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Primary Leaders 2014

At the Primary School Leadership Assembly the Primary School were introduced to our Student Leaders for 2014. It was great to see so many families in attendance and we are confident that these students will have a successful year in their leadership capacity. Congratulations to the following students: YEAR 6 HOUSE CAPTAINS Broughton Baylie Gericke Holly Sampson Faulkner Connor Murray Mitchell...

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...

Primary School Report - Wk 5

What a busy and celebratory two weeks we have had in the Primary School. Our Assembly in Week Four was a very special one, with the announcement and commissioning of our student leaders from Reception to Year 6. My special thanks to Mr Chris Spry, Assistant Head of Primary, for his excellent co-ordination of not only the Assembly, but also the enormous...

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...

Art in Focus

The first “Art in Focus” for 2014 celebrates the Stage 1 Visual Arts students (Semester Two, 2013). Our students worked very hard to produce high quality final practical works at the end of last year.These art works demonstrate a variety of media and themes.  Congratulations to all the students in this exhibition. Special mention to Mikaela Young who recently sold...

Year 5 & 6 Leadership Day

Recently our Year 5 & 6s took part in a Leadership Day, aiming to build community and purpose within the students. To view the gallery of images, click the heading above.

Learning to Read is Learning to Live

"Learning to Read is Learning How to Live" was the heading for an article by Dr Kevin Donnelly of the Australian Catholic University published by the ABC in January this year. It highlights why one of the priorities of the English Faculty this year will be the promotion of reading, both as a skill and for personal enjoyment.  As parents we always...