St. Columba’s N.S. is a Church of Ireland school under the patronage of the Bishop of Cashel and Ossory.
St. Columba’s N.S. is a community where all pupils are equally valued and respected – irrespective of sex, social background, family circumstance, educational achievement, physical characteristics or intellectual functioning.
Pupils experience a sense of caring and belonging. They are treated fairly and their spiritual, moral and religious development is encouraged, as is their intellectual, social and academic achievement.
We are a community where moral values such as honesty, truthfulness, justice, fairness, sensitivity to others and civic responsibility are nurtured and protected. The justification for these qualities is based on Biblical teachings as interpreted in the context of the Church of Ireland.
The work of the school is conducted in an atmosphere of tolerance and respect for religious differences.
Religious Education occupies a central position in the school curriculum and is regarded as a core subject.
St. Columba’s N.S. is a place where the traditions and teachings of the Church of Ireland inform the position taken in regard to the moral issues which arise in the teaching of secular subjects.