School is an important part of the journey from childhood to adulthood
To provide an environment which encourages and promotes excellence To provide opportunities for enrichment and growth To nurture spiritual and social development OUR GOALS
Study habits and skills Work ethic Presentation skills Social skills Citizenship LEARNING FOR LIFE
Our Vision That our students will be life-long learners committed to personal excellence, ethical behaviour and service to others and that they will participate and contribute as informed, responsible and compassionate citizens of the global community.
CLUBS AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES Amnesty International Group, Book Clubs, Chamber Music Groups, Computer Club, Craft, Creative Writing Club, Defensive Driving, Drama and Musical Productions, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Enterprise Community Project, Enviro Club, GATE Programmes, Go Club, Intermediate Choir (Years 7 and 8), Intermediate Orchestra (Years 7 and 8), International Club, Junior Debating Club, Junior Drama Club, Kapa Haka, Librarians, Madrigal Choir, One Act Play Festival, Otago Chamber Music Competition, Peer Tutoring, Public Speaking, Rock Group, S.A.D.D., School Orchestra, Senior Debating Club, Senior Drama Club, Otago Shakespeare Festival, Spanish, Stage Challenge, Volunteer Otago, Wind Symphonia, Young Enterprise Scheme.
Columba College was established in 1915 by the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. We are a school with History and Traditions Gratia et Disciplina Bona
School Counsellor Dr. Annette Hannah Pastoral Care Strengths Year Level Deans and Form Teachers School Counsellor Two Chaplains Year 9 Peer Support Years 7 and 8 Class Prefects Peer Mentoring and Peer Tutoring Vertical Groups
Columba College is one of New Zealand leading academic schools for girls High results have been consistent over many years. Pass-rates that are over 90% in NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 indicate a very high level of success for the whole cohort. Excellent Scholarship results have also been consistent over many years.
Columba College NCEA Results Level 1Level 2Level 3 %ColumbaNationalColumbaNationalColumbaNational Merit40.634.744.726.228.424.1 Excellence42.015.036.511.820.98.2 2012 % of Overall Excellence and Merit Endorsements 20052006200720082009201020112012 Columba95.195.795.593.996.2 96.0 National64.165.867.265.964.666.5 67.6 Students achieving University Entrance 200420052006200720082009201020112012 10*20*17*25*21*1717 o 22*19* Scholarship Grades * Highest number of Scholarship Grades in Otago. In 2009 and 2010, second highest. In 2011 equal highest. o In 2010 there were 53 girls in Year 13 (a smaller number than usual). Proportionally, the percentage of Scholarship grades on a head-count basis for 2010 was very pleasing.
What do these results indicate? Self-motivated students prepared to work and try hard Positive and encouraging learning environment Excellent teaching
Year Nine Students take a core programme of: English 4 periods a week Mathematics4 periods a week Science 4 periods a week Social Studies 3 periods a week Religious Studies 1 period a week Physical Education and Swimming 2 periods a week Curriculum Breadth and Depth
In addition, each student chooses three option subjects from the current list. Option subjects are studied for a full year. Art Chinese (Mandarin) Economics French German Music 9 periods a week (3 periods for each option subject) Total: 31 periods in the week Note: Digital Technology becomes an option subject in Year 10 Year Nine
All students also study Units or Modules which comprise: Humanities Drama Global Citizenship Health Music Technology Digital Technology Materials Technology Robotics Technology 4 periods a week in total (each Unit or Module is studied for 2 periods a week for a third of the year) Year Nine
Year 13. Accounting Art History Biology Chemistry Chinese Classical Studies Design Digital Technology (Programming and Digital Media) or Digital Technology (Software design and Development)* Drama Economics English French Geography German History Mathematics with Calculus Mathematics with Statistics Music Painting Photography Physical Education Physics All students also study Units or Modules which comprise: Careers; Health and Life Skills; Physical Education; Religious Studies