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TY End of Year Manchester Trips - Refund Credit Notes Now Available

2020/07/07 11:48:36

Thank you again for your patience with this over the past few months. Topflight have issued individual Refund Credit Notes (RCN) - with an option for cash refund - for all paying passengers who were due to travel on the TY end of year trips to Manchester in April and May of this year. To ensure that each RCN is forwarded to the relevant passenger can a parent/guardian of students who were travelling please email sc@naascbs.ie stating clearly your name, telephone number AND the name of the student. The RCN will be issued in response to your email along with all relevant details on how to use it, transfer it to another person or redeem its value. Regards, S.Coy sc@naascbs.ie









CAO Deadline Reminder

2020/07/01 09:01:38

The final date for any amendments to course choices and order of preference on all CAO applications for entry to college in 2020 is today, Wednesday 1st July, at 5.15pm.









Zambia Immersion Project

2020/06/23 09:00:28

Due to the current situation with Covid-19 the Zambia Immersion Committee have decided to postpone the trip for March 2021. We hope to have the immersion project in 2022. Many thanks to everyone for your continuous support with this project.









Incoming 1st Year Maths Book

2020/06/22 11:57:07

FAO: Incoming 1st Year Parents/Guardians, Please see information below regarding Maths book for incoming 1st Years 2020 - 2021. The information on our book list (please see PDF attached) is correct however two versions of the 'Text and Tests 1' book exist. Please ensure you purchase the 'New Edition' version of this book. Please see image attached below for clarification. Many thanks https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4975_20200622124028.pdf









2nd Year Booklist 2020 - 2021

2020/06/19 11:41:36

FAO: 2nd Year Geography students 2020 - 2021 Please note there was an error on the 2nd Year booklist 2020 - 2021 for Geography. The correct book is listed below. This is the same book Geography students used in 1st Year and will suffice until the end of the 3rd Year. Cyclone - Complete Junior Cycle Geography Cyclone - Complete Junior Cycle Geography Skills Book both by Stacy Kenny & Andrew Horan (Gill) Apologies for any inconvenience caused by this error. Please see the updated PDF booklist attached . https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6017_20200619123721.pdf









State Examination Fee refund

2020/06/15 08:23:54

Please see information below regarding examination fee refunds from the :State Examinations Commission: Further to our email of June 2nd regarding the Examination Fee refund, the State Examinations would like to confirm that the refunds refer to the State Examination fee only. Candidates who submitted a medical Card or did not pay any fee to the State Examinations Commission are not due a refund. All refunds have been processed and the majority of have been received by the cardholder. However, a small number of banks may still be processing the refunds into cardholder’s accounts. There may be confusion regarding fees paid in respect of the Mock Exams which are organised by individual schools. The State Examinations Commission has no role or responsibility in relation to the Mock Examinations or the fees charged which are organised by individual schools.









Return of Lift Keys

2020/06/11 10:50:43

Dear Parents/Guardians & Students, A number of lift keys were not returned to the office before school closed in March. If lift keys could please be returned by dropping them into the school or by posting them back in the next few days it would be very much appreciated. Kind regards, Ms Power









5th Year Booklist 2020 - 2021

2020/06/10 11:41:47

Please see attached PDF for a full list of the textbooks and materials required for incoming 5th Years for 2020 - 2021. This list is also available on our school website www.naascbs.ie under the 'Parents' tab -> 'Book lists' https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1768_20200610123024.pdf









2nd Year Booklist 2020 - 2021

2020/06/10 11:41:32

Please see attached PDF for a full list of the textbooks and materials required for incoming 2nd Years for 2020 - 2021. This list is also available on our school website www.naascbs.ie under the 'Parents' tab -> 'Book lists' https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8342_20200610123511.pdf









1st Year Booklist 2020 - 2021

2020/06/10 11:41:09

Please see attached PDF for a full list of the textbooks and materials required for incoming 1st Years for 2020 - 2021. This list is also available on our school website www.naascbs.ie under the 'Parents' tab -> 'Book lists' https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8405_20200610123753.pdf









Final Reminder - Locks & Lockers

2020/06/10 10:00:39

Dear Parents & Students, Many thanks for your patience and efficiency with the process of removing materials from lockers and returning locks to the school over the last two weeks. Tomorrow, Thursday 11th June, we have our final group, the 1st Year students, collecting their materials. If any students could not collect their materials and return their locks over the last two weeks we will be providing an opportunity this Friday 12th June for this to happen between 10..00 - 12.00. Please enter the school through the front door, sanitise your hands using the hand-sanitisers at the front entrance and observe social distancing for the short period you are in the school. Mr. Purcell & Mr. Maguire will be supervising this process to ensure the safety of all involved. When your locker is emptied and lock returned please exit the school via the doors that exit onto the basketball courts. Remember to sanitise your hands as you exit the building. Many thanks, The Management Team









1st Year Locks & Lockers

2020/06/05 10:00:09

Dear 1st Year Parents & Students, We are in the process of organising locks and lockers for the next academic term. We need to have all 1st Year lockers emptied and the locks returned next week. We are organising for each 1st Year form class to come into the school at scheduled times on Thursday 11th June to do so. Please ensure that any missing locks are returned. Please enter the school through the front door, sanitise your hands using the hand-sanitisers at the front entrance and observe social distancing for the short period you are in the school. Mr. Purcell & Mr. Maguire will be supervising this process to ensure the safety of all involved. When your locker is emptied and lock returned please exit the school via the doors that exit onto the basketball courts. Remember to sanitise your hands as you exit the building. Please see schedule below for Thursday 11th June: 1A & 1B - 10.00am 1C & 1D - 10.30am 1E & 1F - 11.00am









2nd Year Locks & Lockers

2020/06/05 09:30:10

Dear 2nd Year Parents & Students, We are in the process of organising locks and lockers for the next academic term. We need to have all 2nd Year lockers emptied and the locks returned next week. We are organising for each 2nd Year form class to come into the school at scheduled times on Wednesday 10th June to do so. Please ensure that any missing locks are returned. Please enter the school through the front door, sanitise your hands using the hand-sanitisers at the front entrance and observe social distancing for the short period you are in the school. Mr. Purcell & Mr. Maguire will be supervising this process to ensure the safety of all involved. When your locker is emptied and lock returned please exit the school via the doors that exit onto the basketball courts. Remember to sanitise your hands as you exit the building. Please see schedule below for Wednesday 10th June: 2A & 2B - 10.00am 2C & 2D - 10.30am 2E & 2F - 11.00am









3rd Year Locks & Lockers

2020/06/05 08:40:09

Dear 3rd Year Parents & Students, We are in the process of organising locks and lockers for the next academic term. We need to have all 3rd Year lockers emptied and the locks returned next week. We are organising for each 3rd Year form class to come into the school at scheduled times on Tuesday 9th June to do so. Please ensure that any missing locks are returned. Please enter the school through the front door, sanitise your hands using the hand-sanitisers at the front entrance and observe social distancing for the short period you are in the school. Mr. Purcell & Mr. Maguire will be supervising this process to ensure the safety of all involved. When your locker is emptied and lock returned please exit the school via the doors that exit onto the basketball courts. Remember to sanitise your hands as you exit the building. Please see schedule below for Tuesday 9th June: 3A & 3B - 10.00am 3C & 3D - 10.30am 3E & 3F - 11.00am









Summer Reports 2020

2020/06/03 15:00:48

Summer Reports for 2020 are now available to view. 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 page 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 see attached PDF or go to the JCT tab on our school website www.naascbs.ie -> Junior Cycle Reporting. Junior Cycle Reports for 3rd Year students will also show CBA results for the following subjects: English, Business, Science, Irish, French, German & Art. 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/7459_20200602123745.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9153_20200602125119.pdf









Global Stairs Art Competition Winner

2020/06/03 10:45:35

Please see below the the winning entry and the runners up for the Global Stairs Art Competition. The theme for the competition had been Water. The winning entry will be put up on the global stairwell, hopefully in time for September. Thanks to everyone who entered. Please see images below 'view gallery' for the winning entry and three runners up. Congratulations to Cameron Lythe in 1C for his winning poster. Cameron's prize will be sent out in the post this week. Conserving water is very relevant at the moment as drought conditions are again beginning to put pressure on water supplies across Ireland. Winner - Picture 1 Cameron Lythe 1C Runners-Up: Picture 2 Conor Murphy 2A Picture 3 Petet Yuzhakov 3A Picture 4 Mark Sargent 1D









TY End of Year Manchester Trips - Refund Update

2020/06/03 08:46:07

Firstly, thank you for your patience over these last few weeks. This is an unprecedented set of circumstances and working with Topflight, we have done our level best taking all factors into consideration, to come up with the fairest and most equitable solution available, as our trips were unable to proceed due to Covid-19. A major factor determining the outcome below is that many airlines/suppliers/hoteliers have offered only credit refunds to Topflight with no option of cash refunds at present. In our endeavours to refund in full (with the exception of insurance cost where applicable), the following is the option which Topflight for Schools are making available to our groups who were recently due to travel. Refund by the way of a Refund Credit Note - with option for cash refund after 6 months The Irish Government has agreed to provide a State guarantee for a special form of refund credit note (RCN) for package holidays booked through Irish registered travel agents and tour operators. The Government has agreed to back and financially protect this new refund credit note (RCN). A Refund Credit Note will be issued to each participant by Topflight for Schools for the full amount paid for the tour (less Insurance of €20pp as each participant has had the benefit of insurance cover to date).  The Refund Credit Note is transferable to another person  We expect the exact duration for the validity of the RCN to be confirmed shortly by the Government but they have indicated that protection is likely to be for a period of 2-3 years with the option to convert the RCN to a cash refund 6 months after date of issue. This Refund Credit Note will be State-Backed in line with the announcement of Minster Ross on the 8th May and the RCNs will issue as soon as the exact details of the RCN scheme are made public. https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/77acc6-government-agrees-to-provide-a-state-guarantee-for-refund-credit-not/ When more details are made available I will let you know. If you have any queries don't hesitate to contact me. Regards, S.Coy sc@naascbs.ie









Leaving Certificate Fee Refund

2020/06/02 14:10:20

Please see information below from the State Examinations Commission regarding exam fees: I refer to the announcements made by the Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Joe Mc Hugh T.D., on Friday 10th April and Friday 8th May regarding the postponement and the revised arrangements of the Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate examinations. As a result of these decision I wish to confirm that the State Examinations Commission (SEC) is refunding all candidates who have paid their examination fee for 2020. Refunds were processed on May 26th for all candidates that paid the examination fee online. Refunds will go back to the card/account which was used to pay the fee. The process can take up to 7 days to process. If candidates have not received the refund by June 10th , they should email us at fees@examinations.ie with their exam number.









5th Year Locks & Lockers

2020/06/02 13:06:17

Dear 5th Year Parents & Students, We are in the process of organising locks and lockers for the next academic term. We need to have all 5th Year lockers emptied and the locks returned this week. We are organising for each 5th Year form class to come into the school at scheduled times on Thursday 4th June to do so. Please ensure that any missing locks are returned. Please enter the school through the front door, sanitise your hands using the hand-sanitisers at the front entrance and observe social distancing for the short period you are in the school. Mr. Purcell & Mr. Maguire will be supervising this process to ensure the safety of all involved. When your locker is emptied and lock returned please exit the school via the doors that exit onto the basketball courts. Remember to sanitise your hands as you exit the building. Please see schedule below: 5A & 5B - 1.00pm 5C & 5D - 1.30pm 5E & 5F - 2.00pm 5G & 5H - 2.30pm









Study Refunds & Locks/Lockers

2020/05/29 14:01:14

Afternoon all, We are currently processing refunds for Evening & Night Study. Refunds should be returned to you over the coming days. As we have a substantial number of accounts to refund we would ask for your patience during this process. We will also be in contact over the coming weeks to arrange for the removal of materials from lockers and all locks returned to the school in a safe and organised manner. Please keep an eye on the school app for further information. Many thanks, The Management Team









Naas CBS Yearbook 2020

2020/05/29 13:02:08

Many thanks to our wonderful Yearbook committee and to Ms. C.O'Brien and Mr. Stephens for all their work in creating the 2020 Yearbook. The process of compiling and creating pieces for this year's Yearbook was an even bigger challenge in the present climate but the committee persevered and we are very grateful to have a digital version of the Yearbook available for everyone. The Yearbook committee consists of Adam Halford, Dylan Stewart, Adam Farrelly, Charles Choiseul, Seán O Rourke, Luke McMahon, Fiachra McManus, Jaemark Reyes, Cian Horan,Evan Dalton, Killian Burke, Jamie Moore, Barney Hennessy, Adam Lamont, Jack Broe, Dmytro Hanchev and Alfie Mason. Well done to all involved - you did a fabulous job! Best wishes, The Management Team https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2479_20200529124312.pdf









End of Year Message from the Principal

2020/05/29 11:37:04

Dear Parents/Guardians and students, Hope this message finds you well. As we come to the end of our school year I want to thank you for your patience, dedication and support to all of us in Naas CBS. The last few months have been especially challenging but we got through it together. There is a wonderful synergy at work with all stakeholders in the CBS and that helps sustain us all in times like this and for that I am very grateful. I wish all of our students and their families a lovely summer with the hope that we can return to some level of normality in the autumn. We will keep you informed and updated as we receive information through the summer. Many thanks and take care, Ben Travers









Engineering Apprenticeships

2020/05/28 14:12:25

1. Information for interested 6th Year students re Engineering Apprenticeships: (OEM Engineering Apprenticeship in Carlow - TANCO - See attached PDF Note. Please link in with mc@naascbs.ie ( M.Costello) or mcy@naascbs.ie ( M. Conneely) if you require any help. 2. IT Carlow Virtual Open Day, which takes place on Friday 29th May from 10.30am to 4pm­ - See attached PDF Note. Kind Regards, Guidance Department. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9135_20200528151102.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4884_20200528151142.pdf









Meitheal 2020 - 2021

2020/05/28 13:40:12

Incoming Meitheal Team (2020 - 2021): Unfortunately, the residential training that you were due to attend in June cannot take place in the current circumstances. There will be an alternative training program offered in September instead. We are looking forward to working with you next year. Many thanks, Ms. Murphy









Reminder 6th Years - Calculated Grades Student Portal

2020/05/28 12:47:41

A reminder to all Leaving Certificate students that the Calculated Grades Student Portal for Leaving Certificate 2020 Calculated Grades closes at 10pm tonight, Thursday 28 May It is essential that students register on the portal at this time and, as required, confirm their levels. The sooner that this is done, the sooner the Calculated Grades Executive Office can provide schools with confirmation of final subject levels for students so that schools can complete their task of providing an estimated percentage mark and class rank order for each student Later on, students will use the portal to opt to receive calculated grades, to access their calculated grades, and to access later stages of the process such as the appeal procedures. This is a tight time-frame, so students need to gather the following information before commencing the registration process; - their Leaving Certificate examination number - their Personal Public Service (PPS) number (which they need to create a Personal Identification Number) - an email address to which they will have regular access over the coming months - their mobile telephone number. There is Helpdesk support available to students by telephone and email. Please note that due to COVID19 restrictions the helpdesk phonelines (1800-111135 or 1800-111136) are available between 9.00 am and 5 pm each day. Outside of these hours, students can email lcsupport2020@education.gov.ie.









Naas CBS • Green Schools

2020/05/28 12:00:47

Huge congratulations and well done to all staff and students involved in successfully achieving the Green Schools Water Awareness Flag. A tremendous effort from the Green Schools Committee and staff was required throughout the year for this wonderful achievement. Please see information below from the committee in regards to the work achieved: We were finally awarded the flag after two hard years work. This years flag was about the theme of Water and water conservation. We’ve started off with a small committee made up of 6-7 members. Ms. Cowper has helped us along the way and she guided us in the right direction and we appreciate all the work she has put in. Our chairman, Barney Hennessy (2nd Year) has put in tremendous work as well, helping us to get the flag. Our secretary, Jamie Moore (2nd Year) has also helped a lot to make sure all of our ideas are recorded and that we make sure that our school community is informed in what we do. We would also like to thank our committee members Sam Boyle (2nd Year), Adam Lamont (2nd Year), Conor Murphy (2nd Year), Piotr Filipek (2nd Year) and Phillip Byrne (1st Year) Some events we’ve organized are: Walk for Water, Water Awareness Display, Fashion and Climate Change Display, Climate Change Protest and a Water Awareness Day. https://greenschoolsireland.org/green-flag-2020-congratulations/ Thank you so much for your help, Green School Committee









Message from Year Heads

2020/05/28 09:48:56

Morning everyone, As this school term draws to a close our Year Heads wanted to take the opportunity to link in with the various year groups to send their best wishes. It was lovely to see and speak to all 5th and 6th Year students via zoom over the last two weeks. Wishing everyone a lovely summer break and we look forward to seeing you all in the near future. Please see links below for the different year group videos: 1st Year https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qLxtxIgMn5XEtfiKVcjcYANo0CwqsPrr/view?usp=sharing 2nd Year https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kcaI2APtX5qxJZ1J3G09J9gUYq3KYL8K/view?usp=sharing 3rd Year https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KoTNZHMhH2z5AfBuqPQ5S6R9hR_Ant69/view?usp=sharing Transition Year https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aBGqKHgjVRnsQv1_cHEl9hd6hyV29Hsf/view?usp=sharing









6th Year Locks & Lockers

2020/05/26 14:41:37

Dear 6th Year Parents & Students, We are in the process of organising locks and lockers for the next academic term. We need to have all 6th Year lockers emptied and the locks returned this week. We are organising for each 6th Year form class to come into the school at scheduled times on Thursday 28th May to do so. Please ensure that any missing locks are returned. Please enter the school through the front door, sanitise your hands using the hand-sanitisers at the front entrance and observe social distancing for the short period you are in the school. Mr. Purcell & Mr. Maguire will be supervising this process to ensure the safety of all involved. When your locker is emptied and lock returned please exit the school via the doors that exit onto the basketball courts. Remember to sanitise your hands as you exit the building. Please see schedule below: 6A - 10.30am 6B - 11.00am 6C - 11.30am 6D - 12.00pm 6E - 12.30pm 6F - 1.00pm 6G - 1.30pm 6H - 2.00pm









LC 2020 - IMPORTANT INFO RE: Calculated Grades Student Portal

2020/05/25 15:30:20

Good afternoon 6th Year Parents & Students, An online portal which requires essential information from 6th Year students regarding subjects and levels is going live tomorrow. (Please see two important PDFs attached) The 'Calculated Grades Student Portal', available through www.gov.ie/leavingcertificate, will open at 10am on Tuesday 26th May and will close at 10pm on Thursday 28th May. It is essential that students register on the portal at this time and, as required, confirm their levels. The sooner that this is done, the sooner the Calculated Grades Executive Office can provide schools with confirmation of final subject levels for students so that schools can complete their task of providing an estimated percentage mark and class rank order for each student. Later on, students will use the portal to opt to receive calculated grades, to access their calculated grades, and to access later stages of the process such as the appeal procedures. This is a tight time frame, so students need to gather the following information before commencing the registration process; • their Leaving Certificate examination number • their Personal Public Service (PPS) number (which they need to create a Personal Identification Number) • an email address to which they will have regular access over the coming months • their mobile telephone number. There is Helpdesk support available to students by telephone and email. Please note that due to COVID19 restrictions the helpdesk phonelines (1800-111135 or 1800-111136) are available on Tuesday 26 May from 12pm and then between 9.00 am and 5 pm each day. Outside of these hours, students can email lcsupport2020@education.gov.ie. Any queries or difficulties in regards to submitting this information please contact the school 045 866402. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7433_20200525155843.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4905_20200525155905.pdf









Remote Teaching & Reports

2020/05/22 11:54:29

Remote teaching will conclude today for all year groups. Well done to students for your hard work, determination and engagement with online work. Year Heads will be sending a final assembly video message to 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Year students next week via the school app to officially end the school term. School reports will be available via VSWare on the school app the following week. An app notification will be sent when the results go live and are available to parents and students. Wishing everyone a lovely summer break, we look forward to seeing you all soon. Kind regards, The Management Team









5th Year Zoom Meeting

2020/05/21 11:59:52

Many thanks to all of our 5th Year students for your engagement with the zoom meetings this morning. It was wonderful to see you and get an opportunity to chat to you all. Wishing you all a lovely summer break, mind yourselves and we look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards, The Management Team & Year Head Ms Phibbs.









Leaving Certificate Awards & Reference Forms 2020

2020/05/21 11:00:14

6th Year students, Please see two important forms below regarding reference forms and Leaving Certificate awards. Please fill in both forms and submit by Friday 5th June. Many of you will need references from the school going forward, Please take your time completing the forms below. Leaving Certificate Reference Form 2020 https://forms.gle/2fVVsSi1v8xeog1M6 Leaving Certificate Awards 2020 https://forms.gle/D63uZcfpXQp7bMDD6 Many thanks, Ms. Power









5th Year Zoom Meetings

2020/05/21 09:41:26

Good morning 5th Years, Many thanks for your excellent engagement this morning as we chat to each form class on zoom. If for any reason you missed your scheduled form class slot please contact another student from a different form class for a zoom link and feel free to join any of the other meetings this morning. Please see list of time slots below: 10.00am - 5A (Mr. Crosbie) 10.15am - 5B (Mr. Mangan) 10.30am - 5C (Mr. Heffernan) 10.45am - 5D (Ms. D.O'Brien) 11.00am - 5E (Mr. Maye) 11.15am - 5F (Mr. Hughes) 11.30am - 5G & 5H (Ms. McMahon & Ms. Brosnan)









Naas CBS Sports Challenge - Highlights and Winners

2020/05/21 08:20:45

Congratulations to all of the students who took part in our sports challenge last week! Please see below for the list of winners, There will be vouchers in the post to the winners over the next few days. We have also attached a link to view a selection of the entries that we received for the sports challenge. Well done to all! First Yr Winners Matthew O’Connor Charlie Carr Cian Corcoran Jonathan Fruergaard Conor Curry Darragh Bolton Cathal McCarthy Second Yr Winners Cillian Davy Cian Villing Dylan O' Sullivan Conor Murphy Oisin Bolger Third Yr Winners Fionn McCarthy Mark Alexander Sam Lawler Peter Yuzhakov David McDaid Callum Sinnott Callum Barrett Samuel Dixon Adam Delaney Fourth Yr Winners Tim Ryan Fergal Murphy Christian Kavanagh Patrick Barrett Fionn Cooke Fifth Yr Winners Neil Aherne Ethan O’Halloran Luke Cullen Matthew Whelan Adam Kelly Sixth Yr Winners Joe Eustace Darragh Gilroy Josh Owens Alex Beirne Link to videos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wrGdMTt7o4--pY3bJwRwGIdnUVfiVjwn?usp=sharing









Information for Incoming 5th Years

2020/05/20 11:20:38

Subject Options for incoming 5th Years have now all been confirmed. Every student has received their chosen options. If there are any further queries in relation to this please contact a member of the guidance team (mc@naascbs.ie or mcy@naascbs.ie) or any member of the management team. Many thanks, Ms Power









Online Business and Entrepreneurship Summer Camp

2020/05/20 09:00:52

A message from the Guidance Department to students interested in the Business and Entrepreneurship areas: Griffith College/Generation Entrepreneur are offering a fantastic opportunity for students nationwide to develop their understanding of leadership, entrepreneurship and marketing in terms of business products and business development opportunities. Their on-line Summer Camp in June 2020 provides a great opportunity to meet with like-minded, motivated and entrepreneurial peers. This Camp is open to students from 3rd Year - 6th Year, including TY students. For more Information as well as the Application link, see attached PDF document. Kind Regards, Guidance Department. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4804_20200520084646.pdf









5th Year Zoom Meetings

2020/05/20 08:00:46

Good morning 5th Year students, Tomorrow, Thursday 21st May, both your Year Head Ms. Phibbs and the management team would like to take the opportunity to link in with each 5th Year form class before term ends. The 5th Year form classes are organised per Maths class. The link to each zoom meeting will be posted on google classroom for each Maths group. Please see the schedule below for zoom meetings tomorrow. We look forward to seeing and speaking with you then. 10.00am - 5A (Mr. Crosbie) 10.15am - 5B (Mr. Mangan) 10.30am - 5C (Mr. Heffernan) 10.45am - 5D (Ms. D.O'Brien) 11.00am - 5E (Mr. Maye) 11.15am - 5F (Mr. Hughes) 11.30am - 5G & 5H (Ms. McMahon & Ms. Brosnan)









6th Year Graduation Video

2020/05/19 11:26:33

To our 6th Year Students and Families, Gentlemen we have chosen to share a few thoughts, wishes for you and memories of your time with us in Naas CBS in a video collage. (Please see link below) It is just a small acknowledgement of your time in the CBS until we get the opportunity to celebrate properly with you in person. Until we meet again, Go dté sibh slán, Ben Travers 6th Year Video https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Hj_yGhb-wPfMXGLIba8V7kjmTYh0ouSr/view?usp=sharing









CAO 'Statement of Application' Record

2020/05/18 10:59:47

Important Note for 6th Year Students: CAO 'Statement of Application' Record Please see attached Note from the Guidance Department regarding CAO Applicant's 'Statement of Application' for 2020. All CAO applicants, please read this Document and follow the Steps as advised. Kind Regards, Guidance Department. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7038_20200518115930.pdf









6th Years Careers Information - Apprenticeships

2020/05/18 10:43:15

6th Years Careers Information - Apprenticeships Please see attached Note regarding Apprenticeships : 1. Mercury Engineering- 2020 Apprentice Electricians, Mechanical (Plumbers) & Trainee Data Technicians. 2. Allianz Insurance Ireland- Apprenticeships. Information and Application Links are attached. - Please contact us: mc@naascbs.ie (M. Costello) or mcy@naascbs.ie ( M. Conneely) for any help you may need. Kind Regards, Guidance department. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5457_20200518114138.pdf









Transition Year Digital Portfolio Assessment - Now Live

2020/05/18 09:13:40

TY students can now complete their online digital portfolio assessment. This is found in their Tutorials Google Classroom. Students have until this Friday 22nd May for submission. It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. All instructions (including a video) are in the classroom and it is vital that students read through/watch them carefully before starting. Students must complete several aspects beforehand. These include: - Having the details of a minimum of 10 graded projects (Project Title, Subject, Teacher and Grade/Result) - Have their CV updated and ready for upload. It is advised that students give some thought to their time in TY. Use the following checklist to help. https://docs.google.com/document/d/14c1SMHiXTX0ECXVyCGAM6e6WsGwN3cfN5IX9nWpGYsQ/edit?usp=sharing Students are requested to complete the assessment using their school email accounts. Should there be any issues or queries please contact me via email: sc@naascbs.ie Best of Luck to All! Regards, S.Coy









Reminder - Prayer Service for Leaving Cert students

2020/05/18 08:01:20

Bishop Denis will lead a live-streamed Prayer Service, for Leaving Cert students, at 7 pm on Thursday May 21st. This will be streamed from Holy Family Church, Askea, Carlow, through a variety of platforms including Facebook and webcam. Please click on the link to connect via facebook https://www.facebook.com/92917293690/posts/10157390855138691/?vh=e&d=n Students of all faith traditions (and none) are very welcome to join this time of prayer and support for all Leaving Certs in this strange year of 2020. Students from across the diocese will be able to virtually join together to be supported and uplifted through music, prayer and reflections. A special blessing for students will be given by Bishop Denis during the liturgy. For further details, a Prayer for Leaving Cert Students and resources for the month of May please see the attached PDF. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1072_20200506215921.pdf









Naas CBS Sports Challenge - Extended Deadline - Sunday 9.00 p.m.

2020/05/16 08:58:02

Good morning again! We know some people missed out on getting to partake in the Naas CBS Sport Challenge yesterday so we have decided to extend the deadline to Sunday evening at 9.00 pm! The challenge is to choose one of the following actions and to do as many of them as you can in 30 seconds. Your choice of challenges are: 1. Push ups 2. Burpees 3. Jumping Jacks 4. Squats 5. Solos/ keepy uppys 6. Headers 7. 123 Heismans There will be a prize for the best score for each challenge in each year group. You can try as many of the challenges as you like but you will only be able to submit a video for one of these challenges. Once you’ve reached your best score, submit a video of it, in which you can clearly be heard counting your repetitions, using the relevant Google Form link below. 1st Year Sports Challenge Video Upload https://forms.gle/c8vguC8WZUoBPbg29 2nd Year Sports Challenge Video Upload https://forms.gle/Y5PGHM3A2WM3YjqE7 3rd Year Sports Challenge Video Upload https://forms.gle/Db7apaqgKL1Wpg1A6 4th Year Sports Challenge Video Upload https://forms.gle/XUs2KdiDPtqvsUo86 5th Year Sports Challenge Video Upload https://forms.gle/1VYBRaLGzmes9Dhq9 6th Year Sports Challenge Video Upload https://forms.gle/5Hq4ivcabWTLgGBj6 Your video must be submitted by 9 pm on Sunday 17th. Once the winners are decided on, you will be able to view the challenge videos of the rest of the students in your year group. By submitting your video you are agreeing to allow others to view your video. Best of luck!









Naas CBS Sports Challenge - Now Live!

2020/05/15 08:12:43

Good morning everyone, as we said on Monday, today is the Naas CBS Sports Challenge! The challenge is to choose one of the following actions and to do as many of them as you can in 30 seconds. Your choice of challenges are: 1. Push ups 2. Burpees 3. Jumping Jacks 4. Squats 5. Solos/ keepy uppys 6. Headers 7. 123 Heismans There will be a prize for the best score for each challenge in each year group. You can try as many of the challenges as you like but you will only be able to submit a video for one of these challenges. Once you’ve reached your best score, submit a video of it, in which you can clearly be heard counting your repetitions, using the relevant Google Form link below. 1st Year Sports Challenge Video Upload https://forms.gle/c8vguC8WZUoBPbg29 2nd Year Sports Challenge Video Upload https://forms.gle/Y5PGHM3A2WM3YjqE7 3rd Year Sports Challenge Video Upload https://forms.gle/Db7apaqgKL1Wpg1A6 4th Year Sports Challenge Video Upload https://forms.gle/XUs2KdiDPtqvsUo86 5th Year Sports Challenge Video Upload https://forms.gle/1VYBRaLGzmes9Dhq9 6th Year Sports Challenge Video Upload https://forms.gle/5Hq4ivcabWTLgGBj6 Your video must be submitted by 9 pm today. Once the winners are decided on, you will be able to view the challenge videos of the rest of the students in your year group. By submitting your video you are agreeing to allow others to view your video. Best of luck









UCD's Virtual Summer School 2020

2020/05/13 14:04:00

UCD’s Virtual Summer School takes place from 2nd - 5th June inclusive. Registration and details of the participating courses are available at www.ucdsummerschool.ie Kind Regards, Guidance Team









Information for 6th Year students

2020/05/12 13:00:35

The Department of Education and Skills has been responding to queries about Leaving Certificate 2020 in the form of an FAQ page hosted on the Government’s website. Please click the link below to view these questions and responses. https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/2f07eb-leaving-cert-2020-information/ https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4024_20200512135945.pdf









Summer Online Camps for Students - Guidance Department

2020/05/11 14:20:57

Please see attached PDF details re Student Online Computer Camps hosted by TUD. Please note, these events are open to Secondary School students, they are free and can be booked using the Links in the Document. This is a good opportunity for students to engage with something new, or simply avail of the chance to develop their IT Skills during these unusual times. Kind Regards, The Guidance Department. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7447_20200511152049.pdf