From the Principal's Desk:
Welcome to St Columban's Primary School, Mayfield. We are a very unique school community that boasts the highest multicultural population of any primary school in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. It is a community with a strong pastoral commitment to the families within our care and strong wider community ties.
St Columban's serves the inner city parishes of Newcastle and integrates hearing impaired students from our partner school - St Dominic's Centre for the Hearing Impaired. Children with other Learning Difficulties are also integrated into our school. The site also accommodates San Clemente High School, for junior secondary students. Our students are often invited to participate with the high school in a variety of activities and extension programs.
Our relationship with the Parish is very important in the life of the school and the education of our students. The school exists to support the Parish and the family in the religious development of the children. We work with parents and the school community to develop our students holistically, within the framework of a strong Catholic Education.
We are proud of the Dominican tradition surrounding St Columban's and the success the school has enjoyed over many years in every field of endeavour. We invite parents to be part of the school community and contribute to that tradition.