Worms, wowing and winners!
13 September 2019
From our Year 6 Sustainability Leaders...

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 ...
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...

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." 

Parent of Year 4 Student