Notes on the School App
Dear Parents & Guardians, Just a reminder that the 'Note From Parent' facility on the app can be used to contact a Year Head, our Study Coordinator or the school office but not for Absentee, Late or Permission to Leave Early notes. To report Absentee- Please use Absentee Form on side menu of the app. To report Late- Please use Late Note on side menu of the app To report Permission To Leave- Please use Permission to Leave Early on side menu of the app. Also, where possible please try to submit these notes early in the morning (before 10am) to give the system time to register these notes. Many thanks, The Management Team
Parents Council Christmas Raffle
The Parents Council and Student Council are running an online Christmas Raffle to raise money for some new bicycle racks, outdoor tables and benches. Tickets can be purchased via the school app and there is no limit to the quantity of tickets you may purchase. To purchase tickets go to the 'shop' section on the school app, select school payment and Christmas Raffle (see images below). This will be the Parents Council main fundraiser for this year and your support would be much appreciated. Please see attached PDF for more information. Tickets cost €10 each – any quantity can be purchased on the app. Prizes: 1st Prize - €1000 (1st Prize winner will also win a Student Prize of Apple Air pods) 2nd Prize - A Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer 3rd Prize – A Ninja Foodi One Pot Multicooker 4th Prize – A Shark Cordless Hand Vacuum The draw will take place on the 11th December 2020. Winners will be notified through the school. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1056_20201119135622.pdf
Rainbow Rag Day
A huge thank you to staff and students who showed support to BeLonG To's campaign 'Come in so no one has to come out,' by wearing the colours of the LGBT+ flag. It was a great success!
Stand Up Awareness Week 2020
This week, Naas CBS supported BeLonG To's Stand Up Awareness Week. The theme for this year's campaign was 'Come In so no one has to Come Out.' Throughout this week, a display board and digital display were set up in the assembly. Students could view LGBTI+ terminology, various flags belonging to different groups; famous LGBT+ faces; supports for students and a map of Europe highlighting countries that respect full equality and those that do not. Lessons were taught during this week with a particular focus on the correct terminology to use and the various supports available to students, in school, locally and nationally. The week came to a close with the Rainbow Rag Day, which was a great success. Ms Kearns, Ms C.Phibbs, Ms Prendiville, Ms Ward and the Amnesty Team would like to sincerely thank all staff, students and parents who helped make this year's Stand Up Awareness Week a success.
Zoom Career Talks - Thank You!
As part of our Transition Year work experience module we had several people link in through Zoom over the past week to talk about their careers. A huge thank you is owed to them for giving their time to talk to the TY students who linked in remotely from home and the 6th years who attended the talks in school. The information and insights given were invaluable. We have several more people lined up to give talks, and given the success of this week we will look to organise more over the course of the year. The calling is still there for anyone who would like to get involved, just make contact with the school or to myself, firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you again to: Peter O'Connell - Vet Richard Cronin - Google Tommy Callaghan - Leinster Leader Sports Editor Adrian Kelly - Electrical Engineer Dave O'Connell - Personal Trainer at True Fitness Naas Vincent O'Byrne - Architecture Niall O'Brien - Medicine Regards, S.Coy TY Year Head
Mock Interviews 2020
Reminder to any Sixth Year who has yet to submit their CV, to do so immediately by email to Ms Conneely at email@example.com Kind Regards Maura Conneely
A message from our friends in Craddock House Nursing Home
Just before the midterm break a number of our pupils wrote letters to the residents of Craddock House Nursing Home. Our students wanted to ask how everyone was keeping in Craddock House and keep up contact during this pandemic. We were delighted to receive a response and wanted to take the opportunity to share this letter with all our students (please see attached PDF) The end of the letter shares some lovely advice for us all. We look forward to linking in with our friends in Craddock House Nursing Home again before Christmas via a digital video with a Christmas message and music from our students here in Naas CBS. Well done to everyone involved in this thoughtful initiative. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2038_20201120110838.pdf
Rainbow Rag Day Fri.20th
Tomorrow is Rainbow Ragday, organised by BeLonG To. Students are encouraged to wear in the following colours to show support for the LGBT community: 1st - red; 2nd - orange; 3rd - yellow; 4th/staff - green; 5th - blue; 6th purple. If you don’t have the colour assigned to your year group, please wear one of the other colours to show your support!
Parent Teacher Meeting 2020/21
Dear Parents, Guardians & Students, Due to covid restrictions we cannot conduct our Parent Teacher meetings as we traditionally would, in person, here in the school. Teacher reports for our 6th Year students are now live and available under 'Term Reports' on VSWare. The report is titled '6th Year PTM'. We recommend that reports are viewed using the 'Print' option under the 'Actions' tab on the right had side of your son's VSWare account as it is much clearer to view. The instructions are fully detailed in the attached PDF. This document is also available on our school website www.naascbs.ie under the Parents tab, These reports can be accessed through the VSWare tab on the school app (see image below) or by clicking the VSWare icon on the main page of our school website. A reminder to all parents regarding VSWare - if you have not already reset or created your own password to access VSWare you must do so in order to view reports. Due to new GDPR regulations the school can now only generate usernames for all parents to access their son's account. To reset your password please click the 'create/reset password' button on the VSWare login page (see image below). Parents will be asked for the last four digits of their mobile phone number when resetting the password. To view VSWare on a laptop or computer you can click the VSWare icon on the main page of our school website or use this link naascbs.vsware.ie 3rd & 5th Year Parent Teacher Meeting Reports will go live at the end of this month, a notification will be sent out on the app when these reports are available to view. A notification will be sent in the new year in regards to 1st & 2nd Year Parent Teacher Meeting reports Please contact the school if you have any further queries, Many thanks, The Management Team https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9945_20201118144811.pdf
6th Year - An Triail ar líne
6th Year HL classes watched a streamed version of An Triail today. Dráma sa seomra ranga . Inniú sa 6ú bliain d’fhéachamar ar An Triail ar líne . Míle buíochas do Fíbín as é a chur i láthair i mbliana.