Monthly Archives: May 2022

Sporting Parents!

Massive congratulations to these Castletown Mums/Dads and teachers who were victorious in their rounders game at the weekend! Leading by example! As an Active School we celebrate our parents’ sporting endeavours!

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We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded our STEM award yet again, qulaifying for the top category – the plaque! Huge thanks to Ms. Whittle for coordinating and to the staff and students for their enthusiasm. Here is the wonderful feedback we received: Congratulations to all at Scoil Ghormáin Naofa on the fantastic range of STEM work going on across the whole school. Your log shows learners of all ages engaging enthusiastically. it is wonderful to see the scope of activity, covering hands on investigations, design and make activities, field trips, speaker visits, science engagement at a community level, with exceptional tower building creativity! The work you … Continue reading

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Local Biodiversity at the Ahare River

We had a hugely interesting and informative morning with Jarlaith and Rory of @InlandFisherIE. Thanks to our friend Cathy Lee for coordinating. Our students had a ball at this interactive workshop. Who knew what biodiversity was living so close to our school? 31/05/2022

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Amber Flag Renewal

We have submitted our application for renewal of our Amber Flag for wellbeing. Huge thanks to Fiona for all her hard work and well done to our Amber Ambassadors for their ongoing hard work also! We have had a lot of fun along the way!

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Croghan Hike

We are very excited to resume our tradition of the annual hike on Croghan! This year our hike will take place on Friday 24th June. We look forward to parents and families joining us and to enjoying a picnic along the way! Click the link below to view our risk assessment.

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Procedural Writing Winners

Well done to our Procedural Writing competition winners and thank you to Ms. Gilmartin Ryan for coordinating and judging! We have some very happy pupils here!

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Cian plays the uilleann pipes

Thank you to Cian who treated us to an uilleann pipe recital today, we really enjoyed it! Click on the link to view

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Aodán caught the ace!!

Friday 06/05/22 After a number of weeks of the ace of spades eluding our Split the Pot winners, Aodán won!! We are so thrilled for him – he won just under €1500 in total! He has lots of holiday plans apparently! Thanks to our wonderful PA for all their hard work! Click on the link above – the excitement is palpable!!

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Community Pollination

We were delighted to be asked to help out with the local pollination project courtesy of Cathy Lee. Our new Ukrainian pupils brought their friends along with them for this lovely interactive project, involving SESE, PE and SPHE. We hope that lots of bees will visit this newly designated area and we were delighted to be involved!

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We were delighted to welcome Local Hero Liam Coleman who plays for local club and for County Wexford to school today. Liam answered questions and taught the children some new games. It was a most inspiring visit and we are very grateful to Liam! We wish him continued success! Click the link for video!

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