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Old Scholar: Dr Joshua Calleja

Joshua Calleja graduated from St Columba College in 2007 with hopes to study Medicine. He was accepted into Health Sciences at the University of Adelaide and during this time sat the UMAT three times, a test is used specifically to assist with the selection of students into the medicine degree program. Finally, he received an interview for the program, was...

Foundation Student Success: Dr Patrick Korbel

I have fond memories of my time at St Columba College and I can’t believe how much we’ve both grown since I started there in 1997! I still remember my first day when everything was brand new – the students, the furniture, the buildings and the teachers. There were some things we didn’t have yet, like a proper canteen or...

Alec McClymont: Adelaide Uni Scholarship Recipient

University of Adelaide Principal's Scholarship Recipient I am currently at the University of Adelaide studying a Bachelor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. I don’t think that I could tell you how many times I have had to tell people that over the last six months. I have loved my time at University so far. The atmosphere is great, the people are...

Awer Mabil: A brilliant sports star, now a great Dane

St Columba College is celebrating the outstanding achievements of Awer Mabil, a 2013 College graduate and talented Adelaide United football winger, after snapping up a lucrative opportunity to join Danish champions FC Midtjylland. From humble origins in South Sudan to a Kenyan Refugee camp, it has already been quite a journey for the young man. Awer made his debut with...

Old Scholar: Awer Mabil

Awer Mabil: Adelaide’s newest football star St Columba College is currently celebrating the outstanding achievements of Old Scholar, Awer Mabil. Bursting onto the football stage in 2012, Awer’s dazzling speed and footwork saw him impress the public and gain selection for Adelaide United and later, the Young Socceroos. From humble origins in South Sudan to a Kenyan Refugee camp, it...

Amanda Cox - Performing Artist

This week in the Coracle we caught up with Amanda Cox, an Old Scholar of St Columba College, who recently starred in a University production at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival titled Nosferatu. It’s an interesting title, but nonetheless a very successful performance across the entire festival, as Amanda explained: “Two weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be a part...

Kiir Deng - Playing Like a Champion

This week we spend some time with up-and-coming Basketballer, Kiir Deng. After rising rapidly through the ranks in the local teams, Kiir was selected to represent Adelaide in the 2013 Sudanese Basketball Tournament, taking place in Melbourne. It was there that a talent scout approached him, offering him a chance to build his career, and from there his story unfolded....