Just a quick reminder to parents picking their children up from Milne Street. Could those parents who are parked out of view from your child, park and then walk up to collect your child. Please do not wave your child to your car, nor park across the road and wave your child to the car. This is very dangerous. Teachers will dismiss children if walking home or if they are picked up by their parents from the gate or if parents are parked immediately outside the gate.
To make it a smoother operation along Milne Street, I ask all parents using this access to maybe enter Milne Street from the northern end, (railway end), and exit Milne Street along Almondbury Street.
- Enrolments for Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten 2023 are filling quickly. Please note interviews take place this term for 2023.
- Pre-Kindy 2023 – children born between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020.
- Kindergarten 2023 – children born between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019.
- If you have younger children in these age brackets and have not submitted an application, please ensure this is completed at your earliest convenience.
JFE will not be opening the uniform shop until further advice is received from the Health Department.
It will be online orders only and deliveries to the office will continue every Thursday.
If parents need to change sizes etc they can email JFE direct or pop into their showroom in Osborne Park. Returns/exchanges can be left at the school office.
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.
Dear Parents, Carers and Students,
The library is open every morning before school from 8:15am – 8:45 am.
The library is a calming and quiet place, making it the perfect spot for students to have a smooth and calming transition in the morning.
Students may like to return and borrow books before school.
Looking forward to seeing you the library.
Junior and Senior LUNCHTIMES
Students may also use this time to exchange their library book.
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 green school
‘’Homework and Library Bag’ from previous years.
‘Homework and Library Bags’ can be purchased
from the Uniform Shop at a cost of $10.
Rita Cuthbert – Library Officer – Library - the original search engine
Library Lovers’ Day
14 February 2022
Remember the wonder you experienced when you first discovered something as a child? Maybe it was an idea, a place in nature, new understanding, or the pure joy of becoming lost in a new imaginary game for hours.
This feeling of childlike joy is the feeling that we’re encouraging people to remember this Library Lovers’ Day through the theme: ‘Show the love’.
It’s a day to remember that our libraries are a place where we can get lost in an idea we are following, find an adventure we are seeking in a book, discover more about an issue we feel passionate about or get help from someone about something we want to know. These are all the reasons (and more) to celebrate the valuable roles libraries play in our lives and to re-engage with our libraries and ‘show the love’.
Happy Birthday to:
To the following students who will be celebrating this coming week:
Nicholas Hofmann KG
Ezekiel Byrde PPG
Matilda Stahl PPW
Hugo Silverman 1W
Henry Fry 2G
Alexander Khoo 2W
Shaan Tah 2W
Kathleen Vaccari 3G
Milla Robbins 5G
Xavier Brandis 5W
Leo Rakitic 5W
Sidney Carter 6G
PASTORAL CARE RAFFLE IS BACK!!!!
The PC raffle will commence in week 3. The cost is 20c per ticket. 3 tickets being the maximum purchased. Rosters are published each week the Donegal and a copy of the roster is outside each classroom. Please remember the preferable prize is a book not exceeding the value of $10. It has always been the tradition to give a book of any description ie: colouring, joke or novel.
For the benefit of our new families to our wonderful school here’s an introduction about Pastoral Care.
Some years ago, a small group of parents established Pastoral Care at St Columba’s as a way of fostering a feeling of community in our school. Over the years, families and individuals in our school community were supported and assisted during both difficult times and more joyful occasions. We would like to continue to offer help to families at Saint Columbas.
Thank you everyone for always supporting the Pastoral Care Team and we look forward to continuing our yearly events being the Easter Raffle, Mother’s Day Breakfast and Father’s Day Breakfast.
Week 3 – 16 February
Week 4 – 23 February
Week 3 Ayla Bennett
Week 4 Jake Bouteloup
Week 3 Hugo Allison
Week 4 Asher Borich
|Week 3 Olive Caruana
Week 4 Florence Crooks
Week 3 Ella Aldworth
Week 4 Charlie Bateman
|Year 1 Green
Week 3 Aimee Alexander
Week 4 Alessandra Cahill
|Year 1 White
|Week 3 Arden Bezich
Week 4 Caleb Brennan
|Year 2 Green
|Week 3 Alessandro Balla
Week 4 Mia Fernandez
|Year 2 White
Week 3 Savannah Ceric
Week 4 Oliver Hoyne
|Year 3 Green
Week 3 Shishir Berigai
Week 4 Richie De Mello
|Year 3 White
Week 3 Michael Baldwin
Week 4 Mason Campbell
|Year 4 Green
|Week 3 Braelyn Carruthers
Week 4 Neve Gerick
|Year 4 White
| Week 3 Edmond Cavalli
Week 4 James Hodson
|Year 5 Green
|Week 3 Justin Ahn
Week 4 Olivia Cullura
|Year 5 White
|Week 3 Zara Bell
Week 4 Brodie Eaton
|Year 6 Green
Week 3 Sidney Carter
Week 4 Georgia De Luca
|Year 6 White
Week 3 Lucas Bentley
Week 4 Zara Callo
If there are any parents out there that love cooking and are able to help us with meals please contact Jeannie – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your continued support is greatly appreciated by our school community.
Pastoral Care Team
Religious Education and Curriculum News
From our Year 6’s
We had a lot of fun trying to put toothpaste back in a tube using toothpicks. We learnt a valuable lesson: just as the toothpaste couldn’t all be placed back in the tube, our hurtful words and actions cannot be taken back. A friend may forgive, but they will seldom forget. We must be kind always. We also worked in our Ministry groups to design posters explaining what we do in each group and these posters will be placed around the school.
Our Literacy work in Year 6 is heavily based on the genre of Information Report Writing. We will be learning researching and note making skills and our Comprehension work will complement this by focusing on Finding the Main Idea, Distinguishing Between Facts and Opinions and Summarising. It is going to be an exciting term!
Interviews for enrolments for Year 7 2025 students are being conducted this Semester for sisters of current and past Mercedes students. If you have not enrolled your daughter, please contact our Enrolments Officer, Nicole Kirk, on 9323 1340 or enrol online via the College website at www.mercedes.wa.edu.au as soon as possible.
Mercedes College Open Day | Tuesday 15 March
Located in the heart of Perth’s beautiful heritage precinct, Mercedes College are proud to be opening its gates for prospective families. The tour provides an opportunity for parents to hear from the Senior Leadership Team and enjoy a tour of College grounds and facilities led by some of our Student Representative Leaders.
There are two sessions on offer: 8:30am-10.30am or 11am-1pm. Both sessions conclude with some light refreshments and the opportunity to speak with some of our Teachers. Please register via the College website. Limited places available; www.mercedes.wa.edu.au/open-morning/
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER – Take time out for yourself and your spouse with a weekend that will focus on your relationship. It will be the best gift you’ll give each other this year. We invite to you attend a WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER weekend and come back with a marriage that is refreshed and exciting. We invite you to join us on our next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend 12-13 March 2022 (Live-out at Prendiville College Ocean Ref) or 29-31 July 2022 (Live out Atrium Hotel Mandurah). For more information or booking contact: Valerie & Brendon on 0424 220 625 – Email: WAbookings@wwme.org.au Website – www.wwme.org.au