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 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


Telephone: 0402 37596

Email: secretarycastletownns@gmail.com

Twitter: @Castletown_NS

Established by Parish 1865

Recognised as National School 1872


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Gníomhaíochtaí le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge!

Bhí an-craic againn!

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Ceolchoirm ar scoil

Craic agus ceol!

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Seachtain na Gaeilge

Tá Seachtain na Gaeilge againn anois agus tá a lán craic at scoil. Rinne rang 1 ealaín álainn agus greannmhar! Beidh ceolchoirm againn amárach agus tá na daltaí go léir ag ullmhú dó ☘️

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Parents’ Association – Survey results

Thank you to all who participated in the survey of parents. Results are depicted in the images below.

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Festival Fun!

We had a fantastic week at Arklow Music Festival with every class entering a competition. We came away with a third place, a 2nd place and 4 first place trophies!! More than this was the feeling of jobs well done, rehearsals that were enjoyed, collaboration with friends, face paint and costumes that added to the fun and the real life embodiment of the drama and arts curriculum.
I would like to thank the teachers for their direction and enthusiasm. I would like to thank all staff for their ideas and help with costumes, facepaint and all the other ways they helped.
I would like to congratulate each and every little actor who so bravely stood up to perform today and on Monday – it’s not an easy thing to do! You were all just amazing and we are so proud of you!
Performing at Arklow Music Festival is a memory I treasure from childhood and I hope it will be the same for all our pupils!

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Friendship week – Wednesday

Today’s activities included searching the enchanted wood and school surrounds for friendship rocks with lovely messages on them! This hunt was great fun! We are going to enjoy reading compliments slips later!

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Friendship Week – Tuesday

Well done to our Amber Ambassadors, Student Council, Ms. Penston and Fiona on the fantastic morning that was had today! Breakfast and conversation was enjoyed by all! Thank you to Brennan’s Bread, Salt Rock Dairy and Pettitt’s Super Value Arklow for sponsoring the food and drinks!

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Friendship week


We are off to a super start for Friendship Week! Today senior classes buddied up with younger pupils to make friendship bracelets. They discussed their likes and interests and it was a lovely bonding experience.

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Turkey/Syria fundraiser

The winners of our adults’ draw are :

  1. Seafield voucher- Rosarii Kinsella
  2. Amber Springs- Anne Marie Stafford
  3. The fitness tailor – Marie Breen
  4. Kate Kos painting – Neil McCormick
  5. Hamper – Anna Doherty
  6. Arklow golf Club Voucher- Leonie Doyle

Huge thanks to everyone who baked, bought tickets and donated to our fundraising efforts. We are currently nearing €1900 and will give out the official figure next week when all the money has been collected!
Huge thanks to Ms. Lynch who spearheaded today’s efforts and to all the staff who rallied the troops to make today so successful!
What a great way to enter the mid term!
Enjoy the break everyone!

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Altura Credit Union Table Quiz

Huge congratulations to our Altura Credit Union Quiz teams! Our Junior team were placed 4th on the night and both teams represented us brilliantly.

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