Monthly Archives: February 2015

World Book Day and Scholastic Book Fair

We will celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 5th  March. To coincide with this we will host a Scholastic Book Fair  in the school library next week. Each child in the school will receive a voucher to the value €1.50 to contribute towards the price of a book. The commission from sales at the fair will allow us to buy books for the classroom and library so every book you buy helps us to get new books for the school. There will be hundreds of exciting books to choose from. Please come into the school when the fair is open and browse the full selection. Book Fair opening times are as … Continue reading

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2nd and 3rd Class Blitz

A great day was had by all in Tomnahealy today. Teams from Castletown, Tara Hill, Ballygarrett and Riverchapel played against one another in a friendly mini-blitz. There was some great skill and determination on display from all teams. Many thanks to all those who organised the blitz, refereed the games and provided the much needed teas and biscuits!  We are very fortunate to have such wonderful facilities on our doorstep. Thank you to Castletown/Liam Mellows G.A.A. Club for allowing us to use their indoor arena and clubhouse facilities. I’m sure they will reap the rewards in the years to come as the future looks safe in the hands of our young stars! 🙂

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Active School Flag Poster Competition

Well done to Jack O’Gorman who won our Active School Flag Poster Competition. Jack won a prize of  football gloves for his slogan: ‘Being Active is Cool. Especially in School’. There was tough competition for the prize but Jack’s catchy slogan encapsulated all that our Active School represents. Well done Jack! Also well done to Courtney, Eimear, Megan and Kyle who won our runner-up prizes 🙂

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Friendship Week 2015 in Scoil Ghormáin Naofa

Scoil Ghormáin Naofa has joined Amnesty International’s Friendship Week campaign 2015. This is a special initiative that promotes friendship and that encourages children to be kind to one another. ‘Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echos can be truly endless!’ A Friendship Week noticeboard has been set up with a positive thought for each day and inspirational quotes to promote friendship. Our Friendship noticeboard contains a Friendship Fish based on the story of ‘The Rainbow Fish’ where our junior classes record kind deeds that they have carried out during the week. We also have a ‘Random Act of Kindness’ wall. This encourages the senior children … Continue reading

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Registered for Digital Schools Award

With top of the range interactive whiteboards and the purchase of new laptops for our classrooms Scoil Ghormáin Naofa is becoming increasingly digitised! We believe that we deserve some recognition for our efforts and to ensure we get this we have registered for the Digital Schools Award. There is an added incentive to achieve this award this year as by getting your accreditation, you also automatically get access to over €1000 worth of free HP print offers including a free printer and print for a year. About the Digital Schools Award:  Digital Schools of Distinction is a flagship programme which aims to promote, recognise and encourage excellence in the use of technology … Continue reading

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Enrolment for Scoil Ghormáin Naofa for September 2015 is now open!

Enrolment is now taking place for Scoil Ghormáin Naofa for September 2015. Enrolment forms and information are available from the school on 0402-37596. If you would like to visit and view the school please don’t hesitate to contact the office and an appointment to meet you and your child can be set up.  

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Catholic Schools Week and Grandparents’ Day 2015

Catholic schools week took place from January 25th – February 1st 2015. This annual event calls on Catholic schools to give expression in a special way to a particular aspect of Catholic education. This theme of Catholic Schools Week 2015 was ‘Catholic Schools: Called to Serve’. Children had an opportunity each day to participate in Catholic schools week during their religion time. On Wednesday 27th January we celebrated Grandparents’ day. This provided us with  a lovely opportunity to remind our children the important role grandparents play in their lives. We had a very enjoyable day, one that will hold great memories for both the grandparents and children in the years to … Continue reading

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