NEWS & EVENTS

October is Walk to School Month!

The weather is warming and the days are getting longer, so what a great opportunity to walk, ride or scoot to school each day! Plus we get to do our bit for the planet. We began our celebrations during week 1 with a healthy Walk to School breakfast. It was […]

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Discovering math opportunities everywhere

Our year 5/6 students have been busy thinking about ways that we can see and recognise math in everyday situations. They used resources from around the school to test out some of their questions. Some of their questions include: What is the percentage of free throw shots I can make? […]

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Eco-warriors learn about mosquitoes in our environment

On Wednesday 19th October, the Year 3/4s had a special guest speaker named Peter Mee. He came in to talk to us about mosquitoes. Peter is a scientist that works for the state government where he researches mosquitoes. He talked about how they live, grow and how they impact people. […]

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Join us at the St Columba’s Festiv-eel

Next term our St Columba’s Green Team will be working with the Eco Warriors to host a special Festiv-eel on Friday 19th October at 6:30pm. This is a free event where we will be showcasing a DVD titled BayKeepers, created by the Eco Centre. This film aims to raise awareness […]

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Preps celebrate Book Week

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 […]

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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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