St. Columb’s College will be offering counselling through their usual provider FamilyWorks from

June 28th – July 14th and August 16th – August 27th

If, as a pupil of St. Columb’s College or a parent or carer of a pupil here and you are concerned about mental health issues, please do not hesitate to contact FamilyWorks using the guidelines below.

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On Thursday, 20th May, 16 6th form pupils received their Pope John Paul II Awards at the College’s Valedictory Mass. Less than one week later an additional, socially distanced award ceremony took place in St Eugene’s Cathedral on the night of Wednesday 26th. Representing the College, and receiving is Gold Award was Liam Dunne. The guest speaker, Baroness Nuala O’Loan spoke passionately about the need to cherish and proclaim your faith in these challenging times of the pandemic.

In total, awards were distributed to 301 pupils from across the Diocese.  There were 13 gold awards, 1 silver award and 2 bronze awards presented to St Columb’s awardees. The Pope John Paul II Award recognises young peoples’ commitment to faith and community. Making young people visible in their church, community and society. This award is an ingenious way to direct the energy of the youth to something positive and constructive. It is probably the best way to commemorate the commitment of the former Pope to the young people of the world.

The award leader would like to thank the Diocesan Catechetical Centre and the RE department of the College for their assistance throughout the year.

Pictured below is Award Leader, Mr Paul McGarry, awardee Liam Dunne, musician Derek Ryan and Bishop Donal McKeown.



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.



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.




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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