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 there have been many improvements undertaken over the years, the most recent being a state of the art ASD unit in 2017.
We have a current enrolment of 99 pupils, with 4 mainstream teachers, 3 Special Education Teachers, 4 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.
Peace Proms, Galway 2020
Our pupils were very fortunate recently to be given the opportunity to participate in the Peace Proms in Galway. It took hours of practice to learn the songs and dances required to be able to take part in this ambitious endeavour , but all agreed that it was wonderfully organised and a great day out for all. Congratulations and well done to all involved
Welcome Note 2019
As we embark on another school year, we wish to welcome Mrs. Lorraine Power as the new permanent Principal and Ms. Aisling Naughton , Special Needs’ Assistant to the staff of Scoil Áine Naofa. We hope they will be very happy in their new posts and that they find the positions fulfilling and rewarding.
We also wish the retired principal, Mr. Joe Killeen every good wish for the future.
This year, we were delighted to welcome twenty-two new pupils to the Junior Infant class. They seem to be settling in very well to ‘big school’.
We extend a warm welcome to you all and hope the year will be filled with exciting and stimulating learning in an environment that is positive and caring.
"The only limit to building is your imagination"
As part of the Galway Science and Technology Festival, a K’nex Roadshow visited our school. Seán Cullen was our facilitator and the children thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from the experience.
A workshop on pollination took place in the school on 27th March.
The children learned the importance of pollinators, like bees, in the growth of fruit and vegetables. Did you know, too, that 78% of our wildflowers rely on bees for pollination?
Without bees, we might lose the colourful and distinct natural beauty of our countryside.
It was a very worthwhile experience and the children spent a very pleasant afternoon in the spring sunshine.
Our annual book fair took place the week of the 11th March.
Once again, it was a great success with so many parents purchasing books for their children and other family members. Of course, we all agree the best gift of all is a love of reading.
In addition, as a reward, we receive 50% of the money spent in free books, for the school.
Many thanks to all who organised and supported the fair.
Pancake Day on Shrove Tuesday, March 5th. The pupils from 5th & 6th made pancakes from scratch!
We put our new kitchen and crépe maker to good use and everyone enjoyed themselves before Lent began the following day.