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Elster Creek Wildlife Walk

Posted on 30 June 2021
Elster Creek Wildlife Walk
St Columba's Primary School and the EcoCentre have collaborated to create the attached guided walk from Elsternwick Park to the bay along the Elster Creek and Canal path.  The walk is a fun, family-friendly activity to share over the school holidays. The walk introduces walkers to the natural history of the area and identifies some of the special fauna species that live within it, with a particular focus on species that use trees as a habitat.

In 2019 St Columba's was fortun...
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St Columba's awarded a 2021 Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant

Posted on 16 June 2021
St Columba's awarded a 2021 Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant
St Columba's has been buzzing with excitement after being notified that we've been awarded a 2021 Woolworths Junior Landcare Grant for our project: Pollen, plants and paintbrushes.

The aim of our project is to establish garden beds next to our art room enhancing our native habitat, supporting native insects (including native bees), providing interesting flora and fauna subjects for art projects and delivering environmental educational opportunities for our students.

The s...
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St Columba's gets a big green tick for steam cleaning our bay

Posted on 28 May 2021
St Columba's gets a big green tick for steam cleaning our bay
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...
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Ride2School Day & International Day of Happiness

Posted on 26 March 2021
Ride2School Day & International Day of Happiness
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...
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Nature Play Space Planting

Posted on 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 s...
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