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4 stars for St Columba's!

Posted on 23 August 2018
A big CONGRATULATIONS to St Columba's for achieving their 4th Star this week!

This great milestone acknowledges that we are a Sustaining school in relation to our waste management and resource use. Together, we have completed the 5 required modules and so now we continue to revise and update them. Here's a quick snapshot; we've saved: $13,110.62 since 01 Dec 2012 $82.43 per student The Eco Warriors and the Environment Team have played a great part in helping us ...
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Our bird garden is starting to take shape!

Posted on 16 August 2018
On Wednesday 8 August we were back in the garden again with our Eco Warriors putting their green thumbs to work planting our new bird garden (located outside the front of the school).

Locally indigenous tubestock with Boon Wurrung significance was planted to develop a supporting habitat for our local bird species.

The project is being supported by Landcare Australia, Momentum Energy's Powerful Youth Projects initiative and the Victorian Government's Port Phillip Bay Fund.

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St Columba's greenies in the news!

Posted on 13 August 2018
St Columba's greenies in the news!
Thomas Carrick and Audrey Browne starred on page 2 of the Leader Newspaper last week for our impressive National Tree Day planting efforts!

Our final planting count was over 1,000 trees!

The day was supported by CoastCare Victoria as part of our initiative: St Columba's Caring for our Coast, as well as the Victorian Government's Port Phillip Bay Fund and CityWide.

A big thanks again to everyone involved.
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1,000 plants for the planet

Posted on 3 August 2018
1,000 plants for the planet
On Friday our Years 3-6 students ventured out into the stunning sunshine and down to Elwood foreshore to take part in Schools National Tree Day.

The students were guided by April and Karen from the Port Phillip Eco Centre together with Damien and members of the CityWide team as they got to work planting locally indigenous tubestock.

The aim was to plant 250 trees to encourage and support Point Ormond bird species. By the end of the session we had planted an impressive 1,000 trees!

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Taking 3 for the sea

Posted on 5 July 2018
On Friday 29 June we celebrated Walk to School Day, walking or travelling to school in a safe and sustainable way.

On our trip to school we also did our bit for the Bay by collecting ""3 for the sea"" - picking up three (or more!) pieces of rubbish and stopping them from making their way into Port Phillip Bay or our canal.

The activity was part of our Operation STEAM Clean the Bay (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, Maths) â" a 3 year program generously funded ...
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Years 5 & 6 busy STEAM cleaning the Bay

Posted on 30 May 2018
Since mid-Term One, the Year 5/6 students have been involved in the STEAM clean the Bay program run by the Port Phillip Eco-Centre and delivered thanks to a generous grant from the Port Phillip Bay Fund.

As the title suggests, the focus of this program is engaging the students in a study that involves Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.

The sessions are aimed at developing the students understanding of our local marine life and the threats to their survival.

As a part of...
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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

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 |