Green Team

4 stars for St Columba’s!

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. […]

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Our bird garden is starting to take shape!

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Taking “3 for the sea”

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 […]

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Years 5 & 6 busy STEAM cleaning the Bay

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 […]

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Have you seen our new rain garden?

This week the Eco Warriors worked under the guidance of our fabulous parent Green Team to finish our new rain garden at the entrance of the school. The planting design and the working bee were generously organised by Karen Said (Kett) and her sister Sue (aka the Property Style Counsel […]

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STEAM cleaning the bay

Last year St Columba’s was thrilled to be awarded a grant from the Port Phillip Bay Fund. Our grant application – Operation STEAM Clean the Bay (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, Maths) – was developed through the hard work and dedication of our Green Team parents and April Seymore at the […]

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St Columba’s students gear up for National Ride2School Day

St Columba’s Primary students are pumping up their tyres and polishing their helmets in preparation for National Ride2School Day, being held on Friday 23 March. The Day is part of a nationwide program that enables students to get physically active on their journey to school. “Students who ride or walk to […]

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