St. Joseph's N.S. Ballymitty

General Information

Subjects Taught

  • English
  • Irish
  • Mathematics
  • History, Geography, Science (Social, Environmental and Scientific Education S.E.S.E.)
  • Visual Arts: Art, Drama and Music
  • Religious Education (R.E.)
  • Social, Personal and Health Education (S.P.H.E.)
  • Physical Education (P.E.)

Opening and Closing Times

  • School starts: 9.20am
  • School closes for Junior/Senior Infants: 2pm
  • School closes for 1st – 6th classes: 3pm
  • Break time: 11 – 11.15am
  • Lunch time: 1 – 1.25pm


The school purchases textbooks and workbooks on behalf of the parents. Parents reimburse in September of each year. Where possible a rental scheme for textbooks operates. Textbooks are selected collaboratively by staff. Inclusivity and gender equality are taken into account when selecting books.

Copies and stationery are purchased by parents as well as Irish/English dictionaries, Thesaurus, Maths Sets, Calculators etc. Pupils purchase their own pens, pencils, rubbers, rulers etc.


The school uniform consists of:

  • Navy pinafore/skirt/trousers
  • Pale blue blouse/shirt/Fred Perry
  • Navy jumper with school logo/crest
  • Red tie
  • Track suit with school crest for P.E.
  • Blue School Hoodie for 6th Class pupils

Extra-Curricular Activities

Children are involved in a number of extra-curricular activities outside of the school day. These include:

  • G.A.A.: Rackard League, Mini 7s, after-school training,
  • Rounders: Inter school Rounders leagues
  • Rugby: Coaches come in each year
  • Soccer: FAI league
  • Chess: In-school Chess Club every Tuesday
  • Music: Ballymitty Folk Group (B.F.G.)
  • Art/Craft
  • Be Active Club
  • Quiz – two teams go forward each year into the Credit Union Quiz
  • Spelling Bee school and inter-school competitions

Homework Club

This runs every Tuesday/Wednesday evening(s) from 3 – 4.15pm and is supervised by one teacher. It costs €4 per day.

Ballymitty Infant Club

This runs Monday – Friday for pupils of Junior and Senior Infants from 2 – 3pm. It is supervised by two childcare assistants. It costs €4 per day.

Oct 22
School closes for Midterm Break
Nov 23
Parent/Teacher Meetings Day 1
Nov 25
Parent/Teacher Meetings Day 2
Dec 22
School closes for Christmas
Hilltown, Ballymitty, Co. Wexford, Y35 YW81.
051 561324
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