Principal's Post

Dear St Columba’s Community,

This weekend marks a significant milestone for our Year 4 Green students as they receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. It’s a momentous occasion as they take this step towards a deeper connection with Christ. Your prayers for them during this time are appreciated. Thank you to our Sacramental Team in preparing the students for this, Jenny McLeod, Sarah Lombardo, Leesa Vinciullo, Fr Andrew and Parish Catechist, Caroline Kelly. 

On another note, Nicole Leach will be hosting her next online parenting workshop next week focusing on ‘Anxiety in Children’. These workshops are invaluable resources, and if you’re unable to attend live, recordings are made available. To participate, please email Nicole at nicole.leach@cewa.edu.au. For those who have already registered for previous workshops, there is no need to register again. 

With much sadness, we announce that due to a change in personal circumstance our Music Teacher for Upper Primary, Mary Jo Masmanian will be leaving us at the end of this term. Her journey will take her to be Class 7 Teacher at Parkerville Steiner. Whilst only a short stay, Mary Jo’s presence has been deeply felt. We will farewell Mary Jo or Mrs Maz at the conclusion of the Term. The process to appoint a new Music Teacher has commenced.

 

Upcoming events: 

  • Thursday, May 16th: First Communion Reflection Day 
  • Friday, May 17th: Year One Assembly & Education Assistant Appreciation Day 
  • Saturday, May 18th: First Holy Communion for 4G 
  • Week 6: Parenting Topic – Anxiety in Children 
  • Tuesday, May 21st: Reconciliation Family Workshops 
  • Keep supporting our Parents and Friends with their Cookie Dough Fundraiser 

A special thank you to everyone, especially parents of younger children, for your cooperation in ensuring our playgrounds remain clear before and after school hours. Your efforts are truly valued. 

 

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
Principal

 

School Counsellor News

 

Nicole Leach
School Counsellor

P & F News

THANK YOU

 

Mother’s Day Breakfast

Thank you to our P&F Sub Committee & The Pastoral Care Team for orchestrating this year’s Mother’s Day Breakfast & Raffle, pouring their hearts and souls into the event. Special thanks to our amazing volunteer Dads who took over the prep and delivery of our fab breakfast. We also thank our wonderful school community & teachers who supported this event, especially so early in the morning allowing us access to the school. In total, we raised $1150 which goes directly back into the School to purchase EXTRA beneficial items for the students. We hope everyone enjoyed the morning as much as we did and had a wonderful Mother’s Day celebration!

 

Danish Patisserie – Bassendean

The support from local businesses around the School has been truly amazing so far this year. The Mother’s Day Breakfast was heavily supported by the wonderful team at Danish Patisserie in Bassendean. We wish to extend a huge thank you for their generous discount of goods that supplied our families with a beautiful early morning breakfast. You can visit their factory shop in Bassendean for all your bakery needs (Mon-Fri 6.00am-4pm, Sat 7.00am-1.00pm), head online to order www.danpat.com.au or call 9376 9376 to enquire. Need some afternoon tea for the kids?!? We’ve heard their caramel slice is an absolute winner!

 

   P&F FUNDRAISING FOCUS

Cookie Dough Challenge

Did you receive your Cookie Dough pamphlet? These were sent home last week with the oldest child per family. Otherwise, you can place your orders online NOW and bake your way to success! (Spare pamphlets can be picked up at the school office.)

So many delicious flavours available. If you haven’t logged in and registered yet, make sure you go to www.cookiedough.com.au 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. The School has already bought over 300 tubs with Year 4W leading the way! 

 

Wine Drive

Keep your eyes out next month for the upcoming Wine fundraiser with HayShed Hill!

 

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. 

 

 P&F UPCOMING EVENTS FOR YOUR CALENDAR 

  • 27th June – PJ Day / Gold Coin
  • During month of June – Mid Year Raffle (prizes drawn last day of Term 2 – Thursday 27 June)
  • 20th September – Subway Order Lunch Day
  • 18th October – School Disco

 

NEXT MEETING

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

 

Join your child for the Premier’s Reading Challenge 2024.

Unlock the magic of reading.  There are prizes to be won, fun to be had, and stories to uncover.

Details at:

https://www.premiersreadingchallenge.wa.edu.au/parents-and-families

Make sure you join: ST COLUMBA’S SCHOOL

 

 

 

 

The library is open every morning before school:

All students are welcome from 8:15am 

Pre-Kindy and Kindy students must be accompanied by Parent/Carer until 8.45am

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Rita Cuthbert – Library Officer – Library- the original search engine

Pastoral Care

Happy Birthday to:

These students who will be celebrating in the coming week:

Nathanial McShanag PPG
Aletheia Charles PPG
Beatrix Beros PPG
Heidi Zekas-Crooks 1G
Harper Raven 1W
Aiden Harris 2W
Jacob Mak 3G
Sera McDougall 4G

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PASTORAL CARE WEEKLY RAFFLE

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!

 

WEEKLY RAFFLE ROSTER

TERM 2

Week 6 – 22 May
Week 8 – 29 May

Kindy Green
Week 6 – Angus Fort
Week 7 – Hunter Kemmy
Kindy White
Week 6 – Hannah Linke
Week 7 – Clara Charles
PP GreenWeek 6 – Abigail Lumsden
Week 7 – Aletheia Charles
PP White
Week 6 – Maxine Isautier
Week 7 – Margot Juniper
Year 1 Green
Week 6 – Vy Hoang
Week 7 – Ayla Bennett
Year 1 WhiteWeek 6 – Oscar Harstrom
Week 7 – Oliver Howard
Year 2 GreenWeek 6 – Luca Isautier
Week 7 – Harvey Kemmy
Year 2 White
Week 6 – Annabel Harper
Week 7 – Pearse McIntyre
Year 3 Green
Week 6 – Elliott Lumsden
Week 7 – Monica Jaramillo Restrepo
Year 3 White
Week 6 – Megan Hutton
Week 7 – Felix Juniper
Year 4 GreenWeek 6 – Anh Hoang
Week 7 – Grace Howard
Year 4 WhiteWeek 6 – Mia Harstrom
Week 7 – Davern Laffrey
Year 5 GreenWeek 6 – Mason Harper
Week 7 – Sofia Jaramillo Restrepo
Year 5 WhiteWeek 6 – Richie De Mello
Week 7 – Charlotte Eaglesham
Year 6 Green
Week 6 – Jack Hutton
Week 7 – Archer Laffrey
Year 6 White
Week 6 – Alyssa Clark
Week 7 – Scarlett Dudley

Community Notices

COLUMBA RUNNERS 2024

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.

 

 

 

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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 www.aranmore.wa.edu.au 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
Email: admin@stcolsbays.wa.edu.au