About Us

Scoil Barra Buachaillí has 280 pupils on roll and 16 permanent teachers, including Administrative Principal. A dedicated SEN team comprising Learning Support and Resource Teachers, as well as Special Needs Assistants, provide resources for pupils with special educational needs. We are fortunate to have the services of a full time secretary and part-time caretaker. Our school is surrounded by a large green area known as Beaumont Park. Our facilities include a pre-school, computer room, Sensory Room, P.E. hall, Basketball Court, playground and the use of a large playing pitch in Beaumont Park.

Mol an Óige

Mol an Óige

 

Mission

Our Mission is to cherish and challenge children in a warm, safe and stimulating learning environment. We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum and create a centre of excellence in which high professional standards are maintained. The school’s Mission is advanced through our strong partnership with parents and the local community. Once just a little fishing village, the parish of Blackrock today is renowned for its attractive amenities and strong sporting traditions as well as its historical landmarks. We in Scoil Barra Buachaillí are very aware of our legacy and the privileges afforded to our pupils and strive at all times to maintain strong links with the wider school community.

 

Location 

map showing Beaumont Boys' School

map showing Beaumont Boys’ School

The school was built in 1968-9 on the original site of Beaumont House, home to the Beamish family, one of Cork’s famous brewing dynasties. In 1792, when Beamish and Crawford was first established, William Beamish resided at Beaumont House, which was then a magnificent period residence situated on Beaumont Hill. During their tenure at Beaumont House the philanthropic spirit of the Beamish family was well known. A considerable donation was made by the family to the local Catholic clergy when the original St. Michael’s Church was built. Unfortunately the house went into disrepair and was demolished in the 1930s. Scoil Barra Naofa Buachaillí was built in 1968/9 on a site which overlaps the original Beaumont House. The school has developed over the years as a leading educational institution, mindful of the rich historical heritage of its environs and open to the demanding technological challenges of the future. Scoil Barra Naofa Buachaillí /Beaumont Boys’ School shares a campus with Scoil Barra Naofa Cailíní, which was built at the same time.

 

 

 

Beaumont House

Beaumont House

 

General Information

Scoil Barra Naofa Buachaillí/Beaumont Boys’ School is a Catholic primary school in the parish of Blackrock, Cork. The school was built in 1968-9 on the original site of Beaumont House, home to the Beamish family, one of Cork’s famous brewing dynasties.

School Address:
Scoil Barra Naofa Buachaillí/Beaumont Boys’ School,
Beaumont,
Cork.

Príomhoide
Fiona Meehan

Phone: 021 429 3387
Fax: 021 429 4755
Email: info@beaumontboys.ie
Website: www.beaumontboys.ie

 

Uniform

Navy v-necked jumper with crest, mid-grey trousers, blue shirt and school tie, black or navy shoes.
Navy blue tracksuit with school crest, pale blue polo shirt.
School Jacket, optional.
All supplied by Laura’s Boutique, Douglas. Tel: 021 436 1017.
A watch may be worn but no other jewellery.
School Hours: 8.50 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.
Junior and Senior Infants: 8.50 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.

Facilities

  • Principal’s Office
  • Secretary’s Office
  • Interactive Whiteboards
  • Staff Room Computer Room
  • Mobile Video
  • Class Libraries LS/RT Rooms
  • Sensory Room
  • E. Hall
  • Sports Fields
  • Basketball Court
  • Playground
  • Pre-School Playgroup

 

Curriculum

  • Language (Gaeilge and English)
  • Mathematics
  • SESE (History, Geography, Science)
  • Arts Education (Visual Arts, Music, Drama)
  • Physical Education
  • SPHE
  • Religious Education

 

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Chess
  • Suzuki Violin
  • Speech and Drama
  • Guitar
  • Foreign Language
  • Tennis/Table Tennis
  • After School Training

 

Staff and Facilities

Scoil Barra Buachaillí has 280 pupils on roll and 16 permanent teachers, including Administrative Principal. A dedicated SEN team comprising Learning Support and Resource Teachers, as well as Special Needs Assistants, provide resources for pupils with special educational needs. We are fortunate to have the services of a full time secretary and part-time caretaker. Our school is surrounded by a large green area known as Beaumont Park. Our facilities include a pre-school, computer room, Sensory Room, P.E. hall, Basketball Court, playground and the use of a large playing pitch in Beaumont Park.

Strengths

Scoil Barra Naofa Buachaillí/Beaumont Boys’ School has a long and distinguished reputation in the following spheres:

  • Drama
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Athletics
  • Quizzes

We are currently developing a reputation for excellence in

  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Table Tennis

 

 

Supporting Structures

Board of Management
The Board of Management meets between 6 to 8 times a year. Board members are highly visible around the school and attend special school events such as the celebration of sporting achievements, policy launches and occasions such as the Graduation Mass for school leavers and meetings for parents of new entrants. The staff assists the Board in fundraising initiatives such as the Hallowe’en Sponsored Walk and Christmas Fayre.

Parents’ Association
We are very fortunate to have an active Parents’ Association supporting the school. In addition to fund raising activities, parents represent the Association on school policy subcommittees. The Principal attends the AGM of the Parents’ Association, meets with the PA Committee at the start of the school year and is in regular contact with the Chairperson and/or Liaison Person.

Wider School Community
As the only all-boys’ school in the parish of Blackrock, Scoil Barra Buachaillí, is the feeder school for the local Blackrock National Hurling Club and St. Michael’s Football Club. Many of our past pupils have represented both club and county with distinction and are happy to return to their alma mater to inspire the next generations of hurlers in the making. (See the Activities leaflet in this information pack for further details) The school maintains strong links also with St. Michael’s Lawn Tennis Club, on Church Rd, Avondale Utd. FC and IRFU (Munster Branch), who oversee the school’s rugby-coaching programme. St. Michael’s Credit Union has been operating a very successful savings scheme for pupils over many years..

 

 

Achievements

The following is a selection of our recent and past achievements:

  • Roadstone/Cumann na mBunscol Urban School of the Year award
  • European Year of Education through Sport (EYES 2004) award
  • Sciath na Scol Champions (Hurling and Football)
  • FAIS 6-a-side National Champions
  • Cork City Sports Overall Winners
  • EU Comenius Project: (Commit to Get Fit)
  • Dancing Threads pilot project
  • Creating Waves Project

 

readingTraditionally, after completing sixth class, our pupils transfer to one of the second-level schools listed below:

  • Ashton School, Blackrock Road
  • Douglas Community School, Clermont Avenue,Douglas
  • St. Francis College, Rochestown
  • Nagle Community School, Mahon
  • Scoil Chríost Rí, Turners Cross
  • Presentation Brothers College, The Mardyke
  • Christian Brothers College, Sidney Place

In late September/early October of each year, the Principals, or representatives of these schools, visit the pupils in fifth and sixth classes to outline enrolment procedures. Shortly afterwards, applicants and their parents are invited to attend open evenings at the above schools. We strongly advise parents and pupils to attend these events when their sons are in fifth class and again, if necessary, the following year.

 

 

 


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