P & F News

Wine Drive

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

Please look out for order forms that went home last 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. 🍷🥂





Entertainment book

The Entertainment book is still available for those who may be interested. To purchase simply use the link below.





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


2020 CBCA 

  Book Week 

Curious Creatures Wild Minds

Dates: 17th – 23th October 2020

Dress Up Parade (Kindy-Year 6)  
Monday 19th October 

All students Kindy to Year 6 are invited to come to school dressed as their favourite book character.  The purpose of this event is to celebrate Book Week, therefore the focus is on participation rather than the costume.

Why not recyle a costume, or put together something from home! 

Please keep it simple and stress free 

Please note: Costumes are not restricted to ‘Curious Creatures Wild Minds’ theme.





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:

Ethan Borich KW
Alessia Marrapodi 1W
Taj O’Shea 5G
Sasha Barker 6W
Arden Bezich KG
Libby Byrne 6G
Norah Hammond 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 7 – 2 September
Week 8 – 9 September

Kindy Green
Week 7 Katie Kim Oliver
Week 8 Asher Shrivastava
Kindy White
Week 7 Joana Gunawan
Week 8 Jack Michael
PP GreenWeek 7 Raghav Bhutani
Week 8 Le Hieu Anh Hoang
PP White
Week 7 Luca Marrapodi
Week 8 Bianca Milhinch
Year 1 Green
Week 7 Alessandro Pizzata
Week 8 Ella MacPherson
Year 1 WhiteWeek 7 Aisling Poulsen
Week 8 Elliot Dorozenko
Year 2 GreenWeek 7 Sebastian Kaless
Week 8 Amy Lee
Year 2 White
Week 7 Braelyn Carruthers
Week 8 Grayson Harris
Year 3 Green
Week 7 Annabel Inglis
Week 8 Oliver Landis
Year 3 White
Week 7 Elizabeth Wright
Week 8 Dylan Sardelich
Year 4 GreenWeek 7 Sithma Ratnasekara
Week 8 Charlotte Smith
Year 4 WhiteWeek 7 Esther Coates
Week 8 William Buckley
Year 5 GreenWeek 7 Orlando Lindsay
Week 8 Sophia O’Toole
Year 5 WhiteWeek 7 Milly Cooper
Week 8 Andre Fragomeni
Year 6 Green
Week 7 Malachi Donovan
Week 8 Mia Kowalczyk
Year 6 White
Week 7 Charli Cameron
Week 8 Sebastian Bell

Award Winners

Term 3, Week 5

PP Green – Asher Felton, Mia Fernandez, Quill O’Brien
PP White – Ava Gallagher, Cherubim Vu

1 Green – Isla Bentley, Lana Ly
1 White – Lenny Harris, Henry Garrett

2 Green – Scarlett Fernandez, Harrison Smith
2 White – Grayson Harris, Jack Hutton

3 Green – Justin Ahn, Kai Fermanis
3 White – Isla Felton, Milla Robbins

4 Green – Alyanna Genete, Liam Jarvis
4 White – Matthew Li, Daphney Wishart

5 Green – Danny Duong, Noah Smith
5 White – Sanya Bajaj, Milan Dimitrijevic

All students from 6 Green and 6 White – Great camp!


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 www.commbank.com.au/schoolbanking



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, www.mercedes.wa.edu.au.

















St Columba’s School Bayswater

32 Roberts Street, Bayswater WA 6053
PO Box 61, Bayswater WA 6933
Phone: (08) 9208 2700
Email: admin@stcolsbays.wa.edu.au