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Principal’s Report: Term 3, Week 3

Dear Parents and Caregivers In the last Coracle I wrote to you with information regarding the College Strategic Plan 2017-2019. Review and ongoing evaluation is important for a school’s improvement and development. In the past fortnight we have undertaken the following evaluations. I thank 197 parents who completed the Parent Satisfaction Survey in the past fortnight. We have also surveyed...

Religious Heart of the College

TRINITY During our Year 9 Religion lesson we have been discussing the experience of the Trinity: God, Jesus, Holy Spirit in the lives of people.  One of the activities the students had to do was to choose a black and white picture from a range of images, and then describe how that picture reminded them about an aspect of God,...

Emma Normington: A Portrait of Achievement

Year 10 student, Emma Normington, won a placement at a recent Art’s Winter Workshop at the Adelaide Central School of Arts (ACSA) through a competition she entered into at the Tertiary Studies Expo in April. The two-day workshop consisted of learning the techniques and skills of working with oil paint with the second half of the workshop dedicated to drawing...

Principal’s Report: Term 3, Week 1

Dear Parents and Caregivers Welcome to Term Tjhree I hope your child/ren have returned to school with enthusiasm and are looking forward to the term. This term is action packed with 3-Way Learning Conferences, Academic Assemblies, Book Week, Sporting competitions, Subject Selections for 2018, Drama productions and various excursions. I encourage you to take up the opportunity to book in...

Religious Heart of the College

Year 12 Retreat  Last term during Week 9 the Year 12s went to Nunyara Campsite at Belair for a Retreat experience. Over the two days the students were involved in a range of activities that explored the five languages of love, words of affirmation, quality time, acts of service, receiving and giving gifts, physical touch.  Reflections about the Retreat Experience...

Nathan Simpson: Wheelchair Basketball Success

Wheelchair Basketball is a game not for the faint hearted. Grit, strength and resilience, all characteristics of a strong mindset and traits of a highly successful individual are required for this fast-paced sport. Along with passion and dedication, 17-year-old Year 12 student, Nathan Simpson, has what it takes to be an elite player in one of the most popular sports...

Principal’s Report: Term 2, Week 9

Last week, I had the pleasure to attend two evenings at the College that showcased our talented students and the Iona Pilgrimage. Years 6-12 Celebration of Music Concert Last Wednesday night, Music students from Years 6-12 performed in the annual Celebration of Music Concert in the Middle School Auditorium. Performing in front of family, friends and College staff, these students...

Religious Heart of the College

IONA PILGRIMAGE It will not be long until we farewell our Iona pilgrims as they embark on their journey to the UK and Scotland, visiting Iona, the island where Saint Columba began his ministry in the UK. The pilgrims’ journey will be one of new experiences, new places, lots of fun and discovery. As part of their journey, they have...

Colleen Boaden: A Dedicated Parent and Friend

Passion and faith have been the driving force for Mrs Colleen Boaden’s years of dedication to transforming and flourishing St Columba College from what was formerly a small primary school to what we know now as an R-12 College across three campuses. Colleen’s ongoing support and dedication to the College was recognised at a dinner on Tuesday night provided by...

A Message from the Futures Counsellor

APPLICATIONS FOR TERTIARY STUDIES  I would like to highlight some keys dates for our Senior students, particularly Year 12s. Over the next few months, Year 12s will begin their applications for Tertiary Studies (University or TAFE) through SATAC. To support our students with their career choices/pathway, there will be several sessions presented by the following Tertiary Institutions: Term 2 Week...