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Columba College Newsletter - February 2018


Lydia Joseph, Head Prefect and Mrs Hayes, Principal

Message from the Principal

by Mrs Hayes

Tena koutou katoa.  Welcome to Columba College 2018. A very special welcome to all new families who are joining our school this year. We wish you every success and happiness in your association with Columba.

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Message from Lydia Joseph, Head Prefect 

by Lydia Joseph, Head Prefect

Head Prefect, Lydia Joseph gave an empowering message to the Year 7 - 13 students at assembly on Monday 5 February, sharing her vision and goals for Columba College in 2018.

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Important Parent Notices

by Mrs Hayes

We value our partnership with our parents and appreciate working together for your children's success.

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Year 9 and 13 Boarders

Boarding Update

by Mrs Parks

Boarders are now back in the House and settling into routine after successfully finishing their first week of school.

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We need your help!

by Parents' Association

Parents, grandparents, Old Girls, teachers and students, we are seeking volunteers to work on stalls, and help before and on Fair day. If you would like to be involved we would love to have you on board.

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Dr Jennifer Macleod, Chaplain

Introducing our Chaplain

by Dr Macleod

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Mrs Corbishley, Guidance Counsellor

Introducing our Guidance Counsellor

by Mrs Corbishley

Mrs Corbishley is available to Columba students and families 

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A highlight during the trip was meeting the different people from Australia and other parts of New Zealand, making friends for life, and spending time together at the cafes or outings.

The French Exchange 2017/2018

by Miss Gardiner

After six weeks in France, we left our host sisters, who are now lifelong friends and family, at Nice airport mid January. 

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Cattle for Columba Sports Council Initiative - 2018 

by Sports Council

Our cattle purchased last year are doing very well and we will be selling them mid-2018. 

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Year 6 students with Mrs Hutton enjoying a selection of their new class board games.

Columba College Parents’ Association  

by Parents' Association

A very big thank you to all Columba parents, students, staff and friends who have supported the Parents’ Association this past year. Your generous support was returned directly to benefit the students, including in the following ways:  

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Escape from your screens and get into nature


by Ms Lindsay

Wellbeing has become a nationwide focus. The Education Review Office and the Ministry of Education have both released documents with guides and goals for improving student wellbeing. There is a myriad of books on stress and anxiety alleviation in the Self-Help section of bookstores. The latest Listener has dedicated 12 pages to ‘Expert Advice in an Era of Anxious Kids’.

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Peyton Wafer, Year 7

BMX Success

by Megan Graamans

Year 7 Student Peyton Wafer competed in the South Island BMX Championships in January.

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Exploring Hanoi

Vietnam Trip - December 2017

by Jessica Sime, Year 12

19 Year 11 and 12 girls departed Dunedin on an Antipodeans trip to Vietnam for three weeks.

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Mathematics and Statistics Tutorials 2018

by Mrs Shepherd

Mathematics and Statistics tutorials run every week. The times for these are Wednesdays at 8am and Thursdays at 3.30pm.

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Order your 2017 Yearbook - The Chronicle!

by Columba College Admin

The 2017 The Chronicle is now ready to order.

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