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Senior School Report - Wk 7

As the term continues on at a rapid rate all students will by now have undertaken a range of major assignment tasks in all subjects. Consequently, all students will need to be well organised and make sure they have consistent study patterns in order to maximise their success. The ultimate result for students is their success in the SACE and...

Futsal Champion

In this Coracle Success Story we take a look at young Futsal superstar, Chloe Brookes (8Sli/Web). Chloe enjoyed recent success competing for South Australia in the National Futsal Championships. (Futsal is a variant of soccer, but played indoors on a smaller pitch, with five players.)  It was great to catch up with Chloe and speak with her about her achievements. Soccer is clearly...

Year 8/9 Boys Cricket

On Thursday, 20 February, the St Columba Year 8/9 Boys Cricket Team travelled to Thomas More College for the opening round of the Secondary School Sport SA Knockout Competition. With rain greeting us upon arrival the start time for the match was pushed to 10am, allowing only 30 overs for each team. Our captain, Tristan Walker, won the toss and...

Year 12 Child Studies - Prenatal Practical

Our Year 12 Child Studies students were challenged to explore the practical task of preparing a Prenatal meal, being a healthy option for an expectant mother and her un-born baby. The students completed the task exceptionally well. Click to see what meals they prepared.

Year 12 Food & Hospitality - High Tea Practical

The Year 12 Food and Hospitality students have recently completed the first practical component for the year. Students were asked to each prepare two menu items suitable for a ‘High Tea’ setting. Within this task they had to demonstrate their understanding of food safety, as applicable in the Industry. The menu items prepared were required to contain ‘high risk’ ingredients,...

Senior School Report - Wk 5

In Week Four I had the great pleasure of being part of the Year 12 Retreat, which was held in Victor Harbor. The Retreat covers many facets of a student’s life but one of the most significant and relevant to all students is the sense of community and support needed to be successful. We have almost reached the half-way mark...

Middle School Report - Wk 5

At the Middle Academic Assembly we reflected on the imperative of being a responsible risk taker. Everything in life carries with it an element of risk. One of the greatest risks is to play it safe every time. Below are some great quotes about risk-taking which I shared at the Assembly: ‘What you have to do and the way you...

Message from The Executive Principal - Wk 5

The Senior School Academic Assembly was held on Monday, 17 February. Vince Barbaro, College Dux 2013, attended and spoke to the students, staff and parents who were gathered to celebrate student achievement. Vince provided some very good advice to students. He spoke about being organised, about keeping up with the work, meeting assignment deadlines, and about asking teachers for help...

ESL Success Stories

St Columba has successfully expanded its English curriculum to include English as a Second Language (ESL) courses at Stage 1 and Stage 2. This is the fourth year of the College’s initiative to improve literacy and increase the opportunities for new arrival students where English is their second or sometimes third language. This subject involves students examining and analysing texts...