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Welcome to our School Website.

Céad Míle Fáilte go Láithreán Scoil Ghormáin Naofa, Baile an Cáisleáin.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our site and that you learn about all the activities we are involved in here in Scoil Ghormáin Naofa.

Is mise le meas,

Emer Russell


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Lego Workshop @ Gorey Library for Maths week!

First and second class had a wonderful morning at  Gorey Library. We arrived a little early so they joined in with the nursery rhyme session and really enjoyed it! They were so kind and gentle with the toddlers in the group. I was very proud to hear the lovely feedback from staff and parents there.

As it was Maths Week, the children undertook a fun Maths Word Search challenge before engaging in the Lego Bricks 4 Kidz workshop.  Each child assembled an airplane and added a working motor! Great STEM in action!

Many thanks to Wexford Bricks 4 Kidz and Gorey Library for this great day! 

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Wexford Children’s Book Festival

We had a super morning with Barbara and team in Gorey library listening to Room on the Broom – the perfect book for Hallowe’en! Thank you for all the fun and activities!

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Maths Week 2019!

We had an active, digital Maths trail in sunny Castletown today! A great way to celebrate Maths Week! Our 5th and 6th class students unlocked QR codes on the ipads to uncover problems to be solved! Thanks Ms. Carroll!

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Castletown win the County Final!!

We offer heartiest congratulations to the winning Castletown team on their victory yesterday! The children were delighted to welcome these local celebrities to school with the silverware !! It was great inspiration for the next generation of players. Thanks for the lollies! We like to think it was down to our rap!!

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Up Castletown!!

What an exciting day we have had!!

* In the afternoon we were thrilled to welcome the winning ladies camogie team and players who will be representing Castletown in the county final on Sunday. They loved the rap (composed by Ms. ní Shuilleabháin!) and answered some questions posed by our students.
* Thanks to our chairperson Joe O’Shaughnessy for joining us and explaining the origins of the Castletown colours

Check out the rap at the link below!! How talented is Ms. ní Shuilleabháin and how cool are our Castletown kids?!


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The Big Sing for Mental Health

I was so proud of our students who sang so beautifully today at the Big Sing for Mental Health. It would certainly lift your spirits! Thanks to Barbara Duffy and her team for a lovely morning. Well done to all the other schools who were in fine voice!

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Music Generation!

I am delighted to announce that we have successfully secured Music Generation for our school. This year, they will work with 3rd/4th class, teaching strings for 28 weeks. The exact instrument is to be confirmed. It is hoped that this will be a sustainable project that will embed in our school’s culture. Many thanks to Ms. ní Shúilleabháin for her enthusiasm in applying for this for our school. We are very excited!!

Click the link below to see our progress after lesson 1!

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Maths Wall – data

Our junior infants took a little wander to our Maths Wall where they discussed the chart collating favourite icecreams in the whole school! They were able to count and work out which was the favourite and which was least favourite! Not bad for September

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Castletown Crusaders!

The students of Scoil Ghormáin Naofa, Castletown are working towards making their school more sustainable. Last year, through their Junior Entrepreneur project, a water bottle made from recycled materials was introduced as part of the school uniform. The idea behind this is that it eliminates single use plastic bottles. Children are encouraged to refill their bottles from one of the fountains on the school yard so it compliments their healthy lunch policy also!

This September, the students have decided to ban glitter from Art lessons. Lots of children love using glitter but it was discussed at assembly how microplastics such as glitter have a devastating effect on marine life. At Scoil Ghormáin Naofa, the students are mindful of protecting marine biodiversity, having hosted a visit from RTÉ’s Éanna ní Lamhna last week. The school took an educational field trip to Clone beach where they investigated the ecosystems there. They learned about how to detect phosphates in the streamlet running into the sea.

Other initiatives include reducing litter in classrooms and the creation of junk art. We have a beautiful green field for play on dry days and we look after our wooded area here. Scoil Ghormáin Naofa has raised five green flags and has an active green school committee who wear their badges with pride!

Greta Thunberg is a real inspiration to the students who downed tools during assembly time on Friday, 20th September in support of Global Strike for Climate Change. This inspirational young eco warrior inspires the students at Scoil Ghormáin Noafa to see that our young people can and must change the world.

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An Haka!!!

Féach ar rang 1/2 ag déanamh an Haka inniú! Éire abú!! #RugbyWorldCup

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