Principal's Post

Dear Parents of St Columba’s,

Thank you to our Year 6 Leaders for leading the Remembrance Day Liturgy last Friday for our school. Peace is one of our MERCY Values and a part of our School Motto – “Grow in Faith, Seek Wisdom, Live in Peace.”

By our very way of life here at St Columba’s we are reminded we too can be peacekeepers every day. The Prayer of St Francis of Assisi (The Prayer for Peace) asks our Lord to help us spread peace to all around us.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


Our School Annual Community Meeting will be held next Wednesday 22 November in the School Library, commencing at 6 pm. You are all invited and very welcome to attend to listen to the annual reports of the School, Catholic School Advisory Council, and Parents and Friends Association.


Enjoy the excitement as we near the conclusion of the school year.


In gratitude

Gina Burns


P & F News

TERM 4 Events

  • End of Year Concert – We will be holding a sausage sizzle at the end of the concert for those that don’t want to go home and cook dinner.
  • Christmas Raffle – We would like to do a Christmas Raffle that is more activity based for school holidays rather than toy based. If anyone has any contacts or ideas for prizes, please contact your class rep.


Love to contribute to our schools fundraising efforts?

Consider the St Columba’s P&F at your next Containers for Change deposit.

Simply scan the QR code below, download the app and add the member number to your profile.

The P&F fund would be so grateful for your contribution to further aid in the students resources and equipment.



Entertainment Memberships

Online memberships are available again this year. Memberships can be purchased online.



Any questions or queries, I can be contacted via email

Tanya Armstrong

Chair P&F


Library News




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






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

Pastoral Care

Happy Birthday to:

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

Adam Tuma KW
Liam Chipperfield KW
Holly Magee PPG
Max Pizzata 2G
Maria Wai 2G
Megan Hutton 2W
Vaughan O’Reilly 3G
Grace Masnyk 4G
Charlotte Eaglesham 4W
Isla Markowski 5W
Oliver Landis 6G












Week 7 – 22 November
Week 8 – 29 November

Kindy Green
Week 7 – Kieran Vernon
Week 8 – Liam Wilkey
Kindy White
Week 7 – Eva Woodley
Week 8 – Liam Chipperfield
PP GreenWeek 7 – Cillian Tierney
Week 8 – Samuel Young
PP White
Week 7 – Violet Zachar
Week 8 – Georgia Whelan
Year 1 Green
Week 7 – Marcus Tang
Week 8 – Oscar Walker
Year 1 WhiteWeek 7 – Luciana Pulido Vargas
Week 8 – Harry Whelan
Year 2 GreenWeek 7 – Lily Vernon
Week 8 – NO RAFFLE
Year 2 White
Week 7 – Olivia Molony
Week 8 – Jack Michael
Year 3 Green
Week 7 – Alessandro Balla
Week 8 – Anh Hoang
Year 3 White
Week 7 – Sera McDougall
Week 8 – Emma North
Year 4 GreenWeek 7 – Milana Zachar
Week 8 – NO RAFFLE
Year 4 WhiteWeek 7 – Agnes Zoou
Week 8 – Luca Scagnetti
Year 5 GreenNO RAFFLE
Year 5 WhiteWeek 7 – Giorgia Trevenen
Week 8 – NO RAFFLE
Year 6 Green
Year 6 White

Award Winners

MERIT AWARDS – Term 4, Week 5

PP Green – Alfred Eden, Isaac Tran
PP White – Nathanie Byrde, Oliver Hawke, Isabella Will

1 Green – Samuel Kootje, Marcus Tang, Oscar Walker
1 White – Astor Foley, Jessica Kennewell, Bodhi Laffrey, Lorraine McGowan

2 Green – Parker Connell, Zara Fantoni, Darcey Poulsen, Rosie Veale, Lily Vernon
2 White – Mathea Co, Monica Jaramillo Restrepo, Harrison MacPherson

3 Green – Raghav Bhutani, Huw Humphreys
3 White – Teodor Dimitrijevic, Cohen Lee, Abigail Vernon

4 Green – Havarna Bova, Sasha Mazurak, Theo Smart, Kathleen Vaccari, Jack Wilson, Milana Zachar
4 White – Stella Kent, Ella MacPherson, Estelle Pirone, Peyton Shute, Emmanuel Wai

5 Green – Irissa Duong, Olivia Harris, Zoe Juszkiewicz
5 White – Lucas Giuffre, Archer Laffrey

6 Green – Xavier Brandis, Oliver Landis, Emily Salt, Paris Whitbread, Quinn Wolters
6 White – Amelia Dorozenko, Isla Felton, Harvey Lindsay, James McDougall



Religious Education and Curriculum News

From our Kindergarten Classes:

This term in Kindy, we have been learning all about the very first Christmas when baby Jesus was born. We have loved reading stories, singing songs, painting, drawing, and dressing up in our Nativity play spaces.











From our Pre-Kindy Classes

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Pre-Kindy🎄


Community Notices

Dear Parents & Guardians,

We have been advised by Kapture Photography that all Portraits, Class and Special Groups taken this year are still available for purchase.

Please visit using our school code 98KBCR











St Columba’s School Bayswater

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