Parent Testimonials

Steven, dad of 1
Without a doubt, St.Columba’s sets the gold standard in school leadership and teaching staff - the teachers are truly amazing! Their dedication is evident in creating and nurturing an environment of kindness, responsibility and leadership, whilst imparting Catholic values across the curriculum.

Fiona, mum of 3
Having had 3 children attend the primary years at St Columba's I can say that the staff provide an individual and nurturing environment for each student and all have a passion for each student to reach their full potential academically, emotionally, psychologically and physically. The broad range of opportunities offered extend each student in so many ways. As a family we have been privileged to be part of a wonderful community that still exists today even though my children are now at the end of their senior years. St Columba's gave my children the best start and the best opportunity to achieve the optimal outcome for each of them. I highly recommend St Columba's for so may reasons and Daniela has an exceptional innovative and creative vision for the ongoing excellence in every aspect.

Regina, mum of 3
All of our children attended this school. The attention to the wellbeing and education to the 'whole child' is exceptional. Recent feedback from a teacher at their secondary school ... 'we can tell the students who have come from St Columba's, they are kind and care for others'. The Principal and staff teach with passion and creativity. This is an exemplary school.

Carla, mum of 2
An exceptional little school that provides academic excellence through contemporary, innovative and personalised learning. A welcoming and nurturing community that allows children and families to develop strong relationships and form long lasting friendships. This 5 star environmentally sustainable school is shaping the leaders of our future generation!

Elly, mum of 2
What a beautiful, warm and nurturing school. I have one child there and another starting next year. There are small student to teacher ratios, modern classrooms and amazing teachers, principal and parish leadership teams. My child has flourished, while taking on a realistic view of the world and how she can do her part to contribute in a positive way. Plus, the parents are all so supportive and welcoming.

Saskia, mum of 2
We moved from Europe to Melbourne and were planning to send our girl to a public school. That was until we visited Sr Columba's. It is small and the teacher-student ratio is amazing. Having to learn a new language, attention was important to us. What held us back at first, was that it's a Catholic school and we are not. We spoke with the principal about it and she explained that the religious aspect is about caring for yourself as well as for others. They teach the children to approach the world in a humane manner and with an open mind. For us, the Catholic aspect is an added value. 

What our parents & students say

"St Columba's offers so much more than just an excellent education program. When you enrol your child at St Columba's you join the vibrant supportive community. We couldn't be happier at St Columba's."

Parent of Year 2 and 3 Students
 

We respectfully acknowledge the Boon Wurrung  people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which we learn and play.
We 
pay respect to ongoing living cultures of First Peoples, their ancestors and their Elders; past, present and emerging.

 

St Columba's Primary | 24 Glen Huntly Rd | Elwood 3184, VIC | 03 9531 6560 | office@scelwood.catholic.edu.au