St Columba's College Crest
The College Crest captures symbolically our community inspiration and mission.
St Columba’s Catholic College takes the name of Columba (in Irish, Columcille) meaning ‘the dove of the Church,’ the sixth century missionary who founded the monastery on the island of Iona. He is known for his simplicity of life and the respect afforded him by all he met. Columba’s life radiates the immense richness of creation and the peace that comes from a joyful awareness of the love of God in every area of life. The dove reminds us, too, of the Holy Spirit, who gives us the courage to contribute to building up the Kingdom of justice at the heart of the message of Jesus Our Lord.
Together then, the dove and the olive branches of the College crest proclaim the goals, which will enable our students to be peacemakers in our world: ‘to act justly, to love tenderly and to walk humbly with our God'.