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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

Principal

Telephone: 0402 37596

Email: secretarycastletownns@gmail.com

Twitter: @Castletown_NS

Established by Parish 1865

Recognised as National School 1872

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Up Castletown!

It was a great weekend for GAA in Castletown with the senior men’s team progressing to the intermediate hurling county final! We are delighted for them and wish them a great win. Children may wear jerseys on Friday to support.
We do have ONE difficulty though….Mr. Breen will be playing for the opposition!! Despite Ms. Walker’s best efforts to convert him to maroon and white, he will play against Castletown on Saturday for Tara Rocks. He is going to have a tough week ahead I imagine!
The match is at 4pm this Saturday in Wexford Park.
* Congratulations to the u-12 girls who beat Tara Rocks at the weekend – hopefully this is a good omen!
* Congratulations to Ellen, Niamh and Jessica who were presented with their county final football medals at the weekend!
* Congratulations to John, Ravindra and Kian who will play in the county final for both football and hurling in the next fortnight!
* As an Active School we truly believe in healthy mind, healthy body. We hope that these achievements might encourage more children to join the local club.
*Pictured: The last time Castletown won the hurling county final was 56 years ago. In the picture is our SNA Fiona’s dad who was a great player in his day! Also pictured is our wonderful chairperson Joe O’Shaughnessy who has always been an ardent supporter of GAA (and everything else!!) in our school. I’m sure Joe would love to see the cup coming home this weekend!
Have a lovely evening

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Updated list of Covid-19 symptoms

September 2021

Please familiarise yourselves with symptoms and keep children at home if they present with them.

Thank you for your cooperation

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Books for Malawi!

Here is an update on a programme we were delighted to be part of; sending books to Malawi. Huge thanks to Carmel for coordinating and to all families and children who donated so generously. It is lovely to see our name associated with such a worthy cause. https://www.mic.ul.ie/news/2021/mic-proud-to-play-a-small-part-in-sending-thousands-of-books-to-malawi-as-part-of-MMCN%20project

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STEAM in action!

We were so impressed by Michael’s natural flair for engineering and invention! Ms. Russell met him in the yard after school yesterday with his self designed and constructed car that really moved! He modified the wheels and we really admire this clever innovation! Keep it up Michael!

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Symptoms and siblings – an important update

I sought clarification from the HSE around the apparent contradiction in their documents regarding siblings of children with symptoms and we have come to these guidelines:

  • If your child develops symptoms in school, siblings who are apparently well will no longer need to go home with the sick child (as of 15/09/2021)
  • If your child develops symptoms at home, we ask that you keep your other children home until a negative test is received.
  • For those children who are self isolating as a result of a case in school, we ask that you send proof of your negative test to us by email (cns.iaswx@gmail.com) or Dojo to Ms. Russell
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September art 2021

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Information from HSE in response to confirmed case in 3rd/4th class.

Please click on the link that applies to you. The first is if your child is a close contact. The second is if your child is not a close contact. Thank you

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Bench Ball!

We can’t think of a better way to kick start the Active School year than with an exciting game of bench ball in the sunshine! Well done Rang 1/2!

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Our new pupils feature in the paper!

Thank you to The Gorey Guardian for the lovely 1.5 page spread of photos of our junior infants. Check out those lovely smiles!

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Latest minutes from Parents’ Association meeting (June 2021)

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