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Holy Family National School, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo
School closes for the summer holidays on Friday June 21st at 12 noon. School reopens for the new term on Thursday August 29th
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Full Steam Ahead

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We are currently working with five other schools across Europe on a 24 month KA229 Strategic Partnership. Our partner schools are in Kristiansand in Norway, Granada in Spain, Kursenai in Lithuania, Riga in Latvia and Tallinn in Estonia.  We are working together to develop digital learning in early years education. Teachers will visit each of the partner schools and undertake training in a new area of digital learning. Senior pupils will have the opportunity to travel to our partner school in Granada, Spain in May 2020 and May 2021 to spend a week there on a pupil exchange visit. 

This year, 2019, we secured a grant for an Erasmus+ KA101 project in staff development. Our teachers have availed of training on Wellness while in Croatia; Art while in Italy, Stem while in Spain; Digital Training while in Greece. The final training programme of this KA101 will be on Outdoor Education while in Alicante in Spain next Easter (2020).

We recently got the good news that we have been awarded a grant to offer our staff some further training over a period of 12 months from June 1st 2020 to June 1st 2021. The training courses will be in the following areas: Teacher and pupil wellness; Digital teaching and learning;  Combating early school leaving. We have received funding for 10 mobilities.  We have also received funding for 6 mobilities to experience job-shadowing in France, Estonia and Iceland.

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Our school has been involved in the Lifelong Learning Programme since 2009.  At that time, it was known as the Comenius Programme. 

We took part in multilateral partnerships in 2009 and 2012. Each of these lasted 24 months.  In 2009, we worked with schools in Poland, France, Germany and Spain. The project was called It's EUR Life! and the theme of the project was Healthy body, mind and school; and, Socially Acceptable Behaviour.  It was only teachers who travelled to visit partner schools during the first project undertaken by us.

The second project which began in 2012 was called Schools United - Stronger Together.  It was about Mathematics underpinning every area of the school curriculum.  We worked with schools in Iceland, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Turkey, Finland and Poland.  Teachers visited all of the partner schools and pupils got the opportunity to visit Hungary.

We worked on a KA219 Erasmus+ project from 2017 - 2019.  It was called Cool Science for Young Scientists.  We worked with six other schools on the theme of science experiments using the three elements of Water, Fire and Air.  The schools we worked with were in Lesbos Isand in Greece, Mugla in Turkey, Tiszafured in Hungary, Marburg in Germany, Ljubljana in Slovenia and the Gaelscoil in Balina, Co, Mayo. Senior pupils had the opportunity to visit Hungary, Germany and Slovenia. Teachers from our school visited each of the partner schools.

Over the years our staff have availed of Comenius Inservice training throughout Europe. Some teachers have studied in Czech Republic, Iceland and Latvia. 



18th Jun 2021
Cielevina, a handmade blackbird from our Erasmus partner school in Riga, Latvia,...
29th May 2021
Here are some great videos to have a look at. You will see some of what was shared...
29th May 2021
Out Partner school in Tallinn, Estonia hosted a virtual training session over three...
28th May 2021
Ms Brennan took part in the latest training programme of our Erasmus+ project called...
24th Apr 2021
Our Erasmus+ partner school in Kursenai in Lithuania hosted a virtual training course...
3rd Dec 2020
There are wonderful new Irish companies out there now selling great books and toys....
25th Sep 2020
Actually, due to Covid-19, our Erasmus+ project has lost some of its steam!  Our...
4th Mar 2020
Erasmus+  Full Steam Ahead Eglúte is visiting us from our Erasmus+ partner...