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Our Amazing Shoe Box Appeal!

Our Amazing Shoe Box Appeal!

This year, for the very first time at St. Columba’s, as part of their Sacramental Preparation Journey in Faith, Year 4 decided to support ‘Operation Christmas Child’ – the Shoe Box Appeal. A shoe box is Christmas wrapped, filled with toiletries, toys and school items before being sent to a child in natural disaster zones…Read More

Our Fabulous Mini Police!

Our Fabulous Mini Police!

On Friday 6th October, our Mini Police representatives attended a very important event at the Metro Centre. We were invited to support the annual cybercrime prevention awareness stalls organised by Northumbria Police – #CyberSquad. The event helps to raise awareness to shoppers about the very important issues of online and cyber safety. The Digital Policing Team…Read More

Erasmus visit to Italy

This week Mr Keilty, Miss Metcalfe, Miss Monteith, Miss OConnor and Mrs Iliadou visited some of our partner schools in Tarquinia, Italy. Whilst visiting the schools, we observed lessons, met the children and teachers and watched some amazing performances!   Our visit was part of our Erasmus project ‘There’s No Planet B: Stop Climate Change’.…Read More

Erasmus Visit to Italy

Erasmus Visit to Italy

Next week, Mr Keilty, Miss Metcalfe, Miss Monteith, Miss O’Connor and Mrs Iliadou will visit Rome to plan and prepare the next part of our Erasmus project – There’s No Planet B; Stop Climate Change. The will spend time in our Italian Partner school, observing teaching, working with children, sharing our work and discussing the…Read More

Mini Police Online Safety Assembly

Mini Police Online Safety Assembly

Our Year 5 Mini Police representatives led us in a fantastic KS2 assembly. They shared all the knowledge that they had learned from the police cadets regarding how to stay safe online, keeping private information private and being responsible technology users. Well done Mini Police!Read More

Mini Police

Mini Police

Our Mini Police representatives have been working hard! Recently, they volunteered at the Gregg’s Cancer Run: giving out medals, cheering on runners and even meeting a Stormtrooper! The children we praised for their excellent attitude and we are incredibly proud of them. In school, they took part in an internet safety lesson from Police Cadets…Read More

Playground Pledge (Recycling)

ECO Club work tirelessly to promote ‘recycling’ both at home and at school. On Wednesday evening Miss O’Connor organised a ‘Playground Pledge’ event. Parents and carers were invited to pledge that they recycle at home. The incentive for the pledge is that you are then entered into a draw to win £100 of shopping vouchers.…Read More

Erasmus + visit to Poland

Last week Miss Metcalfe, Mrs McGrady, Mrs Whitelaw and Mrs Rowan visited our partner school in Poland as part of our Erasmus + project ‘There’s No Planet B: Stop Climate Change’. During their visit they spent lots of time in school, working alongside the teachers from our other partner schools in Italy and Lithuania and…Read More

Erasmus+ visit to Poland

As you will remember from our newsletters in September and November, we are taking part in a new and exciting Erasmus project called ‘There’s no planet B; stop climate change’. This is linked to the work that the children are completing in Science and Geography over the next two years. ECO Club are also working…Read More

Our Easter Fayre

On Wednesday 5th April, ‘ECO Club’ and the ‘Friends of St. Columba’s’ held our annual ‘Easter Fayre.’ The sun was shining and spring was definitely in the air. The ‘Activity Centre’ looked amazing and on offer were beautiful cakes, teas, coffees and a chocolate tombola stall. As always our ‘Decorate an Egg’ competition was extremely…Read More