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


In 2023, the Dept. of Education gave a grant of €96 per pupil to each school for the first time. This money is used to purchase textbooks, workbooks, stationery, art supplies and subscriptions for our pupils. Parents reimburse in September of each year. Textbooks are selected collaboratively by staff. Inclusivity and gender equality are taken into account when selecting books.

Some 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:

  • Crested Half Zip from Wallace's
  • Navy tracksuit bottoms
  • Pale blue polo shirt
  • Blue School Hoodie for 6th Class pupils - information is sent out in June of every year about the Hoodies

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, Peil4All morning training and after-school training in Football and Hurling
  • Rounders: Inter school Rounders leagues
  • Rugby: Coaches come in each year and pupils attend inter-school rugby blitzes
  • Soccer: FAI league
  • Chess: In-school Chess Club every Tuesday and Ficheall Competition each year
  • Art/Craft
  • Quiz – teams go forward each year into the Credit Union Quiz
  • Spelling Bee school and inter-school competitions

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.

May 06
May Bank Holiday Weekend closure
May 18
First Holy Communion
Jun 03
June Bank Holiday Closure
Jun 17
Active School Week
Hilltown, Ballymitty, Co. Wexford, Y35 YW81.
051 561324
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