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Applications for 2023 - 2024 school year 

Applications for all classes for the 2023 - 2024 school year are being taken from Friday 13th January and will remain open until Tuesday 21st February as per the school's admission notice below. 

Completed application forms should be returned to the school office on or before 21st February. 

An Open Afternoon will take place on Wednesday 16th February from 1.30 - 3.00. Visitors are most welcome to call to the school on that afternoon to view the school and meet with the staff. 

Admissions Notice for 2023 2024 school year

Application for Admission to Ballybay Central School Form 2023-2024

Admissions Policy Ballybay Central School January 2023

Christmas in Ballybay

On a very cold December morning 31 pupils set off to ‘Christmas in the Country’ at the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh. All wrapped up well and before long we had reached our destination . We strolled around the wintry paths stopping at the various homes and meeting the people who lived there during the 1800s when Christmas was celebrated very differently to today. We saw many different homes from the humble single room cabin to the more elaborate Campbell house. We journeyed through the town and boarded a ship for the New World. There we visited a Pennsylvanian log cabin and tasted some cinnamon cake.  
It was great to see history alive outside the classroom and all very much enjoyed the experience. 

Outside the single room cabin

Click on the photos tab to see more photographs from our trip to Omagh

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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