Author Archives: Lisa Dempsey

Enrolment 2017

An enrolment and information evening will take place on Monday, 6th March, in Scoil Ghormáin Naofa, Castletown. If you have a child ready to start school in September or if you would like to get an insight into our school please come along and find out all about life here in Scoil Ghormáin Naofa. Our staff will be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have! For more details contact the school on 0402 37596.

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Catholic School’s Week

Catholic schools week took place from January 29th  – February 3rd  2017. Catholic Schools Week has been celebrated in Ireland for the last seven years. 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 2017 was ‘Catholic Schools: Learning with Pope Francis to care for our Common Home’. Children participated in Catholic schools week during their religion time. Wednesday was Grandparents day. Grandparents were given an invitation to come along to our school and watch their grandchild(ren) perform a song/poem with their class. Grandparents then spoke with teachers and students and told … Continue reading

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Scoil Ghormáin Naofa received their tri colour in 2016!

    December the 1st, 2015,  was an historic day at Scoil Ghormáin Naofa with the arrival of the Defence Force signifying the start of the commemoration of the centenary of the 1916 Rising. There was a wonderful atmosphere in the school as we all gathered in the hall  to celebrate the occasion. The ceremony began with a lovely performance of Grace by Ms. Byrne and the school choir. Officer Flood and Officer Kennedy proceeded to tell us all about the 1916 Rising and the significance of the commemorations. The children had already been well versed in the topic as they prepare to engage in further study of 1916 in the … Continue reading

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Maths Week 2016

Maths week has come and gone once again! This year each class completed a problem of the day every day. The teachers and children had lots of fun trying to work through some very tricky problems. A new competition was rolled out this Maths Week. Maths Eyes is encouraging children to look for maths in the world around them. Lots of boys and girls in our school looked for maths around them and took a photo. These photos were shared with the school and a winner was chosen. All the photos were BRILLIANT! They really got us all thinking mathematically!      

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Parent – Teacher Meetings 2016

Parent-Teacher Meetings will take place in November this year. This will give teachers and parents the opportunity  to meet early on in the year to discuss any concerns/ ideas that they may wish to bring to the attention of the teacher. The dates chosen are Monday 21st November and Wednesday 23rd  November. We will be in contact in the coming weeks to notify people of their times/dates so that sufficient notice is given to organise your diaries. We look forward to meeting you on the day. In the meantime, should any issue arise, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Working together as a partnership is the key to your child’s success at school.

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  Scoil Ghormáin Naofa  re-opens its doors and welcomes all children back in August 2017. The calendar is yet to be confirmed. Junior infants will attend from 9 a.m. – 12 pm every day for the first two weeks. All other classes resume as normal. We look forward to seeing you all back and welcoming our new faces!!!

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School Tour Dates

The teachers are currently researching a wide variety of possibilities…….!We will make sure to let you know as soon as we do!

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Uniform Survey Results

Dear Parents/Guardians, Following our school survey this year and in consultation with the Parents Association, it has been decided by the Uniform Committee and school management to introduce a change to our school uniform. The survey, completed by the school community, indicated that 63% of respondents were somewhat dissatisfied with the current uniform. A combination of a non-formal and formal uniform emerged as the most desirable option. (Full results of the survey are available on the school noticeboard and at this link: Scoil Ghormáin Naofa Uniform Survey To this end, the “non formal” tracksuit uniform will be altered slightly. The new version of the tracksuit will be very similar in style and … Continue reading

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Countdown to First ever Active Week at Scoil Ghormáin Naofa!

The countdown is on to the first ever Active Week at Scoil Ghormáin Naofa as we journey towards becoming a recognised Active school in the future. There is a wonderful timetable of events organised and we hope that some family and friends can join us for some of the activities along the way. We would like you to join us on some of the following: 9am every morning: 10 minute ‘Wake up and shake up’. A teacher will lead this 1o minute activity each morning. We would love the parents to join us as they bring their children to school! Monday: Please come along for a Basketball game – parents/teachers … Continue reading

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Eason’s Spelling Bee

Congratulations to David Byrne who represented Scoil Ghormáin Naofa proudly in the County Final of the Eason’s Spelling Bee competition. Having been crowned the first ever Spelling Bee at Scoil Ghormáin Naofa, David, travelled to Loreto in Gorey for the County Final. This saw over 30 schools from Wexford take part in what could only be described as a tense and exciting day. Congratulations to David!

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