Principal's Post



McAuley – 722 pts

Pascal – 682 pts

Columbanus – 595 pts

Russell – 591 pts


ChampionRunner Up
Year 1 GirlsMonica Jaramillo RestrepoThea Setzinger
Year 1 BoysHarvey FergusonSpencer Landis
Year 2 GirlsSia MennellElizabeth Kennewell
Year 2 BoysHuw HumphreysHenry Webb
Year 3 GirlsGrace MasnykIsla Bentley
Year 3 BoysElliot DorozenkoHunter Sardelich
Year 4 GirlsKeria PollittAlyssa Clark
Year 4 BoysTy FernandezGethin Humphreys
Year 5 GirlsLila HarrisCamille Tribut
Year 5 BoysDylan SardelichRafael Martino Da Fonseca
Year 6 GirlsZara CalloStella D’Esposito
Year 6 BoysJett MannOrlando Martino Da Fonseca



The Uniform Shop will NOT be open next Wednesday 29th June. Online orders can still be placed and delivered to classrooms on Thursday morning.

We apologise for any inconvenience.




P & F News

CSPWA is very excited to announce that we will be supplying the majority of the funding required to replace the lawn on the school oval. This is a project that will benefit the whole school community and has been something the school has wanted to be able to complete for some time.

We have two fundraisers running for the last two weeks of term 2 that will help meet the costs of the lawn replacement.

The first is a raffle. After all the excitement of the Nintendo and Rebel voucher last year, first prize will once again be either a $500 Rebel voucher or a Nintendo switch and accessories to the value of $500. We are finalising the rest of the prizes but tickets will go on sale Monday morning outside the library. Tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5. We will be taking both cash and card payments. Please see the flyer attached to this newsletter.

The second fundraiser is Crazy Hair and Silly Sock day on Thursday 30 June. Students are invited to wear sports uniform with Crazy Hair or Silly socks for a gold coin donation for the CSPWA. Students are permitted to spray their hair colours, wear a wig or create a crazy do. They can couple this with their silliest socks for fun! The raffle will be drawn that morning. Please see flyer attached to this newsletter.

All funds raised for both of these will be going towards replacing the lawn on the oval.



Entertainment Memberships

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



We have had queries from families who would like to make a contribution to the CSPWA without being involved in purchasing items. This is incredibly generous, and we are always grateful for any donations in whatever form they take.

The CSPWA bank details are below and can be used at anytime to pay online for fundraisers or for contributions. We ask that you include a family name in the description so that we can allocate funds coming into the account

Name – The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Perth, St Columba’s P&F Association

BSB – 086 006

ACC – 679360271


The next meeting is on Tuesday 16 August at 7.00pm.


Any questions or queries, I can be contacted via email

Tanya Armstrong

President CSPWA





Together we’re making a difference

At Pharmacy 777, your support makes a difference to your school.
We understand how much your school means to you, that’s why at Pharmacy 777, we’re passionate about making a difference. Our Community Spirit Program makes giving back to your school easier. As a Community Spirit member, for every transaction you make at Pharmacy 777 Bayswater and Maylands, they will give part proceeds back to the school. This contribution accumulates over time and funds raised support causes at the heart of your school. We would encourage all school community members to visit Pharmacy 777 Bayswater and Maylands and join up.

Library News


Library 2022


A warm invitiation is extended to ALL families to visit the library from 8:15am in the mornings Monday – Friday.  

(If Mrs Cuthbert is unavailable, the library will be closed) 


Pre-primary, Kindy & Pre-Kindy families take advantage and come and read all our fabulous picture books with your little ones till 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 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 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 at a cost of $10.



The library has lots of books needing covering. If you can help by taking a small number of books home to cover, please advise the library. Your help is greatly appreciated by staff and students. 








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:

Nathaniel Byrde KG
Oliver Howard KW
Mackenzie Strachan 1G
Aimee Alexander 1G
Lachlan Stewart 1W
Connor Campbell 2W
James Hodson 4W
Kaleb Smart 5W
Daphne Wishart 6G











Week 10 – 29 June

Kindy Green
Week 10 Mia Italia
Kindy White
Week 10 Heidi Zekas-Crooks
PP GreenWeek 10 Luca Isautier
PP White
Week 10 Noah Palmer
Year 1 Green
Week 10 Thomas Pinnington
Year 1 WhiteWeek 10 Xavier Tobin
Year 2 GreenWeek 10 Kelvin Quach
Year 2 White
Week 10 Lucia O’Toole
Year 3 Green
Week 10 Sofia Jaramillo-Restrepo
Year 3 White
Week 10 Lenny Harris
Year 4 GreenWeek 10 Neve Gerick
Year 4 WhiteWeek 10 Max Pierre
Year 5 GreenWeek 10 Sophie Jagger
Year 5 WhiteWeek 10 Olivia Cotellessa
Year 6 Green
Week 10 Tishan Ratnasekara
Year 6 White
Week 10 Max Kryachok


Award Winners

Term 2, Week 8

PP Green – Olive Caruana, Heaven White
PP White – Charlie Bateman, Ciara Carruthers, Harriet Stazzonelli

1 Green – Brooklyn Hamilton, Oaklyn Payne
1 White – Mia Paulus, Lachlan Stewart

2 Green – Grace Howard, Huw Humphreys
2 White – Thomas Armstrong, Senumitha Ratnayake, Eveline Zekas-Crooks

3 Green – Charlotte Eaglesham, Henry Garrett, Spencer Southam
3 White – Lenny Harris, Emma Silverman

4 Green – Irissa Duong, Chloe Hayward
4 White – Harry Blake, Keira Pollitt

5 Green – Lucy Gardiner, Grace Hamilton
5 White – Eva Magill, Quinn Wolters

6 Green – Chernet Desalegn, Angela Mandujano
6 White – Alyanna Genete, Rhylan O’Shea



Religious Education and Curriculum News

From our Pre-Kindergarten Classes

In Pre-Kindy we have been learning about St Columba. We looked at the St Columba crest on our t-shirt and talked about the cross and dove. We learnt that St Columba was a very good sailor. He sailed around the islands of Scotland, teaching people all about Jesus. We read the story and sang the rhyme “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”. Then we made our own St Columba boat.

From our Year 6’s 

This term the Year Sixes have been focused on PERSUASIVE WRITING. As well as writing a persuasive essay, the students have been working on the following task.

Today’s Children, Tomorrow’s Future –

Persuasive Speech Writing Task


Very soon, the leaders of countries from all around the world are planning to come together for a special meeting. At this meeting, the leaders will discuss major issues affecting the world’s children. They plan to discuss three important issues, then vote on the issue they feel needs the most urgent action.

The issues are:

  • providing every child with access to clean drinking water
  • providing every child with the opportunity to go to school
  • providing every child with immunisations against preventable diseases.


You have been invited to speak at the world leader’s meeting, on behalf of the children of the world. Write a persuasive speech to convince the world leaders at the meeting to vote for the issue that you think is the most important.

Community Notices

Columba Runners

We have had an amazing start to the season with over 100 students signed up for Columba Runners so far. We are still welcoming members, even if you can only make one of the sessions a week. Sessions are held at Frank Drago oval 3.10-4.10pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. 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.







Mercedes College | A College for every girl in the heart of your city!

We have limited places available in all year groups for 2023 and are currently interviewing for 2024 & 2025.  If you are considering enrolling your daughter at Mercedes College, please visit our website at to request a prospectus, to enrol online or book a tour of our campus. Please contact our Enrolments Officer, Mrs Nicole Kirk on 9323 1323 if you require further information.
















St Columba’s School Bayswater

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