Principal's Welcome

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Welcome to Ballymakenny College!

If we believe that change is the central driving force behind the human experience, then the students and staff of Ballymakenny College stand at its very core. Since its inception in 2014, we have come together as a school community that has evolved and transformed unlike any other. Anyone who asserts that our education system is resistant to change need only examine our journey over the past nine months. There is a perpetual sense of forward momentum, with no finality or conclusion to our endeavors, only the acknowledgment that we will persist in our quest for progress and enhancement.

We have witnessed remarkable growth, transitioning from a student body of 63 students and 9 staff members to over 1000 students and a staff exceeding 90 members. Our students have gracefully navigated a significant shift, moving from our temporary location in Aston Village to our new facility on Ballymakenny Road. This transition has not merely been managed but enthusiastically embraced, demonstrating remarkable patience and dedication throughout our collective journey.

We recognize that certain aspects of school life may be transferrable or imitated, but ultimately, we craft our own distinctive experience by drawing from the diversity of those who surround us and through our interactions with them, whether they be fellow staff members, parents, or students. Fostering and celebrating this diversity is both a cultural and educational imperative within the Ballymakenny College community. When asked how we manage diversity, our response is simple: "Come and look around."

The evidence is plain to see in the everyday interactions with our students. It is this very diversity that makes our experience unique, as every person encountered in our school contributes to who we are and who they themselves become.

As we approach our ten year anniversary, Ballymakenny College is poised for yet another phase of substantial growth. Together with Caroline Toole, Mike Lyons & Eddie Burke our Senior Management Team, and a highly motivated staff, we aspire to set a new standard for excellence in teaching and learning.

Alan Mynes

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