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Garrafrauns Central School was opened in 1975, replacing a building which had been in operation since 1866. Because of its closure and amalgamation of Shanballymore National School, it became officially known as Garrafrauns Central School and was staffed by Mr. John Lyons, Principal, Ms. Ann Hosty and Ms. Maura Lyons. The development of the school took a step forward in 1985 when as a result of amalgamation with Strawberry Hill National School, it became a four teacher school. It is, at present, a four teacher school with Mr. Francis Burns as principal, Mrs. Chris Healy, Mrs. Joan McDonnell and Mrs. Mary Murphy on staff. The entire staff are living locally, and consequently, are aware of and sensitive to the needs of both pupils and parents.All children wear a school uniform which consists of a blue shirt and grey trousers for boys. The girls uniform consists of a blue shirt and a pinefore . The boys wear a royal blue v necked jumper and a royal blue cardigan for the girls. On Fridays, however, the children wear P.E. clothes as all classes have P.E. on Friday. The majority of parents are part-time farmers who are involved in trades and professions. They are very interested in their children's progress in school and consequently attendance is very good .Indeed many children strive for full attendance and are rewarded for their efforts on prize-giving day on the last day of term .All children progress to second level education and approximately 90% of all former students proceed to third level education .The school is served by a bus Eireann transport service and this facilitates about half of the children.
Built as a three-teacher school, it comprises of three classrooms, a general purpose room which has been used as a classroom since of three classrooms, a general purpose room which has been used as a classroom since 1985,a toilet block in both Junior section and Senior section of the school, a staff room staff toilet, Kitchen and boiler house. It also has its own water supply. An admired feature of the school is the huge play area available, with tarmacadmed basketball court and play area to the front , grass areas on all sides and sheltered by evergreen trees.
A new feature of the school grounds has been the development of a school vegetable garden which the pupils themselves look after.
Situated in a rural area, the school is an integral part of the community which comprises of a church, post office an some small shops.
There are 93 children enrolled in this school.