Sustainable Schools Festival
11 September 2019
Worms wonderful Worms!! Last Thursday the Year 6 Sustainability Leaders presented their amazing worm game at the Sustainable Schools Festival at St Kilda Town Hall. Their worm game called, Wormopoly was a big hit with the other schools and they loved learning about the importance of having worms in your garden. The day was fun filled and after they presented they got to experience many other groups presentations. The Climate Change Choir wowed the crowd with their Port Phillip Bay song and ...
Our blooming biodiversity
9 September 2019
Have you seen our beautiful biodiversity garden lately? A bunch of wonderful green team parents and volunteers have been busy installing signage, insect hotels and upgraded poles to further tempt our native birds.

The garden is located outside the front of the school, and the aim of the space is to to develop a supporting habitat for our local bird species. Did you know: Over one third of Victoria's bird species, as well as Australian and international migratory birds, visit o...
No Waste Wednesday's kicks off!
7 August 2019
No Waste Wednesday began with a total of 7 families and 1 teacher involved in our very first collection. We collected a total of 7.78kg of food scraps!  A great effort for our first ever collection!  We had loads of positive feedback from parents who thought it was a great idea and lots of enthusiastic children. We are hoping to have more families and community members on board each week :) ...
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...

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."

Parent of Year 4 Student

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


St Columba's Primary | 24 Glen Huntly Rd | Elwood 3184, VIC | 03 9531 6560 |