Principal's Post

Dear St Columba’s Community,

Last weekend, we welcomed nine children into the Parish of St. Columba’s in Bayswater. A heartfelt thank you goes out to Leesa Vinciullo and Father Andrew for their dedication to our Community Baptism Ceremonies. If you or someone you know is considering being baptised into the Catholic Tradition, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to guide and support you on this sacred journey of faith. 


Parents and Friends Meeting 

Last night we held an informative and productive P&F Meeting. I thank all the parents who were able to come along. 

Parents and Friends Meetings occur mostly on the second Tuesday of each month and all parents are welcome to attend. There are so many areas you can help or become involved in the life of the school. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 11 June at 7.00 pm in the School Library. 


Lower Playgrounds Before and After School 

Unfortunately I write again to request your co-operation for a safety and compliance issue. 

We request you to keep your children off playgrounds either before or after school. There are several reasons for this: 

  •  There is no staff supervision provided and injuries can occur quickly; 
  • The playgrounds on the lower oval, form part of the OSHC licence and therefore must be kept available for all students enrolled in our OSHC services both before and after school. Unauthorised persons in this space, results in a breach which could impose a public notice or financial penalty; 
  • Whilst you may be supervising your child, other students without their parents at school, see their friends playing and think, like during school hours, they too can go and play. It is confusing for our students, especially younger students, to understand why their friends can play and they cannot. We also don’t want any student to feel excluded; 
  • Duty Teachers are unable to discern who has a parent supervising them and who does not.  

Kindy and Pre Kindy Families, I understand the difficulties some families are having keeping their children off the playground on the upper level (nature playground) whilst they wait for the later start, but please do not allow them to do so before all other classroom doors have opened at 8.30 am. I strongly remind you; you are responsible for your own child’s supervision, staff are not available to assist and this playground has not been designed for students below Year One. You will need to remain highly vigilant at all times. 

Your support and help in this matter is truly appreciated. 


Upcoming Events 

It’s hard to believe we are approaching Week 5 of Term 2 already. Here are some upcoming events you should keep yourselves informed about: 

  •  Friday 10 May: Mother’s Day Breakfast from 7.15 am, followed by School Mass at 9.00 am; 
  • Tuesday 14 May: First Communion Family Workshops held after school; 
  • Thursday 16 May: First Communion Reflection Day; 
  • Friday 17 May: Year One Assembly; 
  • Friday 17 May: EA Appreciation Day, don’t forget to say thanks to all our Education Assistants who support our teaching staff in the school; 
  • Saturday 18 May: First Communion (Year 4G). 


Mother’s Day 

Many thanks to the P&F and Pastoral Care Team for organising our upcoming Mother’s Day Breakfast and Raffle this Friday morning. Thank you for your dedication and efforts in making this event possible. I also extend my appreciation to all our staff for their support in encouraging students to celebrate their mothers. Your efforts in fostering these special bonds are truly valued. 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mums of our school community. Your unconditional love, endless sacrifices, and unwavering support light up the lives of your children. Sometimes it might not seem like it, but it really does. Thank you for your patience, care, and the countless hugs and kisses that make every day brighter for your children.  

May your day be filled with love, pampering and some time to recharge your battery with your own personal favourite activity.  


Uniform Shop

Uniform Shop opening times for the remainder Term 2 :

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

Mother’s Day Breakfast – Friday 10th May

Thank you to all of the families who have both purchased breakfast and volunteered your time to help keep the morning running smoothly. We’ve had an amazing response from the community, it is greatly appreciated.

We’ve also got a huge shout out to Danish Patisserie in Bassendean for looking after the St Cols community with their delicious treats, making for a successful event!

A reminder for those that missed the cut off for breakfast orders there will be a coffee van on site so please still come along and enjoy a brew with our amazing mums and loved ones. The Pastoral Care Mother’s Day Raffle will also be drawn at 8:10am, so be sure to grab some last minute tickets on the morning. Gates open from 7:15am.


·       27th June – PJ Day / Gold Coin

·       20th September – Subway Order Lunch Day

·       18th October – School Disco


Did you receive your Cookie Dough pamphlet?

These were sent home with the oldest child per family at the beginning of this week. CHECK YOUR BAGS

Bake your way to success!

So many delicious flavours available. If you haven’t logged in and registered yet, make sure you go to and REGISTER.

THE CLASS WHO SELLS THE MOST TUBS WILL WIN A BAKING AFTERNOON with their very own cookie dough supplied by the P&F.

Flavours, nutritional info and all order information is available online, no cash purchases.

Orders will close Monday 27th May.


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 next P&F meeting will be held on Tuesday 11th June at 7pm 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:

These students who will be celebrating in the coming week:

Declan McGowan PPG
Zara Campbell 1W
Francis Masek 1W
Darcey Poulsen 3W
Henry Webb 4G
Bianca Milhinch 4G
Emmanuel Wai 5G
Agnes Zoou 5G
Seraphim Vu 6W












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 5 – 15 May
Week 6 – 22 May

Kindy Green
Week 5 – Orlando Folini
Week 6 – Angus Fort
Kindy White
Week 5 – Sylvie Hurley Swiderski
Week 6 – Hannah Linke
PP GreenWeek 5 – Noah Bowker
Week 6 – Abigail Lumsden
PP White
Week 5 – Ethan Harris
Week 6 – Maxine Isautier
Year 1 Green
Week 5 – Jude Hoogland
Week 6 – Vy Hoang
Year 1 WhiteWeek 5 – Andrea Gunawan
Week 6 – Oscar Harstrom
Year 2 GreenWeek 5 – Rohan Hurley Swiderski
Week 6 – Luca Isautier
Year 2 White
Week 5 – Millie Gibson
Week 6 – Annabel Harper
Year 3 Green
Week 5 – Joanna Gunawan
Week 6 – Elliott Lumsden
Year 3 White
Week 5 – Brooky Hamilton
Week 6 – Megan Hutton
Year 4 GreenWeek 5 – Eve Hamilton
Week 6 – Anh Hoang
Year 4 WhiteWeek 5 – Thomas Gibson
Week 6 – Mia Harstrom
Year 5 GreenWeek 5 – Ivy Hoogland
Week 6 – Mason Harper
Year 5 WhiteWeek 5 – Aaliyah Brandis
Week 6 – Richie De Mello
Year 6 Green
Week 5 – Neve Gerick
Week 6 – Jack Hutton
Year 6 White
Week 5 – Gethin Humphreys
Week 6 – Alyssa Clark

Religious Education and Curriculum News

From our Kindergarten Classes

In Kindy we have been thanking God for our beautiful mummies 🥰.
We also remember a very special mum, her name was Mary and she was Jesus’ mummy.
Happy Mother’s Day 💕










From our Italian Classes

Italian Day

What an awesome day we had!! It was a real joy to see the students at St. Cols embrace the Italian culture and get so excited! We had a Venice backdrop to pretend our class was in Venice for the day. Thank you Mr Sandon, for setting this up, it really created the atmosphere for the day. Our learning experience of ordering an Italian gelato (from Il Gelato) was embraced by the students and we had fun dancing to the tarantella, playing bocce and learning some facts about Italy.

Grazie mille to everyone for making it happen and especially the parents for helping to organise the dress up for the day for their child.



Community Notices


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.


Aranmore Catholic College proudly presents national award-winning teacher and Youth Coach, Tracey Anthony, who has developed a program that recognises the possible challenges parents face during their tween’s transition from primary school to high school – and you’re invited to join the program.

Under Tracey’s respectful guidance, the sessions are all about kicking back, engaging in casual chats, and swapping stories. Tracey prioritises humour, genuine connection, and meaningful conversations over traditional presentations. So, join us in Leederville as we embrace this rite of passage, celebrating the wins and lending an ear when things get uncertain.

For more information and to register for this FREE 3-part program, please visit

***To maximise the benefits of the program, please note space is limited to the first 15 people who register. ***










St Columba’s School Bayswater

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