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Summer 2024

School Tour to Todds Leap 14th June 2024

And just like that the 2023-2024 year has ended! We have had a fantastic year in Ballybay Central School filled with lots of activities, trips, fun events, extracurricular activities and plenty of learning along the way. We wish our 6th class pupils every good wish as they leave us for the next stage of their academic journeys in Ballybay Community College, Monaghan Collegiate School and Our Lady's Secondary School in Castleblayney. 

We would like to thank Ms Lauren Angell for her contribution to the school this year - she has assisted our Ukrainian children with English, and we wish her well for the future. We extend thanks to Ms Niamh Donaghy and Ms Elaine Morgan both of whom taught in the senior classroom this year when the principal was on principal release days. Ms Brown is leaving us temporarily for maternity leave and we very much wish her and her husband every blessing with the arrival of their first child in September. 

Thanks must go to members of our Active School Committee and Student Council under the leadership of Ms Brown and Mrs Boyle respectively for all their hard work this year. Please click on the tabs for each at the top of the page to view more about their work and you'll see lots of photos also. Feel free to browse the photos section of our website also for photos from our school tour, sports day and the end of year Fun Night. 

May I take this opportunity to wish each and every family a very happy, relaxed and sun filled summer - enjoy the break from school routine and spending time with your families and friends. 

We look forward to welcoming all children back to school on Wednesday 28th August 2024. 

Warm wishes, 

K. Pepper



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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.