St Columba's gets a big green tick for steam cleaning our bay
28 May 2021
St Columba's recently received the big green tick of approval for completing its successful Operation STEAM Clean the Bay three-year project and associated reporting.

The school won over $75,000 in grant funding back in 2017 for our detailed grant application - developed through the hard work and dedication of our Green Team parents and the Port Phillip Eco Centre.

In line with the Fund's focus, the project went about successfully transforming our landscape, curriculum and lea...
Ride2School Day & International Day of Happiness
26 March 2021
On Friday 19th March, our school participated in Ride2School Day and International Day of Happiness. We had nearly every Year Prep-4 ride, scoot, skate, walk or take public transport to school! What a huge effort! The students were treated to a delicious healthy breakfast as they arrived.

Students wore bright coloured clothing to celebrate International Day of Happiness and loved listening to fun and uplifting music during the day. It was great to come together as a whole school to enjoy...
Nature Play Space Planting
26 March 2021
On Wednesday 24th March, the Year 5/6's battled rain, hail and shine to help plant out our Nature Play Space. We planted approximately 130 plants, including some amazing species of plants. We will use our nature play space beginning next term to learn about native plants and the importance of having these in our school for our local wildlife. The 3/4's will soon be writing up information on all the different types of plants we planted and why they have been important to plant in our sch...
St Columba's eSmart Journey
17 March 2021
A team approach leads to great outcomes for all A few years ago, we recognised the importance of making cyber safety a priority in our school not just for our students but for our staff and parents. St Columba's has been a registered eSmart School since 2019 with the Alannah & Madeline Foundation.  eSmart provides schools with management tools to deal with bullying and cyber issues and incidents so that students feel safer and more supported at school. Our eSmart succe...
Youth and Schools Clean Up Day 2021
26 February 2021
On Friday the 26th February, all students participated in Youth and Schools Clean Up Day. Every class took to the streets of Elwood to collect rubbish. Students collected from the beach, near the canal, around the block, our school yard and down by the Ormond Rd shops! We collected around 10 full bags of rubbish. It was great to do our part and help reduce the litter in our community.  A Clean Up Day is another great opportunity to inspire our students to learn about the impact of rubb...
MarketFresh Incursion
26 February 2021
The Prep to 2s had so much fun participating in a MarketFresh Incursion on Friday 26th February. They learnt all about where fruit and where vegetables come from, how these are harvested and transported and how they eventually get to supermarkets and markets to be sold. They tasted fresh vegetables and fruit and got to take home a fun activity booklet with healthy recipes and games to use at home. It was a fun afternoon. Facts about The MarketFresh Schools: The MarketFresh Schools Progr...

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