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‘Raising Social & Resilient Kids’ Parent Workshop

WEDNESDAY, 14 JUNE 2017 | 7:00PM St Columba College President Avenue, Andrews Farm Gate 1, Middle School Auditorium Tea and coffee provided (A parent only event) BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - Call 8254 0600 or email admin@stcolumba.sa.edu.au St Columba College is hosting a FREE Parent Workshop with guest speaker Madhavi Nawana Parker titled 'Raising Social and Resilient Kids'. Madhavi is a behaviour...

Principal’s Report 2017 - Term 2, Week 3

Dear Parents and Caregivers, Happy Mother’s Day to all our mothers for last Sunday and I hope you had a lovely day. The month of May in the Catholic tradition is referred to as the Month of Mary. While Mary has a low profile in the Gospels, her qualities are an example to us; humility, care, ability to persevere and...

Religious Heart of the College

Reconciliation Week The theme for this year’s Reconciliation Week is ‘Let’s Take the Next Steps’. National Reconciliation Week (NRW) runs annually from 27 May - 3 June. These dates mark two milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey: The 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision, respectively. In 2017, we reflect on two significant anniversaries in Australia’s reconciliation journey – 50 years...

Girl Guides Relay for Life

A group of St Columba College students braved rain and winds for a 19-hour walk in this year’s Gawler Relay for Life at Princes Park. Year 9 students Chloe Burger, Erin Marley, Emily Sutton and Year 12 students Jazmin Brooks and Leah Marley are members of Girl Guides SA - Elizabeth Park Soarers and have been participating in Relay for...

Principal’s Report 2017: Term 2, Week 1

Dear Parents and Caregivers, Happy Easter and welcome back to Term Two. I hope the break gave you and your child/ren some rest and relaxation and that they have returned to school looking forward to the term ahead. The season of Easter is celebrated not only on Easter Sunday, but for the next 50 days and it is during this...

Religious Heart of the College

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER In the last week of term we celebrated the very significant liturgies of Holy Week through prayer, drama and music. Students in Year 5 led us through the story of the Last Supper, when Jesus shared his last meals with his friends and called us to remember him in the same way – this is done...

Caitlin and Zachary Jacques: Martial Arts Champs!

Year 6 student, Zachary Jacques and his sister, Year 11 student Caitlin Jacques, have successfully competed in the recent Traditional Shotokan Karate-Do Federation (TSKF) national championships in Runaway Bay, Gold Coast, bringing home awards and an invigorated enthusiasm for the sport. As members of TSKF Gawler Dojo, the brother and sister duo headed over to Queensland for three days of...

Inclusive Education

Dear Parents, At the College we tap into evidence based strategies to help students regulate their emotions and behaviours. The Incredible ‘5 Point Scale’, '5 Could Make you Lose Control’ and ‘The Way to A’ are just amongst a few tools that have been introduced to the children. Incredible 5 Point Scale The Incredible 5 Point Scale is a simple...

Principal’s Report 2017: Term 1, Week 9

Dear Parents and Caregivers, Last Wednesday night, the Parents and Friends (P&F) Committee held their Annual General Meeting. I thank all the committee members for their tireless work during 2016. We especially extend our sincere thanks to Colleen Boaden who has been a College volunteer since 2002 and an active P&F member since 2004. Thank you also to Simon Abbott...

Years 8-12 SANTOS

On Monday, 27 March, St Columba College competed in the annual Catholic Co-Educational Secondary Schools Athletics Carnival at SANTOS Stadium, Mile End. The day was a huge success with all students enthusiastically participating in their chosen events. Congratulations to the OPEN age group who placed second in their competition. St Columba had the most points in the whole competition from...