A few things that are happening at St Columba’s School, Bayswater
Morning Tea Get Together
A couple of months back, Trish and Faye, icons of St Columba’s School, held an afternoon tea for any parents who wished to meet for a cuppa. The dynamic duo would like to hold a couple of morning teas in the next few weeks. A cuppa and a chat. The dates are Tuesday 3 September and Thursday 5 September both at 9.00 am. The reason for the two morning teas in the one week is to allow our Pre-Kindy parents the opportunity to attend after dropping their little ones off at school. All parents are welcome to attend. Special thanks to Trish and Faye for continuing to add to our community spirit and the connection of our families to St Columba’s. It is always about the people.
Feast of the Assumption
Mass will be held tomorrow, Thursday 15 August at 9.00am, for this special Feast Day, The Assumption of Mary into heaven. Thank you to Year 5’s for organising Mass.
Sacrament of Penance
Our Year 3s, and other students across our school and parish, will be making their First Reconciliation next Tuesday 20 August at 7.00 pm in our church. We wish to thank all our staff and families for their support in preparing the children for this very special sacrament. It is one of the beautiful things about our faith and the understanding of compassion and forgiveness. This can make such a difference in our lives. We know our kids are the best examples and role models of this forgiveness in their daily lives. We see it first-hand. I continue to learn from them every day. One of the great blessings in being their principal.
Parent and Friends’ Wine and Cheese Night
A special thank you to all our P and F and their team of helpers for organising the upcoming Wine and Cheese Night this Friday evening from 7.30 pm. It takes an enormous effort to get such events organised. We appreciate the commitment to building the spirit of St Columba’s within our school community and the bringing together of people in a social setting. We look forward to a night of happiness and good times.
Book Week Parade
This Monday, 19 August at 9.00 am, we will be holding our Book Week Parade. This is always an exciting time for the kids and the staff. We will hold the parade in the undercover area from 9.00 am. Please see further details about the theme for the week in Library News. It is also important to remember to keep the dress up as simple as possible. Use what you already have at home. This is all about celebrating the love of books. Thank you for you continued support of such events as we know and appreciate how busy this Monday morning will be for you in getting your kids organised for the day.
Father’s Day Breakfast
The Pastoral Care team are busy organising breakfast for all the dad’s/grandad’s/Uncles. The breakfast is on Friday 30th August at 7.30am. Cost is $2.50 per child and $2.50 per adult. Further information and RSVP slips are attached to this newsletter.
Kindy dads are also invited to visit the classroom for a ‘Stay and Play’ from 8.20am to 8.45am on the morning of the Father’s Day breakfast.
Quiz Night – Bayswater City Saints Netball Club and Bayswater Bears Football Club
Our Bayswater City Saints and Bayswater Bears are holding a combined Quiz Night on Saturday 24 August 2019 at 6:00pm. This is a terrific opportunity to test your pop quiz skills against the best. These two community clubs provide wonderful opportunities for our St Columba’s kids to participate in weekend sport. It promises to be a fun-filled night. Please see further details in our Community News section.
P & F News
The next P&F meeting is Tuesday the 17th of September at 7.30pm
All are welcome to attend
Wine and Cheese Night
The night has finally arrived. Please note that ticket sales are now closed and there will be no tickets available at the door.
This is a cash only event so please don’t forget to bring cash. We will have one eftpos terminal available for the silent auction items. Please remember to print your email confirmation for your ticket entry, this will also get you entry to the door prizes raffle. Entry will be through the administration gate only.
Thank you to all the helpers and for all of the generous donations. These events can not run without the community coming together!
If you are unable to make the night, but love Hayshed Hill wines, you will still be able to order wine. We will circulate order forms shortly. For every case sold, Hayshed Hill Winery will give the P&F $40.00.
We look forward to seeing you there.
2019 CBCA Book Week
Reading is my SECRET POWER
Dates: 17th – 23th August 2018
Dress Up Parade (Kindy-Year 6)
Monday 19th August 2019
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 ‘Reading is my SECRET POWER’ theme.
Short listed books have arrived in the library.
Come in and have a look at this year’s finalists. Which one do you think should win?
Don’t forget to enter the Book Week Colouring In Competition. Entries are available from the library. $20 Gift Voucher available for each year group. Entries close Friday 16th August 2019. (All entries to class teacher please.)
Guess how many chips wrapped up competition – $20 gift voucher
A warm invitation is extended to all families to visit the library from 8:15am most mornings. (Please note, when Mrs. Cuthbert is unavailable, the library is closed.)
Kindy & Pre-Kindy families take advantage to come and read all our fabulous picture books with your little ones till 8:45am.
YES! Library open most lunch times 1:15 – 1:35 daily.
Year 1 White
If any families have childrens magazines that they no longer need, the students at lunch time would enjoy reading them.
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 bag from previous years.
The ‘Homework and Library Bags’ can be purchased from the Uniform Shop at a cost of $10.
Happy Birthday to:
Lily Byatt 5G
Ashleigh Smith 6G
Families rostered to bring in the raffle prize will be notified through the newsletter and on lists outside the classrooms. New families to St Columba’s will be rostered later in the year. Pastoral Care Team
Week 5 (21/8/19)
Week 6 (28/8/19)
Week 5 Anh Hoang
Week 5 Maya Katich
Week 5 Lucinda Tran
Week 5 Stella Kent
|Year 1 Green
Week 5 Edmond Cavalli
|Year 1 White
Week 5 Max Pierre
|Year 2 Green
Week 5 Leo Rakitic
|Year 2 White
Week 5 Eeishu Mithun
|Year 3 Green
Week 5 Kassandra Flexman
|Year 3 White
Week 5 Orlando Martino Da Fonseca
|Year 4 Green
Week 5 Miel Fuentes
|Year 4 White
Week 5 Orlando Lindsay
|Year 5 Green
Week 5 Bianca Magill
|Year 5 White
Week 5 Lily Chudzik
|Year 6 Green
Week 5 Alyssa Giacci
|Year 6 White
Week 5 Miel Solana