STEAM cleaning the bay
1 March 2018
Last year St Columba's was thrilled to be awarded a grant from the Port Phillip Bay Fund. Our grant application - Operation STEAM Clean the Bay (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, Maths) - was developed through the hard work and dedication of our Green Team parents and April Seymore at the Eco Centre and will see a number of wonderful environmental improvements and opportunities come to our school over the next 3 years.

In line with the Fund's focus, the project aims to transform ...
St Columba's students gear up for National Ride2School Day
28 February 2018
St Columba's Primary students are pumping up their tyres and polishing their helmets in preparation for National Ride2School Day, being held on Friday 23 March.

The Day is part of a nationwide program that enables students to get physically active on their journey to school.

Students who ride or walk to school not only contribute to their daily exercise level, but they arrive more focused and ready to learn than those that catch the car, said Chantel Munoz from St Columba...
Water Saving Wednesdays
21 February 2018
As a school, we are trying to promote ways in which we can save our natural resources and the Green Team are hoping to encourage and educate everyone by sharing some useful tips.

Over the year parents will receive a few water saving ideas which we hope you will discuss and try to implement at home - so make sure you keep an eye out for them on FlexiBuzz.

These tips are not only good for the environment, but can also help you save money too!

Water Saving Tip #1

Turn of the tap while you br...
Learning about team-work and green-work
16 February 2018
By Gab and Jude 3/4M

We had a visit on Thursday from Sharron from the Port Phillip Eco Centre who talked to us about Sustainability.

We brainstormed on the board how we are and can be sustainable at home and school.

Then we watched a short YouTube video about a man that had courage to dance on his own and then others joined in. He was happy he inspired people to join him dancing.

We got into 4 groups and Sharron gave us recycled straws to build a tower that could stand up for at least 30 s...
2017 Water Warriors
16 October 2017
On Friday 15 September some of our Year Fours went to the St Kilda Town Hall to participate in the Sustainable School's Festival Kids Teaching Kids workshops.

At these awards, St Columba's was awarded the 2017 Water Warrior of the Year award, in recognition of all of the teaching and learning we have done around water and the conservation of our waterways, and as a congratulation for obtaining two major water grants last year: Port Phillip Bay Fund Community Grant we are designi...
A successful Saturday shovelling session!
2 September 2017
Saturday saw a determined group of St Columba's students and siblings, 3/4 Eco Warrior representatives and Green Team parents successfully shovel 7m3 of soil into our soon-to-be Indigenous garden. The team got to work at 10.30am with shovels, wheelbarrows and rakes and managed to get their morning work out in minutes before the rain came! The garden is located outside the front of the school, and the aim is to install locally indigenous tubestock with Boon Wurrung significance to dev...

What our parents & students say

"The teachers and staff focus on the child to be the best that they can be. They value and encourage individuality."

Parent of Year 3 Student
 

We respectfully acknowledge the Boon Wurrung  people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which we learn and play. We pay respect to ongoing living cultures of First Peoples, their ancestors and their Elders; past, present and emerging.

 

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