Author Archives: Emer Russell
Best of luck to Castletown in the county finals on Sunday! We hope this rap brings you good luck! Well done Ms. ní Shuilleabháin on your hard work! D79D3DB9-9152-4589-A38A-C6A91FE1CF33
Letter for Parents and Staff 30/09/2020 Re: If we have a confirmed case of Covid-19 in school covid letter
I am delighted to announce that we are currently purchasing items for our OUTDOOR CLASSROOM! We have seen that we are utilising our outdoor space so much more since the onset of Covid-19 and would like to continue to do so. Pictured is our gardening group who are going to collect ideas for our outdoor classroom from the student body. Also pictured, junior and senior infants ‘investigating’ outside. We have a team of staff volunteers who are planning the classroom. We will get started with benches, tables and an outdoor blackboard. As we proceed we will share our wishlist with you as you may be (or may know someone) able … Continue reading
Our flags are flying for the men’s senior Castletown team in the semi finals v St. Martin’s this weekend. We hope to keep them flying again for the final! Best of luck to the team from all in Scoil Ghormáin Naofa!
We feel that PE is more important now than ever. Mens sana in corpore sano! With this in mind, we have prioritised PE in line with department advice. We have always been an active school and see the benefits of fitness for learning and concentration. Here is our PE framework for the coming year. Yearly P.E FMS Plan 2020-21
Yet more female sporting achievement in Castletown! Congratulations to our players who were part of the U12 division 3 county final winning team at the weekend! We are so proud of you girls! No homework for you tonight!
A beautiful start to the week! Lots of classes are making the most of the weather and our beautiful grounds to engage in outdoor learning. One positive we have taken from the Covid experience is our enhanced movement breaks throughout the day. These were introduced as a means of ventilating classrooms but we have found that children are energised and refreshed after them so we are going to keep regular fresh air movement breaks long after Covid!
Well done to all on giving the Castletown ladies team such a warm reception today! It was great to celebrate female achievement in sport. Ms. D’Arcy gave a really motivational speech and former pupil Priya Daly O’Toole represented the team brilliantly with her speech. We hope that our female students are empowered by this display of achievement and hope that our male students grow up with a sense of equality in sport. Have a great weekend!
We had a really interesting day today! It was great to welcome both RTÉ and The Little Medical School to Scoil Ghormáin Naofa! Visitors wore masks, sanitised and worked in line with our Covid guidelines. We hope our junior-3rd class students enjoyed their medical workshop day! We will advise when we know when we are to feature on News2day.
Aistear pods in the sunshine! It was great to get out and enjoy the lovely weather through the medium of Aistear! It is music to our ears hearing children enjoying football, skipping, climbing and rolling out in the lovely field today!