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MP applause for our excellent eco efforts

Posted on 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...
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A busy year for the Bay!

Posted on 1 July 2019
At the end of the financial year, we submitted our report for the second year of funding for the Port Phillip Bay Fund Operation STEAM Clean the Bay (Science, tech, Engineering, Arts, Maths).

A quick snapshot of our incredibly busy 12 months: We achieved 5 stunning stars! We completed our Kids Teaching Kids conference Climate Change Choir is up and singing and the talk of the town Our rain garden is doing incredibly well We completed our informative expert in residence p...
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St Columba's Taking 3 for the Sea

Posted on 30 June 2019
St Columba's Taking 3 for the Sea

We celebrated the last day of term by taking ""three for the sea""!

Every child was encouraged to collect 3 pieces of rubbish on their way to school and place them in the designated bins when they arrived at the gate.

And what a haul we got! 

On behalf of Port Phillip Bay, thank you to all of the students, brothers, sisters and parents that took part.

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St Columba's announced a Keep Victoria Beautiful Sustainable Cities 2019 Community Awards Finalist!

Posted on 22 June 2019
St Columba's announced a Keep Victoria Beautiful Sustainable Cities 2019 Community Awards Finalist!
Exciting news! St Columba's has been announced as a finalist in the Keep Victoria Beautiful Sustainable Cities 2019 Community 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.

In May, the judge visited our school, received a presentation of our work and then went on a tour of the school meeting Ben and Heidi, two of our 3/4 Eco Warriors, on the way!

The Awards are be...
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STEAM Powered Warriors in the Divercity Magazine

Posted on 18 June 2019
STEAM Powered Warriors in the Divercity Magazine

The 3/4 Eco Warriors have been working hard alongside the Port Phillip Eco Centre to learn all about the bay and how to improve its health. Divercity magazine showcased our students in their latest issue. Read the article for more information!

St Columba's Eco Warriors

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St Columba's shines at Resource Smart School Awards

Posted on 13 June 2019
St Columba's shines at Resource Smart School Awards
Ten members of our Climate Change Choir and three sustainability leaders from our school traveled to the MCG on Thursday to represent St Columba's at the Resource Smart School Awards.

St Columba's was a finalist in the top awards - the Resource Smart School of the Year - and, although we didn't take home the award on the day, it was an amazing achievement for our small school!

Prior to the awards being announced, our Climate Change Choir and Chris were the official Awards entert...
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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. We pay respect to ongoing living cultures of First Peoples, their ancestors and their Elders; past, present and emerging.

 

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