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Emma Normington: A Portrait of Achievement

Year 10 student, Emma Normington, won a placement at a recent Art’s Winter Workshop at the Adelaide Central School of Arts (ACSA) through a competition she entered into at the Tertiary Studies Expo in April. The two-day workshop consisted of learning the techniques and skills of working with oil paint with the second half of the workshop dedicated to drawing...

Principal’s Report: Term 3, Week 1

Dear Parents and Caregivers Welcome to Term Tjhree I hope your child/ren have returned to school with enthusiasm and are looking forward to the term. This term is action packed with 3-Way Learning Conferences, Academic Assemblies, Book Week, Sporting competitions, Subject Selections for 2018, Drama productions and various excursions. I encourage you to take up the opportunity to book in...

Religious Heart of the College

Year 12 Retreat  Last term during Week 9 the Year 12s went to Nunyara Campsite at Belair for a Retreat experience. Over the two days the students were involved in a range of activities that explored the five languages of love, words of affirmation, quality time, acts of service, receiving and giving gifts, physical touch.  Reflections about the Retreat Experience...

Nathan Simpson: Wheelchair Basketball Success

Wheelchair Basketball is a game not for the faint hearted. Grit, strength and resilience, all characteristics of a strong mindset and traits of a highly successful individual are required for this fast-paced sport. Along with passion and dedication, 17-year-old Year 12 student, Nathan Simpson, has what it takes to be an elite player in one of the most popular sports...

Principal’s Report: Term 2, Week 9

Last week, I had the pleasure to attend two evenings at the College that showcased our talented students and the Iona Pilgrimage. Years 6-12 Celebration of Music Concert Last Wednesday night, Music students from Years 6-12 performed in the annual Celebration of Music Concert in the Middle School Auditorium. Performing in front of family, friends and College staff, these students...

Religious Heart of the College

IONA PILGRIMAGE It will not be long until we farewell our Iona pilgrims as they embark on their journey to the UK and Scotland, visiting Iona, the island where Saint Columba began his ministry in the UK. The pilgrims’ journey will be one of new experiences, new places, lots of fun and discovery. As part of their journey, they have...

Colleen Boaden: A Dedicated Parent and Friend

Passion and faith have been the driving force for Mrs Colleen Boaden’s years of dedication to transforming and flourishing St Columba College from what was formerly a small primary school to what we know now as an R-12 College across three campuses. Colleen’s ongoing support and dedication to the College was recognised at a dinner on Tuesday night provided by...

A Message from the Futures Counsellor

APPLICATIONS FOR TERTIARY STUDIES  I would like to highlight some keys dates for our Senior students, particularly Year 12s. Over the next few months, Year 12s will begin their applications for Tertiary Studies (University or TAFE) through SATAC. To support our students with their career choices/pathway, there will be several sessions presented by the following Tertiary Institutions: Term 2 Week...

Open Boys and Girls ‘9-a-side’ Football Carnival

On Tuesday, 27 June, a team of Open Boys and Open Girls competed in the Northern Zone ‘9-a-side’ Football Carnival. Both teams played remarkably throughout the day and made it to the grand final. Unfortunately, a win was not on the cards. Well done to all participants for your fantastic efforts to finish in 2nd place overall. A special mention...

Year 6 and 7 STEM: Water Filtration

Water. Essential for all living things. Luckily, it is easily accessible for us at St Columba College, but what if that was taken away? How would the students of St Columba College acquire safe and drinkable water? This question was posed to the Year 6 and 7 students this term in STEM. Students explored the characteristics of safe water and...