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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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St Columba's eSmart Journey

Posted on 17 March 2021
St Columba's eSmart Journey
A team approach leads to great outcomes for all A few years ago, we recognised the importance of making cyber safety a priority in our school not just for our students but for our staff and parents. St Columba's has been a registered eSmart School since 2019 with the Alannah & Madeline Foundation.  eSmart provides schools with management tools to deal with bullying and cyber issues and incidents so that students feel safer and more supported at school. Our eSmart succe...
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"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." 

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