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.

  • SWIMMING SMILES - All set for the start of our 8 week swimming lessons in Aura Leitrim Leisure Centre as part of the Aquatics strand of the PE curriculum. Great fun sharing the bus and pool with Taunagh National School!
  • MARINE EXPLORERS - We had an adventurous day out on our seashore safari at Strandhill beach today. We got the opportunity to participate in the Marine Explorers Education Programme. The pupils had a school workshop with David Horkan, followed by a field trip to the rock pools of Go Strandhill beach at low tide. We found some very […]
  • POTATO HARVEST - The children planted seed potatoes last spring. They grew over the summer and we harvested a great crop of 26 potatoes both big and small! There was an air of excitement and anticipation as we investigated the soil. The children were very surprised how many potatoes grew. They then enjoyed delicious wedges made from our […]
  • ATHLETICS FESTIVAL - Even Storm Ali couldn’t slow us down at the Supervalu Athletics Festival held in IT Sligo Knocknarea Arena today. Well done to all the boys and girls who took part in the 4 x 100m relays and 200m sprint events. A massive thank you to everyone in Sligo Sport and Recreation Partnership for a well […]
  • BACK TOGETHER AGAIN - Our first day back at school – so much fun catching up after a lovely Summer holidays! A special welcome to the new pupils in our school – we look forward to sharing many special memories in the years ahead!
  • VISIT FROM SLIGO’S FIRST CITIZEN - We had a special visit from the new first citizen of Sligo to Coolbock. Congratulations to Cllr. Martin Baker from Riverstown, who has been elected as the new Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council.
  • RAISING OUR GREEN SCHOOLS FLAG AS WE BID FAREWELL TO 6TH CLASS PUPIL - What a lovely way to finish off our school year by getting the chance to raise our new Green Schools flag. We have been awarded our fifth flag on the theme of biodiversity. We celebrated the day by planting an apple tree in the school to mark the occasion. The tree was planted by our […]
  • WHEN THE BIRD’S AWAY, THE SPIDER WILL PLAY! - A spider getting a closer look at our camera in the Coolbock Bird Box! Don’t worry – the spider won’t appear through your phone screen!! WHEN THE BIRD'S AWAY, THE SPIDER WILL PLAY! A spider getting a closer look at our camera in the Coolbock Bird Box! Don't worry – the spider won't appear through […]
  • HOME IMPROVEMENTS FOR THE COOLBOCK SPARROW - The Coolbock Sparrow making some home improvements to its nest in the bird box. The live feed camera has been a great addition to the school and we are very lucky to have such a “handy” parents association who take on these great initiatives to support the pupils learning in so many ways. HOME IMPROVEMENTS […]