Here at St Columba's PS we offer children the chance to join our school in Reception Class once they turn 4. The children can begin school on their 4thbirthday or on the first Monday following their birthday if their birthday is at the weekend. The children enjoy all aspects of whole school life whilst being taught the curriculum appropriate for their Pre-School year. The children who attend Reception Class then move on to P1 in the school having had the opportunity to become familiar with the school, our staff and the other children during their Reception year. This is of great benefit in helping the children settle to their learning and make a seamless transition from Reception to P1 as they are familiar with the school and its routines. It also enables the parents to avail of the early drop off times and after-school clubs which is of great benefit to those who have work commitments.