2020 – 2021

Fond Goodbyes

Posted on : October 29, 2020

On Friday 23rd October SGS said goodbye to Mrs Lipsett, Mr Gavin and Mrs  O’Donnell. Collette O’Donnell taught at SGS for 33 years, retiring from full-time teaching in 2017 but continuing on a part-time basis until August 2020. She taught …




Fancy Dress Day

Posted on : October 22, 2020

On October 22nd, the Young Social Innovators group from TY organised a whole-school Fancy Dress Day. The day was a huge success with the students raising over €1000 for Pieta House. This very worthy charity works with people who are …




Maurice Flanagan

Posted on : October 17, 2020

It is with great sadness that the school mourns the passing of past teacher Maurice Flanagan.  Maurice passed away peacefully on Wednesday 14th October in Dublin, where he had been living since retiring from Sligo Grammar School in 1999. Most …




Field Trips 2020

Posted on : October 9, 2020

This September the sixth year Geography students were lucky enough to get out on their annual Geography field trip which is central to their Leaving Cert exam. They went out to the river Difreen which flows into Glencar Lake. While …




Maintaining Normality(ish)

Posted on : September 28, 2020

As we all know, in 2020 our experience of teaching and learning is quite different from what we are used to. However in Sligo Grammar School we are trying our best to keep the variety of experiences as close to …




Leaving Cert Physical Education

Posted on : September 18, 2020

History was made in Sligo Grammar School as our first Leaving Certificate Physical Education  class of 24 students started studying this new optional Leaving Cert course. The course will be examined for the first time in June 2022. The LCPE …




Sporting Heroes!

Posted on : September 16, 2020

The Summer was a very successful one for some of our sporting students. In Hockey seven of the U16 players were selected to go forward for Connacht Hockey trials. Jessica Greer, Rachel Elfaki, Maeve McLoughlin, Lara Swann, Sophie Reynolds, Roisín …




Welcome First Years of 20-21

Posted on : September 1, 2020

On Tuesday 1st September the First Year students of 2020-2021 started their secondary school education.  It was an unusual introduction as the students and teachers were all wearing masks and keeping a social distance. TY students acted as mentors, showing …




SGS Re-opens After Lockdown

Posted on : August 27, 2020

Summer 2020 was a busy time in SGS as our caretakers pulled out all the stops to get the school ready for the return to classes. Both the boarding and day schools have had to be re-organised, with a lot …






Latest News

  • SGS and Birdwatch Ireland

    In October last Mr Michael Bell of Birdwatch Ireland came to the school to talk to the TY Sustainable Living class. He spoke to them about the richness of Irish wildlife and the many challenges our native birds and animals …

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  • SGS On-Line – Again!

    The New Year sees a new Lockdown, and SGS returns to on-line teaching. One week into the new term and the school is in full swing albeit on-line. Many lessons were learned in the first Lockdown and the school moved …

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  • Silver Medal for SGS Rowing

    The 2020 Sligo Schools Rowing Competition successfully went ahead in the week before Christmas, and SGS Rowing Club had a successful outing, with several top 10 finishes. The competition took on a ‘virtual’ format this year. Secondary School students from …

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  • Christmas in SGS

    The festive season is upon us in SGS and the school has welcomed the festivities with open arms. The feel-good factor of Christmas has brought much needed diversion as well as cheer to what has been a difficult term for …

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  • SGS Young Scientists

    This year SGS has been running a dedicated Young Scientist class and three groups have been accepted to compete in the BT Young Scientist 2021 competition. The competition takes place on 6th – 8th this year and due to Covid-19 …

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