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 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.
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.
Lots of fun and games in Loch Cutra for Halloween
July Provision Programme
We always have great fun in Lough Cutra with the children who avail of our July Provision Programme!
Garda 7’s football blitz
There was a super display of perseverance and skill from all the children who took part in the garda 7a-side Football Blitz held in Gort on Thursday 13th of October. The boys and girls played four teams on the day, reaching the final against a strong Ballindereen side. They displayed excellent skill and attitude throughout and won by a goal. We are very proud of all our Lough Cutra pupils.
Cumann na mBunscol hurling.
Well done to our boys from 4th, 5th and 6th class who took part in the Cumann na mBunscoil hurling blitz held in Clarinbridge on the 29th of September. The boys had a super performance beating Clarinbridge, Tierneevan, Kiltiernan and Kiltartin in the group final. The team now advance on to the Cuman na mBunscol final on October 21st.
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.