Nut Aware School
Please be reminded that we are a ‘nut aware school’. As such, no nut products should be brought to school. This is 100% about the safety of our students. Thank you for your support in this matter. I have to say our kids are pretty outstanding in keeping on top of this.
Car Parking in the Kiss and Drive
Please remember the Kiss and Drive is not a parking area between the times of 7.45 am and 9.00 am. We have an arrangement that parishioners will park in this area from around 8.50 am in the morning for daily Mass. It is important to respect this arrangement between the school and parish with regard to this shared space. While we all appreciate the busyness of parents in the morning, and the rush that comes, let’s be mindful of this mutual agreement. Your efforts are appreciated in the management of this in the future. The parishioners appreciate our consideration.
Families leaving at the end of 2019
If any families are not returning to St Columba’s in 2020 please notify the office in writing as soon as possible if you have not already done so.
In 2020, we will be continuing the trial this year of having bulk orders for all booklists. We trialled this in Year 1 and 2 in 2019, and have had great success in reducing booklist costs, but also assisting in the management of stationery across for the year. These booklists will come through in the next couple of weeks. Parents will be required to complete this order through our stationery provider. Specific details will be forwarded in the near future.
Important Dates to remember
Monday 18/11 to Friday 22/11 – Year 3 swimming lessons continue
Friday 22/11 – Final Assembly
Monday 25/11 to Friday 6/12 – Year 1 and 2 swimming lessons
Saturday 30/11 – Parish Christmas Carols & Mass
Monday 2/12 – Year 6 Graduation Mass & Awards (Years 4 – 6 to attend)
Friday 6/12 – Whole school end of year Mass 9.00am & end of year concert 6.00pm
Wednesday 11/12 – Year 1 – 5 Incursion and Year 6 Excursion
Friday 13/12 – Term 4 ends for students
P & F News
We have now finished our official meetings for the year, but all parents are welcome to attend the
AGM on Tuesday 26th November in the library.
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.
The library has lots of books needing covering. If you can help out by taking a small number of books home to cover over the holidays, please call into the library. Your help is greatly appreciated by staff and students.
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
YEAR 1 WHITE
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:
Amelia Bekker 4G
Danny Duong 4G
Maria Wai PK Green
Vaughan O’Reilly KW
Oliver Landis 2W
Tina Le 5G
Alexis Stewart 1W
Sebby Pizzata 2W
Alyanna Genete 3G
Orlando Martino Da Fonseca 3W
Emily Dillon 6G
Aisling Poulsen PPW
Lucas Trevenen 6G
Charlotte Armstrong 2G
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 – 27/11/2019
Week 8 – 4/12/2019
Week 7 Stefano Mustica
Week 7 Jonathon Truong
Week 7 Kirana Stahl
|Year 1 Green
Week 7 Harry Blake
|Year 1 White
|Year 2 Green
|Year 2 White
Week 7 Harvey Lindsay
|Year 3 Green
Week 7 Matthew Li
|Year 3 White
Week 7 Derek Ong
|Year 4 Green
|Year 4 White
|Year 5 Green
|Year 5 White
|Year 6 Green
Week 7 Nicholas Wiinschl
|Year 6 White
Week 7 Emily Castellano
Are your kids glued to their screens everyday?
Is it difficult to get them to talk to you without checking their messages?
Does interrupting gaming sessions cause huge meltdowns in your family?
Do screens diminish the quality time in your family?
Do your children constantly pester you for expensive games and apps?
If this sounds like your family, then come along to the 2nd of a 12-month series of information nights for parents and professionals, drawing upon behavioural, cognitive and neuroscience and latest research on child behaviour.
In this second information night, Mandy Mason, Clinical Director of Fit Learning Australia, will discuss how parents can use screen time as an effective tool when promoting change in children.
Mandy is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst who has been working in the field of learning science for close to 15 years. She is the Australian affiliate of Fit Learning that has been drawing upon the best of behavioural, cognitive and neuroscience for more than 2 decades and transformed the lives of thousands of students.
Attending this seminar will teach you how to use screen time to motivate your kids, as well as how to reduce behavioural challenges surrounding their screen usage.
The seminar will include practical examples and question and answer time to address your own challenges
Wednesday, 27th November
The Grove Community Centre
Free parking underneath the Peppermint Grove Library
Food, wine and drinks provided.
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Early in 2020, Mercedes College will commence interviewing Year 4 & Year 5 students who are due to start Year 7 in 2022 & 2023 respectively. If you are considering enrolling your daughter and have not yet requested a Prospectus, please contact Mrs Julie Lamb on 9323 1340 as soon as possible.
Enquiries are also welcome for places in Year 7 for 2020 and 2021. For more information please refer to the College website, www.mercedes.wa.edu.au.
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