NEWS & EVENTS

Two green thumbs from TWISK!

Our fabulous Steph and the wonderful Green Team have once again starred in the press this week. This Week in St Kilda included news of the awards in their weekly newsletter, giving the wins “two massive green thumbs up”! A big thanks for the support to the team at TWISK. […]

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Steph chats to Southern FM!

Our wonderful Steph Young was recently interviewed on 88.3 Southern FM after winning Teacher of the Year (Primary) Award in the 2020 ResourceSmart School Awards. She chatted to Southern FM newsman, Colin Tyrus, about the award and our fabulous Green Team parents who took out the School Community Volunteer of the Year title. […]

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St Columba’s – finalists for 2 RSS School Awards!

Drum roll… St Columba’s has been nominated for not one but two categories at this year’s 2020 ResourceSmart School Awards – Victoria’s largest sustainability awards program for schools. Our fabulous Steph Young has been nominated for Teacher of the Year (Primary) and our wonderful Green Team has been nominated as […]

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No Waste Wednesdays: a great green success story

As a 5 Star Resource Smart school, our school has been hard at work growing and embedding its commitment to sustainability in the curriculum, on campus and in the community. During 2019 we established our kitchen garden program and spent time exploring the concept and importance of composting. Our students […]

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Youth and Schools Clean up Day

Last Friday, the Preps to Yr 4s participated in Youth and Schools Clean up Day. The Preps set off around the school yard to find leaves for the compost and to collect rubbish. The 1/2s did an excellent job of cleaning up the neighborhood of Elwood and the 3/4s left […]

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Ride-a-thon raises $6,500 for our school!

Our third annual Ride-A-Thon was another stunning success, raising over $6,500 for our school. The fabulous Regina Hooper and her team of hard-working volunteers ran the day like a well-oiled machine while the students got out and enjoyed a spin in the sunshine. Thank you to all of the parents, […]

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Take part in our new innovative recycling program

As part of our Sustainable School community, we invite you to join us in 2 innovative recycling programs: 1. Plastic-lid recycling program for prosthetic hands for children: https://envision.org.au/envision-hands/ 2. Bread-tag recycling program for wheelchairs: https://www.breadtagsforwheelchairs.co.za/ We can do it in 3 easy steps! 1. Place a dedicated container/s on your […]

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2019 Christmas carols and picnic

What a wonderful evening – and a wonderful way to celebrate the end of the year. The children all sang their hearts out and it was Christmas cheer all round…