Great heights have been reached this year in Aerospace at St Columban’s College Caboolture. With the recent delivery of a 1963 Beach Craft Musketeer aircraft and the established partnerships with leading industry players QANTAS, Airbus, Aviation Australia and QG Air the College is well underway for delivering an authentic enriched Aerospace program and Aerospace Faculty in 2020.
The delivery of the Beechcraft Musketeer is in time for the launch of the newly established StC Aero Club, which will see students having access to industry experts in the field of engineering, maintenance and aircraft building and design. Every two weeks students will be working on restoring the newly purchased aircraft. The College is most fortunate to have established connections within industry, this will form a group of expert mentors including a Licence Aircraft Maintenance Engineer from QANTAS, Airbus A380 Captain and a QANTAS Pilot, all which are willing to donate their time and expertise on a fortnightly bases. It is envisaged these mentors will also act as career mentors for the Aviation minded students at St Columban’s College.
Across the College throughout the year, St Columban’s College has had an abundance of student industry immersion activities, ranging from an Aerospace Industry speaker evening, facility back of house visits to Aviation Australia, GE Aviation and QANTAS Hanger 3. The College regularly hosts incursions from Industry, including the RAAF, Sim Jet, Boeing and QANTAS, these visits have allowed students to experience the latest Virtual Reality equipment used in industry to train Pilots as well the best flight simulators available. These student opportunities provide for contextualise subject matter within the classrooms across curriculum, allowing students to engage in future career prospects from an early age, by connecting students with the reality of working in the Aerospace Industry.
Trade Training Centre
Our state of the art facilities also include the Trade Training Centre which is fitted with industry quality equipment consisting of a commercial kitchen, an operational restaurant and coffee shop/bar, alfresco dining area, as well as a fully equipped commercial hairdressing salon. The Training centre also offers training focussed on Hospitality, Kitchen Operations and Hairdressing.
Mentor Academy Program
The Mentor Academy Program at St Columban’s College is designed to assist students in achieving all of their goals, from academic and cultural to sporting. We understand that the demands on a student can be tough and that managing time and workloads can be stressful.
Through the Mentor Academy Program we work with students to assist in planning and managing, training and study loads and assist in communicating with a students teachers in times of high demand 'Together Everyone Achieves More.'
Career & Training Centre
The College has a well-supported Career and Training Centre with four full-time staff. The Centre is situated in the Edmund Rice Centre. The Centre is a hub for student information and access. Students and parents are encouraged to visit the Centre to speak with the team around structured work placement or work experience, school based traineeships and apprenticeships, applying for part-time jobs, tertiary pathways, subject enquiries or individual future careers pathways. The Centre is open from 7.30am – 4pm daily, 5 days a week.
Music & Instrumental Program
To promote students’ musical education and enjoyment of music, the College offers a private instrumental tuition program. This program is conducted at and
administered by the College and includes a variety of opportunities for a student to participate in solo and group performances. A group of qualified and talented instrumental tutors offer their services through the College.
Please click on the link below to view our 2019 Instrumental Enrolment form
St Columban’s College is easily accessible by both train and bus services. It is within a short walking distance of the Caboolture Railway Station and bus companies, Kangaroo Bus Lines, Caboolture Bus Lines, Bribie Island Coaches and Coast and Country Buses all run School Bus Services with a drop off at St Columban’s College.
Queensland Rail - 131230
Caboolture Bus Lines Telephone: 5495 4744
Bribie Island Coaches Telephone: 3408 2562
Kangaroo Bus Lines Telephone: 1300 287 525
Coast and Country Buses Telephone: 1300 428 737
I feel privileged to be able to lead such a fine College. St Columban’s has a rich tradition, dynamic and inclusive spirit, and a strong sense of community.
The staff display a commitment which is exemplary. I am impressed with the sincerity, generosity and willingness of students to respond to issues. They show a strong sense of social justice and emulate values of leadership needed for the society of the future in the 21st century.
The College has many different programs and caters to a broad range of needs. It has high expectations of students and forms a partnership with students and their families. This learning partnership gives ownership to the students in a context of respect and shared vision of best possible outcomes.
Students are encouraged to reach potential and to step out of their comfort zones. Standards of excellence are set in all areas and students will be challenged to apply themselves diligently - leading programs in technology, academic and vocational excellence are set for our students. Our College program embraces the performing arts and provides opportunities for performance and expression. It also has a strong tradition of participating in TAS interschool sport on Saturday mornings with a very dedicated sporting department.
The celebration of mission and faith at St Columban’s College is reflected in its support and partnerships with disadvantaged groups, outreach to those in need and a wonderful retreat and liturgy program in the spirit of its charism of Edmund Rice. The Christian Brothers who founded the College are truly respected in the surrounds anchored in the beauty and spirituality of the Community Chapel. Love and concern for others underpin our core Christian values. The community includes strong networks of past students, parents, friends and supporters, who all feel very proud to be a part of such a unique and alive Catholic educational institution.
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