Take part in our new innovative recycling program
13 December 2019
As part of our Sustainable School community, we invite you to join us in 2 innovative recycling programs:
Plastic-lid recycling program for prosthetic hands for children Bread-tag recycling program for wheelchairs We can do it in 3 easy steps! Place a dedicated container/s on your kitchen benchtop (or anywhere visible and easy-to-access) Place all coloured plastic lids (milk, juice, coke, cream) and plastic bread tags into the container/s. Once your container is full, b...
St Columba's successful with South East Water grants program!
14 November 2019
Our little school with the big heart has been successful in receiving $1,500 from South East Water to help support our Grow Together Garden Classroom - all thanks to the hard work of our wonderful Green Team.

In awarding the grant, South East Water said they strongly aligned with St Columba's commitment to embedding sustainable practices into our core curriculum and procedures. As strong believers in every drop of water counting, they were also excited to support the self-irrigation ...
No Waste Wednesdays a winner!
9 November 2019
An awesome effort to all the families participating in No Waste Wednesdays and to Anna, Susan and Laura for helping our school families and teachers reduce their organics waste one bucket at a time!

This week we collected 68.27kg of food scraps from 28 families.  This brings our total food waste diverted from landfill to almost 700kg in 3 months. We emptied our first bin of beautiful compost onto our gardens last week and can't wait to see our trees and plants flourish. 

Just ...
No Waste Wednesday Composting Warriors
8 November 2019
An awesome effort to all the families participating in 'No Waste Wednesday's' and to Anna, Susan and Laura for helping our school families and teachers reduce their organics waste one bucket at a time! This week we collected 68.27kg of food scraps from 28 families.  This brings our total food waste diverted from landfill to almost 700kg in 3 months. We emptied our first bin of beautiful compost onto our gardens last week and can't wait to see our trees and plants flouri...
Love Slurpees but feel bad about using single-use cups?
11 October 2019
"Well, worry no more!

Thanks to our Green Team mums, 7 Eleven in Elwood has come on board with our sustainable efforts and is encouraging students, families and the community to use their drink bottles to get slurpees. Depending on the size, the cost of a slurpee will range from $1-$3.

Tell your friends, families and neighbours how they can help Elwood to be rubbish free AND continue enjoying slurpees! "
South East Water Grant Success
14 September 2019
St Columba's was successful in receiving $1,500 to helpsupport a Grow Together Garden Classroom. South East Water strongly aligned with St Columba's commitment to embedding sustainable practices into its core curriculum and procedures. South East Water believes that every drop of water counts, and is excited to support the self-irrigation system for the parish's Grow Together Garden Classroom. South East Water also aligned with its cultural learning focus and respect for the Tradi...

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