Carol Service

Wow!! How amazing are the children, staff and families of St.Columba’s. The carol service was brilliant and there are definitely some fantastic actors, dancers and singers amongst our children. Not forgetting our German and French speakers with their version of Silent Night.

Well done to all of you,  especially our brave solo singers. I really don’t know how you manage to prepare these performances as well as doing all your school work. I just loved the finale song for Father Chris and think I prefer your version!

I hope you are all looking forward the Christmas Holidays and I wish each and every one of you a very special, peaceful and happy Christmas.

Love and best wishes

Claire Gustafson


Governor Update

Hello everyone,

Firstly let me apologise for not being on here for a while, I hope you are all well and enjoying your first term of the school year.

I especially like this time of year the most, I always remember the weeks leading up to Advent and then Christmas being a lovely time in school full of happiness and excitement.

This evening we have held a Full Governor’s Meeting and welcomed our new chair, Mr Fleming. He is a very nice man who, like Mrs Simms did previously, has the very best interests of the school, the staff and especially the pupils at heart and we are all happy for him to lead our Governing body.

I would also like to thank our previous chair Mrs Simms for her dedication and hard work over her two year tenure as chair, you are very much an appreciated member of the Governing body so thank you again.

I look forward to keeping in regular contact with you all, don’t forget if anyone has any questions for myself or any other members of the Governing body please get in touch we are always available to help you whenever possible.

Take Care.

Marc D’Arcy


I wish to take this opportunity to inform the staff, pupils and families of St Columba’s that my term of office ends this month. It has been an honour and a privilege to serve as Chair of Governors for the past two years. There have been several staff appointments made during this time and the Governing Body has been reconstituted.

The school is going from strength to strength, thanks to the dedication and hard work of Miss Evans and her staff. The school’s Mission Statement and the School Vision are not merely information notices hanging on the walls, the are lived out each day by everyone in the school. Families are confident in the knowledge that their child is well educated, nurtured and loved at St Columba’s.

The election of the Chair of Governors will take place this week and I offer my best wishes and support to the new Chair. I am delighted to remain a Foundation Governor at St Columba’s.

Every good wish,

Josie Simms


Apologies that I could not make it in to the end of year celebrations and prize giving but thank you for my invite. I wanted to wish all staff, children and their families a happy and safe summer break.

Good luck and best wishes to our year 6 children as they move on to secondary school – you will all go on to do amazing things having had a great start with your St.Columba’s family.

Claire Gustafson

Wonderful afternoon!

I spent a wonderful afternoon in school today. First of all Miss Evans showed Mrs Russell, Mr D’Arcy and myself  around most of the classes; we were so impressed. The classes and corridors have spectacular displays, all very impressive and interesting. The pupils welcomed us with big smiles and showed us what they had been learning recently by answering questions and showing us work in their books.

After our tour, we went into the hall to watch the Year Six play. The Lion King is my favourite Disney, I went to see the play in London several years ago, but I enjoyed the St Columba’s version much more! Such talent! The singing, dancing, acting, costumes and scenery were all fantastic. The audience loved every minute.

Thank you very much for such an enjoyable afternoon.

Josie Simms


Good Luck Eveybody!

Hello everyone,

I just want to wish all of the children and staff in Years 2 and 6 the best of luck with our Key Stage 1 and 2 SATs results today, I hope all of your hard work and your teacher’s hard work has helped you gain the best results you can achieve.

I will be thinking of you all and will keep my fingers crossed!

Take care.


Read for the Stars

Congratulations to all our ‘read for the stars’ winners this week. Hope you have enjoyed your picnic outside, it’s been such a lovely day for you all. Keep up the fantastic work and most of all enjoy reading lots of new books at school and at home with your families.

” The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go” -Dr.Seuss

Claire Gustafson