Welcome to St Columba's Primary School Wilston

 

 

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We’re on a journey, this is where we start.  Innovate. Create. Celebrate at St. Columba’s!​​

​WHY CHOOSE ST COLUMBA'S

St Columba’s Catho​lic Primary School has provided quality education for the Wilston and neighbouring communities for over 100 years.

Our teachers work hard to ensure that they deliver excellent teaching and learning opportunities in every classroom, every day ensuring children become the best they can be. The Benedictine values are at the core of everything that we do to work towards our school motto “God’s Glory Always”.​​

 

 

Message from the Principalhttp://www.stcolumbaswilston.qld.edu.au/DiscoverUs/Pages/Message-from-the-Principal.aspxMessage from the Principal<p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-13 ms-rteFontSize-2" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;font-size:11pt;"><font color="#000000">​​​It is my privilege to welcome you to St Columba’s Primary School, Wilston. Our school has been proudly serving the Wilston community for over one hundred years. Operating in partnership with our parish priest Fr Leonard Uzuegbu and the wider parish community, St Columba’s is recognised<span style="margin:0px;">  </span>for proudly offering a quality, inclusive, Catholic Education.</font></span></p><p style="margin:0px;text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-13 ms-rteFontSize-2" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;"><font color="#000000"> </font></span></p><p style="margin:0px;text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-13 ms-rteFontSize-2" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;"><font color="#000000">St Columba’s was founded by the Good Samaritan Sisters and opened on 7th January 1917, with the first classes beginning on 22nd January. During the first week, the roll call amounted to 106 and by the end of 1917, the school’s enrolment was 250. While over the past 100 years the school has grown and changed it has continued to build on the traditions established by the Good Samaritan Sisters. Their spirit of compassion and justice still flows through our school community today and is further strengthened by the traditions established by the parents, staff and children. St Columba’s is a school where God </font></span><span class="ms-rteFontFace-13 ms-rteFontSize-2" lang="EN-US" style="background:white;margin:0px;color:#333333;">is named and recognised. We recognise that each and every member of our community is the face of God to all that they meet. </span><span lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;font-size:11pt;"></span></p><p style="margin:0px;text-align:justify;"><span lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;font-size:11pt;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri"> </font></span></p><p style="margin:0px;text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-13 ms-rteFontSize-2" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;"><font color="#000000">St Columba’s is proud of its history of providing high quality education in an environment of the Catholic tradition. Our school is committed to meeting the challenges of education today and in the future in order to provide students with the skills necessary to progress further along their life-long journey of education and learning.</font></span></p><p style="margin:0px;text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-13 ms-rteFontSize-2" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;"><font color="#000000"> </font></span></p><p style="margin:0px;text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-13 ms-rteFontSize-2"><span lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;"><font color="#000000">Currently enrolments are approximately 620 students, catering for the primary years from Prep to Year 6 in 24 class groups. </font></span><span lang="EN-US" style="background:white;margin:0px;color:#333333;">We believe that every child can learn and we wish to ensure that all children have an inbuilt love of learning and that this continues for a lifetime. Whilst our school has a heavy emphasis on the teaching of Numeracy and Literacy and ensuring all children have the foundational knowledge preparing them for a wide scope of learning, we also wish to have children develop culturally, physically, emotionally and spirituality so they are prepared to meet the challenges of the 21<sup>st</sup> century. <span style="margin:0px;"> </span>Our schoolwide 1 to 1 iPad/ laptop program ensures that our children have the necessary information technology and communication skills to allow them to be active technical citizens.<span style="margin:0px;">  </span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;"></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px;text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-13 ms-rteFontSize-2" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;"><font color="#000000"> </font></span></p><p style="margin:0px;text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-13 ms-rteFontSize-2" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;"><font color="#000000">Physically, St. Columba’s has significantly changed in the last few years with almost eight million dollars of new buildings and facilities. These projects are part of a long-term strategy to meet enrolment demand and to continue to develop modern first-class educational facilities to meet all the challenges that the 21st century brings. </font></span></p><p style="margin:0px;text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-13 ms-rteFontSize-2" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;"><font color="#000000"> </font></span></p><p style="margin:0px;text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-13 ms-rteFontSize-2"><span lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;"><font color="#000000">This Handbook attempts to capture some of the beliefs and practices of the school, which have their origins within the school’s story. While it covers key areas, it does not attempt to cover all possibilities. Rather it is meant as a guide to allow you, to gain a sense of what St. Columba’s Primary School is about. The handbook also complements our official school website; </font></span><span lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;"><a href="/"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-13 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="margin:0px;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0563c1">www.stcolumbaswilston.qld.edu.au</font></span></span></a></span><span lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;"></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px;text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-13 ms-rteFontSize-2" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;"><font color="#000000"> </font></span></p><p style="margin:0px;text-align:justify;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-13 ms-rteFontSize-2"><font color="#000000"><span lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;">I welcome and encourage you to allow us the opportunity to show you our wonderful school. </span><span lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;">I look forward to you being part of the story of St Columba’s and contribute to the school’s ongoing development.</span></font><span lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;"></span></span></p><p style="margin:0px;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-13 ms-rteFontSize-2" style="margin:0px;"><font color="#000000"> </font></span></p><p style="margin:0px;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-13 ms-rteFontSize-2" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;"><font color="#000000">John O'Connor</font></span></p><p style="margin:0px;"><span class="ms-rteFontFace-13 ms-rteFontSize-2" lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;"><font color="#000000">Principal</font></span></p><p style="margin:0px;"><span lang="EN-US" style="margin:0px;font-size:11pt;"><font color="#b00000" face="Calibri"></font></span> <img alt="John O'Connor.jpg" src="/DiscoverUs/SiteAssets/Pages/Message-from-the-Principal/John%20O%27Connor.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:326px;" /><br></p><p class="ms-rteElement-P"> </p><p class="ms-rteElement-P"> <br></p>