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Learning in the Great Outdoors

The positive outcomes of learning outdoors are phenomenal. Not only is it a refreshing change of pace from the classroom, it also increases students’ physical, mental and social health. The new Stage 1 Outdoor Education course at St Columba College is off to a roaring start. Students have been completing a Group Dynamics Unit in preparation for the time away...

Refocus & Reenergise with Art

Engaging in Visual Arts can have many benefits such as improving stress levels, memory and empathy. At St Columba College we see the value encouraging our students to engage in the Arts on a regular basis. Art not only helps restore focus and concentration, it assists in decreasing mental exhaustion. Visual Art at St Columba College allows students to explore...

Year 5 Students Lead the Way

Year 5 Students Lead the Way, Oh What a Day! St Columba College seeks to nurture great leaders and encourage students to discover their God given gifts and develop these skills and passions to reach their full potential. Year 5 Leadership Day is just one way we encourage this development. The Year 5 students had an amazing day strengthening their leadership...

Premier’s Reading Challenge 2018: Award Winners

The Premier’s Reading Challenge began in 2004. It is a Statewide initiative which recognises the importance of reading and encourages the practice of daily reading thus raising the profile of reading, libraries and literacy in the College. There are now over 700 schools in South Australia which participate in the Premier’s Reading Challenge each year. Our students from R-12 were...

Year 8 Medieval History

Bringing history alive for our Year 8 students! English and Humanities just became a whole lot more interesting with students experiencing medieval history with armour and a weapons display at the College. Thanks to 'Fire Bear's Emporium' - www.firebear.com.au, students engaged in a fun and interactive presentation allowing them to experience teaching outside of the classroom and learning history on...

Stage 2 Art & Tech Show 2018

Wow what a night! The annual Stage 2 Art & Tech Show was a great success. Congratulations to all the students for producing amazing works for Visual Art, Material Products and Information Processing and Publishing. A special mention to the recipients of the Principal's Awards and Commendations. What a fantastic event. Check out our gallery of images below. Thank you...

Cuddling koalas and engaging with keystone species!

Stage 1 Biology Gorge Wildlife Excursion On Wednesday 24 October, the Stage 1 Biology students visited Gorge Wildlife Park as part of their study on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, in particular keystone species. A keystone species is a species that has a disproportionately large effect on its ecosystem, relative to its abundance and can be described as playing an important...

Year 5 Maths Day

The Year 5 students recently completed a whole day of fun and learning around the world of measurement. There were a diverse range of activities organised in a rotation which made learning these skills exciting. On one rotation the students were looking at water clocks outside and on another rotation they were working with sheep pens (not to be confused...

Junior School Performing Arts Showcase 2018

Junior School had their annual Performing Arts Showcase at the end of last term. More than seventy students across Year 2 to Year 6 performed to an audience of at least two hundred, consisting of their families, staff and their peers. The evening included performances by the Year 3-5 Dynamics Choir, Year 4/5 Columba Rumba Percussion group, Confi-dance group, instrumental...

Swedish Teachers Visit Junior School

At the end of Term 3, a group of lead educators from Sweden visited the Junior School to learn more about how we teach language and literacy in the Reception to Year 5 classrooms. The visitors were first warmly welcomed to the Junior School with an energetic performance by the dance group Confi-dance comprising some of our most talented Year...