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Getting fired-up for the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge

The F1 in Schools program is a STEM Challenge where more than 17,000 schools from 44 nations take part in manufacturing the world fastest miniature F1 car. Students are provided with direct links to a number of industry pathways. Mimicking the world of a Formula One team, groups of students have to follow a pathway of engineering and manufacturing disciplines:...

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,...

Enjoying Nature’s Splendour at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens

This week Year 10 students were fortunate to get out of the classroom and enjoy nature's splendour at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens as part of their “Natural Forms” unit of work. Students will be completing a number of drawings and media studies based on the natural forms found in Botanic Gardens. Work completed forms part of their assessment. The emphasis...

Good Things in Small Packages

Among the many benefits of Visual Art is the opportunity for self-expression and an outlet for creativity. Oodles of imagination and personal symbolism are displayed in these small yet significant sculptures created by students based on the topic of identity. Students were given the task of making a sculpture using a matchbox to express themselves. They have done an outstanding job...

Learning in the Great Outdoors

The positive outcomes of learning outdoors are phenomenal. Not only is it a refreshing change of pace from the classroom, it also increases students’ physical, mental and social health. The new Stage 1 Outdoor Education course at St Columba College is off to a roaring start. Students have been completing a Group Dynamics Unit in preparation for the time away...

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...

Stage 2 Art & Tech Show 2018

Wow what a night! The annual Stage 2 Art & Tech Show was a great success. Congratulations to all the students for producing amazing works for Visual Art, Material Products and Information Processing and Publishing. A special mention to the recipients of the Principal's Awards and Commendations. What a fantastic event. Check out our gallery of images below. Thank you...

Cuddling koalas and engaging with keystone species!

Stage 1 Biology Gorge Wildlife Excursion On Wednesday 24 October, the Stage 1 Biology students visited Gorge Wildlife Park as part of their study on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, in particular keystone species. A keystone species is a species that has a disproportionately large effect on its ecosystem, relative to its abundance and can be described as playing an important...

Stage 2 Visual Arts: Indy Synnes

Stage 2 Visual Arts - Visual Study Assement Pieces All Stage 2 Visual Art students have completed a Visual Study on a topic of their choice. These external assessment pieces were sent to SACE at the end of Term 3. Over this term we will be featuring some of these student's work. Stage 2 student - Indy Synnes Indy chose...