Welcome to Ceara School



£7200 of donations gifted to Ceara. click here to read more...


Consumer Council Survey.

Following on from the information morning hosted by the Consumer Council in Ceara they have asked if we would ask parents to complete a short survey so they can ascertain public knowledge of rights and  can plan future events. Please access the request and survey by clicking on the link below.

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The school office will be open 8.30am - 4.45pm  Monday -Friday

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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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Annual Shoe Box Appeal

 As in past years, parents/guardians are invited to contribute a ‘Shoe Box’ full of goodies for the senior citizens in the local area.


Simply get a shoebox, and put into it items that you feel would bring some cheer to a senior citizen at Christmas. You might want to place a Christmas card also to the elderly person from your son/daughter.


It would help if boxes could be sent into school as soon as possible, as we place them around the Christmas tree in the foyer.


Please mark each box either “GRANNY” or “GRANDAD”.


Please do not include:

Alcohol Sharp Items Small Print Books

Money Medicines Very Fragile Items


Thank You

Peter G. Cunningham



New Counselling Service for Primary Pupils in Ceara

Barnardos Offer Counselling Service to Primary Aged Pupils in Ceara.

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Latest year calendar Events

Horse Riding25Nov2014

11:00 am - 12:30 pm @ Ballyknock Riding Stables

Horse Riding

Post Primary swimming25Nov2014

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Scouts and Brownies25Nov2014

15:00 pm - 16:00 pm @ Ceara School

Scouts and Brownies

Primary swimming26Nov2014

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Whole Teaching Staff Meeting01Dec2014

15:15 pm - 17:00 pm @ Resource Room

Horse Riding02Dec2014

11:00 am - 12:30 pm @ Ballyknock Riding Stables

Horse Riding

Post Primary swimming02Dec2014

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Scouts and Brownies02Dec2014

15:00 pm - 16:00 pm @ Ceara School

Scouts and Brownies

Primary swimming03Dec2014

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Scouts and Brownies09Dec2014

15:00 pm - 16:00 pm @ Ceara School

Scouts and Brownies

Calendars page(s): year calendar >>

Dear Parent

I understand that you are scared

to wave your child goodbye

and leave [her]him in a teacher's hands

don't worry if you cry


I'm used to weeping parents

It's hard to leave I know

But its time to share [her]him just a bit

To help [her]him learn and grow


Let me reassure you

That I'll give your child my best

I'll wipe away [her]his tears, soothe his fears

And change his dirty vest!


If your darling child is full of cold

I'll blow their nose all day

Just like you, I'll care for them

In a very special way


Soon you'll see some changes

In your little girl or boy

They'll become more independent

And to see this is a joy!


I'll teach them all I have to give

To share, clinb and to write

But to you they safely will return

To tuck them in at night


With love from a teacher...


Dear Teacher

I know you're rather busy

First day back, there's just no time

A whole new class of little ones

And this one here is mine

I'm sure you have things covered

And have done this lots before

But my child is very little

And [s]he's only just turned four

In [her] his uniform this morning

[S]he looked so tall and steady

But now beside your great big school

I.m not quite sure [s]he's ready

Do you help them eat thie lunch?

Are you quick to soothe their fears?

And if [s]he falls and hurts [her]his knee

Will someone dry [her] his tears

And what if no-one plays with [her]him

What if someone's mean?

What if two kids have a fight

And [s]he's caught in between?

You're right I have to leave now

Its time for [her]him to go 

I'm sure [s]he'll learn so much from you

Things that I don't even know

Yes I'm sure they settle quickly

That [s]he's fine now without me  

I knw [s]he has to go to school

Its just so fast, you see

It seems like just a blink ago

I held [her]him in my arms

Its been my job to love, to teach

To keep [her]him safe from harm

So, when I wave goodbyein a moment

And [s]he turns to walk inside

Forgive me if I crumple

Into tears of loss and pride,

I know as I give [her]him one last kiss

And watch [her]him walk away

That s[]he'll never again be wholly mine

As [s]he was before today


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