Principal's Post

Dear Parents of St Columba’s,

St Vincent De Paul Christmas Appeal

We will begin collecting non-perishable food items for our Annual St Vincent De Paul Christmas Appeal. Baskets will be in classrooms for your donation from Monday 27 November. Please check your item is in date as expired items cannot be accepted. The final date for donations will be 9.00am on Friday 8 December.


End of Year Edu Dance Concert

The students have been eagerly preparing their dances for the end of year Edu Dance Concert. Parents you are in for a real treat!


Due to parent feedback from the 2022 concert, this year’s concert will be held on the school oval. Further details regarding times, seating and parking will be sent to you shortly.


2024 School Dates

The end of the year is fast approaching and with that I write to release the dates for the commencement and end of each term. Also included are the dates of our Pupil Free Days and Catholic Day.


Term One

Monday 29 January: Pupil Free Day
Tuesday 30 January: Pupil Free Day
Wednesday 31 January: Term One commences for students.
Tuesday 5 March: Pupil Free Day
Thursday 28 March: End of Term One


Term Two

Monday 15 April: Term Two commences for staff and students.
Friday 31 May: Pupil Free Day
Friday 28 June: End of Term Two


Term Three

Monday 15 July: Term Three commences for staff and students.
Friday 16 August: Pupil Free Day
Monday 19 August: Catholic Day (School and the OSHC are closed)
Friday 20 September: End of Term Three


Term Four

Monday 7 October: Pupil Free Day
Tuesday 8 October: Term Four commences for students.
Friday 6 December: End of Term Four

The entire 2024 Parent Calendar will be available on the School Website by the last day Term 4. We are busy working on it for you.


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


We are very keen to see all library books returned before the end of the year.  


Take a look in your school bag

Take a look under your bed

Take a look in the back of the car


Search high ⬆️  and low ⬇️ for any books to be returned (even if you’ve had them a long time!)



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:

Max Bateman KG
Ezra Smart KW
Molly Veale PPG
Maxeen Li PPG
Mia Yanez Del Gesso 1G
Isabella Goh 3G
Aisling Poulsen 4G
Alexis Stewart 5G
Keira Pollitt 5G
Sebby Pizzata 6W
Charlotte Armstrong 6W












Week 8 – 29 November
Week 9 – 6 December – NO RAFFLE

Kindy Green
Week 8 – Liam Wilkey
Kindy White
Week 8 – Liam Chipperfield
PP GreenWeek 8 – Samuel Young
PP White
Week 8 – Georgia Whelan
Year 1 Green
Week 8 – Oscar Walker
Year 1 WhiteWeek 8 – Harry Whelan
Year 2 GreenNO RAFFLE
Year 2 White
Week 8 – Jack Michael
Year 3 Green
Week 8 – Anh Hoang
Year 3 White
Week 8 – Emma North
Year 4 GreenNO RAFFLE
Year 4 WhiteWeek 8 – Luca Scagnetti
Year 5 GreenNO RAFFLE
Year 5 WhiteNO RAFFLE
Year 6 Green
Year 6 White

Religious Education and Curriculum News

From our Pre-Primary Classes:

In Pre Primary the children have been preparing and waiting for a special time, the birth of baby Jesus. Like many occasions the children enjoy, they may happen only once a year. Every year Christians set aside a special time of waiting and preparation just as Mary and Joseph prepared for Jesus to be born.  We are excited to make our Advent Wreath to count down to Jesus’ birthday.













From our Kindy Classes

In Kindy have been measuring the length of our friends by using arbitrary units. First, we estimated how many blocks that person would need. Then we used a mix of small, medium and large blocks to measure. There was plenty of discussion, trial and error and lots of fun!


Children develop a range of learning and thinking skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating.


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