Principal's Post

Dear St Columba’s Community,

I hope this newsletter finds you all in good health and spirits. A special welcome back to our Year 6 students and the Camp Team who returned last week. In this week’s Donegal, they have shared their memorable experiences through the wonderful photographs captured during their time away.

To our students participating in the Interschool Swim Carnival tomorrow, we wish you the best of luck! I will be there alongside five other staff members to support and cheer you on.

A big thank you to Signora Castro for organising this year’s Italian Day this coming Friday 3 May. We are excited to embrace the Italian Culture by dressing up and enjoying some gelato.

Lastly, our heartfelt congratulations to all individuals being baptised this Sunday at the St Columba’s Community Baptism Ceremony. I extend my gratitude to Mrs Leesa Vinciullo for her ongoing support in working with Fr Andrew and the families during this special initiation into the Catholic Faith. Since its inception in 2023, this will be our fourth Community Baptism, reflecting a growing interest within our community. If you or someone you know is considering becoming baptised, please reach out to Fr. Andrew at the Parish (9271 1414) or Leesa here at the school (9208 2700 /


Looking ahead to next week’s events:

· Monday 6, Wednesday 8, Friday 10 May: Speech Screening for all Kindy Students.

· Tuesday 7 May: P&F Meeting at 7 pm in the Library. All are welcome to attend. Please refer to the agenda in this week’s newsletter.

· Friday 10 May: Annual Mother’s Day Breakfast starting from 7.15 am, followed by the School Mass at 9.00 am. You are most welcome to join us.


Uniform Shop

All students should now be wearing our Winter Uniform. 

JFE have advised that the girls’ pinafore is now available to order. 

Uniform Shop opening times for Term 2 :

Wed 1 May – 2.30pm to 3.15pm


Wed 5 June – 2.30pm to 3.15pm
Wed 3 July – 2.30pm to 3.15pm

Orders can still be placed online and will delivered to your child’s class each Thursday.


In gratitude,

Gina Burns


School Counsellor News


Nicole Leach
School Counsellor

P & F News


The P&F will be hosting the annual Mother’s Day Breakfast this year in Week 4, Friday 10th May. Tickets can be booked electronically by visiting:

Happening alongside the Breakfast is the Pastoral Care Mother’s Day Raffle. Lets support this through donating gifts and buying tickets!

The P&F can’t wait to celebrate all our wonderful St Columba’s mums and loved ones at the breakfast event!

Dads, Grandads and Uncles – YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!

A huge thank you to those who have put their hand up to volunteer ahead at the Mother’s Day Breakfast event next Friday 10th May. If you would like to join the crew, please come down to support the MUMS and get involved as well.


  • FUNDRAISING FOCUS — Containers for change

Love to contribute to our schools fundraising efforts? Consider the St Columba’s P&F at your next Containers for Change deposit. Simply scan the QR code, download the app and add the member number to your profile. The P&F fund would be so grateful for your contribution to further aid in the students resources and equipment.




The agenda for the next P&F meeting, held nextTuesday 7th May at 7pm in the School Library, is attached to this newsletter.

We invite everyone to join in on the discussions around the items being addressed.



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:

These students who will be celebrating in the coming week:

Austin Hohnen-MacDonald (KG)
Ivy Funston (KG)
Ayla Bennett (1G)
Juliana Versaico (3G)
Owen Metherell (3W)
Eli Felt (5W)












Pastoral Care will be holding the annual Mother’s Day Raffle this term.
Donations towards the Raffle can be dropped to the Library or the front office.
We welcome all and every donation!
Tickets on sale from Thursday 2 May in front of the library from 8.10am until Mother’s Day Breakfast!
Don’t forget to get your Mother’s Day Breakfast orders in too!



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 4 – 8 May
Week 5 – 15 May

Kindy Green
Week 4 – Owen Humphreys
Week 5 – Orlando Folini
Kindy White
Week 4 – Hamish Linke
Week 5 – Sylvie Hurley Swiderski
PP GreenWeek 4 – Beatrix Beros
Week 5 – Noah Bowker
PP White
Week 4 – Evelyn Halls
Week 5 – Ethan Harris
Year 1 Green
Week 4 – Nicholas Hofmann
Week 5 – Jude Hoogland
Year 1 WhiteWeek 4 – Flynn Hartus
Week 5 – Andrea Gunawan
Year 2 GreenWeek 4 – Faye Gallagher
Week 5 – Rohan Hurley Swiderski
Year 2 White
Week 4 – Hugo Garrett
Week 5 – Millie Gibson
Year 3 Green
Week 4 – Tristan Goh
Week 5 – Joanna Gunawan
Year 3 White
Week 4 – Jacob Hofmann
Week 5 – Brooky Hamilton
Year 4 GreenWeek 4 – Isabella Goh
Week 5 – Eve Hamilton
Year 4 WhiteWeek 4 – Ava Gallagher
Week 5 – Thomas Gibson
Year 5 GreenWeek 4 – Henry Garrett
Week 5 – Ivy Hoogland
Year 5 WhiteWeek 4 – Havarna Bova
Week 5 – Aaliyah Brandis
Year 6 Green
Week 4 – Alexi Brammer
Week 5 – Neve Gerick
Year 6 White
Week 4 – Grace Hartus
Week 5 – Gethin Humphreys

Award Winners

MERIT AWARDS – Term 2, Week 1

PP Green – Max Bateman, Hugh Murphy Grace
PP White – Clarisse Hong, Saoirse Stafford

1 Green – Alessia Cullura, Isla Elliott, Heidi Zekas-Crooks
1 White – Indiana Gray, Oscar Harstrom, Scarlett Little,

2 Green – Annabelle Cornish, Jax Fermanis, Harry Whelan
2 White – Ava-Marie Bova, Olive Caruana, Samuel Kootje

3 Green – Xander De Souza, Jack Michael, Juliana Versaico
3 White – Olivia Molony, Thomas Pinnington, Rosie Veale

4 Green – Thomas Armstrong, Elizabeth Kennewell, Alexander Lilleyman
4 White – Mia Fernandez, Cherubim Vu

5 Green – Alfie Allison, Leo Kennelly, Amelia Yee
5 White – Uka Badamsuren, Charlotte Eaglesham, Aisling Poulsen


Religious Education and Curriculum News

From our Year 5’s

In Religion, the Year 5 students have been learning how God sent his Son Jesus to teach people what it means to be fully human. Jesus demonstrated this through his words and actions.

The children used examples from the Bible to help explain how Jesus taught people what it means to be fully human.

The illustrations depict how Jesus showed that God:

    • searches for those who are lost.
    • forgives those who do wrong.
    • holds them tenderly in their brokenness.
    • loves them faithfully, even when love is not returned.



From our Year 6’s

The Year 6’s had an amazing time expanding their paradigm on camp!



Community Notices

Ciao a tutti! / Hello everyone!

I’m very excited to let you know we will be having an Italian Day on Friday the 3rd of May!

Students will be allowed to come to school dressed in Italian theme or colours.

During the day, authentic Italian gelato has been organised for the students of St Col’s to eat. Delizioso!!!

A dairy and nut free option will be available. If you don’t wish for your child to eat the gelato, please let your classroom teacher know. Students will be selecting their flavour in Italian class!!!

Grazie mille
Signora Castro






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 Monday 15th 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.

If your child is Year 1 and under, please indicate on the registration form who is going to be the supervising sibling or adult.

Please use the link below to register online.






Aranmore Catholic College Academic, STEM and Leadership Scholarships CLOSING SOON

Scholarships at Aranmore not only provide financial assistance but also offer unique opportunities for personal and academic growth under the guidance and care of highly qualified specialist teachers. Our 2025 Academic, Catherine McAuley Leadership and Br Kelly STEM Scholarships are closing soon (Netball & Rugby Scholarships close at the end of Term 2). Please visit the College website for more information and to apply.










St Columba’s School Bayswater

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