Welcome to St Columba’s Catholic Primary School: From Mrs C O’Donnell our Headteacher

It is our ultimate aim at St Columba’s to educate the ‘Whole Child’ so that they are valued for their uniqueness, feel truly loved and know that God is there for them in their life.

 Our school is a welcoming community that strives to follow the values of the Gospel in all we do.

All children are different and bring their own gifts, talents and needs. It is our job at St Columba’s to recognise the special qualities each child brings and to support their growth.

Children, parents and parish who are part of the St Columba’s family contribute to the life of our school in so many ways. We appreciate all their support as it is by working together that we help our children to become the best they can be.

Year 5’s – guide of how to say the Rosary with your family.

When you’re starting you need to hold your Rosary  beads by the cross because that’s where you need to start.

At the first bead say one Our Father. For each of the next three beads say one Hail Mary for each bead. Before you move onto the fourth bead say the Glory Be once( say this on the chain, or string in between beads). Then you are onto the main necklace part of the rosary. You now have a run of 10 beads, this is called a decade.

For each bead say one Hail Mary (that’s 10 altogether).After the last Hail Mary say one Glory Be before you go onto the next bead where you will the say the Our Father once. You’re then onto the next run of 10 beads, say another 10 Hail Mary’s ( that’s another 10) . After this you will need to repeat the Glory Be another 4 times after each of the next run of 10 beads ( a further 10 Hail Mary’s for each run ).

A People Place

If this is not a place where tears are understood,

Where do I go to cry?

If this is not a place where my spirits can take wing,

Where do I go to fly?

If this is not a place where my questions can be asked,

Where do I go to seek?

If this is not a place where my feelings can be heard,

Where do I go to speak?

If this is not a place where you’ll accept me as I am,

Where can I go to be?

If this is not a place where I can try to learn and grow,

Where can I be just me?

Saint Columba’s is an outstanding Catholic school, where the dedication and drive of all staff and governors leads to high standards, continuous improvement and excellent provision for all pupils.

RE Inspection Report 2012

Please read the full ‘Outstanding’ Inspection Report contained in the Parents Information section of this website.