At St Columba’s we place great emphasis on the care and wellbeing of all pupils. All pupils are known as individuals; their personal qualities are appreciated, their individual needs are recognised and their progress and attainment monitored throughout their years at School.
Pupils belong to one of the four Houses - Craigmarloch, Duchal, Kilallan and Strathgryffe. Members of the same family will normally belong to the same House. The House system promotes a strong sense of community where pupils of all ages integrate with one another and older pupils help and support our younger pupils.
The Head of House is a key person for pupils and parents and is the first point of contact with the School. The Head of House is responsible for Personal and Social Education, monitoring progress and attainment, subject choice and UCAS applications. Heads of House meet pupils individually at least twice per session and are available at all parents’ evenings.
House Captains play an important role in supporting the members, particularly the younger members, of their House. Every new pupil is allocated a Regent from Senior VI to ensure that their entry to Senior School is a happy one.