Chess Tournament

Well done to our chess teams who competed in Scoil Bhríde, Rathcormac recently.

1st place    Masters

2nd place Buds

1st place Futures

Well done again! a pháistíFichelle team

Castlelyons National School 50 year Calendar


To celebrate 50 years of Castlelyons National School, the Parents Association have produced a calendar to mark this wonderful occasion.

The calendar includes photos of all pupils currently enrolled in Castlelyons National School, some photos from the past 50 years and all important dates for the school year ahead.

Due to the phenomenal success, the parents association have reprinted the calendars and are available to purchase in the Glanbia Co-Op in Castlelyons.

The calendar can also be purchased by contacting the Parents Association on

087- 2861149 or 086- 8578641


Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2016

A huge thanks to the Castlelyons National School pupils for participating on Team Hope’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal, which is done annually. This year, we had an amazing response with over 130 shoeboxes donated! These will give many children in Africa and Eastern Europe a little love and joy this Christmas.

School Policies

Castlelyons National School would like both parents and students to be aware of the Administration Policies that are now available to read by selecting the ‘Failte’ tab on the header of the site.

Please select the policy you wish to read and the policy will automatically download to the computer.


Sciath na Scol Hurling Scol – Hurling 18.5.2016

Three schools in our section, Dungourney, Inch and ourselves have ended up with 3 wins out of 4 matches.  A draw took place in the Scol office yesterday, which left the following:

  • We play Inch today.
  • The winners today go through to semi-final V Conna on Monday.
  • The losers today play Dungourney on Friday.
  • The winners of that game will play Ballintotas on Monday in a second semi-final.
  • Finals take place sometime between 30th May and 10th June – if we get that far. Let’s hope we do!
  • Gach ádh, a bhuachaillí! (Best of luck, boys!)

The Adventures of Rang 3

Rang 3 have been very busy so far this year, the class would like to share some of the fantastic Art that they class have made over the last couple of months.

Also, the class had a very special day out earlier in the year to make pizza.

 Pizza in Supermac’s

In October, Supermac’s Fermoy launched a competition for local schools in the area. The winner would receive a prize for the whole class of a trip to the local Supermac’s store to take part in a pizza making lesson.

In November, news came that the winner of the competition was Luke in Rang 3. Both Luke and the class were very happy to hear the news, they would be going to Supermac’s to not only make pizza but to eat the pizza too!

Pupils were invited to the store on November 20th. Pupils learnt what ingredients are used to make pizza dough, pupils saw how the dough is neaded and the pizza is rolled out to make its signature shape. The class then got to pick what toppings they would like to put on  their own individual pizza.

The pizzas were then placed in the oven to cook. When the pizzas were ready the class had the opportunity to eat the delicious pizzas.

The class would like to thank Supermacs in Fermoy for a fantastic day in the store.


Clay Bowls

For Art the pupils in the class worked with clay to produce some magnificent pieces. Each pupil was given some clay and were asked to create a bowl, the pupils worked very hard to make these beautiful bowls.

First the pupils worked the clay to make the desired shape. Next, the bowls were let to dry for a number of days, finally, when the bowls were ready the pupils painted the bowls using bright paints.

Toy Inventions

The pupils became toy inventors earlier this year, pupils brought some materials from home and were given the instruction to create a toy. Pupils used materials like cardboard, paper, old bottles and boxes to create these toys. The pupils worked very hard on the toys and this shows in the toys that they produced.