Principal's Post

Dear Families of St Columba’s,

Keep an eye out to sign up to the P&F new schedule, ‘Just one thing’ which will be available soon!


School Cross Country










Congratulations to Pascal Faction on winning last Friday’s Faction Cross Country Carnival. The final results were:

Pascal – 1100
McAuley – 1094
Columbanus – 1032
Russell – 870

Individual Results

ChampionRunner-up3rd Place4th Place
Year 1 GirlsThea O’ReillyHarriet StazzonelliErin KennewellJessica Kennewell
Year 1 BoysMason SardelichJasper FryAiden HarrisChase Gilbert
Year 2 GirlsMonica Jaramillo RestrepoMaddy MarkowskiTessa CavalliThea Setzinger
Year 2 BoysSpencer LandisHarvey FergusonHarrison MacPhersonReuben Williams
Year 3 GirlsMia FernandezEvie HamiltonAmelia WilkeyAsher Felton
Year 3 BoysHenry WebbHuw HumphreysAlexander LilleymanJude Allison
Year 4 GirlsIsla BentleyIvy HooglandHarriet WebbSofia Jaramillo Restrepo
Year 4 BoysElliot DorozenkoHunter SardelichMichael BaldwinMason Harper
Year 5 GirlsAlyssa ClarkOlivia HarrisSayuthmee RatnayakeZoe Juszkiewicz
Year 5 BoysEdmond CavalliGethin HumphreysTy FernandezWilliam Armstrong
Year 6 GirlsKalani BrammerCamille TributLila HarrisAmelia Dorozenko
Year 6 BoysDylan SardelichOliver LandisRafael Martino Da FonsecaZander Smith


Thank you and congratulations to our Physical Education Specialist, Dylan Banks on a well-co-ordinated event. The students were well prepared to participate to their best and students were so well supported by Student Leaders and Families who were able to attend. The weather was also very kind to us. Mr Banks had his eye on the future forecast for most of the week. He was preparing for the worst but hoping for the best. I think in the end some prayers too got us over the line. Well done Mr Banks.


Attendance at School Matters
School attendance matters as early as kindergarten. Children who regularly attend school have opportunities to socialise, problem solve, and learn in an enriched environment. Studies show that children who miss too many days in Kindergarten and Pre-Primary, struggle academically in later years.

It only takes one absence every two weeks for attendance to be concerning as learning is missed.

Attend today and achieve for a lifetime.

How can parents help?

  • Make sure you child attends school every day unless they are ill
  • Have a regular morning routine that helps your child prepare for school
  • Solve any problems your child is having at school with their teacher as early as possible
  • Plan vacations during non-school days
  • Schedule your child’s dental and medical appointments at the end of the school day.

We strongly encourage family holidays not be taken during school time. In the event holidays cannot occur during school holiday time some suggested activities to support your child could be:

  • Daily journal writing;
  • Read daily;
  • Practising of times tables and general number facts;
  • Students can continue to access School Apps such as Matific and Reading Eggs.


COVID19 Operating Guidelines Update

The following requirements are in place for staff and students who test positive to COVID-19:

  • Staff and students are encouraged to remain home until symptoms resolve, however they are permitted to attend school / care services, if they choose.
  • COVID-19 positive persons are not required to wear a face mask.
  • COVID-19 positive persons should avoid large gatherings and crowded indoor locations.

Close Contacts

A close contact is defined as a person from within the same household or a person who has had household-like contact with a COVID-19 positive person, during that person’s infectious period.

  • Isolation of COVID-19 close contacts is no longer mandated.
  • Close contacts are not required to test for COVID-19, however are encouraged to do so.
  • Close contacts are not required to wear a mask.


Staff, students and visitors to a school may choose to wear a mask.

Health and Hygiene

All staff, students and visitors to the school have a responsibility to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. This may be achieved through ongoing promotion of good hygiene practices:

  • Staff, students and visitors should stay home when sick.
  • Covering mouth / nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Washing hands regularly for 20 seconds with soap and water.
  • Utilising alcohol-based hand sanitiser / wipes throughout the day.


Mercy Mission Day
The school was a buzz on the day of Mercy Mission and Saint Columba Day. The students had so much fun perusing the stalls and partaking in the activities. The weather was kind once again, holding off so students could enjoy the stalls.

The final figure raised was $3,510.35!

A mammoth effort everyone. Thank you once again for your support of Mercy Mission Australia.


Community Baptism
After the wonderful response to our Community Baptism event last term, Father Andrew and Mrs Vinciullo are organising another Community Baptism for the beginning of Term Three. We will hold an Information Night later this term, where you will receive all the paperwork and information you require.

If you are interested in joining us for this event, finding out more information about this event, or would like any information on receiving the Sacraments, please contact the school Religious Education Coordinator, Leesa Vinciullo .


Save the Date
Save the date for the P&F’s Crazy Hair and Sock Day – Friday 30 June. Gold coin donation. Funds raised will go toward the new playground being installed in the July School holidays.


In gratitude,


Gina Burns

P & F News



Our next P&F meeting is Tuesday 8 August at 7.00pm in the library.

Items for the agenda must be submitted by 5.00pm Friday 4 August.  Any items after this time will be tabled for the next meeting.




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:

Scarlett Little PPG
Cristian Evangelista PPG
Caleb Brennan 2G
Emma North 3W
Lachlan Eaton 4W
Lucy Gardiner 6W
Lily Katich 6W












Week 9 – 21 June
Week 10 – 28 June

Kindy Green
Week 9 – Finley Hoyne
Week 10 – Margot Juniper
Kindy White
Week 9 – Nathaniel McShanag
Week 10 – Grace Minchin
PP GreenWeek 9 – Holly Magee
Week 10 – Rico McCort
PP White
Week 9 – Clara Fuller
Week 10 – Andrea Gunawan
Year 1 Green
Week 9 – Celeste Mulherin
Week 10 – Filip Pizzata
Year 1 WhiteWeek 9 – Samiya McShanag
Week 10 – Rohan Hurly Swiderski
Year 2 GreenWeek 9 – Amelia Pierre
Week 10 – Oliver Minchin
Year 2 White
Week 9 – Monica Jaramillo Restrepo
Week 10 – Joana Gunawan
Year 3 Green
Week 9 – Oliver Hoyne
Week 10 – Luke Magee
Year 3 White
Week 9 – Oscar Hamilton
Week 10 – Rosabelle Juma
Year 4 GreenWeek 9 – Sofia Jaramillo Restrepo
Week 10 – Mia Moore
Year 4 WhiteWeek 9 – Olivia McShanag
Week 10 – Allegra Pizzata
Year 5 GreenWeek 9 – Max Pierre
Week 10 – Filip Kryachok
Year 5 WhiteWeek 9 – Harry Lange
Week 10 – Maggie Ma
Year 6 Green
Week 9 – Grace Hamilton
Week 10 – Oliver Landis
Year 6 White
Week 9 – Xavier Miller
Week 10 – Fergal Mippy

Religious Education and Curriculum News

From our Year Pre-Kindergarten classes:

In Pre-Kindy we celebrated St Columba’s feast day by making St Columba’s boat. We learnt that St Columba was a very good sailor. He sailed around the islands of Scotland, teaching people all about Jesus. We also enjoyed singing Row Row Row your Boat 🛶

EYLF 4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, places, technologies and natural and processed materials










From our Pre-Primary Classes:

In maths this week we are looking at fractions and how we can share things in halves or quarters. The children got to experience this by cutting oranges, apples, cucumbers and tomatoes in half and then of course, got to enjoy our halves after! 🍎🍊🥒🍅



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