Welcome Back to Term 2! We hope you all enjoyed your break and some time to rest and find time for self after what was a busy Term 1.
It is always exciting starting a new term, especially when we head into the cooler weather of autumn. As with every start of term, getting back into routines takes a little time for some of us. Having to get organised for school uniforms, lunches, homework and all the other things in life, let alone our own work, it can have an impact.
During the holidays we have had some work done through the school. The walkway outside Year 3/OSHC is a work in progress and the roof on the cover outside Pre-Primary/Year 1 was replaced.
Please continue to record all positive COVID cases through the portal on the school website and WA Health as per the email sent at the end of Term 1. All absentees must also be recorded via the absentee form also on the school website. For the time being a weekly school COVID case update will be emailed on Friday’s.
Unfortunately this year’s Mother’s Day breakfast and Mass has been cancelled.
PUPIL FREE DAYS
Friday 3 June
Friday 1 July
The updated term planner is available on the school website.
There is a two-week transition period at the start of the term as we move into wearing our winter uniforms. At the start of Week 3, Monday 9 May, students will be required to be wearing their winter uniforms. We will push this out a week if the weather is still on the warm side.
As per the school’s Student Uniform and Dress Code Policy boys can either wear grey school trousers or grey school shorts. Pinafores for the girls are no longer an option to purchase, however students in Years 1 to 3, who still own a pinafore, can still wear it if they wish.
The uniform shop located on school grounds will re-open this term commencing week 2 – Wednesday 4 May and every Wednesday 2.30pm to 3.15pm.
Attached to this newsletter are flyers from the Midvale Hub Parenting Service Perth North – East regarding their FREE parenting workshops for parents and carers who reside in the local government areas of Mundaring, Swan, Bassendean & Bayswater.
P & F News
The next meeting is on Tuesday 17th May at 7pm.
We have had queries from families who would like to make a contribution to the CSPWA without being involved in purchasing items. This is incredibly generous, and we are always grateful for any donations in whatever form they take.
The CSPWA bank details are below and can be used at anytime to pay online for fundraisers or for contributions. We ask that you include a family name in the description so that we can allocate funds coming into the account
Name – The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Perth, St Columba’s P&F Association
BSB – 086 006
ACC – 679360271
Online memberships are available again this year. There is currently an Easter promotion with a bonus eGift card when you purchase a membership. Memberships can be purchased online
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 to STUDENTS in Years 1 – 6 ONLY, every morning before school from 8:15am – 8:45 am.
SORRY NO PARENTS ALLOWED.
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.
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
Happy Birthday to:
To the following students who will be celebrating this coming week:
Georgia Whelan KG
Annabel Harper PPG
Heaven White PPG
Ava-Marie Bova PPW
Oscar Harris PPW
Katie Kim Oliver 1G
Maria Mustica 1W
Hugo Zachar 1W
Ava Gallagher 2G
Kelvin Quach 2G
Davern Laffrey 2W
Allegra Pizzata 3W
Maggie Ma 4W
Hannah Hinks 4W
Oscar Durack 6G
Max Kryachok 6W
PASTORAL CARE EASTER RAFFLE
Eater Raffle Tickets will be on sale every day next week commencing Monday 2 May before school. The raffle will be drawn on Friday 6 May (after final ticket sales) and prizes will be distributed to students in their classrooms.
WEEKLY PASTORAL CARE RAFFLE
The weekly pastoral care raffle will commence in Week 3 – Wednesday 11 May.
We would love to invite all those children wishing to join us for Columba Runners in Terms 2 and 3 to do so. The first session will be on Monday 2 May at Frank Drago oval 3.10-4.10pm and continue Mondays and Wednesdays. Cost is $30 per child, parents can join free! Prizes awarded based on total kilometers achieved over both terms, including those brave enough parents! Please complete the online registration.
This club is run by volunteers. Any parents who are able to attend and assist with marking laps and encouraging everyone, we would love to have you. Those attending OSHC are also considered, please chat to the lovely Jess.
If your child is in Yr 2 and below, they must be accompanied by a parent or older sibling. It is the responsibility of the parent/caregiver to ensure the safety of the students between school and Frank Drago.
BRICKS 4 KIDZ® will be back in St Columba’s School Bayswater in Term 2 for After School Classes. Attached to this newsletter is a flyer.
Enrolment page is located here: