Borrisokane Community College

Website: https://www.borrisokanecc.ie/

 

 

 

School Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Start Time  9:00 a.m.  9:00 a.m.  9:00 a.m.  9:00 a.m.  9:00 a.m.
Morning Break 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. 11:00 a.m. – 1:20 a.m.  N/A
Lunch 1:20 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 1:20 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Finish Time 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

 

History of Borrisokane Community College:

Borrisokane rural school as it was then called was opened in October 1942 on the grounds of the old public workhouse. There was no official opening possibly because of war time restrictions. The new school had 3 full time teachers – JJ. Fitzgibbon, D.J Dunne, and Ms. Browne. Jim Cody travelled once a week from Nenagh to teach woodwork. The CEO Mr. P.J. Dempsey acted as Principal. In this capacity he visited the school once a week. The subjects taught were Irish, English, Maths, Woodwork, Mechanical Drawing, Rural Science and Domestic economy. For the next 20 years these remained the core subjects which would best enable students to gain employment in their local area and stem the flow of young people from Ireland. Occasional classes given were in farm Bookkeeping, Geography, Civics and Religious introduction.

1951-59′ -> In 1951 the school’s first open day was held. This was so successful that at the July meeting of the VEC other schools were urged to do the same. In 1959 the school won its first hurling county title, captained by Sean Mc Loughlin.

2012-2017 ->  The construction of the new school continued until the Official Opening in October 2013.  The new school also incorporated an Autism Centre.  To provide top class facilities for the children with Autism the Parents Association raised €120,000 and provided a top class Playground and other specialist equipment for the Autism Centre.  Over the course of the past ten years the Christmas Concert has become a key event in the schools calendar.  The standard of performance has moved to an exceptionally high level over the years. In 2015 the school earned its first Green Flag and the second flag was awarded to the school in 2017.  The school earned a flag for promoting Positive Mental Health in 2014 and Borrisokane Community College became a Health Promoting School in 2016.  In 2015 a Heritage Committee was setup to develop projects that would link the current school to the original site of Borrisokane Union Workhouse.  Camogie was to the forefront in 2017 when the Junior Senior and 7 a side teams had success at Munster and All Ireland levels.

Autism Centre

“A child is entitled to attend the school which is most suited to his/her overall needs.”
The Education For Persons with Disabilities Act 2004.

In making provision for student with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Borrisokane Community College, we seek to enable each student to join in the activities of the school along with other students. We want all students with ASD to feel that they are a valued part of the School Community. We seek to ensure that all students gain access to a broad and balanced curriculum and have an equal opportunity to receive an education that is appropriate to their needs.The students enrolled in the special class attend a small class setting that can cater for up to 6 students. They are taught by a resource teacher and supported by special needs assistants (SNA). A holistic approach is taken when planning for the education of the students with ASD. Following the information gathering and consultation process, an educational plan is developed that caters for the student’s social, sensory and educational needs.

We seek to ensure that all students gain access to a broad and balanced curriculum and have an equal opportunity to receive an education that is appropriate to their needs. Each student is offered access to curricular subjects through teaching by the resource teacher or subject teacher in a special class setting or by attending subjects in a mainstream class setting.

The school has a 2 classroom Special Autism Centre, with the following Ancillary facilities:

  • Sensory Room​
  • Meeting Room
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Sensory Garden
  • Withdrawal Room
  • Living skills room
  • Practical skills room.

All Special Needs students have access to the Library, sports facilities and Computer Room in the main school building.​

Contact Us

Ballyhaden,
Borrisokane,
Co. Tipperary.
E45WC59

Tel: 067 27268
Fax: 067 27144
School Roll Number: 72370P

Principal: Matthew Carr
Deputy Principal: Suzanne McMahon