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Welcome to Scoil Aine Naofa, Loch Cutra, website.

Scoil Aine Naofa is a Catholic co-educational school catering for children from Junior Infants to Sixth Class.

It is situated in the parish of Beagh, approximately 6km South of Gort, Co,Galway. There has been a school on this site since the 1860’s and many distinguished teachers have graced its corridors since, most notably, perhaps Michael Cusack, founding father of the GAA. Michael was appointed the first Headmaster of Lough Cutra by Lord Gough when he was merely 20 years old.

There have been many improvements to the school over the years the latest of which was the addition of an ASD unit in 2017. Mostly recently, the Department of Education and Skills has  granted funding for the building of two 80sq metre classrooms with ensuite toilets and a new Special  Education classroom. We're at the preplanning stage. In September 2023, we were granted planning permission for a new All Weather Pitch, which will be a wonderful addition to our school. We look forward to that.

We have a current enrolment of 91 pupils, with four mainstream teachers, two Special Education Teachers. We also have 4.5 SNAs and a secretary.

We endeavour to stimulate learning by offering a diverse range of activities both curricular and extra-curricular. Our aim is to create a friendly, inviting atmosphere with happy, well-adjusted pupils and highly- dedicated, motivated staff.

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Newsflash!!

We are now enrolling in Scoil Áine Naofa for our 2024-2025 infant class.

Enrolment Form Link

Beautiful Artwork Brightening up the Halls in Lough Cútra NS!

Some samples of our fabulous Artwork throughout the halls. Pupils have been busy learning about St Brigid, celebrating the Chinese New Year, practising their report writing and learning about different cultures and creating paper and tin foils sculptures in the senior class! 

Junior Credit Union Quiz Team 2nd Place Winners:

Credit Union Quiz

Junior & Senior Credit Union Quiz teams who participated in the 2024 credit union quiz last Friday 26th January.  They represented the school with great confidence.

A big congratulations to our junior team, who were placed 2nd in the quiz.

Senior Room Quiz Team

Christmas Plays

We were so excited to hold our Christmas Plays this week in the school on Tuesday and St Anne's Church Shanaglish on Wednesday. The children were so excited and really enjoyed performing in front of their parents and grandparents. A massive thank you to the teachers and SNAs for their hard work and well done to all our budding actors and singers!!! Congratulations to all the winners of hampers and vouchers in our raffle and a big thank you to all families for their contribution. We raised an incredible 2500 euro which will be used for purchasing extra resources for pupils.

ASD class visit Santa at Turoe Pet Farm

Pupils from our ASD class went on an amazing trip to visit Santa in Turoe Pet Farm last Thursday. They had plenty of fun and entertainment between Santa, elves and bouncy slides! A massive thank you to Ms Diviney for planning the trip.

Christmas performances

We are really excited to be holding our Christmas performances next week. Junior-2nd class will perform their plays on the 19th December from 1.30pm, followed by our Christmas Fundraiser Raffle!! We will then look forward to our 3rd-6th class performing in St Anne's Church, Shanaglish on Wednesday 20th December! What a jam packed week ahead!!!!   

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More Art Photos from our Wonderful Artists!

Credit Union Art Competition:

We were delighted to have a winner in the Credit Union Art Competition. We'll done to 2nd class pupil Ava Tuohy who came 2nd in U7s category.

Artwork

Some fabulous artwork brightening up the halls and classrooms in Lough Cùtra NS. 

Science Week in Lough Cútra NS

Classes had some fun experimenting with materials last week as part of Science Week 2023. 3rd and 4th class incorporated their engineering skills to build bridges using various materials, while 5th and 6th class made their own rockets! They had great fun trying to see how far they could fly! See some of the photos below. More to follow!!

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