Principal's Post


St Columba’s Church

Sunday 24 October at 9.30 am

This Sunday, we will be holding our final Community Mass for the year. We would love to see as many families as possible attend. It is an opportunity to come together as a school and parish to give thanks for all the blessings we receive.

Our Term 2 and 3 Community Masses were supported in large numbers through our sacramental program. We look forward to seeing you Sunday.


Italian Day at St Col’s 

We are having an Italian Day!!! Get excited and please dress in green, white and red or an Italian theme. At assembly we will have a special guest, Mr Piano Accordion Man, playing the fisarmonica.

The Kindy to year 6 students at St Col’s also have an exciting incursion organised to immerse students in an authentic Italian cultural experience of eating an authentic Italian gelato. A Gelato Van will be visiting the school and serving students a serve of gelato in a cup with a coloured spoon. Students studying Italian will be able to ask for their gelato in Italian too! (Please see poster attached to this newsletter.)

Date:                                                   Friday 22 October, 2021

Classes involved:                            Kindy to year 6

Dress:                                                 Green, white and red or Italian theme

Graze mille


Signora Demaio
Italian Specialist


Staffing 2022

Staffing 2022 will start to take shape over the next month. As with every year, there is staff movement both within the school, but also across our schools. As news comes through of any staff movement, I will notify our community through the newsletter.

Megan Dwyer, who is currently teaching our Pre-Kindergarten classes, has made the decision to enjoy a new phase in her life, retirement. Previous to this year, Megan was one of our Assistant Principals for 12 years. Megan’s love for our children, families and staff is something that will remain for many years to come. We thank Megan for her enormous contribution to the education and life of St Columba’s School and our people. Megan’s leadership of the school has been underpinned by a deep connection to her faith and placing our children first in all her decisions. Leo, one of Megan’s grandchildren is here at St Col’s for another couple of years, so I am sure we will see her popping in every now and then to visit and tell us about how much she is loving life.

Natalie Smith, Year 1 teacher, has been with us for the last three years. Natalie has provided us with joy and excitement within her classroom, finding many moments to celebrate about the children she has taught. It is obvious how much love Nat gives to her vocation of teaching. There is something that draws our children to Nat that remains a secret ingredient to her as a teacher and person. Nat has made the decision to take time away from teaching and focus on her family, pursuing other professional career opportunities.

Mitch McGivern, Year 3 and PE teacher, will be returning to take up a teaching position in Wyndham commencing next year. Mitch gets kids and has formed positive relationships with everyone across our school community. There is something about Mitch and what he brings to teaching and learning within the classroom and out in the playground. Mitch has been drawn to the Kimberley for the last couple of years. It is wonderful to see Mitch following his passion. An exciting time for their community to be welcoming Mitch back after a short time teaching in Wyndham earlier in the year.

While it is sad for us to see our staff leave and pursue other endeavours, it is with an abundance of blessings we wish Megan, Nat and Mitch well. We will thank all staff leaving at our End of Year Edu Dance Concert.


Chisholm College Canteen – CLOSED

Please note that there will be no lunch orders available from Chisholm College on Friday 22 October.



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





School Banking

A reminder that school banking is on every Friday morning 8.15am to 8.30am in the OSHC kitchen. Thank you to Mike Mazurak & Ariane Cummins who has been co-ordinating throughout 2021.

If you could spare some time to help Mike out in 2022 please could you contact the school office. In case of other commitments it’s good to have a back-up person to assist. Mike is more than happy to show you the ropes.

P & F News

An evening of art with wine and cheese


Please note that only 250 tickets are available, and tickets MUST be purchased by 12 noon Friday 22nd October. Tickets will NOT be available at the door.

The link for tickets is

The night will begin at 7:30pm with art displayed in the music room. The art will be sold via silent auction with bids closing at 10pm. This is the only way to purchase these amazing pieces so purchase your tickets now!

There will be a grazing table provided as well as one drink on arrival, with a great variety of wine and gin from Wise Wines to try after that.

  • Wine $7,
  • Gin $8,
  • Beer $7
  • Soft drink $2

Please note all sales are card only on the night, no cash.

You are also able to purchase the wine and gin! The wine & gin cellar door price has been discounted by 20%, St Columba’s will receive 20% of the sale price PLUS each case is shipped FREE of charge straight to your door. Orders are available online via:



Columba Runners

End of season wind up was held last Sunday 17th Of October. Any students that could not make the event please collect your trophies/certificates from the school office.




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 this coming week:

Alfred Eden PKG
Ivan Masnyk KG
Faye Gallagher KW
Emma Silverman 2W
Annabelle Ong 3W
Robbie Wilk 4G
Leo Pileggi 4G
Zoe High 5G
Alexander Ward 5W
Isabella Fernandez 6G
Emily Falzon 6W










Pastoral Care Raffle

Here are the rosters:


Week 3 – 27 October
Week 4 – 3 November

Kindy Green
Week 3 Mason Sardelich
Week 4 Mia Yanez Del Gesso
Kindy White
Week 3 Aurora Cameron
Week 4 Jasper Fry
PP GreenWeek 3 Mathea Co
Week 4 Olivia Molony
PP White
Week 3 Jenson Kootje
Week 4 Mia Paulus
Year 1 Green
Week 3 Huw Humphreys
Week 4 Kelvin Quach
Year 1 WhiteWeek 3 Quill O’Brien
Week 4 Rosabelle Juma
Year 2 GreenWeek 3 Emmanuel Wai
Week 4 Hunter Sardelich
Year 2 White
Week 3 Grace Masnyk
Week 4 Kirana Stahl
Year 3 Green
Week 3 Carys Bennetts
Week 4 Chloe Hayward
Year 3 White
Week 3 Grayson Harris
Week 4 Keira Pollitt
Year 4 GreenWeek 3 Lachlan Preedy
Week 4 Rafael Martino Da Fonseca
Year 4 WhiteWeek 3 Hudson Taylor
Week 4 Justin Ahn
Year 5 GreenWeek 3 Dante Felt
Week 4 Esther Coates
Year 5 WhiteWeek 3 Katie Kealley
Week 4 Leon Migliore
Year 6 Green
Week 3 Mackenzie Brand
Week 4 Owen Peters
Year 6 White
Week 3 Mikaela Bentley
Week 4 Taj O’Shea


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


Mercedes College | A College for every girl in the heart of your city!

We have limited places available in all year groups for 2022.  If you are considering enrolling your daughter at Mercedes College, please visit the Mercedes website at to request a prospectus, to enrol online or book a tour of our campus. Please contact our Enrolments Officer, Mrs Nicole Kirk on 9323 1323 if you require further information.


Kora Centre

Childcare in Bayswater – Refer to flyer attached to this newsletter.

Kora Centre Inc. – Licensed childcare service at Bayswater




Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays. VacSwim offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations. They are a great school holiday activity and they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.

Enrol at






















St Columba’s School Bayswater

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