Latest News

Letter to Parents - Minister Foley

A letter to parents/guardians has been issued by the Department of Education and Skills which can be viewed here.

Message to Sixth Class students from President Michael D. Higgins


St. Columba's is Now Co-Ed

They grow up so fast!

The little baby Blue-tits are growing up so fast. They are busy learning how to fly. We expect them to fly the nest in the coming week. We hope they make a return visit to St. Columba's next year! Check out the video below to see how big they have got!

The Early Bird Catches the Worm!

St. Columba's two resident birds have now become parents! They are busy keeping their new off-spring safe and warm in their nest with regular short-distance outings to fetch food. Watch the video and see if you can spot them!


Spring has Sprung in St. Columba's!

We have two Blue-tits busy getting their nest ready in the grounds of St. Columba's School. Watch the video clip and see if you can spot Mammy bird fixing her nest. We expect her to lay eggs in the coming days!

6th Class Service of Light

A 'Service of Light' for 6th class will be broadcast from St Columba's Church on Saturday 6th of June at 11am.



Confirmation 2020

A short video for our Confirmation class who were due to be confirmed this month. Best wishes to you all. 


First Communion 2020

A short video for our First Communion class who were due to celebrate their Communion this month. We look forward to celebrating at a later date. 


Staff Video

A short video for the students and parents from the staff of St. Columba's. 


A Note from Ms. Whelan

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Thank you for sending on your email addresses and your kind words of concern for all the staff. We are thinking of you all and hope that you are safe and well in these strange and difficult times. I would especially like to thank all our parents who work on the front line and those who work in shops and pharmacies. We will always be indebted to you.


The school is a very quiet and lonely place without the chatter and smiling faces of our girls.


In the meantime, we will regularly update the class pages on the school website. Any work that the teachers set is only a suggestion/guide to assist you during this time. We do not want to put anyone under pressure. Engaging in other activities such as baking, art and project work may suit your daughter better than the assigned tasks. Children will informally learn many new skills during these challenging times.  They will learn how to entertain themselves, how to help out at home and to work independently.


The building work is going ahead at the moment and we look forward to having a beautiful new classroom in the near future. The beautiful cherry blossom is blooming in the school garden and I think that there may be blue tits nesting in the nesting box.


Please feel free to communicate with the school via the school email (, if you have any questions or queries.


We look forward to being in our classrooms teaching your daughters once again when this crisis is over.



Best wishes always,

Eileen and all the staff in St Columba's

Accessing Resources Online

CJ Fallon eBook Reader:


CJ Fallon website:

Edco Books:

Username: primaryedcobooks        Password: edco2020


  • Go to and click register

  • Select Teacher

  • Fill in username, email and password

  • For Roll Number use this code: Prim20


Talking to Children and Young People about Covid-19

School Closure

School will remain closed in line with government regulations around Covid 19. 

We have created a dedicated page to gather together links to useful resources. You can find it under the menu or by clicking here.

Class pages will continue to be updated with a list of work for the children to complete. Please check these pages regularly. 




About Us

St Columba's N.S.
Iona Road
Dublin 9

  • St.Columba's National School opened its doors in October 1925.

  • Currently we have approximately 400 pupils on roll.

  • We have a Principal, fifteen classroom teachers, three Learning Support/Resource teachers and six Special Needs Assistants.

  • Our ancillary staff includes: the school Secretary, Aisling; the school Caretaker, Peter; and the school Lollipop person.

  • We offer a variety of after-school activities. These can vary but usually include ballet, drama, Irish dancing, gymnastics and choir.

  • If you would like to find out more about our school, do not hesitate to contact us.

Mission Statement

Saint Columba’s National School is a Catholic primary school which strives to provide a caring, happy and secure atmosphere where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of the pupils are addressed. Parents and teachers are partners in the children’s education. We recognise that co-operation and communication between home and school and the wider school community are vital ingredients in the educational process. We all share the same aim – the well-being of the children in our care.

Contact Us

St Columba's National School,
Iona Road,
Dublin 9,

Tel: +353 86 700 1901

Support Us

St Columba's School, Iona Road, was established so students from all backgrounds would have a formal education that could transform their lives and positively contribute to society. Since then, we have held true to that vision because of the generosity of countless community members and businesses who share this view. Get in touch to learn more about how to support us.