The Dawson Library is an innovative, high-tech facility located at the heart of St Columba Anglican School. We support 21st Century learning by promoting research, innovation, creativity, literature, ICT and digital citizenship skills.
We are a resource-rich centre which enables both collaborative learning and independent thinking, offering a multitude of resources and spaces to our community which facilitate academic and pastoral learning and teaching.
The Library is staffed by a team of experienced professionals who are passionate facilitators of student learning, promoting a love of literature and digital literacy capabilities. The Library Team deliver a breadth of library services in support of the academic platform of the school and an individual’s reading journey.
Canteen and Café
The St Columba Anglican School Canteen ‘The Lunchbox’ is open every school day and is available to students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Senior students, parents and staff have access to our onsite ‘Iona Café’.
The Lunchbox is open daily with most dishes prepared onsite from locally sourced ingredients. Our head chef also prepares weekly specials that are a student favourite. Click here for our current menu.
The Iona Café
The Iona Cafe has created the framework for senior students to have a ‘time out’, an effective study location and a reflective area that can be used for mentor meetings or a catch up with friends. It also provides staff with the convenience of not having to travel to get a coffee and promotes the integration of faculties within the teaching environment.
The Iona Cafe is open from 7:30am–2:30pm, Monday to Friday, allowing students to have a nutritious breakfast if running late, or enabling parents to purchase their morning coffee after dropping their child at school. Click here for our current menu.
The Iona Performing Arts Centre
St Columba is widely regarded for its Performing Arts Program — not only within the region but also across NSW and Australia. The Program has been recognised in all three disciplines of Dance, Drama and Music by the NSW Standards Education Authority (NESA), and continues to set the benchmark for Performing Arts.
The Iona Performing Arts Centre was completed in 2017. As well as hosting the school’s co-curricular activities and ensembles, the centre also provides opportunities for community engagement and commercial use. The facilities of the Iona Centre are outstanding and will provide a wealth of possibilities for students within the program
Iona Sports Centre
St Columba students have access to a range of modern sporting facilities, including an indoor basketball stadium, tennis courts, cricket oval and cricket nets, soccer field, rugby field, and a 400m athletics track.
Vocational education and training (VET) provides skills and knowledge for work through a national training system. The system consists of a network of training providers that work together to provide nationally consistent training across Australia. The Trade Training Centre is proud to offer quality training at its facility through their RTO – the Association of Independent Schools. Not only do students work towards a VET qualification but they also complete a HSC subject.