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Why Choose St Columbanus College?

You’ve probably thought a lot about where to go after primary school. Here are some reasons why our students and their parents have chosen St Columbanus’ College.

Change the World.

St. Columbanus’ College is involved in work in our local community, and beyond. We recently were awarded the Belfast Telegraph Making a Difference award for best school because of our outstanding community work and inclusion. International research places us at the pinnacle of inclusive schools in Northern Ireland. We are very proud of this recognition in relation to what is central to all we do.

Be part of a Faith Community.

St Columbanus’ College is a Catholic College founded on principles of faith. Self-respect, mutual respect, honesty, integrity and the willingness to work for the benefit of others are central tenets of our work. The Christian values we profess as a Faith Based school are evident in our ethos and practice and the principles /values flow through every aspect of school life.

Outstanding pastoral care.

When you combine passionate and caring staff with a highly effective pastoral structure, you get a community designed to ensure that all children are included and equally valued. From the minute you start at St Columbanus’ College, you will be cared for by staff in a close-knit, caring environment, with student services and support focused on the individual needs of our children.

We have been described by ETI as “a happy school with a can do attitude”. It is our belief that happy and content children working in a climate of cooperation and high expectation will achieve their full potential.

Inclusive education for all.

We are committed to providing quality Catholic Education for all, regardless of a pupil’s background. A broad and balanced curriculum which places the needs of each child at the center of our focus provides each individual with a range of options for future pathways, while our student support services will provide you with personal guidance to assist you in making the right choices as you progress through the College.