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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.  


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.

Drumming workshop:

 For Make Noise Monday, we held a drumming workshop where all the students participated in self expression and rhythm through music. It was great fun!!

Creative outdoor learning:

The slideslow shows a range of activities the children have been up to as part of our outdoor learning! 3rd and 4th class created schoolyard games and got to try them out on each other! 5th and 6th class participated in outdoor maths trails, and scroll below or see our archives to see the younger classes in action! We have also being making great use of our new P.E equipment while the weather is fine!

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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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