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‘Scoil Ghormáin Naofa – a very special school’ – Department of Education Inspector WSE June 2023

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 atmosphere 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

Telephone: 0402 37596

Email: secretarycastletownns@gmail.com

Twitter: @Castletown_NS

Established by Parish 1865

Recognised as National School 1872

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Annual Croghan Hike 2024

Some wonderful shots of our very successful Croghan Walk on 14th June 2024. We love this day! Our pupils proved their fitness and it was a lovely family day out!

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Active Week 2024

Day 1!
Some beautiful moments captured at our Walk a Mile with a Smile -Superhero Style on Monday – well done on your creativity! Look at those smiles!!!

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Webinar for parents of children starting school

Setting Your Child Up for Success in Junior Infants

Starting Primary School is an exciting milestone for children, and there are many ways in which parents can lay the groundwork in the run up to this new adventure to help children to have a positive and successful start to their Junior Infant Year.

In this webinar, we’ll look at practical ways for you as a parent to help your child feel prepared, confident, and resilient as they begin their primary school journey. We will be focusing particularly on ways to nurture your child’s emotional well-being and coping skills for the year ahead.

Learning Outcomes

That participants will:

1.       Gain an understanding of the challenges and opportunities  for children of the Junior Infant year.

2.       Gain an understanding of the importance of nurturing their child’s emotional well-being to help them navigate challenges and make the most of opportunities.

3.       Become aware of a number of practical ways to support their child so that they can have a positive and successful start to their Junior Infant year.Please click on the link below to register to attend this meeting.You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Jun 12, 2024 07:00 PM Dublin

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtfuyorTosGNdKJB24R0D8TOJ1Qkes0rBJ
Meeting ID

920 9503 1623After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Thank you.

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Percussion workshop!

We were thrilled to welcome Conor Moore Drumming to our school for a day of percussion! We explored various percussion instruments and musical genres. It was a brilliant day. Many thanks to our PA for their sponsorship of this super treat! Click on the links for video!

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Grandparents Day 2024

Just some of the photos we captured today as most were taken on grandparents phones; we would love you to share them with us if you have more!
Thank you to our PA for a fabulous spread and for the lovely presentation of the hospitality area! Thank you to Fr. David for the lovely mass and to all involved in making Grandparents Day so special. It is always lovely to meet the wonderful grandparents in our community.

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St. Patrick’s Day Festivities at school!

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Seachtain Na Gaeilge 2024

Tá Seachtain na Gaeilge ar siúl agus tá cultúr agus atmaisféár álainn anseo. Is é frása na seachtaine ná ‘Tá Seachtain na Gaeilge linn – is breá linn an Gaeilge’. Tá ceol agus ealaín álainn le cloisteáil/le feiceáil sa scoil. Beidh céilí againn ar an gclós amárach agus beid duaiseanna le fáil freisin!

^^^ Céilí ar scoil! Nach bhfuil na naíonáin go hálainn!? ^^^

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Seachtain na Gaeilge 2024

Tá #SNAG24 linn! Tá alán gníomhaíochtaí ar siúl: amhráin, cluichí, comortais agus bíonn a lán craic sa scoil! Féach ar na naisc!

Frása na coicíse nua – don tSeachtain na Gaeilge!

Irish Leprechaun holding a shamrock
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Pancake Tuesday

The aroma of pancakes and sugary toppings floated through the school today – what a wonderful treat courtesy of our very kind PA volunteers. The addition of marshmallows to the list of options was welcomed greatly!! Thank you all, it was a lovely experience for the pupils…and staff!

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SMARTPHONE CONTRACT

As part of Internet Safety Day, we welcomed Garda Mick Dee in to speak with pupils from 2nd-6th class about the dangers online. He was excellent and the children really responded to him. He spoke separately to 5th and 6th class pupils also.
We invited him along with the chairperson of our PA, Laura Molloy, to launch our smartphone contract, something we have been working with Laura on for a while, With the findings of the survey that parents supplied months back, we composed a document that we hope will help parents who want to keep smart phones for post primary school.
We will not police who has and who hasn’t a phone thought they are not permitted in school. We are promoting the contract in partnership with parents and hope that a community of good practice will help to delay the start of smart phone usage until post primary school.
We invite you to chat about this at home and we would be happy to file all signed contracts so that children appreciate the commitment that they have undertaken.
Thank you to Laura for her design

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