Coola Post Primary School

We encourage our students to achieve their maximum individual potential in
an environment of fairness and mutual respect

Telephone: 071 – 9165365


DCG – Final submission date for Design & Communication Graphics student assignment is Friday 18th January.

Christmas Wishes – We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful, prosperous and healthy 2013.

Congratulation to our senior boys football team on winning the Sligo Post Primary League final. The game was held in Sligo IT and Coola won the game on a of scoreline of 7 – 06 to 2 – 12. Congratulations to the Management team of Padraig Murphy and Principal Damien McGoldrick on the success of the team. We would also like to thank the team coach Liam OG Gormley. Liam O Rourke captained the team and received the cup from County Board Chairman Cyril Feehily.  Well done to all involved.


Best of luck to our senior boys football team who play Jesus & Mary Secondary School Enniscrone in the Sligo Post Primary League Final on Friday 14th in Sligo IT Grounds.

Transition Year Students were involved in the launch of a new website aimed at teenagers.

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Transition Year New York Trip – Students from Coola continue to have an amazing time in the big apple despite the interruption caused by hurricane Sandy. We have experienced the true spirit of New Yorkers. Our hosts Thornton Donovan staff students and families have shown true kindness and welcomed us with open arms. Our program included the Brooklyn bridge the 911 memorial, West Point and an American football game, Times square, the Museum of Natural History and Rockefeller Center among others. Tomorrow we hope to visit the UN. However it is the friendships we have formed and the memories we have that make the trip a once in a lifetime experience.

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Halloween Newsletter – The Halloween edition of the school newsletter is now available. Click here.

TY students preparing for trip to New York – Our TY students are busy preparing for the trip of a lifetime to New York. The students are currently working on performances for a concert on friday November the 2nd in the Art House Cafe, Newrochelle, New York.

The students are also in the process of designing their costumes for the world famous New York city Halloween parade.

Final Preparations for Art House Cafe Concert in New York
Another Art House Performer
Costume Making for New York Halloween Parade
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Perfecting the swing
Chipping it in
TY Golf Lessons in Castle Dargan

Ploughing Championship – Agricultural Science students travelled to the ploughing championships in New Ross on Tuesday afternoon. The group had a really enjoyable trip and would like to thank Mr Bruen & Ms Gregg for accompanying them on the trip.

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Year Planner added – The school Calendar is now available for viewing. Click on the this link to view. Calendar.

LCA Year 1 Results – Congratulations to all LCA students who received excellent results from tasks and year 1 exams. Well done to all.

LC Results – Congratulations to all of our students, The results were excellent and well deserved. We would like to wish you all the best of luck in your future careers.


LC Class 2012 – We would like to wish you all, the best of luck in your upcoming exams, from all the teachers and staff of Coola Post Primary School.

Easter Newsletter 2012 –  latest news and events from the school newsletter.

17 – 04-2012 – Commiserations to our Senior Boys Gaelic Football team who were defeated by Elphin on Tuesday in Carrick On Shannon.

21-03-2012 – Well done to the Junior Boys football team beating Drumshambo by a scoreline of  3-09 to 1-07 in Ballyfarnon.  The win sees the team progress to the Connacht C Final next week.

21-03-2012 – Congratulations to Leaving Certificate student Seamus Flynn on winning the Sligo VEC Dragons Den competition. Seamus designed a brush attachment for a strimmers which would enable the user to clean footpaths and paving.

Congratulations to Saoirse Gormley who was the runner up in the competition. The competition was held in Sligo IT on Tuesday 20th. More details to follow.

5-03-2012 –  Seachtain na Gaeilge – Club Scannán ag am lóin agus Seomra Comhrá gach Deardaoin! Bígí Linn

2-03-2012 – Three 4th yr Students attained full scholarships to the Gaeltacht this summer. From Left, Gráinne O Loughlin, Síobhán Kelly and Jane Maitland  will attend their chosen course this summer! Maith sibh a chaillíní!!

27-02-2012 – Engineers week 2012, Our Engineering students are taking part in an number of Engineering related activities for Engineers week. These include industry visits, guest speakers and participation in a robotics lab in association with Sligo IT. Visit for more information and details of events in your area.

26-02-2012 – Road Safety Authority visit to school, click here for information and photos.

31-01-2012 – Project Maths Update, Check out for latest news and information on the new syllabus.

10-01-2012 – Open Night and Enrolment will take place on Friday 3rd February 2012 from 4.30pm to 9.30pm.

09-01 -2012 – We would like to welcome back all Students and Staff and would like to wish you all a Happy New Year.

21-11-2011 – Congratulations to our Senior Boys Football team who defeated Enniscrone on Friday night by a scoreline of 2-13 to 1-09 in the Sligo Post Primary Schools Senior Final. Match report and photos to follow.

17-11-2011 – Congratulations to our Senior Ladies football team on their comprehensive wins over St. Brendan’s Belmullet and St. Mary’s Ballysadare.  They will now progress to the next stage of the competition where they will face either Boyle/Carrigallen or Castlerea. The team management would like to thank the Collooney GAA club for their hospitality and use of their fine new facilities.

17-11-2011 –  Best of luck to our Senior Science Quiz teams competing in the ISTA science quiz in Sligo IT tonight 7.30pm

15/16-11-2011 – TY Pass it on Science Programme

9-11-2011 – Coola Post Primary Science Week.

13-10-2011 – Leaving Certificate Engineering Project briefs and Materials Technology Metal project details were distributed to students today. Details of the projects will be posted on the Engineering and Materials Technology Metal pages in the coming days.

17-08-2011 – We would like to congratulate all of our Leaving Certificate students on their outstanding results today. We wish them every success in their future careers.

12-08- 2011 – We would like to announce that Mr. Michael Rooney has been appointed as the new Deputy Principal. We wish him the best of luck in his new role.