Welcome to the Scoil Iósaf Naofa Ballintemple website.

It is with great pleasure that I take up the role of principal of Scoil Iósaf Naofa, Ballintemple. Since 1904, Scoil Iósaf Naofa has provided the children of Ballintemple with the highest possible standard of education. It is a school that is steeped in history and is at the very heart of the local community.

It is a privilege for me to have this opportunity to lead the Scoil Iósaf Naofa community in the next stage of its development. At the centre of every great school is an outstanding staff, and here in Ballintemple we are no exception. The staff are trained in best practices and demonstrate a huge commitment to the education and well-being of all our students.

It is our ambition to provide the highest standard of education in which the children experience a wide ranging and balanced educational experience in which they can maximise their potential. All of which is done in a safe and caring environment. The school community, consisting of an active Parents’ Association, a dedicated Board of Management and supportive Patron will all work together to ensure that high standards are met in the school.

Scoil Iósaf Naofa is a vibrant community, which encourages an environment of inclusivity, spirituality, individuality and the development of all talents. There is an atmosphere of mutual respect and high expectations around behaviour, work ethic and personal achievement. We will work together to ensure that each child can be the very best they can be. Le Cheéile is Féidir- We succeed by working together.

Bryan McCarthy.



Mission Statement

Scoil Iósaf Naofa, Ballintemple is a co-educational, Catholic, primary school which strives to provide a well-ordered, caring, happy and secure environment where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of the pupils are identified and developed.

The care of each child is of paramount importance. We aim to help the children to develop their holistic potential by providing opportunities for creative, sporting and academic development.

The management, staff, parents and pupils endeavour to make this school a welcoming place which celebrates difference, tolerance and respect for others.

Scoil Iósaf Naofa is a co-educational school with a current enrolment of 236 children. The staff comprises of eight mainstream class teachers, four special education teachers, two Special Needs Assistants, a secretary and an administrative Principal. The school is situated on a split site – the main school is situated on Crab Lane while the Infant Classes are situated on the Boreenmanna Road.

The school is state funded and run by a Board of Management, under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Cork and Ross. While the ethos of the school is Catholic, children of other faiths and of none are welcome and all are cherished equally.