Please see attached PDF letter from the HSE with information about the mumps. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7954_20200214102542.pdf
HEAR & DARE Applicants Only
Please ensure your son has completed Section A (Online Section) of the HEAR and/or DARE form by 5.15pm on 1st March 2020. Many thanks, Guidance Dept.
2nd Year CBAs
Our 2nd Year students have recently started their Classroom Based Assessments (CBAs) in Maths, Geography and Visual Art. Please see images below from some of our Geography classrooms today where the 2nd Year students were busy with their project work. The standard of work is excellent and we are really looking forward to seeing what else our 2nd Years produce over the coming weeks across the other subjects areas. Please see attached PDF for a schedule of the 2nd Year CBAs which will take place from now until May. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3629_20200213152303.pdf
Very important announcement for all travelling on the February ski trip; The bus to the airport will be leaving at the earlier time of 4am on Sunday 16th February, and NOT at 4:25am as originally advised. Kind regards, Mick Manning
TY End of Year Trips to Manchester - Urgent Reminder
Final payments for the trips to Manchester are due. For the Manchester City trip (17/05/20) the total cost is €249 pp and for the Manchester Utd / Chill factor trip (25/04/19) the cost is €259. Payments can be made online by logging onto www.topflightforschools.ie Then select "make a payment", Booking ref. 12778: 25th April trip - Manchester United Booking ref. 12779 17th May trip - Manchester City Password: cbsnaas Scroll down to find name and complete payment. Full payment is due by 15th February. Students travelling were informed of any outstanding payments last Friday. If you are unsure of the amount paid to date or have any queries please contact me via email - firstname.lastname@example.org Many thanks S.Coy https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5567_20200211180323.pdf
1st & 2nd Year Basketball Success
Please see below pictures of the first and second year basketball students who won both their games today versus Scoil Dara, Kilcock and so have qualified for the quarter finals of the Midlands B competition. Well done to all involved and to Ms. Purcell & Mr. Brecknell for their work with the team.
'Architects in Schools' Workshop
Our school hosted the third and final workshop of the 'Architects in Schools' initiative with Ghinlon Architects on Wednesday 5th February. Our students were taken through the design process with architect Ghinlon Wang who also taught our students the basics of model making. The design task set for students was how the library space in the school could be re-imagined to reflect the digital age. These libraries incorporated more informal seating and desk arrangements where students can meet in groups and discuss group work, while also including more formal 'quiet zones', where students can focus on individual study. There were a number of groups that took a departure from the brief and found totally alternative uses for the space. The workshops provided a valuable insight into the design process and how architects think and work. There were a number of students present who are very interested in studying architecture and can use the experience when preparing a portfolio for college courses and interviews. Many thanks to Mr. Fitzpatrick for his work in organising these workshops.
Mock Exams 2020
Mock Exams for the Leaving and Junior Certificate classes will begin on Wednesday 12th February 2020. Many thanks to those who have paid Mock fees to date. It is important that outstanding fees are paid as soon as possible. Payment can be made through Easy Payments Plus via our school app or by clicking the Easy Payments Plus tab on our school website www.naascbs.ie Please see attached a letter outlining further information about the Mock Exams. In particular, please see information about making payment for a sibling discount on our payments system. If you have any queries please contact us. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9784_20200121162330.pdf
Reminder - 5th Year Subject Options
A reminder to all Transition Year students and 3rd Year students going straight into 5th Year that subject option forms must be submitted by tomorrow Friday 7th February. If there are any queries please contact the school.
Transition Year Work Experience
The second period of Work Experience begins for all Transition Years next week. All documents necessary for Work Experience are being distributed this week. It is important that all students get this documentation before they start their Work Experience. (Week 1 from Feb 10th and Week 2 from Feb 24th. It is compulsory that students have placements organised for these two weeks.) Included are daily diary sheets and Employer Packs, (which include a cover letter, an evaluation sheet that is to be completed by the employer, and a copy of the schools insurance policy.) In the event that your son doesn't get these by Friday then you should email me for a copy of same at email@example.com. All of these are needed for their compulsory Work Experience project which will be due for handing in on the week of March 9th. (i) Daily Diaries (ii) Background information on the placements. (minimum 2 pages on each, max font size 14, to include also photos), (iii) Employer Evaluation sheets and (iv) Work Experience Reflection sheet. The employer documents have also been attached as PDF versions to this message. For any other queries please feel free to contact me. Regards, S.Coy https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9585_20200205184602.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9770_20200205184613.pdf