Welcome to the website of Coolbock National School

We hope through our website to keep you up to date with our latest news and upcoming events. We hope to make the website interactive for all members of our school community, pupils and parents, both past and present. We have a great sense of pride in our school and we hope you enjoy navigating through our pages and finding out all about our school.

 

 Our School

Coolbock N.S. is a 2 teacher school set in rural Co. Sligo. The school is situated near the village of Riverstown, on the eastern slope of Coolbock Hill. Riverstown is situated 12 miles south east of Sligo. The Coolbock area is known for its natural beauty and the school has spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Our modern facilities include two classrooms, support room, sensory room, playground, basketball court, football pitch, school garden and play area. Our school is equipped with a range of esources including interactive whiteboards and a suite of computer netbooks. We have two classroom teachers and one support teacher, providing group and individual teaching in all areas of the curriculum. We work in partnership with parents to offer support for each child on their individual learning journey. Our low pupil-teacher ratio means we can give children the individual attention that they deserve. Using a child-centred approach, pupils are given opportunities to learn in a variety of activities that facilitates engaged learning and better outcomes, leading to a more rounded education. Teachers show a genuine care and interest in helping each child to develop and reach their potential. Each child’s individual talents and interests are supported in a positive, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Our school staff provide a positive school climate which is enhanced by our very supportive board of management and parents’ association. If you would like further information about the school, we would be delighted to hear from you. If you wish to do so, please phone 0719165832 or email coolbocknationalschool@gmail.com to arrange an appointment to meet with us.

3 days ago

Coolbock National School

The students of Coolbock N.S. have really enjoyed their first week back.
We wish Mr McDaid all the very best on his secondment with the Department of Education. We extend a very warm welcome to Miss Irwin. She has settled in very well and the children have challenged her to do the Daily Mile (she struggled to keep up!!). Together they drafted and finalised a class contract and agreed to commit to this legally binding classroom document!
The children tidied up the P.E. equipment and are looking forward to using the equipment at lunchtimes.
Coolbock N.S. has lots of exciting plans for 2019 and the teachers are excited to work together to make it a memorable year for the students.
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Best of luck Laura xx

Best of luck Laura. No better woman.xx

Best of luck miss Irwin.

Well done Coolbock national school my old alma mater of the50s

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Happy New Year from Coolbock N.S.!

4 weeks ago

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4 weeks ago

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CHRISTMAS CONCERT

We had a very enjoyable Christmas concert in the school on Wednesday. The show was opened with the Toy Show special produced by the senior pupils in their Green Screen studio. This was followed by some lovely Christmas music by the senior pupils on the tin whistle, prepared by Michael Hurley. We then had some more light entertainment with the Junior pupils taking to the screen by sharing their cute thoughts on Christmas!

The children then performed the nativity “The Hoity-Toity Angels” with some beautiful singing and acting. It was fantastic to see so many parents, grandparents and all members of the Coolbock community for a lovely festive occasion. Well done to all the boys and girls for all their hard work in preparing for the concert.
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Well done to all involved..

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4 weeks ago

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CHRISTMAS TEAMWORK

Some great teamwork going on today with the Junior and Senior rooms working together on a group Christmas picture!
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1 month ago

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SET DESIGN

Set design in full swing here and great teamwork as we prepare for our Christmas Concert. Looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday at 10:00am in the school for lots of festive fun! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas......
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SET DESIGN

Set design in full swing here and great teamwork as we prepare for our Christmas Concert. Looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday at 10:00am in the school for lots of festive fun! Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas......Image attachmentImage attachment

1 month ago

Coolbock National School

SUPER SCIENCE MONTH

Who needs Science Week when you can have Science Month!! The pupils had great fun taking part in lots of interactive experiments for our Science Month inspired by Science Week Ireland. Experiments included dancing rice, magnet balloons, battery motors, elephant toothpaste, travelling colours, lava lamps, erupting colours, coin colour reactions, flying rockets, floating tables, balloon explosions, salt and pepper friction, rainbow paper, sound chiming fork, avoiding pepper and bouncing bubbles! And we promise, no children were harmed in the making of these experiments!
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1 month ago

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Everyone welcome. All cake donations would be greatly appreciated. 🍰☕ ...

1 month ago

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ELFIE SAVES CHRISTMAS

The festive season is in full swing as we made a trip to see the musical Elfie Saves Christmas in the Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo today. Thanks to the Talisman Theatre Company for a wonderful production!
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2 months ago

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AISTEAR: THE POLAR REGIONS

The Junior Room had great fun learning about the North and South Pole. The children learned about and played with polar animals, pretended to be famous explorers and mapped their expeditions from their Polar Explorer's Camp, wrote lists of all the things they would need, read lots and lots of stories and much more. We did some art activities inspired by the Polar Regions although the children now know that polar bears and penguins do not exist together!
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