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Columba College Newsletter - Friday 11 June 2021


Bookmark artwork by Caitlin O'Brien

The Dove of Saint Columba

by Dr J Macleod

Have you ever made a mistake? How did you deal with it? Are there good and bad ways of dealing with mistakes?

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The team back in their dressing room, very relieved after a successful performance - phew!

SGCNZ National Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival: “All’s well that ends well”

by Miss P Hare

From the 3rd to the 7th of June, Columba’s twenty Sheilah Winners, as well as Ms Bercinskas and Ms Andrew, participated in the National Shakespeare Festival in Wellington.

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KiVa Flower by Year 3


by Mrs S O'Malley

Over the past couple of weeks Year 3 has had lots of discussion in our KiVa sessions around differences in people and what makes us unique and special.

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Swimming sports 2021

Swimming Sports Day

by Miss P Hopcroft

On Friday 4th June Columba held their annual swimming sports day, plenty of enthusiasm and house spirit was shown by all participants.

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Annual Voluntary Contribution

by Mrs P Duthie

Thank you to all those families who contribute to the success of Columba by paying their AVC.

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Alyssa Duthie, Frankie
McAuliffe and Jess Mundy

‘ODT Extra!’ Spelling Quiz Success

by Mr J Hayden

On Thursday June 3rd, 29 teams of eager spellers from Years 7-10 took on the challenge of the 2021 ‘ODT Extra!’ Spelling Quiz.

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Weekly Wellbeing: Pressing the Pause Button

by Ms J Lach

Being active in your wellbeing sometimes means doing less.

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Columba Cross Country Runners

Otago/Southland SS Cross Country Relay

by Miss P Hopcroft

On Wednesday 2nd June Columba had three teams competing at the Otago/Southland Cross Country event which saw success for all teams.

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Bake Sale for CanTeen NZ

by Miss O Charles and Miss M Loudon

On Wednesday 9th of June the Student Council held a Bake Sale to raise money for the charity CanTeen NZ.

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Otago U17 Volleyball team

2021 Volleyball New Zealand Inter-Provincial Championships

by Miss P Hopcroft

Last weekend Columba had multiple students involved in the Otago U17 and U19 Volleyball teams which were competing at IPCs.

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What a great game of netball enjoyed by all

Prefects Netball Clash with John McGlashan College

by Mrs G Beardmore

Thursday last week saw the Columba Year 13 Prefects host a fabulously fun and feisty netball match against John McGlashan College in the Columba Marsh Sports Centre.

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Caitlyn waiting to run on to the field.

Caitlyn McAuley delivers match ball at Forsyth Barr

by Mrs J Pollard

Caitlyn McAuley delivers the match ball at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Highlanders vs Waratahs last Saturday.

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Call goes out for new Rugby Referees

by Miss P Hopcroft

On Monday 31st May Columba Rugby hosted Otago Rugby referee education officer Tumua Ioane.

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