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Principal’s Report 2017: Term 1, Week 9

Dear Parents and Caregivers, Last Wednesday night, the Parents and Friends (P&F) Committee held their Annual General Meeting. I thank all the committee members for their tireless work during 2016. We especially extend our sincere thanks to Colleen Boaden who has been a College volunteer since 2002 and an active P&F member since 2004. Thank you also to Simon Abbott...

Years 8-12 SANTOS

On Monday, 27 March, St Columba College competed in the annual Catholic Co-Educational Secondary Schools Athletics Carnival at SANTOS Stadium, Mile End. The day was a huge success with all students enthusiastically participating in their chosen events. Congratulations to the OPEN age group who placed second in their competition. St Columba had the most points in the whole competition from...

Jack Tearle: Awarded baseball’s top honour

Year 9 student Jack Tearle has taken out top honour at Baseball South Australia’s 2016/17 season awards ceremony, placing in the Top 10 for outstanding achievements and awarded the Youth Most Valuable Player (MVP) medal for U15 Division 2. Pitching, catching and batting for Gawler Rangers Baseball Club, Jack has enjoyed a remarkable summer season. Earning points for each game...

Year 8/9 Boys Cricket team dominates in the North

The St Columba College Year 8/9 Boys Cricket Team have won this year’s Metro North Pool B State Finals. Beating Banksia Park International High School at Narnungga (Park 25), in Adelaide’s West Park Lands, in what was the final match to take out the title. Competing in the Secondary School Sports South Australia (SSSSA) Knockout Cricket competition, the team have...

Principal’s Report 2017: Term 1, Week 7

Dear Parents and Caregivers, What a wonderful two days we enjoyed last week with our Sports Carnival. On Thursday, our Middle and Senior students participated in the Athletics/Novelty Sports Day where on Friday, the Junior School participated in their Sports Day with the R-12 Finale held after lunch. Congratulations to Mitchell House on being awarded the Spirit Shield Cup and...

Religious Heart of the College

LITURGICAL SEASON OF LENT We are now in the Liturgical Season of Lent, a time of thinking of others and trying to do extra to help and support those in need. During this season we will begin our collection of non-perishable food for Anglicare. These donations will go to the Anglicare Food Barn, at Elizabeth, and will be distributed from...

St Columba College Sports Carnival

Junior School Sports Day On Friday, 10 March, the Junior School Sports Carnival took place with students turning the 100m track into a sea of colour as they formed up into their Houses for the beginning of the day. Ms Carr and Mrs Hancock opened the day and students proudly cheered as loudly as they could when performing their House...

Premier’s Reading Challenge 2017: Love 2 Read

One of the ways in which the College Resource Centres are encouraging a ‘reading culture’ is through offering the students the opportunity to participate once again in the Premier’s Reading Challenge. We believe reading is a life skill which assists us on the pathway of life-long learning and success. The Premier’s Reading Challenge is now in its fourteenth year of...

Inclusive Education

TOURNAMENT OF MINDS - IS YOUR CHILD A POSSIBLE CANDIDATE? Tournament of Minds (TOM) is a wonderful opportunity for students to engage lateral thinking, creativity and ingenuity as they work together in small groups to solve problems. Like-minded students, from the Junior and Middle Schools, meet once a week at lunchtimes to discuss 10 minute challenges and work through possible...

A Message from the College Nurse

Sun Smart at St Columba College We all need some sun exposure! It is the top source of vitamin D, which helps our bodies absorb calcium for stronger, healthier bones. It does not take much time in the sun for most people to get the vitamin D they need. In addition, repeated unprotected exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays...