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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December fun!

Ms. Penston’s class decorated their class tree with homemade decorations. Such fun! We love sustainability!

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Farm Safety field trip

3rd and 4th class really enjoyed their visit to Carnew Mart today where they learned about farm safety and enjoyed a tour of the mart. They were treated to nuggets and chips and a goodie bag! A great day all round!

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Senior STEAM!

5th and 6th class participate in a STEAM Climate Action programme each week until Christmas. They are loving the hands on activities!

About STEAM climate action in a box:
5-lesson hands-on introduction to the diverse fields of Climate Action. Using arts, communication and active citizenship we engage the children in understanding the part they can and do play and in contributing their ideas towards a greener future. Fun, hands-on, creative and participatory – designed to support and engage primary schools in positive Climate Action.

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6th class hoodies!

Don’t 6th class look great in their new hoodies? Many thanks to our super PA for organising and funding these, thanks also to Carmel for sizing. With the senior hoodie comes senior responsibility and we look forward to them standing out as seniors in their hoodies and supporting staff and pupils in a mature manner in any way that they can. Wear them well!

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5th and 6th class, under the coordination of Mr Breen, will be taking on their Santa Dash this Friday. We are very proud of them! They have been training hard and all their sponsorship will go to the local Ukrainian hub who have provided lots of support to our Ukrainian friends. Well done to the very talented artists who designed the sponsorship cards this year!

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Festive Fridays!

We love this time of year!
This Friday kicks off our annual PA fundraiser ‘Festive Fridays’. Children may wear Christmas/winter jumpers to participate. Please don’t go to expense, the same top can be worn each Friday or your child might even like to decorate an old top with some decorations! Thank you for your support!

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On Thursday 25th November, our community gathered at Ballyfad for our first annual Shine a Light event. Organised by Fiona along with her team of Amber Ambassadors, the event was arranged to shine a light on mental health positivity and awareness in school.

On the night, our families arrived at Ballyfad woods to be greeted by a magical scene with fairy lights adorning the trees. Fiona and Sharon had created a really special setting for the event. The evening commenced with a performance of ‘You are my Sunshine’ by the school band (including teachers and students playing guitars, violins and glockenspiel). All children sang in the school choir. There were reflections and we were treated to sound meditation with chime bells and Tibetan bowls from Bernie from Sundara whos specialises in sound therapy.

The fact that it lashed on the night did nothing to dampen the spirits of the school community who warmed up with hot chocolate and treats afterwards served by Finola,. Angie and Sam. We would like to thank The Ashdown Hotel, Topline Bolands and Joanne’s for their kind donations on the night.  

By taking the event out of the school building and away from the books, we showed that we are a community of families with a shared care for one another’s wellbeing. 

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Concern Debate – on to the quarter finals!

We kicked off this year’s Concern debate tournament today against a great Screen NS team. We were delighted to successfully defeat the motion that ‘Uniforms are a thing of the past’! We are very excited to progress to the quarter finals soon!

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Frás na seachtaine – bain úsáid as sa bhaile le chéile! Brú ‘clic’ ar an nasc

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Well done to our Student Council, Ms. Penston and participating families- we collected 83 boxes! Thank you all

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