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2018 Term 4 Week 4 Newsletter

2018 Term 4 Week 4 Newsletter

This week in The Dove, news from The Principal, The Office, Student News, Library News, Careers, Diocesan News and Community Notices

Posted: Friday, 9 November 2018

Changes to Buses 8629 and 8232 from 12th November 2018

From 12th November, the following Bus timetables will change:


Bus 8629       Old time: 1515       New time: 1513       EXPRESS TO SPRINGWOOD STATION


Bus 8232       Old time: 0735       New time: 0743       EX GREAT WESTERN HWY OPPOSITE LAWSON STATION via Great Western Hwy, L> New, Cleveland St, R> Adelaide St, R> Charles, R> Great Western Hwy to Lawson Station then continue Great Western Hwy, R Hazelbrook Underpass, L> Railway Pde, R> Park Rd, L> Leumeah Rd, L> Tecoma Rd, R> Lysiana Rd, R> Pimelea Ave, R> Leumeah Rd, Park Rd, R> Railway Pde to Woodford Station, Railway Pde (due 0805), then continue Railway Pde, L> Appian Way, L> Station, L> Great Western Hwy, George St, R> Silva Rd, L> Hawkesbury Rd, L> Private Rd to school


T (02) 8889 7000


29 Foundry Road,

Seven Hills NSW 2147

Posted: Monday, 29 October 2018

Family iPad Purchase night 2018

On 20th November 2018, the Apple store in Penrith will be holding a purchase night for families of students at St Columba's Catholic College.

The Apple store will have extra staff on hand between 4pm and 5:30 pm that evening to assist families buying iPads for use at the College. Apple staff can help with choosing the right device, setting it up, parental controls on the device, setting up an Apple/ iTunes account and installing apps.

Families are not required to purchase new iPads from the Apple store, and Apple store staff will assist at other times too, but on this evening there will be extra staff on hand to assist families of St Columba's Catholic College.

Please note that the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and Apple have organised a discount to families of Diocesan schools through the Penrith store, and that you do not need to make your purchase at this time to receive the discount. For more on the discount please see this page under the heading "What are my purchasing options?".

There is no need to book for the event.

Posted: Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Y7 Vaccinations 2018

The Y7 Vaccinations will be offered at the College.  Parent/caregiver information is available here.

If you would like your child to participate, please complete the attached consent form and sign the vaccination/s you require for your child. 

Posted: Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Bushfire Season 2017 - 2018 Letter to Parents

As you may be aware, the bushfire season for 2017 commenced on 1 September 2017. In preparation for the season, a bushfire assessment of our school has been undertaken by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP). St Columba’s Catholic College has been identified as a school at increased risk if a bush fire were to break out on a day when a Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating is issued for our area. 

To ensure the health, safety and welfare of students and staff, on days when a Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating is issued for our area, the school will temporarily cease operations for the day(s) the rating is current, and alternative arrangements will be put in place. The College will only receive notification of a Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating after school hours the day before the forecast is issued. You will be notified as soon as possible after the Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating notification is received, via Skoolbag, text message and the College website.

A Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating is likely to occur on a very small number of days during the bushfire season, if at all. On days when the College is not operating due to a catastrophic fire danger rating, there will be no staff on site. In such circumstances you will need to ensure that you put supervision arrangements in place for your child.  Such action is normally taken for one school day only unless there are exceptional circumstances, e.g. the school is temporarily unsafe for use. The College community will be advised of a return to normal operational services or alternative arrangements as soon as possible.

To assist me in contacting all parents and carers if a Catastrophic Fire Danger Rating notification is received, please ensure that you have provided the school with up-to-date home or after hours contact details by sending an email to the school email address or by using the SkoolBag App’s e-form “Change of Details”.

Up to date bush fire information will also be available to you on NSW RFS Fire Danger Rating website under Greater Sydney Region Area 4.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Paul Ryan,

Posted: Friday, 15 September 2017