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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.

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The 2018/2019 president of the INTO  was Joe Killeen, principal of Lough Cutra National School.

Joe is from Corofin, Co.Clare and began his teaching career at Kiltrusten  NS, Strokestown , Co. Roscommon. Since 1987, he has been principal of Scoil Aine Naofa.

In addition to his work in the INTO, Joe has been actively involved in a range of community, rural, cultural and sporting organisations.

As his year as president came to a close, (this year, Congress was held in Galway), and never one to let the grass grow under his feet, Joe now turns his attention to local politics. He has been elected to represent Fianna Fail in North Clare. We wish him every success in this venture.

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Green Flag We were thrilled to receive our first Green Flag in 2013. We worked very hard over a two year period to improve on waste management and recycling. We now have a cleaner, greener school. We are looking forward to working towards our second green flag which involves the conservation of water. Keep an eye on our website for more details and updates. 

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A massive congratulations to Michael Cusack's U13 team on their victory in the Brendan Linnane Cup! Well done to all our past and present pupils.  

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Happy Christmas

Wishing all our pupils, parents and extended families a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

See you all on the 8th January, when we reopen.


Easter Egg hunt in school!

Some of our classes participated in a fun Easter Egg Hunt throughout the school grounds! There was great laughter and excitement!! 

Wishing all our families a happy and peaceful Easter. Thank you all for your continued support.

Engineer's Visit:

We were very fortunate to have a visit from three engineer's this week from Medtronic and the Rediscovery Centre. Pupils from 3rd-6th class participated in an engineer's workshop that introduced them to engineering concepts, processes and types of engineering. The hands-on activities tested their mathematical thinking, problem-solving skills,and spatial awareness skills, while also giving them a glympse into life as an engineer. The 90 minute activities included a range of engineering challenges from K’Nex constructions to building an earthquake-proof house

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Our school had a great week celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge 2024! Pupils participated in a whole school buddy reading initiative where senior pupils read books as gaeilge to the Junior Classes. This was a great method of encouraging léitheoireacht in Irish. 3rd - 6th class completed a fun tráth na gcéist, displaying some of their general knowledge skills through Irish. They were very impressive! There were lots of Irish damhsa, canadh as gaeilge and tin whistles and fiddle playing in preparation for our Seachtain na Gaeilge school assembly! Well done to all involved and thanks to the teachers and SNAs for all their hard work.

See the great photos in the slideshow of our activities including our Lá Glas and Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine winners!

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Cycle Training 2021

Well done to the boys and girls in 5th and 6th class who recently completed the ‘Cycle Right’ training programme.  The children gained valuable knowledge and excellent coaching on how to cycle safely on our roads. All the skills were developed and put into practice. We would like to thank the team at ‘Cycle Right’ for the brilliant advice and guidance.  Hopefully we will see more pupils taking this preferred mode of transport in the years ahead!

Benefits of cycling include:


  • Cycling is a great form of exercise

  • It is a very cheap method of transport and an ideal way to travel between 3-7 km.

  • Cycling is a great way to combat the traffic congestion which is a growing issue.

  • Cycling benefits the environment hugely, eliminating emissions and creating a very positive carbon footprint.

  • Cycling is proven to be really good for both our physical and mental health.

  • Cycling is fun and can be enjoyed by all the family – together.

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