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Welcome to our School Website.

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

We are a 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

Principal

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Telephone: 0402 37596

Email: secretarycastletownns@gmail.com

Twitter: @Castletown_NS

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World Book Day 2021

Such a fun and creative end to our first week back! So much colour and an evident love of books!

What characters do you recognise? Can you name the books? How about the authors?

 

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Engineers’ Week

We have been enjoying STEAM activities all through lockdown so we are well prepped for Engineers’ Week. Lateral thinking and creativity are important to us here at Scoil Ghormáin Naofa.

Check out some of our brilliant designs!

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WELCOME BACK!! 01/03/21

We are delighted to have up to 3rd class back today! It was wonderful to see the lovely smiles that we had missed since Christmas. 4th, 5th and 6th, we miss you still but it won’t be long!
* Thank you to Ms. Goodison for the lovely personalised bookmarks that each child received. We hope you use them to enjoy some reading as you have no homework!
* Have a lovely evening and enjoy the sunshine. You are all superstars and it is remarkable how you adapted to being back in school so quickly. We are very proud of you all.

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Return to school: information for parents 25/02/2021


Important information regarding partial, and subsequently full, return to school.
We will open for junior to 3rd class inclusive, from next Monday. Other children will continue to be provided for remotely.
Access beyond the school gate is permissible only by prior appointment in exceptional circumstances.
Please avoid congregation at arrival and pick up times. Staggered arrival and dismissal continues. Strictly 8.50 for non bus, 9am for bus. 2.30 for bus and 2.40 for non bus. Parents please wear masks at these times.
Boxes of books: please clean school boxes this weekend. Only books, copies and pencil cases should come back. Worksheets should stay at home. They may be returned as follows; half the contents on Monday and the other half on Tuesday. These will be quarantined until Friday in the library.
Please ensure your child wears good waterproof coats daily as regular outdoor movement breaks will happen regardless of weather.
We look forward to welcoming the children back and are mindful of the many feelings that they may be experiencing.
As a treat to parents, we will not be assigning homework for the week!
Here is a link to some well being content for parents: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/af24b-wellbeing-guidance-documents-for-parents-students-and-schools/#parents-primary-schools

Letter for parents from Deputy Chief Medical Officer:

Letter from DCMO to schools 260221

Form for parents:

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Thank you

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The Great Castletown Bake-off !

Our super team of SNAs have set a baking challenge for our students! The first baking challenge is pancakes for the day that’s in it! Feel free to add your own twist and email photos to me ! There will be a prize for the person crowned Castletown Bake-off champion!

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Wellness Wednesday 17/02/2021


Good morning everyone,
A new week is with us. I know you are tired but mid term is coming so hang in there!
On Wednesday, as a nice way to finish up for mid term break, we will be parking the academics and enjoying WELLNESS WEDNESDAY- students, teachers and parents! We have a day full of videos, activities and mindful challenges, I am certain there will be something for everyone. Parents of older children, I would really encourage you to get your children involved as I know lockdown is especially hard for them and screen time is challenging. Stay tuned for our menu of activities!
* Tomorrow is Pancake Tuesday and as promised, our SNAs have a fun challenge for us over the next couple of weeks! The Great Castletown Bake-off commences tomorrow with Sharon leading the way with pancakes! I will post the video later so that you can get organised for tomorrow.
Have a lovely day!

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Valentine’s weekend assembly

DONT FORGET TO WEAR RED/PINK for assembly today! I will have a spy looking for the best efforts for a prize!

Join us at 11 for or weekly catch up, raffles, slideshow and much more

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THE GREAT OUTDOORS!

There is so much to learn and embrace within our 5km radius! We have been ensuring that our birds are well fed and have been making habitats and stick men!

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Lockdown life- our comic strips!

 

We enjoyed this challenge! Ms. Russell asked us to represent our lockdown life in comic strip form. Enjoy!

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STEAM challenge- design a maze!

Some of our submissions for the design a maze STEAM challenge  – from coding to Lego! Well done everyone!

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