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Religious (Christian)

Why choose St Columba’s Primary School?

St Columba’s Primary School provides a Christian education in the spirit of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, who founded the school.  Faith education is based on Gospel values in the Catholic tradition, with Benedictine spirituality.

In partnership with the parish, parents and other members of the community, the school helps students develop spiritual foundations while acquiring the skills, knowledge and attributes they’ll require to make meaningful contributions to society.

The school continually reviews its goals and adopts new technologies to ensure students receive an education that equips them to deal with the challenges of the 21st century. St Columba’s Primary School provides students as they grow and develop with a high quality education that equips them with the spiritual foundations, knowledge, skills and attributes that they need to participate in and contribute to society.

All students are provided the opportunity to use information and communication technologies, and are taught to be discerning in their use. The school also emphasises the development of creative and critical thinking skills, and the ability to work independently and co-operatively.

Curriculum and extracurricular activities offered at St Columba’s Primary School:

St Columba’s has implemented the Australian Curriculum in English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography, and is phasing in the Arts, Health and Physical Education, Civics and Citizenship, Languages, Economics and Business, and Technology. The school also uses the Archdiocesan Religious Education Curriculum.

Specialist teachers are provided for Health and Physical Education, Italian (Language Other Than English – LOTE), Music and Library skills. Support teachers also provide assistance to students with diverse educational needs.

St Columba’s extra-curricular activities help develop skills and build confidence in students.

An extensive swimming program is conducted in Term 4 each year at the Newmarket Pool. Students learn stroke correction, life saving and water polo. Tennis coaching is another sporting activity available to students.

St Columba’s has a Junior Choir (Year 4) and a Senior Choir (Years 5-6), and rehearsals are scheduled within school hours for 30 minutes.  Piano and music theory tuition is also available.

The After School Drama Club provides a fun environment for students to develop theatrical skills, voice production and stagecraft.

Students can also join the Chess Club and hone their skills.

Facilities at St Columba’s Primary School:

There are bicycle storage facilities available.

1 to 1 Laptop program for Year 4 students. All students from Years 4 to 6 have access to a laptop to assist their learning.

Tuckshop open each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for Morning Tea and Lunch. Facilitiy for online ordering available.

Kedron Brook Road, Wilston, Queensland Australia

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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