Leaving Cert Self Service Portal
This year all Leaving Cert students must register with the State Examinations Commission to allow then to request viewing of scripts and appeals in August. We have distributed a guide and a PIN number to all of those students who were in school today. The SEC strongly recommends that the registration process is completed as soon as possible. If the student does not register they will NOT be able to access view or appeal scripts. Would students who have not yet collected their PIN number and guide please call in to do so.
1st Year Football Win
Leinster League Division 1 Title for our 1st Year Football Team! The 1st Years beat St. Pat's, Navan by the narrowest of margins in what was an epic battle at Abbotstown GAA yesterday. Congratulations and well done lads.
Online Marking- State Exams
Please see below information about Online Marking from the State Exams Commission. ‘We have received a number of requests for clarification as to what Online Marking means for candidates. Our basic message remains the same, which is, there is very little change for candidates as a result of their examinations being marked online. We are taking this opportunity to provide some further clarification specifically for the attention of candidates and their parents/guardians. This is available https://www.examinations.ie/?l=en&mc=ex&sc=omd PIN letters for our new Candidate Self-Service Portal are available in the school.’ Please collect these PIN letters and related information from the school
Final Lost & Found Collection
All lost property items will be on display in the assembly area this Friday. Please come and collect any missing items. Items not collected will be recycled.
Well done to Paul Colclough in 2B who won a €50 voucher for his poster which supports the 'Coming to school a healthy way' initiative.
5th Year Awards 2019
Congratulations to the following students who received awards today in the final 5th Year assembly Awarded for 'Excellent All-Round Effort' : Kevin Aherne, Rossa Stapleton, Dylan Stewart, Eoghan Stynes, Joe Eustace, Eoin Valentine, Conor Whelan, Neil Coyle, James Domican, Darragh Gilroy, Adam Halford, Cian Horan, Adam Malone, Josh O'Reilly, Kenan Recto and Andrew Moore. Further congratulations to Alex Beirne and Conan Boran who received the 5th Year Sports Awards for 2019.
Timetable for End of Year TY Portfolio Interviews
Just a note on the upcoming Summer Portfolio assessment and interviews which will start on Monday 27th May 2019. A timetable has been given out to students here in school over this past week. Remember that TY is based on Portfolio Assessment and Compulsory Work. As you already know, there are 3 compulsory areas / pieces that you must have. (i) Up to Date School Journal and Portfolio Folder which were both given to you at the start of the School Year. There is a list of Guest Speakers, Trips and Activities etc. in 2/20. (ii) Completed Work Experience Project. (iii) A minimum of 35 diary entries in your online Gaisce Account to achieve a Gaisce Pass but must have all entries completed an approved to attain the Gaisce Bronze Medal Award. Please also make sure that your absences are all explained by giving notes to your form teacher… A full attendance record will be sent out with TY reports. Good Luck to All.. N. Rennick https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1878_20190523151841.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5137_20190523152249.pdf
6th Year Photograph
The 6th Year Photograph is now available for collection from the office for those who have made prior payment. Many thanks
Rag Day Friday 24th May
Reminder that we have our final Rad Day tomorrow (Friday 24th May) in aid of 'The Friends of Naas Hospital' and 'Naas Care of the Aged'. The cost of the rag day is €3 per student. Please support these important charities.
BBQ study break at Naas CBS
Please see below a few images of our students enjoying a barbeque at lunchtime today. Many thanks to Fran and the team for organising this lunchtime treat. Best of luck to all our students who are currently preparing for exams. Remember - set yourself realistic, achievable targets, put the head down and get to work - it will be worth it! If we can support or help you in any way please call down to us. Please see attached PDF for some helpful revision tips. A reminder that material from our Study Skills workshops earlier this year is available on the school website www.naascbs.ie under 'Students' -> 'Study Skills' and enter password Kildare123 to gain access. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9920_20190522171325.pdf
3rd Year Awards 2019
Congratulations to the following students who received awards today in the final 3rd Year assembly Awarded for 'Excellent All-Round Effort' : Conor Keane 3F, Lorcan Duffy 3D, James Whittaker 3A, Daniel Fallon 3E, James O'Loughlin 3B and Ross Sheridan 3C Further congratulations to Eoin Maher and Jack McKevitt who received the 3rd Year Sports Awards for 2019.
Naas CBS Yearbook 2019
The yearbook for 2018 - 2019 will be on sale every day this week in the assembly area at lunchtime. The cost of the yearbook is €10. It has class photos and articles from every year group and is a great way to remember all the school achievements this year. Well done and many thanks to the Yearbook Committee for all their hard work in creating this book.
1st Year Football
Best of luck to the 1st Year football team who play St. Pat's, Navan in the Leinster 'A' League Final this Thursday. The match is at 12.00 in Abbotstown.
Ski Tours 2020
We are delighted to be able to accommodate nearly 120 students on the School Ski Trips for next year and all deposits have been paid to Topflight. We will be taking two separate trips in 2020, both to the fantastic Italian ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio, a beautiful high altitude resort in the Dolomiti in Italy. Seventy Three 3rd and 4th Yrs who have paid deposits, will be travelling during the Mid term break in February 2020 and Forty Six 1st years (next years 2nd Yrs) will be travelling to Italy, together on 4th April 2020, ie. the first week of the Easter Holidays. All students should have received a letter with future payment details etc. If you haven't, then you need to get in contact with Mr Rennick, email@example.com or Mr Manning, firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. It is a wonderful opportunity for the boys and an experience that they will never forget.
Come to School a Healthy Way
Class 1E have been involved in a pilot project this year in Global Citizenship. Their study and learning of Global Goals is culminating in an action day this Thursday 23rd of May. On Thursday they are trying to encourage as many people as possible to come to school a healthy way. They hope to see as many people as possible walk or cycle to school on the day. There are others who will have no option but to travel by car but perhaps it might be possible to be dropped a little further from the school gate. Please encourage your son to support this initiative. Please see the attached slide on why walking or cycling to school is a good idea with benefits for themselves or for the environment. Many thanks https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7132_20190521163027.pdf
2nd Year Awards
Congratulations to the following students who received awards today in the final 2nd Year assembly: Awarded 'Excellent All-Round Effort': Fiachra Tobin 2F, Matthew Davis 2E, Killian Burke 2B, Mateusz Siwinski 2D, Adam Delaney 2C and Mark Dockery 2A Awarded 'Best Student': Joshua Murphy 2F, Bill Hennessy 2B, Andrew Cowley 2C, Colin Bolton 2E, Cian Boran 2D and Eoin Connor 2A Further congratulations to Eoin Lawlor and Cian Boran who received the 2nd Year Sports Awards for 2019
Sports Awards Evening
Our Sports Awards evening will take place this Wednesday 22nd May at 6.00pm for Senior Football, Senior Golf, Junior Golf and Junior Rugby teams. We look forward to seeing both students and parents on Wednesday.
6th Year Graduation Ceremony
Our 6th Year Graduation Ceremony will take place tomorrow evening Tuesday 21st May at 7.00pm at the Church Of the Irish Martyrs, Ballycane. We look forward to seeing our 6th Year students and their families there. Please see images attached from the final 6th Year Assembly last Thursday. Well done to Brian Tobin and David Kiely for their speeches to the year group.
School Locks & Lockers
Over the next few days students should bring their books and materials home as we will be collecting the schools locks. Every student must return their lock or unfortunately a fine will be imposed. The locks will be collected during class time over the coming days. Many thanks for your co-operation
TY End of Year Interviews and Assessments
Paperwork and Timetables relating to the End of year Interviews and Portfolio Assessment are now available. If the assigned time does not suit, then I need to be informed. Over these past few weeks I have been asking you to help out with the preparation for the end of year assessments and Interview, by checking, to make sure that all Compulsory Areas, (Gaisce, Work Experience, Journals and Portfolio Folders), are all up to date. Your interest, influence and encouragement are all vital components in your son's success in school and as we said at the very beginning of the TY journey, they are probably the most underestimated. I hope that the Interviews and assessments go well for all the boys and that they will attain TY Certification to the level that they deserve for their work, engagement, effort and committment, given throughout the year. Attached is a list of Guest Speakers, Trips and Activities and Workshops that the boys have been involved in throughout the year. Thanking You. N. Rennick https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6503_20190520144103.pdf
1st Year Student Awards 2019
Congratulations to the following students who received awards today in the final 1st Year assembly for 'Excellent All-Round Effort': James Bedford 1E, Adam Lamont 1B, Oisín Bolger 1A, Jude Kehoe 1C, Cian O'Reilly 1A (Sports Award), Ryan Murphy 1F & David Malone 1F. Further congratulations to Cian O'Reilly (centre) who received the 1st Year Sports Award for 2019 and to Conor McCormack 1E & Joseph Carter 1E (far right) for 'Excellence in effort to maintain Global Citizenship Diaries'. Absent today and also awarded for 'Excellent All-Round Effort' is Stephen Sheehan 1D
Friday study is cancelled for today. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Regards, Ben Travers
1st Year Gaelic Football Match
Best of luck to our 1st Year Gaelic Football team who play in a Leinster semi-final game versus Clane on Monday at 12.00 in Naas GAA. Good luck lads!
Special Mention Board May 2019
Well done to the students on the Special Mention Board who were nominated for significant achievement over the last month. These students showed strengths in many different areas for example, excellent record of work, continually making a great effort, great improvement in work, excellent attendance, great improvement in behaviour, significant contribution to school or community and many other reasons. Please see attached PDF for a list of students https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9090_20190516152256.pdf
Items for Auction & Raffle Prizes - Golf Classic
Naas CBS Parent's Council are delighted to organise a Golf Classic tomorrow Friday the 17th of May in Palmerstown Golf course. All proceeds going to our school towards the All Weather Pitch Fund. Please see PDF attached to view some of the items for the silent auction and raffle prizes. Please contact Josephine Bolger on 0863718215 with any interest or details required. Many thanks, Parent's Council https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2383_20190516082417.pdf
Final Reminder - 6th Year Graduation Tickets
Our 6th Year Graduation ceremony will take place on Tuesday 21st May at 7.00pm in The Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballycane. We look forward to seeing the students and their families on the night. Following the ceremony, the venue 'One New Row' in the centre of Naas town has been booked for the 6th Year group. Tickets at €15.00 per student (which includes the venue, music and food) are now available to buy on our online Easy Payments Plus system. A ticket will be issued once payment is made online. Tickets must be purchased by tomorrow Friday 17th May. Many thanks
Final 6th Year Assembly
Our final 6th Year Assembly will be held this Thursday 16th May during the 11.50am class. We look forward to meeting the entire year group at this important event. Kind Regards, Ben Travers
TY Cool Planet
It is essential that the TY Cool Planet permission form is completed for all those students not playing in the TY soccer Tournament, before tomorrow evening Wednesday 15th May by 6.00pm. To access this form, Tap the three lines on the top left of your main school app screen and scroll down to Permission Form.
A dIfferent kind of learning
A beautiful, sunny day at the beach learning how to surf and playing beach games, finishes the visit of our German exchange group. A day that students and teachers will always remember.
1st Year Sports Day
There will be a Sports Day this Friday 17th May for all 1st Year students. 1st Years will be taking part in either a soccer tournament on the pitch or a multi-sports tournament in the gym. Please wear appropriate sports gear for this event. 1st Year students should also bring some money with them as there will be an ice-cream van during the morning.
Triathlon Results 2019
Well done again to all our students who competed in the Triathlon last Friday. Congratulations to Neil McGarry in 5th Year who won the overall prize coming in at a time of 28 minutes & 6 seconds. Well done also to all other students who placed in the various categories. Please click on the following link to access the Naas CBS Triathlon results sheet: http://www.championchipireland.com/results/index.php All photographs taken on the day will be placed on the digital display in the assembly area for the students to enjoy.
School Uniform - final weeks
We wish to remind all students that full school uniform must be worn for every class until the end of term including Summer and State Exams. Students will not be admitted to class unless they are in uniform. Students who are repeatedly not in uniform will be asked to go home and return in full uniform. Many thanks for your co-operation with this.
TY German Exchange Trip goes to Croke Park
An image of the German Exchange students and our own students enjoying a tour of Croke Park yesterday.
Naas CBS Triathlon 2019
Well done to everyone who took part in the school Triathlon today. It was wonderful to see so many students from 1st Year right through to 6th Year compete. Many thanks in particular to our Parents Council for the organisation that went into making today happen. Please go to the gallery link below to view some photos from today, more to follow on Monday.
Well done to all our debaters who received certs at the Debating Awards Night last night. Particular mention to Adam Halford who was presented with the Cormac Clare Award for excellence in Debating and Public Speaking.
Online correction of some State Exams
Leaving Cert Biology, Maths, Chemistry, Physics and LCVP will be corrected online this year. This means that the papers will be scanned first and will then be corrected online. There is a new form of answer book which is a little different from previous booklets - students must use blue or black pens (or pencils for drawings and graphs) and must use a new page for each answer. Graph paper is included in the answer book and loose graph pages will not be provided. Students should not write outside of the indicated spaces as there is a risk that all of their responses will not be seen by the examiners. Junior Cycle French, English, Science and Business Studies will also be corrected online.. All the above information will be repeated by the exam superintendent for each exam.
TY World Development Presentations
Tomorrow, Thursday 9th May, is the day that all TY students are involved in Teaching Global Goals to our First Year students. This is a compulsory part of the World Development Module which they have been involved in over the past year. All of the TYs have been assigned groups for this teaching day and I would hope that you will assist us in making sure that there will be a full attendance for it. Again to remind everyone that the Portfolio interviews and assessments are just around the corner and you can be of great assistance to your son by checking that all his project work, assignments and compulsory pieces are up to date. Thanking you. NR
Senior RSE Parent Survey
We are currently revising our Senior Cycle Relationships & Sexuality Education (RSE) Programme and we would appreciate your input. Please rate each of the following RSE topics on a rating scale of 1-5 where: 1 - not at all important and 5 - very important. Your responses will be anonymous. This survey should take approximately 3-4 minutes to complete. Please see survey below: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VHLZVBJ Many thanks
Junior RSE Parent Survey
Junior Cycle Relationships & Sexuality Education (RSE) lessons took place this year between the 25th February and the 12th April. We would appreciate any feedback you could give to help us to improve our RSE programme. Please note: some lessons in 3rd year are ongoing due to Mock examinations. Please complete the short survey below, it should take no more than 2 - 3 minutes: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NWLVHKF Many thanks
Tusla Information for Parents
As requested by Tusla (the Child and Family Agency) as part of their communication campaign please see attached important information for parents about school-age childcare services. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4823_20190507143035.pdf
Naas CBS Triathlon
The school Triathlon is taking place on Friday May 10th. The Parents Council are looking for parents to volunteer to help on the day. Approximately 50 adults are needed for the event from 8am to 11am. If interested please email Frank Murphy (Parents Council) on email@example.com. Many thanks for your continued support,
1st Year Geography Trip
A reminder to 1st Year classes 1B, 1D and 1E that their Geography trip takes place tomorrow morning Tuesday 7th May. Full uniform and a packed lunch is required. Bus leaves at 9.00am
TY next week
On Tuesday next 4D and 4F are scheduled to go mountain biking and 15 extra places have become available for this. The bus for the Mountain Biking will leave the school on Tuesday morning at 8.45am. If interested in going you might drop me an email so that I can confirm the numbers ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).. Facilities will be provided here in school for the rest of the TY students to Work on their Projects, Journals, Gaisce Diaries and Port folios for the Summer Assessments and Interview. Normal classes will resume on Wednesday morning at 11am. Again I would encourage all parents to do a check on the work that is required for this end of year assessment and interview. Quite a number of the TY student group will be heading away over the Bank Holiday Weekend to the Manchester City match and Alton Towers. There have been a number of enquiries with respect to ID needed. My suggestion is that if the lads don't have a card with their name on it, then a photograph of their Passport on their phone should be good enough. Regards Niall Rennick.
Past Pupil Visit
Many thanks to past pupil Jamie Carroll who addressed our 6th Year Assembly today in relation to his work with 'Homeless Mobile Run'. The 6th Year group raised €1700 for this worthy charity. We wish Jamie the very best of luck with his future work.
German Exchange 2019
Please see attached important information regarding the final itinerary for our German Exchange which takes place next week (May 8th - 15th). Many thanks to all involved and we hope it will be an enjoyable week for everyone. Vielen Dank und viel Spaß! https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8369_20190503101124.pdf
N.B.... There is no need to print anything.. Final Itinerary for those TYs travelling to Manchester
Final itinerary attached as pdf. Please note the changed pick up time at the school on Monday morning is now 6.15am. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5569_20190502121203.pdf
State Exam Fees- Junior and Leaving Cert.
Due date - Friday 3rd May Your son has been given an important form from the State Exams Commission. This form describes how to pay the exam fees online, direct to the SEC. Details on the form are needed in order to make the payment. Upon completion of the payment you will be sent an online confirmation which should be printed and returned to the school office.. Students who have a current medical card will be exempt from examination fees but must enter the card details online and bring the confirmation of the exemption from fees to the school office. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Upcoming TY Events... Mountain Biking and Manchester Trip
Next Monday 46 TY Students will travel to the Manchester City vs Leicester City match in the Ethiad on Monday night at 8pm. They will be leaving the school at 7am on Monday 6th May. On Tuesday 7th, they will spend the day in Alton Towers Theme park and return to Naas around Midnight on Tuesday night. If travelling please take a careful look at the Insurance information attached on pdf. 4D and 4F, along with a number of others will have Mountain Biking on Tuesday 7th, leaving the school here at 8.45 on Tuesday morning. The remainder of TY students will be facilitated here in school to work on end of year projects, Journal and Portfolio updating and Gaisce Diary entries,all in preparation for their end of year Assessment and Grading. All TYs are expected to be back in School for Wednesday morning 8th May at 11am. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2594_20190501104606.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2920_20190501105424.pdf
TY Manchester Trip
As the students were made aware yesterday, the TY trip dates have been changed to Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th of next week. Sky Sports have changed the fixture to a Monday night kick off. Bus will now leave the school on Monday morning 6th May at 7am. Full details and itinerary will be available during the coming days..
Revision Tips for Students
Now that we are in the final school term we must be mindful of the fact that there is still plenty of time to influence our results. Set yourself realistic, achievable targets, put the head down and get to work - it will be worth it! If we can support or help you in any way please call down to us. Please see attached PDF for some helpful revision tips. A reminder that material from our Study Skills workshops earlier this year is available on the school website www.naascbs.ie under 'Students' -> 'Study Skills' and enter password Kildare123 to gain access. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5266_20190430090047.pdf