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


Telephone: 0402 37596

Email: secretarycastletownns@gmail.com

Twitter: @Castletown_NS

Established by Parish 1865

Recognised as National School 1872


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Aistear: The Construction Site!

The current building work has captured the curiosity and imagination of jnr and snr infants and they are exploring The Construction Site in Aistear. Some future quantity surveyors in our midst! Only a few weeks until we move in to our new rooms!

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Sing Out Loud -we love it!

Excitement is building already and the repertoire can be heard around school as these super singers prepare for their big night!! @SingOutLoudWex

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Nature based learning

Some nature base play captured! We have big plans for nature based learning going forward and may be asking parents with skills to come on board as we develop this area. More to follow…..

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The Student Voice

Caoimhe and Tabitha dictated an email to me which we sent to the Parents’ Association in response to their survey regarding the 6th class gift. Hearing the pupil voice is so important to us and we are grateful to the PA for extending this invitation to the pupils. It’s also important that we model gratitude for such kind gestures. Well done girls!

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Incubation Project – Life Processes in action

Our incubation project is bringing out great curiosity in our pupils. This interactive way of learning about life processes in a hands on way will be much more beneficial and indeed memorable than text book work! Children will monitor the progress and development of the eggs and their contents and will be responsible for ensuring that conditions are maintained. We will keep you posted!

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September artwork

Our corridors are awash with vibrant colour and individual art pieces. It is a pleasure to walk from room to room. We hope you enjoy seeing them too.

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Sport Education in Physical Education

Mr. Breen has taken on a new programme called ‘Sport Education in Physical Education,’ with his 5th/6th class. Sport Education is a specific evidence informed approach to teaching P.E class. It makes sport experiences in P.E more authentic to real life and accordingly prepare children to participate in recreational physical activity outside of school. Ultimately it encourages development of competent, literate, enthusiastic sports people. We are so lucky to have such giving staff here!

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Spellings for Me

We are piloting a new spellings programme – Spellings for Me – in our middle classes. We hope that this tailored, digital approach will suit each individual learner and look forward to monitoring its progress.

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The heat is on!!!!

It was just too hot for uniforms today!!
A huge thank you to Laura and the PA for the perfectly timed donation of ice pops today – we all loved them and our builders were delighted with the cool relief!

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New Maths Curriculum

Here is some information for parents on the incoming Maths Curriculum. We will be upskilling over the coming academic year and implementation will take place next year.

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