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School Calendar

The 2021/22 school calendar is available here.

Government Advice on COVID-19

You can find important information and other resources for parents to download here.

Information on COVID 19 vaccines for children aged 5-11 years is available from the HSE here, and here.

Health advice

If your child is sent home from school with any COVID symptoms, your child should remain at home for a period of 48 hours. It is recommended that parents contact a GP for further advice.

Before returning to school, your child should be clear of all the following symptoms:

About Us

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

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

  • Since September 2020 we are enrolling boys in our Junior Infant classes. This means that by September 2028, our school will be a fully vetical Co-Ed. school.

  • Currently we have approximately 400 pupils on roll.

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

  • The Chairperson of our Board of Management is Mr. Frank O Connell.

  • 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.