Management's Address

Welcome to Columba College’s website.

We, here, at Columba College pride ourselves in knowing each student individually and the support structures we have established to guide our students through their education. This website aims to give you a comprehensive overview of the wide variety of curricular subject options, cross-curricular initiatives and programmes and extra-curricular activities available in our school. It has been designed to give you a clear insight of what Columba College has to offer and what life in Columba College is all about.

Columba College is a member of the Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board, that aims to provide dynamic, diverse and innovative education and training services to all. We are a learner centred school, who celebrates inclusion and leads with innovation.

We are a medium size school and pride ourselves on our unique ability to get to know all our students personally. Our teachers are highly qualified, dynamic and are a committed team who inspire our students to succeed to the highest possible level academically and personally. Our staff continue to upskill and evolve with the ever-changing educational landscape to ensure high quality, innovative 21st century teaching and learning in our school. We expect all students to strive for excellence and challenge themselves on a daily basis. We strive to aid our students to do their best academically and to develop skills that will benefit them in whatever profession they choose. We pride ourselves on the relationships we have cultivated with all stakeholders of our school and with our local community.

We believe that our students are the best ambassadors for our school and this website will show you just what our students are achieving on a daily basis in Columba College.

Columba College is an evolving school which continues to grow and enhance the provision for our students. We offer our students a safe, caring environment and a friendly school community which will enable them to develop into mature, confident and well-rounded individuals.

We, as Principal and Deputy Principal, are confident that Columba College provides a holistic education of the highest quality across academic, pastoral, cultural and social arenas. Having introduced our iPad initiative, overseen the seamless introduction of the new Junior Cycle, established our Transition Year Programme, introduced new subjects and established our Autism Unit (Tír na Realtaí), we have had a busy few years in Columba College! We are confident, more than ever, that our students are participating in 21st century learning and preparing for the employment of the future. We look forward to the upcoming changes to our school over the coming years following the announcement of a substantial investment to provide a new buildings and facilities to our growing school.

Please explore our website and see what Columba College has to offer.

Dermot Brady

Margaret Coady