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A new week!

A thought for the week ahead. I hope everyone is keeping well. Just do your best. We understand that everyone’s home situation is unique.  * Well done on all who have completed Fiona’s challenge! You can still join in! * Carmel’s challenge posted on Friday is a wonderful nature activity for the whole family also.  * Don’t forget to send teachers samples of your work and pictures of you engaging so that we can include you in our assembly slideshow each Friday at 11.  These are extra optional activities that we hope will support your family with lockdown fun and experiences together in a variety of ways.  Have a lovely … Continue reading

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Welcome back!

Well done to all our pupils on a fantastic first week back at school. Working remotely hasn’t dampened your enthusiasm! It was great to see so many of you on our Zoom assembly today! Thank you to our teachers and staff for all the innovative and creative ideas that they have been coming up with! This week we set a STEAM stick challenge. Students were challenged to make a stick man at junior level and an insulated hut at senior level. We had some super entries- here is a selection! CASTLETOWN’S FITTEST FAMILY! Fiona has set a challenge this week- send your images / videos to Ms. Russell at … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

As we close for the holidays, I wish that everyone has a safe and merry Christmas. I am sure that Santa will spoil our girls and boys who have been so resilient and inspiring in the face of adversity. I hope all parents enjoy a restful and easy Christmas. I wish our staff a well deserved break and thank them all for their enthusiasm this trying term. * Pictured: Generous Ken from Box Coffee – if you are enjoying a long walk over Christmas, don’t forget to buy your take away hot drink here! See you all on Wednesday, 6th January. * Dojo will close at 12 today and reopen … Continue reading

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Christmas fun at Scoil Ghormáin Naofa!

What a day!! Juniors to 3rd class enjoyed the (Covid compliant) Genie Mackers experience! The squeals of laughter I heard in the office were a testament to how much they enjoyed Cookie Sparkles the elf. Many thanks to the PA for their kind sponsorship *4th – 6th class had a delivery of hot chocolate (with cream and marshmallows!) from Box Coffee. We wanted to shop local but Ken and Camilla insisted on donating to the school. We hope Scoil Ghormáin Naofa members will support this very generous local business. * 4th-6th also enjoyed delicious cupcakes made by Esther Hope while all children enjoyed the online panto Cinderella!

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Christmas newsletter

Our Christmas newsletter is here to view. Thank you to all who contributed. We hope you enjoy reading it! School Newsletter_Dec2020_Final (1)

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Christmas decoration competition!

We had a great response to our Christmas art challenge! Students were tasked with creating a Christmas decoration using items they have at home. The results were brilliant! Click on the link to view. Winners to follow….. Christmas recycling challenge 2020

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Santa Dash for St. Vincent de Paul – update

18/12/2021 6th class handed over their whopping cheque to St. Vincent de Paul today. The members complimented them on their selflessness. Well done again!   04/12/2021 WHAT A DAY!! The sun shone, the atmosphere was electric and a motivational Christmas disco on yard was just the ticket to get our athletes going!! Many thanks to Gorey gardaí for giving us the countdown and to Joe O’Shaughnessy our Chairperson for lending his support. To all the teachers and staff, especially those who ran with and trained the children. A huge special thanks to Ms. ní Shuilleabháin who coordinated this massive event which culminated in donations of €3,088 for St. Vincent de … Continue reading

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First Holy Communion 09/12/2020   Congratulations to our Holy Communicants who celebrated their special ay this week. Huge thanks to Ms. McDevitt, Ms. D’Arcy, Fiona and Carmel for all the preparation. The remaining children will make theirs in April – thank you Fr. Padraig for giving families the choice and for celebrating on the day. Thanks to Ellie for the lovely photos!  

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Today, 14/12/2020, 6th class really enjoyed the Microsoft Dream Space workshop for coding. What a nice way to wind down as the holidays approach!

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We are delighted to bring you our Christmas concert 2020, recorded on Tuesday 8th December in St. Patrick’s church. Thank you to all staff that contributed to the making of this special recording. It is provided to families as a gift from the Board of Management. We hope you enjoy it! Merry Christmas!   *Concert was recorded in line with HSE advice around singing and performance at the time

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