Eco Warriors now social media stars!
1 August 2019
Five of our fabulous eco warriors have been featured on the City of Port Phillip Facebook page - with 98 likes, 5 shares and counting!

The post said:

"These EcoWarriors from St Columba's Primary School in Elwood have been taking action to improve the health of Port Phillip Bay.

They have planted over 1,000 trees, counted nurdles and shells, welcomed short finned eels as they migrated into the local freshwater canal and have worked with their parent Green Team to design and create ...
MP applause for our excellent eco efforts
15 July 2019
St Columba's eco achievements were applauded last month by our state and federal local members.

According to Hansard (Wednesday 19 June), the Member for Brighton, James Newbury MP, very kindly said in Parliament: 

St Columba's Catholic Primary School is a special school in my community. The school, ably led by Daniella Maddalena, was a finalist in the ResourceSmart School of the Year Awards. In 2018 the local foreshore became the classroom for students as they transformed their...
A busy year for the Bay!
1 July 2019
At the end of the financial year, we submitted our report for the second year of funding for the Port Phillip Bay Fund Operation STEAM Clean the Bay (Science, tech, Engineering, Arts, Maths).

A quick snapshot of our incredibly busy 12 months: We achieved 5 stunning stars! We completed our Kids Teaching Kids conference Climate Change Choir is up and singing and the talk of the town Our rain garden is doing incredibly well We completed our informative expert in residence p...
St Columba's Taking 3 for the Sea
30 June 2019

We celebrated the last day of term by taking ""three for the sea""!

Every child was encouraged to collect 3 pieces of rubbish on their way to school and place them in the designated bins when they arrived at the gate.

And what a haul we got! 

On behalf of Port Phillip Bay, thank you to all of the students, brothers, sisters and parents that took part.

St Columba's announced a Keep Victoria Beautiful Sustainable Cities 2019 Community Awards Finalist!
22 June 2019
Exciting news! St Columba's has been announced as a finalist in the Keep Victoria Beautiful Sustainable Cities 2019 Community Awards!

We entered the Awards last term for our exciting STEAM Clean the Bay Project, a project generously funded with the support of a Victorian Government grant.

In May, the judge visited our school, received a presentation of our work and then went on a tour of the school meeting Ben and Heidi, two of our 3/4 Eco Warriors, on the way!

The Awards are be...
STEAM Powered Warriors in the Divercity Magazine
18 June 2019

The 3/4 Eco Warriors have been working hard alongside the Port Phillip Eco Centre to learn all about the bay and how to improve its health. Divercity magazine showcased our students in their latest issue. Read the article for more information!

St Columba's Eco Warriors

What our parents & students say

"One of the many aspects I love about our school is that the teachers really know my children. Not just by name but them as an individual, any learning difficulties they may be having and their individual learning."

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