Please be aware that due to the undercover area now being open (YAY!!!!!) that the whole school is now running on the same bell times. As a result there have been some adjustments to our timetables:
- Italian is now on Monday from 12pm-1pm.
- Phys Ed is now on Fridays from 2pm-3pm (The children are very excited to end the week with this!)
As a result our class will now wear their sports uniform on Thursday and Friday, and their regular summer uniform on Monday – Wednesday.
Make sure you are keeping up to date with updates as we quickly approach the end of the year, as there is a lot going on.
Just a quick update to keep you informed of what’s happening at school since it’s moving so quickly – we’re already over halfway through the term which is scary!
The students have completed a piece of art for the P&F fundraiser and they are looking great! Your child should have taken their artwork and an order form home by now for you to look at. Orders are due by November 20, so please make sure you have them in by then if you wish to buy one. Further information can be found on the order form but please feel free to see me if you have any questions about them.
Also, St Columba’s School is once again participating in the St Vincent de Paul Society’s Christmas Appeal in the hope of providing some happiness and enjoyment at Christmas. Each year will be collecting donations of non-perishable food, or gift vouchers, for the St Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper Appeal. These food items and gift vouchers will be made into hampers, which will be given to local families who are in need of food and support during the Christmas period. Please make sure you bring in your non-perishable items in by Monday 27th November at the latest. Thank you very much for your support and generosity.
Parents, please find the information regarding the End of Year Concert attached on the PDF below.
It’s expected that all children will be there on the night to perform and showcase all of their hard work with ‘Dancing Dorothy’. I’ve been blown away by what they can all do – I’m sure you will be too!
If your child will be unable to attend for a legitimate reason, please let me know ASAP so arrangements can be made.
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Dear Year Four parents,
Just a friendly reminder that our next Community Mass is on Sunday 22nd October at 9.30am. We encourage all families to attend.
This year’s theme is ‘Escape to Everywhere’ and looking at the variety of costumes on display from 4G, the kids obviously enjoy getting lost into many different books. We had characters from several different books – Well done to the students for their creativity and the parents (I assume!) for helping put together some amazing outfits. Check out some of the amazing pictures below.
In other exciting news, a note for our excursion next Thursday has gone out recently. Please make sure it is signed and returned ASAP. We’re looking forward a terrific afternoon out.
Mr Hubbard (AKA Mr Tall).
The Year Fours have made a great start to Term 3 and have been working incredibly hard in all subject areas.
In Writing, the students have just finished their information report writing and are working on developing some terrific expositions. In Reading, the students have started their novel studies for the term. It is great to see them develop their comprehension skills with texts they are loving to read. In Word Works, the students have been sorted into new groups and have just done some revision on their understanding of homophones.
In Maths, we have been working on various concepts in the Measurement strand. Many of these concepts have been integrated into our art. We used angles to design various patterns in our initials; and identified them as acute, obtuse, right, reflex or straight angles. Another way we incorporated mathematics into our art program was through symmetry. The students each got to pull a silly face (Which they obviously all despised!!!!) which were cut in half. The students then had to redraw it symmetrically when it had been cut in half. Check out some of the results below!
It’s been great to see an improvement in the classes organisation over the term, particularly with student homework. It is each child’s responsibility to bring in their Mental Maths book and their diary that has been signed by a parent, as well as any other homework issued during the week. I was really impressed hearing all the different ways the students are learning their times tables to reflect what we’re doing in class. If you are after some resources to develop your children’s recall of times tables, feel free to get in touch for some suggestions.
Parents, please find the photographer’s photos from First Holy Communion by clicking here. If your family had professional photos taken with the photographers, you will find them in the appropriate folder.
Please note that that the photos will be taken down at the end of the term, so remember to save any photos you want from the special day.
The students are working very hard to prepare themselves for their First Eucharist, taking place on Saturday the 20th of May at 4:30pm. They have been shown great enthusiasm and reverence as they prepare for this very special day.
Just to remind you, that on Monday the 15th of May there is an interactive workshop for parents and students who are receiving their First Eucharist. This is held from 7-8:30pm at the St Columba’s Church Hall. We look forward to seeing you then.
We are also having a Reflection Day on Thursday the 18th of May all day. Thank you to the parents who have already returned their permission slips.
If you wish to have photos professionally taken before the First Holy Communion Mass, please return the photo form to myself by Wednesday the 10th of May at the very latest. After this date the schedule will be finalised, and additional times will not be able to be added.
If you wish to access the photos of the Mass, but do not want professional photos to be taken of your child before the Mass then you do not need to return the form.
Year 4G teacher
On Friday the 28th of April, the class went down to the Bayswater Wetlands for a day run by the City of Bayswater. It was a terrific day out in the sun where the students participated in a variety of exciting activities.
We got to learn about how Australia’s native fauna are looked after and even got to set some traps that the Department of Parks and Wildlife use to protect them and collect information!
The class also had a tour of the Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary where we went bird watching and saw a variety of birds with our binoculars. It was very interesting to learn about how the sanctuary was created, and the effect our water usage has on it.
Another activity we did was test the water levels of the Swan River. We got to use the equipment that the Department of Parks and Wildlife do to look at various levels of the water. It was interesting to learn about what happens when different levels in the water were too high or too low.
The most popular activity for most students was being able to go fishing! The entertaining team from Recfishwa taught us the importance of fishing in a sustainable way, and how to fish. The students had a lot of fun attempting to fish, and Brooke even caught a bream!
It was a lot of fun, and the students learnt a lot!