The new Ballyoughter National School, which was officially opened on the 22nd of January, 2010. National School is a co-educational, Catholic primary school located in Ballyoughter, near Gorey in Co. Wexford.
Originally built in 1889 as a one classroom school, a second room was added in 1948 to accommodate growing numbers of pupils. Later, in 1984, a toilet block and staff room were added. However, the old building was unable to meet the demands of a modern 21st century education system, and was closed at the end of the school year in 2009, to be replaced by a new state-of-the-art school, which was up-and-running the following September at a nearby site, and officially opened on the 22nd of January, 2010.
The new school has two classrooms, an administration office, a staff room, and wonderful educational resources. It also has more than three quarters of an acre of playing space.
School Mission Statement:
- To provide a secure and happy atmosphere in which children can learn effectively.
- To encourage children to become responsible and independent.
- To foster an attitude of care towards people and things around us.
- To ensure that children reach the highest possible levels in literacy and numeracy.
- To help children to express themselves creatively through language, movement, art and music.
- To help children, through scientific, geographical, historical, religious, and moral studies, to explore the world in which they are growing up, and to understand their own particular place/situation within it.
- To integrate all children fully, whatever their needs and backgrounds.
- Principal: Mrs. Lorraine Dempsey.
- Class Teacher Mrs. Elizabeth Kavanagh (Currently Ms Catriona Murphy)
- Class Teacher Ms Aisling Chawke (Acting Deputy Principal)
- Special Education Teacher: Mrs Lorraine Dempsey
- Special Needs Assistants: Mrs Lisa Devlin & Mrs. Annette Guinan.
- Secretary: Ms Mandy Byrne
- Chairperson: Fr. Tomás. Kehoe