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.
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.
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!!
We had great fun showing off our fantastic costumes during our Halloween Catwalk this week! We had some great variety this year and lots of dancing!!
5th and 6th class were very creative this year and designed their own Halloween Pumpkins!
Have a look! All classes voted on their favourite. Who do you think won?!!
Artwork in our Halls
Some of the lovely artwork brightening up our halls in Lough Cútra NS!
See some of the fabulous art on display throughout the school! We are delighted to have some talented artists!
Infants and the ASD Unit visit Coole Park:
Our wonderful pupils in Junior and Senior Infant and our ASD unit had a great day out in Coole Park this week. Their trip involved an outdoor picnic, scavenger hunt and plenty of walking around observing the signs of Autumn! What a magnificent way to bring learning outdoors!
Lough Cútra NS Jersey Day for GOAL
Today our school participated in the well known Jersey Day Fundraiser for GOAL. All our students wore their favourite Jersey to school. We had plenty of variety too!! We were delighted with the support and wish to thank all families for their contribution.
Galway Cross Country Championships
Our school had great fun participating in the Galway Cross Country Championships this week. We had 23 students participating from 3rd to 6th class. All students ran tremendously and we are very proud of them! Congratulations to our medal winners Darragh, Charlie and Aoife and to Saoirse who also gained a place in the final next week.
Junior Infants 2023-2024
A big welcome to our fabulous new Junior Infants pictured here with their teacher Ms Purcell. We look forward to creating wonderful memories during their time in Lough Cútra NS.