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Pupils from 10F who recently completed an OCN - Entry Level (3) in Personal Success and Well-being. Pictured are Micheal Lamberton, Codie Crawford, Jake Durey and Caden Wade. Also pictured are Mrs M Matthewson(Form Tutor) and Mr M McConnellogue (Senior Teacher). Missing from the photograph are Tiernan Grant and Nathan Stewart.

 

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Pupils from 10E who recently completed an OCN - Entry Level (3) in Personal Success and Well-being. Pictured are Ciaran McCauley, Shea Taylor, Wiktor Korzeniewski, Brian Gallagher, Shane Cassidy, Reece McCool and Tim O'Donnell. Also pictured is Mr M McConnellogue (Senior Teacher). Missing from the photograph is Tiernan O'Donnell.

 

 

 

Required for the Academic Year 2021-22

The Board of Governors of St Columb’s College invites applications to the following posts:

Teaching Posts:

Full-time Permanent Post

Post 1 - Teacher of Biology (with the ability to offer another Science subject to A-level an advantage)  Click here for Application Pack

Full-time Temporary Post (One-year)

Post 2 - Teacher of Irish (with the ability to offer another Language subject to GCSE-level an advantage)  Click here for Application Pack

Full-time Temporary Post (Maternity Cover)

Post 3 - Teacher of Biology (with the ability to offer another Science subject to GCSE-level an advantage) – Required for late September 2021  Click here for Application Pack

Essential Criteria:

  • Qualified Teacher, registered with the GTCNI and recognised by the Department of Education to teach at second level;
  • Honours Degree (minimum 2:2) or equivalent in the required subject(s) or Bachelor of Education Degree with the required subject(s) as the main component.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Preference may be given to applicants who:
  • Have a higher classification of degree (or equivalent qualification) in the required subject(s);
  • Have a minimum of one year’s teaching experience in the delivery of the subject(s) at Key Stage 3/GCSE-level;
  • Have a minimum of one year’s teaching experience in the delivery of the subject(s) at A-level;
  • Are able to teach another subject of the school’s curriculum (see above);
  • Have competence in the use of ICT in the teaching of the subject(s).


The Board of Governors seek to appoint teachers who are able and willing to contribute to the Catholic ethos of the College and who will enrich the experiences of the pupils through participation in extra-curricular activities.

To all applicants:
The Selection Panel reserves the right to enhance criteria to facilitate a manageable shortlist.
Shortlisted applications will be held on file for similar vacancies which may arise within the next 12 months.  Canvassing either directly or indirectly will disqualify applicants.  In line with our Child Protection Procedures, successful candidates are required to apply for and pay £33 to Access NI for an Enhanced Disclosure of Criminal Record Certificate.

CVs will not be read or considered. 

Application Forms for the above posts are available from the College Office and must be returned to the Bursar by 12.00 noon on Monday 10th May 2021.

The College is an Equal Opportunities Employer

St Columbs College Year 13 student Marc Kirk (Ambassador Prefect), making a cheque presentation to Fr. Chris Ferguson (School Chaplain) for Trocaire. The College community raised an outstanding total of £6000 during lockdown by doing walks, cycles, and runs. Mr Green also took a dip in Enagh Lough in sub-zero temperatures. Also pictured are Jerico Atos (Deputy Head Prefect) Keenan McLaren (Prefect) Mr M McConnellogue (Senior Teacher) and Mr FJM Madden (Principal).

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Important information for Parent(s)/Guardian(s)/Carer(s) of Primary 6 pupils in relation to Transfer 2022-2023

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s)/Carer(s)

The Boards of Governors of St Columb’s College and Thornhill College have reflected carefully upon the continuing impact of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and the considerable disruption that this has had on our local community and in particular on the education of pupils currently in Primary 6. These young people have faced a year of unprecedented challenge which has undoubtedly had a significant impact on mental and emotional well-being. There is also no guarantee that disruption might not continue into the first term of the 2021-2022 school year when these pupils are in Primary 7.

In response to these exceptional circumstances, and with a desire to provide a degree of certainty to those young people who would wish to attend our schools, the Boards of Governors and Principals of both schools have agreed that they will not use academic criteria for admission to Year 8 in September 2022. This decision has been communicated to the Minister and we are awaiting his response.

This means that:

  • Neither St Columb’s College or Thornhill College will use outcomes from the GL Entrance Assessment as part of their Admissions Criteria for the 2022-2023 academic year. Pupils applying to either school will not be required to provide a GL Entrance Assessment result.
  • Both schools temporarily amended their Admissions Criteria for the 2021-2022 academic year; these will remain in place for the 2022-2023 academic year, subject to the Boards of Governors annual review.
  • The Admissions Criteria for both Colleges for entry in September 2022 will be published by the Education Authority (EA) in Autumn 2021, according to its normal timetable.

Each school remains committed to their own individual Catholic ethos and values and will continue to provide high quality teaching and learning, coupled with the highest standards of pastoral care. All those young people who would normally apply to be admitted to each individual school are strongly encouraged to continue to do so.

We believe that this is the right decision for our schools and local communities and we hope that this decision provides much needed clarity for those Primary 6 pupils and their Parents/Guardians/Carers who would like to apply for admission to our schools.

From the Boards of Governors and Principals of:


St Columb’s College
Thornhill College


26th March 2021

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