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Welcome to our School Website.

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

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

Is mise le meas,

Emer Russell

Principal

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SFI Discover Science and Maths Award

We are the proud recipients of the SFI Discover Science and Maths Award! We were awarded a plaque which is the highest grade. Huge thanks to all involved and especially to Ms. Whittle who coordinated! It is wonderful to receive the recognition for all the hard work! Well done to our enthusiastic student boffins who took part with enthusiasm!!

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Active Week!

Day 1:

Active Week kicked off with a bang on Monday morning as Mr. Breen, with the help of Fiona, coordinated a huge circuit of activities (over 20 stations!!). It was wonderful seeing the buddy system at play and the music really added to the atmosphere!

Infants had a magical time with bubbles on yard! There was a penalty shootout and Mini World cup also! In the afternoon, Fiona took Junior and Senior infants for Athletics.

Children were delighted that written homework has been replaced by Active homework for the rest of the term!

Day 2:

Our own Ms. McDevitt led the Wake up Shake up on Tuesday and treated us to Zumba on yard! Again, the weather was beautiful and so much fun was had! Cathy O’Toole came in to give a tug of war demo to 3rd/4th who then put on a display for the other students! Fiona continued athletics adn Mr. Breen constinued Mini World Cup and Penalty Shootout leagues

Day 3

We had a fun start to the day with Ms. D’Arcy’s Wake up Shake up! This time the teachers had to lead and we had such fun with the passing and rolling game!! Well done to all! We then welcomed two wonderful volunteers – Bobby O’Reilly (martial arts) and Shane Prendergast (healthy lifestyle presentation). It is great to give our students access to aspects of sport that they might not ordinarily encounter. We hope that Active Week will give them a sense of the importance of having a healthy mind in a healthy body!

Day 4

Wow, what an active day we had! Ms. Gregan started our day with yoga and meditation. Then jnr/snr enjoyed tug of war. At 12 , the basketball and football finals took place with Chicago Bulls and Barcelona winning! Mick and Jack Kavanagh arrived to help outwith the penalty shootout final. Thank you! This was followed by the Superhero Walk a Mile with a Smile. Finally the big finale to the day was the 6th class vs teachers/parents basketball matches. 6th class *narrowly* defeated the adults!!!! A great day was had by all!!

Day 5

We finished off Active Week in style! Our 2nd annual Croghan walk was a huge success and it was wonderful to see so many families there to join us. We are very grateful to the PA and Garda Willie Lynch who joined us for the walk and to James Crowe and Mark who facilitated us using the wind farm area. Thanks also to Cullens who discounted tasty fruit pots for the healthy eating aspect of the walk.

Junior -2nd class walked as far as the first windmill where they enjoyed the views whilst eating a picnic. Seniors walked the 5k route and did brilliantly!

I am extremely grateful to Ms D’Arcy who coordinated a jam-packed, amazing week of activities and to all teachers, parents, SNAs and Active Partners who took part. It will again be another experience that our students will never forget!

  

 

 

 

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A visit from West Midland Children’s Theatre Group

What a super morning with an in-school performance from West Midland Children’s Theatre Group! Their representation of ‘The Bluebird’ was thoroughly enjoyed by all children from junior infants to sixth class. What a great way to fulfill the ‘Exploring and making drama’ and ‘Reflecting on drama’ aspects of the curriculum.

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Gymnastics: Yoga with Ms. Gregan! 

Here are some images of our junior and senior infants really enjoying their yoga moves with Ms. Gregan. This was followed by some solemn meditation!

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Online Safety – tips for you and your child

Below is a selection of useful information provided by the PDST (Professional Development Service for Teachers) which may prove useful for parents. Click to view. We hope you find them useful

Webwise Fornite Battle Royale What are the Risks

Tips to teach children How to stay safe online

Primary sch chn using social media

Tips On Staying Cyber Safe ABC

Playing Games Online

Online Grooming

Helping your child deal with cyberbullying (Zeeko)

GOLDEN RULES Online Safety

Golden Rules Cyberbullying

Connectsafely.org Cyberbullying tips

Being a Good Digital Citizen

 

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Junior and Senior Infants’ field trip in our locality!

There was such excitement today when our junior and senior infants embarked on a trip to the duck pond in Arklow. There they observed native wildlife including a swan and her cygnets! They really enjoyed the fairy door trail too!

To end the trip the children played in the playground and had a picnic. They got a huge surprise when Ms. Russell arrived with ice pops. We hope that they have lovely memories from today!

Well done to all on super behaviour!

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Circuits in the Sun!

Many thanks to Graeme and Robyn’s dad Shane Prendergast,who has been teaching circuits to our students. It is great to see them being so active! Thanks to Shane for his wonderful generosity.

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Mini 7s team play at half time in Wexford Park! 

Massive congratulations to our Mini 7s boys’ team who represented us so well in the Wexford match on Sunday. Many thanks to Mr. Breen and Michael Kavanagh who attended and looked after the boys. I am sure that this will be a memory to last a lifetime!

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Liam Mellows

Thank you to Ms. Gilmartin Ryan for sharing her vast knowledge of Liam Mellows with a captive 6th class audience. It was a most interesting lesson for them.

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