Principal's Post

Dear Parents and Friends of St Col’s

I know, Week 6, and it is flying. I thought it was Week 5. So far behind in where I need to be, but that is all good. There are a few things on over the next couple of weeks, with plenty happening this time of year. Life is pretty busy as parents and as staff, and well, for our kids, yes, busy, busy. Just remember to try to be gentle on self and others and look after yourself.

A few things to catch-up on:

 

Staffing Update

At the end of the 2020 school year, Megan Dwyer, will be concluding her position as Assistant Principal, and will be returning to part-time teaching in 2021. We thank Megan sincerely for her contributions as Assistant Principal over her tenure. Megan is committed to our St Columba’s families and the education and wellbeing of our students. We look forward to seeing Megan back after her well-earned Long Service leave in Term 1. We welcome Niall Kehoe to St Columba’s School, as our Assistant Principal Early Childhood. Niall has been seconded from St Anthony’s School, Wanneroo to take on a senior leadership role here with us. Niall has been an integral member of the middle leadership system of St Anthony’s. We look forward to Niall joining our team in 2021.

 

End of Year Dance Concert

The End of Year Concert is planned for Friday 4 December at 6.00 pm, Kindergarten to Year 6. This will be held in the Greg Martin Pavilion [undercover area]. Due to the outbreak in South Australia, we may need to look at the End of Year Concert being presented differently this year. We had hoped for a lifting of restrictions last weekend however this has not taken place. Please be aware times could change. This is not in our control. We are going to need to leave final organisational details until later next week as we wait to see if there are further government directives for schools. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Harmony Day Mural

Our Harmony Tree for 2020 is close to completion. I wish to thank our Parent Pastoral Care Committee for their commitment to the project, along with all children and staff. Special thanks to Misha Lee Cooper and Jeannie Pincus for their drive to get a wonderful result. Misha Lee’s artistic talents are a blessing to our school.

 

Year 6 Assembly

This Friday, 20 November, our Year 6 students will be presenting their final assembly. We will also farewell them at the end of the assembly. It is a busy time for the Year 6s as they prepare for secondary school, orientation days and their Graduation Mass in a couple of weeks. Please remember only Year 6 parents and Merit Award winner parents are only to attend due to COVID-19 restrictions.

 

Pre-Primary Nativity

Our Pre-Primary children will present the nativity on Thursday 3 December at 8.45 am. We will farewell our children who will be leaving us at the end of the year to move to other schools and wish them an abundance of blessings. Once a St Col’s Kid. Always a St Col’s Kid.

 

Outstanding School Fees 2020

School fees are required to be finalised by 30 November 2020. Families who are not on a direct debit, repayment plan or have previously made alternative arrangements, please ensure that payment is made in full by Monday 30 November 2020.

If you are unable to pay the account in full, please contact Peta Santella on 9208 2705 or email peta.santella@cewa.edu.au.

Thank you to all our families for the support with school fee collection in 2020.

Your attention and co-operation to this matter is appreciated.

 

School Banking

Please note that there will be no school banking on Thursday 26 November. We apologise for the inconvenience.

 

Wishing you a wonderful week where you can find some time to find some rest.

Good things your way.

 

Art

 

 

Pastoral Care

Happy Birthday to:

To all students and staff who will be celebrating their birthday over the coming week:

Maria Wai KG
Vaughan O’Reilly PPW
Grace Masnyk 1W
Harrison Smith 2G
Alexis Stewart 2W
Oliver Landis 3G
Sebby Pizzata 3G
Alyanna Genete 4G
Orlando Martino Da Fonseca 4G
Matthew Li 4W
Danny Duong 5G
Tina Le 6W

Pastoral Care Term 4 Raffle

Individuals assisting our school community through weekly raffles. Please watch this space for weekly roster updates.

Pastoral Care Team.

 

TERM 4

Week 7 – 25 November
Week 8 – 2 December

Kindy Green
Week 7 Parker Connell
Week 8 Michael Congdon
Kindy White
Week 7 Xander De Souza
Week 8 Ethan Borich
PP GreenWeek 7 Oliver Hoyne
Week 8 Thomas Gibson
PP White
Week 7 Luke Magee
Week 8 Henry Fry
Year 1 Green
Week 7 Mia Moore
Week 8 Olivia McShanag
Year 1 WhiteWeek 7 Milana Zachar
Week 8 Harriet Webb
Year 2 GreenWeek 7 Hendrik English
Week 8 Hannah Hinks
Year 2 White
Week 7 Giorgia Trevenen
Week 8 Maya Thompson Mewburn
Year 3 Green
Week 7 Jack Gilbert
Week 8 Kai Fermanis
Year 3 White
Week 7 Kaleb Smart
Week 8 Blake Poletti
Year 4 GreenWeek 7 Sidney Carter
Week 8 Brody Bedell
Year 4 WhiteWeek 7 Daphne Wishart
Week 8 Amelie Trinder
Year 5 GreenWeek 7 Miel Fuentes
Week 8 Nadia Raschella
Year 5 WhiteWeek 7 Oliver Cornish
Week 8 Isabella Fernandez
Year 6 Green
Week 7 Leila Zdravic
Week 8 Ella Mutsaers
Year 6 White
Week 7 Nathaniel Cooper
Week 8 Monique Parri

 

 

Community Notices

 

TRINITY COLLEGE OPEN MORNING – THURSDAY, 19 NOVEMBER 2020

Discover Trinity College at our Open Morning on Thursday, 19 November 2020 to learn more about the unique TC Spirit and the vast curricular and co-curricular opportunities that the College has to offer. The Open Morning begins with a welcome address, followed by a student-guided tour and finishes with refreshments and Q&A with the admissions team and teaching staff. We look forward to meeting you! Please note that your son is welcome to attend the Open Morning. You can register directly via our website https://www.trinity.wa.edu.au/enrolments/tour-trinity/open-day. You can also email registrar@trinity.wa.edu.au or call 9223 8120.

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS CLEAN-OUT

Mrs Vinciullo is collecting all sorts of good quality second hand books for the Mercedes College Second Hand Book Stall (at the 2021 Mercedes Fete). If you have any that you would like to donate, please leave them at St Columba’s school office or drop them at the 6G classroom. She is also collecting clean jars and all sorts of gardening pots – big or small. If you are having a clean-out and think you may have something that she would be interested in, please email her on Leesa.Vinciullo@cewa.edu.au

Thank you so much for your support.

 

 

Enrolments are now open for VacSwim swimming lessons during the summer school holidays.

VacSwim in January offers fun lessons at beach or pool locations during the long break. Not only are they a great school holiday activity, they teach valuable safety skills to help keep your child safe in the water.

Your children can start as young as five years old.

Don’t wait! Enrol your children in VacSwim now at education.wa.edu.au/vacswim

 

 

 

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St Columba’s School Bayswater

32 Roberts Street, Bayswater WA 6053
PO Box 61, Bayswater WA 6933
Phone: (08) 9208 2701
Email: admin@stcolsbays.wa.edu.au