Welcome to St Columba Anglican School. I am delighted you are visiting our website, and hope it gives you a good insight into our pedagogy and values. As you explore our programs and facilities, may I invite you to come and experience the Primary School in action. We offer a broad, challenging, academic curriculum, that is integrated with pastoral care initiatives, and sporting and cultural pursuits. Within the context of a family, Christian environment, we promote a fun atmosphere where students are engaged, motivated and self-directed in their learning.
Blessed with modern, state-of-the-art facilities and beautiful grounds, our Primary School offers a caring, secure and supportive learning environment for Kindergarten to Year 6 students. Successful learners of the future will be creative, confident and disciplined. Academic results are a component of this profile but they are not the only ingredients. This is why we want our students to have an education that provides the social skills and physical health and well being, that gives them the emotional strength to deal with life’s challenges.
We employ highly qualified and passionate teachers who promote a love of learning, pride in individual and collective achievement, and a sense of belonging for students throughout their academic, social, emotional and spiritual development. We work to develop each student’s sense of self-efficacy and the character traits that enable this, such as hard work, self-control, grit and adaptive thinking
When your child attends our Primary School, they will be encouraged and supported to:
- Achieve their personal best
- Complete tasks to the best of their ability
- Have a positive attitude towards their learning
- Be confident, self-assured and assertive
- Be critical thinkers
- Become skilled in the use of information technology
- Participate fully in opportunities presented to them
- Develop and define their personal spirituality within an Anglican framework
We invite you and your family to visit our school to experience the welcoming, energetic and happy atmosphere for yourself.
Ms Shannon Rosewood, the Head of Primary at St Columba Anglican School, completed her Masters of Education (Special Education) at Newcastle University and also holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Western Sydney.
Ms Rosewood’s career in Primary education began at Blue Mountains Grammar School. She commenced teaching at Abbotsleigh in 2005, where she held the positions of Year 3, 5 and 6 Coordinator. Ms Rosewood was the Head of Junior School at New England Girls’ School until 2017.
Commencing at St Columba Anglican School is the highlight of her professional journey because of the opportunities for innovation and the clear and determined drive towards excellence by the school leadership team.
Ms Rosewood believes that every child should be challenged and stimulated in their learning journey. It is her role to build strong foundations in literacy and numeracy across the school, ensuring that they are supplemented by engaging programs in all subject areas. Intellectual rigour, creative thinking and diversity are paramount to learning.