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School Photographer visits Holy Family N.S.on 23rd October.

School Calendar 2017/2018

This calendar is in keeping with the Department of Education Standardised School Year. The school calendar for 2017/2018 is as follows: School opens for all pupils on Thursday August 31st October: School Photographer visit 23rd October. School closed October 30th–November 3rd (5 days –midterm) December: School closes for Christmas on Friday 22nd December January: School re opens Monday 8th February: School closed Thursday 15th

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‘Hatch 4 Schools’ First Class

There’s great excitement this week in Ms. Conlon’s First Class with the arrival of their ‘Hatch 4 Schools’ incubator. The incubator has seven eggs which are due to hatch over the next few days! After hatching, the chicks will be transferred into the brooding area, which has a warm plate in it to keep them warm. The children have the chick’s food and water

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Wall Displays

We have some wonderful displays on our walls created by our children for our European Visitors.

Erasmus Logo Competition

As part of the Erasmus project, children were asked to design a logo for the project. The title of the project is Cool Science for Young Students. Our designs were on display in the hall. Saoirse Jaago designed the winning design but there were also more fabulous pictures on display in the hall.


Holy Family NS is part of a two year Erasmus strategic partnership. We are partnered with schools in Turkey, Greece, Germany, Hungary and Slovenia. We are also partnered with a Gaelscoil in Ballina. Teachers from the partner schools came to Ireland on Tuesday 3rd of October. They came to visit our school on Thursday 5th of October. All the classes prepared for their visit

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Welcome Back to Holy Family

School opens for the new year on Thursday August 31st at 9.20am for all children. We welcome all our new pupils and hope they enjoy their time in our school. We hope to start school lunches on Monday September 11th.

School is closed for summer

School is now closed for the summer. School will re-open for all children on August 31st. If you need to contact the school please email at: Have a lovely break.

Fair Play Award for Holy Family

Holy Family NS were presented with a Fair Play Award in the 5-7 Teacher Section of the Cumann na mBunscol Awards. The award was presented in the Sligo Park Hotel on Thursday June 22nd. Well done to all the children and their teachers and parents.

Fastest School In Sligo.

Children from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class took part in the Sligo City Sports in Sligo IT on Wednesday June 21st The children were racing in 4 x 100m relays. The children in 3rd and 4th class took 3rd place, The 5th and 6th girls team also took 3rd place as did the boys from 5th and 6th. The mixed team came in

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