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Welcome to Columba College. OPEN DAY Friday, 2nd August 9.00 am. to 1.00 p.m. Tours of the School and Boarding Residences 1.00 p.m. Principal’s address.

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1 Welcome to Columba College

2 OPEN DAY Friday, 2nd August 9.00 am. to 1.00 p.m. Tours of the School and Boarding Residences 1.00 p.m. Principal’s address - Recreation Room 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Further opportunities to tour the Boarding Residences

3 Applications for 2014 close on Thursday, 22nd August

4 2014 Scholarships Years 7 and 9 Scholarship examinations Friday, 9th August (morning) Also Music and Sport Scholarships are available


6 Our Mission Statement The mission of Columba College is to provide an education of the highest quality at all levels of the School, to encourage and help students to reach their full potential and to nurture their spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social and physical development and well-being.

7 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.

8 Columba College offers a high quality all-round education and opportunities to develop one’s personal best

9 Curriculum Breadth and Depth Year 9 Students take a core programme of:  English4 periods a week  Mathematics4 periods a week  Science 4 periods a week  Social Studies3 periods a week  Religious Studies1 period a week  Physical Education and Swimming2 periods a week

10 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 subjects) Total: 31 periods in the week Note: Digital Technology becomes an options becomes an option subject in Year 10

11 All students also study Units or Modules which comprise:  Humanities Drama Global Citizenship Health Music Each of these four Units is studied for two periods a week for a term  Technology Digital Technology Materials Technology Robotics Technology Digital Technology is studied by all students for two periods a week for half a year. Students choose to study Materials Technology or Robotics Technology for two periods a week for half a year.

12 Year 13 All students also study Units or Modules which comprise: Careers; Health and Life Skills; Physical Education; Religious Studies. *Digital Technology (Software Design and Development) is a separate course offered by Columba College through DunedinNet. The NCEA Level 3 Digital Technology course (Programming and Digital Media) is taught at Columba College. 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

13 Level 1 (Year 11)Level 2 (Year 12)Level 3 (Year 13) ColumbaNationalColumbaNationalColumbaNational 200695.668.797.674.294.370.3 200795.371.798.676.198.571.8 200810070.897.076.090.870.6 200992.571.897. 201093.875.197.680.196.274.5 201198.976.196.681.491.874.5 201294.579.195.583.889.376.2 % of students achieving NCEA at Columba College Academic Excellence

14 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

15 20052006200720082009201020112012 Columba10097. National72.775.877.081.482.081.785.794.6 20052006200720082009201020112012 Columba98.810097.010097.6100 National79.082.984.688.189.0 88.495.7 Students Achieving NCEA Level 1 Literacy (%) Students Achieving NCEA Level 1 Numeracy (%)

16 20052006200720082009201020112012 Columba95.195.795.593.996.2 96.0 National64.165.867.265.964.666.5 67.6 Students achieving University Entrance

17 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.

18 1st in Otago 3rd in New Zealand Senior Chinese Speech Examination

19 Amnesty International Group Book Clubs Chamber Music Groups Christian Action Group Class Senior Craft Club Creative Writing Club Defensive Driving Drama Productions Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme EnviroSchools Club First Aid Courses Gifted and Talented Programmes Go Club International Club Junior Debating Club Junior Drama Club Laboratory Monitor Librarian Madrigal Choir Otago Chamber Music Competition Otago Shakespeare Festival Peer Support Peer Tutoring Photography Public Speaking Road Patrol Rock Band Groups S.A.D.D. (Students against Driving Drunk) School Council Representative School Musical Productions School Orchestra Senor Debating Club Senior Drama Club Service Club (St. Columba Community Service Award) Stage Challenge Volunteering Otago Wind Symphonia Young Enterprise Scheme Wide range of Clubs and Cultural Opportunities

20 Private tuition in Speech and Drama (Trinity College and New Zealand Speech Board Examinations) and in Music (for example, cello, clarinet, flute, guitar, piano, saxophone, singing, viola and violin) is available on the school campus with the College’s own Private Tutors. Camps are also a very enjoyable part of school life: Year 7 Camp Queenstown Year 9 Ski Camp Coronet Peak, Queenstown Year 10 Outdoor Education Camp Doubtful Sound Year 10 Camp

21 Stage Challenge

22 “Oklahoma!” 2012 Musical

23 “The Importance of Being Earnest” Level 3 Drama Production 2013


25 Sporting Excellence All Teams Website Sports Council Sports Staff Range of Sports Athletics Badminton Basketball Cricket Cross Country Cycling Duathlon Equestrian Golf Hockey Netball Rowing Sailing Skiing Soccer Squash Swimming Table Tennis Tennis Touch Rugby Tramping Triathlon Volleyball Water Polo Yachting


27 Double NZ Representatives

28 Senior Relay Team Mrs Shona Harvey, Analise Cowie, Laura Saville, Zoey Flockton, Maddy Spence 1st Place (Record)

29 Cycling is a new and very popular sport at Columba

30 Multisport strengths

31 Opportunities to give Service and to volunteer  Leadership rôles for students  St. Columba Community Service Award  Mission trips (Vanuatu and Vietnam)  Outreach (locally and overseas)

32 2013 Prefects

33 Vanuatu



36 Dr A. Tangney, Mrs E. Caradus and Sema who teaches Religious Studies at the school

37 The Rev. G. Skilton Co-Chaplain





42 School Counsellor 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

43 Special Character of the College Leavers’ Service


45 Distinguished Alumni

46 Carol Service


48 Student Laptop Programme

49 Talking Points Forum


51 2013 IGCSE Pilot with Year 10 Set 1 classes  Combined Science  Mathematics  Global Perspectives (three Year 10 classes are doing this course)

52 Artist in Residence Programme 2013Diane Brown, Writer 2014 2015



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