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Scoil Bhailenóra, Ballinora, Waterfall, Co. Cork
Scoil Bhailenóra, Ballinora, Waterfall, Co. Cork

Principal's Welcome

Scoil Bhailenóra is a Catholic co-educational primary school situated in the beautiful townland of Ballinora, close to the western suburbs of Cork City.

Our school has served the wider community of Ballinora/Waterfall for over 170 years. Children and staff come to school to learn, explore, create, grow and build. We treat each other with respect and celebrate the efforts each individual makes.  

Working with families and local community organisations, we strive to provide a joyous and productive learning environment for all our 296 pupils.

Please explore our website, which aims to give you a taste of life in our school. Bain taitneamh as!

Le meas, 

Mr. Luke Foley


Latest News

28th Jun 2024
A thuistí,  please find attached final note to families for this academic...
24th Jun 2024
To build on the social side of eating, every pupil and staff member dined al fresco...
24th Jun 2024
We had a jam-packed Active School Week last week with many activities including a...

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Senior infants are ready for summer🍦
💚❤️Class of 2024❤️💚 Huge congratulations to the 6th Class students on their graduation⭐️ Thank you to the school community for treating them to a guard of honour for their final walk around Scoil Bhailenóra as 6th class pupils. Best of luck to you all on your next adventure🤩
Huge congratulations to the Ballinora U15 squad for their double Cork Féile win recently👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Thank you for coming to visit the students of Scoil Bhailenóra and sharing your success with us⭐️
A big shoutout to @ocrualaoifoods for providing the children and staff of Ballinora with a BBQ before the summer break🍔🍗🥗 What a delicious treat! 🤩
All things active🏑🏃‍♂️⚽️ A big thank you to the active schools committee who organised a wonderful active schools week before the summer break⭐️ @active_school_flag
3rd & 4th Class enjoyed orienteering in James Fort, Kinsale🌞🌞🌞
Huge congratulations to our chess tournament finalists and champions♟⭐️♟
Tony O’ Mahony senior tournament 2024⭐️ Huge congratulations to all children from 4th to 6th class who took part in today’s tournament👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Throwback to some wonderful snaps taken at the Cork City Sports this year🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃
Thank you to @marymounthospice for welcoming our 6th Class students on Friday to help with the gardening🌸🌳🌼🌺 Every year, the students in 6th Class, contribute money from their confirmation money to buy plants and flowers for Marymount Hospice. With the support of the staff and gardener, students got to help out with weeding and cleaning up the flower beds🌞 From their contributions this year, 81 new plants were bought for the gardens in Marymount👏🏼 Well done Rang a sé, we are very proud of you all⭐️
Rang a sé having a ball @ballyhass_adventures today on their school tour🌞🌞🌞 They enjoyed zip-lining, the aqua-park and some team building activities.Thank you for having us🤩
Huge congratulations to the boys and girls of Scoil Bhailenóra who took part in the Cork City Sports last week🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️We are so proud of you all and what you have accomplished⭐️ Well done everyone!
6th Class enjoyed two trips to @corkboatclub with @get_rowing🚣🏼‍♀️ After their time on the water, they enjoyed some time at Marina Market! Thank you for having us🌞🌞🌞
The Ballinora Men’s Shed were busy gardening and keeping our school looking great🌸🌼🌺🌻💐🌷
Our school chess tournament began last week and rang a sé enjoyed some chess in the sun🌞
Senior Infants were planting flowers in the sun🌻🪴☀️
Huge congratulations to the Green Schools Committee and our school representatives from 6th Class who went to the Green Schools Flag Ceremony last week at the @radissonblucork💚🌳 Scoil Bhailenóra received our sixth flag👏🏼 What a fantastic achievement!
The 1st and 2nd class school tour to Fota and Airtastic was a roaring success! 🦒🐒🐆🦓🦘🦏🦚
Our Confirmation Class 2024🕊🤍 Massive congratulations to the boys and girls who were confirmed yesterday by Bishop O’Regan. A joyous occasion⭐️
Huge congratulations to the boys from 5th and 6th Class who came 3rd in the Ulster, Munster & Leinster Table Tennis Tournament in Dublin last week🏓 Huge congratulations to you boys👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
A big well done to the boys and girls from 5th and 6th Class who took part in the Sciath na Scol tournament over the last number of weeks⭐️ You all represented the school wonderfully and played so well! You should be so proud👏🏼
Senior infants exploring the theme of the garden centre in Aistear🌸🌺💐🌷🌹🌻
Senior infants enjoyed exploring Maths in the outdoors🌞
Cork City Sports Trials today in Scoil Bhailenóra🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️ Well done to everyone for taking part⭐️⭐️⭐️


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