World Environment Day 2020!
5 June 2020
St Columba's celebrated World environment day on Friday 5th June! It was a day full of exciting activities. Our Prep-2's had lots of fun creating beautiful nature art pieces, watching videos of the animals around Elster Creek and Port Phillip Bay, enjoying a nature picnic in our kitchen garden. They loved watching the online Resourcesmart School Awards in which St Columba's picked up 2 awards! It was a fabulous day wearing Green and celebrating Sustainability at our school! ...
St Columba's - finalists for 2 RSS School Awards!
27 May 2020
Drum roll... St Columba's has been nominated as a School of the Year finalist in the 2019 ResourceSmart School Awards! The Awards recognise and reward the outstanding sustainability efforts of Victorian primary and secondary schools that contribute to a better place. Winners are being announced on the 13th June at a ceremony being held at the MCG. Three of our sustainability representatives from Grades 4, 5 and 6 will be attending on the school's behalf. Since 2014, our school...
Year 5/6 Camp 2020 @ Campaspe Downs
9 March 2020

Our year 5/6 children and staff had a wonderful time recently at Campaspe Downs.

This is an action-packed camp and the children had a wonderful time enjoying the outdoor activities...
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No Waste Wednesdays: a great green success story
8 March 2020
As a 5 Star Resource Smart school, our school has been hard at work growing and embedding its commitment to sustainability in the curriculum, on campus and in the community. During 2019 we established our kitchen garden program and spent time exploring the concept and importance of composting. Our students were highly engaged in the discussions and activities, so we were keen to work out a way to continue the good green work at home. Working with our wonderful parent sustainability te...
Youth and Schools Clean up Day
3 March 2020

Last Friday, the Preps to Yr 4s participated in Youth and Schools Clean up Day.

The Preps set off around the school yard to find leaves for the compost and to collect rubbish.

The 1/2s did an excellent job of cleaning up the neighborhood of Elwood and the 3/4s left the canal sparkling clean!

Thanks to all the parent volunteers for their help. The less rubbish on the streets helps to keep our environment healthy!

No Waste Wednesday 2020
4 February 2020
No Waste Wednesday' will be commencing this week again for families that are keen to compost their kitchen food waste but don't have a bin at home. Last year we diverted 1128kg of food waste from landfill and turned it into compost to feed the plants in our Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden! Looking forward to having as many families involved as possible again this year!

What our parents & students say

"I have been a part of the St Columba's community now for over 30 years. First as a pupil, then as a staff member at Before and After School Care, and now as a parent. My children are thriving here now just as I did."

Parent of Prep, Year 3 and Year 4 Students