Principal's Welcome

Mike Connolly (1).jpgI feel privileged to be able to lead such a fine College. St ​Columban’s has a rich tradition, dynamic and inclusive spirit, and a strong sense of community.

The staff display a commitment which is exemplary. I am​ impressed with the sincerity, generosity and willingness of students to respond to issues. They show a strong sense of social justice and emulate values of leadership nee​​ded for the society of the future in the 21st century.

The College has many different programs and caters to a broad range of needs. It has high expectations of students and forms a partnership with students and their families. This learning partnership gives ownership to the students in a context of respect and shared vision of best possible outcomes.

© Brisbane Catholic Education, St Columban's College (2023)​

Students are encouraged to reach potential and to step out of their comfort zones. Standards of excellence are set in all areas and students will be challenged to apply themselves diligently - leading programs in technology, academic and vocational excellence are set for our students. Our College program embraces the performing arts and provides opportunities for performance and expression. It also has a strong tradition of participating in TAS interschool sport on Saturday mornings with a very dedicated sporting department.

The celebration of mission and faith at St Columban’s College is reflected in its support and partne​rships with disadvantaged groups, outreach to those in need and a wonderful retreat and liturgy program in the spirit of its charism of Edmund Rice. The Christian Brothers who founded the College are truly respected in the surrounds anchored in the beauty and spirituality of the Community Chapel. Love and concern for others underpin our core Christian values. The community includes strong networks of past students, parents, friends and supporters, who all feel very proud to be a part of such a unique and alive Catholic educational institution.

I would welcome you to explore this website and invite you to visit us in our beautiful environmental setting and experience the charm of St Columban's College.

Michael Connolly ​