Daffodil Day Fundraiser
Well done to the class of 4A and Ms Malone for organising today's rag day for Daffodil Day in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Thank you to all staff and students for making a great effort to wear yellow on the day and for contributing to such a good cause. We collected €2,446.12 which will be put to great use. Thank you to Aleksander Biegalski for the beautiful drawing of the daffodils.
Great Sporting Success for Naas CBS
Well done to our Senior Footballers who won the Br Bosco Cup in the Leinster A final and also our Junior Rugby team who won the Godfrey Cup yesterday.. A great sporting week for Naas CBS. Well done to everyone
Dear Parent, two spaces have become available on the Camino Trip, (April 13th to 18th.) If any Transition Year or 5th Year student would be interested in travelling, could you please contact Ms Deirdre O Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bake Sale - Sunday March 24th
The Parent's Council will hold their annual bake sale this Sunday 24th March. If possible please could you bake cake, tarts or breads for the bake sale to help in this annual fundraiser. Please drop baked goods into Ballycane Church from 9.00am on Sunday 24th. Your help is greatly appreciated. Parent's Council
First Year Wellbeing Art Competition
A group of TY students organised this Art competition as part of a new Schools Wellbeing Pilot Project, led by Ms Thompson. ‘Happiness / Feeling good’ proved a very popular theme. The standard of entries was quite high as adjudged by Ms Masterson, our Art teacher. Three winners were chosen in each class: 1A Stephen Harney; Ariful Islam; Owen Thompson 1B Hughie Doyle; Jack Kavanagh; Daragh Cantwell 1C Domas Petkus; Samuel Boyle; Brian Merrigan 1D Daire Gilmartin (Absent); Stephen Sheehan; Aaron Redmond (absent) 1E Vusubukhosi Hlongwane; Conor McCormack; Daniel Judge 1F Lorcan Brennan; Ben Morrell; Conall Boran
2nd Year History Workshop
Historian Mike Moylan visited Naas CBS today for a history workshop with all 2nd years. Mike in his dramatic and colourful way recreated over 400 years of American history. His costumes, props and of course weapons are always a big hit. Mike really does bring history to life! The boys loved seeing Mike again. Last year Mike gave them a WWI workshop equally enjoyable.
Griffith College Debate
Well done to Daniel Connolly, Hugh Barrett, Daragh O'Shaughnessy and Eoin Keogh who reached the final of the Griffith College Debate today.
Edmund Rice Education Beyond Borders Conference
Some of our students from the Naas CBS Amnesty Group representing the school at the EREBB conference in Croke Park. Topics which were discussed included homelessness, refugees in Ireland and the Edmund Rice Justice Desk initiative in South Africa.
5th Year Construction - Ireland Skills Live Event
Two 5th Year Construction classes attended the 'Ireland Skills Live' Event in the RDS today. This event informs students on apprenticeships and career choices which we hope will be very beneficial for our 5th Year students as they consider future career choices.
Voluntary Annual Appeal 2018-19
Thank you very much to anyone who has already contributed to the Annual Appeal. This appeal for voluntary contributions is necessary to support the school in providing a range of extra curricular activities, a school counselling service and the development of school facilities, including the development of an all-weather facility. As you may be aware the Voluntary Secondary School sector is underfunded and unfortunately we have to ask for your support to provide the best facilities for our students. We are of course aware that there are a number of families who cannot afford to contribute and we completely understand and accept this fact. This is a Voluntary contribution and if you are in a position to contribute we would really appreciate it. Our online EasyPaymentsPlus facility is available on our website and through the 'Shop' section on the app - please use this facility if you wish to contribute. Please see attached PDF for further information about this appeal and about tax breaks associated with contributions of €250 and above. Please contact us if you have any queries. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4242_20190320122248.pdf
Wishing our Junior Rugby team, Mr Kelly and the coaching staff the best of luck in the Godfrey Cup final today in Terenure at 2pm. The lads have had a fabulous season and hopefully might top it off with a win today.
1st & 2nd Year Basketball
Hard luck to the first & second year basketball squads who lost their Midlands B finals today in Portlaoise. The students still qualify for the preliminary stages next week. Well done on getting silver medals.
Apprenticeship Information - 'Ireland Skills Live'
There will be information on Apprenticeships suitable for TY, 5th and 6th Year students at 'Ireland Skills Live', RDS Dublin, from the 21st - 23rd of March. Accounting Technicians Ireland will also be showcasing at this event. Register at: www.irelandskillslive.ie This is a free event.
Landmark day for the school
Wishing our senior footballers and management team of Mr Joyce, Mr McGuinness and Mr Cullagh the best of luck in the Leinster A football final in Parnell Park tonight at 7.30pm. Fabulous achievement to be there for a second year in a row. Your support is very welcome.
Please see the attached PDF for information about upcoming Apprenticeship opportunities. Please note that the Sheehy Motors Information evening will take place tomorrow evening, Wednesday 20th March from 7.00 to 8.30pm at Sheehy Motors , Naas https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2937_20190319170859.pdf
Action for Climate Change
Please enjoy these images of the Climate Change march last Friday. Many thanks to the boys and their teachers who represented us on this day.
Wear Yellow for Daffodil Day Friday 22nd March
This Friday the 22nd March Naas CBS will be holding a rag day in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. This rag day will support Daffodil Day. We would appreciate if both staff and students wear yellow on the day to raise awareness for this cause. Class 4A will be collecting €3 from each student at the door on Friday. Many thanks, Class 4A
1st Year Poster winners - Seachtain na Gaeilge
Cúpla buaiteoir ón 1ú bhliain don Comórtas na bPostaer, maith sibh! Photo 1: Evan Dalton, Adam Lamont & James Codd Photo 2: Kyle Dunphy, Brian Merrigan & Jack Cunningham
6th Year Geography Field Study
Last week our senior geography students carried out their field study investigation in Glendalough. It is a wonderful opportunity for them to experience geography outside of the classroom. Well done to all of the students that participated over both days.
St. Patrick's Day & Climate change Student march.
Our Green School's committee and class 1E represented us today in the Student March on climate change . Wishing Students,Staff and Parents a very happy St. Patrick's day. Enjoy the weekend.
Seachtain na Gaeilge
Bhí ceiliúradh speisialta againn inniú i rith Tionól na Seachtaine! Bhaineamar an-taitneamh as amhrán traidisiúnta a bhuí le Grúpa traidisiúnta na scoile. Bhronn an tUasal Travers na duaiseanna le haghaidh an Cic Fada . Míle buíochas do na daltaí go léir agus na múinteoirí a ghlac páirt in imeachtaí na seachtaine. Beatha Teanga í a labhairt !!!
Tráth na gceist - Seachtain na Gaeilge
Comhghairdeas do na buachaillí sa triú bliain a bhuaigh tráth na gceist inniu. Mark Lalor, Luke O Donovan, Robert Fitzgerald & Jamie McLoughlin
No Uniform Day Friday 15th March
To celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge there will be a no-uniform day tomorrow (Friday 15th March). We encourage all staff and students to wear their club or county colours or green for St.Patrick's Day. This is a free event, looking forward to seeing a good variety of jerseys and green outfits tomorrow. Le gach dea-ghuí.
An Cic Fada - Seachtain na Gaeilge
Daltaí ón seú bliain ag baint taitneamh as An Cic Fada
Careers Event 12th March
Well done to everyone involved in organising, attending and supporting a very successful careers event on Tuesday evening 12th March. The feedback from our senior students has been extremely positive and they are very grateful for the information they received from guest speakers from many different areas of industry.
Seachtain na Gaeilge - cúigiú bliain
Daltaí na cúigiú bliana ag imirt cluichí boird sa rang
Bake Sale - Parents Council
Parents council will hold their annual bake sale on Sunday 24th March in Ballycane Church. We are looking for help from parents to bake cakes / breads for this event. Please drop baking into the church anytime after 9.00am. Your help is greatly appreciated. Regards Parents Council
TY Mini-Company Marketing Winners
Congratulations to Daniel Connolly, Ethan O'Halloran, Eoin Keogh, Andrew O'Grady and Conor Devereux (Transition Year) who won a prize for Marketing in Killashee House Hotel on Friday evening for their mini-company project. The students company 'Cube Inc.' won the prize for their creation of a gaming app called 'Cube Drop'. Well done again to these students.
Comórtas na bpostaer
Seo daoibh cúpla de na buaiteoirí den chomórtas na bpostaer. Dylan Daly, Paul Colclough and Andrew Cowley (2ú bliain)
Seachtain na Gaeilge
Cluichí boird ag am lóin ! Na buaiteoirí : Jack Fleming , Alex McGeever ,Jack Hamill agus Liam Broderick
EVENING + NIGHT STUDY: Tuesday March 12th
Study goes ahead tomorrow-- however due to the Careers Evening it will be optional for senior students and confined to 4 rooms on the top floor. Juniors students should attend as per usual. ROOMS- 4.3 (3rd years as normal) 4.4 (students from the 2nd floor) 4.5 (students from the 3rd floor) 4.6 (3rd years as normal). NIGHT STUDY continues with the usual 3 rooms from 7.30 - 9.30.
Careers Event Tuesday 12th March
A reminder to all 4th, 5th & 6th Year students attending the careers event tomorrow (Tuesday 12th March from 4.30 - 7.00pm), please ensure that you have checked the rooms and talks you have chosen to attend. A list of this information is available in the assembly area. Many thanks
Upcoming 'Transition to 3rd Level' Talk
There will be an information evening April 2nd on the transition from secondary school to 3rd level. Guest speaker John Doran will be speaking at this event and he will also cover Wellbeing and Awareness. Further information about this evening will be sent out closer to the date. In the interim, please find attached an article published last week entitled 'Want Your Children to Have a Lifetime of Happiness? Instill These 3 Things in Them Right Now'. https://www.inc.com/scott-mautz/want-your-children-to-have-a-lifetime-of-happiness-instill-these-3-things-in-them-right-now.html
Seachtain na Gaeilge - 11ú - 15ú Márta 2019
Seachtain na Gaeilge will take place from 11ú - 15ú Márta 2019 Please see attached a list of events & useful phrases for parents 'Úsáideacha do Thuismitheoirí' for Seachtain na Gaeilge. Meánscoil Iognáid Rís looks forward to enjoying and embracing lots of events 'as gaeilge' during next week. We encourage all parents and students to use 'cupla focal' throughout the week. Le gach dea ghuí https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7289_20190308120735.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3568_20190308120930.pdf
Reminder - Careers Event
Our school is delighted to host a careers night on Tuesday the 12th of March after school for our senior cycle student's in 4th, 5th and 6th year. Run time from 4.30 -7.00pm. This event is only held every 2 years so it is important students participate. Guest speakers from many different areas of industry will host a question and answers session. There will also be a college awareness session for our 6th year's. Please encourage attendance as this is a fantastic opportunity for future career goals and interests. Many thanks Parent's Council
Ash Wednesday & Lenten Mass
To celebrate Ash Wednesday (March 6th) ashes will be available for staff & students in school. Starting this Friday and continuing on Fridays during Lent, Mass will be offered at 8.30am in the library. All are welcome.
6th Year Geography Field Study
The 6th Year Geography Field Study to Glendalough will take place on on the 13th March for Mr. Stephen's class and the 15th March for Mr. Keating's class. Attendance is compulsory, this field study is worth 20% of the Geography Leaving Certificate exam. The bus on both days leaves at 9.00am sharp. The bus costs €5.00, this can be given to the teacher on the day. Welly boots and wet weather clothing are required. Please bring a packed lunch.
Meitheal Graduation 2019
Congratulations to our 6th Year Meitheal leaders who graduated in Carlow on Friday evening. Many thanks to these students for their fabulous work with our 1st Years all year, their time and effort is greatly appreciated. Kind regards, Ben Travers Pictured below: Cian Doyle, Jack Cleary, Samuel Sheehan, Colm Foley, Ross Waters, Conall O'Gallchobhair. Matthew Hartnett, Ethan Cotter, Kevin Sweeney & Mr. Travers. Absent on the evening - Rostyslav Rybak
TY interview timetable
The timetable for 3rd Year interviews for TY is attached to this message. Please tap the image below and zoom in to view your interview time. This timetable is also available in the Assembly Area and in the Third Year locker area.
3rd Year interviews for TY
Preliminary interviews for 3rd Year students who have applied for Transition Year will commence next Monday 4th March. The interview timetable will be available on Monday morning.
Reminder - 1st Year Vaccinations
First Years have been given information packs about vaccinations which will happen in the school in March. If you have not yet returned the signed form please do so by tomorrow.
3rd Year German Mock Exam
The 3rd Year German Mock exam has been moved from Thursday afternoon to tomorrow, Wednesday, from 1.30 to 4.00pm. This change is due to the Junior Rugby match on Thursday afternoon in Donnybrook. There are therefore no exams on Thursday afternoon.
6th Year Photograph
The 6th Year Photograph is now available to order. The photograph costs €22 and payment can be made through our online Easy Payments Plus system. Please make payment by March 22nd to avail of a copy. No photograph can be ordered unless prior payment is made. Many thanks
Best of luck to our lads leaving for the ski trip on Saturday and also good luck to our Senior Football Team who are playing Clane this Saturday .Our students in Zambia are having a great experience and we look forward to welcoming them home on Thursday next. Enjoy the break.
'A Celebration of Music and Song' - Gala Concert
SAVE THE DATE: Friday 26th April - A Celebration of Music and Song - Gala Concert joint fundraiser for both St. Mary's College and CBS featuring Celine Byrne, Patrick Hyland, The Baldonnel Singers, The Army No.1 Band and choir / musicians from both schools will take place in Church of our Lady and Saint David. List of places to purchase your tickets will be sent soon, tickets sell fast so keep an eye out. Limited availability. Regards Parent's Council.
REMINDER - Photography Permission Slip
RSE - 1st, 2nd & 3rd Year
1st, 2nd & 3rd year RSE (Relationships & Sexuality Education) classes will commence after the midterm break, Monday 25th February. These classes will take place over the following 6 weeks. An outline of the content of these classes is attached along with a copy of our RSE Policy. See attached PDFs for further information. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2139_20190214143830.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3183_20190214143908.pdf
5th Year German students meet German Ambassador
On Monday our 5th year German students and their teachers went to the Riverbank cinema in Newbridge to watch the film “Das schweigende Klassenzimmer” The Film is based in 1956 in a small town in East Germany where students prepared to sit their leaving certificate. After the screening we got the opportunity to chat with the German Ambassador to Ireland Frau Deike Potzel.
Senior Debating Success
Congratulations to the Senior Debating team who won their debate against Colaiste Eanna last night (Adam Halford, Dylan Stewart, Fiachra McManus and Billy Egan).The motion was 'Western Governments should not give aid to the developing world'. Their victory was sealed due to their strong arguments, passion and great skill and they are now through to the final sixteen schools in the Concern competition.
First round of the Junior Cup against Gorey today. Kick off is at 6.30pm in Naas RFC. All support welcome.