Columba Catholic College has an enrolment of approximately 600 students.
The population of the College comprises students from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds and includes students from rural Queensland, from regional centres of Queensland, from interstate, students of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and some in whose homes English is spoken only as a second language.
One of the ongoing challenges which the College is always endeavouring to meet is to find effective ways of meeting the range of academic needs of its students - the extremely gifted, those for whom learning is difficult, and the students of average ability for whom a creative approach to curriculum is no less necessary.
In keeping with the Mission Statement, teachers at Columba Catholic College are invited to see their vocation as a following of Christ, the ultimate teacher. In doing this, they will endeavour to provide a caring environment based on sincere relationships, to help students internalise Christian values.
In the same spirit, the College will endeavour to provide the students with a sound up to date curriculum which is aimed at developing each individual's potential in a range of areas, including academic excellence. Believing that the ideal process of education is a shared one and that faith is assimilated through contact with people whose daily life bears witness to it, the College invites parents, students and staff to share the same basic Christian approach to life.