Sunday, February 25 2018

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Author: Julie Cooper

Mathletics Success

Mathletics Success

Academic News, Primary
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The Annual Mathletics Challenge was run during November. The Westport Club, along with Mathletics, runs an annual challenge that many of the children are unaware of as they participate in Mathletics on a regular basis to complete homework and speed and accuracy games. This year we had ...
Year 5 Aussie Bush Camp

Year 5 Aussie Bush Camp

From the Students, Pastoral Care
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It was the morning everyone had been waiting for, finally the big day was HERE!!!! 7am the buses were locked and loaded as ‘Rayward’ airlines, the only airline that doesn’t fly, was about to take off from St Columba Anglican School. Students had smiles from one ear to the other, keen wit ...
The Green Waste Overhaul

The Green Waste Overhaul

News
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Article by Finn Vicars, Year 3. In the 2017 Year 3 Envirokidz program, we researched how much organic and inorganic waste we produced from our lunches we brought from home. We discovered that a good deal of it was compostable food waste that was going into the red bins. This prompt ...
Nine Lessons and Carols

Nine Lessons and Carols

News
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The Nine Lessons and Carols was held in the St Columba Anglican School Chapel on Friday night. It was a beautiful night of glorious music and readings and the Chapel was full. Da Camera, our wind and string ensemble, set the mood, playing in the Chapel atrium as the congregation arriv ...
French Club say Bon Appetit!

French Club say Bon Appetit!

Academic News, Secondary
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Bonjour! Students who attended French Club this year celebrated the end of the year with a gourmet French meal at Little Fish Cafe. Students had the opportunity to meet with French Chef, Steve, tried snails and enjoyed some delicious French dishes and desserts. Bon appétit!
Year 4 Great Aussie Bush Camp

Year 4 Great Aussie Bush Camp

From the Students, Pastoral Care
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On Monday of Week 5, Year 4 headed off to the Great Aussie Bush Camp for three days and two nights. Our students participated in a number of challenging activities. Everyone enjoyed the giant swing, conquering their fear of heights, rock climbing, the dual flying fox across the lake, a h ...
The Dawson Library: A Modern Learning Space

The Dawson Library: A Modern Learning Space

From the Principal
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Have you been inside the Dawson Library? When? If you have not been in there recently, you might be in for a bit of a surprise! In the past our library looked a bit like this picture - all books, shelves and few/no people! In many schools the library is a place of s ...
Open Boys Touch Football Gala Day

Open Boys Touch Football Gala Day

Football, Sport
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In perfect conditions at Nelson Bay last Friday, our Open Boys Touch players proved us all proud this year. The team produced some excellent Touch with spectacular drives and dives, with Manning Lawrie scoring a hat trick in the first game and some great winger tries also scored throu ...
Parenting Adolescents – Your Biggest Challenge Yet?

Parenting Adolescents – Your Biggest Challenge Yet?

Pastoral Care
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As part of our mission to provide a safe environment for our children where they can grow into well rounded flourishing adults, we have many Pastoral Programs which foster social and emotional skills as well as citizenship skills, including digital citizenship. This process is heavily de ...
Success is a Funny Thing

Success is a Funny Thing

From the Principal
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Success is a funny thing. Sometimes what looks like failure turns out to be success (in the long run). For several years I have had the opportunity to teach students a Higher School Certificate unit based on the film “Blade Runner” - one of my favourite all time movies. And I am looki ...