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Cybersafe Families

Cybersafe Families Parent Seminars provide parents and caregivers strategies to make their home environment cybersafe! It’s important for parents and caregivers to understand both the opportunities and the threats that the online world provides, to equip them with knowledge about the best practices available to protect their family. Cybersafe Families endorse the importance of providing suitable technology inclusive environments that...

Stage 1 Biology: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

As part of the Stage 1 Biology unit: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, all Stage 1 Biology students attended a full day excursion to Gorge Wildlife park.  The aim of the excursion is to enhance teaching and learning of specific student outcomes in the current topic, with a focus on keystone species.  Individually each student that chose to, got to cuddle...

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...

Year 12 Research Project Exhibition

It is with pleasure that we invite you to the Year 12 Research Project Exhibition. We are seeking your assistance to engage with our students and provide constructive feedback on the work presented. WEDNESDAY 1 MAY | 3:30-5:00PM Middle School St Columba College Gate 1 President Avenue, Andrews Farm The Research Project is a compulsory subject of the South Australian...

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...