History of Ballyfin National School:
Ballyfin National School was built in 1902 from state funds. It was built as a two teacher school with 119 pupils on the roll. The subjects taught at the time were English, Arithmetic, Singing and Catechism for all classes, with the addition of History and Geography for senior classes. The older girls were taught needle work and cookery.
The New School:
The Department of Education and Skills approved funding for a new school in 2006. The site for the new school was offered by Ballyfin parish. The school is situated in a site formally known as the Millennium Garden. The new school building began in January 2007 and was completed and handed over in December 2007. We moved into our new school on the 4th of February 2008. The official opening of the new school took place on Thursday the 25th of September 2008.
Today we have an administrative principal, nine classroom teachers, three special education teachers, four special needs assistants and a school secretary.