Characteristic Spirit Statement for Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí.
Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí is a designated Community College. Designated Community Colleges are established by the
signing of a model agreement between an ETB and the local Catholic Bishop and/or a religious congregation.
Cork ETB is the patron of the school. The model agreement provides for the participation of Diocese of Cork and Ross in the organisation and management of the community college on an ongoing basis.

Coliste Pobail Bheanntraí was established in 2011 in a spirit of partnership between Cork ETB and the Diocese of Cork and Ross through an amalgamation of St Goban’s College and Ardscoil Phobail Bheanntraí. The inherited traditions, values and founding intentions of Cork ETB and
The Diocese of Cork and Ross remains enshrined in the characteristic spirit and in the life of our school.

All members of our school community are treated equally, regardless of their race, gender, religion/belief,
age, family status, marital status, membership of the Traveller community, sexual orientation, ability or socioeconomic status. In our school all students are given equal opportunity for enrolment, in line with the
Education (Admissions to School) Act (2018). Once enrolled, our school strives to provide all our students
with equal opportunities to engage with the curriculum and school life.

Our school Coláiste Pobail Bheanntraí provides a safe physical and social environment that reinforces a sense of belonging
to the school community and wider society. We strive to enable every student to realise their full potential
regardless of any aspect of their identity or background. Our school promotes a fully inclusive education
which recognises the plurality of identities, beliefs and values held by students, parents and staff. We prepare
open-minded, culturally sensitive and responsible citizens with a strong sense of shared values.

Our school is multi-denominational. We welcome, respect and support students of all religions and beliefs.
The provision of religious education, religious worship and the work of the Chaplain all combine to reflect
the founding intention of the school, the school’s mission statement and the needs of the students within
the school. The characteristic spirit of the school finds practical expression through the provision of pastoral,
liturgical and social outreach activities, as appropriate, for each student.