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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

30th Nov 2023
There was an incredible response to Mr Noonan's call out for chess plays as Ballinora...
21st Nov 2023
A huge well done to Róisín Breathnach and Sarah Murphy on picking up...
19th Nov 2023
Science Week 2023, 6th Class held a science fair🧪🧬 3rd class to 5th class were...

Upcoming Events...

Thursday, 7th December 2023
Credit Union @09:00
Friday, 8th December 2023
Christmas Mass - led by 4th class (10:00 - all welcome)
Thursday, 14th December 2023
Credit Union @09:00
Friday, 15th December 2023
6th class to Marymount - Carol Singing
Marian Ward - Artist to 2nd class

A Virtual Tour



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⭐️⭐️⭐️
6th Class enjoyed a recent trip to Milano restaurant Cork City for a pizza making experience🍕 They loved this experience, thank you @milanoireland ⭐️
Junior infants to first class had a wonderful visit from members of @corkcityfirebrigade during Aistear🚒🔥
Halloween celebrations before the midterm break in Scoil Bhailenóra👻🎃🧙‍♀️🩸💀 A fantastic effort was made by all classes and costumes were spooktacular🤡👻👹
The Sky is the Limit, according to 6th Class🎈 Wonderful perspective artwork on display in our school⭐️
Cairde Cainte in 6th Class today🤝🏼 A focus on themes such as ‘Mé Féin’ & ‘Bia’ in class throughout September/October gave the opportunity for our cairde canite to help improve our Teanga Ó Bhéal🗣
Halloween is creeping into Scoil Bhailenóra 🧙‍♀️🕷🎃
Playground Pals with 6th Class & 1st Class🤝🏼
Courtesy Week⭐️⭐️⭐️ Well done to all who took part in Courtesy Week in Scoil Bhailenóra👏🏼 Everyone showed fantastic manners and behaviour and you should all be extremely proud! Well done to our winning classes: Ms O Connor’s 1st Class & Ms O’ Regan’s 5th Class🤩 A big thank you to Ms. Nyhan for organising the event for us all to experience👏🏼
The whole school were out on Friday to watch 5th Class perform the Haka in anticipation for Ireland’s game against New Zealand on Saturday☘️ An amazing performance from both our 5th Class boys and girls and the @irishrugby team👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Some activities to start Maths Week 2023 in Scoil Bhailenóra💡
Aistear fun🌞
LEGO Robotics🟥🟧🟨🟩🟦🟪 Building and programming carousels, cave cars and funfair swings are some of the wonderful projects children from 3rd to 6th Class have completed so far⭐️
Rang a sé ag léamh i ngrupaí sa rang Gaeilge📖🐛
Look what was found in our school garden🐛🍃 Thank you to some of our wonderful students for helping out in the garden and picking some radish’s over the past few days👩🏼‍🌾👨🏼‍🌾
Enrolment is now open for September 2024🌞🍎📚🐛 Please find all details at this link -
Ms. Maguire’s 6th Class welcomed Mr. Cussen’s 1st Class today to celebrate @roald_dahl day📖💙 The 6th Class children created theme parks inspired by Roald Dahl’s stories and characters🎢 They brought lots of different Roald Dahl books from home and read a part of their chosen book to a partner in 1st Class📖🐛 After learning lots about Roald Dahl and his life, they finished off their day with a very fun @kahoot quiz🌞 Thank you 6th Class⭐️


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