Welcome to our Web Site.  I hope that you find it interesting.  It contains some information about our school, the very special children who are educated within it, the staff who work here and the parents who daily entrust their children into our care and protection.

 Ceara, like most special schools has a preschool section, a Primary section and a post primary section.  Children attending the school are aged from three years to nineteen years. 

Like all schools, Ceara is inspected by the Department for Education.  Our last inspection described the school as "outstanding".  In addition, Ceara was the first special school in the Province to attain the prestigious "Investors in Peoples" Award.  We are proud of these achievements.

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Mr Phillip Hawthorne chair of Lurgan Young at Heart Mens'  group accompanied by Mr Jerome Mc Areavy and Mr Gerry O'Neill presented a cheque to Ceara of £500. The group raised the money at a bowling competition.

Maggie Fearon and David McIvor ran the Berlin Marathon and raised £400 which they donated to Ceara. They are pictured with classes 9 and 11.


School photos for all pupils will be taken on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th November.



Prize Night

On Thursday 8th October we celebrated Ceara schools first Prize Night. Pupils came to school to receive external accreditation worked for in school last year.

A lovely night was had by all.

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Dates for your diary – October 2015

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Dates for your diary - November 2015


November 2 - 6                School Book Fair Week

                                        Lurgan College Students


November 3                      New Parents


November 4                      Monthly Therapy Meeting


November 5                      Parent / Teacher Night 7.00 – 9.00


November 6                      Work Experience @ Ceara                           


November 9                       Whole School Teaching Staff Meeting


November 10                     Inclusion & Diversity Visiting Teacher


November 12                     Staff @ Global Learning Conference


November 16                     Brain Injury Trust Visitors


November 17                     C2K Conference – Belfast

                                        School Nurses for P1 children 17, 18 & 19


November 19                     Ceara ‘Open Morning’ for local post 16 students


November 20                    BOG Interviews (Classroom Assistants)


November 23                    Head of Schools Meeting


November 24                    Special Schools Principals Meeting – Sperrinview School


November 26                    Craigavon Area Learning Community Meeting


November 30                    Christmas Tree is erected.


  • Please remember to visit our web site www.cearaschool.com
  • Christmas Fair Night        3 December Carol Service –
  • Shankill Parish Church       16 December
  • School closes for Christmas       18 December
  • Santa Sunday                             13 December


Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair returns to Ceara on Monday 2nd November.

We are delighted to be hosting another fantastic Scholastic book fair. The books are all excellent quality and value and will support your son/ daughter with their literacy development and interest in reading.

Parents can browse and make purchases at the following times:

9.15-9.45 Tuesday-Friday

12.30-1.00 Tuesday -Friday

2.45-3.15 Tuesday -Friday

3.45-4.05 Tuesday and Wednesday

7pm-9pm Thursday Evening

Pupils will browse the books with their class during the week and will be able to make a wish list to inform parents of their favourite book.

Senior Pupils will be manning the book fair at these times and will be delighted to take your orders.



Macmillan Coffee Morning


Miss Aimee McCann, classroom assistant in Ceara held a coffee morning to raise money for MacMillan Cancer care.

Aimee baked lovely cakes and cupcakes and staff made contributions to enjoy these treats at break and lunch.

£180 was raised so far.

Jeans For Genes


Ceara School is supporting Jeans for Genes day on Friday 18th September. 

Please remember to wear your Jeans and bring a donation.  

Thank you to everyone who contributed to Jeans for Genes.

A total of £264 has been raised. Many thanks for everyone who has contributed.



School telephone number: 02838323312

School facsimile number; 02838349670

school e-mail: info@ceara.lurgan.ni.sch.uk

Principal e-mail; pcunningham522@c2kni.net

School Physiotherapy staff number :02838326332

School Occupational Therapy Number:07557791306




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