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Columba College Weekly Newsletter 22 March 2019


Kids' Lit Quiz Winners

Kids’ Lit Quiz Success

by Mrs Walker

The Intermediate Department entered two teams for the Kids’ Lit Quiz last week held at DNI Intermediate School for the Otago region. The team consisting of Clara Ballantyne, Natalie McDonald, Tessa Smith (all Y8) and Alyssa Duthie (Y7) won the competition ahead of 18 other teams.

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by Mrs Duthie

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Columba College Board of Trustee Election Information Evening

by Administration

Wednesday 15 May 2019, 7pm in the Rose Room

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Kōrari Programme


NZSTA has organised an initiative called Kōrari. The Kōrari programme is set up for parents and people in the community who would like to learn more about the role of school trustees. Kōrari is an introduction workshop and a set of resources that NZSTA has developed to provide governance training.

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Swimmers who competed in the New Zealand National Division II Competition: Zoe McCane, Molly Woodham, Ana Tarapi, Emma Morton, Poppy Henderson

2019 Divison II Championship Swimmers

by Ms Tarapi

450 swimmers from around New Zealand recently competed at the 2019 Division II Championships held at Moana Pool from the 13 - 16 March. Seven swimmers from Columba College had a very successful swimming meet.

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Beginning of swim.

South Island Secondary Schools Triathlon and Duathlon Champs

by Mr Potter

On Sunday 3 March Columba College had 13 of our junior and senior students participate in the annual South Island Secondary Schools Triathlon and Duathlon Competition held in beautiful Oamaru.

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Columba College Junior School participants.

Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon 2019

by Mrs Hogg

Junior School participants in the recent 2019 Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon held at Memorial Park, Mosgiel.

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Junior Leaders

by Mrs Rowe

The Junior School recently appointed their Junior Leaders in an assembly. These leaders will role model and support students in the Junior School.

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Important Public Notices to Schools

by Ms J Anderson

Advisory for Schools: In relation to Christchurch shooting videos and measles

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Shows an image taken through some diffraction lens spectacles.

GATE Science Club

by Mr Duckett

All Systems Go

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Liberty Vile and Antonia Bachop leading this group of Footballers.

Senior and Junior School Leadership Coaching

by Mrs Wafer

Year 12 Physical Education students have been working with Year 4, 5 and 6 classes over the past few weeks.

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Junior School lunch online orders

by Administration

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Junior School Reminder

by Mrs Hogg

A friendly reminder that all Junior School students must arrive and be ready to start the school day promptly at 8.40am.

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Thandie and Alicia Chiruka with Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull.

Celebrations for the Chiruka family

by Ms Payne

Congratulations to Thandie and Alicia Chiruka for officially becoming New Zealand Citizens.

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Murray shared his knowledge about bee keeping with us.

Rent-A-Hive Visit

by Mrs Small and Mrs Hogg

Murray from Rent-A-Hive came to share his knowledge about and passion for bees with the Year 3 and 4 classes.

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Year 5 visit to the Art Gallery

Year 5 visit to the Dunedin Art Gallery

by Mrs Pollard

The Year 5 class enjoyed visiting the Dunedin Art Gallery where they enjoyed the practical art session painting octopus, squid and sea creatures. They were shown interesting techniques to use to make their paintings bold and vibrant.

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