School News

2021/2022 School Calendar

Culfadda NS 2021/2022 School Calendar

Earth Day

6th class with new tree for Earth Day

Enrolment 2021

Enrolment forms are now available from the office. Please email the school at or text 086 1894808 and we will send one out to you in the post. We are looking forward to welcoming our new Junior Infants in September.

Christmas Jumper Day

The school had a Christmas Jumper Day to raise funds for the Ballymote St Vincent de Paul. It was a very colourful display and raised nearly €500.

Christmas cards for Nursing Homes

The children in the senior rooms made decorations, cards and wrote letters to the residents of Ballymote Nursing Home and the clients of the Ballymote Day centre.

Christmas Art Competition 2020

Senan (3rd Class) and Danny (6th Class) won prizes in the Boyle at Christmas Art Competition. All the pupils artwork can be viewed on Facebook: Boyle at Christmas

Credit Union Art competition 2020

Oisín in Senior Infants came 2nd in the Ballymote Credit Union Art Competition.

Athletics 2020

The pupils of 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class took part in SuperValu Athletics Fest Staying Local 2020. This year it was a timed relay event that was carried out in the school yard. We had junior boys and girls teams and a junior mixed team. We also had senior boys and girls teams and two Senior mixed teams. Over one thousand primary school children representing 36 primary schools from all over County Sligo took part and we were delighted and very proud to find out that our junior mixed team Sophia, Holly, Peadar and Kyle came 2nd in their competition and our Senior mixed team Seamus, Dylan, Amelie and Molly who did a fantastic run came 1st.

New Infants

Welcome back everybody to a new school year! As always September and October have been very busy months as we all settle into our new classes. A very big welcome to all our 11 new Junior Infants. It has been lovely getting to know each of them and we look forward to the years ahead with them!.

Variety Concert

In December the school staged a Variety Concert in Culfadda Church. On the night the children showcased their many talents through drama, dance and music. The younger classes sang a number of songs and performed a Nativity pageant. While the older children performed an Irish dance, sang carols and songs from popular musicals. They also thrilled everyone with their wonderful playing of the ukulele and tin whistle. We would like to thanks the teachers for their hard work preparing the children, Fr Murphy for letting us use the church and the Parent Association for getting the church ready for the concert and the party afterwards.

Credit Union Art Competition

Congratulations to Dónall on coming 1st in the Credit Union Art Competition. His drawing will now be put forward to the regional Chapter competition

Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

To all who took part on the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal, a big thank you! We were lucky to have Carol Hennessey the national manager of Team Hope visit the school to talk to the children about how important their boxes are as they bring joy and excitement to children living in often very difficult situations.

Fred the Party Professor

Fred the Party Professor paid the school a magical visit. He entertained the children with magic tricks and music. Judging from the delight on all the faces a great time was had by all.

Student Council

A new student council was elected for the year 2019/20. The representatives are 1st Class Conor Q., 2nd Class Holly, 3rd Class Samuel, 4th Class Oisín, 5th Class Eloise and 6th Class Fionn and Cían.

Tag Rugby

In September 3rd & 4th class took part in a tag rugby blitz in Ballymote, while in October 5th & 6th class went to Strandhill to take part in the Connacht Rugby National Schools World Cup Blitz.