Water Awareness & Green Rag Day
Today is Water Awareness Day in the school. Many thanks to Ms. Cowper and the students involved in organising this initiative. There is a display in the assembly area and a water quiz taking place too. Tomorrow is a Green Rag Day. There is no charge for this Rag Day but we encourage all staff and students to wear green to school.
Bingo Night Fundraiser - Naas CBS
Please see attached PDF for information about an upcoming 'Bingo Night' fundraiser in aid of Naas CBS. Tickets for this event will be available at this evening's Parent Teacher meeting and again at next Thursdays JCT information evening for 2nd Year Parents. Tickets are also available from the Parish Office. Many thanks, Parent's Council and Student Council https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1493_20200109082109.pdf
All TY classes will go mountain-biking in the coming months. It is a great activity provided by trained professionals in Ticknock in the Dublin/Wicklow mountains. First class to go are 4C next Tuesday January 21st. Leave the school by bus promptly at 9.15am. Bring a packed lunch and any snacks and drinks needed. Bring warm clothes, gloves and a beanie hat are always useful. Bikes and helmets are provided. Bring leisure wear - track-suits or similar and runners/shoes suitable for out door. Bring a spare t-shirt/ socks/ other clothes in case it rains. We will return to the school at approx.3.20pm Thank you, Mr. Noone.
TY Accounting Careers Talk
There will be a representative from ACCA and Bank of Ireland here on Friday to meet with all T.Y students to give a talk on accounting as a career choice. Students will get an overview of the many different areas where accountants work in industry.
Reminder - 5th Year Subject Options
A reminder that our information evening on Subject Choice and 5th Year Options will take place in the assembly area this evening 15th January at 7.00pm. All Third Year & Transition Year Parents and students are welcome Many thanks, Guidance Department
1st Year Parent Teacher Meeting
As per our school calendar our 1st Year Parent Teacher meeting will take place on Thursday 16th January from 4.15 - 6.45pm. School will finish at 3.45pm on the 16th. Please be advised that there will be NO after school study except for 6th year students. Night study will go ahead as usual for 6th Years. 1st Year students will be going home this evening with a letter for parents about the meeting on Thursday, please see this information. Many thanks, Ms Power
Well done to the CBS Badminton teams who competed in the Kildare Championships in Kilcullen. The senior team narrowly missed out on progressing to the Leinster finals by a 6 point differential in the final match with Newbridge. The Under 16s won all of their matches and will represent Kildare in Div 2 of Leinster in March. The two under 14 teams did not manage to progress but enjoyed a busy day with lots of games won. Practise continues for everyone on Tuesdays at lunchtime.
Bank of Ireland Money Smarts Challenge
Congratulations to the Bank of Ireland Money Smarts Challenge Regional Winners who have qualified for the grand final in Citywest in April. Team 1: Eoin Keogh, Eoghan Hyde, Ultan Casserly and Conor Devereux. Team 2: Adam Halford, Callum McIvor, Alex Ferreira and Ethan O Halloran. With only two spots available and over 40 teams completing, the lads did incredibly well to secure both 1st & 2nd place against tough competition. Well done to all involved and many thanks to Ms. O'Brien and Mr. Maye for their work with the teams.
Christmas Reports 2019
Christmas Reports for 2019 are now available to view. These reports can be accessed through the VSWare tab on the school app (see image below). 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 go to the JCT tab on our school website www.naascbs.ie -> Junior Cycle Reporting. 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/9804_20200114120750.pdf
2nd Year JCT workshop (Student & Parent)
This week all 2nd Year students will take part in a Junior Cycle workshop aimed to inform and engage students in the CBA (Classroom Based Assessments) process. These workshops will take place as follows: Tuesday 14th - 2E & 2F Tuesday 14th - 2A & 2C Wednesday 15th - 2B & 2D We will also be holding a JCT Information evening for Parents of 2nd Year students on Thursday 23rd January at 7.00pm in the assembly area.