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.
We are delighted with our new purchases of laptops to be used in station teaching. Along with our new interactive whiteboards, we bought these with our most recent ICT grant. The laptops can be used differently from our ipads as they have keyboards and so our students will be enabled to learn some elementary typing skills and basic use of Word etc. We think this is a great addition to our Digital Framework plan.
Here Ms. ní Shúilleabháin’s students are using a programme called Typing Club and they love it!
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We were delighted to welcome Irish Heritage in Schools expert Sarah Myers to talk to the children about Mythology. She told magical tales and the children explored her wonderfully theatrical masks! The children then got to decorate their own masks. They were all so engaged!
Thank you Sarah and well done everyone!
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I am mindful that classrooms are very cold due to ventilation. With this in mind, I have allowed that children may wear their beanie hats during the day, they may wear undergarments such as long sleeved tshirts, they may wear hooded jackets (not snuggies/onesies as these will make them sleepy) and may bring a small blanket to put over their legs. I hope that this makes conditions more bearable. Uniform is still important – we want as much normality as possible!
Each year we challenge our pupils to design a Christmas decoration from recycled materials. We are a no-glitter school so you won’t see that in our decorations. Each year I am amazed by the standard of creativity! I will post pictures over the next week – enjoy!
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