School Projects

Art Sept to Dec 2020

All classes from Junior Infants to 6th Class have been taking part in Art Classes under the Creative Schools Project with Crona Gallagher and Alice Dixon on Zoom, pictures on Gallery

National Science Week 2020

5th and 6th class took part in the National Science Week on Zoom organised by Co Sligo Leader Partnership ELG and Sligo I.T. They had a talk by Abbvie followed by a fun and interactive show all about water.

Someone Like Me

Someone like Me competition aims to raise disability awareness among primary school children and give them a greater understanding of what unites children of differing abilities. Someone Like Me allows children to learn about and discuss these topics and creatively express what they've learned through art. This year 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes took part in the competition. They put a tremendous amount of work into their projects and were rewarded when 5th & 6th classes were county winners and selected to represent the county in the National awards

Climate Change

As part of the school's climate awareness programme we welcomed Ingrid Foley from the Organic Centre in Leitrim to speak to the children about sustainable energy and climate change. They watched a video and played games with questions encouraging them to think about climate change

Science

This term 3rd, 4th and 5th classes went to the Model in Sligo to take part in the MadLab workshop part of the National Science Week. Madlab is a unique, hands-on electronics workshop for children. In the workshop participants solder electronic components onto specially designed circuit boards. On the day they made lie detectors to bring home

After School Programme

Aimee from Foróige has been visiting the 6th Class pupils as part of their After School Programme. She has been focusing on education around drugs, alcohol and peer pressure alongside developing self confidence, self-reliance and enabling young people to gain a greater capacity to take charge of their own lives.

Ukulele

This year the 5th and 6th Class pupils have had the opportunity to learn the ukulele with Stephanie from Music Generation. They have really enjoyed the experience and highlighted their talent playing in the church for the 1st Holy Communion.

Pottery 2019

We welcomed Gráinne from Breeogue Pottery to the school. She helped the children from 5th and 6th Class make some wonderful pottery. They created a map and place names of the local area. This is on display in the GP area.

ART Sept 2018

The school is delighted to host the Pop Up Niland Collection (PUNC). This exhibition will run all year with a new painting displayed each month. An artist will come to the school to talk to the classes about painting meanwhile the pupils will have studied the artwork and come up with their own imaginary titles etc.

Blue Star Flag

Culfadda NS were trilled to welcome two very special guests on Friday June 8th 2018, the German Ambassador to Ireland Deike Potzel and local MEP Marian Harkin. They came to view the exhibition of projects & food on display by the 5th & 6th class pupils and to award them the Blue Star Flag for their work on this European project. The pupils had worked diligently on this project over the year. In History they studied the World War in Europe , the Geography, culture, music and cuisine of 10 countries and 6 European Artists. Mr Martin Henry had given them a talk and notes on the Institutions of the EU. In all a lot of work, so a well deserved Award.

Junior Enterpeneur Programme

Sixth class took part in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP) from December to March. The programme is an entrepreneurial awareness programme for primary school children. Pupils in Sixth Class presented their own business ideas to a Dragons Den type panel consisting of James Ward from Lough Gill Brewery, Ms Valentine and Mr Carty. The Dragons were hugely impressed with the pupils' creativity and presentation skills. After long deliberation Alanna's Memory Box was chosen as our project to develop and bring to market. We spent 8 weeks working on market research, team building, product development and production of our Memory Boxes. We organised a showcase day on 24th March to present and sell our products. Such was the demand for our Memory Boxes, we sold our complete stock of 50 boxes between pre-orders and within minutes of our showcase opening. We all enjoyed the experience and we hope to continue to develop our entrepreneurial skills in the coming years. Special thanks to James Ward who gave up his time freely to tell us about his experience and to adjudicate on our Dragons Den

Peace Proms 2017

This year our school took park in the national musical programme called Peace Proms. They performed in the RDS in Dublin on February 4th. The children did fantasic work in preparation for this concert

Raindrops of Color!!

For anyone who doesn't already know, we have entered the Dulux Color Awards! We all worked very hard on our short video about why our school needs the prize -(new paint for our school). the prize is voted on by the general public and the project with the most votes wins the prize. Thank you all for voting for us so far, but please continue to do so as we need votes everyday. You can access he Culfadda National School Facebook page and click on the link there to take to the dulux page to vote. The competition closes 12/06/2015. Fingers crossed and dont forget to vote everyday!

Irish Comenius Meeting

We were so delighted to give our Comenius partners a warm Irish welcome to Co Sligo in March 2015! Céad míle fáilte! 22 European teachers from Germany, Finland, Portugal, Poland and Sloveniam visited us last week for our Comenius Partnership Meeting. The Comenius project is sponsored in Ireland by Léargas and it enables Irish schools to create partnerships with other European schools to work on interactive projects and encourage intercultural exchange. The group were brought on tours of Sligo’s stunning landscape and local historical and heritage sites. On Thursday, they were treated to an Irish Night of traditional food, song and dance at the Coach House Hotel, Ballymote and they spent Friday, 20th in our school meeting parents, staff and pupils; learning about the Irish education system and how to play Gaelic Football – with Sligo Gaelic senior player, Ross Donovan. Having enjoyed such great weather all week, they left for their home countries on Friday evening, exhausted, but singing the praises of our beautiful country and with plans to return to Co Sligo. Thank you so much to the Parents Association and all the parents who took part, contributed food and party treats and helped out with the visit during the week

Introduction to Basic Coding & App Development.

The senior pupils were introduced to the world of computer coding today as Ms Tighe hosted the first after-school Coding & App Development Club. Over the next 4 weeks the pupils will each design & create their own Class Revision App, which will take the form of a weekly quiz that the kids can then swap & use to test each other on subjects covered in general classes during the week. The pupils will use & learn about HTML, CSS & Javascript. Technology is becoming increasingly integrated into our everyday lives & yet very few of us understand the language that makes computers work. A number of countries, including the UK, have recently introduced coding to their national curriculum & it’s really only a matter of time before something similar is brought in here. Ms. Tighe aims to give the pupils a fun head-start & the confidence & skills to pursue the subject further if they wish. “In fifteen years we’ll be teaching programming just like reading & writing…and wondering why we didn’t do it sooner.” Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook. The following sites are a great help for parents who would like to encourage their kids to code at home! https://www.codeclub.org.uk/start-a-club/parents http://scratch.mit.edu/parents/ https://www.madewithcode.com/