Regional Spelling Bee
This year the Regional Spelling Bee, for students in Years 3-6, will take place on Thursday 14th November at St Peter’s Primary School in Inglewood.
Prior to the regional competition, a year level Spelling Bee will be held to determine the participants in the Regional Spelling Bee. The champion and runner-up from each year level will progress to the regional competition.
This week the students will be given the list of words that will be used in the competition. They may hone their spelling skills by practising spelling these words ready for the classroom competition, which will take place early in Term 4.
As we continue to develop our website, we have set up notifications to parents that will come through SMS. The two key notifications will be when The Donegal [newsletter] goes live and for Merit Award winners. Merit Award notifications will go out to parents by Tuesday morning on the week of the Assembly. Thank you again for your feedback on the website. Our team continues to work on managing the website to ensure it meets the needs of our parents.
Father’s Day Breakfast
The Pastoral Care team are busy organising breakfast for all the dad’s/grandad’s/Uncles. The breakfast is on Friday 30th August at 7.30am. Cost is $2.50 per child and $2.50 per adult. Further information and RSVP slips are attached to this newsletter.
Kindy dads are also invited to visit the classroom for a ‘Stay and Play’ from 8.20am to 8.45am on the morning of the Father’s Day breakfast.
Morning Tea Get Together
A couple of months back, Trish and Faye, icons of St Columba’s School, held an afternoon tea for any parents who wished to meet for a cuppa. The dynamic duo would like to hold a couple of morning teas in the next few weeks. A cuppa and a chat. The dates are Tuesday 3 September and Thursday 5 September both at 9.00 am. The reason for the two morning teas in the one week is to allow our Pre-Kindy parents the opportunity to attend after dropping their little ones off at school. All parents are welcome to attend. Special thanks to Trish and Faye for continuing to add to our community spirit and the connection of our families to St Columba’s. It is always about the people.
School banking continues on a Tuesday morning, however we will need a parent to volunteer to take on the role as banking coordinator in the near future. Jennifer Benfell has been volunteering her time over the last couple of years, but will not be continuing into the future. Jen will keep the banking going for the remainder of the term as we seek another parent to take the role on. If you have any interest in finding out more about what is required, please check in with Lisa at the office and we will put you in contact with Jen. We thank Jen for her time and commitment to school banking. We sincerely appreciate the time committed and the passion with which Jen has taken this on.
Athletics Carnival 2019
As we build up to the 2019 Athletics Carnival on Friday 20 September, Jo McCluskey is organising all events over the coming weeks. Some students have been mentioning to Jo that they will not be here on the day. If you know your child will be away on the day due to other commitments, please send through an absentee note via the school website so as Jo can plan more accurately for the individual and team game events. We appreciate your effort sis assisting with this matter.
Mercy Mission Day
The Year Three classes are holding a Second Hand Stall on Mercy Mission Day, Tuesday 24th September.
They would love any donations of toys, jewellery, games or knick knacks. Remember, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!!
All donations to the Year 3 classrooms please.
Mrs Vinciullo’s class are holding a Second Hand Book Stall. They would really appreciate any donations of books. Please deliver to their classroom.
Thanks for your assistance!!!
Uniform orders placed, via quickcliq.com.au, after this weekend (ie the week beginning 2nd September) will not be filled until Monday 16th September. We apologise for any inconvenience.
P & F News
The next P&F meeting is Tuesday the 17th of September at 7.30pm
All are welcome to attend
A reminder that wine orders are due in by this Friday 3.00pm. If you are unable to get to school you can scan and email me the form. If you require additional forms you can find the form attached to this week’s newsletter. The wines from Hayshed Hill have been generously discounted and for every case sold, Hayshed Hill give the school $40 to go towards buying maths and literacy resources. Thank you for your support.
Don’t forget to support the Bayswater and Maylands 777 Pharmacy, just mention that you are from St Columba’s and 10% of all retail products purchased will go to the P&F.
2019 CBCA Book Week
Reading is my SECRET POWER
Dress Up Parade (Kindy-Year 6)
BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE
During Book Week, students were very excited during their sessions with our visiting Author/Illustrator Kylie Howarth.
St Columba’s have so many budding illustrators and writers in the making. Kylie is an award-winning, internationally published children’s author and illustrator from Western Australia. She not only draws inspiration from her underwater travels but also her own two fish-kids who are ocean explorers too.
Kylie’s picture book Chip won the 2018 WAYRBA Hoffman Award, was CBCA shortlisted, YABBA Awards shortlisted and won a KOALA Honour Award. She recently released its sequel, Chip The Lifeguard, listed as a CBCA Notable, as well as Fish Kid and the Lizard Ninja, the first book in her new chapter book series. Other books Kylie has written are Fish Jam and 1, 2, Pirate Stew.
Kylie has kindly arranged for any of her books purchased through the school to be personally signed for your child, and delivered to their classroom.
Please ask your child to collect an order form from the library asap, so that the books can be ordered through Crow Books.
WINNERS OF THE BOOK WEEK COLOURING IN
Year 1 – Maggie Ma
Year 2 – William North
Year 3 – Leon Migliore
Year 4 – Rory Shanahan
Year 5 – Nick Kryachok
Year 6 – Brianna Kealley
Guess the number of chips in the parcel
Ella Wiinschl Year 5
Congratulations, each winner received a gift voucher to Crow Books.
A warm invitation is extended to all families to visit the library from 8:15am most mornings. (Please note, when Mrs. Cuthbert is unavailable, the library is closed.)
Kindy & Pre-Kindy families take advantage to come and read all our fabulous picture books with your little ones till 8:45am.
YES! Library open most lunch times 1:15 – 1:35 daily.
No winner this week.
This is due to Book Week and all classes not being able to access the library during their normal session.
Class of the Week will resume next week.
If any families have childrens magazines that they no longer need, the students at lunch time would enjoy reading them.
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.
Parents please order via the QuickCliq website
Happy Birthday to:
Families rostered to bring in the raffle prize will be notified through the newsletter and on lists outside the classrooms. New families to St Columba’s will be rostered later in the year. Pastoral Care Team
Week 7 (4/9/19)
Week 8 (11/9/19)
Week 7 Elizabeth Kennewell
Week 7 Eve Hamilton
Week 7 Emma Silverman
Week 7 Sofia Jaramillo Restrepo
|Year 1 Green
Week 7 Arthur Pitter
|Year 1 White
Week 7 Lucas Giuffre
|Year 2 Green
Week 7 Evan Nguyen
|Year 2 White
Week 7 Elizabeth Wright
|Year 3 Green
Week 7 Ava Moretta
|Year 3 White
Week 7 Dante Felt
|Year 4 Green
Week 7 Taj Debono
|Year 4 White
Week 7 Rory Shanahan
|Year 5 Green
Week 7 Ruby Dodd
|Year 5 White
Week 7 Mathilda Meyers
|Year 6 Green
Week 7 Eva Ierace
|Year 6 White
Week 7 Roman Kaless