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Return to Education Form.

This form must be filled after every absence.

Latest Newsletter

Our  February 2021 newsletter can be viewed here.

Back to School Letter 11th of March 2021

Child Safeguarding Review 2021

Back to school letter March 1st 2021


Remote Learning Update

Dear Parents and Guardians,


 As you are now aware we will reopen for classes Junior Infants to 2nd Class on Monday March 1st. All of Mr. Flanagan's class should return to school. See back to school details here.


Our plan to continue with remote learning is as follows :

3rd to 6th class : Google Classroom. Most pupils have already logged on. If you have difficulty with passwords, email the school at and we will do our best to sort the problem as quickly as possible for you. 


Students can document their learning and communicate with their teacher through Google Classroom. Your child will be able to post their activities onto the platform being used by their class level. 


We strongly encourage our pupils to engage with us in online learning. If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact the office.


We are aware that many of our parents are front line workers and our thoughts and best wishes are with them at this challenging time.

Kind regards,

Eileen Whelan 

Admissions for September 2021

Free Flu Vaccine for Children

Details of the free flu vaccine for children aged between 2 and 17 is available here.

Health advice

If your child is sent home from school with "minor symptoms , no fever equal to or greater than 38 degrees C, no cough, no shortness of breath, no ill household contacts or history of travel, please keep your child at home for a period of 48 hours to observe emerging condition." This is the current public health advice from The HPSC and is subject to change.

For the safety of all, please contact the office by phone or email to advise of your child's return to school. Thank you .

Back to School Information Video

Information on returning to school for all classes is available here.

St. Columba's is Now a Co-Ed  School and will be fully Co -Ed by September 2028

Covid-19- School Procedures and Information

School procedures and information can be viewed here.


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, 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.

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