Principal's Post

Dear Parents and Friends of St Columba’s School

Hope you are all going well. This week, instead of the Principal Post, I have attached the Annual General Report. Some would say it is a good read if you wish to put yourself to sleep. I, on the other hand, think it is a riveting read. Good fun, good times. Hopefully you find some moments over the next week that allow you to find time for rest.

End of Year Concert

The End of Year Concert is fast approaching. Please see details attached to The Donegal. Due to COVID-19 restrictions in schools we have needed to split the concert into two sections.


Student Leadership 2021

It gives me great pleasure to formally notify our families that the following students have been named as our school leaders for 2021.

HEAD BOYMax Gardiner
DEPUTY HEAD GIRLIsabella Fernandez



COLUMBANUSLucia Dawes and Rory Shanahan
McAULEYEmily Falzon & Taj Debono
RUSSELLWillow Bull and Noah Smith
PASCALAsha Campbell and Zac Armstrong



JUSTICEMilly Cooper and Rhys Nillsen
EXCELLENCENadia Raschella and Milan Dimitrijevic
COMPASSIONPiper Walsh and Xavier Southam
MERCYMatilda Panizza and Danny Duong
SERVICEEve Bristow-Baohm and Miel Fuentes
STEWARDSHIPSofia Lawes and Oliver Bonnett

Congratulations to all our students who have been selected as leaders for 2021. Our school is blessed with an abundance of quality kids across the school. All Year 6 students are seen as leaders. We look forward to 2021 with excitement.


Booklists 2021

In 2021, we will be continuing our bulk ordering system for Booklists. It assists in reducing booklist costs, but also assisting in the management of stationery across the year. These booklists will come through in the next couple of weeks. Parents will be required to complete this order through our stationery provider. Specific details will be forwarded in the near future.


Busy Bee

On Saturday morning, 12 December, from 8.00 am till 12.00 pm, we will be holding a school busy bee. If you are available on this morning, and would like to be involved, please email me directly at Please include the time you are available. Jobs will include painting posts, digging out and removing the mulch from the Pre-Primary and Kindy area, plus laying new lawn on the oval.


Classroom Teacher Line-Up 2021

Our classroom teacher line-up will be placed in The Donegal next Wednesday 2 December.


Transition Session for 2021

As with each year, our students will spend an hour with their new teachers for 2021. This transition session will take place on Monday 7 December between 9.30 am and 10.30 am. New students for 2021 will also be in attendance.


Class Lists 2021

  • Class lists coming out next Thursday 3 December. These will be placed outside classrooms in the afternoon.
  • We keep this low key with the kids.
  • Teachers and leadership spend much time in ensuring classes are allocated in the best interest of our kids. We have 100% faith in our teachers and in the process we follow regarding allocation of classes. We know you trust us with your kids.
  • It is important to note that our teachers work very closely with each other, with a key target for 2021 being our students collaborating across the classrooms in their learning.
  • Our teachers at St Columba’s School, work diligently in making every one of our families feel very welcome in their new classroom.
  • Enjoy the excitement that comes with a new school year.


Outstanding School Fees 2020

School fees are required to be finalised by 30 November 2020. Families who are not on a direct debit, repayment plan or have previously made alternative arrangements, please ensure that payment is made in full by Monday 30 November 2020.

If you are unable to pay the account in full, please contact Peta Santella on 9208 2705 or email

Thank you to all our families for the support with school fee collection in 2020.

Your attention and co-operation to this matter is appreciated.


School Banking

The last school banking for 2020 will be next Thursday 3 December. Thank you Ariane for volunteering your time and we look forward to the return of school banking in 2021.


Wishing you a wonderful week where you can find some time to find some rest.

Good things your way.





P & F News

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

Mia Yanez del Gesso PKW
Jacob Hofmann KW
Isabella Goh PPW
Aisling Poulsen 1W
Keira Pollitt 2G
Charlotte Armstrong 3W
Nadia Raschella 5G
Imogen Biddle 6W

Pastoral Care Term 4 Raffle

Individuals assisting our school community through weekly raffles. Please watch this space for weekly roster updates.

Pastoral Care Team.



Week 8 – 2 December
Week 9 – 9 December – NO RAFFLE

Kindy Green
Week 8 Michael Congdon
Kindy White
Week 8 Ethan Borich
PP GreenWeek 8 Thomas Gibson
PP White
Week 8 Henry Fry
Year 1 Green
Week 8 Olivia McShanag
Year 1 WhiteWeek 8 Harriet Webb
Year 2 GreenWeek 8 Hannah Hinks
Year 2 White
Week 8 Maya Thompson Mewburn
Year 3 Green
Week 8 Kai Fermanis
Year 3 White
Week 8 Blake Poletti
Year 4 GreenWeek 8 Brody Bedell
Year 4 WhiteWeek 8 Amelie Trinder
Year 5 GreenWeek 8 Nadia Raschella
Year 5 WhiteWeek 8 Isabella Fernandez
Year 6 Green
Week 8 Ella Mutsaers
Year 6 White
Week 8 Monique Parri



Award Winners

Term 4, Week 6

PP Green – Savannah Ceric, Max Nguyen, Kelvin Quach
PP White – Henry Fry, Vaughan O’Reilly, Aleksander Tuma

1 Green – Ella MacPherson, Theo Smart, Agnes Zoou
1 White – Leo Kennelly, Milana Zachar

2 Green – Jaydyn Duong, Hannah Gai, Tony Masek
2 White – Irissa Duong, Chloe Hayward, Zoe Juszkiewicz

3 Green – Jack Gilbert, Evan Nguyen, Camille Tribut
3 White – Lila Harris, Rafael Martino Da Fonseca, Oliver May, Xavier Miller

4 Green – Craig De Mello, Ava Giangiordano, Christian Parola, Dylan Peel, Grace Thoms
4 White – Reilly Bruce, Zara Callo, Jackson Lange

5 Green – Lucia Dawes, Miel Fuentes, Nadia Raschella
5 White – Eve Bristow-Baohm, Rory Shanahan, Michael Wells

6 Green – Claudia Coates, Jai Debono
6 White – Charlie Cameron, Tina Le, Sithmi Ratnasekara


Community Notices



Discover Trinity College at our Open Morning on Thursday, 19 November 2020 to learn more about the unique TC Spirit and the vast curricular and co-curricular opportunities that the College has to offer. The Open Morning begins with a welcome address, followed by a student-guided tour and finishes with refreshments and Q&A with the admissions team and teaching staff. We look forward to meeting you! Please note that your son is welcome to attend the Open Morning. You can register directly via our website You can also email or call 9223 8120.






Mrs Vinciullo is collecting all sorts of good quality second hand books for the Mercedes College Second Hand Book Stall (at the 2021 Mercedes Fete). If you have any that you would like to donate, please leave them at St Columba’s school office or drop them at the 6G classroom. She is also collecting clean jars and all sorts of gardening pots – big or small. If you are having a clean-out and think you may have something that she would be interested in, please email her on

Thank you so much for your support.



Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays.

VacSwim in January offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations during the long break. Not only are they a great school holiday activity, they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.

Your children can start as young as five years old.

Don’t wait! Enrol your children in VacSwim now at














St Columba’s School Bayswater

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