spirit to live and love others as Jesus did, how The Holy Spirit strengthens people through the Sacrament of Confirmation and how Jesus taught his followers to love others. We have read Gospel stories that teach us about how Saint Peter and Saint Paul were strengthened by the Holy Spirit.



Community Notices


Columba Runners 2023

Registrations now open!

Calling all returning and new members, even if you can only make one of the sessions a week. Sessions are held at Frank Drago oval 3.15-4.15pm on Mondays and Wednesdays for terms 2 and 3. Our first session will be Wednesday 26th of April.

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