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Literacy Week -Niall de Búrca

Nialll de Búrca As part of our Literacy week, Niall de Búrca the famous Irish storyteller returned to Callystown on Tuesday 5th November. It has been 6 years since Niall last visited Callystown and we hope it won't be as long until his next visit. Niall entertained all the children from each class and the corridors were echoing with the laughter from his


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Keep Fit-A-Thon

The Keep Fit-A-Thon was a great success on Wednesday 23rd October. The trainers from Me time fitness came to the school to guide and motivate the classes. Their energy and enthusiasm was infectious and the whole school thoroughly the day. Many thanks to Mr Crosbie and Mr Clifford for organising the activities as part of our Active school Flag. Thanks to all wh


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Halloween Dress Up Day!

There were ghost and ghouls, witches and zombies, and even a giant Pikachu wandering the corridors of Callystown NS on Friday 25th October all in preparation for Halloween. We had an assembly detailing the dangers posed by fireworks and bonfires and also the importance of wearing high visability clothing when out and about now that the evenings are growing dar


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Clothes Recycling Success!

Thanks so much to all who supported our clothes recycling drive. It was a great success and almost €500 will be raised for the school. READ MORE

M&M Theatre Company come to Callystown NS

There was great excitement in Callystown NS on Thursday 17th October as M&M theatre productions arrived to bring the Classic novel 'little Princess' by Frances Hodgson Burnett to life. There wasn't a sound from the captive audience as the actors gave a powerful performance. We look forward to their return with a new production next year.

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Are you finding your way around the website?

We can see that lots of you are visiting the 'News' section of the website! Yay! But don't forget to check out the 'Newshounds' who will show you what's happening around the school each month! https://callystownnationalschool.ie/october-2019/ The 'Notes Home' section in case the note goes mi


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Clothes Recycling – Extended until Tuesday 22nd October

  Please drop bags of clothes/shoes to the school any day from today Monday 14th to Tuesday 22nd October. Towels/sheet/curtains or any kind of fabric are acceptable as the fabrics are recycled.


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Fayda May Dances into 1st Place!

Fayda May in 5th class performed a showstopping lyrical solo in Dublin at the Intensity Dance Championships 2019. The judging panel were so impressed with her performance that she placed 1st out of 57 competitors in her category. Her team dance also achieved 1st place What an achievement! We are all s


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Building Work on New Classroom Begins

It was with great excitement we witnessed the arrival of diggers and trucks to begin work on the the new classroom. The first job was to move the cherry tree planted by Fr. Murtagh's in 2009 on the occasion of his 90th birthday and the opening of our new extension. https://www.independent.ie/regionals/droghedaindependent/news/callystown-open-new-extension-2


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Clogherhead bids a fond farewell to Doris Bleasdale

It was a wet and windy morning down at the Little Strand as the 5th and 6th class children walked down to wave lifeboat 'Doris Bleasdale' off. There was a sense of sadness in the air as the children performed a guard of honour while Doris made her way down the beach for the last time. It was a poignant moment as we waved farewell to Doris who served Clogherhead a


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Callystown Shines at the Fleadh!

Drogheda Fleadh Cheoil 2019 saw the town transformed into an oasis of music, song and dance. Callystown National School certainly contributed to the displays of talent during the week with an array of talented and buoyant musicians, singers and dancers. And what a week it was with record-breaking crowds of more than 600,000 people arrived in Drogheda to enjoy the


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Junior Entrepeneur Programme 2019

Junior Entrepreneur 2019 The junior entrepreneur programme has given students across the Ireland the opportunity to experience practical, real-life business learning as part of their formative education. Under their teachers guidance, and with inspiration from local entrepreneurs, children discover their strengths as individuals and as part of a team. Together,


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The Michael O’Brien

Junior Infants take a trip to the beach to welcome the new lifeboat. Despite the dull weather, the three infants classes set off with their buckets and spades. They were very impressed to see the new lifeboat.They enjoyed some time on the beach playing with friends and making sandcastles. The lifeboat is the latest in a long line of search and rescue boats provi


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Active Schools Week 4th June- 7th June

Callystown NS has been a hive of activity this week with dancing, boxing, football, martial arts, golf, rugby, yoga and basketball all happening throughout the school. What a fun and exciting week for all the children which culminated in our annual sports day on Friday June 7th. We would like to say a huge 'Thank You' to Mr Crosbie and Mr Fortune for all their ha


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Grandparent’s Day

The hugely successful first Grandparents Day was held in May 2019 in Callystown NS. Ms Kelledy and Ms Neary put huge effort into the fabulous day and the parents council provided teas and coffees. There wasn't a dry eye in the house as the beautiful rememberance tree painting by the talented Karen Faulkner was unveiled. The assembly ended with a very memorable mo


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Trocaire Picnic May 16th

On Thursday May 16th Fr McVeigh was invited to the school where he was presented with a cheque for €968 which he accepted on behalf of Trocaire. This year’s Lenten campaign has been in aid of Trocaire who run aid projects in developing countries. The projects this year are to help children who belong to families who have lost their homes due to serious inf


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New Extension for Callystown NS

The Department of Education and Skills has granted funding for the provision of an additional classroom to the school. The extension is due to an increase in enrolment over the last number of years and will mean that there will be 13 classrooms in the school when it is completed. The new classroom will be built to adjoin the staffroom and a new corridor will be n


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Seachtain na Gaelige

Seachtain na Gaeilge March is the time for our annual Seachtain na Gaeilge. It was great to hear the classrooms resound with the music, song and sounds of our native language. Everywhere you went there were children trying out their cupla focail and they all have to be commended for their efforts and the use of the language. The highlight of the week as always is


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