3School is an important part of the journey from childhood to adulthood
4OUR GOALSTo provide an environment which encourages and promotes excellenceTo provide opportunities for enrichment and growthTo nurture spiritual and social development
5LEARNING FOR LIFE Study habits and skills Work ethic Presentation skillsSocial skillsCitizenship
6Gratia Et Disciplina Bona Our VisionThat 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.Gratia Et Disciplina Bona
25CLUBS 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.
28We are a school with History and Traditions Gratia et Disciplina Bona Columba College was established in 1915 by the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand.We are a school with History and TraditionsGratia et Disciplina Bona
29Pastoral Care Strengths Year Level Deans and Form TeachersSchool CounsellorTwo ChaplainsYear 9 Peer SupportYears 7 and 8 Class PrefectsPeer Mentoring and Peer TutoringVertical GroupsSchool CounsellorDr. Annette Hannah
30Columba 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.
31Columba College NCEA Results 2012 % of Overall Excellence and Merit EndorsementsLevel 1Level 2Level 3%ColumbaNationalMerit40.634.744.726.228.424.1Excellence42.015.036.511.820.98.2Students achieving University Entrance20052006200720082009201020112012Columba95.195.795.593.996.296.0National64.165.867.265.964.666.567.6Scholarship Grades20042005200620072008200920102011201210*20*17*25*21*1717o22*19** 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.
32What do these results indicate? Self-motivated students prepared to work and try hardPositive and encouraging learning environmentExcellent teaching
33Curriculum Breadth and Depth Year NineStudents take a core programme of:• English periods a week• Mathematics 4 periods a week• Science periods a week• Social Studies 3 periods a week• Religious Studies 1 period a week• Physical Education and Swimming2 periods a week
34Year NineIn 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• Music9 periods a week (3 periods for each option subject) Total: 31 periods in the weekNote: Digital Technology becomes an option subject in Year 10
35Year Nine All students also study Units or Modules which comprise: • HumanitiesDramaGlobal CitizenshipHealthMusic• TechnologyDigital TechnologyMaterials TechnologyRobotics Technology4 periods a week in total (each Unit or Module is studied for 2 periods a week for a third of the year)
36Mathematics with Calculus Mathematics with Statistics Music Painting Year 13.AccountingArt HistoryBiologyChemistryChineseClassical StudiesDesignDigital Technology(Programming and Digital Media) or(Software design and Development)*DramaEconomicsEnglishFrenchGeographyGermanHistoryMathematics with CalculusMathematics with StatisticsMusicPaintingPhotographyPhysical EducationPhysicsAll students also study Units or Modules which comprise:Careers; Health and Life Skills; Physical Education; Religious Studies