St Columba’s Primary School, Elwood VIC







Established: 1918

Principal: Daniella Maddalena

Address: 24 Glenhuntly Road, Elwood 3184


Key Information


28 Teaching

4 Non Teaching


$3,040 (Primary)



About our school

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 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 teach the child, not the subject. We are an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme. 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 care for our planet. As a 5-Star Resource Smart School, we are doing our bit to make the world a better place.

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

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 private tour.

Principal's Message

Welcome to our IB World School, St Columba’s Primary in Elwood. It’s my pleasure to invite you to look around our website and get a feel for our school. We understand that choosing your child’s school is an important decision. We have a lot to offer but, first and foremost, it’s our close-knit family feel that captures the hearts of those who choose to join our school community. The warmth and genuine nurturing environment that they see and feel as they enter permeates throughout the school and well into our community.

Upcoming Dates

Thu Jul

St Columba’s Primary School, Elwood VIC – Open Morning 14 July

July 14, 2022 - 9:30 am

Sat Aug

St Columba’s Primary School, Elwood VIC – Open Morning 20 August

August 20, 2022 - 10:00 am

Wed Sep

St Columba’s Primary School, Elwood VIC – Open Morning 14 Sept

September 14, 2022 - 9:30 am

Thu Oct

St Columba’s Primary School, Elwood VIC – Open Morning 13 Oct

October 13, 2022 - 5:00 pm

NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 3 472 473 443 465 428
Year 5 561 525 525 586 532

This table above shows the average student results at this school for the year 2019.
Naplan data is sourced from:


Main Campus

24 Glenhuntly Road, Elwood, 3184

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