Our Community

Our Community

At St Columba College, we are committed to partnering parents on the educational journey of their child / children. Consequently we invite parents to take an active role in supporting the College's educational program.

The College offers parents many opportunities to be involved in the College’s life by:

  • Being a member (elected) of the College Council.
  • Being a member of the various parent groups and associations
  • Supporting classroom activities - listening to children read, working on story writing etc.
  • Working as a part of our Learning Assistance Program
  • Sharing particular talents - musical/artistic/sporting etc.
  • Supporting excursions/camps etc. Coming together for special interest groups.
  • Supporting working bees. Supporting student work experience placement etc.

At present we have a Parents and Friends Committee which includes subgroups for Social and Fundraising activities along with Grounds and Maintenance. The Parents and Friends Committee reports regularly to the College Council.

St Columba takes great pride in its own community and the northern region of Adelaide. We are the focal point of a number of key community based initiatives in partnership with the Playford Council and other Community groups. For example the College’s new gymnasium is designed to incorporate a host of community and after hours activities.

 

THE NATIONAL SCHOOL CHAPLAINCY AND STUDENT WELFARE PROGRAM

  • St Columba College participates in the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.
  • The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the view of the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
  • St Columba College acknowledges that the SWW (Student Welfare Worker) has been provided under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program, funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
  • The SWW promotes the aims of the Chaplaincy program and well-being of students by working in conjunction with priests and chaplains from the local Anglican and Catholic parishes, with school staff, students and parents/guardians.
  • Students are invited to participate in activities or groups facilitated by the SWW.  There is a clear distinction between activities that students are expected to engage in (the academic curriculum and religious activities) and those of a voluntary nature, including undertaking counselling or engaging in activities conducted by the SWW.
  • Contact can be made with the SWW via the relevant Head of School.
  • Should there be any complaints regarding the program contact the relevant Head of School.
  • The College community is eager to receive feedback about program undertaken by the SWW.  Parents/guardians are encouraged to provide feedback through the Annual Survey, contacting the College via email, or, through the community portal on the College’s website.