School Counsellor News






Nicole Leach
School Counsellor

P & F News

Swimming Carnival Fundraiser

Years 4 – 6 Swimming Carnival 

Wednesday 27th March 2024

🌭 Ordered your snags? 🌭


Great, now that lunchbox duty is off the to do list…. 😝Why not spare a small amount of your time to help out poolside on the day…The bbq is right by the pool meaning you’re able to run off if need be to watch your child compete in their race!Many hands make light work after all – if you can assist in any way on the day please reach out. Any help is greatly appreciated 😊Volunteer sign up sheet here👇🏼




Fundraisers ahead


Wednesday 27th March | Gold Coin donation

Running alongside the upper school Swimming Carnival day, the lower school is ruling the school in free dress to raise funds for School community events!


Call for Agenda items

We encourage all parents within our community to be actively involved in the St Columba’s P&F. Our team is looking forward to hearing your new ideas or feedback on present and future events that support our School. Please communicate with your Class Representatives if you wish for these to be discussed at a P&F meeting.



The next P&F meeting will be held on Tuesday 19th March at 7.00pm in the School Library. We hope to see as many new faces as possible.

Library News

The library is open every morning before school:

PreKindy & Kindy : 8:15am – 8:45am

(accompanied by Parent/Carers)



The library is open every morning before school:

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 transition in the morning.

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

Looking forward to seeing you the library.


Homework/Library Bag     

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.



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:

William Giblett KG
Kieran Vernon PPW
Oscar Harstrom 1W
Amelia Booth 3W
Oaklyn Payne 3W
Poppy Lillico 4W
Estelle Pirone 5W











Tickets are 3 for $1 (maximum of 3 tickets per child).

We are always looking for Volunteers to join the Pastoral Care Team. If you can spare a little time on a Wednesday morning after drop off, you can find us in the Church meeting room just as you enter from the basketball court.

Thank you greatly from the Pastoral Care Team!




Week 7 – 13 March
Week 8 – 20 March
Week 9 – NO RAFFLE

Kindy Green
Week 7 – Lewis Christie
Week 8 – Xavier Bosley
Kindy White
Week 7 – Amelia Easton
Week 8 – Darcy Eden
PP GreenWeek 7 – Ayla Christie
Week 8 – Amelia Congdon
PP White
Week 7 – Liam Chipperfield
Week 8 – Holly Bunko
Year 1 Green
Week 7 – Nathaniel Byrde
Week 8 – Juliette Cahill
Year 1 WhiteWeek 7 – Bodhi Chipperfield
Week 8 – Alfred Eden
Year 2 GreenWeek 7 – Aurora Cameron
Week 8 – Annabelle Cornish
Year 2 White
Week 7 – Ezekiel Byrde
Week 8 – Riley Goulding
Year 3 Green
Week 7 – Parker Connell
Week 8 – Michael Congdon
Year 3 White
Week 7 – Belle Charlett
Week 8 – Alessandra Cahill
Year 4 GreenWeek 7 – Alessandro Balla
Week 8 – Sajad Aljabry
Year 4 WhiteWeek 7 – Millie Charlett
Week 8 – Savannah Ceric
Year 5 GreenWeek 7 – Zozie Higgs
Week 8 – Leo Kennelly
Year 5 WhiteWeek 7 – Michael Baldwin
Week 8 – Shishir Berigai
Year 6 Green
Week 7 – Carys Bennetts
Week 8 – Jaydyn Duong
Year 6 White
Week 7 – Bianca Balla
Week 8 – Irissa Duong

Religious Education and Curriculum News


In Year Two the children have learnt that Jesus taught that praying is a special way for people to talk and listen to God. This is how people share their thoughts and feelings with God and God can be a special friend in their lives. They understand that we all need to talk with God, just as family members and other friends need to talk to each other. Followers of Jesus pray to God every day to share their thoughts, feelings and worries. People cannot become close to God, who loves every one of us, unless they spend time with God listening and talking to him.



Our Year One classes have settled into the new year very well, thoroughly enjoying the playgrounds, oval and basketball courts that they have been eagerly waiting to use! The students have been working hard to follow all rules, expectations and routines. We are very proud of them!

Throughout our recent Health lessons, we have looked at developing different strategies to enhance our interactions with others, including the importance of being aware of how our actions and words may hurt or harm others. As a class, we read through the book, Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller and Jen Hill, a thoughtful picture book illustrating the power of small acts of kindness. We have learnt this through our focus on flowers and their petals. Moreover, once we say something mean, taking it back won’t put the petal back on the flower.  However, we can repair the hurt with love and care from others by watering the flower. Consequently, we created a Kindness Garden, which illustrates the many different words or things we can say or do to our friends.

We are so excited to see all of the wonderful work our Year One’s will be creating throughout the year!


Community Notices


Thank you to those who have expressed interest in joining us for our first Community Baptism this year. With it being a short term, and Easter fast approaching, Father has requested we postpone it until after Easter.

We will hold a Baptism Information Night on Thursday 18 April, for parents and the child/ren to be Baptised. This will be held in the Church at 6pm and go for approximately half an hour.

Then we will hold our Community Baptism on Sunday 5 May at 10.45am, immediately following the 9.30am Mass.

I hope that these new dates still work for everyone – and perhaps mean others will have a chance to join us! If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Leesa Vinciullo
Assistant Principal






A warm invitation is extended to our school community to attend the upcoming Open Day for Mercedes College.

The event is tailored for families who may be considering a Catholic secondary education for their daughters.

Event Details

Date:                    Tuesday 12 March

Sessions:            8:30am – 10:30am or

                                11:00am – 1:00pm

What to Expect

During the Open Day, families will have the opportunity to:

Explore our facilities though guided tours

Meet our dedicated staff

Engage with our talented students

Gain valuable insights into our academic programs and co-curricular activities.


Families are encouraged to register their attendance as soon as possible, using this link on our website:


If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact our Marketing team on







A fun interactive day for families!

This expo is targeted at families in the aim to provide support to parents and students with mathematics learning at home. Please follow the link below for all the details.

March 10, 2024 – 10:00am

Centenary Park Community Centre










St Columba’s School Bayswater

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