Welcome from Alan MacGinty, Principal
Welcome to the Blackrock College Website which we hope will provide you, whether you are a Spiritan, parent, past or present student, staff member or interested observer with some insight, understanding and appreciation of the Fides et Robur that defines us.
Our Spiritan ethos, based on our seven core values;
- Openness to the Spirit
- Commitment to Service
- Global Vision
- Sense of Community
- Personal Development
- Option for the Poor
- High Educational Standards
impels the boys to lead their lives with a generosity of spirit that reaches out to those who endure hardship and disadvantage, some of whom are part of our own community.
A Blackrock education is about growth, an awareness of self and an understanding of relationships. Each member of the school community is encouraged to be the best that he/she can be, to be inspired by our tradition for excellence and to make his/her own contribution across the spiritual, academic, cultural, pastoral and sporting domains.
Education is about much more than the transfer of knowledge. Our boys are encouraged to be aware and curious, humble and honest, to think morally, open mindedly and accurately, care about one another and be willing to stand up and be counted.
Therein lies a vision of excellence which encourages the boys to lead their lives by gospel values and to make a difference. Our prayer for them is that they grow in confidence, in personality and in character, that they become fulfilled and strive to be better than their former selves.
Finally, that they be mindful that Excellence is not an act but a habit and that we are what we repeatedly do.
Long may the habits of Blackrock produce young men of compassion, drive, wisdom and faith.