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World Book Day 2024 

Buddy Reading on World Book Day

We had great fun celebrating World Book Day on 7th March. Everyone came to school dressed up as a character from a book! There were some brilliant outfits from lions , tigers, fairies, bears and princesses to dragons, a tin man, wizards and even a dragon with very fancy underpants and an awful lot more! The children strutted their stuff on the catwalk to loud cheers from their friends. After break everyone enjoyed some buddy reading, a quiz and drawing fantastic book characters. In the afternoon we moved outdoors for book orienteering which involved following a map to find books. We ended the day with a lovely story and the distribution of World Book day vouchers and prizes. 

Check out the album in the photos section for lots of photographs. 

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Applications for 2024 - 2025  school year 

Applications for all classes for the 2024 - 2025 school year will be taken between 22nd January 2024 and 1st March 2024. 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 2024-2025 school year

Admissions Policy Ballybay Central School January 2024

Application for Admission to Ballybay Central School Form 2024 - 2025

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.