September Corridor displays!

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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GAA Lunch time league

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!

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Narrative writing: school competition!

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!!

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Welcome back!

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

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School reopening

School reopens on Thursday 30th August at 9 am. I will be welcoming our junior infants at 10 am and other new students at 10.30 am. Ruth will be in on Tuesday 28th for those who wish to purchase uniforms.
We look forward to seeing everyone then!
Enjoy the sunshine!
Emer Russell

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Raising the Green Flag!

At Sports Day, we had the pleasure of raising our new Biodiversity flag for the first time! We congratulated Ms. McDevitt and the Green School Committee on their hard work and praised how they made the initiative so interactive for all the students. Our green school committee will be rewarded with ice cream and pizza before the school year is out!

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Welcome new junior infants!

We were thrilled to welcome our incoming junior infants on Friday. They were brought to meet their new teacher, Ms. Whittle and they had a look around their new classroom. Thanks to our 6th class students who buddied up with them to make them feel at home. They had their faces painted and then participated in a fun race for which they all received a participation medal.

Many thanks to Ruth and Daniel who facilitated the uniform sale and to Rochella who welcomed our new families to our school community on behalf of the Parents’ Association.

 

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Sports day 2018

We were very lucky with the weather for our sports day. It held off long enough for everyone to have a great day of sport and community on our grassy pitch. Many thanks to our Parents’ Association and Mr. Breen for all their work in organising this great day! There was a tasty BBQ and a fresh fruit stall which provided much needed refreshment for our athletes. We had face painting and there was lots of music playing throughout the day! Each child received a medal for their participation. Thanks also to Anthony Masterson who came and entered into the spirit of the day!

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Summer fun! Our trip to Clones beach!

Check out our gorgeous photos of our school mini field trip to Clones beach. This fulfilled the active aspect of our Biodiversity flag project. Thank you to Ms McDevitt who organised and to Julie Robertson for coming to talk to our school about coastal care.

How lucky are we to have this on our doorstep! Memories are made of this……

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Useful sites for parents

In order to support your child’s learning, you might like to access the following sites

http://www.helpmykidlearn.ie

http://www.cogg.ie

For more information on the new Primary Language Curriculum , check out http://www.curriculumonline.ie

We hope you find these useful

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