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Rock and Water Program

Rock and Water Program

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Year 2 students have enjoyed participating in the Rock and Water program over the past 3 weeks, with the girls being led by Mrs Kellie Hall and the boys by Mrs Haley Branch. This program focuses on teaching students strategies to stay in control, focused and calm. This program works ...
Year 2 Visits Cowarra Dam

Year 2 Visits Cowarra Dam

Primary
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As a culmination of Year 2’s science unit on water, we were lucky enough to enjoy a great day of learning at Cowarra Off Creek Storage Dam. Year 2 were curious questioners, engaged learners and at times fountains of knowledge as they brought the water cycle to life from its storage, ...
The Zones of Regulation

The Zones of Regulation

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This term we have introduced the Zones of Regulation to Stage 1. If you hear your child talk about what zone they are in, or “being in the blue/green/yellow/red zone” they are talking about how they are learning to self-regulate their emotions. Below is a brief explanation of what the Zo ...
Primary School Public Speaking Finals

Primary School Public Speaking Finals

Academic News, Primary
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The Primary School Public Speaking Finals were held in the Iona Theatre on Thursday 5th April. Students had a free choice of topics and these varied from animals, landmarks and locations to caring for the environment. The speeches were very informative  and our congratulations to all our ...
What is the value of a Class of the Week?

What is the value of a Class of the Week?

Pastoral Care, Primary
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Each fortnight our Primary staff award a Class of the Week Award to a Stage 1 and Primary class. A "mystery teacher" looks for the class that is being safe, responsible and respectful learners during the previous week. This includes behaviour in assembly, Chapel and classrooms. When chos ...
Chess Team Victorious

Chess Team Victorious

Academic News, Primary, Secondary
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This year has started well for the St Columba Anglican School chess teams, with students meeting regularly with Primary on Mondays at Long Break and Secondary at 8.00am on Tuesdays. Earlier this month we sent a team of 26 students from Primary and Secondary to the Day of Chess held at We ...
What We’ve Been Doing in Primary Japanese!

What We’ve Been Doing in Primary Japanese!

Academic News, Primary
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In primary school Japanese lessons we enjoy learning about a different culture and challenging students to create sentences and speak in Japanese. Year 6 have recorded themselves introducing each other in Japanese. They also learned to assess their peers and give feedback. Some studen ...
STEAMing into Action with an Easter Twist

STEAMing into Action with an Easter Twist

Academic News, Primary, STEAM
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Students from Primary School enjoyed a day of experimenting, designing, calculating, building and creating through a range of fun and sometimes challenging activities. Year 4 took part in a "STEM in a bag" task. In groups of six or seven, with a mix of children from each of the three ...