Pupil Free Day
Friday 13th September
Staff Professional Learning Day
This Friday staff will be engaged in a Faith Development workshop as part of our on-going renewal. Please be aware there is no school for students this Friday 13th September.
Pre Primary Sport Carnival
Thursday 12th September from 9.00 am- 10.00 am
This will take place on the school oval.
The best fun to be had at this event!
Once again we have our special guest announcer, all the way from down the road at Maylands, Greg McKeaig, one of our grandfathers. There is a bit of pressure on him after his widely acclaimed debut performance last year.
Faction Athletics Carnival
Year 1 to 6
Friday 20th September
Venue: Bayswater Little Athletics Centre
Wylde Road, Noranda
Start Time – 9.30 am
The Year 3 to Year 6 400m events will commence immediately at 9.30 am.
End of Carnival – 2.15 pm
This is one of the best days of the year! Come along and enjoy seeing how wonderful St Columba’s Kids are at having a go and supporting their mates. It is all about fun and being a part of a faction and a team.
Students going home with parents at the end of the day
Parents will be able to take their children directly home from the carnival at the end of the day. Please let your classroom teacher know if you will be taking your child home by Monday 16 September. This will allow us to plan the number of buses required for the return trip to school.
Our classrooms will be open at 8.20 am for our teachers and students to get ready for the day and get straight onto the buses by 8.40 am at the latest.
Before school, the buses will be lined-up along Milne Street. Please do not park in any of the bays on the school side of Milne Street on this day.
Schedule for the events for the day will be posted on the school website under Parents Information > News section, by Monday 16th September. A Text message will be sent once it has been uploaded.
Sausage Sizzle closing date is Wednesday 18 September. Thank you to the Parents and Friends for organising this for us.
There will also be a cake stall, along with a coffee van.
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.
Thank you to Ariane Mazurak for volunteering to take on the role of School Banking Co-ordinator. Ariane will now conduct school banking on a Thursday morning, in the canteen, commencing next Thursday 19th September. We again thank Jennifer Benfell for her time and commitment to school banking for the last couple of years. We sincerely appreciate the time committed and the passion with which Jen took this on.
Mercy Mission Day
Mercy Mission Day will be celebrated on Tuesday 24th September. This is our major fundraising event for the year, the proceeds of which will go to the Mercy Missions and other local and global Catholic Missions and outreach agencies.
Details of the day:
Each class organises a stall and the students join in fun and activities on that day. It is requested that students bring small amounts of change (not notes) to spend at the stalls. Classes may also request small donations from families to run the stalls. This will be communicated via SeeSaw.
Students may wear free dress for a gold coin donation.
Thank you for your support.
P & F News
The next P&F meeting is Tuesday the 17th of September at 7.30pm
All are welcome to attend
Athletics Carnival sausage sizzle and cake stall
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to bake and to help out on the day. We now have enough volunteers and baked goods. I suggest you don’t eat breakfast that morning as we have some yummy treats coming!
Sausage sizzle forms are due back on Wednesday 18th September, we are required to pre-order rolls and sausages and therefore will not be accepting late orders. Please provide correct change as Mrs Slocum is unable to provide change. We have also hired a coffee van for the day to provide hot beverages for the event. We look forward to seeing you there!
By now you should have been able to view your kids artwork on seesaw and you should have received an order form. If you haven’t could you please speak to your class teacher. Order forms are due back on Wednesday 18th September and need to be handed to your classroom teacher. Thank you
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
Year 5 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:
Michael Baldwin PPW
Henry Crookes KW
Olivia McShanag PPG
Bayla Ahuja 6W
William Parks KG
Luca Marrapodi KW
Amie Lan 3W
Lucas Bentley 3W
Amy Lee 1G
Chloe Gardiner 6G
Cameron Doyle 6W
Shishir Berigai PPW
Thomas McDougall 4G
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 9 (18/9/19)
Week 10 NO RAFFLE
Week 9 Aleksander Tuma
Week 9 Connor Campbell
Week 9 Havarna Bova
Week 9 Keely Hardeman
|Year 1 Green|
Week 9 Kensi Winkler
|Year 1 White|
Week 9 Hannah Hinks
|Year 2 Green|
Week 9 Kai Fermanis
|Year 2 White|
Week 9 Jack Gilber
|Year 3 Green|
Week 9 Kate Rattray
|Year 3 White|
Week 9 Reilly Bruce
|Year 4 Green|
Week 9 Matilda Panizza
|Year 4 White|
Week 9 Amelia Brajevic
|Year 5 Green|
Week 9 Brody Clark
|Year 5 White|
Week 9 Lilly Smith
|Year 6 Green|
Week 9 Monique Ward
|Year 6 White|
Week 9 Marko Dimitrijevic