St Clare’s N.S. Ballyjamesduff



Blessing and Official Opening of €3 Million Extension at St. Clare’s N.S. Ballyjamesduff (Part 2)
Blessing and Official Opening of €3 Million Extension at St. Clare’s N.S. Ballyjamesduff (Part 1)
🍩 🍰 🧁 Next Thursday, our Student Council are organising a Bake Sale in the GP Hall 🎂 We would be so grateful if parents got their chef’s hats on and if possible, send in any baked treats they may have! 👩‍🍳 All proceeds are going towards purchasing new tablets for our school 💫 💻 In addition, there will be a raffle on the day for some prizes generously donated by members of the community 🏅 🎁 See you there! 😋🧁
Our Gardening Club spent the day getting our school ready for summer 🌻☀️
2nd class were learning all about water and boats in science. They got to design their very own sailboats. They tested them to make sure they floated and then added weights gradually to find the strongest model.
💫🦋 As part of “We Are Unique Week”, we were very lucky to have author and parent, Noeleen Smith come in and talk to the boys and girls about diversity and the importance of inclusion. She read her brilliant book, ‘Y’know that Kid’ and spoke to us about Autism (AS). We would like to offer our sincere thanks to Noeleen for not only her visit, but for all of the work she has done and continues to do in raising awareness of autism 🌟Thank you Noeleen 🦋💫
💫 🦋 The wonderful, “We Are Unique Week” took place last week in St. Clare’s N.S. 🌈 As an inclusive school, we celebrated our individual differences, embraced our uniqueness, and learned about the importance of equity and belonging. A variety of fantastic activities and talks took place throughout the week, and the brilliant students who made an extra effort to be inclusive were awarded at our Assembly last Friday 🌟 What a wonderful school we have 💫🦋
We had a brilliant visit from the Emergency Services last week and learned so much about the important work of the ambulance crew.
✨👩‍🎤🧦 “Hairs” some more pictures of our Crazy Hair and Silly Sock Day today! 🤩 Check out the fabulous creations 👨‍🎤🧑‍🎤✨
👩‍🎤✨🧦 We put our hearts and ‘soles’ into crazy hair and silly sock day today in St. Clare’s, and there wasn’t a matching pair in sight! ✨ A huge well done to all of our students who took part- everyone looked amazing! 🤩 The crazy hair has really ‘grown’ on us and we might even do it more often 😉 👩‍🎤🧦✨
We are having a great time this week with our “We are Unique Week” celebrating diversity, inclusion, our different personalities and backgrounds.
It’s National Bike Week and our 3rd Classes got in on the action today with a fantastic workshop provided by @cavansportspartnership


Welcome to St Clare’s NS, Ballyjamesduff!

We hope you enjoy looking at our slideshow below which showcases 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! 


Enrolment Week in St. Clare’s N.S.

 Enrolment for the school year 2023/2024 will take place during the week of January 30th – February 3rd.

Those wishing to enrol for the coming school year are asked to complete the below expression of interest form:

Once the above expression of interest is completed, we will email the full enrolment pack and application form.



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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