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


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Telephone: 0402 37596

Email: secretarycastletownns@gmail.com

Twitter: @Castletown_NS

Established by Parish 1865

Recognised as National School 1872

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Our Easter facelift!

We think our school looks so vibrant with the new paintwork and some lovely additions to our outdoor classroom, thanks to  Alison and Lucas’ mum Fiona! The field was dry today and the children really enjoyed playing football on the grass and using their little imaginations in the woodland.

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Planting sunflowers

What a fantastic morning to plant sunflowers. It’s great having our outdoor classroom for these projects! Thanks Carmel for this lovely project that our children really enjoyed.


Jessica and Alison decorated stones beautifully and these enhance our outdoor classroom!

Some of Mr. Breen’s pupils tidying the raised bed.


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Useful series of talks for parents – Dr. Colman Noctor

* Here is a link to a series of talks for parents in association with the National Parents’ Council and presented by Dr. Colman Noctor
1. Connecting with your child: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFLAwDU0GOQ.
2. Helping anxious children : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yW36NTlKPk
3. Your child’s online life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isifSr6oNDM
4. Building your child’s social savvy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zErcybr6wXg

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Prize winners!

Well done to all our worthy prize winners for winning various challenges during lockdown! It was heartening to see such enthusiasm!

Pictured: some of the lucky recipients

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Lá Fhéile Pádraig


We love these photos and videos from home of our students enjoying their day !




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A school reunited!

We were delighted to welcome back 4th-6th class today! We had music playing on yard and an ice lolly treat to mark the special day. We look forward to working together to continue best practices to keep Covid-19 at bay.

Thank you to Ms. Goodison for creating personalised bookmarks for our children as a keepsake of the occasion!

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A return to school for 4th-6th!

We are very much looking forward to having everyone back in school from Monday. Please ensure that you bring you Return to School form with you (click link below if you have lost yours). Have a few early nights and we will see you on Monday!

Return to Educational Facility declaration form

We are mindful that there may be a range of emotions that the children are experiencing and we will watch out for them all.

A video to help prepare you for return!



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International Women’s Day

Happy #InternationalWomensDay to all our bold and brave young women! You can be whatever you want to be!

What is International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day is an annual event that celebrates all the amazing things women have achieved. It is a way to show how women have and continue to influence the world. As well as celebrating brilliant women, it’s also used as a day to highlight issues and raise awareness about issues that women still face.

Historically, women have been denied the right to vote, to work, and lots of other things, too. Because of brilliant women who fought against these things, women have a lot more say in the world around us now. But there are still many issues that women continue to face and fight for today.

How did International Women’s Day begin?

Over 100 years ago in 1910, International Women’s Day was first celebrated, with the aim to have equality for men and women across the world, which we are still fighting for today.

The group of women who fought for the tradition were called the Women’s Social and Political Union, otherwise known as the Suffragettes. They were a strong and active group of women who wore the colours purple, green and white which are now associated with International Women’s Day. The Suffragettes campaigned for a woman’s right to vote, believing that women should have a say in important issues such as our government.

Another group who campaigned for women’s rights and the ability for women to vote were called the National Union of Women’s Suffrage, otherwise known as the Suffragists.

When is International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day occurs globally on the 8th March every year in honour of the amazing women who campaigned for women’s rights and continue to do so.

Why is International Women’s Day Celebrated?

It’s extremely important to celebrate International Women’s Day to honour and appreciate the different achievements that women have accomplished around the world, including successes in society, economy, politics and culture.

As well as this, it’s also a time when we can remember those who still go unheard and continue to be prevented from reaching their full potential as basic rights like health and education are still not recognised for some women around the world.

Which women can I celebrate on International Women’s Day?

There are lots of brilliant women who you can look at with your class to celebrate the day, from writers, to activists, to politicians.

Jane Austen – Jane Austen was a writer born in 1775. She was a successful author during a time when people didn’t believe women should work. Her work is still read and celebrated today.

Marie Curie – Marie Curie did groundbreaking research on radioactivity that led to the treatment of many illnesses. She was the first person ever to be awarded two Nobel Prizes.

Malala Yousufzai – Malala Yousufzai was a little girl when she was hurt because some people thought that girls should not go to school. Malala believed that girls had a right to education and spoke out about her beliefs. She became the youngest person ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.


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World Book Day 2021

Such a fun and creative end to our first week back! So much colour and an evident love of books!

Here is the World Book day anthem that the children love!💕


What characters do you recognise? Can you name the books? How about the authors?


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Engineers’ Week

We have been enjoying STEAM activities all through lockdown so we are well prepped for Engineers’ Week. Lateral thinking and creativity are important to us here at Scoil Ghormáin Naofa.

Check out some of our brilliant designs!

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