Ethos & Spiritual Life
As an independent Catholic school conducted in the educational tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, a core value of St Columba’s College (SCC) is the formation of the whole person. We provide a holistic education that is rooted in religious values, structured through friendly discipline, nurtured by personal attention and committed to academic excellence. At SCC, ours is “an education of the head and heart,” and we strive to create an environment where “every pupil is known, valued, and treasured.”
Whilst St Columba’s is one of many schools in this tradition that operate in 30 countries across the globe, it is British in its educational structure, and we welcome and celebrate students of all faith traditions.
All Columban students are required to participate in the RE curriculum, prayer, liturgies and other religious activities offered as part of the College programme; however, our pupils are not proselytised. That is, they are taught the Catholic faith and experience its dynamism in the daily life of the Columban community, but they are encouraged to practise their own faith tradition and to respect and reverence the traditions and world views of others.