COVID - Parent Update September 2020

COVID – Parent Update September 2020


The staff at St. Columbanus’ College are delighted to welcome our students back. This school year presents some unique challenges.

As a ‘Rights Respecting School’ which consistently achieves outstanding pastoral care, please rest assured that our pastoral focus continues to be on striking a balance between the well-being of your child and also protecting our entire College community within the relevant parameters set by the Education Authority.

We wish to clarify that pupils are permitted to go to the toilet at break and lunch and throughout the school day.  They are able to access facilities without leaving their “bubbles”.

Pupils are also permitted to make use of our outside facilities at break and lunch for recreational purposes.  Again at all times, students are limited to their “bubbles” and this is overseen by all staff.

Unfortunately extra-curricular activities have been postponed as a direct result of Covid-restricted guidelines set by the Department of Education.  However, they will resume in the foreseeable future, once it is safe to do so.

Please bear with us as we adjust to the guidelines and be assured that your child remains our priority.