Education In Faith
We envisage Columba to be a place where the love of God is experienced through everyday actions. A place where everyone feels welcome, respected, accepted and nurtured.
Religious Education Program
We believe that faith development is an ongoing journey and that Religious Education must be seen within a developmental framework. The family is central to all learning, with parents being the primary educators of their children. Therefore strong family, school and parish links are encouraged.
Liturgies and Masses
On particular occasions, the whole school community attends Mass at Iona church. Other times we hold masses and liturgies in our Multipurpose Room. Parents are most welcome to attend all school masses and are encouraged to attend liturgical celebrations held at various times throughout the school year.
Sacramental ProgramThe rituals of the sacraments are celebrated in the Parish Communities of Columba Bunyip, St.James, Nar Nar Goon and St. Johns Koo Wee Rup in the company of other children. Through the Family-centred, Parish-based, School-supported model, children are able to recognise Jesus’ presence in their lives and come to know God more closely. Our education and faith development in the sacraments is a Prep to Grade Six program. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated in Year 3, Eucharist is celebrated also in Year 3 and the Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated in Year 6.