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Welcome to our school website - feel free to browse the pages to find out more about the school. 

Active School Week 2023

Active School Week took place 24th - 28th April and we had great fun. All children took part in a range of activities throughout the week. Dessie Ward from Breakthrough Performance put the children through their paces on Monday. Circuits in the playground and a scavenger hunt in the local park  took place on Tuesday and Friday. On Wednesday we welcomed Elaine Keogh from Jungle Gym for some energetic dance moves. This was followed by fruit skewers in the playground which the children created themselves. On Thursday everyone went to the Coral Leisure Centre in Monaghan for their swimming lessons. On Friday we enjoyed lunch outdoors in the playground. Each night the children completed active homework!

Enjoying fruit skewers!
Active School Week
Dancing with Elaine

Applications for 2023 - 2024 school year 

Applications for all classes for the 2023 - 2024 school year are now closed. If you wish to enrol your child please contact the school for details. Late applications will be considered by the Board of Management. 

Admissions Notice for 2023 2024 school year

Application for Admission to Ballybay Central School Form 2023-2024

Admissions Policy Ballybay Central School January 2023

Ballybay Cancer Society Donation 

Pupils presenting Charlie Mills with a cheque for €240 for Ballybay Cancer Society, proceeds of our festive walk to school in December


Our School:

Ballybay Central School officially opened in May 1987. This fine new school situated on a site on the Castleblayney Road was the result of the amalgamation of Urcher, Derryvalley and Hall Street national schools. The school, under Presbyterian management, serves the Protestant community of Ballybay and also the wider catchment area. We warmly welcomed children of all religious backgrounds and nationalities.  The school has three mainstream class teachers, a full time Special Educational Needs teacher and SNA. The school also employs a part time caretaker and secretary.

The children who attend Ballybay Central National School are taught the subjects as laid out in the New Curriculum - English, Irish, Maths, History, Geography, Science, (S.E.S.E.), Social, Personal & Health Education, Music, Drama, Arts & Crafts and Physical Education. All children take part in swimming, soccer and GAA activities through out the year. 

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