Welcome to our School Website.

Céad Míle Fáilte go Láithreán Scoil Ghormáin Naofa, Baile an Cáisleáin.

We are a vibrant child-centred school with the happiness of our pupils at the core of our ethos. We believe that if a child is happy, they have a better predisposition towards learning. Through our curricular and extra curricular teaching, we aim to promote the development of the whole person through a range of opportunities and multiple styles of learning. We pride ourselves on providing an atmopshere that is conducive to a happy and engaged schooling.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our site and that you learn about all the range of activities we are involved in here in Scoil Ghormáin Naofa.

Is mise le meas,

Emer Russell


Telephone: 0402 37596

Email: secretarycastletownns@gmail.com

Twitter: @Castletown_NS

Established by Parish 1865

Recognised as National School 1872

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Beach Walk!

Friday 04/06/2021

One of the year’s highlights happened today -we walked to the beach together!!

While we were there, Ms. Russell challenged us to a sandcastle competition. This taps into the construction strand of the visual arts curriculum and it was so nice enjoying this subject on the beach! Lots of students brought their own bits and pieces to add to their castles while others used natural materials – there was such a high standard!

We hope you enjoy our photos!



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Active Week – Thursday’s events!

So much activity today, our heads are spinning!!

We had a super morning with Tag Rugby with Daisy Earle of Gorey RFC. Daisy kindly spoke to our students today about her Leinster and Ireland career. This was really inspiring for our young female athletes and made us consider equality in sport. We want to see lots more recognition for female achievement!

We then had fitness training with Cormac Byrne and Conall from Bluefitness. They certainly put all the classes through their paces but it was so much fun!! We are so grateful to the guys for their time, patience and enthusiasm with all of our students.

At lunch time we had penalty shootouts with 2nd/3rd class who were brilliantly accurate!!

This afternoon we had a VERY competitive rounders game between 6th class and the staff. A certain male teacher (not mentioning any names!!) received a red card!

We are having a BLAST! Check out our links and photos below!

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Active Week – Wednesday

We had to take a rain check on our beach walk but the activity continues and we hope that we can do our beach walk on Friday!

In the meantime, enjoy these lovely photos and videos



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Active Week – Day 2

Tuesday afternoon 01/06/2021

Superhero Walk a Mile with a Smile and Tug of War!

Huge thanks to Mrs. O’Flaherty for providing ice creams for the children after their Super hero Mile with a Smile! 



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We just can’t keep up with all the activity today!! 

So far we have had circuits and fitness training with Marc Halpin. We are looking forward to our Superhero Mile with a Smile and infants-1st class Tug of War later!

Enjoy our photos and click on the links to view the action!



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Tug of War! #ActiveWeek21

Ms. Russell gave a helping hand to the team! Great fun!! *Turn sideways to view!

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New Swing!

We love this new addition to our outdoor play area! Click on the links to see how happy our infants were to try out our new swing!




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Active Week kicks off!

We are delighted that the sun is shining and we are finally able to celebrate Active Week – one of our favourite times of year here in Scoil Ghormáin Naofa!

Mr. Breen and Fiona started the proceedings with Circuits for ‘Wake UP Shake Up’ and a really cool beanbag game that gets pretty competitive!

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Books for Malawi

We are delighted to be organising a book collection for children in Malawi. Malawi is a landlocked country on the continent of Africa with a very low GDP. We were shocked to learn that the pupil teacher ratio in Junior Infants is 130:1 and the children have no books. As an English speaking country, they will find our books most useful. We are so lucky and privileged to have access to so many good quality reading materials. We hope that our students have felt the importance of selecting some of their pre-loved books for donation and of the impact that this will make to the lives of these children.

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New toys for the playground!

The excitement of new toys! Our students were delighted to receive these new wooden toys to play  with at breaktime!

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Junior Achiever

Our school is really enjoying the Junior Achiever programme in collaboration with volunteer parents from Elavon. Here are 2nd/3rd class students with some of the lovely resources they get as they discover more about city life.

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