Mission  Statement

Scoil Ghormáin Naofa, Castletown, is a school which strives to provide a caring, happy and secure learning environment, where the intellectual, spiritual, physical, moral and cultural needs of our pupils are identified and addressed.

Fundamentally, we believe that a child will learn when they are happy. We strive to create a happy learning environment.

We are a mainstream school with a special class for children with ASD. We value and celebrate the diversity  (of culture, experience and abilities) that we have within our school community.

While Scoil Ghormáin Naofa is a school with a Catholic ethos, it also gives due recognition to children of all other religious beliefs and none.

We aim to provide an appropriate, stimulating and broadly challenging education for all of our pupils. We aim to encourage language learning and the appreciation of languages and their place in our culture and heritage.

Scoil Ghormáin Naofa encourages the involvement of parents through home-school contacts and through their involvement in the development and growth of the Parents’ Association.

At Scoil Ghormáin Naofa we endeavour to enhance the self-esteem of everyone in the school community, to imbue in the pupils respect for themselves, for other people and for property and to encourage the development of personal responsibility. We aim to prepare our pupils for their place in a modern multicultural society by actively promoting equality and by delivering a curriculum that is academic but also promotes the social, emotional and civic development of the child.

We strive to promote, both individually and collectively, the professional and personal development of teachers through staff development programmes.

Scoil Ghormáin Naofa encourages our pupils to have respect for diversity, be environmentally aware and develop appreciation of our community.