Principal's Post

Uniform Shop Opening Time Change:

Commencing next Wednesday, the Uniform Shop opening times have changed to 2.30 pm -3.30 pm every Wednesday. The need for this change is to help support another school who is starting up their shop from scratch. I have agreed to this to ensure we can retain JFE’s Number 1 person in school uniform operations. This allows us to access immediate responses from JFE as required. We appreciate this is a change after only two weeks of opening up, but have made this decision believing it is in the best interest of our school, and wanting to pay forward the good deeds we receive at times from other schools. If we find this does not suit the needs of our parents, we will review the opening time later in the term. Thanks for your understanding in this matter.

Please also note that online orders now placed before lunch time Wednesday will be delivered to classrooms on Thursday morning.




P & F News


777 Pharmacy

Don’t forget to mention that you are from St Columba’s if you make a purchase at the 777 Pharmacies at Bayswater or Maylands. For every retail purchase made 777 Pharmacy will donate 10% back to our school!




Library News


Good news! CBCA Book Week 2020 will now be held in October on the following dates: OCTOBER 17-23 2020

These later dates will apply in 2020 only, recognising the exceptional circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. 





The library has lots of books needing covering.  If you can help out by taking a small number of books home to cover, please call into the library. Your help is greatly appreciated by staff and students.















If any families have Children’s Magazines that they no longer need, the students would enjoy reading them.


Please note:

 ALL students require a 

‘St Columba’s Homework/Library bag’ 

to borrow library books.

Students without the St Columba’s bag will be unable to borrow from the beginning of Term 3

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.

Parents please order via the link on the Uniform Shop page of the school website.


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

Pastoral Care

Happy Birthday to:

To all students and staff who will be celebrating their birthday over the coming week:

Jasper Fry PKG
Mathea Co KG
Savannah Ceric PPG
Teodor Dimitrijevic PPG
Rosabelle Juma PPW
Leo Cameron PPW
Alfie Allison 1G
Harrison Bull 3G
Riley Thomas 4G
Jack Katich 4G
Sienna Ross 5G
Eve Bristow- Baohm 5W
Claudia Coates 6G

Pastoral Care Raffle is back, ready to assist the school community in Term 3. Please watch this space for weekly roster updates.

Pastoral Care Team.


Week 3 – 5 August
Week 4 – 12 August

Kindy Green
Week 3 Mila Fernandez
Week 4 Arden Bezich
Kindy White
Week 3 Cerys Chaloner
Week 4 Marcus Chong
PP GreenWeek 3 Shaan Tah
Week 4 Asher Felton
PP White
Week 3 Oscar Hamilton
Week 4 Isabella Goh
Year 1 Green
Week 3 Sebastian Strachan
Week 4 Ivy Dos Reis
Year 1 WhiteWeek 3 Sandra Mandujano Liu
Week 4 Mason Campbell
Year 2 GreenWeek 3 Alberto Yanez Del Gesso
Week 4 Bianca Balla
Year 2 White
Week 3 Chloe Hayward
Week 4 Francis Lee
Year 3 Green
Week 3 Tayla Green
Week 4 Xavier Robinson
Year 3 White
Week 3 Lila Harris
Week 4 Quinn Wolters
Year 4 GreenWeek 3 Orlando Martino Da Fonseca
Week 4 Girishma Berigai
Year 4 WhiteWeek 3 Kate Rattray
Week 4 Matthew Li
Year 5 GreenWeek 3 Piper Walsh
Week 4 Denzel Seneviratne
Year 5 WhiteWeek 3 Zarlia B-Cliffe
Week 4 Owen Peters
Year 6 Green
Week 3 Lily Chudzik
Week 5 Jai DeBono
Year 6 White
Week 3 Fionn Veale
Week 5 Lily Byatt

School Banking


School Banking is back.

School Banking is back.  School Banking Day will be THURSDAY 8:15-8:30AM, in the CANTEEN commencing on 6TH AUGUST 2020.

All school banking contacts will be run in line with WA Government regulations regarding COVID19 including cleaning of all surfaces prior to banking starting, hand sanitising for all students and parents, and social distancing for all students. All prizes are individually wrapped and sealed.

School Banking is a fun, interactive and engaging way to help young Australians learn about money and practice good savings habits. For each weekly deposit made at school, students will receive a token. Once they collect 10 tokens, they can redeem them for a School Banking reward.


Exciting news for TERM 3 is that CommBank will be rewarding all bankers who deposited in Term 1 with the option of an EXTRA prize. Come down and speak with your School Banking Coordinator Ariane Mazurak on Thursday morning about what is on offer.

If your child has lost their deposit wallet, please contact your School Banking Co-ordinator Ariane Mazurak for a replacement via the school office.

If you would like to know more about School Banking, please ask for a 2020 School Banking program parent guide from the school office or visit



Community Notices


Early in 2020, Mercedes College will commence interviewing Year 4 & Year 5 students who are due to start Year 7 in 2022 & 2023 respectively. If you are considering enrolling your daughter and have not yet requested a Prospectus, please contact Mrs Julie Lamb on 9323 1340 as soon as possible. Enquiries are also welcome for places in Year 7 for 2020 and 2021. For more information please refer to the College website,


Trinity College warmly invites you to attend our Twilight Tour on Wednesday, 5 August 2020 to learn more about the unique TC Spirit and the vast curricular and co-curricular opportunities that the College has to offer. Our Twilight Tour will include an address from the Principal and Junior/Senior Head Prefects, student-led tours (including a sneak peek behind the scenes of the College’s production of The Mikado), light refreshments and a Q&A with key staff, teachers and the admissions team.

The tour will commence at 4:00pm. Please register your details at:














St Columba’s School Bayswater

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