NEWS & EVENTS

Eco Warriors – Tomorrow’s Leaders for Sustainability

By Mikaela and Angelina, Year 3/4 This term the year 3/4 classes have been looking at energy saving. We’ve learnt how to save energy when not using it. We get energy from underground which is called ‘non-renewable’ energy like coal. I learnt that we will eventually run out of coal […]

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Touring our beautiful school

By Alessia and Maya On Thursday 23rd April 2016 a judge from ‘Keep Australia Beautiful’ came to our school. We took him on a tour around our building and playground and showed him different sustainable projects that we have been working on. Before we started the tour we showed him […]

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PJ’s & Teddy Bears

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 […]

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Wellbeing News

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 […]

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Mother’s Day Breakfast

Mother’s Day breakfast will be celebrated on Friday 6th May in the Parish Hall starting at 8.00am and breakfast will be available until 8.45am.  The breakfast will be followed by a Mother’s Day liturgy in the school hall.  All mother’s, grandmother’s, aunts and special person’s are warmly invited to join us. We […]

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The judge is coming!

St Columba’s Primary School in Elwood will be under the beauty spotlight on Thursday 21 April as Keep Victoria Beautiful’s (KVB) judge pays a visit to review the school’s impressive sustainability efforts as part of its entry in the KVB Sustainable Cities Awards 2016. The Elwood village school has entered […]

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St Columba’s New Star

You may have noticed the new addition to our school gate – a shiny star! No we’re not getting in early with our Christmas decorating – St Columba’s received it from ResourceSmart Schools in recognition of our progress on our school’s sustainability journey! ResourceSmart Schools is a Victorian Government initiative that […]

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Loving our streets!

By Nicole and Kaitlyn On Saturday 20th February some families from St Columba’s participated in Love Our Street 3184. Love Our Street is an initiative to help keep our streets clean and tidy. We picked up rubbish and filled 25 bags of litter. It is amazing how much people litter. […]

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is the longest and most important traditional festival in the Chinese calendar. It is also known as the “Spring Festival”, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. To celebrate Chinese New Year, there will be a special assembly held in the school hall on Wednesday 2nd […]

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Swimming Carnival

Congratulations to our fantastic swimming team on a wonderful effort at the swimming carnival on Tuesday 23rd February. St Columba’s came 2nd in the school percentage category and 4th overall. We were up against 11 other schools. Thank you to all of our children for being such great representatives for […]

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