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.
Such excitement here today as Ms. ní Shúilleabháin’s class brought Ancient Roman civilisation back to life!
I was treated to a feast for the eyes when I entered the classroom, such was the creativity and work that went into creating costumes. I was further impressed by their projects and how well the presented them to me! They will enjoy a feast of grapes, bread and cheese later. Well done to their extremely enthusiastic teacher also!!
The pupils of Mr. Breen’s 5th and 6th class were delighted to welcome Micheál O’Scannail from RTÉ news2Day to our school to record a feature on Budget 2022. It was a great experience from many perspectives. The children were enabled to experience the process of making a segment for television; the cuts, the outtakes, audio and visuals. Exploring film and digital media is an exciting way for children to learn and to have the opportunity to interact with people who work in this field was invaluable. Working on this feature enabled the children to have an opinion on the country’s budget and they prepared for the visit by discussing where the country’s money would be best invested. Isobelle Roland (5th class) believed that ‘some of the budget should go to mental health. Because of Covid, a lot of people without families haven’t been able to socialise’. She believes that some money ‘should go to paying counselors to go to people’s houses and chat to them to make them feel less lonely.’
We believe it is really important to foster the children’s independent thought and social consciences so that they are prepared when they reach voting age and know that their voices count. The RTÉ News2Day experience was a really fun way of learning about the country’s finances and we are very grateful to Micheál and his team for the opportunity.
We had a wonderful day with author @CarolineBusher yesterday. Caroline captured the imaginations and creativity of our pupils with her wonderful storytelling. Thank you, we hope to have you back Caroline!
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Kinaesthetic learning happens when we have a hands-on experience and often involves movement. Here 2nd class is enjoying number line sequence questioning by being the number line themselves and moving throughout the lesson. The children were really engaged and active!
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Congratulations to all who made their First Confession, First Holy Communion and Confirmation over the last week! Many thanks to Fr. Pádraig and Fr. David for celebrating and to all the teachers for their work in preparing the children and providing such beautiful music.