Principal's Post


Jesus appears to his confused disciples and shows them that his bodily resurrection is real. As proof, Jesus points to the marks of the passion still visible on his hands, feet and side. He then asks for food and eats with his disciples, showing he is not a ghost as they first assumed. Jesus of Nazareth is truly risen. His story did not end with his crucifixion and death on the cross.



Winter Uniform

As the weather starts to cool down a reminder that students will be expected to be in full winter uniform as Term 2 commences. Please note that there is a two-week grace time for transition. All students must be in winter uniform by Week 3.



School Counsellor News

School refusal support for teachers, parents and students.



Nicole Leach
School Counsellor

P & F News

P&F Hayshed Hill Wine Fundraiser

Once again we have partnered with Hayshed Hill to run a wine fundraiser. For every case of wine sold Hayshed Hill will donate $40 back to the school P&F to pay for the new playground equipment being installed in July. So pass the form around to family and friends so they can benefit from the great wine prices and help support the P&F in our mission.

This fundraiser will run through the month of April and into May so there is plenty of time to share the love. We need to reach a minimum of 20 cases to be eligible for free delivery so please pass the order form on to family and friends. Delivery of wine to the school will be Thursday 11th of May, pick up available from St Columba’s from Friday the 12th.

Use the form attached to this newsletter to place an order. Any questions please email Simonne Moretta on



Our next P&F meeting is Tuesday 16 May at 7.00pm in the library.

Items for the agenda must be submitted by 5.00pm Friday 12 May.  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.


Entertainment Memberships

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



Any questions or queries, I can be contacted via email

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:

Charlie Halmich KG
Akira Romeo KW
Georgia Whelan PPW
Annabel Harper 1W
Hugo Zachar 2W
Kelvin Quach 3W
Eli Felt 4W
Emmanuel Wai 4W
Agnes Zoou 4W

And to all staff and students who celebrated over the April holidays.









The Pastoral Care Team along with some amazing school community Fathers will be holding the Mother’s Day Breakfast this year in Term 2 on Friday 12 May. Tickets can be booked both electronically by visiting Trybooking or by Cash by returning the slip along with your money and family name in an envelope to the school office. Please see the flyer attached to this newsletter for more information.


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





Week 2 – 3 May
Week 3 – 10 May

Kindy Green
Week 2 – Harper Bradley
Week 3 – Aletheia Charles
Kindy White
Week 2 – Elena Di Giallonardo
Week 3 Hannah Ferguson
PP GreenWeek 2 – Indiana Gray
Week 3 – Oscar Harstrom
PP White
Week 2 – Norah Cregan
Week 3 – Zara Campbell
Year 1 Green
Week 2 – Amelia Gibson
Week 3 – Chase Gilbert
Year 1 WhiteWeek 2 – Annabel Harper
Week 3 – Hudson Fernandez
Year 2 GreenWeek 2 – Isaiah Chong
Week 3 – Harvey Ferguson
Year 2 White
Week 2 – Marcus Chong
Week 3 – Megan Hutton
Year 3 Green
Week 2 – Thomas Gibson
Week 3 – Mia Harstrom
Year 3 White
Week 2 – Savannah Ceric
Week 3 – Connor Campbell
Year 4 GreenWeek 2 – Andrew Gai
Week 3 – Lenny Harris
Year 4 WhiteWeek 2 – Mason Harper
Week 3 – Mason Campbell
Year 5 GreenWeek 2 – Ty Fernandez
Week 3 – Grayson Harris
Year 5 WhiteWeek 2 – Hannah Gai
Week 3 – Jack Hutton
Year 6 Green
Week 2 – Eva Magill
Week 3 – Jack Gilbert
Year 6 White
Week 2 – Madden Dean
Week 3 – Lucy Gardiner

Community Notices


Columba Runners 2023

Registrations now open!

Calling all returning and new members, even if you can only make one of the sessions a week. Sessions are held at Frank Drago oval 3.15-4.15pm on Mondays and Wednesdays for terms 2 and 3. Our first session will be Wednesday 26th of April.

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.













St Columba’s School Bayswater

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