DONATE HERE Hi St.Columba’s parents, I am Dad to Benny in Prep. Being the parent of a severely autistic child has meant it has been a challenge to get approval to send Benny to a mainstream school – something that is vital to the development and sense of inclusion of […]
Project Compassion is Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal. Millions of Australians come together in solidarity with the world’s poor to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. Here is our school link if you would like to donate: https://lent.caritas.org.au/stcolumbasprimaryschool. Thank you for your support.
In Prep we celebrated Book Week: Find Your Treasure. This was a wonderful time for us to explore books and foster a love of reading across the whole school. Research suggests that learning to read is one of the most important factors in school success and that an early exposure […]
Our Preps had a ball working cooperatively during Partner Yoga. They worked together as a team to get into tricky poses and keep their balance. They have also been investigating money by shopping in our classroom shop. Students bought items and used our play money to take them through the […]
The Student Wellbeing Leadership Group has started their very own podcast. For the kids of St Columba’s by the kids of St Columba’s. kidscast.podbean.com
This term our school is focusing on relationships and supporting each other. This is a particularly important aspect of social and emotional development as children learn how to get along with one another. Children need to be taught these skills so that they are able to handle the ups and […]
As part of our wellbeing program at St Columba’s we like to finish term 3 with our annual Footy and Pie day. We celebrate all codes and our Year 6 leaders organise and facilitate football related games suitable for all levels to participate in.
[Thanks to Parentshop for allowing us to publish this article] When we teach our courses on young people and technology, I refer to the internet as an “invited guest, not an assumed resident”. This ultimately means that we may not be able to control what happens “out there” on the […]
Our very excited preps (and parents) came back to school one night last week wearing very fancy PJ’s and cuddling very much loved teddies! Parents found out about the many different ways that we can pray in the prep room. Families worked together to create their very own prayer mat […]
What’s happening in Wellbeing around our school? We began term 2 with Wellbeing Week and a big, school wide focus on Bouncing Back and Fairness. Some of the important messages that children will be learning about this term are included in the BOUNCEBACK acronym: Bad times don’t last, things always […]