Principal's Post



School Gates Opening and Closing Times Update

We have recently updated our opening and closing times for our school gates in line with our risk management review. These include all gates across the school. Start of day opening times are 8.00 am and closing at 9.00 am. End of day opening times are 2.30 pm and closing at 3.15 pm. The Roberts Street main administration gate is open form 11.00 am – 11.30 am and 12.00 pm – 12.30 pm for our Pre-Kindy sessions on a Tuesday and Thursday. The Roberts Street main administration gate should be used at any other times throughout the day. With our after school programs, the gate near the church on Roberts Street has an orange cone placed holding the gate open for access to Music Rocks, Redhage Basketball and Bricks4Kids. Thank you for your attention to these amended times.

A reminder also about student arrival time at school. Students are not to be arriving at school before 8.00 am. If you require your child to be at school prior to 8.00 am, you will need to book in at before school care. Students arriving at school before 8.00 am has increased recently. Again, thank you for adhering this procedure.


Traffic and Parking

Please be aware that the Police have been notified of the following two concerns from neighbours:

  1. Parking across driveways and blocking resident access.
  2. Blocking the roundabout on Roberts Street.

These two areas, along with parents/grandparents doing U-Turns on Roberts Street when leaving the Kiss and Drive. Staff will be reminding parents and grandparents of these issues when on Kiss and Drive. This is about safety of all. We expect these regulations to be adhered to.


Interschool Winter Sports Carnivals

Next Thursday 24 June our Year 6s will be involved in the second of their Winter Sports carnival. Last week, our Year 6s enjoyed playing their netball, soccer and football in the rain. Looking forward to another day of fun for the kids. Thank you to staff and parents involved in coaching our teams, and to all parents who come along to support. Always a good day!


School Uniform

We wish to thank parents and students for doing their best as we transition into the winter uniform. We are all very understanding of this, as we are Ubuntu, and we meet all situations with kindness and compassion. So we must stand true, however we do have the following expectations. We do our best to meet these, but we also know there is always a story behind why things are how they are, and that we always take care of the human first that stands in the uniform.

  1. Predominantly white sport shoes. Term 1 was outstanding in this area of the uniform, however, this has slipped in standard recently.
  2. Black school shoes, not black sport shoes are part of the academic uniform.
  3. School ties are part of the winter uniform. I know ties go missing, so please do your best with this.
  4. Girls winter uniform is white socks or black tights/stockings.
  5. Sport socks must be worn with the school sport uniform.
  6. Also, the school jumper must be worn with the academic winter uniform. The school track top is not a substitute for the jumper.


Faction Cross Country

Faction Cross Country will be taking place on Friday 25 June. The event will be held at Frank Drago Reserve. Parents are welcome to attend. The scheduled times and distances are outlined below. Please note that these times are approximate only and subject to change:

9:00 – Year 6 – 2km
9:40 – Year 1 – 800m
10:00 – Year 2 – 800m
11:00 – Year 3 – 1km
11:30 – Year 5 – 2km
12:15 – Year 4 – 1.5km

Please ensure all students are wearing their sports uniform including faction polo.  All students will walk down to Frank Drago with their classroom teacher and they will all walk back to school as soon as their race is finished. Students will also need to bring their school hat and water bottle.

The carnival will proceed unless there is extreme weather conditions. An SMS will be sent by 8:30am Friday morning, if the event is postponed.

Students in Year 3 – 6 who place from 1st to 5th will be selected for the Interschool Cross Country Team.  The Interschool Cross Country will be held next term, further details to follow closer to the date.


Pupil Free Days 

Friday 2 July

Monday 19 July


P & F News

Thanks to all families that have purchased an Entertainment Membership, these are still available for purchase and details are on the parent Facebook page. The school receives $14 for each membership purchased and you save $$$$.

We are running an amazing raffle for the next couple of weeks to be drawn on the 18th of June. First prize is a choice of a Nintendo switch with accessories or $500 rebel voucher. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5 and will be available before school and a couple of lunchtimes. Please see the flyer attached to this newsletter and Facebook for details. Thanks to Lisa Baker and The Athletes Foot for their generous donations.



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.

Pastoral Care

Happy Birthday to:

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

Adam Nguyen KW
Emma North 1G
Lachlan Eaton 2G
Lucy Gardiner 4G
Lily Katich 4G
Zane Lee 5W
Joshua Murnane 5W
Asha Campbell 6W
Heidi Meyers 6W










Pastoral Care Raffle

Here are the rosters:


Week 10 – 23 June 2021
Week 11 – 30 June – NO RAFFLE

Kindy Green
Kindy White
Week 10 Otis Knox
PP GreenWeek 10 NO RAFFLE
PP White
Year 1 Green
Week 10 Mia Fernandez
Year 1 WhiteWeek 10 Sera McDougall
Year 2 GreenWeek 10 Raffaele Parker
Year 2 White
Week 10 Theo Smart
Year 3 Green
Week 10 Ty Fernandez
Year 3 White
Week 10 Scarlett Fernandez
Year 4 GreenWeek 10 Zara Bell
Year 4 WhiteWeek 10 Xavier Miller
Year 5 GreenWeek 10 Zoe High
Year 5 WhiteWeek 10 NO RAFFLE
Year 6 Green
Week 10 Thomas Wright
Year 6 White


Raffle tickets are 20 cents each with a maximum of 3 tickets per child. Each child will be rostered once a year to bring a BOOK to the value of $5.

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.



Community Notices

Enrol with us at Mercedes College!

Mercedes College is currently interviewing for Year 7 2023 & 2024, with limited places available for Year 7 2022.  If you are considering enrolling your daughter at Mercedes, please visit the Mercedes College website at to request a prospectus, to enrol online or book a tour of our campus.  Please contact 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