It is certainly a testament to the stamina, perseverance and resilience of our students and staff, that they endured the chilly and blustery conditions on Friday 8 September to complete this year’s Charity Run event. One-hour in the freezing conditions on Friday morning was enough for me, so I am in awe and admiration for the commitment shown by students and staff. Thank you to the community for the funds raised, which this year will go to St Bernard’s College Charity, Edmund Rice Foundation Australia.
Congratulations to our private dance students for the spectacular show, Wired in Wonderland, on Saturday night. Our creative and imaginative Miss Linda, took the story of Alice in Wonderland, and adapted it to a modern theme – the rabbit hole that is technology in our lives. A brilliant concept, artfully executed by our dancers. Thank you to the staff who supported throughout rehearsals and on the night, and to the back stage crew who enhance the performance through light, sound, and by keeping things on track. Congratulations especially to Miss Linda Henderson, for her commitment to the Dance Program at the College.
STEAM Learning at St Columba’s College
It’s been a huge couple of weeks for STEAM Learning at the College. Student presentations at the University of Melbourne, our own STEAM Expo, the selection of 5 group projects for the Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools STEAM Exhibition, and the unveiling of a great project that was part of a curriculum project for a STEAM elective. We love to see our students acquiring and applying new knowledge in the course of their learning.
Year 12 Students
We wish our Year 12 Students all the best as they enter into the last few weeks of their formal secondary education. For students sitting VCAA exams, the trial exams over the term break will provide essential exam practice, and the opportunity for teachers to provide ongoing feedback in response to exam questions.
The College Co-Captains and the Student Executive have been working with Ms Nakkita Egan, Head of Students, and Ms Brigitte McDonald, to shape up a memorable program to mark the last week of formal classes.
I take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and restful term break, and we look forward to welcoming you all back on Monday 2 October for the commencement of Term 4.