St. Stephen’s Day Walk – Scoil Ghormain Naofa winners!

Congratulations to Oisín, Niall and Conor who were first across the line in their respective categories at the St. Stephen’s Day run in Castletown! We love their active spirit! I’m sure they worked up a great appetite for the selection boxes!

Ms. D’Arcy has begun the process of applying for the renewal of our Active Flag. She has some great ideas! Our Run Around Europe has been a huge success. Mr. Breen’s class has almost reached Rome! Stay tuned for further exciting Active Updates!

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Merry Christmas from Sam!

Look who popped by! Our Mini 7s Champs plan to lift him again in a few years! Farewell to Jésus, our foreign exchange student – Feliz Navidad, Jésus!

Thank you to all who have supported our lovely school. We wish you all a peaceful and happy Christmas!

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Procedural Writing Competition winners

We had Santa himself to present prizes to our Procedural Writing winners! Ms. Gilmartin Ryan and Ms. D’Arcy had the tough task of adjudicating.

The task:

Junior and Senior Infants drew a picture of Mrs. Claus following a mice pies recipe or Santa’s elves following instructions on how to make a toy.

1st-4th class wrote a set of reindeer rules to be followed on Christmas Eve

5th and 6th class wrote the procedure for the Perfect Christmas Day

Overall winners: Emma O’Brien, Millie Ryan, Oisín White, Robyn Prendergast, Rosie Bea Howard, Conor Treacy, Kitt Kavanagh,Sam Proctor, EJ O’Toole, Jesus Reyes and Louise Foley. Well doneto all. Ms. Gilmartin Ryan commended the high standard of literacy across the board.

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Christmas Concert 2018

We had so much fun at our Christmas concert last night!

Thank you to all who performed and helped with the organisation. Many thanks to Alison’s mum, Fiona who captured the night in photos for us! Click on the link to view. Merry Christmas from all at Scoil Ghormáin Naofa!



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Christmas Corridors!

Our corridors are awash with festive colour and decoration!

There is an an array of creativity from our Christmas recycling competition. Teachers have been facilitating art lessons around the seasonal theme and we think the school looks just great!


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Active School Motto Competition

Congratulations to Shane Ivanoff who won 1st place in the Active School Motto competition and was awarded with the other prizewinners at assembly last Friday. His motto was: ‘Any shape, any size, everyone can exercise. Let’s get active!’. There was great humour and wit in the entries and Ms. D’Arcy and the Active Council found it tough to adjudicate! The prizes were all suitably active too! Well done Shane! It is great to see this motto in action in school as classes complete their walk around Europe!

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Hour of Code!

We are excited about our upcoming visit from Mary Allen, Mum to Jennifer, John and Lily Mae, who will come to teach us about Coding! Mary works in Microsoft and will teach coding through the medium of Minecraft. We warmly welcome parental involvement here in Scoil Ghormáin Naofa. #STEM

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Robert Dunbar Memorial book bursary

We are delighted to have been shortlisted to win the Robert Dunbar Memorial book bursary to the value of €2,500. Winners will be informed in the new year so we are keeping everything crossed! Oh what a treat it would be to inject such a vast stock of new books into our library!

Call Out for The Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries 2018

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Yo!

What an awesome afternoon with ! We learned so much about recycling through puppetry, tricks and comedy! Many thanks to Cliona from for providing this lovely treat!

We learned about landfills, reusing glass bottles and about the excess of paper that is dumped when it could be recycled! We will think twice in future! As we are a green school, we are committed to consciously recycling in our school.

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Mini 7s – Scoil Ghormáin Naofa is tops!

We are immensely proud of our Mini 7s boys team who emerged victorious from a pool of 78 schools! They played a valiant Glynn side in the final and we thank Glynn  for a great match. We will hold a civic reception in honour of our players next Friday and look forward to inviting parents and local club members.

Here is a report from one of our players, Mikey Kinsella:

It was a great match with Fionn and Conor flying up the midfield. When the high ball went up everyone was relieved when Fionn caught it. The ball went to Joseph but was intercepted by a player from the Glynn team. The first half score was 1-2 to 1 goal, in favour of Glynn. As we jogged off of the pitch we got a roaring from Mr Breen and Mick Kavanagh! In the second half the ball was down at the Castletown half but it was no match for Kyle Fegan, Mikey Kinsella and Diarmuid Brady in the backs. In the last five minutes we knew what we had to do. Mikey caught the ball and booted it up to Joseph, who crossed it to Dylan Bealin, who put it in the back of the net. Castletown were in the lead by one point. Glynn had hit it to their forward but it was no match for Fionn and Mikey who quickly shut him down.The final whistle blew and there were celebrations from everyone supporting Castletown!


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