School Counsellor News

Thank you, for such a warm welcome St Columba’s school community and students. I am looking forward to working with you all.

Just a little bit about me, previously I worked in the Outside School Hours sector while studying to obtain my bachelor degree. My last position was held at Our Lady’s Assumption as the Nominated Supervisor in the Outside School Hours Care Centre. This Centre was brand new and whilst it had its challenges, it gave me the opportunity to further develop the role in making connections with students and families, supporting them with their concerns, which was very rewarding. These challenges included setting up a nurturing, secure and safe environment and I believe it is one of the most important environments for children’s growth and development.

I have now successfully gained the position of Social Worker for St Columba’s, Our Lady’s Assumption and St Dominic’s Primary Schools. My main priority in this position is to build a rapport with the parents and caregivers and children of St Columba’s and work closely with your children. Initially I will provide strategies, counselling and education in relation to stress, anxiety, grief and loss and friendship concerns just to name a few. I will provide these through one on one sessions or group sessions.

I am available onsite at St Columba’s every Wednesday and Thursday. Please feel free to speak with your class room teachers or the administration office to obtain a referral form.

I look forward to meeting you all. See you soon.

Nicole Leach


P & F News

The next P&F meeting is on Tuesday 18 August, 7.00pm in the library.




Wine Drive

The P&F are running a wine drive as part of our fundraising initiative.

Please look out for order forms, going home this week with your eldest child. A form is also attached to this newsletter.

If this is something that interests you, please have order forms to Lisa Slocum or myself by 7 of September at the latest. Please feel free to share the order form with friends and family.

Wines are from Hayshed Hill Winery and have been discounted for our fundraiser. For every case sold $40 will be donated to our school.

Wines will be delivered to the school  by 10 September for distribution. 🍷🥂


Rachel Lange

P&F President




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:

Rosie Veale KG
Arthur Oliveira KG
Xavier Tobin KW
Huw Humphreys PPW
Richie De Mello 1W
Emme Moretta 2G
Hannah Gai 2G
Justin Ahn 3G
Isla Felton 3W
Reilly Bruce 4W
Thomas Wright 5W
Lily Byatt 6W
Christian Campbell 6W

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 5 – 19 August
Week 6 – 26 August

Kindy Green
Week 5 Monica Jaramillo Restrepo
Week 6 Jacob Mak
Kindy White
Week 5 Zara Fantoni
Week 6 Thomas Hodson
PP GreenWeek 5 Max Nguyen
Week 6 Chanella Halmich
PP White
Week 5 Cohen Lee
Week 6 Stefano Mustica
Year 1 Green
Week 5 Theo Smart
Week 6 Ivy Hoogland
Year 1 WhiteWeek 5 Sasha Mazurak
Week 6 Christian Cullura
Year 2 GreenWeek 5 Abraham Lawes
Week 6 Olivia Harris
Year 2 White
Week 5 Alyssa Clark
Week 6 Harry Lange
Year 3 Green
Week 5 Grace Hamilton
Week 6 Fergal Mippy
Year 3 White
Week 5 Milla Robbins
Week 6 Shanal Udugama Korala
Year 4 GreenWeek 5 Natasha Juszkiewicz
Week 6 Katie Kealley
Year 4 WhiteWeek 5 Kassandra Flexman
Week 6 Chernet Desalegn
Year 5 GreenWeek 5 Sienna Ross
Week 6 Thomas McDougall
Year 5 WhiteWeek 5 Willow Bull
Week 6 Rhys Nillsen
Year 6 Green
Week 5 Jai DeBono
Week 6 Maia Dean
Year 6 White
Week 5 Lily Byatt
Week 6 Luca Lee

Award Winners

Term 3, Week 3

PP Green – Thomas Gibson, Jonathan Truong, Eveline Zekas-Crooks
PP White – Gianna Krishnan, Luca Marrapodi

1 Green – Aaliyah Brandis, Jessica Lee
1 White – Thomas Marine, Allegra Pizzata

2 Green – Bianca Balla, Amy Lee
2 White – Neve Gerick, Chloe Smith

3 Green – Leo Pileggi, Leo Rakitic
3 White – Abbie Hartus, Audrey Lawes

4 Green – Georgia De Luca, Natasha Juszkiewicz
4 White – Yana Baldwin, Esther Coates, Andrea Mandujano Liu

5 Green – Abigail Hornby, Denzel Seneviratne
5 White – Willow Bull, Alexander Kaless

6 Green – Bianca Magill, Olivia Pincus
6 White – Sasha Barker, Sebastian Bell


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,
















St Columba’s School Bayswater

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