About Us

Scoil Oilibhéir is a large co-educational primary school situated in Ballyvolane, a northern suburb of Cork City.

Since first opening its doors in 1983, the school has expanded and grown. At present the school has over 700 pupils and a staff of forty two teachers and six Special Needs Assistants.

Mission Statement
Scoil Oilibhéir aims to nurture responsible, capable, resourceful and caring people who live their lives in a Christian way, respecting and valuing difference.

The whole school experience will foster both a love of learning and an awareness of our culture and traditions, thus enabling all who learn and work here to live good and wholesome lives.

Scoil Oilibhéir endeavours to provide each pupil with a wide variety of learning experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. The school has a rich tradition in music, with First and Second Class pupils learning the tin whistle, while the older pupils play the recorder. The school choir and band make a special contribution to school celebrations, while also performing at local events such as Cór Fhéile na Scol and Feis Maitiú. The pupils have an opportunity to display their many talents through Christmas and Summer concerts each year.

Within the classroom, initiatives such as Literacy Lift- Off, Mata sa Rang, Team Teaching , Peer Tutoring are adopted to meet the needs of all pupils, while also making learning fun and relevant for the children. The creative talents of all our pupils are celebrated and shared through annual events such as Art Oilibhéir and the Book Fair. The school also places a high importance on the use of technology in education and all classrooms are equipped with an Interactive Whiteboard or a data projector. The Student Council , Green Schools Committee, Health Promoting Schools Committee, all comprised of senior class pupils, provide daily examples of the responsible, caring and resourceful nature of the children in Scoil Oilibhéir.

Sport has always been at the heart of life in Scoil Oilibhéir and with access to facilities such as the school hall, yard and adjacent playing fields, all pupils have the opportunity to be fit, active and enjoy working as part of a team.  The school boasts a wealth of sports equipment and in their weekly P.E. class pupils participate in a multitude of sports such as basketball, hockey, volley ball, rugby, tennis and badminton to name but a few. The school is well represented on the sporting field and we take great pride in the achievements of all our teams in:

  • Hurling and camogie
  • Football (boys and girls)
  • Tennis
  • Indoor hurling
  • Athletics

Even when the bell rings at 2:40 pm, the school continues to be a hive of activity, offering a Homework Club for pupils. In addition, many after school activities are based within the school including:

  • Guitar lessons
  • Piano lessons
  • Violin lessons
  • Speech and Drama classes
  • Karate
  • Coding and Animation club
  • Irish Dancing

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us on 021 430 9171, or email us at info@scoiloilibheir.ie.

The Office opening hours are from 8.45 am to 3.15 pm.

The Office is closed for lunch daily from 13.15 pm-13.45 pm.

Contact us

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us on 021 430 9171 or email us at info@scoiloilibheir.ie

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