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Welcome to St. Columba’s BNS

Situated on a five acre campus in the heart of Douglas, our school has been a centre for learning for over 100 years. Our most important resource is our staff, the Principal, class teachers and learning support teachers. We also have, in addition classroom assistants, administrative and maintenance staff

The school is well equipped with audio/visual aids. Each class has access to computer facilities including a laptop for each teacher. All classrooms are equipped with projectors to enhance the learning environment of the school. In 2009, we installed a state of the art audio visual system in the school hall which includes a 9ft screen and surround sound facilities.

The main subjects in our school are: Irish, English, Mathematics, History, Geography, Science, Religion, Nature, Physical Education, Arts & Crafts, Music & Singing, Drama, Social, Personal and Health Education. French is taught in senior classes.


Election Day 23rd May 10.04.2014

Please be advised that St. Columba’s  BNS will be closed on May 23rd to facilitate local and european elections.

Parents’ Association Newsletter April 2014 10.04.2014

The April edition of our Parents’ Association Newsletter is now available online. Please click here for further details.

Pitch and Putt blog 09.04.2014

Our new pitch and putt blog written by 6th class boys Dylan Buckley and Andrew Cotter is now available to view on our website.

Please click on our gallery for photos of our pitch and putt day out.

Please click here for further details.

Quiz champions 2014 21.03.2014

Congratulations to one of our teams consisting of Ben Scannell, Seán Nyhan, Conor Nash and Luke Dillon who won the annual Inter school Quiz 2014.
Congratulations to our other team consisting of Niall Hartnett, Suneet Mahajan, Ruairí O Connor and Kevin Ussher who finished in the top four teams of the quiz.

Many thanks to Scoil Barra Naofa for hosting the wonderful event.