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Refocus and Reenergise with Art

Engaging in Visual Arts can have many benefits such as improving stress levels, memory and empathy. At St Columba College we see the value encouraging our students to engage in the Arts on a regular basis. Art not only helps restore focus and concentration, it assists in decreasing mental exhaustion. Visual Art at St Columba College allows students to explore...

Year 5 Students Lead The Way!

Year 5 Students Lead the Way, Oh What a Day! St Columba College seeks to nurture great leaders and encourage students to discover their God given gifts and develop these skills and passions to reach their full potential. Year 5 Leadership Day is just one way we encourage this development. The Year 5 students had an amazing day strengthening their...

Cybersafe Families Parent Seminars

St Columba College is hosting two Cybersafe Families Parent Seminars. We invite all parents and caregivers to attend and be informed on how to effectively manage your digital environment with confidence. Topics will include: cyberbullying, digital footprint, friends and online friends, social media, protecting online identity, online grooming, device management and more. These are FREE events, with registrations made online...

Junior School Wipes Out Waste

Every piece of packaging or excess food that we can save from landfill makes a difference. As part of the Wipe Out Waste schools Less to Landfill Challenge, St Columba College Junior School is holding 'Wrapper Free Wednesdays' to focus on reducing the amount of material that we send to landfill. When planning lunches for this day, and throughout the...

Premier’s Reading Challenge 2018: Award Winners

The Premier’s Reading Challenge began in 2004. It is a Statewide initiative which recognises the importance of reading and encourages the practice of daily reading thus raising the profile of reading, libraries and literacy in the College. There are now over 700 schools in South Australia which participate in the Premier’s Reading Challenge each year. Our students from R-12 were...

Year 5 Maths Day

The Year 5 students recently completed a whole day of fun and learning around the world of measurement. There were a diverse range of activities organised in a rotation which made learning these skills exciting. On one rotation the students were looking at water clocks outside and on another rotation they were working with sheep pens (not to be confused...

Junior School Performing Arts Showcase 2018

Junior School had their annual Performing Arts Showcase at the end of last term. More than seventy students across Year 2 to Year 6 performed to an audience of at least two hundred, consisting of their families, staff and their peers. The evening included performances by the Year 3-5 Dynamics Choir, Year 4/5 Columba Rumba Percussion group, Confi-dance group, instrumental...

Swedish Teachers Visit Junior School

At the end of Term 3, a group of lead educators from Sweden visited the Junior School to learn more about how we teach language and literacy in the Reception to Year 5 classrooms. The visitors were first warmly welcomed to the Junior School with an energetic performance by the dance group Confi-dance comprising some of our most talented Year...

CyberParent Web App

The Australian Multicultural Foundation has launched a web app called CyberParent which encourages safe and healthy internet use in Australian homes. CyberParent equips parents with the knowledge and confidence to identify early warning signs and seek appropriate support from Australian service providers. CyberParent can be accessed by all devices that have an internet connection, however, it is optimised for tablets...