An overview of Ballinure National School

Hello and welcome to our school. Ballinure National School is a two teacher, rural school in the Parish of Killenaule and Moyglass. Ours is a warm, caring  school with a happy atmosphere in which every child is encouraged and helped to reach his/her potential.  We encourage  everyone   to live   by the Golden Rule- “Treat  others  as you would like to be treated”. Ballinure N.S  has a Catholic Ethos , we are welcoming and inclusive. We respect diversity and all religious beliefs.

Our motto here is “Spreagadh, Moladh, Comhoibriú (Encouragement, Praise, Co-Operation) which emphasises the strong link between the home, school and the child. We aim to foster a Growth Mindset in Ballinure National School by encouraging pupils to believe in their ability to change and grow as they learn. We grow, learn, play together  .The core principle of respect is instilled in our pupils.

“Small is beautiful” 

Small schools like ours are a close knit unit, where every child has a role to play. We have ample space , modern,  well equipped classrooms, a large G.P hall, a library and resource room. Our  playground is  very  inviting, spacious and child friendly.   We also have a large pitch area .We encourage and promote our Gaelic Games and  physical activity. 

A small school is an ideal setting in which each child receives  individual attention. Children work in a  mixed class setting which encourages co-operation, independent learning . There is a also a strong sense of community within Ballinure National School. We are supported by our very Active P.A, Board of Management and the wider community.

Mol an óige agus Tiocfaidh  sí. 

The Irish language and culture is actively encouraged in the school and we aim to develop this sense of place and culture by fostering a love of our native games , language ,music and song and drama  in our pupils.We are especially proud of our  environmental projects within the school eg Green Flag initiative by An Taisce.

Primary Education  is such a valued time in the child’s life. These are the formative years and the values learnt shape the adult in the years to come. We ,in Ballinure ,always try to focus on the child  and to provide opportunites for each child to flourish through participation in the Primary School Curriculum and the many extra curricular activities  we enjoy.

 Please continue to browse our website to get a flavour of our lovely school. We are always happy to receive enquiries and new enrolments.