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Written By: Marie Kiely Sep 17,2020 / Uncategorised / No Comments

Enrolment Information for Academic Year 2021/2022:


Ballincollig Community School

Enrolment Information for Academic Year 2021/2022:

Hard copies of the Application form will be distributed to the 6th Class students in surrounding Primary Schools next week and from the 1st October it will be available to download from the website.

Applications can be made from 1st October to 8th October 2020 at 12 noon.

Offers will be made the week of the 12th October 2020.

Final Date for receipt of Acceptance of Offers is Wednesday 21st October 2020.

Written By: Marie Kiely May 08,2020 / Extra Curricular, General News, Uncategorised / No Comments

Hope School Immersion Programme 2020

On the 13th of February, thirteen 5th year students participated in the HOPE School Immersion Programme. Students, accompanied by Ms. Coholan & Ms. Hooley travelled to Kolkata for one week for a cultural and educational tour of Kolkata and the HOPE projects.

Students worked tirelessly throughout the year to fund-raise for the Hope Foundation and must be commended for achieving their fundraising targets. Funds raised were donated to HOPE Projects and while in Kolkata, our students witnessed first-hand how their local fundraising efforts are helping to improve the lives of hundreds of children and family’s impacted by the extreme levels of poverty in Kolkata.

During this week-long programme students spent time visiting HOPE projects including Hope Crèches, Special Needs Education Home, Nabo Asha Centres, Life Skills Institute, The Hope Hospital and numerous Hope Protection Homes which provide a safe & secure protective homes for vulnerable children. While visiting these projects our students were afforded the opportunity to get to know the children and adolescents supported by Hope initiatives and felt extremely privileged to be so warmly welcomed in each home, school and crèche they visited.

While in India students were introduced to the realities of poverty, experienced a different culture, gained new perspectives, met inspirational people and experienced the wonderful affection the Indian people have to share.

Written By: Marie Kiely Apr 27,2020 / Academic, General News, Uncategorised / No Comments

Online Classroom Etiquette

Online Classroom Video Etiquette Guidelines for Students 

Ensure your technology is working correctly before entering the class.

School rules apply when you are communicating with your teacher and fellow class members.

Mute yourself when you first join the meeting and when you are not speaking.

Set up in as bright a place as possible and frame the camera correctly. Others can see the background of your space so choose it carefully.

Remember you are on camera and everything you do can be seen by others.

Do not multitask or do other things while on a class call.

Wear appropriate clothing.

Do not rely on body language in a class. Speak clearly.

In order to create a secure and happy learning environment we trust that our students will show respect at all times.

Finally we would like to remind students that The Code of Behaviour applies when using any digital platform and in any communication with your teachers. (Please see front of journal for The Code of Behaviour)

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