St Columba's School

St Columba's School

Elwood VIC, Melbourne Southern Suburbs & Western Port

St Columba’s Primary, ‘The little school with the big heart’

Our motto 'The little school with a big heart' represents our unique culture of care, empathy and respect for diversity. At our school, your child is never just a number. Our staff (including our principal) know all the children by name and pride themselves on creating a real sense of inclusiveness.

We know all of our children as individuals and learners. At St Columba’s, we personalise learning, providing the children in our care with the learning opportunities they need.

We care for our planet. As a 5-Star Resource Smart School, we are doing our bit to make the world a better place. Our children learn to recycle, join in beach clean-ups, join the green team and in grade 3 and 4, act as our EcoWarriors to champion sustainability.

We teach the child, not the subject. We are a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme and are pursuing authorisation as an IB World School. As educators, we select and design content, and we think carefully about the strategies we will use to help children become independent inquirers. We empower, we provoke, we question, we inspire but we never just provide an answer. What we do instead is support and guide our students to discover the answers to questions that are important to them. We aim to instil a joy for learning and to keep children curious and to question the world around them.

We offer a vibrant specialist program including Mandarin, performing and visual arts, physical education, Stephanie Alexander kitchen garden, music, and a snow team.

We welcome you and your child to come and see our unique little school with the big heart in action. Register for an open day or virtual tour. Would you like your 4-year-old child to experience what it would be like to be a prep at our school? Register for our Prep for a Day experience.

Key Facts

School uniform

The uniform is compulsory

Number of students

Total enrolment: 163
Up to Year 6: 163

Gender in depth

Female: 57%

Male: 43%

Other Requirements

Boarding school

Offers IB

Accepts international students

Activities & Support Staff


Music (3)


Sports (8)

Support Staff

Support Staff (5)

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School Details









Principal: Ms Daniella Maddalena


24 Glen Huntly Road Elwood Victoria 3184

Tel: (03) 9531 6560

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