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Principal's Update

02 February 2024
Top Row: Eugenia Stopyra (Director of Spirituality (6-12), Shane Dowling (Head of Middle School), Ceri Stanley (Head of Junior School), Craig Bonnett (Director of Wellbeing R-12), Deirdre Walters (Head of Senior School), Jack Griguol (Head of Curriculum and Learning), Steven Brombal (Business Manager).

Front Row: Jane Bailey (Director of Spirituality (R-5), Daniel Ganama (Deputy Principal), Darren Pitt (Principal), Oliver Harms (Director of Student Life), Lorna Starrs (Director of Teacher Development) 


Welcome to the new school year at St Columba College.

Our theme for 2024 is the year of Striving for Excellence, in the spirit of 2 Chronicles 15:7 which says, “But as for you, be strong and do not give up for your work will be rewarded.’

And what a strong start we have had. Our students have returned with good energy, and our staff are energised, purposeful and already giving them excellent and worthwhile learning opportunities.

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New Middle School Building Completed

20 December 2023

We are excited to share with you the time-lapse transformation of our Middle School campus. The $21M redevelopment has been completed, with the new contemporary building ready for students to commence learning when they return in 2024.

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Mr Daniel Ganama appointed as Deputy Principal

08 November 2023

St Columba College is delighted to announce that Mr Daniel Ganama has been appointed to the position of Deputy Principal (R-12). Daniel will take up the role in January 2024. 

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St Columba College Appoints New Principal

10 October 2023

Earlier this year, Ms Leanne Carr announced that she will conclude her time as Principal at the end of the 2023 school year. I thank Leanne for her dedication, care and commitment over the past eight years as Principal and the significant contribution she has made to the St Columba College community over this time.

On behalf of the St Columba College Council I am delighted to advise you that Mr Darren Pitt has been appointed as Principal of St Columba College and will take up the role from the start of 2024.

Mr Bruno Vieceli | Chairperson, St Columba College Council

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F1 in Schools Team ‘Boost’ their way to National Finals

18 September 2023

St Columba College’s F1 In Schools teams conquer the 2023 SA State Finals yet again!

With the exhilarating and highly competitive F1 In Schools SA State Finals 2023 now behind us, it's time to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of our students.


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St Columba College's Acknowledgement of Country

31 May 2023

St Columba College is proud to launch our Acknowledgement of Country video. It includes a special Welcome to Country from Senior Kaurna Man, Uncle Mickey Kumatpi O'Brien.

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Year 8 Medieval Fair

26 May 2023

In Week 3, our Year 8 students embarked on an immersive journey into the captivating world of medieval history and invention.

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Term 2 - Principal's Update

05 May 2023

Welcome to Term 2 2023. Looking back at Term 1, we experienced a ‘full term’ with students enjoying excursions, events, assemblies, sport, music, drama, retreats and camps.

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Seth Powell - Award of Young Active Citizenship

02 February 2023

Congratulations to Year 11 student, Seth Powell for receiving the City of Playford’s Award of Young Active Citizenship!

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The Premier’s Reading Challenge 2022 at the Junior School

23 November 2022

The South Australian Premier’s Reading Challenge, which began in 2004, is now celebrating its 18th year. The College has successfully participated in the Premier’s Reading Challenge since its inception.

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