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Sports Carnival Record Breakers 2020

A Record Breaking Performance! On Thursday 12 March, the Middle and Senior School Sports Carnival took place with students participating in Athletics or Novelty events. It was great to see students getting into the spirit, dressing up to represent their House, participating in all events, and cheering for their House. This year we had a number of students break Athletic...

Sports Champion Awards 2020

Congratulations to our Champions! Sports Carnival Age Champion Awards are presented to students in Years 6-12 who achieve the highest individual score in the Athletics component of the Sports Carnival. Congratulations to the following Age Champion recipients! Age Champions: Year 6 Boys 1st: Steven Bukuru 2nd: John Butoyi 3rd: Jiela Monyror Year 6 Girls 1st: Charlotte Talbot 2nd: Nicole Alexander...

Congratulations Museum Exhibition Award Winners!

Year 9 students have produced exceptional work as part of their Humanities studies on World War One. A major part of the assessment is to create a "Museum Exhibit" on one specific aspect of WW1. accompanied with six sources to best show their learning. The students demonstrated their creativity with a range of posters, dioramas, replicas of primary sources and...

Sparking Enthusiasm in Young Readers & Writers

Meet the Writers Festival 2019 Last term a group of 32 enthusiastic Year 7/8 students attended the ‘Meet the Writers Festival’ held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. This is an annual celebration of reading and writing run by the South Australian Teachers’ Association (SAETA). This event is the biggest of its type in Australia with 80 schools and approximately 2000...

It’s a Knockout!

6/7 Girls Knockout Soccer – Round 1 On Thursday, 30 May, St Columba College hosted Round 1 of the 6/7 Girls Knockout Soccer competition, competing against Greenwith Primary School. Congratulations to the team as they defeated Greenwith 8 - 1. Well done to goal scorers Gemma (4), Georgia (2) and Zoe (1). Special mention to Shailey for her excellent work...

Unity in our Diversity

The Multicultural and Social Justice team planned and presented a vibrant assembly to the Middle and Senior School called 'Unity in our Diversity'. Their message was about celebrating differences and the importance of sharing stories. Two students of the team, Yom Akech, Year 12, and Angeth Dut, Year 10, shared their stories. Yom spoke about growing up in Kakuma Refugee...

Cybersafe Families Seminars

St Columba College held two Cybersafe Families Parent Seminars over two days in Week 5, one in the morning in the Junior School, and a further seminar to the Middle and Senior parents in the evening, which was held in the Middle School Auditorium. These seminars informed on how to effectively manage your digital environment with confidence. Topics included: cyberbullying,...

Refocus & 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...

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 8 Medieval History

Bringing history alive for our Year 8 students! English and Humanities just became a whole lot more interesting with students experiencing medieval history with armour and a weapons display at the College. Thanks to 'Fire Bear's Emporium' - www.firebear.com.au, students engaged in a fun and interactive presentation allowing them to experience teaching outside of the classroom and learning history on...