Our Climate Change Choir stars shine for the camera
10 June 2019
Three of our Climate Change Choir stars - Finn, Charli and Yoyo - put on a spectacular show on Thursday for the Port Phillip Leader Newspaper.

Look out for them in this week's Leader!

We've also had some exciting media interest following our announcement as School of the Year finalist in the 2019 ResourceSmart School Awards!

Ten of our Climate Change Choir stars will be performing at the 2019 ResourceSmart School Awards at the MCG on Thursday. We will also be taking part in a susta...
Celebrating World Environment Day
5 June 2019
On Wednesday 5 June, St Columba's celebrated and raised awareness of World Environment Day.

This year the theme for the day was Beat Air Pollution.

There are many contributors to pollution of our precious air and it's our job to reduce our impact on the environment to keep our air clean and safe.

We began our day by riding, scooting, walking or taking public transport to school, with nearly 100 students and teachers participating. 

Aiming to reduce our waste, we made our very...
St Columba's - School of the Year finalist in RSS School Awards!
27 May 2019
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 has ...
Eco Warrior Excursion Adventure
17 May 2019
The Grade 3/4 Eco Warriors recently went on a local excursion around our beautiful waterways here in Elwood. Specifically, they focussed on Elster Creek and how this could have looked before European settlement. The students were also joined by 'Captain Trash' who helped the students, along with Sharron, to understand how and why our suburb often experiences floods, and what we can do in the future to reduce this. ...
Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Makeover
16 May 2019
Thank you to the wonderful volunteers who assisted with planting our garden at the end of Term 1.   The garden beds are looking flush with growing veggies and herbs! The students cannot wait to get in there and harvest, plant, cok and tend to the garden. A special thanks goes out to Bunnings who kindly provided us with the plants for our veggie garden and the wonderful members of the Green Team who volunteered their time and efforts. ...
Keep Victoria Beautiful judge comes to St Columba's!
11 May 2019
On Thursday we rolled out the green carpet and welcomed the Keep Victoria Beautiful judge to assess our entry into the 2019 Sustainable Cities 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. Here's a snippet from the Award's application:

Operation STEAM Clean the Bay (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, Maths) aims to transform our landscape, curriculum and leadership p...

What our parents & students say

"St Columba's is known as the little school with the big heart and you notice that when you first arrive. Every teacher and every student knows your child by name. They offer bespoke learning experiences for children to enjoy while at school." 

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