About Us

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Our History

St. Kevin’s Ballycoog National School is situated in Ballycoog in the parish of Avoca, Co. Wicklow, just ten minutes from Arklow. There has been a school in this part of the parish since the late eighteen hundreds. The old school building is now the community hall.

The present school building opened its doors in 1968. It was officially opened by Mr. M. O’Mordha of the Department of Education. Also present on the day was Rev. John Charles McQuaid, Archbishop of Dublin.

Our Mission Statement

St. Kevin’s Ballycoog National School is a Catholic Co-Educational school that aspires to be a positive place of openness and acceptance, where children can feel safe and will be listened to, where we wish them to grow physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually in order to achieve their full and true potential.

“The school’s supportive and familial atmosphere effectively facilitates the development of the pupils self-confidence and self-belief. The quality of relationships and home-school communication is very good. Parent questionnaires demonstrate that all parents believe that the school is welcoming of parents and that there is a good school atmosphere.” [Whole School Evaluation report by Department of Education and Skills 2013]