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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 283 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

20th Feb 2024
A thuistí,  I hope you and your children enjoyed the midterm,  please...
9th Feb 2024
A huge congratulations to Ms Buckley and her school band who showcased their fabulous...
9th Feb 2024
A thuistí,  please find attached February note to families. Included...

Upcoming Events...

Wednesday, 28th February 2024
FAI soccer competition (6th class Girls)
Thursday, 29th February 2024
Credit Union Savers
Sunday, 3rd March 2024
Karen Fenton Run
Monday, 4th March 2024
Engineers Week
Tuesday, 5th March 2024
Engineers Week
Sacrament of First Confession
Wednesday, 6th March 2024
Engineers Week
Thursday, 7th March 2024
Engineers Week
Credit Union Savers
Friday, 8th March 2024
Engineers Week
School closure to facilitate use of premises as polling station.

A Virtual Tour



Huge congratulations to our school band and Ms. Buckley who came 1st in Feis Maitiu before the midterm break👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Huge congratulations to you all, we are so proud of you⭐️
Popping hearts💙💚💛🧡❤️💜🤎 In the lead up to Valentine’s Day, 6th Class explored artists @chrisuphues and @dasicfernandez🖼 Their amazing artwork inspired these creations👏🏼
Best of luck to the school band and Ms. Buckley who are travelling to @feismaitiucork tomorrow to take part in a band competition👏🏼 Classes were lucky enough today to get a sneak peek at their performance and we were blown away⭐️ Very proud of you all!!!
Fortune Cookie Party 🥠 as part of senior infants Chinese New Year play topic 🐉
Winner of the @greenschoolsire Slogan Competition Emma O Donovan, Rang 5 - To be Green, that’s the DREAM! Well done Emma 👏
Lá Fhéile Bríde💚
Rang a Sé went collecting rushes today for their St. Brigid’s crosses on the 1st February💚
Ms. Casey & Ms. O’ Connor’s Senior Infants Class flying it with their Irish Dancing☘️
Rang 3 went for a walk to enjoy the frosty weather last week🥶🧊
A big thank you to James Hennessy who came in to our 4th, 5th & 6th Class students on Tuesday to tell them all about his organisation @developmentpamoja that he set up in Kenya many years ago👏🏼 James, originally from Cork set up this organisation to work with disadvantaged communities in rural Kenya🇰🇪 Hearing about his work was truly inspiring for both kids and teachers and it was wonderful to learn about services such as healthcare, improving farm practices, etc that James provides for the community around him in Kenya👏🏼⭐️
Fun with our new sound ‘j’’ 🎉Junior Infants have been learning the sound ‘j’ this week and made their own jelly today! Look at all of that amazing writing too 🌟
The lead up to Christmas in Scoil Bhailenóra🎅🏼🎄 Throwback to some key events ~ Santa’s visit, our school production of the Magical Jigsaw, 6th class and their visit to Marymount Hospice, 4th Class and their visit to Norwood Grange, whole school Christmas run and the retired gentleman’s club concert⭐️
Seo na Nollag 2023 🎄✨ Well done to everyone involved on such a magical show 👏🏼👏🏼 Nollaig Shona daoibh go léir 🎅🏼
A wonderful day at the @corkoperahouse pantomime ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ with 6th Class yesterday🎄❤️ A day of fun, laughter and lots of sweets🍬
🎄Christmas Bake Sale🎄 Huge congratulations to 6th Class for running a hugely successful fundraiser for Cork Penny Dinners on Friday🧁 We would like to thank everyone for your kind donations on the day, it wouldn’t have been possible without everyone’s support⭐️ We are over the moon to announce that a total of €979.10 was raised for this very worthy cause at Christmas time🎅🏼🎄🎁
Fierce excitement when the postman called with Junior Infants delivery on Friday all the way from the North Pole🎅🏼🎄🎁
6th Class with their Christmas elves🎅🏼🎄
Students taking part in the @lichess online tournament in school on Wednesday♟ A big thank you to Mr. Noonan for organising this very successful event⭐️
Senior Infants have been learning all about the Doctor/Hospital over the past few weeks and we’re delighted that a very special Doctor came to visit them today!!🩺🩻🥼
6th Class Christmas Bake Sale in aid of Cork Penny Dinners tomorrow in Scoil Bhailenóra🎄All students welcome and are asked to make a €2 donation for a selection of cakes🧁 All donations of cakes would be greatly appreciated and can be dropped to the office in the morning. Thank you⭐️
Well done to Scoil Bhailenóra’s table tennis players on their recent success🏓 Well done boys👏🏼
Students in 6th Class enjoying their active breaks on a daily basis with @team_ireland_olympic Dare to Believe programme☘️ From gymnast @rhysmcc1, athlete @sarahlavin_ to boxer @kelly_harrington14, the children have loved these short breaks so far👏🏼 We can’t wait to see more to come @active_school_flag ⭐️
Ms. Casey & Ms. O’ Connors class started show and tell😊Super speakers - well done senior infants👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
6th Class hosted a science fair for 3rd, 4th & 5th class during Science Week🧪🧫🧬 Huge effort was put into each experiment, well done 6th Class👏🏼
Science week with senior infants⭐️⭐️⭐️


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