Saturday, September 23 2017

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Tag: Education

Judging by Appearance

Judging by Appearance

From the Principal
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Judging a school by its appearance? Is that smart? SCAS looks good - I mean physically good. The new Iona Performing Arts Centre, the Columba Cottage Early Learning Centre, the gardens, the classrooms, the grounds, the Iona Sports Centre, the Library etc. all look good (actually very, ...
Early Learning: When It’s Done Right, The Benefits Last

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

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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 ...
UNSW Indigenous Winter School

UNSW Indigenous Winter School

Academic News, Secondary
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Last week I was grateful to be able to attend the Nurra Gili Winter School at the University of NSW. Applications for the program were received from over 300 Aboriginal students from Years 10 to 12 from all over Australia, with only 111 successful applicants. My experience at the Wint ...
Graduates

Graduates

From the Principal
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At SCAS we provide the “world of opportunities” that allows each of our students to find success in a realm that responds to their talents, interests and aspirations. We are not simply an “academic school” or a “performing arts school” or a “sporting school” - we are all of these things ...
Cameron is passionate about early education

Cameron is passionate about early education

Alumni
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Cameron Jones graduated from St Columba in 2010, and has been working at our Early Learning Centre,  Columba Cottage, since he was given the opportunity to take on a traineeship at the Centre in 2011. In Cam's words, “In my later schooling years my passion for sport saw me spend time ...
How do you know if you have been educated?

How do you know if you have been educated?

From the Principal
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Some answers might be: I can read and write → Literate and numerate I passed my exams → Able to show what I know/have learnt I went to University/TAFE/Got a Trade Certificate → I know how to learn That was in a world where an education looked like this: That was the ...
Water Fun Day

Water Fun Day

Primary
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Our Year 1 and 2's had a visit from Lifesaver James as part of our Water Fun Day. James talked about all aspects of beach and water safety. We learnt what all the signs meant and what the various flags are for. If we get caught in a rip, we must remember not to fight it, remain calm a ...