Friday, September 22 2017

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Author: Julie Cooper

Passing the Baton…

Passing the Baton…

From the Principal
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As a new school, we have limited experience in handing over significant responsibilities to a replacement. 2017 sees some significant changes within the school leadership. Earlier this year we commenced farewelling our Foundation Chaplain, Rev. Duncan McArthur. Staff, friends and ...
AICES Athletics 2017

AICES Athletics 2017

Athletics, Sport
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Recently 15 St Columba students attended the AICES (Association of Independent Co-Educational Schools) Athletics Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre. Most of the student group took advantage of the team travel option forming new, and strengthening existing, frien ...
Year 12 Chemistry Excursion

Year 12 Chemistry Excursion

Academic News, Secondary
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Our Year 12 Chemistry students recently attended an excursion to the Environmental Laboratory at Charles Sturt University and the reclaimed water treatment plant as part of their Chemical Monitoring and Management Unit.
Year 7 and 8 Fathers Day Breakfast

Year 7 and 8 Fathers Day Breakfast

Pastoral Care
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This morning our Year 7 and 8 boys and their fathers attended a Fathers' Day Breakfast in the School's Trade Training Centre. Staff cooked a delicious breakfast for our guests, and they were treated to some rousing songs from Man Shed, our non-auditioned ensemble dedicated to the art ...
Football and Netball Gala Day

Football and Netball Gala Day

Football, Netball, Sport
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Earlier this week our Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 Football and Netball teams travelled to Newcastle for the Hunter Region Independent Schools (HRIS) Football and Netball Gala Day. Congratulations to our Year 5/6 Netball team, who won their Division 1 championship. Our 5/6 Football team also ...
Bringing History to Life

Bringing History to Life

Academic News, Secondary
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This week Year 10 History students were honoured to have local Vietnam veterans speak to them about their involvement in the war. Peter Page and Roger Mika were interviewed by students as part of their assessment task, to create a documentary on an area of Australia’s involvement in the ...
Literacy and Numeracy Week

Literacy and Numeracy Week

Academic News, Primary
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This week we are celebrating Literacy and Numeracy Week in the Library with activities and puzzles every day, and a display of books with a mathematics theme, supported by Mrs Sarah Jones, our Numeracy and Literacy Specialist Teacher, and Mrs Meridith Ebbs, our Primary STEM teacher. M ...
Wellness Week at SCAS

Wellness Week at SCAS

Pastoral Care
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This week at SCAS we celebrated Wellness Week. The week started with Mindfulness Monday, where staff and students were asked to “Take Notice”. This included being grateful and thankful, saying positive things to themselves and to others, and showing love and compassion. Next we ha ...
HSC Drama Preview

HSC Drama Preview

Drama, Performing Arts
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Our amazing Year 12 Drama students presented their HSC Drama pieces last week at a special Drama Preview “Best Feet Forward”. There were some stunning performances over the course of the evening, and we wish our 2017 Drama students all the very best for their HSC. Congratulations also ...
Early Learning: When It’s Done Right, The Benefits Last

Early Learning: When It’s Done Right, The Benefits Last

From the Principal
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When we were building Columba Cottage Early Learning Centre there were questions about why a school would spend so much time, effort and money on something that was often considered not a school’s “core business”. Well, take a bow, those visionaries who supported this idea and bro ...