School Reports will be available for parents to view in January through our VSWare system only. An example of where the VSWare tab is located on the school app is visible below. VSWare enables parents to view their son's timetable, attendance and school reports. It is imperative that every parent has access to this system. In order to ensure that you have access please update the school app on your phone to the newest version V5. The new V5 will require you to enter your phone number and if successfully matched with our school records an activation code will be text to your phone. You will be prompted to enter the digits of this activation code into the app and then your account will be activated. If you experience any issues when logging in please email firstname.lastname@example.org Please ensure that you hit the 'login' button as opposed to the 'registration' button when updating the app on your phone. Due to new GDPR regulations VSWare will no longer pre-populate passwords for VSWare. A text from the school containing the username for VSWare will be sent to every parent on Monday 9th December. Further information about creating a password for VSWare login will be sent via the app on Monday. Many thanks, Ms Power
Outstanding Junior Cycle Results 2019
Congratulations to the following students who received certificates this week for achieving outstanding results in the Junior Cycle exams 2019. (Back Row - From left to right) James O'Loughlin, Daniel Glancy, Sam Dunne, Eoghan Murphy, Daire Guerin, Conor Smyth, Louis Sheedy, Peter Cowley, Daniel Fallon (Front Row - From Left to right) Dylan Gregory, Robert Hartnett, Ciaran Duff, James Whittaker, Dara Carpenter, Daire O'Brien, Oscar Cawley, Conor Keane, Lorcan Duffy Absent for the photo: Odhran Kelly, Samuel Gammell, Niall Murray, Ross Sheridan, David Cronin, Daniel Lenehan, Dara McGettrick, Niall O'Gallchobhair and Conor O'Brien. Well done again to all students
Amnesty Bake Sale
Today's bake sale was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who contributed. A total of €368 was collected. This money will go towards buying Christmas gifts for 33 children currently living in direct provision in Newbridge. We also had a guest speaker into the school yesterday to speak to the different year groups about her experiences in direct provision and the challenges she is facing seeking refugee status. Many thanks to Mr Coy and Ms Kearns for all their work with this project
Prefects 2019 - 2020
Our prefects are leading various areas of school life. Their roles include running lunchtime activities, collecting for rag days, editing the school newsletter, supervising in the library and shop, organising the sports gear and lost and found. Missing from photo: Josh Brennan, Killian Hughes, Alex Murphy, Kenan Recto Well done on all the great work to date. Ms.Murphy (Prefect Co-Ordinator)
Meitheal Leaders 2019-2020
The Meitheal Leaders are doing fabulous work in organising social events for 1st Years and supporting their most junior peers. In August, the Meitheal Team were involved in the Transfer Programme; working alongside Form Teachers to help the 1st Years' transition into secondary school. To date, they have organised a table quiz and the 1st Year Disco with St. Mary's, aswell as checking in regularly with their 1st Year form classes. The 1st Years can look forward to a cinema trip after Christmas! Back: (L to R) Ms. Murphy (Meitheal Co-Ordinator), Billy Egan, Eoghan Kelly, Tom McMahon, Fiachra McManus, Joe Eustace, Mr. Travers (Principal) Front: (L to R) Rossa Stapleton, Eoin Valentine, Sean O' Rourke, Matthew Cusack, Charles Choiseul
Forensic Science Ireland Presentation
Some of our Senior students attended a presentation today with Brian Gibson from FSI (Forensic Science Ireland). This fantastic presentation introduced the students to some of the Scientific Methods behind real life crime solving including historical cases and more recent cases.
Black Cab Tour of Belfast
Tomorrow 4C and 4D will travel to Belfast for the 2nd of our trips to Belfast with Ms Cassidy, Ms Van Esbeck and myself,. We expect a full turn out apart from the five students who have informed us that they are unable to travel. The bus will be leaving the School in the morning at 8am and we will be back around 4pm so that some of the lads can get to their training sessions tomorrow evening. The feedback from the lads who were on this trip last week was very positive and I am really looking forward to taking the trip myself. regards. Niall Rennick.
Direct Provision Awareness Week
Direct Provision Awareness week, organised by the schools Amnesty group, is in full swing this week in Naas CBS. Rory from the Irish Refugee Council spoke to to students yesterday. The schools Amnesty group have set up a display in the assembly and are busy organising a bake sale for Thursday with all proceeds going towards buying gifts for the 33 children living in the Newbridge direct provision centre. Classes are also taking place this week to raise awareness for Direct Provision. Many thanks to Mr Coy and Ms Kearns for their work with this project.
1st year Leinster A Football Champions 2019
Well done to our present 2nd Year students who were presented with their medals and tops today having won the Leinster A Football Championship at the end of last year. Many thanks to Ms. Murphy and Mr.Delaney for their work with the team.
Well done to Billy Egan, Dylan Stewart and Adam Halford who took part in the Liam Connell Debate last night held in the Council Chambers of Aras Cill Dara.