Our corridors are already awash with artwork and interesting displays! Click the link to browse……. http://castletownnationalschool.ie/gallery/2439-2/
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There is a buzz about school this week with lots of activities being planned for Maths Week. * 6th class are out in the fresh air this morning using the ipads to uncover QR codes which set Maths challenges for them! We love this integration of Maths and Digital Literacy! * 1st and 2nd class will take a trip to Gorey library for their Mathsweek Lego event. On the way, they will complete Maths surveys about what they see * There will be Maths trails around school this week * There will be a lunchtime activity each day Thank you to Ms. Carroll for all her hard work! * I … Continue reading
We are beyond proud of our students today. They sang beautifully, Aaron and Joseph played wonderfully. Their behaviour was excellent and they all looked so smart! I am very grateful to Ms. ní Shuilleabháin and Ms. Byrne for all the work and to Ms. McDevitt and Mr. Breen for their help. Enjoy!
Happy #WorldMentalHealthDay to all! Today we will have an extra mindfulness session. Our 3rd-6th class students will be looking at the Headbomz programme by @ISPCCChildline They will also perform at The Big Sing for Mental Health on Friday. #itsgoodtotalk
We are delighted to launch the new Students’ Council for the coming academic year. I know that those elected will do great justice in representing the voice of our most important people, our students! The Council will be involved in fundraising, book swap ventures and many other initiatives! Many thanks to Ms. Whittle for organising and supporting our council.
It is with great heart and enthusiasm that we embark on the renewal process for our Active Flag. Here at Scoil Ghormáin Naofa, we extol the importance of healthy minds and healthy bodies. If we have both, then we will have the tools to be great learners! Our Active Flag coordinator, Ms. D’Arcy has a wonderful programme of events planned for the coming year. We kicked off this morning with Scooter day! What a fun Friday we are having! It was a joy to see our students whizz around the laps we had set up. Well done to all for remembering your helmets! d90f25ce-f5ba-4ad3-89fa-8b286e2ca6c6 – Check out our Scooter video … Continue reading
We had a really interesting visit from Castletown resident, Lena Leonard, who came to talk to our students about lifestyles from generations past. Lena has maintained traditional customs and lives a life without technology. Our children were fascinated and I was impressed by their recall when I asked them the next day! We were also delighted to welcome Ms. Byrne’s Mum too! Many thanks to Lena and to Ms. Byrne for organising this very interesting event!
This term, our students are having great fun with the lunch time league. Mr. Breen has organised a fantastic league and it is great to see students taking on the role of referee. Our new Sports Code of Conduct reminds us that the referee’s decision is final! It is not an easy job but our students are playing and refereeing fairly. Well done all!
This term, we are focusing on the Narrative Genre. Our whole school is working on this theme. We are running a writing competition and the theme is Hallowe’en. Our students are currently planning what they will write about. I can’t wait to read their spooky stories! There will be prizes for winners from each class. I will post some pictures of our Working Literacy Wall when we hang up winners’ entries. Good luck everyone!!
Hello everyone, we are delighted to welcome you back to another exciting school year! We have some new members of staff; our new teachers are Niamh ní Shúilleabháin , Orla Morris and Sarah Carroll and our new SNAs are Fiona Byrne, Sharon Power and Angie Barnes. We are looking forward to focusing on STEM as an area of interest this year. We are also implementing the new Primary Language Curriculum and Physical Literacy has been identified as our area for School Self Evaluation. I have attached a file of photos of our new junior infants who are settling in really well! First Day Pics