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Columba College Newsletter - Friday 2 September 2022


Columba Senior B with Coach Harriett Cuttance and Manager Kylie Cashmore

Netball Round Up 2022

by Mrs G Beardmore

Columba College is extremely proud of the progress and development seen across all Netball teams this season, and results achieved by a number of our representative teams suggest the Netball programme is going from strength to strength!

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National Poetry Week - Haiku Challenge

National Poetry Week Haiku Competition

by Mr J Hayden

When our librarian Dr. George devised a school-wide Haiku competition for National Poetry Week, she barely reckoned with the breadth of creativity among Columba ākonga.

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Winning Year 10 O'Mathlon team:

O'Mathlon 2022 Results

by Mr Potter

Columba College performed incredibly well in the O'Mathlon Competition for 2022 - held on Thursday 25th of August.

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Pearl Harris' artwork

Congratulations on Winning Art for Conservation

by Ms J Lach

Y10 student Pearl Harris' red-billed gull art will be seen throughout Dunedin soon.

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Silver Medals for these Superstars!

Football First XI Fantastic during winter sports week

by Mrs G Beardmore

The Columba College First XI Football team played in the NZSS Girls Football Lotto Sportswear Tournament this week in Dunedin, and the team was absolutely brilliant across the four days of competition.

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Caitlin Deans and Poppy Henderson at New Zealand Short Course Championships 2022

New Zealand Short Course Swimming Championships

by Administration

Well done to Emma Morton and Poppy Henderson who had a great week of swimming at the NZ National Short Course Championships in Auckland last week. Also congratulations to old girl, Caitlin Deans, for being selected to represent New Zealand at the FINA World Short Course Championships in December this year.

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Beautiful sunrise

Life in New Zealand

by Ms L Stirling

An update on how our new International students are settling in

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Delilah Brown, Ariana Smith, Zuzanna Kochan and Ellie Cameron

Pinhole Photography

by Mr B Duckett

Mr Duckett’s Year 9 class have recently completed the ‘Light and Waves’ unit of the Year 9 Science course.

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Attendance Reminder

by Administration

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2022 ARTS Blues Applications due!

by Mrs E Harris

Due date: 9 am Monday the 5th of September

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Uma Reid, Emily Roy, Isabella Oakley, Jessica Mundy, Sophie Canton, Nanni Ge and Alyssa Duthie.

Debating Success

by Mrs S Graves

The Columba College Junior Debating team has won the Dunedin Schools Junior Debating Competition

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Internal Scholarships 2022

by Administration

Scholarship applications are now open.

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Goddess Muscle

Vox Populi

by Mr J Hayden

Welcome to Vox Populi, where Columba College ākonga cast a critical eye over pop culture happenings. This week, we welcome our very own #girlboss Nora Paicu (Year 12) who explores Karlo Mila’s powerful poetry anthology, Goddess Muscle.

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Linda Zhang, Eri Lovegrove, Anise Maclean, Juliette McDonald, Hannah O'Neill. Absent Jasmine Lobo-Linwood.

Artists of the Week

by Ms T Andrew

Years 12 and 13 painting students exhibited their work at the Otago School of Art alongside other high school students in Dunedin/Otepoti.

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Traveller's Programme

Travellers Programme

by Ms M Milne

The Travellers Programme is now in full swing at Columba!

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Junior School poets who should know it!

by Dr A George

Here's another peak at some amazing technique during poetry week (hint: it's more fine than mine).

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Trophy Request

by Administration

It is time to return all cups and trophies.

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