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We wish to extend our congratulations to one of our Fifth Class pupils who recently received a prize at Carlow Enterprise Awards. She won an award for her ‘Trolley Jolly Pad’ design which she entered into the Student Concept Competition. Well done.

Parent Teacher Association Annual Christmas Walk

St. Columba’s National School Parent Teacher Association will host an Annual Christmas Walk in Altamont Gardens on Sunday 10th of December, 2017 at 2p.m. There will be an Altamont Trail Quiz on the day and prizes for the best Christmas jumper. Refreshments will be served after the walk. Everyone is welcome. All monies raised from the sponsorship cards will go towards Christmas celebrations for the children in our school. Many thanks to the O.P.W. and Altamont Gardens for allowing us to hold the event.  We wish to extend our thanks to our P.T.A. on their wonderful work.

School Closure

The Department of Education and Skills have announced that all schools will close tomorrow due to red weather warnings being extended to all counties. St. Columba’s N.S. will remain closed on Monday 16th October, 2017. Keep safe everyone.

Thank you

Thank you to all of our pupils, parents, staff and wider community for a wonderful school year. We look forward to seeing you all again in the new school year.

We wish our Sixth Class well in their new adventures.

School will re-open on Wednesday 30th August 2017 for all classes.

The school closures list for 2017-18 may be found here.