Castledrum NS Blog

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About our School

About our School

Welcome to the scoilnet blog of Castledrum NS. We are a 3 teacher school in the parish of Castlemaine in Co.Kerry. We are located at the beginning of the Dingle peninsula between Castlemaine and Inch. We currently have 75 children in the school. Our principal is called Mr. MacGearailt. He teaches 4th, 5th and 6th. Mr Ryan teaches 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Mrs. Griffin teaches junior infants and senior infants. We received our 5th green flag in June 2016 which is for Biodiversity. We also renewed our Active Schools flag which was first received in 2011 for promoting games and physical activity in our school. We took part in the Junior Entrepreneur programme in 2013. We became a Digital School of Distinction in June 2014 for promoting the use of technology. We also received the Discover Primary Maths and Science award each year since June 2014. In June 2016 we became the first primary school in Kerry to receive the Ghaelbhratach for the promotion of the Irish language. We also took part in the Blue Star programme which focuses on the workings of the European Union. This academic year as well as continuing the many on going programmes we are endeavouring to become a Health Promoting School.