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St. Colmcille’s National School,  Ballinahown is a Catholic educational community, under the patronage of the Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, and is committed to the message and values of Jesus Christ.  It is an integral, important and valued part of the life of the local community and of the mission of Leamonaghan Parish.  It is an inclusive and welcoming  community, where all are valued and respected.

The  aim of the school community is the best possible education for children, in all the dimension of their lives  –  academic, intellectual, physical, sporting, artistic, social, moral, spiritual and religious.

Each pupil is educated here in such a way that his/her abilities and talents are developed to their fullest potential, and whatever limitations / difficulties s/he may have are addressed in the most constructive possible way.
This aim is pursued by committed and dedicated teachers, who work to the highest professional standards, and by the support of ancillary staff.

Parents, as the primary educators of their children, are involved in the work of the school in a collaborative and supportive manner.  The school Board of Management oversees the functioning of the school in harmonious co-operation with all the other partners in the educational enterprise
The atmosphere of the school is happy and purposeful. It is marked by the fruits of the Holy Spirit – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, reliability and self-control

On leaving this school, the pupils face the future with confidence and hope, based on a strong sense of self-worth and a deep trust in God, and are well equipped to be a constructive and positive presence wherever life may bring them.

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