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Columba College Newsletter - Friday 1 July 2022


Food day - calm before the storm

International Week Success

by Ms L Stirling and Dr S Henderson

Every year the international students and staff celebrate International Week, which gives the community a chance to acknowledge all the different cultures within our school. This week, activities were planned for each day for students of all year levels and staff to enjoy.

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Selina Tusitala Marsh

Selina Tusitala Marsh Zooms into Columba College

by Mr J Hayden

Pizza and poetry – two of humankind’s most vital inventions. Put them together, and not only do you have a perfect paring, but also the ingredients for Hell Pizza’s ‘Great NZ Book Trip,’ an initiative whereby the fine people at Hell organize Zoom sessions for schools with Aotearoa’s leading literary lights.

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Selected year 4-8 students performing to the Junior School

ARO Workshop and Performance

by Mrs M Small

The Junior School and selected Year 7 and 8 pupils celebrated parts of New Zealand’s natural history through a collection of waiata and stories.

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School Board Elections

School Board Elections are Imminent

by Ms D Hope

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Otago Chess Championships

by Ms C Hillier

Over the Matariki weekend Columba Chess entered the 18th Otago Chess Championships.

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Academic Excellence ties

Academic Excellence Ties

by Mrs E Harris

Special ties are now available from the Office for Senior School students who have achieved academic distinctions.

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Olivia Brown, Ruby Nicolson and Harlow LaHood looking fantastic in their new tunics

New Pinafore Dress

by Administration

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Swimming Sports 2022

by Miss D Turnbull

Although modifications were made to our annual Swimming Sports event this year, a great day was had by all who took part at Moana Pool.

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Juliette McDonald

Artist of the Week

by Mr S Shaw

Preparatory work by Juliette McDonald, Year 12

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I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream

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 Juliette McDonald (Year 12) to lead us through the dystopian delight that is 'I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream'

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Science in a Van - Virtual Field Trip

by Mrs M Small

Year 4, 5 and 6 classes took part in a ‘Science in a Van’ virtual field-trip on Thursday.

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Madison Bryce

Columba Ice-Skater making her mark

by Mrs G Beardmore

Madison Bryce proving to be a talent on the ice!

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