In celebration of Child Protection Week, children at Columba Cottage were treated to a day focused on personal safety with visits from the Bravehearts Education Team and the local police and fire brigade to provide our children with the knowledge of how to stay safe in emergencies and in a range of situations from bullying to sexual assault.… Read More Keeping Safe at Columba Cottage
A superhero is dedicated to fighting crime, protecting the public and battling super-villains. This week at Columba Cottage our friends dressed as superheroes to support Bear Cottage’s mission to “lighten the load for children with life-limiting illnesses [because] some children need heroes, some need superheroes”. Bear Cottage is New South Wales’ only children’s hospice which is… Read More Superhero week!
Red Nose Day reduces the number of sudden and unexpected deaths among children and babies, by raising money to support campaigns on safe sleeping, safe wrapping, supervised tummy time, and safe strategies on moving from a cot to a toddler bed. There is also critical research to understand why stillbirth and other sudden deaths occur, as well… Read More Red Nose Day
Columba Cottage staff, children, parents and friends were joined by St Columba Anglican School (SCAS) students and residents from Regis Aged Care Port Macquarie for the inaugural Teddy Bears Picnic to raise funds for the Stillbirth Foundation Australia, held in the sunshine on the front oval at St Columba Anglican School. Stillbirth Foundation Australia provides… Read More Teddy Bears Picnic raises close to $1,000 for Stillbirth Foundation Australia
Columba Cottage children, parents and staff paid their respects by marching at the Port Macquarie ANZAC Day March this week, and then attended the Commemoration service at the War Memorial at the corner of Clarence & Horton Streets. Pictured below is Havarna with a picture of her Great Great Grandfather who fought in World War I and… Read More ANZAC Day March 2017
A is for Alphabet and F is for Four fluffy feathers on a Fiffer-feffer-feff! Our Columba Cottage parents, children and caregivers were greeted by Jo, the Fiffer-feffer-feff upon their arrival this morning on Dr Seuss Day today! Our Preschoolers were also read to by the Grinch, and three Cats in Hats roamed the centre. Today is… Read More Dr Seuss Day!