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‘Raising Social & Resilient Kids’ Parent Workshop

WEDNESDAY, 14 JUNE 2017 | 7:00PM St Columba College President Avenue, Andrews Farm Gate 1, Middle School Auditorium Tea and coffee provided (A parent only event) BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - Call 8254 0600 or email admin@stcolumba.sa.edu.au St Columba College is hosting a FREE Parent Workshop with guest speaker Madhavi Nawana Parker titled 'Raising Social and Resilient Kids'. Madhavi is a behaviour...

Principal’s Report 2017 - Term 2, Week 3

Dear Parents and Caregivers, Happy Mother’s Day to all our mothers for last Sunday and I hope you had a lovely day. The month of May in the Catholic tradition is referred to as the Month of Mary. While Mary has a low profile in the Gospels, her qualities are an example to us; humility, care, ability to persevere and...

Religious Heart of the College

Reconciliation Week The theme for this year’s Reconciliation Week is ‘Let’s Take the Next Steps’. National Reconciliation Week (NRW) runs annually from 27 May - 3 June. These dates mark two milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey: The 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision, respectively. In 2017, we reflect on two significant anniversaries in Australia’s reconciliation journey – 50 years...

Year 1 Auskick

In Weeks one and two, the Year 1s along with the Reception classes participated in the Auskick program run by the Stage 1 Sports Studies students. Auskick sessions provide students with a fun and safe Australian Football experience with appropriate and modified drills and activities. The students engaged in learning new skills such as kicking, marking and hand balling. They...

Year 4/5 Northern Catholic Schools Soccer Carnival

On Friday, 5 May, students from Years 4 and 5 participated in the annual Northern Catholic Schools Soccer Carnival, held at Mofflin Reserve, Elizabeth Vale. The ‘come and try’ carnival is designed for players of all abilities. Teams are organised into boys and girls with experienced and novice divisions. St Columba College had over 100 participants on the day. In...

Principal’s Report 2017: Term 2, Week 1

Dear Parents and Caregivers, Happy Easter and welcome back to Term Two. I hope the break gave you and your child/ren some rest and relaxation and that they have returned to school looking forward to the term ahead. The season of Easter is celebrated not only on Easter Sunday, but for the next 50 days and it is during this...

Religious Heart of the College

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER In the last week of term we celebrated the very significant liturgies of Holy Week through prayer, drama and music. Students in Year 5 led us through the story of the Last Supper, when Jesus shared his last meals with his friends and called us to remember him in the same way – this is done...

Inclusive Education

Dear Parents, At the College we tap into evidence based strategies to help students regulate their emotions and behaviours. The Incredible ‘5 Point Scale’, '5 Could Make you Lose Control’ and ‘The Way to A’ are just amongst a few tools that have been introduced to the children. Incredible 5 Point Scale The Incredible 5 Point Scale is a simple...

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...

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...