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NEWS & NOTIFICATIONS

Summer Reports 2020

2020/06/03 15:00:48

Summer Reports for 2020 are now available to view. 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 www.naascbs.ie. 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 under the Parents tab, For further information on the new reporting system for Junior Cycle please see attached PDF or go to the JCT tab on our school website www.naascbs.ie -> Junior Cycle Reporting. Junior Cycle Reports for 3rd Year students will also show CBA results for the following subjects: English, Business, Science, Irish, French, German & Art. 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. These usernames were sent as a text to all parents a month ago. 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 Please contact the school if you have any further queries. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7459_20200602123745.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9153_20200602125119.pdf









Global Stairs Art Competition Winner

2020/06/03 10:45:35

Please see below the the winning entry and the runners up for the Global Stairs Art Competition. The theme for the competition had been Water. The winning entry will be put up on the global stairwell, hopefully in time for September. Thanks to everyone who entered. Please see images below 'view gallery' for the winning entry and three runners up. Congratulations to Cameron Lythe in 1C for his winning poster. Cameron's prize will be sent out in the post this week. Conserving water is very relevant at the moment as drought conditions are again beginning to put pressure on water supplies across Ireland. Winner - Picture 1 Cameron Lythe 1C Runners-Up: Picture 2 Conor Murphy 2A Picture 3 Petet Yuzhakov 3A Picture 4 Mark Sargent 1D









TY End of Year Manchester Trips - Refund Update

2020/06/03 08:46:07

Firstly, thank you for your patience over these last few weeks. This is an unprecedented set of circumstances and working with Topflight, we have done our level best taking all factors into consideration, to come up with the fairest and most equitable solution available, as our trips were unable to proceed due to Covid-19. A major factor determining the outcome below is that many airlines/suppliers/hoteliers have offered only credit refunds to Topflight with no option of cash refunds at present. In our endeavours to refund in full (with the exception of insurance cost where applicable), the following is the option which Topflight for Schools are making available to our groups who were recently due to travel. Refund by the way of a Refund Credit Note - with option for cash refund after 6 months The Irish Government has agreed to provide a State guarantee for a special form of refund credit note (RCN) for package holidays booked through Irish registered travel agents and tour operators. The Government has agreed to back and financially protect this new refund credit note (RCN). A Refund Credit Note will be issued to each participant by Topflight for Schools for the full amount paid for the tour (less Insurance of €20pp as each participant has had the benefit of insurance cover to date).  The Refund Credit Note is transferable to another person  We expect the exact duration for the validity of the RCN to be confirmed shortly by the Government but they have indicated that protection is likely to be for a period of 2-3 years with the option to convert the RCN to a cash refund 6 months after date of issue. This Refund Credit Note will be State-Backed in line with the announcement of Minster Ross on the 8th May and the RCNs will issue as soon as the exact details of the RCN scheme are made public. https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/77acc6-government-agrees-to-provide-a-state-guarantee-for-refund-credit-not/ When more details are made available I will let you know. If you have any queries don't hesitate to contact me. Regards, S.Coy sc@naascbs.ie









Leaving Certificate Fee Refund

2020/06/02 14:10:20

Please see information below from the State Examinations Commission regarding exam fees: I refer to the announcements made by the Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Joe Mc Hugh T.D., on Friday 10th April and Friday 8th May regarding the postponement and the revised arrangements of the Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate examinations. As a result of these decision I wish to confirm that the State Examinations Commission (SEC) is refunding all candidates who have paid their examination fee for 2020. Refunds were processed on May 26th for all candidates that paid the examination fee online. Refunds will go back to the card/account which was used to pay the fee. The process can take up to 7 days to process. If candidates have not received the refund by June 10th , they should email us at fees@examinations.ie with their exam number.









5th Year Locks & Lockers

2020/06/02 13:06:17

Dear 5th Year Parents & Students, We are in the process of organising locks and lockers for the next academic term. We need to have all 5th Year lockers emptied and the locks returned this week. We are organising for each 5th Year form class to come into the school at scheduled times on Thursday 4th June to do so. Please ensure that any missing locks are returned. Please enter the school through the front door, sanitise your hands using the hand-sanitisers at the front entrance and observe social distancing for the short period you are in the school. Mr. Purcell & Mr. Maguire will be supervising this process to ensure the safety of all involved. When your locker is emptied and lock returned please exit the school via the doors that exit onto the basketball courts. Remember to sanitise your hands as you exit the building. Please see schedule below: 5A & 5B - 1.00pm 5C & 5D - 1.30pm 5E & 5F - 2.00pm 5G & 5H - 2.30pm









Study Refunds & Locks/Lockers

2020/05/29 14:01:14

Afternoon all, We are currently processing refunds for Evening & Night Study. Refunds should be returned to you over the coming days. As we have a substantial number of accounts to refund we would ask for your patience during this process. We will also be in contact over the coming weeks to arrange for the removal of materials from lockers and all locks returned to the school in a safe and organised manner. Please keep an eye on the school app for further information. Many thanks, The Management Team









Naas CBS Yearbook 2020

2020/05/29 13:02:08

Many thanks to our wonderful Yearbook committee and to Ms. C.O'Brien and Mr. Stephens for all their work in creating the 2020 Yearbook. The process of compiling and creating pieces for this year's Yearbook was an even bigger challenge in the present climate but the committee persevered and we are very grateful to have a digital version of the Yearbook available for everyone. The Yearbook committee consists of Adam Halford, Dylan Stewart, Adam Farrelly, Charles Choiseul, Seán O Rourke, Luke McMahon, Fiachra McManus, Jaemark Reyes, Cian Horan,Evan Dalton, Killian Burke, Jamie Moore, Barney Hennessy, Adam Lamont, Jack Broe, Dmytro Hanchev and Alfie Mason. Well done to all involved - you did a fabulous job! Best wishes, The Management Team https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2479_20200529124312.pdf









End of Year Message from the Principal

2020/05/29 11:37:04

Dear Parents/Guardians and students, Hope this message finds you well. As we come to the end of our school year I want to thank you for your patience, dedication and support to all of us in Naas CBS. The last few months have been especially challenging but we got through it together. There is a wonderful synergy at work with all stakeholders in the CBS and that helps sustain us all in times like this and for that I am very grateful. I wish all of our students and their families a lovely summer with the hope that we can return to some level of normality in the autumn. We will keep you informed and updated as we receive information through the summer. Many thanks and take care, Ben Travers









Engineering Apprenticeships

2020/05/28 14:12:25

1. Information for interested 6th Year students re Engineering Apprenticeships: (OEM Engineering Apprenticeship in Carlow - TANCO - See attached PDF Note. Please link in with mc@naascbs.ie ( M.Costello) or mcy@naascbs.ie ( M. Conneely) if you require any help. 2. IT Carlow Virtual Open Day, which takes place on Friday 29th May from 10.30am to 4pm­ - See attached PDF Note. Kind Regards, Guidance Department. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9135_20200528151102.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4884_20200528151142.pdf









Meitheal 2020 - 2021

2020/05/28 13:40:12

Incoming Meitheal Team (2020 - 2021): Unfortunately, the residential training that you were due to attend in June cannot take place in the current circumstances. There will be an alternative training program offered in September instead. We are looking forward to working with you next year. Many thanks, Ms. Murphy