RTE - Shakespeare for JC & LC
Junior and Leaving Certificate students, RTÉ will screen a series of classic BBC productions of plays by William Shakespeare, aimed at students - the productions will be available post-broadcast on RTÉ Player. Please see viewing times below: Shakespeare On RTÉ - The Schedule Shakespeare - Hamlet 11/04/20 RTÉ2, 11.25 am Shakespeare - The Tempest 12/04/20 RTÉ2, 10.50 am Shakespeare - King Lear 18/04/20 RTÉ2, 10.35 am Shakespeare - A Midsummer Nights Dream - 19/04/20 RTÉ2, 10.35 am Shakespeare - As You Like It - 25/04/20 RTÉ2, 9.45 am Shakespeare - Much Ado About Nothing - 26/04/20 RTÉ2, 10.10 am Shakespeare - Julius Ceasar - 02/05/20 RTÉ2, 10.20 am
Message for Students & Families
Dear Students and families, I want to touch base with you as we approach what should be a normal Easter break from school. Unfortunately it is anything but. I want to acknowledge the wonderful effort you are making in regard to your online learning. Please stay engaged as best you can. Your Year Heads also asked me to congratulate you on the excellent work ethic and application so many of you are showing. Well done. While the vast majority of you have been working very hard over the last few weeks, the Easter break should be recognised as that and used as an opportunity to mind and look after yourselves. I will be saying the same to your teachers in this regard, who have also being doing tremendous work. I appreciate you don’t have the normal freedoms to do that but it can be done through exercise, music, reading, film etc. I would certainly encourage as much exercise as possible, whether that is a run or walk close to home or a workout of some form at home, all of which enhances your overall wellbeing. It is important to look after both your mind and body at this time. I recognise that it is more difficult for our 6th year lads at this time but you too need to balance the work over Easter with rest, exercise and down time. Gentlemen, well done on the efforts you have made to restrict your movements. I appreciate it is alien to the way you function. The loss of close contact with your friends is also extremely difficult but highlights the importance and value they have in your life. We all work very hard in the CBS developing those relationships and it’s the respect that you have for each other that allows you make the sacrifices that you are making now. I promise you will reap the rewards in time. I would like also to acknowledge the “heroes” on the front line, many of them leaving your homes every morning/evening, fabulous people driven by a strong moral purpose, doing wonderful work. I hope you and your families are coping well and you know we are available if you need us at any stage. The Guidance team are available at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Ann Marie Johnson is available from 11am to 1pm each day on 0851404264. If you need to contact me you will get me on email@example.com or come through the app or firstname.lastname@example.org re any other issues. Stay well and stay doing what you have being doing. The leadership you are showing permeates through everyone and we are hugely proud of the efforts and sacrifices you are making. As Mandela said “May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears” Many thanks and take care, Ben Travers
Mock Reports 2020
Mock Reports 2020 are now live on VSWare and available for viewing. These reports can be accessed through the VSWare tab on the school app (see image below) or by clicking the VSWare icon on the main screen of our school website www.naascbs.ie. 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 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 in term one. 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. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9761_20200331091424.pdf
Final Reminder - 6th Year Photograph
For any 6th Year students that have not ordered their year group photo to date on Easy Payments Plus the deadline for ordering is this Wednesday April 1st. Please log into Easy Payments Plus and select '6th Year Photo' to make payment. Many thanks
In light of recent developments that schools will remain closed until the 19th April, our after-school study programme will be reviewed at the end of the school term in May and refunds processed as a result. Many thanks.
Important Notification re; Google Classroom
Dear Parents/Guardians & Students, Many thanks for your work and engagement to date with Google classroom. It is imperative that students are engaging with this online resource and keeping up to date with the work set out by their teachers. Please ensure that access to google classroom is via the student school email account only. We will be reviewing student engagement with school work on google classroom with teachers and Year Heads and contacting students/classes where work is outstanding. Please avail of this valuable resource and ensure your studies are maintained during these unprecedented times. Kind regards, The Management Team.
Guidance & Counselling Department
Dear Parents/Guardians & students, Please see PDF attached with important information from our Guidance & Counselling team. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6323_20200325125944.pdf
Covid-19 Statement from the Department of Education
24 March, 2020 - Covid-19 Statement from the Department of Education and Skills All schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings will remain closed to students until 19 April 2020. The decision has been taken following advice from the NPHET (National Public Health Emergency Team) as part of efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. All young people and children are urged to practice social distancing, and to minimise physical contact to keep themselves and others healthy and to limit the spread of infection. This should include minimising social contact, avoiding meeting up and keeping physical space of two metres between each other. Parents and guardians are urged to support young people and children to follow those simple guidelines. Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD said: “This is an extremely difficult time for everyone, not least students and their parents. “The decision to keep schools closed until after the Easter break is based on public health advice. It is a hugely important aspect of our continued effort to limit the spread of Covid-19. “My message to students facing exams is that they should keep focused, keep working and try, as much as possible, to prepare as normal for the state exams. We are doing everything in our power to make sure those exams happen. “Teachers and students have answered the call to remote learning with exceptional flexibility and adaptability. You are all a credit to the education system. “I am also deeply conscious of significant work being done to ensure continuity of learning across our higher and further education institutions. The impact of emergency measures has not stopped education, it has inspired innovation and we are indebted to all those continuing to provide education in these trying times.”
Gaisce at Home
The team at Gasice have launched the 'Gaisce at Home' initiative which allows for young people to continue on their journey with their Gaisce Award from the comforts of home. For more information go to www.gaisce.ie/gaisce-at-home/ I would encourage all of our TY students to continue to engage with the Gaisce programme, but please do so in a safe and considerate manner. Regards, S.Coy
Google Classroom - Instructions for students
Good morning all, Please see attached PDF with instructions for students on how to "Hand in" their work in Google Classroom. Many thanks to both staff and students for your time and engagement with this platform to date. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4643_20200324100142.pdf
Free access to eBooks
Please see attached PDF for further resources to access eBooks for free. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6746_20200323185829.pdf
President Higgins - Message for our young people
Following his consideration and signing of the Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Bill 2020, President Michael D. Higgins has released the following statement: “As President, I am urging all citizens, given the emergency of our situation in relation to the grave challenge to our public health, to respond in a generous way to the Health Service Executive’s advice on measures to alleviate the spread of Covid19. These new health and social measures may be difficult for many but they affect us all and we are at a point now when a person’s actions have consequences not only for themselves but for all in society. Irresponsible individual action puts all at risk. We must draw on our strengths now. Intergenerational solidarity has been one of the greatest resources of contemporary Irish society. Future generations, it is my belief, will look back at this critical time and I hope that they will be proud of how we as a society rose to the challenges together, with different generations taking account of one another. As President, I have such appreciation for, and deeply value the connection I have experienced with, young people around the country. I appeal to these young people to spread the word among their friends of the importance of that which we have been asked to do. In every generation there will be exceptions to what is being sought in the public interest. Let us hope that we have seen the end of such behaviour which puts all of us at risk. Many of the older people, of whose generation Sabina and I are a part, and to whom I have spoken, have been very appreciative of the large numbers of young people who are helping them, and that such assistance is offered in such a caring way that addresses issues of our older citizens that go far beyond the delivery of necessary groceries or food. Those older people who have been helped have felt a connection within society, a sense of a bond that is being strengthened rather than weakened. Older people as well as being grateful for how they have been helped have spoken of how they have welcomed the sight of young people who have given them such hope for the Ireland that is to come.”
Parents and students, Please see attached PDF for information about accessing student emails and all of GSuite (Google for Education Suite of Applications that include Google mail (Gmail), Classroom, Drive, Docs, Slides etc). Students please ensure that you are using your school email account to access Google classroom and not your own personal email account If there is an issue with your school email please contact email@example.com. Well done to all students that have accessed class materials using your school student email account to date and many thanks to our staff for your continued work using this platform. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7608_20200323181605.pdf
Global Staircase Art Competition
Please see poster attached (pdf) for information about the Global Goals Art Competition. Create a picture with a slogan to encourage students of Naas CBS to have a greater appreciation of water and to promote water conservation. Email photos of entries to firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date: 24th April The winning entry will be displayed on the stairs and receive and 50 euros prize. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2839_20200320182830.pdf
Educational & Wellbeing Resources
Please see below some online educational resources and also some resources from our P.E Department (see attached PDF) to encourage exercise and promote wellbeing. https://padlet.com/maireadanncoughlan/vwpkjpseeto9 Please visit www.edcolearning.ie to access your free e-books and digital resources, Login by clicking https://www.edcolearning.ie/login. For Junior Cycle the username is jcedobooks and the password is edco2020. For Leaving Certificate the username is lcedcobooks and the password is edco2020 You can also visit https://my.cjfallon.ie/ click on 'student resources' and find free online access to their materials. Educate.ie are providing FREE access to all ebooks and student resources on this site https://educateplus.ie/homestudy Some Leaving Certificate Resources https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oUSQMmVoWwTaCMuPpl_UO-gi4blD0J2ZbKB6CZH4x5s/mobilebasic https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6061_20200320134444.pdf
Covid 19 - A message for students & families
Dear Students and Families, “It is not what happens, but how you react to it that matters” This has been an extremely tough time for you and the unknown element makes it all the more difficult. While no one has a magic wand there are things that we all can do to make things better. I have spoken to you many times about leadership and the importance of standing up and being counted, about the need to be self-motivated and accountable. Never has it mattered more than in the present climate. It is how we collectively respond that will make all the difference. You can do this by keeping a structure and routine in your daily life. It won’t be easy but you know you are all doing it together for a greater purpose. Get up each morning and follow your school timetable to the best of your ability (teachers will be posting work regularly to help you) Take regular short breaks and continue to exercise, which is essential for your physical and mental wellbeing. This is not holiday time so it must be treated differently. I appreciate that complacency and boredom can overcome all of us at times and you may feel a need to meet up with your friends but again it’s essential that you follow the advice re social distancing. You are healthy young men and feel invincible but many in your homes or neighbourhoods are not so lucky. Please do what is asked of you in order to help them. Gentlemen, I look forward to meeting up with you all in the not too distant future to compliment and thank you for the wonderful effort you have all put in to beating this unprecedented situation/virus and allowing us all get back to enjoying a full free life. I appreciate you might feel a little overwhelmed at times and if you do please speak and support each other through phone and social media (I didn’t think I would be encouraging that!!) On that issue also please rely on information coming from reputable sources and not the nonsense that can come from certain groups on social media. Ann Marie Johnson our school counsellor has kindly offered her time from 11am to 1pm Monday to Friday if any of you feel the need to speak with her. You can contact her on 0851404264. Stay safe and please God we will be looking back on this period sooner rather than later. Best wishes, Ben Travers
Department of Education Update re: Oral & Practical Exams
Staff, Parents & Students, We hope that both you and your families are keeping well during these uncertain times. Please see message below from the Department of Education this morning. We will continue to communicate any information that comes in from the Department via the school app over the coming weeks. Kind regards, Ben Travers "Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today (Thursday 19 March 2020) announced the cancellation of oral and practical performance tests of the state examinations which were originally scheduled to take place from Monday 23 March to Friday 3 April 2020. All students who were due to take these tests will be awarded full marks for this portion of the exam. The decision was taken in light of the closure of schools as a result of the Covid-19 virus and it will be implemented by the State Examinations Commission (SEC). Minister McHugh said: “This is a difficult time for all. Students are facing a challenging period out of school and our decision on this element of the exams is being taken with their best interests at heart. “It is the fairest response we could take in the circumstances. It guarantees that no student will score less than they would have if schools had been operating as normal. “We have seen a new emphasis on remote learning amid the uncertainty about the impact of Covid-19 and the closure of all schools. I hope this decision will ease some of the pressure that students are feeling and allow them to focus more clearly on completing project work and preparing for written exams.” The change to the 2020 state examinations means all students who were due to take oral and practical performance tests in the following subjects will be given full marks for this part of the examination: Oral tests in Leaving Certificate Irish and the Modern Languages of French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Japanese. Practical performance tests in Leaving Certificate Music. Practical performance tests in Junior Certificate Music and Home Economics. Minister McHugh also confirmed changes to deadlines for students to complete project work and coursework in a number of subjects. Students were originally scheduled to complete these elements of the state examinations on a number of dates from Friday 20 March to Friday 24 April 2020, depending on the subject. Students will now be given until Friday 15 May 2020 to complete this work.
Transition Year Covid-19 Update
I hope you are all keeping well and looking after yourselves and those around you during these testing times. As transition years students you don’t have the burden of normal academic pressure so hopefully you are being supportive to your families. I hope each of you are taking on board the advice of staying indoors where possible. Use the time wisely, help with something at home, up-skill yourself or practice a hobby. Hopefully the many TY events planned for you can be rescheduled. As things stand we will have to wait and see how events will turn out and I will keep you updated. We will continue to plan for your portfolio assessment at the end of the year. You will be expected to present a collection of projects and showcase the use of your time during transition year. Use this time now to plan, gather and prepare. For many students I never received your work experience projects. I am asking that those outstanding projects can be submitted to me in digital form. Students will also be requested to complete an additional personal interest project during their time out of school. This project will also form part of your parents evening presentation and can be used for your portfolio assessment. In order for you to submit this work and to allow for better communication I have set up a Google Classroom for each TY class. All relevant information for these projects can be found there. Each student is to sign into this Google class using their school email account only. External accounts will not be able to join. If you have forgotten the password to your school account email me and I can reset it. The class codes are as follows: 4A – aqtt26g 4B – bjwa4bo 4C – akittgc 4D – qktdlj3 4E – uyfeyrq 4F – f7vc5cz I can be contacted via email at email@example.com The effort you put in won’t go unnoticed. Regards and stay safe, S.Coy
Seachtain na Gaeilge
Ghlac na daltaí ón chúigiú bliain comórtas An Cic Fada inniú !!! Bhuaigh Paddy Brady agus Kaue Barretto na duaiseanna !! Míle buíochas do na múinteoirí agus na daltaí sa scoil a rinne an - iarracht i rith Seachtain na Gaeilge !! Múinteoirí Roinn na Gaeilge Bhuaigh Mr.Noone muinteoir na seachtaine! Please see link below for some flip-grid videos created for seachtain na gaeilge: https://drive.google.com/open?id=17dBxnvkayK3-M8Te0u5z575YO-CB6oJ6
As per the Statement from the Department of Education, school will close today at 4.00pm. There will be no evening study or homework club . We encourage all students to take school materials home with them. We will keep you updated as information comes in. Many thanks and kind regards, Ben Travers
Statement from the Department of Education and Skills on school closures
An announcement was made this morning by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD of the closure of schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings, for a period until 29 March 2020, to support efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. This will take effect from 6pm this evening, Thursday 12 March.This is in line with the advice of the National Public Health Emergency Team. All pupils and students, from pre-school to third level are urged to practice social distancing, and to minimise physical contact with each other, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. This should include minimising social contact, avoiding meeting up and keeping physical space between them. Parents and guardians are urged to support their children to maintain this approach. In order to minimise the impact on teaching and learning, all schools will be asked to continue to plan lessons and, where possible, provide online resources for students or online lessons where schools are equipped to do so. Schools are asked to be conscious of students that may not have access to online facilities and to consider this actively in their response. Schools are asked to prioritise supporting exam classes to continue to prepare for State examinations.
1st Year Seachtain na Gaeilge winners
Some of the lads from first year who made a great effort to be ag labhairt as Gaeilge i rith na seachtaine. Maith sibh Adam Fadian, Rob Murray, Joe Halligan, Conor Culhane
2nd Year Seachtain na Gaeilge winners
Some of the 2nd year winners of Seachtain na Gaeilge competitions, maith sibh lads! Oisín Dillion, Tristan Browne, Kevenas Banaitis
First Year school tour / Covid-19
Dear parents & students, Thank you for your patience and understanding in relation to the school tour to Barcelona. As it stands we are very unlikely to be travelling. We must wait for official confirmation and also wait to hear about where we stand with refunds. We understand that the organising company THE SCHOOL TOUR COMPANY are also awaiting on further news and advice. When we have some definitive information we will pass it on. Thank you all for your patience. Tom Noone and the organising teachers.
3rd Year Science CBA2
The 3rd Year Science CBA2 is now complete and your son has received his grade for this assessment. This grade, along with your son's other CBA results will be recorded on his JCPA (Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement). You can find the Features of Quality for the Science CBA2 on our website www.naascbs.ie under JCT. This will help you to understand the grade that he achieved.
Leinster Semi Final U17 Soccer
U17 students beat Rathangan 3-2 today to advance to Leinster Shield Semi Final. We came from behind and showed unbelievable courage to win it in extra time. That’s now two Leinster semi finals reached by an incredible bunch of students. Goals from K Cummins, L Marshall and the winner from A Maguire. Well done to all involved. Mr. Sheerin
Cuir Ort Do Gheansaí
This Friday 13ú Márta, we celebrate Na Cluichí Gaelacha as part of our Seachtain na Gaeilge events . Wear your GAA Jersey to school or wear something green ! Cuir ort do gheansaí !!!!
Tionól na Seachtaine
Bhí Tionól na seachtaine as Gaeilge do daltaí na céad bliana do Sheachtain na Gaeilge . All First Year Irish Classes took part in a Seó Talainne ! 1C claimed the prize with their version of the "Picture This " song "Tóg mo Lámh " . Maith sibh a bhuachaillí !!!
HEAR and DARE Applicants
Reminder: All supporting documentation (Educational Impact Statement and Evidence of Disability documentation) must arrive in the CAO office before Sunday 15th March at 5.15pm. Note: Please obtain a certificate of postage from An Post. Thank You Guidance Department
Bake Sale - Sunday 8th March
The Parent's Council Bake Sale took place on Sunday 8th March at Ballycane Church. Many thanks to everyone who provided baked goods and supported the bake sale. €860 was raised from this event. Additional thanks to the students who helped out with this event too, in particular Sam & Barney from the Student Council. Many thanks, Parent's Council https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8361_20200303184710.pdf
As per our school calendar school will be closed on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th March. Enjoy the long weekend. Many thanks, Management of Naas CBS
U17 Soccer - Leinster Champions League
Our U17 Soccer team beat Colaiste Cholim Tullamore this morning 1-0 in the Leinster 1/4 Final of the Champions Cup. Excellent performance from all the lads. Goal scorer - Niall Dolan. Semi Final is to be played at the end of this month.
Br. Bosco Leinster Championship Final
Br. Bosco Leinster Championship Final Naas CBS vs. Rochfortbridge Date: Saturday 14th March Venue: O'Connor Park, Tullamore Throw in: 1.00pm
GMIT Research Study: Parents and Underage Sport
Research Study: Parents and Underage Sport, Ireland (2020) A chara, My name is Enda Butler and I am a Sport & Exercise Science student from the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. For my final project, I am undertaking a nationwide study examining how parental attitudes and perceptions shape the physical training and athletic development of children in sport. The survey is available to complete online via the link below: https://sur.ie/7ySJyA Purpose of the study: This study seeks to understand how parents shape the development of their children in sport. A questionnaire will be used within a mixed methodology study where quantitative research helps to assess prevalence and frequencies of sporting engagement and the level of involvement of both children and parents. The purpose is to see if the prevailing attitudes align with current best practice recommendations within the Sport Science literature. Benefits in taking part To the best of our knowledge, there are no published studies which address parental attitudes using these methods. Analysis of the resulting data will be beneficial for children, schools, clubs, and the scientific community and will hopefully facilitate a discussion around the significance of parental attitudes in shaping children's sporting behaviours. Comparisons may be made in future studies to different age groups, nationalities, or socioeconomic backgrounds. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2289_20200304160024.pdf
3rd Year TY Interviews
Interviews for 3rd Years applying for Transition Year will take place this Friday March 6th and Monday March 9th. Students must be on time, wear full uniform and bring their school journals. All interviews are taking place in either the Library or Room 2/20. Please note the room your interview is in. Please let me know in advance if there are any issues. Regards, S.Coy https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8482_20200304161346.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9612_20200304162124.pdf
Staff in-service Thurs 5th March
As per our school calendar there will be no school on Thursday 5th March due to a staff in-service. Many thanks, Ben Travers
Meitheal Leaders 2020-2021
Well done to all the 5th Year students who applied for next year's Meitheal team. There was a huge interest from the student body in 5th Year but unfortunately only ten places are available. We would like to thank all students for putting themselves forward and we encourage students to take on future leadership opportunities. Congratulations to the successful candidates who will be the Meitheal leaders for 2020 - 2021: Paddy Brady, David Connolly, Daniel Connolly, Davin Gilligan, Eoin Hassett, David Murray, Rian O’ Gorman, Daragh O’ Shaughnessy, Conor Price & Conor Tilley We wish you the best of luck with your training in June and look forward to working with you next year. Many thanks, Mairead Murphy - Meitheal Co-Ordinator https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7999_20200304150435.pdf
T.Y Guest Speaker
Great talk from 14 time All Ireland boxing champion Eric Donovan today to our TY students - inspirational, engaging and very educational. Many thanks to Mr. Noone for his work in organising this event.
6th Year Trip to London
A final reminder for any 6th Years travelling to London tomorrow: All students must be at the school at 4am sharp with their passports. A group has been set up on the app for both the students and parents under 'Chat boards'. This group is entitled 'Les Mis - London Trip'. For anyone who missed the information that went into this group last week please see the message below: 'Please see below the times and itinerary for the sixth year trip to London next week. On Wednesday 4th March the bus will leave the school at 4am sharp to facilitate our 6.30am flight to London Gatwick. On arrival, students will get a bus to the Globe Theatre where they will have a thirty minute tour of the theatre, followed by a one hour workshop on their studied play Hamlet. Shortly after this, time will be allocated for students to get some lunch before going to the West End to see Les Miserables which is a three hour production including the interval. Later on, students will be given a short time to eat before returning to London Gatwick for their 9.30 p.m. flight back to Dublin. The bus will return to the school at midnight. I would like to remind you that meals are not included on this trip so students will require sterling for their lunch and dinner. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at the school or to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. Kind regards, Sarah Van Esbeck Wishing all of the students and staff travelling a very enjoyable trip.
6th Year Group Photo 2019 - 2020
The 6th Year group photo for the class of 2019 - 2020 is now available to order. To order payment must be made on our Easy Payments Plus online facility. The link for Easy Payments Plus can be found on the school app under 'shop' or by clicking the Easy Payments Plus icon on our school website www.naascbs.ie. The fee is entitled '6th year Photo 2020' and the cost of the photograph is €23. Payment must be made by Friday 13th March to ensure delivery by Easter. If not paid for by the 13th March no further photographs can be ordered. Many thanks
Covid-19 Updated Letter
The Department of Education and Skills has received an updated letter for all schools from the Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, Dr Tony Holohan, addressing the recent school closure as a result of the confirmed Covid-19 case. The letter is attached (PDF) below and is also available on the link below. https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/information-for-schools-preschools-and-third-level-institutions-on-the-coronavirus.html https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9388_20200303091945.pdf
John Lonergan - Talk for Parents
On Tuesday 3rd March at 7.00pm former Governor of Mountjoy Prison, John Lonergan, will give a presentation to parents in the school assembly area. John will also be meeting our Transition Year students on Tuesday afternoon. John Lonergan entered the prison service in 1968 and in the years that followed, he saw human nature at its worst - and often, unexpectedly, at its best. He developed a deep understanding both of human nature and of Irish society. The presentation entitled 'Parenting - the challenges and the rewards' lasts about one hour and is a reflective and awareness-raising look at parenting. All welcome.
Seachtain na Gaeilge 2020
Táimid ag tnúth go mór le Seachtain na Gaeilge sa scoil i mbliana! Tá súil againn go mbainfidh na daltaí agus na múinteoirí go léir taitneamh as! Míle buíochas, Múinteoirí Roinn na Gaeilge . https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2686_20200228123717.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1082_20200228123705.pdf
Senior Football Match Cancelled
Today’s Senior Football match has been cancelled. The match is rescheduled to next Tuesday.
‘Walk for Water’ - Naas CBS
The Green School Committee and a large group of 5th year students took action today between 12 and 1 pm in Naas town. They engaged in a walk for water through the streets to highlight the struggle of many in third world countries who have to walk long distances each day to collect water to meet their daily needs.They also wanted to make people aware of the need to conserve water and so they displayed posters and chanted our Green Code slogan.. "Turn off the tap, turn off the shower, save water every hour" . We are currently tackling the water theme at Naas CBS and this is one of a number of Green school activities that we have engaged in. Many thanks to Ms Cowper for all of her work with this initiative.
Meitheal Interviews 2020/2021
Reminder to 5th Years: Interviews for Meitheal Team 2020/2021 will take place on Monday 2nd March starting at 09.30. You will be called from class when it is your turn to interview. Please check the list of names on the door of the library for the running order. Many thanks, M.Murphy
2nd Year Ski Trip
Regarding the 2nd Year ski trip to Italy in April, the following is the current information from Topflight: 'Topflight are currently following the most updated guidelines on travel to Italy from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office & The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Their teams both here and in Italy are constantly monitoring the situation and will continue to do so. At present, there are no restrictions on travel to the resorts where our group is scheduled to visit and all airports are fully operational. As such, they are operating as usual. As there is no restriction on travel at present, cancellation charges as per Topflight Terms & Conditions will apply. For further information please refer to the following websites: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/italy/ https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy/health https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/b45400-statement-from-the-national-public-health-emergency-team/ Topflight are monitoring this situation on an hourly basis and will update us as soon as they have further information. We will post any new developments as they arise here on the app. Kind regards, Mick Manning
Covid-19 Guidance for schools
The Department of Education and Skills has received a letter from the Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, Dr Tony Holohan, with advice to parents of school children travelling from regions affected by Covid-19,(please see attached PDF). The letter is also available on the link below under the heading, ‘Chief Medical Officer advice to parents’; https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/information-for-schools-preschools-and-third-level-institutions-on-the-coronavirus.html https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2698_20200228083101.pdf
LC Mock Irish Orals 2nd - 6th March
The Leaving Cert Mock Irish Orals are taking place next week. Please see attached a timetable with the scheduled times for every student. Students please ensure you are organised and ready at the allocated room 5 mins before the set time. The timetable will be printed today and displayed around the 4th floor. If there are any questions/queries please ask your Irish teacher before this Friday. Many thanks, The Irish Department https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5457_20200226130647.pdf
Br. Bosco Leinster Championship - Semi-Final
Br. Bosco Leinster Championship - Semi-Final CBS vs Marist, Athlone Date: Saturday 29th February Venue: Kinnegad GAA (subject to change) Throw in: 1pm The very best of luck to all our lads involved.