Interschool Athletics Carnival – A Division
The Inter-School Athletics carnival was held on Friday October 31st at The WA Athletics Stadium, in Floreat.
The team was super excited and a little nervous as, after coming away champions of the B division in 2108, it was our first year competing in the A division.
The weather conditions were extreme, with major storm fronts hitting the competitors and spectators hard throughout the day. It was also incredibly cold and windy.
Fortunately, there were some breaks in the weather which meant the program was slightly adjusted, but all the scheduled events were completed on time.
The results at the end of the day were very close with only a few points separating placings.
A huge thank you to all the parents that came to support the team and to those who helped out on the long jump pit.
Also, to Mr Lombardi, Mrs Xavier, Miss Reid and Miss Trott who supported the team and helped out with jobs on the day.
Big THANK YOU also, to Jeannie Pincus, Steph Coates and all the parents who organised the breakfast which was enjoyed by the team on Wednesday morning.
Finally, to Tammi Doyle and Sharon Thompson who have helped out with training over many years. This is their final year at St Columba’s and their dedication, enthusiasm and expertise was always appreciated. Thank you so much on behalf of the school. You will both be missed.
School Fees – Reminder Statements
Reminder statements were sent home over the past couple of weeks. If no direct debit is set up on your account or you have alternative arrangements in place, full payment is required by the 30th November.
Thank you to all our parents for the efforts in maintaining payment of the school fees. This is very much appreciated
Method of payment is either by cash, cheque, EFTPOS, BPay or Direct Debit.
With our new audit procedures the school is required to account for outstanding school fees at the end of each year.
If you are unable to pay the account in full and have no alternative arrangements in place, please contact Peta Santella on 9208 2705 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a repayment plan.
Please remember, we are here to support families experiencing financial hardship and we are happy to meet with you to discuss this or any other matter. We understand that these are not easy conversations to have, but also know we are genuine in our support of your family. Your attention and co-operation to this matter is appreciated.
P & F News
We have now finished our official meetings for the year, but all parents are welcome to attend the AGM on Wednesday the 27th of November in the library.
Colour Run Explosion
We are wrapping up the Colour Run Explosion fundraising event. If you have fund raised online you will be able to order your child’s prize between the 7th and 13th of November.
If you have fund raised using the booklet, please make sure you have handed in your filled out booklet and cash, to the school office, by the 6th of November. Thank you to everyone who has participated and fund raised. The money raised will be going towards mathematics and literacy resources for all year levels.
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Don’t forget to mention that you are a St Columba’s family if you are shopping at the Maylands or Bayswater 777 Pharmacy. 10% of all retail sales goes towards the P&F.
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
Class of the Week
PRE PRIMARY GREEN
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:
Lila Harris 2G
Finley Car 6G
Lila Brown 4G
Raghav Bhutani KW
Milana Zachar PPW
Max Gardiner 4G
Monica Jaramillo Restrepo PKG
Nate Buckley-Carr 1G
Willow Bull 4W
Jaike Evangelista PPG
Phoenix Stanmore 1W
Oliver Cornish 4G
Lauren Pincus 3G
Asher Felton KG
Derek Ong 3W
Miel Sonlana 3W
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 5 – 13/11/2019
Week 6 – 20/11/2019
Week 5 Bianca Milhinch
Week 5 Kelvin Quach
Week 5 Allegra Pizzata
Week 5 Shishir Berigai
|Year 1 Green
Week 5 Kaitlyn Bidwell
|Year 1 White
Week 5 James Hodson
|Year 2 Green
Week 5 Blake Poletti
|Year 2 White
Week 5 Shanal Udugama Korala
|Year 3 Green
Week 5 Katie Kealley
|Year 3 White
Week 5 Charlotte Pitter
|Year 4 Green
Week 5 Mia Partington
|Year 4 White
Week 5 Heidi Meyers
|Year 5 Green
Week 5 Ella Maio
|Year 5 White
Week 5 Zoe Wolters
|Year 6 Green
Week 5 NO RAFFLE – CAMP
|Year 6 White
Week 5 NO RAFFLE – CAMP
Mercedes College 2020 Enrolments
A sound education is an investment in the future of your daughter. Mercedes College is committed to providing an affordable education for those families seeking an all girls’ Catholic education in the Mercy tradition. For those families wishing to explore options, the Principal is always available to speak with you. Vacancies are still available for 2020; for more information please contact the Enrolment Officer on 93231323.
Saint Columba Dolphins Swim Squad – Current Year 3-5 Only
With summer around the corner and the faction swimming carnival in Term 1 we are delighted to start another fantastic season of swimming!
The first session will kick off on Friday November 29 from 6:30am – 7:30am at Bayswater Waves followed by breakfast in the parish hall during the school term.
Fun school holiday sessions are also available at a more reasonable time. These are a great way to get the kids out of the house and swim with their mates!
Please see enrolment form attached to this newsletter for further details. Enrolment forms and fees are due November 22nd.
Bayswater Primary School
As you may be aware, this year is the 125th anniversary of Bayswater Primary School.
The Parents and Citizens Association will commemorate this event as a part of our biennial fete. With the anniversary in mind we have decided to organise around the theme “Back to the Future.” This year’s fete will be held on Sunday 24th November 2019 from 10 am till 3 pm. A copy of the poster has been attached.
We are also holding a School Reunion Luncheon as part of the above. Further details are found here https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/baysie-primary-alumni-school-lunch-tickets-71770586757?aff=ebdssbdestsearch&fbclid=IwAR3CEo3h4OANhXDQ1YSlU2YlOdszK9P_ObiVTXMe4utnYEVAiVy2Dh0i6sk