Additional Programs

Special Education Program

The Special Education Program is designed to cater for those students who are academically 'at risk'. Teachers involved in the program recognise the negative effects of cumulative failure, low self-esteem, lack of readiness, and the long-term effects these have on the academic and social development of students.

Other special education programs offered at St Columba's include an Autism Support Class, as well as:

  • a transition program in Years 9 and 10
  • special exam provisions
  • literacy support as identified by NAPLAN
  • provision of graded reading materials for home reading practice and itinerant vision/hearing support program.

Co-curricular activities

The students at St Columba's are always full of energy and ready to involve themselves in activities, such as:

  • the Duke of Edinburgh
  • debating
  • public speaking
  • leadership initiatives
  • a Social Justice Program
  • drama performance evenings
  • music evenings and productions

KLA Competitions

English

  • Write-A-Book-In-A-Day
  • St Columba's Reading Challenge
  • Premier's Reading Challenge
  • Blue Mountains Debating Competition
  • Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Competition

Science

  • Chemistry Competition

Geography

  • Australian Geography Competition

Agriculture

  • Agricultural Show Competitions
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