St Teresa's Special School

Creagh Road, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.

Welcome to St Teresa's Special School Website

St Teresa's is a Special School in Ballinasloe, under the patronage of Ability West.  Our aim is to nurture and advance our pupils in a caring environment.  More details about our school are here.  We have added some testimonials from parents here. The school calendar for this year has been updated and is here

If ever there is anything you want to discuss about your child please do not hesitate to contact Anita at any time. This school’s door is always open and Anita and the staff would love to hear from you.

St Patrick's Day ParadeSt Patricks Day Parade

Each year we have our own St Patrick's day parade on the school avenue. This year, we had our Parade on the 14th March. We were joined by Springfield playschool, our neighbours at Tiny Tots Creche and pupils from Scoil Uí Cheithernaigh -who played some wonderful music, All the staff from Parkmore Electrical, the National Ambulance College, various others from the Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre and friends and family of the pupils in the school all attended to cheer on the children. It was a great event. Thanks to everyone.


New School

We wish to remind parents and prospective parents that we are now on the Department of Education and Skills list for a new school. We are told by public representatives that a site has been agreed by Galway County Council and the Department of education. We expect to have more good news about this shortly. We encourage everyone to contact their public representatives to help us get this new -much needed- school as soon as possible. We understand the matter is with Galway County Council at present.


The children have returned to swimming lessons since the start of March. We would like to thank the Coral Leisure Centre for their  ongoing support and care of our pupils. We are delighted to announce the increased accessibility in the pool and on the Coral Leisure Centre grounds. 

They have a new hoist which will help those with physical needs to access the pool and which will be especially beneficial for some of our children.



Table Quiz details

Children's work for Spring

We encourage the children to be creative. We have some of the children's work for the season Spring here.


Children's work for Saint Valentines day

We also have some displays for St. Valentines day. You can see them here.


Open Day

The School had a very successful open day on 19th February. On the day places were booked in our preschool for children with Autism and Global Development delay. If, for some reason, you could not attend , please contact us and we will arrange to meet you on another occasion.

Helicopter visit


We were very lucky in St. Teresa’s to have an Air Core rescue helicopter visit the grounds.  Even though there was bad weather, all the children had a chance to go to visit the helicopter and to go inside it. The Crew showed the children the controls and were very happy to answer their questions. We didn't get to fly in it but the sky is now the limit.

It was a truly memorable day.




Garda Visit for Driving Test

Garda CertificateGarda vist

One pupil had a special visit from the Garda Traffic Unit

They assessed his driving skills and made him drive through several obstacles.

In the end, they deemed him to be a very competent driver of his power wheelchair and award him a certificate




National Ambulance Crew VisitAbulance 1

Ambulance 2

The National Ambulance Crew who have a training centre in the same building as us visited the children.

They showed them what the emergency services do.  The children enjoyed pretending to be patients and having a short spin in the ambulance around the school grounds.



Jumper dayJumper day

St. Teresa’s Special School was involved in the Ballinasloe Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser for Pieta House.  This was organised by Geraldine Deane, who is an SNA at the school.




Christmas 2018 Thanks

We would like to express our thanks on behalf of the children, staff and parents to the following:

Their many efforts are always great appreciated. It is truly in the spirit of Christmas to be so kind to those less fortunate. Thanks again.

Local Schools

We would also like to express our thanks to An Gaelscoil, Ard Scoil Mhuire and Garbally College who work with us on student exchange and in school programmes. The interaction between the schools is very beneficial for our pupils.

Local Businesses and Community Groups

We wish to thank all Ballinasloe Businesses and community groups who constantly and generously support our school


Please contact us by clicking here for any further information you may require.

Copyright © St. Teresa's Special School 2013- | Contact: +353 (0)90 9643934 | | Roll Number: 20328W
Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre, Creagh Road, Ballinasloe Co. Galway, H53 NW54. | Loc8 Code: L6F-33-2VK.