The Mission Statement of Ballyduff National School is to equip each child with life long learning skills in a Christian Community. We aspire to join the head, the heart and the hands in motivating the children for learning to Learn. We acknowledge the disadvantages in our School and we work in a professional manner to cater for the needs sensitivities and responsibilities of all the children in our care. We prepare them to lead full lives contributing positively to their community. Children are the messages we send to a time that we will not see.
Ballyduff National School operates under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Kerry. We seek to nurture the child in all dimensions of his or her life – spiritual, moral, cognitive, emotional, imaginative, aesthetic, social and physical. We aim to provide quality learning experiences that are engaging, enriching, holistic and enjoyable through a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum.
Ballyduff National School regards itself as an integral part of the parish and of St. Peter and Paul’s Church and, in cooperation with parents and the church, seeks to foster the Catholic faith through religious education, preparation for the sacraments and through the ethos of the school. This ethos is best exemplified through the quality of all relationships in the school, which are based on respect and dignity for each person – child, parent, teacher, principal, secretary, caretaker, special needs assistants and visitors to the school.
Ballyduff National School seeks to be an inclusive and welcoming place, respectful and accommodating of diversity in race, culture, religion, gender and ability. We seek to continue to work in partnership with parents to ensure that the best interest of each child is provided for.