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Columba College Newsletter - Friday 5 June 2020


Video: Saint Columba Day Chapel - Friday 5 June 2020

From Isolation to Community

by Dr Macleod

Today we enjoyed our Saint Columba Day celebrations – with a difference. Instead of gathering in the Hall, we met in class groups to watch a live stream of the service.

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Sweat session, ends in smiles!!

Basketball Stars

by Miss Turnbull

Columba College basketball players have been benefiting from the experience of American Coach and Basketball Otago superstar - Natalie Visgar.

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Super proud Year 10 students!

More Science Success

by Ms Hillier

Year 9 and 10 science students have each successfully completed respective Science Badges in Home Chemistry and Human Biology.

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Safe on Social Media

Safe on Social Media - Online Bullying

by Administration

Did you know that one in five young people in New Zealand have been the target of online bullying – it can happen to anyone, and it can be hard for parents to deal with.

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Caitlin O'Brien, Angela Fu and Sophie Woodham (l-r)

Great results at the Land of Granite Teen Writing Competition

by Ms Togneri

The competition, run jointly by the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the Library and the City of Literature, required participants to write a piece in response to one of Colin McCahon's art works.

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Columba Day Bookmark by Rita Close

St Columba Day Bookmark

by Dr Macleod

Rita Close was the winner of the 2020 St Columba Day bookmark competition. Rita’s double-sided design incorporates the school crest, a biblical symbol of healing (Numbers 21:4-9, John 3:14), and a range of bubbles merging.

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by Ms Dixon

Clara Ballantyne of 9Ge. Pencil drawing of Kete.

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parent teacher interviews

Upcoming Parent Teacher Interviews

by Administration

Save the date!

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Home Stay

Short Term Homestay Hosts Required (Term 2 Holidays)

by Mrs Jones-Sexton

Due to Covid19 our International Students are unable to return home for the School Holidays.

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Hockey umpires - we need you!

by Mrs Wafer

Interested in umpiring hockey? Full training provided to support the Columba teams this year!

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Columba College will use iDMe for touch-free sign in to keep our community safe.

Contact Tracing Register

by Mrs Beardmore

New Zealand Sports Organisations (including School Sport NZ) are required to maintain a contact tracing log to identify individuals who may have come into contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.

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Extra Coaching and Clinics

by Miss Turnbull

Please see below information for Tennis and Hockey clinics being offered.

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Rachel Turner (left) wearing the navy blue pull over water proof lightweight rain jacket and Jorja Dinan (right) wearing the navy blue zip-up fleece-lined jacket

Winter Jackets

by Administration

Columba College winter jackets are available to order.

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NZ Bird

Garden Bird Survey: 27 June – 5 July 2020

by Mr Duckett

Calling all New Zealanders - our garden birds need you!

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