Message from Principal arthur
St. Columba’s Girls National School with Facility for Deaf Children
To the Families, Friends and Visitors of our school,
We are a privileged community in St. Columba’s GNS with Facility for Deaf Children. We have a long and proud tradition of a dedicated staff, engaged and committed parents and a group of well-mannered and enthusiastic children, all working together to achieve a common goal. We should never take this for granted. We all need to continue to do our best to ensure that we preserve and maintain this wonderful ecosystem of learning, support and fun.
There is a story that we often tell in St Columba’s about filling and dipping into buckets. You fill someone’s bucket by being kind and saying nice things. When you fill another person’s bucket you also fill your own. Being unkind to others or taking from someone’s bucket cannot fill your own. Please remember as we interact with each other that pupils are children, parents are doing their best and teachers are human.
St Columba’s GNS is the original parish school in Douglas. In 1999 we amalgamated with Our Lady’s School for Hearing Impaired. We have grown over the years and today we invite and celebrate difference of all kinds: differences in physical and cognitive needs and abilities and differences in culture, ethnicity and denomination. We reflect society and we are united in the aim of wanting our children to be confident and independent learners, to be effective communicators and to be resilient in the face of challenge. We want to best prepare them to lead happy and fulfilled lives now and when they grow up to be adults.
Let us all continue to do our best to nourish and sustain our lovely school community.