Ballyheada National School, Ballinhassig, Co. Cork

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021 4885066

admin@ballyheadans.ie

Ballinhassig

Co. Cork, T12 KT99

09:00 - 15:00

Monday to Friday

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021 4885066

ballyheadans@gmail.com

Ballinhassig

Co. Cork, T12 KT99

09:00 - 15:00

Monday to Friday

Admissions

Positive Impact

Our school highlights the individuality of the child, the importance of a positive supportive learning atmosphere, and respect for all partners of the school community

Jerry Coakley

Principal

2016-03-14T15:19:18+00:00

Jerry Coakley

Principal

Our school highlights the individuality of the child, the importance of a positive supportive learning atmosphere, and respect for all partners of the school community

The School

Ballyheada National School is a Roman Catholic primary school recognised by the Department of Education and Science as a mixed primary school under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Cork and Ross.

As a Roman Catholic School, Ballyheada National School aims at promoting the full and harmonious development of all pupils cognitive, intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and other people,  The school models and promotes a philosophy of life inspired by belief in God and in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The school caters for the full range of classes from Junior Infants to Sixth class.  It is an inclusive school and caters for children of all abilities. There are 8 full time teachers, including the principal and resource / learning support teacher, employed in the school.  Special Needs Assistants are assigned to the school by the Department of Education and Skills to enable the inclusion of certain children with special educational needs.

Ballyheada National School operates under the Rules for National Schools and Departmental Circulars and is funded by grants. Staff are resourced by the Department of Education and Science. The school is subject to The Education Act (1998), The Education Welfare Act (2000), The Education for Persons with Special Education Needs Act (2004) equality law and all other relevant legislation. Ballyheada National School follows the curricular programmes laid down by the Department of Education and Skills.

The Admissions Policy

The Admissions Policy has been formulated in accordance with the provisions of the Education Act 1998 in order to assist parents in relation to enrolment matters. The Chairperson of the Board of Management or the Principal will be happy to clarify any further matters arising from the policy.

Application Procedure

Application forms are available in the school office or on the website.  Parents seeking to enrol children should return a completed application form with an original birth/adoption certificate to the school. In addition, a baptismal certificate must be forwarded where the child was baptised outside of Ballinhassig parish. If the child was baptised in Ballinhassig parish, no baptismal certificate is required. Parents of children enrolled in Junior Infants will be invited to a meeting in the school in May each year.

Download an application form