Nuachlitir Eanair 2016

Scoil Náisiúnta Chaisleáin Uí Liatháin

Issue 01/2016                                      Nuachtlitir                      Eanáir  2016

  • Fáilte: Fáilte ar ais agus bliain nua faoi shéan is faoi mhaise dhaoibh go léir. (Welcome back and a Happy New Year to everyone).
  • Bainne: The milk available through the school will cost €8.00 for this term. Please forward the money in a sealed envelope with your child/children’s name(s) and amount clearly marked on or before thisThursday, 14th January.  Please note that no extra orders can be taken after this date.   As part of our school’s Healthy Eating Policy, we encourage children to participate in this scheme.
  • Carúil na Nollag: Comhghairdeas to all the children, teachers and SNAs on producing a most enjoyable Christmas Carol Service in the church on the 15th Sincere thanks to Fr. Coleman, Paul Murphy (Sound), John Mc Carthy (Caretaking), Carmel in the office, parents and all who helped to make the Carol Service such an enjoyable occasion.  A special word of thanks to all the múinteoirí, SNAs and all the páistí for their hard work in the weeks leading up to the Carol Service. Míle buíochas.
  • Cótaí / Caipíní: Parents, please ensure that your child wears a warm coat and cap coming to school each day during these winter months.
  • Stampaí Euro Eddie: Euro Eddie savings stamps (with Fermoy Credit Union) are for sale for €1.00 each, on Wednesday’s. We encourage all children to participate in this savings scheme and save up for their school tours later in the year.
  • Dialainn Obair Bhaile a Shíniú: We’d like to remind parents of children from Rang 1 to Rang 6 of the requirement to sign your child’s Homework Journal every night, having first checked that all assignments are completed satisfactorily. If your child doesn’t have homework done, for whatever reason, a written explanation is required.  We encourage parents to prompt and guide your child with homework if necessary but do not complete the homework for your child. There are some useful tips on helping your child with homework at the back of your child’s school diary, (Rang 1- 6).
  • Pearcáil: We remind parents not to park on the Zebra Crossing, opposite the school gate to the community car park please, for safety reasons.
  • Comórtas Mháinséar na Nollag: Comghairdeas to Rang 6 and their teacher, Miss Cotter, who got 2nd place in Toss Bryan’s “Design a Crib” competition before Christmas. Maith sibh!

Parents’ Association News 

  • The Parents’ Association wishes to thank everyone who supported the Christmas card initiative as well as the fantastic support for the annual Christmas Raffle. Congratulations to the lucky prize-winners! A huge “Thank You” also to all the individuals and businesses that sponsored the fabulous prizes.
  • We also wish to thank everybody for their generosity towards the Cork Simon Community Food Appeal on the night of the Carol Service.
  • We’d like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year and looking forward to your continued support in 2016.
  • Our next meeting is Tuesday 2nd February at 8.30 m. All welcome!
  • Dúnadh Scoile don téarma seo:

– Thurs/Fri – 18th/19th Feb 2016(Mid-term Break)

– Wed. 16th March – school closes for St. Patrick’s Day / Easter Hols.

– School re-opens Mon. 4th April 2016.


Le gach dea-ghuí,

Nelius de Róiste (Príomhoide)



Christmas Carol Service

The school carol service will take place on  Tuesday 15th of December at 7.30p.m in St. Nicholas Church in Castlelyons.

It is a night filled with beautiful festive songs sung by the pupils of Castlelyons National School.

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School Policies

Castleyons National School have developed and implemented a number of policies across a wide range of subjects and issues that relate to the school, a number of these policies are now available to download from this site. The policies can be found by simply clicking the ‘About’ option under the header at the top of the page. The policy file will automatically download to the computer.

Introduction to Aistear

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Castlelyons National School has introduced Aistear to the Junior and Senior Infant classes. A post featuring Aistear in action will be published in the next few days, but untill then, here is some information on Aistear.

“Aistear is the curriculum framework for children from birth to six years in Ireland. It provides information for adults to help them plan for and provide enjoyable and challenging learning experiences, so that all children can grow and develop as competent and confident learners within loving relationships with others. Aistear describes the types of learning (dispositions, values and attitudes, skills, knowledge, and understanding) that are important for children in their early years, and offers ideas and suggestions as to how this learning might be nurtured. The Framework also provides guidelines on supporting children’s learning through partnerships with parents, interactions, play, and assessment. In supporting children’s early learning and development” (NCCA, 2009)

Aistear  identifies what and how children should learn, and describes the types of experiences that can support this. There are 12 Principles and 4 themes of Aistear.

The 12 Principles are

Early Childhood: – Uniqueness

-Equality and diversity


Connections with others: – Relationships

– The role of the adult

– Parents and Families

Learning and Developing: – Holistic


– Play, hand-on experience

-Relevant and meaningful

– Communication and language

– Learning environment

Below are charts that breakdown the 4 themes of Aistear. These give a simple explanation for the different themes and the aims of each theme.

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If you would like to read more about Aistear in more detail then click this link to read a copy of the official Aistear handbook.

School Contact Information

To contact Castlelyons National School please select one of the following options;


The School office is open Monday to Friday between the hours of 9.20 a.m and 3.00 p.m

Office Number: 025 36220/ 086 4112889



Castlelyons National School,



Co. Cork.

Castlelyons National School

Castlelyons National School is situated at Stables Cross, between the villages of Castlelyons and Bridebridge, about 5km from Fermoy. The location is splendid with a great view of Barrymore Castle and surrounded by luscious farmland.

Our school’s motto is “Ar scáth a chéile a mhairimid.” This roughly translates as – together we achieve more.

As a result of great co-operation between staff, pupils, parents, Parents’ Association, Board of Management and the wider community, that Castlelyons National School can provide a high quality educational experience.

Each child is encouraged to do his or her best every single day and to treat others as they would like to be treated themselves. This emphasis on the positive, contributes to a very happy working and learning environment for all in this educational community.

Tá an-mheas ag an bhfoireann theagaisc ar an nGaeilge agus déantar gach uile iarracht í a úsáid mar theanga chaidrimh agus grá don teanga a chothú i measc na ndaltaí.