Welcome to the website of Ballinteer Community School. We hope, through its pages, to put you in touch with the latest developments in our school and to extend our contacts throughout the world. In 1974 the school opened as a greenfield school to cater for the burgeoning student population from the newly built housing estates in the Ballinteer area. Today, it is educating many of the children of its original students and has established itself as a significant educational landmark in the region of South Dublin.
A new school was built in 2008 and All Weather Astro Turf Pitches were established on the site of the old building. The educational and recreational facilities now available to our young people are unrivalled. Ballinteer Community School is a central educational resource in the area. Its doors are open to the public until 10.30pm every night and it is also open at weekends.
Ballinteer Community School is committed to providing quality education to its students. The school is dedicated to imparting to them strong moral values, a love of learning, concern for others and the skills necessary to lead purposeful and meaningful lives in their communities.
School Mission and Ethos
Ballinteer Community School is a co-educational school for boys and girls in the Ballinteer area. Ballinteer Community School is committed to providing quality education to its students. The school is dedicated to imparting to them strong moral values, a love of learning, concern for others and the skills necessary to lead purposeful and meaningful lives in their communities. The ethos of the school is Christian and is nurtured in an inclusive way so that students of all religious traditions have a strong conviction of Faith and the intellectual curiosity and religious commitment to develop and deepen their knowledge of it.
School Aims and Values
Ballinteer Community School strives to create a school climate which promotes and encourages learning, develops character, fosters respect for the individual and nurtures a caring and inclusive school community. Teachers and staff members share a collegiate responsibility to develop this climate throughout the school. The school acknowledges its primary responsibility as a teaching/learning institution and all its resources are directed towards the activities of teaching and learning. Teaching and learning accordingly assume priority over all school endeavours and will be reviewed continually as complementary and fundamental activities. The school will pay particular attention to the development of character as a necessary adjunct to these activities and will promote the moral qualities of truth, fortitude, self-respect and self discipline as well as those relating to social and personal responsibility among all its members. The school identifies aspects of curriculum through which positive and lasting influence can be exerted towards the formation of students’ attitudes and values. The school recognises the right of parents to share in the task of equipping students with a range of life skills and strategies. The school recognises the need to work closely with parents and to promote positive relationships within the school community. The school acknowledges the right of each member of the school community to enjoy school in a secure environment and to benefit in a fair and equitable way from its resources and facilities. The school acknowledges that every person is made in the image of God and is accordingly entitled to recognition of his/her uniqueness and inherent value.