Our School

Sooey N.S. is a five-teacher primary school located on the R284 between Ballygawley and Riverstown in County Sligo. The current enrolment is 127. The present school building was constructed in 1956 but several changes been made to the original building over the years, not least the newest extension which is now home to Ms. Tuohy’s 1st and 2nd Class children.  The school also employs a full-time resource and learning support teacher and a full-time SNA.

The word Sooey means ‘sorrel’ which refers to a wild flower that can be found commonly throughout Ireland in all types of grassy habitats. We have incorporated the sorrel into our school crest.

The official Irish name for our school is ‘Scoil Freastógála na Maigdine Muire’ which means ‘School of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary’ and was taken from the name of the nearby parish church.


14 responses to “Our School

  1. bronagh

    At school we all looked up our area and ended up spotting Mr.Gatley!

  2. Conor K

    that was funny.we brought him in to the classroom

  3. ya he didn’t know until we showed him

  4. dylan m

    i dident know that there where 31 and 106 within 10 years

  5. Clara

    My granny went to sooey ns many she seen the water tower .I”ll ask on Monday -tomorrow

  6. Tara McLaughlin

    I can’t believe there used to be 38 kids at Sooey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. bronagh

    There used to be 31 peolple int he school.Now there is 106.Tara,you thought 38 was small but 31 🙂

  8. Jack Sabosca

    In 1996 there was only 11 pupils in Sooey!

  9. in 2006-2007 there was only 1 new pupil joined that means there was only one junior elephant wow!

  10. oops i mean 2005-2006

  11. Serena McLoughlin

    I can’t believe there used to be 11 students in Sooey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Caroline

    Basic pinhole projector
    You will need:
    Two sheets of plain white paper – the kinds you use for printing are perfect.
    Or, two pieces of stiff white paper or white cardboard.
    A thumbtack or a sharp pin.
    What to do:
    To make a quick version of the pinhole projector, take a sheet of paper and make a very small hole in the middle of it using a pin or a thumbtack. Make sure that the hole is round and smooth.
    Hold this piece of paper in front of the Sun. Remember, do not look at the Sun directly!
    The second sheet of paper will act as a screen. Hold it at a distance so that an inverted image of the Sun is projected on it through the pinhole.
    To make the image of the Sun larger, move the screen away from the pinholed sheet.
    Do not look at the Sun through the pinhole or through the paper. When using this kind of projector, your back must be towards the Sun.

    An idea for the eclipse on Friday 20th March. Hope the sky is clear.

  13. cool! !!!!!!&&&$$$$$$$!!!!!! €

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