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Keep Victoria Beautiful judge comes to St Columba's!

Posted on 11 May 2019
Keep Victoria Beautiful judge comes to St Columba's!
On Thursday we rolled out the green carpet and welcomed the Keep Victoria Beautiful judge to assess our entry into the 2019 Sustainable Cities 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. Here's a snippet from the Award's application:

Operation STEAM Clean the Bay (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, Maths) aims to transform our landscape, curriculum and leadership p...
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Eco Warriors and Sustainability Leaders out and about in Elwood

Posted on 10 May 2019
Eco Warriors and Sustainability Leaders out and about in Elwood
Lady Forster Kinder Visit

St Columba's Year 6 Sustainability Team recently visited the wonderful local Lady Forster Kindergarten on Elwood Beach. They took the kinder children on a nature walk and played games with the students. Here is a reflection from one student...

"The Sustainability team went on an excursion to a kindergarten near Point Ormond. We went with Mrs Bradley and the place was called, The Lady Forster Kindergarten. When we got there, we met all of the kids in the ki...
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Our kitchen garden spouts to life!

Posted on 8 April 2019
On Friday, the lovely Lauren from Port Melbourne Bunnings joined a bunch of our fabulous Green Team parents to sow the first seeds for our kitchen garden.

Our idea is to create and grow a vibrant kitchen garden to promote food education, nude food, an active healthier community, and a sustainable healthy planet.

As a 5-star ResourceSmart school, St Columba's Primary School is passionate about sustainability and creating environmental education opportunities for our students. Food educat...
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St Columba's shares its 5 star success story at Steps 2 Sustainability

Posted on 1 April 2019
St Columba's shares its 5 star success story at Steps 2 Sustainability
On Friday 29 March, our 3/4 teacher and sustainability leader, Chantel Munoz, and Green Team parent, Samantha Smith,  headed to the zoo and presented on our STEAM Clean the Bay project at the Steps 2 Sustainability Conference.

They were joined by over 200 teachers, environmental educators and local government officers who were on a mission to discover how to connect students to life on land and below water - including local waterways and Port Phillip Bay. 

Chantel and Sam shared ou...
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St Columba's a shining 5 star example of sustainability

Posted on 23 February 2019
In October 2018, St Columba's was reviewed by a representative from Sustainability Victoria and awarded its fifth star for Sustainability Certification. This means that our school is now a 5 Star ResourceSmart School and has met all the requirements of the Leadership Star Level.

Philip Dalidakis MP noted in his letter: Becoming a 5 Star school recognises your commitment to creating and embedding sustainable practices, infrastructure, integrated learning and taking action on climate c...
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Taking 3 for the sea on our ride to school

Posted on 23 February 2019
Last Friday was Ride to School Day.

St Columba's families celebrated by leaving the car at home and riding or walking to school. 

On the way they did their bit for the sea by picking up at least 3 pieces of rubbish.

It was great to see so many children riding/walking and arriving with hands full of collected litter! 

Everyone was rewarded with a delicious breakfast, including yoghurt served in edible cups to reduce waste and water use!...
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"St Columba's offers so much more than just an excellent education program. When you enrol your child at St Columba's you join the vibrant supportive community. We couldn't be happier at St Columba's."

Parent of Year 2 and 3 Students
 

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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