As I am away for the Principal’s Conference all week I will write my usual Donegal next week.
However, please read the following important information:
School Uniform Update
- The uniform shop will now be open on a Thursday morning from 8.30 to 9.30am for size fitting.
- On-line orders will be delivered to classrooms each Monday.
- Returns and exchanges will be collected through the school office and processed.
Community Mass this Saturday Evening at 6.00pm
This Saturday evening at 6.00 pm, we have our Community Mass, which also doubles up as our Penance and Confirmation Enrolment Mass. You know how much I love seeing our families at these Masses each term. In Term 2, we had such a wonderful response. You also know I appreciate how busy your lives are. All I am saying is, if you are free Saturday evening and feel like coming to our Community Mass, then know you are so very welcome. As I say to our staff, if you can make it, you make it. If life makes it not possible, no guilt.
Bayswater Primary Busy Bee
The Bayswater Primary School P and C are having a busy bee this Sunday morning at 8.30 am on their school oval. As you may have noticed, they are doing much work in improving the oval for school use. As a part of this, they have been allowing our kids to use this space at lunchtimes a few times a week. For example, this week, we get to use it every day. They have invited a few of us to help out on Sunday morning if we wish. I will be there with my shovel for an hour or so. If there are three or four parents who would like to come and spend a couple of hours helping out and forming connections with the Bayswater Primary parents, that would be fabulous. Please email me directly on email@example.com. I appreciate the short notice, however if you have a couple of hours, that would be pretty special in showing our appreciation for the use of their play space. It will show that we are committed to working together to bring the school communities closer in this very special place, Bayswater. I do know how busy you are, so no pressure, although it would be good if someone could show me how to use a shovel. Thanks again for even considering this in your busy lives.
City 2 Surf Columba Runners Team
Columba Runners has registered a team for the upcoming Perth City to Surf. There are lots of distances to choose from and get active. So a family fun run/walk of 4km, a challenging 12km, or dare I say a crazy 21.1 or 42.2km, it is a great way to say goodbye to winter.
Anyone within the St Columba community can join our team, however, only Columba Runner members can add the City to Surf distances to their club tally. All registrants for our team receive 15% discount at the checkout.
To join the team please go to https://perthcitytosurf.com/ to register.
Team name: Columba Runners
Team Password: ColumbaRunners2019.
Father’s Day Breakfast
Father’s Day is fast approaching. Please keep you eye on future Donegals for further information.
Have a good week.
P & F News
The next P&F meeting is Tuesday August 6th at 7.30pm in the library. All are welcome to attend.
Wine and Cheese Night
The P&F invite all St Columba’s parents and friends to a wine and cheese night to be held on Friday the 16th of August at 7.30pm at the school’s undercover area and multi-purpose room.
Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased through the school’s quickcliq page. Please note that cut-off date for ticket purchases is COB Friday the 9th of August and no other tickets will be sold after this date. Please print your confirmation email and bring it on the night for entry and entry to the door prizes raffle.
Tickets include 6 wine tastings, or 2 beers, access to an incredible grazing table, light entertainment, door prizes and silent auction so come along for a great social evening. We have plenty of outdoor heating to keep us nice and warm.
We are looking for donations for the silent auction and door prizes, items such as restaurant vouchers, hotel stays, day spa vouchers, sports memorabilia, nice alcohol etc, if you would like to donate please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This year we will be holding a colour run on Friday the 25th of October from 11am. Information packs will go home in term 3.
We are looking for items to create obstacle courses for the kids. IF you have any items that could be of use such as tyres, ropes, climbing frames please email me at email@example.com
2019 CBCA Book Week
Reading is my SECRET POWER
Dates: 17th – 23th August 2018
Dress Up Parade (Kindy-Year 6)
Monday 19th August 2018
All students Kindy to Year 6 are invited to come to school dressed as their favourite book character. The purpose of this event is to celebrate Book Week, therefore the focus is on participation rather than the costume. Why not recyle a costume, or put together something from home! Please keep it simple and stress free
Please note: Costumes are not restricted to ‘Reading is my SECRET POWER’ theme.
Short listed books have arrived in the library.
Come in and have a look at this year’s finalists. Which one do you think should win?
Don’t forget to enter the Book Week Colouring In Competition. Entries are available from the library. $20 Gift Voucher available for each year group. Entries close end of Week 3.
Class of the Week: Year 4 Green!!
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.
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 bag from previous years.
The ‘Homework and Library Bags’ can be purchased from the Uniform Shop at a cost of $10.
Happy Birthday to:
Malachi Donovan 5G
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 3 (7/8/19)
Week 4 (14/8/19
Week 3 Asher Felton
Week 3 Madeleine Papineau
Week 3 Harriet Webb
Week 3 Ella MacPherson
|Year 1 Green|
Week 3 Nate Buckley-Carr
|Year 1 White|
Week 3 Harrison Smith
|Year 2 Green|
Week 3 Sohil Verma
|Year 2 White|
Week 3 Lucy Gardiner
|Year 3 Green|
Week 3 Chloe Byatt
|Year 3 White|
Week 3 Tishan Ratnasekara
|Year 4 Green|
Week 3 Grace Cui
|Year 4 White|
Week 3 Sienna Ross
|Year 5 Green|
Week 3 Katarina Tomich
|Year 5 White|
Week 3 Imogen Biddle
|Year 6 Green|
Week 3 Lola Carter
|Year 6 White|
Week 3 Sweekar Tewatia