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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



Telephone: 0402 37596

Email: secretarycastletownns@gmail.com

Twitter: @Castletown_NS

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6th class Santa Dash!

We are so proud of our athletic 6th class who will be undertaking a fun run in aid of St. Vincent de Paul on Friday 4th December. They are training with Fiona and Ms. ní Shuilleabháin each day for this 5km run. If you wish to sponsor them, please contact school on 0402 37596.

On the day we will give them a great send off with Christmas music in the yard! I believe one of our very kind Mums has arranged a nice warm treat for their return!

Here is the link to our risk assessment: risk assessment 4th Dec (1)

We just LOVE Kitt’s design for the 6th class sponsorship card! The jogging Christmas tree!  Please observe Covid distancing, perhaps pledges can be made over the phone?

Stay posted for updates!

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Science Week 9th November 2020

We have enjoyed a Covid Friendly Science week! Thank you to SFI for the really interesting webinars we enjoyed each day. We investigated electricity, optical illusions, forensics and dinosaurs!

Pictured: Ms. Byrne’s students investigated the Water Cycle and studied penguins!

The water cycle in a bag. We hope to see the sun evaporate some of the water. Then the hot air rises to meet cold air. This should form condensation on the inside of the bag. 🤞Stay tuned!



Ms. DArcy’s/Ms. McDevitt’s 2nd/3rd class experiments! Well done to Bord Gorm who invented a game about animals and their young. Bord Oráiste undertook an experiment about rain and made a rain gauge!


Click on the link for timed helicopters!


A narration of the human life cycle. Great drama!

Check out this amazing Play Dough life cycle of a butterfly! So creative !

Mr. Breen’s class’ lava lamps! 

Click the link for an active lava lamp!


Check out this amazingly strong paper structure in Ms. Gilmartin Ryan’s class!! Well done Hugo and Nathaniel!

Ms. ní Shuilleabháin’s 6th class: ”Picnic in Space”
We really enjoyed Science Week and had great fun investigating the role that the 5 senses play when tasting food! There were some very interesting findings… who knew that hot- chocolate could taste like mouthwash without the sense of smell?! We also investigated how factors such as environment and temperature effects how you enjoy food.


Our students were so interested in this week’s webinars that I have posted them below for them to enjoy again at home:

Dinos Down Under:


That’s non- sense!


The Forensics show!


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Suggested reading for mental well being in our children

This guide is a wonderful index of books that can support children experiencing loss, anxiety , low mood etc.

We hope you find it useful.


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Patronage of new post primary school in Gorey- have your say

Information on the process:


The link to the Zoom meeting is here:





The link (to vote) from the image is here: https://checkbox.education.gov.ie/checkbox/gorey.aspx

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Hot Chocolate!

What a way to do procedural writing! Infants explored the step by step process of making hot chocolate and were then treated to one (with marshmallows!) in our outdoor classroom by Ms. Hearne!

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International Outdoor Classroom Day!

One benefit of the Covid situation has been our renewed love for the great outdoors. We have regular scheduled movement breaks to ventilate the rooms but we also find that these times have a great knock on effect for concentration in the room after a break. Children look forward to these times where they can engage in some play or sport.

Ms. Byrne’s class enjoying an al fresco lunch on #InternationalOutdoorClassroomDay!

Thanks to our fantastic team, we have developed an outdoor classroom. We are continuing to add to it and will upload pictures as items are added. It is wonderful to see stories being read and investigations being carried out outside!

Today we received our throne!! Huge thanks to our anonymous donor! Bart makes a great king, don’t you think?

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Hallowe’en Gallery!

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Hallowe’en – the arts!

We hope you enjoy our videos! It was a super term, all things considered and we give great credit to these wonderful pupils for lifting all our spirits! Click the links to enjoy!

Happy Hallowe’en!!


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First Holy Communion- a letter for parents

Please click the link for a letter on First Holy Communion.

Thank you

Castletown – Letter to 1st HComm Parents Oct 2020

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Scooter Day!

Combining our extended movement breaks outdoors with our Active School status, we all thoroughly enjoyed scooter day today! (22/10/2020)

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