St Columban's Primary School is very fortunate to have a modern vibrant library, filled with exciting titles, activities and technology.
The students visit the Library at least twice a week, to borrow and participate in lessons. Library lessons are designed to instil in children a love of literature and a love of learning.
Our school library aims to:
- encourage students love of literature
- develop the skills of independent learning
- grow the skills for an Information age, where we are critical and innovative in the way that we deal with information.
We are fortunate to have a well-equipped computer lab where teachers can take their classes for lessons involving technology.
All teachers and students in the Maitland Newcastle Diocese are entitled to a free copy of Office 2016. Click on this link to download your free copy. This may be installed on a maximum of 5 computers in your home.
STEAM ROOM – THE THINKING HUB
St Columban’s has a flexible learning space where students can engage in hands-on practical and robotics activities. Students identified as high potential learners use this space with the Gifted Education Mentor on a regular basis and class teachers also make use of the space for Science and other practical lessons. The Thinking Hub is a partnership project with the Port of Newcastle, who have generously donated funds to create this space.
ART ROOM – THE CREATING HUB
Next door to the Thinking Hub is the Creating Hub, where students participate in Visual Art and other creative hands-on activities. This space is designed for the more ‘messy’ activities and is equipped with a sink and a wide range of materials that may be used to create. Parents are encouraged to send in materials that may be useful in this space such as cardboard, fabric, wool, etc.