St Columb’s College is a community, inspired by the Spirit of Christ.  Christ’s commandment to love God and neighbour inspires a caring ethos, which is expressed in relationships within and beyond the College.

  • Education in the College is person-centred.  It promotes the dignity, self-esteem and full development of each person made in God’s image and uniquely loved  by God.
  • Education in the College is inclusive.  It is respectful of, and engages with people of all beliefs; it encourages the religious development of all in their own   faith.
  • Education in the College is rooted in the Gospel values of Respect for Life, Love, Solidarity, Truth and Justice; it aims to harmonise faith and culture, build a better society and pursue the Common Good.

St Columb’s College provides a curriculum which offers high quality, rounded education for all pupils so that they can develop their full uniqueness and potential. Staff are committed to, and have opportunities for, teamwork and personal professional development.

In the College, the person and message of Christ find expression in:

  • Faith, service, prayer and worship;
  • The development of each person’s full potential in a climate of joy, freedom, respect, challenge, co-operation and celebration;
  • The enrichment of pupil and staff life – intellectual, physical, spiritual, moral, social and emotional;
  • The promotion of a spirit of charity, social justice, global awareness and concern for others leading to practical outreach and partnerships;
  • A culture of tolerance where staff, pupils and visitors of diverse identities are recognised, welcomed, respected and cherished;
  • Listening, mutual understanding, trust, reconciliation, healing and peace;
  • The preparation of pupils to lead fulfilling and purposeful lives which will contribute to the Common Good.

St Columb’s College leads the way as a strong learning community, co-operating fully with others to provide a breadth of opportunity for the young people of this area.