P & F News

Our next P&F meeting is Tuesday 14th March 7pm in the library.

Items for the agenda must be submitted by 5pm Friday 10th of March. Any items after this time will be tabled for the next meeting.


Please note that we have moved to online payments using a secure payment gateway (Stripe).

The P&F bank account that was used last year for EFT transfers is now closed and we are not able to accept EFT payments. Anything not paid online will need to go to the office in cash.

Cut off dates for events are important as we need to give suppliers and volunteers time to order and purchase supplies. We leave cut off times as long as we possibly can and send out SMS reminders,  but we will not able to accept late orders moving forward.


Italian Night

Unfortunately, we have less than 20% of families place an order for Italian Night this Friday. We have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the event.

We had to have numbers into Golden Ravioli last Friday but pushed for an extra few days to try and see if we could get enough families involved. We have run out of time now to make the event viable.

We know those families that have placed an order will be as disappointed as we are. All those who placed an order will be re-imbursed.



Entertainment Memberships

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




Any questions or queries, I can be contacted via email gtarmstrong@iinet.net.au

Tanya Armstrong

President P&F


Library News

Library  2023

Dear Parent, Carers and Students

The library is open every morning before school:

PP – Year 6 :  8:15am – 8:30 am


PreKindy & Kindy : 8:15am – 8:45am

(accompanied by Parent/Carers)




The library is a calming and quiet place, making it the perfect spot for students to have a smooth and calming transitions in the morning.

Students may also like to return and borrow books before school.

Looking forward to seeing you the library.


Reading and activities in the LIBRARY


Students may also use this time to exchange their library book.





Homework/Library Bag    

Just a reminder that students require the school greenHomework 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 $12.

Parents please order via the school Uniform Shop.




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:

Olive Richards KW
Juliette Cahill PPW
Oaklyn Payne 2W
Brooky Hamilton 2W
Poppy Lillico 3G
Anh Hoang 3G
Estelle Pirone 4W
Grace Hamilton 6G










With Easter just around the corner, the Pastoral Care team will be holding their annual Easter Raffle. Tickets will go on sale from Monday 27 March before school outside the library. Winners will be drawn and prizes delivered to winning families on Wednesday 5 April. Tickets are 50c each or three for $1. Cash only please.


Donations towards prizes are greatly appreciated and can be dropped to the basket in the library from Monday 13 March.


As always thank you for your support of the Pastoral Care Team!





Week 7 – 15 March
Week 8 – 22 March

Kindy Green
Week 7 – Asher Armstrong
Week 8 – Beatrix Beros
Kindy White
Week 7 – Grace Aldworth
Week 8 – Amelia Congdon
PP GreenWeek 7 – Ayla Bennett
Week 8 – Holly McMenamin
PP White
Week 7 – Oliver Hawke
Week 8 – Vy Hoang
Year 1 Green
Week 7 -Ava-Marie Bova
Week 8 – Olive Caruana
Year 1 WhiteWeek 7 – Ella Aldworth
Week 8 – Annabelle Cornish
Year 2 GreenWeek 7 – Ethan Borich
Week 8 – Thomas Pinnington
Year 2 White
Week 7 – Cerys Chaloner
Week 8 – Xander De Souza
Year 3 Green
Week 7 – Raghav Bhutani
Week 8 – Quill O’Brien
Year 3 White
Week 7 – Thomas Armstrong
Week 8 – Xavier Balm
Year 4 GreenWeek 7 – Havarna Bova
Week 8 – Lana Ly
Year 4 WhiteWeek 7 – Isla Bentley
Week 8 – Agnes Preedy
Year 5 GreenWeek 7 – Alyssa Clark
Week 8 – Sana Bezich
Year 5 WhiteWeek 7 – William Armstrong
Week 8 – Chloe Bouteloup
Year 6 Green
Week 7 – Ned Armstrong
Week 8 – Olivia Cullura
Year 6 White
Week 7 – Charlotte Armstrong
Week 8 – Lily Katich

Religious Education and Curriculum News

From our Year 1’s

This term in Religious Education, Year One have been learning about the people and personal gifts that help them to learn. God gave people special gifts that help them to learn so that they can know about God, others and the world. One of the most special gifts God has given us is the opportunity to gather at Mass and listen to stories about Jesus and God from the Bible.

To explore this further we went to our church and looked at the symbols which remind us of prayer and recognised that each symbol had a meaning.

From our Year 2’s

In Mathematics this term, the Year Two’s have been looking at Place Value. We learnt that the position of a digit in a number denotes its value. We are also learning to compare and order numbers.



Community Notices


We have had a wonderful response to this initiative and Father Andrew and I are extremely excited and super keen to make it a memorable occasion for all involved. Please note the following –


CHANGE OF DATE :Please note there has been a change of date for our Community Baptism. The ceremony will now take place on Sunday 26 March at 10.45 – following the 9.30 mass.


YOU ARE INVITED : The St Columba’s Community are invited to share with and support our Baptism candidates on their special day. There will be light refreshments in the hall following the ceremony.


IT’S NOT TOO LATE : If you were unable to make our information evening last week, it is not too late! Please contact either Father Andrew or myself and we will be happy to assist you in joining in our celebration and answering any questions you may have.


Leesa Vinciullo


Religious Education and Events Coordinator









Mercedes College is hosting its Open Day on Tuesday 14 March.

This will be an immersive experience which will include a student-led tour of the College visiting specialised learning areas where prospective families will have the opportunity to meeting the various Heads of Learning.

Two sessions are available: 8.30am and 11am, and registrations are required in order for places to be secured:


Further Information about the College is available at https://www.mercedes.wa.edu.au/






Year 7, 2024 Scholarship Applications

Chisholm Catholic College is now accepting applications from current Year 6 students for Academic and Music Scholarships.

Please visit the Chisholm College website to register your child by Friday 10th March 2023.

Families will be contacted regarding the Academic Scholarship Testing that is scheduled to take place on Saturday 25th March.

For any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Anne Balmer, Enrolments Officer on 9208 2516













St Columba’s School Bayswater

32 Roberts Street, Bayswater WA 6053
PO Box 61, Bayswater WA 6933
Phone: (08) 9208 2700
Email: admin@stcolsbays.wa.edu.au