-Ethos-

Ballinamere N.S. is a co-educational Roman Catholic School under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Meath. We aim to promote the full and harmonious development of all aspects of the pupil incorporating the intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual, including a living relationship with God and with other people. The school models and promotes a philosophy of life inspired by a belief in God and in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We provide Religious Education for the pupils in accordance with the doctrines, practices and traditions of the Catholic Church and promote the formation of pupils in the Catholic Faith.

First Communion Class 2017

In order to create a supportive and positive ethos, we strive to promote the following

  • prayer as a feature of our school day. The pupils are prepared for the sacraments of First Confession, First Holy Communion and Confirmation in accordance with the arrangement of Tullamore Parish.
  • high professional standards amongst all staff while creating a safe, happy, inclusive and welcoming environment for all.
  • a spirit of mutual respect within the school community where students are taught to appreciate and respect people of different religious affiliations and of different nationalities.
  • close contact between our school and home. Parents / Guardians and teachers support and collaborate with one another in order that each student realises his/her full potential.

 

Our school chaplain, RT REV Seán Heaney CC VG is a regular and welcome visitor to our school.
We would like to acknowledge and thank him for his support and guidance and in particular for his role in the preparation of our pupils for First Penance, First Communion and Confirmation.