Ballincollig is very lucky to have so many wonderful schools at its disposal. Families are in a position to choose the one that best suits their needs. The great thing is the schools are all within easy reach of all residents. Each school teaches the importance of community and all the schools work with Ballincollig Tidy Towns throughout each school year. Their involvement includes – Green Flags, Rolla na nEin (schools use bird feeders and record species),Transition Year volunteers, Bird Boxes (and cameras), Recycling Programme, Parent Teacher Association involvement, Heritage Schools Programme, Water Recycling “use our roof”, Ongoing contact and support, Support Tidy Towns work through dedication and hard work and support for the Awards Night
Scoil Mhuire https://www.scoilmhuireballincollig.ie/
Scoil Eoin http://scoileoin.scoilnet.ie/blog/
Gaelscoil Ui Riordain https://www.gaelscoiluiriordain.ie/
Scoil Barra http://www.scoilbarra.ie/
Our Lady of Good Counsel https://olgcballincollig.ie/
Gaelscoil An Chaisleain https://www.schooldays.ie/school/gaelscoil-an-chaisleain,ie
Ballincollig Community School Website https://www.balcs.ie/
Colaiste Choilm http://www.colaistechoilm.ie/
Green Flags for Schools Link
Green-Schools is the Irish branch of an international environmental education programme and award scheme known as Eco-Schools. It is designed to raise students’ awareness of environmental and sustainable development issues through classroom study. Green-Schools is run by An Taisce, in conjunction with local authorities. The scheme offers a way to take environmental issues from the curriculum and apply them to the day-to-day running of the school, for example reduce litter, waste and fuel bills. This process helps students to recognise the importance of environmental issues and take them more seriously in their personal and home lives.
The Green-Schools award is given to schools that successfully complete the programme. A Green-Schools award is in the form of a Green Flag that can be flown outside the school or displayed in a foyer. Award winners also receive a certificate, a logo to display on headed notepaper and other publicity material.
Rolla na nEin
Ballincollig’s six National Schools take part in Rolla na nEin. This project is our own initiative encouraging national school pupils to feed, identify, record and report the species and numbers of birds visiting their particular school. This initiative was a collaboration between Cork County Council, Ballincollig Tidy Towns, local schools and local business Maxi Zoo.