Columba College



  1. Staff Notes

    The newly re-vamped Staff Room proved a warm welcome back to the returning teachers and we thank the Boards for funding this upgrade ... Read more…
  2. 2019 Class Photos - Junior School

    Dylan Wang, Tirzah Wongcharupan Mariam Rietveld, Fletcher ... Read more…
  3. 2019 Class Photos - Middle School

    Alys Williams  Kede Wei, Erin O’Neill  Sophie Davis, Emily Ung  Read more…
  4. 2019 Class Photos - Senior School

    : Katherine Lewis, Grace Walding Nahyun Kim, Read more…
  5. Chaplaincy

    The school year began with a lovely Commencement Service at Knox Church. Rev. Dr K. Enright spoke to us about a young girl called ... Read more…
  6. Boarding House

    2019 has flown past. It seemed not that long ago that the year was just beginning and now we are wrapping it up and bringing another ... Read more…
  7. International Department

    2019 has been another exciting and successful year for the International Department, with girls making invaluable contributions to the ... Read more…
  8. Junior School

    2019 has been an enjoyable and successful year in the Junior School with the children having many interesting and enriching opportunities. Read more…
  9. Intermediate Department

    · Y8 Camp to Deep Cove · Kids Lit Quiz: Winners of Otago, fourth in NZ quiz · Social at John McGlashan ... Read more…
  10. New Zealand Representatives

    Congratulation to the following students who represented New Zealand in their chosen fields. Read more…
  11. 2019 Ski Camps

    This year the International Group of 28 students set off on Friday 2 August for their annual Ski Weekend at Coronet Peak, accompanied ... Read more…
  12. Wonderful Wellington with Year 10 Group 1

    Stepping off a plane into a powerful northerly did not deter our intrepid travellers Read more…
  13. The wonders of windy Wellington with Year 10 Camp 2

    A whirlwind of a time in windy Wellington for camp group two. Read more…
  14. Year 10 - Group 3 trip to Wellington

    A windy few days in Wellington for group 3 Read more…
  15. Chemistry

    This year the Chemistry Department welcomed Mr Aaron Everett to the team following the promotion of Mr Joseph Chambers to the Head of ... Read more…
  16. Chinese

    It was another busy year for students of Chinese language. They participated in many national competitions, cultural activities and ... Read more…
  17. Classical Studies

    There was nary a dull moment for the active and vigourous Columba College Classical Studies department in 2019. Read more…
  18. Commerce

    It was exciting to begin the year knowing that we had two Young Enterprise teams. To do that we had Mr Doran take on this challenge ... Read more…
  19. Drama

    Year 9 Drama was presented as a unit (two lessons per week), which meant all Year 9 students had an opportunity to learn, participate ... Read more…
  20. English

    “This is not a letter but my arms around you for a brief moment” (Katherine Mansfield to a friend) Read more…
  21. French

    The French Cultural exchange is always a highlight to the school year. Read more…
  22. Geography

    Geography continues to be a popular choice for our students. Read more…
  23. German

    At the start of the year we welcomed back Caitlyn Trotman and Peyton Fields from the Nordrhein-Westfalen Exchange, and later in Term ... Read more…
  24. History

    It has been another busy and successful year in the History department with strong numbers from Year 10 up to Year 13. Read more…
  25. Languages

    This year the staffing in the department remained stable, but we were delighted to welcome Ms Renner, who already knew the department ... Read more…
  26. Library

    It’s been another busy year in the library with 30 fabulously vibrant student librarians led by Head Librarian Sophie O’Neill and ... Read more…
  27. Mathematics and Statistics

    2019 has been a year of new beginnings, with many starting with ‘A’. We welcomed Mr A. Barlow, Mr A. Everett, and Miss A. Wilson to ... Read more…
  28. Music

    This year has been impressive for musical activities at Columba. Read more…
  29. Physical Education

    This year, Year 7 and 8 Physical Education was taught by Ms K. Hope and Mrs A. Wafer, with Mrs A. Bishop being on maternity leave. Read more…
  30. Religious Studies

    Religious Studies classes are part of the Presbyterian Special Character of Columba College. Read more…
  31. Science

    It has been yet another busy, exciting, inspiring and uplifting year in the Science Department. With Mr A. Sparrow and Mr A. Everett ... Read more…
  32. Social Studies

    Our Social Studies programmes in 2019 have enjoyed a diverse range of topics. Read more…
  33. Te Reo Māori

    Te Reo Māori is taught from Year 0-9 at Columba. Read more…
  34. Visual Arts

    We have enjoyed another successful year in the Columba Art Department. Read more…
  35. Sons and Daughters of Old Girls

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  36. Year 11 Formal

    Larnach Castle - Saturday 22 June Read more…
  37. Senior Formal 2019

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  38. Sports Awards

    Sport is a large part of Columba College’s identity and we take pride in celebrating the achievements of our talented athletes. We ... Read more…
  39. Athletics Day - Annual Event

    Athletics Day was held on the 19th February and was a highlight of the year for many girls. It was a very warm day and spirits were ... Read more…
  40. Cross Country - Annual Event

    This year we had a large number of students participating in our annual Cross Country Event. Despite the freezing, wet conditions, ... Read more…
  41. Swimming Sports - Annual Event

    On Friday 21st June our annual Swimming Sports was held at Moana Pool. Read more…
  42. Aerobics

    Aerobics is a high intensity sport where athletes perform choreographed routines while executing the sport specific skills required. Read more…
  43. Athletics

    Columba College Athletics is as passionate about athletics as you are. Read more…
  44. Badminton

    Badminton is a successful and thriving sport at Columba. Read more…
  45. Basketball

    Basketball is one of the sports with the highest participation rate at Columba College. Read more…
  46. Cricket

    Another fantastic team sport on offer at Columba College is Cricket. Read more…
  47. Cross-Country

    Cross-Country at Columba is a sport that many girls love being part of. Read more…
  48. Curling

    Curling is a relatively new sport at Columba College, however in the couple of years that it has been available for students it has ... Read more…
  49. Diving

    Do you love the water? Do you love jumping on a trampoline? Combine both of these things and join us on the Columba Diving Team! Read more…
  50. Elite Fitness

    Every Tuesday and Thursday morning throughout the year, girls are welcome to attend Elite Fitness run by our Director of Sport Miss ... Read more…
  51. Equestrian

    The Equestrian team at Columba College is a friendly and competitive team of great riders. Read more…
  52. Football

    Columba College football has a number of rising stars and prospective leaders emerging, especially the current 2019 Year 11’s who show ... Read more…
  53. Handball

    Handball at Columba has been running for three seasons now, with an impressive five teams representing the school across Years 9 - 13. Read more…
  54. Hockey

    Hockey at Columba College is a popular and interesting sport with five teams currently in the school, ranging in age and ability level. Read more…
  55. Ice Hockey

    Columba students are very lucky to be able to play Ice Hockey with the Ice Queens. Four girls’ schools combine to make this team ... Read more…
  56. Multi-Sport

    Multisport at Columba is a sport which is starting to take off, and has great potential to go further in the years to come. Read more…
  57. Netball

    Netball at Columba College has continued to grow in strength over recent years, with 2019 proving to be one of the most successful ... Read more…
  58. Rowing

    Since 2016 the Columba College Rowing team has received one gold, three silvers and four bronze medals at national level, plus a ... Read more…
  59. Rugby

    Since rugby became a sport at Columba in 2015, the talent and number of players interested in the sport has grown tremendously. Read more…
  60. Sevens

    Sevens is a hugely successful and inclusive sport at Columba. Read more…
  61. Skiing

    Every year Columba College enters a number of teams in the annual Otago Southland Secondary Schools Snowsports Championships. Read more…
  62. Swimming

    Competitive swimming at Columba College invites students across all abilities in the water, from trying out events for fun at swim ... Read more…
  63. Tennis

    Tennis at Columba this year has been through a number of changes as we said goodbye to many of our past and long standing players, and ... Read more…
  64. Touch

    Coming off an incredibly successful 2018, Touch at Columba College is quickly becoming one of the most popular sports at the school. Read more…
  65. Volleyball

    Volleyball is a very popular sport at Columba College, with a number of competitive and social teams. Read more…
  66. Water Polo

    Water polo is an extremely physically demanding sport requiring speed and strength as well as teamwork and a high level of fitness. Read more…
  67. Weightlifting

    Weightlifting at Columba is a new sport that is growing quickly, with two students representing the school at Nationals this year and ... Read more…
  68. STAC Tournaments

    During the year, we take part in two sport exchanges with St Andrew’s College, Christchurch. Read more…
  69. Quad Tournament

    Back to back outright victories for Columba College after sharing the shield in both 2016 and 2017! Read more…
  70. Debating

    The Columba debating club has had yet another successful year, with four junior teams and three senior teams in the local “Dunedin ... Read more…
  71. Distinguished Alumni Lunch

    Speech from Miss Abby Griffin, Deputy Head of House Read more…
  72. Enviro Club

    Enviro Club began at the start of Term 3 for 2019. Read more…
  73. Healthy Harbour Watchers

    The 2019 team of Healthy Harbour Watchers proudly took up the mantle of previous years and contributed greatly to monitoring the water ... Read more…
  74. Kapa Haka

    We have been fortunate this year to have Kapa Haka in both the junior and senior schools. Read more…
  75. SADD – Students Against Dangerous Driving

    In 2019, our Columba SADD Committee orchestrated a variety of activities within our school to encourage safe driving within our community. Read more…
  76. Year 13 Cameos

    The last word from our class of 2019. Read more…