St Clare’s N.S. Ballyjamesduff



So you can guess who arrived last week in St. Clare’s N.S. 🎄
👩‍🎨 A HUGE well done to the winners of our Attendance Drive poster competition, “Every School Day Counts” 🖼 🏫 And a big thank you to our wonderful parents for judging all of the amazing entries; it was a very difficult job choosing the winners! 🎨 🖌 We hope our students will enjoy their ‘pamper hamper’ for a movie night at home 🍿🍫🍬 Keep up the great work with attendance everyone! 🎒🏫 🧑‍🎓
🧁 🥐 Never mind the Great British Bake-off, we’re baking up a storm in our cookery course with our fantastic tutor Mairead! 👩‍🍳 From profiteroles to sausage rolls, lamb stew to shepherd’s pie, our wonderful parents are are making the most delicious dishes 🥘 🍲 Roll (🥖) on next week where some festive goodies are on the menu! 🎅🍽 🧑‍🍳
Christmas Annual time!
Our 1st & 2nd Class have just completed five weeks of Creative Dance💃🏻🕺
Junior Infants are really enjoying learning all about the firestation during their Aistear lessons 😀👩‍🚒👨‍🚒🧯
Move over Ryan Tubridy as Ms. Brosnan and her Senior Infants had their very own Toy Show today and they had so much fun!
🌸 🌱 We are having an un-be-leaf-able time at our flower arranging classes! 💐 Table arrangements, Christmas trees and Ikebana are just some of the fabulous things we’ve done so far 🌹🌷 A huge thank you to Aisling our tutor and the wonderful parents for making it so enjoyable🌸 🌺
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎅🏻🎶🎄
Last week we hosted our first ever BIG Breakfast in St. Clare’s N.S., where we transformed our GP room into a cafe for the week!
Senior infants really enjoyed learning all about the dentist through Aistear (play based learning)😀🪥🦷
☕️ 💬 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 We would like to extend our sincere thanks to our wonderful parents, Joanne from Parenting Cavan, and Caolán from Youth Work Ireland for joining us for our second ‘Coffee and Connections’ morning last Friday 🫖☕️🧁 We had a great chat about the fantastic courses and services our locality has to offer 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦🙌


Welcome to St Clare’s NS, Ballyjamesduff, We hope you enjoy looking at our slideshow below, showing events from all around our school so far this year. Make sure to checkout out our individual class pages and SET pages for more information on all the fun and exciting learning that is taking place in our wonderful school!!! 



Checkout below some of our videos from our 2021/2022 school year which was packed with lots of fun and learning!!


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School Crest2Principal’s Welcome

On behalf of our pupils and staff I would like to welcome you to our school website.                                                              

St. Clare’s N.S., Ballyjamesduff is a co-educational Catholic School with a current enrolment of 448 wonderful pupils!

St Clare’s is a school where every person is a valued member of a happy, vibrant learning community. In St. Clare’s N.S. we aim to provide a well structured, caring and positive learning environment with plenty of fun and adventure along the way!

Our website will highlight the many events and activities taking place in our school. With 30 highly dedicated and creative staff the holistic development of our talented and committed pupils is always fostered.

St. Clare’s N.S. has a very supportive parent body and our school prides itself on the team element of pupils, parents and staff working together.

By browsing through our website you will see that St. Clare’s N.S. is a diverse, positive and industrious school environment.

Tá súil agam go mbainfidh sibh taitneamh as.

Karl Mc Cartin