Dear Parents/ Guardians
We extend a warm welcome to you and your child to Castlegar NS. It is our aim that your child will be extremely happy in our school and will achieve his/her full potential by being happy, sociable and respectful in our school’s pleasant and stimulating learning environment. There is a strong sense of community and a high level of co-operation between staff, pupils, parents and visitors
Castlegar National School has a Catholic Ethos as outlined in the Catholic School’s Schedule displayed in the school foyer. A spirit of prayer promotes an atmosphere of kindness, appreciation and forgiveness. As outlined in our Enrolment Form, we follow the Alive-O programme (Veritas) for Religious Education.

I dreamed I stood in a studio 
And watched two sculptors there, 
The clay they used was a young child’s mind 
And they fashioned it with care. 
One was a teacher: 
the tools she used were books and music and art; 
One was a parent 
With a guiding hand and gentle loving heart. 
And when at last their work was done, 
They were proud of what they had wrought. 
For the things they had worked into the child 
Could never be sold or bought! 
And each agreed she would have failed 
if she had worked alone. 
For behind the parent stood the school, 
and behind the teacher stood the home!