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Year 7, 2015 Applications

All inquiries for Year 7, 2015 enrollments, please telephone Enrollment Secretary on 4754 8907.

sport & activities summary Term 4, 2014

Information about sport and activities offered to Years 8 - 10 in Term 4, 2014 including cost and venues.

Sport & Activities Summary

Year 12 end-of-year events, 2014

 End of year dates for Y12 

 Formal details 2014

Commemorative book order form

Letter to Parents sEPTEMBER 15TH, 2014



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help with restrictions (also known as 'parental controls') on the IPAD

On iOS devices such as iPads, parents can set some limits on what kind of content can be viewed on the device.

For instructions on how to set restrictions download and read this document

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FIRE at ST COLUMBA'S 5th October, 2014


Students return to school on Thursday 9 October after fire. 

Following the fire last Sunday, the affected area is securely fenced off and supplies to power, water and sewerage have been reinstated. Temporary classroom accommodation will be installed as required as soon as possible.

Limited canteen facilities are available on Thursday and Friday.

HSC examinations will take place as usual starting Monday 13 October in the St Francis building. Whilst all HSC materials have been assessed, sadly, the work of seven Textile and Design students and four Industrial Technology students has been lost in the fire.

Year 11 students who had assessment tasks scheduled for this week (Week I Term 4) will now do those in the corresponding times in Week 3. The school calendars (which includes the assessment calendar) can be found here.

St Columba's sustained extensive fire damage resulting in the total loss of the TAS workshops, stores and learning areas, the art rooms, stores and learning spaces, food technology and hospitality kitchens including pantry and approximately eight general learning areas and a significant student amenities block. 

Given the heavy industrial equipment loss, estimates of damage range between $6M and $12M.

The area was declared a crime scene and investigations into the cause of the fire are continuing.

We are looking forward to finishing the final term with as little further disruption as possible, Sadly, we understand that the school fire may stir up memories of last year's fires and any student or staff member who wishes to talk to a counsellor can contact our school counsellors or call Catholic Care on ph 9933 0222.

Mark Sattler
Acting Principal

Welcome to St Columba's Catholic College, Springwood

Established in 1979 to serve the Blue Mountains, St Columba’s Catholic College provides an outstanding Catholic secondary education.

The college has a strong academic tradition as well as a rich co-curricular programme. It offers opportunities for the gifts and talents of all students to be developed. The learning programmes seek to develop the individual’s capacities and capabilities. Our results in the Higher School examinations are outstanding.

The co-curricular program of the college includes School Band and Choir, dramatic performances, sport, public speaking, debating and the Duke of Edinburgh scheme.

We have a strong social justice focus where students are encouraged to work for those less fortunate in the community.

St Columba’s enjoys a Sister School relationship with Hokusetsu Senior High in Sanda, Japan and students from both schools are given the opportunity to meet one another in their own country every two years.

St Columba’s provides excellent pastoral care for its students. The programme is holistic and focuses on knowing the students well.

The heart of St Columba’s is expressed in its motto: To act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with our God.

The student management policy and practices at St Columba's Catholic College are underpinned by the principles of natural justice and procedural fairness.

All members of the community are called to be peacemakers. We hope to produce graduates who take a hopeful, critical and constructive role in the service of Jesus Christ within our community.

Mr Paul Ryan

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  • Sergio Rosato receives papal medal for bushfire bravery

    St Thomas Aquinas Primary Principal, Sergio Rosato was awarded a Papal Medal for his exemplary courage in evacuating his entire school during life-threatening bushfires in October 2013.
  • Good luck to our 2014 HSC students

    This year, a record number of 79,679 students are enrolled in Higher School Certificate (HSC) courses with more than 2,800 from the Parramatta diocese.
  • St Columba's student recognised for excellence

    Oliver Morley-Sattler from St Columba’s Catholic College, Springwood recently received the annual Bishop of Parramatta Award for Student Excellence, which recognise the religious and academic achievement of senior secondary students across the Diocese of Parramatta.
  • Worthy recipients of Bishop of Parramatta Awards for Student Excellence 2014

    The annual Bishop of Parramatta Awards for Student Excellence, which recognises the religious and academic achievement of senior secondary students across the Diocese of Parramatta, were held at St Patrick’s Cathedral on Thursday 11 September.
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