Important - Picture Permission Form
Our school maintains a database of photographs from school events held over the years. It has become customary to take photos/videos of students engaged in school activities and events in the interest of creating a pictorial as well as historical record of life at the school. Photographs/videos of student's and in some cases their name, may be published on our school website and app. Consent is requested from each parent. Please see images below to help guide parents in completing the Picture Permission form for each student on the app. It is important that we receive this information. We are hoping to create a digital prospectus for our school next week and we would love for your son to be involved. Please ensure you have completed the Picture Permission form so that we can proceed with this project. Many thanks, The Management Team
Transition Year - Carlingford Information for Students and Parents
Good afternoon, Please see attached document outlining some key information for our trip to Carlingford next week. I am meeting with each class group to discuss this document with them. This document is also available to students in their Google Classroom. I would specifically like to draw your attention to the Carlingford adventure centre mobile phone policy and the additional rules of the centre. Please check that you have submitted a consent form for your son through the app. Please also notify me of any medical/dietary issues your son might have immediately. More information will be provided in the coming days. I have set up a chat board in the school app for TY students and will also be setting up one for parents to provide short notice of things such as buses arriving home etc. Please notify me immediately if your son cannot travel on the trip. Kind regards, S.Coy firstname.lastname@example.org https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7130_20200916163418.pdf
6th Year Prefects 2020 - 2021
Application Form for School Prefects We are currently accepting applications for the position of 6th Year Prefect. Acceptance of applications will close on Friday September 25th at 2pm. Further information about the role of a prefect is contained below. What is a prefect? The position of prefect is a position of responsibility and one which provides an important link between pupils and staff. As prefect you will have the opportunity to take responsibility and share in the leadership of the school. The example you set, your attitude to work, your courtesy, the way you relate to others, how you look after the school and uphold its rules must be of a very high standard. The role of prefect brings out the students’ leadership qualities which may serve as a stepping stone for you in the future, especially with regard to CVs and job applications. . The role of a prefect The main role of a prefect is to help in the smooth running of the school by giving of their time to perform some particular duty. Prefects are role models for other students. They must abide by the school rules at all times. They act as student leaders by wearing their uniform properly, giving good examples with their behaviour and attitude and performing their assigned duty properly. Their role may give them the opportunity to liaise with younger pupils and give them support and encouragement. They should be prepared to be proactive and consider themselves prefects at all times, not just on their designated slot. They MUST therefore be: Reliable Conscientious Polite Prefect duties You must know and remember where and when you are on duty If you are unable to do your duty, it is your responsibility to ensure that you arrange a swap with another prefect. Prefects who persistently fail to do their duties will forfeit their right to be prefect. Attend any prefect meetings called. Be aware of the example that you can set as a prefect. If you are interested in becoming a prefect, please complete the application form by using the link below below and return https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzrX3zuix4mUf8A9yHeezQx1zauDJck5ggPvnM3LCw7JJnQA/viewform?usp=sf_link Many thanks, Mr. Keating (Prefect Coordinator)
Drop Everything and Read
It was lovely to see some of our 1st and 2nd Year English students involved in a 'Drop Everything and Read' initiative today. We hope to continue with this initiative going forward. Many thanks to the English Department for their work with this.
School finishing times
Parents, Guardians and Students, In order to ensure the safe exiting of students from the school building each day the following staggered times are in place for each year group: Monday - Thursday 1st & 4th Years - 3.45pm finish 2nd & 5th Years - 3.50pm 3rd Years - 3.55pm 6th Years - 4.00pm Friday 1st & 4th Years - 1.00pm finish 2nd & 5th Years - 1.05pm 3rd & 6th Years - 1.10pm We appreciate your support with these health and safety procedures.
6th Year Study
Evening and Night Study for 6th Year students only begins on Monday. If you have not already signed up for study via the app (school shop) please do so to ensure a desk is assigned for your son on Monday. Due to covid health and safety procedures the flexibility for students to choose whether they would like to sign up for two or three evening or night study sessions is limited. Once a student signs up for study a desk will be assigned to a student for the term and priority will have to be given to those attending for the full week. If there are spaces left we will do our best to accommodate students hoping to do fewer sessions but priority will have to be given for Monday to set-up students for full weeks. We appreciate your support in following these safety protocols. Study queries can be sent to Mr Joyce (Study Coordinator) via the 'Note From Parent' section on the app.
6th Year Biology News
Well done to our 6th year Biology students who have embraced the ‘new norm’ and took part in a zoom call yesterday with Dara Wyer, Kildare’s Environmental Education Officer. The students asked questions about waste management and environmental issues in the county which are part of the ecology section on the Biology course. Thank you to Dara for taking the time to take the call and to answer questions and many thanks to Ms Houlihan for organisng and facilitating this workshop.
Update - School Uniforms
Good afternoon Parents, Guardians and Students, Many thanks for your support with our uniform policy here in Naas CBS. For health and safety reasons all windows and doors are being left open throughout the day to keep the building ventilated. We are permitting students (if needed) to wear a coat over the school uniform. By no means is the school jumper to be replaced by a different jumper or hoodie. We expect every student to be in full uniform and on P.E days students can come to school in their P.E gear. Outside of these exceptions every student must adhere to our uniform policy. Many thanks, The Management Team
Update - Materials for School
Dear Parents, Guardians & Students, Many thanks for your support as we navigate our way through the beginning of the school year without locker facilities. We appreciate that this can be very frustrating for staff, students and parents/guardians alike. Where possible every teacher is using e-books in the classroom and uploading work onto google classroom to help avoid the need to have heavy textbooks and workbooks in class. As we continue to work with staff and students to find effective methods of communicating what is required for class each day, we ask that from home parents and guardians please ensure that your son is not leaving for school with a heavy school bag. No student will be sanctioned for not having materials in class. This afternoon the Principal spoke to all students about managing school bags and reiterated the message that when in doubt about bringing certain books to school, always default to leaving them at home. We trust that our senior students will manage to bring only the necessary materials to school but we can appreciate that our Junior students may be apprehensive about not having all materials for class each day. Once again, please be assured that no student should be worried if without materials any given day. We will continue to keep in contact in regards to this matter and appreciate your concerns in regards to it.
Access to Google Classroom
Dear Parents, Guardians & Students, Some students are having issues accessing google classroom from a mobile or home device. Please see the attached PDF for guidance on how to fix a common issue that is occurring. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3945_20200909141527.pdf
Transition Year Reminders
It was great to welcome all of our TY students back to school over the past two days. Thank you to all for your cooperation and attention. All students have completed their induction training and will be in normal classes from 9.00 a.m tomorrow (Wednesday 9th) Students will finish at 3.45p.m each day. It is important that students complete all work assigned in their Tutorials Google Classroom before tomorrow. Any student who has trouble accessing their school account or tutorials classroom is to contact me immediately through email email@example.com Students timetables still have some blank periods. These periods are for Modern Foreign Languages and the Sciences. It is vital that all students complete the following form (if not already done so) for their allocation to a language class. https://forms.gle/ub5gj4bix53UVYEa7 This must be completed tonight as these classes will start from tomorrow. More information around this will be given online and in school tomorrow. Many thanks, S.Coy firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder - 6th Year Photograph
Any 6th Year students (2019 - 2020) that have not yet collected their year group photo, that was ordered and paid for, please collect your photo from the enquiries office this week. Many thanks, Sharon Power
Staggered school finishing times for students
In order to maintain the safe movement of students from the building we have staggered the finishing times for different Year groups starting today. Please see the finishing times below: 3.45 finish - 1st & 4th Year students 3.50 finish - 2nd & 5th Year students 3.55 finish - 3rd Year students 4.00 finish - 6th Year students We ask that all students follow the one-way system and leave the building promptly via the designated exit points at the back of the building. We appreciate your support with these health and safety procedures.
Leaving Certificate Results 2020
Congratulations to all of our students who received excellent Leaving Certificate results this morning. We were delighted to get an opportunity to meet our Meitheal leaders who called into the school this morning. A special well done to six of students (Eoghan Stynes, Eoghan Kelly, Tom O'Sullivan, Mark Noble, Conor Whelan & Adam Halford - please see photos attached) who achieved over 600 points in their Leaving Certificate (four of whom received 625 points). In particular, congratulations to Conor Whelan who achieved seven H1's,
Transition Year Students - Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th
Returning to School We are looking forward to welcoming back all TYs next Monday and Tuesday for their induction sessions. All information with regards to TYs returning to school was sent in a previous post last Monday along with some other important information. I have attached this document again to this post or follow this link to access: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Y0FEycrhNJz9JUKbN1Tg3hOIyIptLNxd/view?usp=sharing The following outlines the structure of students return. After students complete their induction they can go home. Monday 7th 4A 9.00a.m - 11.00a.m 4B 11.10a.m - 13.10p.m 4C 14.00p.m - 16.00p.m (4D, 4E & 4F not in school) Tuesday 8th 4D 9.00a.m - 11.00a.m 4E 11.10a.m - 13.10p.m 4F 14.00p.m - 16.00p.m (4A, 4B & 4C in school from 9.00a.m unitl 13.10p.m) We ask that students enter the building through the front doors. Students must go straight to room 2/20. Please aim to arrive for your scheduled time. Class lists and timetables have now been finalised. Please check students profile on the app again to double check class allocation. Some changes have been made over the past week. Can I also bring parents attention to the following online forms which I would ask that you please return if not already done so. Parents Contact Information https://forms.gle/fjsAPDW8zctkajf6A Carlingford Student Attendance Form (21st - 23rd September) https://forms.gle/gYJ5jnwsuwM3jfh76 Looking forward to getting started! Regards, S.Coy email@example.com https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8384_20200904114632.pdf
Materials for School
Well done and many thanks to all our staff and students for ensuring the first week back in school was a safe and positive one for everyone. Every day we will review and adapt what is required in the building to make it a safe place for everyone. A particular well done to our new 1st Year students who navigated their way successfully around the school, met new friends, new teachers and complied with all our new safety protocols. In order to ensure that the first full day back on Monday goes well for everyone we would ask that students are careful to only pack necessary materials for class. We will be working with teachers next week to ensure that no student is carrying too many materials as they move around the school. In particular we ask that all 1st Year students only bring their school journal and a copybook for each subject that day to school. We ask that parents please ensure that no student leaves for school in the morning with a heavy school bag. Where unsure about bringing books to school for different subjects we ask students to default to leaving them at home for now. Where possible we ask teachers to use e-books on the data projector and upload materials to google classroom to avoid unnecessary materials being carried to school. Wishing everyone a lovely weekend. Kind regards, The Management Team
Leaving Certificate Results 2020
Dear Parents, Guardians & Students , On Monday 7th September our 2019 - 2020 Leaving Certificate students will be receiving their Leaving Cert Results. We want to take the opportunity to wish every one of our students the very best of luck and every best wish for the future. We could never have anticipated or comprehended last March the events that have taken place to date and the effect this would have for all of our students but especially our 6th Years. We would only love to meet you all on Monday, hand out results and shake each and every one of your hands as you prepare to take your next step forward in life. Although we cannot physically meet with you on Monday please be assured that everyone here in Naas CBS supports you and wishes you every success going forward. Please see the attached PDF from our Guidance Team regarding supports for the class of 2020, please arrange an appointment if necessary. Our counsellor AnneMarie Johnson has also offered her service to our students. Please contact Ms. Johnson on 0851404264 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish. Any member of the Management Team are also available at any stage. The very best of luck to the class of 2020. Kind regards, Ben Travers https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2878_20200903145423.pdf
Parental Access to VSWare
Good morning Parents & Guardians, We have had a number of queries over the past few days regarding access issues with VSWare. It is great to see so many of our parents & guardians up and running with VSWare. If you have not already gained access to your account please follow the instructions below to help guide you through the set-up process. Just to clarify we have two systems running with the school, the school app and VSWare, both systems require different log-ins. Our school app gives parents, guardians and students access to daily notifications, our live calendar, access to permission notes, absences, school fees, personal notifications from the school and VSWare. VSware is our school records system which shows parents term reports, attendance and student timetables. You can access VSWare either via the app (please see image below) or by going to the school website www.naascbs.ie and clicking the VSWare icon on the home screen of the website. Every parent/guardian has a unique username which is created by VSWare and was text to parents last year. Today I will re-send all VSWare usernames, for all year groups to parents & guardians. This will arrive to your phone via text. For those parents already accessing VSWare accounts with no issues please ignore this notification. For parents that have been having issues accessing VSWare please click 'create or reset password' to gain access (see image below). Please enter the username that has been text to your phone today and enter the last 4 digits of your mobile phone (that the school has on record). An 8 digit code will be text to the parents/guardians phone to ensure the device is authentic to the parent. You will then be prompted to create your new password. This issue with accessing VSWare appears to be creating a new password. Please follow the instructions for creating new passwords on the screen. Please ensure there is at least one capital letter, one number and one special character. An exclamation mark ! or question mark ? works well but full-stops are not accepted. Please contact the school or VSWare on 01-5549628 if you have any further issues Many thanks, Sharon Power
Update - 5th Year Students (Thurs 3rd Sept)
Good morning 5th Year students, We look forward to welcoming you back to school on Thursday 3rd September. We ask that you all enter the school building through the front doors and go straight to your first classroom. As we cannot hold an assembly with all 5th Year students both the Year Head and management team will move from room to room to welcome you all back and distribute journals and timetables. No books will be required on Thursday. Your teachers will inform you during the day about what essential materials are required for class. There are no lockers for any students at present so please be mindful that you will be moving with your materials. Please see below a list of classes and rooms that you must go straight to once you enter the building. Under no circumstances will any students be congregating in the corridors or locker areas. Staff will be on supervision to ensure that once in the building you move straight to your first classroom. There is a new one-way system in the school that is clearly indicated by arrows on the ground. All students will get an opportunity to do a tour of the school on Thursday to familiarise themselves with this new system. Please go to your first class for 9.00am on Thursday morning (rooms indicated below): 5th Year Accounting (Ms Carter) - Room 2/23 5th Year Business (Ms Hannigan) - Room 4/3 5th Year Music (Ms McCabe) - Room 1/25 5th Year Biology (Ms Hassett) - Room 2/16 5th Year DCG (Mr Boland) - Room 2/2 5th Year Economics (Mr Sheerin) - Room 4/1 5th Year Ag Science (Mr Maguire) - Room 4/6 5th Year French (Ms Maxwell) - Room 2/12 All students can view their timetable through VSWare on the app (Parent's account). Please see images below to help guide you to your timetable. We look forwarding to meeting and welcoming you all back on Thursday. Please note that classes will finish at 1.10pm for the first week. Best wishes, The Management Team.
Meitheal Leaders 2019 & 2020
Huge thanks to last years Meitheal Leaders for coming in to meet and offer assistance to the new Meitheal Team who are working with our 1st Year students and 1st Year Form teachers every morning this week during the Transfer programme. It is great to see such excellent leadership from our own student body. The Meitheal Leaders will offer invaluable support to our 1st Years throughout the year.
Student App Accounts
We encourage all of our students to download the school app to keep track of the daily news and notifications in Naas CBS. Extra-curricular activity groups and some subject specific groups may choose to communicate with students via the school app, therefore, if you have not already done so, please ensure you have the school app downloaded. Please see images below to help guide students when downloading the app. A reminder to parents and students that phones are not permitted for our 1st and 2nd Year students. We would appreciate your continued support with this initiative going forward. Many thanks, The Management Team
Open letter to schools from Acting Chief Medical Officer
Dear Parents & Guardians, Please find attached, a letter from the acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn regarding the reopening of schools. Many thanks, The Management Team https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4024_20200901161006.pdf
2nd Year Students (Friday 4th)
Good afternoon 2nd Year students, We look forward to welcoming you back to school on Friday 4th September. We ask that you all enter the school building through the front doors and go straight to your first classroom. As we cannot hold an assembly with all 2nd Year students both the Year Head and management team will move from room to room to welcome you all back and distribute journals and timetables. No books will be required on Friday. Your teachers will inform you during the day about what essential materials are required for class. There are no lockers for any students at present so please be mindful that you will be moving with your materials. Please see below a list of classes and rooms that you must go straight to once you enter the building. Under no circumstances will any students be congregating in the corridors or locker areas. Staff will be on supervision to ensure that once in the building you move straight to your first classroom. There is a new one-way system in the school that is clearly indicated by arrows on the ground. All students will get an opportunity to do a tour of the school on Friday to familiarise themselves with this new system. Please go to your first class for 9.00am on Friday morning (rooms indicated below). Please go to the room in which your English teacher from 1st Year is located. 2nd Year English: Mr Fitzgibbon - Room 4/4 Ms Corcoran - Room 2/22 Ms Woulfe - Room 1/22 Ms C. Phibbs - Room 1/12 Ms A. Murphy - Room 1/24 Ms Kearns - Room 1/28 Mr. Bolger - Room 2/8 Ms Tuohy - Room 2/11 We look forward to meeting and welcoming you all back on Friday. Please note that classes will finish at 1.10pm for the first week., Best wishes, The Management Team.
Good morning Parents, Guardians & Students, P.E. classes will be facilitated in line with government guidelines for practical subjects (please see section 6. of the attached PDF). As changing room facilities cannot be made available, students are asked to wear sports gear on the days they are timetabled for P.E. Please ensure that sports clothing is suitable for the outdoors. Many thanks, Naas CBS P.E. Department https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3016_20200901082817.pdf
3rd Year Students (Wed 2nd Sept)
Good afternoon 3rd Year students, We look forward to welcoming you back to school on Wednesday 2nd September. We ask that you all enter the school building through the front doors and go straight to your first classroom. As we cannot hold an assembly with all 3rd Year students both the Year Head and management team will move from room to room to welcome you all back and distribute journals and timetables. No books will be required on Wednesday. Your teachers will inform you during the day about what essential materials are required for class. There are no lockers for any students at present so please be mindful that you will be moving with your materials. Please see below a list of classes and rooms that you must go straight to once you enter the building. Under no circumstances will any students be congregating in the corridors or locker areas. Staff will be on supervision to ensure that once in the building you move straight to your first classroom. There is a new one-way system in the school that is clearly indicated by arrows on the ground. All students will get an opportunity to do a tour of the school on Wednesday to familiarise themselves with this new system. Please go to your first class for 9.00am on Wednesday morning (rooms indicated below): 3rd Year Irish Ms Fleming - Room 1/11 Ms Burke - Room 2/22 Mr Joyce - Room 4/4 Mr McGuinness - Room 2/23 Ms Phelan - Room 1/21 Ms Purcell - Room 2/3 We look forwarding to meeting and welcoming you all back on Wednesday. Please note that classes will finish at 1.10pm for the first week. Best wishes, The Management Team.
Transition Year - Back to School Information
Dear TY Parents, Guardians and Students, We look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Please see attached document outlining some key information for our Transition Year students returning to school next week. Students will return to school on a staggered basis as we gradually reach the threshold of 1000 students in the building. All information is contained within the document. The calendar has also been updated to match. The document outlines some key information around other aspects planned for the year including Work Experience and our adventure trip to Carlingford. Please take the time to read through this carefully. Please also note that class groups and timetables are still being finalised. Keep an eye on the App for updates. More information will follow. Many thanks, Stephen Coy TY Coordinator & Year Head email@example.com https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2444_20200831145010.pdf
FAQ for 1st Year Students
Dear Parents & Guardians, It was lovely to meet all our new 1st Year students today. Your son is going home today with his timetable and school journal. He will need these materials every day coming to school. Both his form teacher and Meitheal leader will be showing him how to follow the timetable and use the school journal during the Transfer Programme this week. Your son is also going home with a 'Frequently Asked Questions' page (please see attached PDF). We ask that you please go through this document with your son this evening. Many thanks, Sharon Power https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8376_20200831120738.pdf
6th Year Students (Tues 1st Sept)
Good afternoon 6th Year students, We look forward to welcoming our senior students back to school next Tuesday 1st September. We ask that you all enter the school building through the front doors and go straight to your first classroom. As we cannot hold an assembly with all 6th Year students both the Year Head and management team will move from room to room to welcome you all back and distribute journals and timetables. No books will be required on Tuesday. Your teachers will inform you during the day about what essential materials are required for class. There are no lockers for any students at present so please be mindful that you will be moving with your materials. Please see below a list of classes and rooms that you must go straight to once you enter the building. Under no circumstances will any students be congregating in the corridors or locker areas. Staff will be on supervision to ensure that once in the building you move straight to your first classroom. There is a new one-way system in the school that is clearly indicated by arrows on the ground. All students will get an opportunity to do a tour of the school on Tuesday to familiarise themselves with this new system. Please go to your first class for 9.00am on Tuesday morning (rooms indicated below): 6th Year Economics (Mr. Cribben) - Room 4/6 6th Year French (Ms Maxwell) - Room 2/12 6th Year German (Ms Lonergan) - Room 4/1 6th Year Construction (Mr Boland) - Room 1/1 6th Year Accounting (Ms Carter) - Room 2/23 6th Year Biology (Ms Murphy) - Room 2/17 6th Year Business (Ms Lennon) - Room 4/5 We look forwarding to meeting and welcoming you all back on Tuesday. Please note that classes will finish at 1.10pm for the first week. Best wishes, The Management Team.
Naas CBS Meitheal leaders 2020
Many thanks to our 6th Year Meitheal leaders for coming into school today to meet with our Meitheal facilitator Ms Murphy to prepare to meet and support our new 1st Years on Monday. 1st Years will get to know our Meitheal leaders very well and they will provide huge guidance to our new students. Please see image below of our Meitheal team. We look forward to welcoming all 1st Years on Monday. L to R Conor Price, Darragh O' Shaughnessy, David Connelly, Rian O' Gorman, Daniel Connelly, Paddy Brady, Davin Gilligan, Conor Tilley, David Murray, Eoin Hassett Best wishes, The Management Team
Return to School - A Roadmap for Parents, Guardians & Students
Good evening Parents, Guardians & Students, As we look forward to welcoming your son back to Naas CBS next week we would like to inform you about some of the changes students can expect when they return. Please see attached PDF for an outline of these changes. Further information will follow tomorrow regarding where each class group needs to go once they enter the building on staggered days next week. Many thanks, The Management Team https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3367_20200827183909.pdf
Medical Forms for Students
Parents & Guardians, If you have not already done so can you please update your son's Medical Form information on the school app. The Medical Form is located on the left-hand blue panel under 'My Student'. Please see images attached below as a guide. It is imperative that we have the most up-to-date information for your son. Many thanks, Sharon Power
Covid-19 Information (Return to School)
Dear Parents, Guardians & Students, Over the coming days, as we prepare for a return to school, we will be sending information about changes in the school and new protocols to ensure the health and safety of everyone in the building. Please see attached two PDF fliers from the Department of Education entitled 'Back to school advice for parents' and 'Covid 19 advice for parents'. Below please also see below two videos from the Department for both parents and students: Back to school advice for parents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03RXGM1hMMI&feature=youtu.be Back to school advice for post-primary students https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69fIzlMXrMM&feature=youtu.be The management team will be in contact with more specific internal protocols before the end of the week. Best wishes, The Management Team https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7732_20200826104408.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8796_20200826104430.pdf
Welcoming our new 1st Year students (Monday 31st August)
Good evening 1st Year Parents & Guardians, We are really looking forward to meeting and welcoming all our 1st Year students to Naas CBS on Monday 31st August at 9.00am and not Friday 28th as originally set out in our June letter. While many things in our school have changed over the last few weeks, what remains constant is the care and support toward our students. We are very lucky to have our 6th Year Meitheal leaders, 1st Year Form Teachers and 1st Year Year-Head with us every morning for the first week of school to offer guidance to the 1st Years. All 1st Year students will be immersed within our Transfer Programme for week one and given plenty of opportunity to familiarise themselves with the school building, the teachers, their new classes, new friends and daily life here in Naas CBS. We will be sending information about the re-opening of our school and new health and safety procedures to all students over the next few days. As we cannot meet all 174 1st Year students together in the assembly area on Monday, we will be asking that all 1st Year students go straight to their designated classrooms for 9.00am on Monday 31st August. This is the same room 1st Years will go to every morning for week one while they get used to the new school building. To help direct each 1st Year class to the correct classroom on Monday morning please see a video link below for each class group which will guide every student from the front door of Naas CBS to their designated classroom for each morning of week one. Both the Management Team and Meitheal Leaders will also be at the front door to assist all new students. Classes 1A, 1B & 1C https://drive.google.com/file/d/18e0n9uDpJNQP1KT73nf1m_K9b0pZfXfv/view?usp=sharing Class 1D https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A4ACZnCojiXTa7Fo4j7Ew-acgQIk7ZCQ/view?usp=sharing Class 1E https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rtUyoAxuy_yE3mFCsSlx9JrH-JzmJMhw/view?usp=sharing Class 1F https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bTzl9cZZQyxH_JcPSbrzlHgIo4hnvK5u/view?usp=sharing Parents & Guardians please be advised that some of our Meitheal leaders will meet 1st Years at the front gate of the school to welcome them as the car park is out of bounds due to Covid-19 restrictions/congestion issues. School will finish at 1.10pm every day next week. Please ensure your son brings a drink and food with him as there will be no canteen facilities available to begin with. We really look forward to meeting our new 1st Years on Monday. Kind regards, The Management Team
Further Update - Return to School
Dear Parents, Guardians & Students, We hope this message finds everyone keeping well and looking forward to a return to school. We appreciate that this is a worrying time for everyone and that there are many questions regarding what school life will resemble when we all return to Naas CBS. We are receiving updates daily from the Department of Education about how to best prepare the school building for staff and students. Some information is changing weekly and we want to ensure that everyone is fully informed about the new protocols that are in place before we return. Important information is due from the Department of Education in the coming days so we hope to send detailed information next week for a safe return to school. For the moment please be informed that no books will be required on the first day students return to school. We ask that students do not carry unnecessary subject books or copies as they will be moving throughout the day. To ensure the health and safety of the school community we will begin the school year with no locker access for students to avoid congestion but this will be monitored as we move forward. No canteen or water fountain facilities will be available, therefore students will be asked to carry their own food and drinks bottle. Full uniform is required. As the school is constantly being ventilated a jacket may be required and this will be carried with the student from class to class. A one-way system is currently being devised and all staff and students will be given an opportunity to familiarise themselves with this new layout when they return. We appreciate that this can be a worrying time for all students, especially our new 1st Years but every support is being put in place to ensure that a safe and positive return to school can take place. Wishing every a lovely weekend, Regards, The Management Team
New School Payments System
Dear Parents and Guardians, Please see below attached PDF with information regarding our new payments system which is now streamlined within our school app to help make communications with the school even more accessible. School fees will go live on our app from 9.00am on Monday morning and can be accessed under the 'Shop' heading on the side panel of the app screen. Please ensure you have successfully downloaded and registered the school app to make use of all the facilities available to parents. If you have any issues please email firstname.lastname@example.org Many thanks, Sharon Power https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6344_20200815174649.pdf
Return to School
Dear Parents & Guardians, As we prepare to return to school we want to keep everyone updated. We are following a Road-map from the Department of Education and have a Covid-19 Response Plan in place. We are doing our utmost to provide a safe and caring environment for your son. Please see below the staggered return dates for each year group. For the first week school will finish at 1.10pm each day for all students, this is to help us acclimatise to the new changes and to review and revise as required. Once your son has returned to school he will continue to return each day following. For example, once the 1st Year students finish their first day on Monday 31st August they will continue to attend. The week of Monday 7th September will see all year groups return to school for full days 9.00am – 4.00pm · Monday 31st August - Incoming 1st Year Students (9.00am – 1.10pm) · Tuesday 1st Sept – 6th Year Students (9.00am – 1.10pm) · Wednesday 2nd Sept - 3rd Year Students (9.00am – 1.10pm) · Thursday 3rd Sept - 5th Year Students (9.00am – 1.10pm) · Friday 4th Sept - 2nd Year Students (9.00am – 1.10pm) · Monday 7th Sept - 4th Year Students (further information to follow) Fees for the new academic year will go live on the school app from 9.00am on Monday 17th August. School payments must now be paid via the school app and not our previous payments system ‘Easy Payments Plus’. This should make all communications with the school much more accessible to parents/guardians as all school-related materials will be available through the one app. An app message will be sent prior to this date with instructions on how to use our new payments system. Our communication will be through the school app so please ensure that you have it downloaded and are connected. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the school. Kind regards, Ben Travers
Reminder - Leaving Certificate Awards & Reference Forms 2020
6th Year students, A reminder that both your Leaving Certificate Reference Form and Leaving Certificate Awards Form must be completed by Friday 14th August. Please click each link below to complete and submit these forms if you have not already done so. These forms are very important as 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
Calculated Grades Student Portal
The Calculated Grades Students Portal will open at 12am on Monday 20 July and close at 4pm Monday 27 July to allow LC students to opt-in to receive Calculated Grades. The Department is also publishing some further information about calculated grades as follows; https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/a4aa0-getting-my-calculated-grades-a-guide-for-students/ https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/2fc71-a-short-guide-to-the-calculated-grades-data-collection-national-standardisation-and-quality-assurance-processes/ Last week’s announcement by Minister Foley regarding the re-opening of the Portal, and information regarding the date of release of the Calculated Grades results, can be found here; https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2020-press-releases/PR20-07-16a.html
Reminder - LC Calculated Grades
Reminder - The Calculated Students Portal will open at 12am on Monday 20 July and close at 4pm Monday 27 July to allow LC students to opt to receive Calculated Grades.