Ballyclough National School is a rural school situated in the heart of the Golden Vale. It is under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Cloyne. The ethos and characteristic spirit of the school is Catholic. We cherish all children equally of all races and religious beliefs having due regard to our ethos and spirit. We encourage our pupil’s to be proud of our Irish heritage, our language, music, song and dance and above all to be proud of their native place. We also impress upon them the need to respect and appreciate the traditions of others.
Our Vision Statement:
We will endeavour to ensure that the children attending our school will be encouraged to achieve to their fullest potential the highest standards in educational attainment;- academic, physical, emotional, spiritual, aesthetic, cultural, social, personal- by the time they leave this school.
We will further endeavour to instill in them in so far as possible a degree of independence. adaptability, honesty, tolerance, self-esteeem and a healthy moral code which we hope will influence their decision making. We hope this vision will be realised by the effective implemention of all aspects of the curriculum.
Welcome from the Principal:
As Principal of the school I welcome you to our website and on behalf of the whole staff, I thank you for your interest. We are justly proud of both our reputation and our sense of community here.
Our new school was built in 1986. In 2016 we celebrate 30 years of educating and guiding the young children of the surrounding communities during their formative years.
In our school, we strive for excellence. The development of social and emotional competence among our students through positive behaviour management is one of our main goals. We implement the Incredible Years Positive Behaviour Management Programme. We expect every child to engage fully with a broad curriculum as we work together with their parents to enable each individual to reach their full potential.
We implement the Aistear programme in junior classes as we promote the importance of purposeful play within an integrated curriculum in junior classes.
The equal importance of all subjects is promoted. We value music, drama, art and sport within school hours and give our pupils opportunities to perform and develop in these areas.
We endeavor to help each student grow and develop during their eight years in Primary School/ Thanks to our dedicated and experienced staff, we are delighted to see pupils graduating to their second level schools as well rounded, competent and confident young adults, eager to build on the solid foundation laid in Scoil Eoin Naofa.
Enjoy our school website,
Mary O Sullivan,