At St Columba’s we aim to recognise the individual and to develop the whole person. By identifying and nurturing the unique talents and skills of each student we encourage all to realise their full potential. Through the teaching of our values – Integrity, Compassion and Aspiration - and the promotion of academic rigour and extracurricular excellence we strive to create an environment that is challenging and vibrant, and a culture which celebrates effort, determination, self-belief and achievement.
In our staff we look for role models, engaged learners, enthusiastic leaders and exemplary citizens. We respect their learning and value their loyalty. We support and encourage personal and professional development, to recognise commitment, and reward endeavour.
We welcome the active involvement of parents and the community and strive to develop the close, effective relationships, which allow us to work together to achieve the aims of the School. In turn, we extend to them the benefits of all that St Columba’s has to offer.
At the heart of our teaching is the belief that education is of little value unless it promotes humanity, encourages the instinct to serve, to work as a member of a team, and develops qualities such as resilience, courage and compassion. Indeed, we recognise that our success as educators will be judged by the quality of the lives our pupils choose to pursue on leaving St Columba’s, and of their ability to contribute effectively to the modern world. Our ambition is to prepare young people who are fine ambassadors for their School, their community and their country.