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Parents Council Christmas Raffle

2020/11/23 13:07:39

The Parents Council and Student Council are running an online Christmas Raffle to raise money for some new bicycle racks, outdoor tables and benches. Tickets can be purchased via the school app and there is no limit to the quantity of tickets you may purchase. To purchase tickets go to the 'shop' section on the school app, select school payment and Christmas Raffle (see images below). This will be the Parents Council main fundraiser for this year and your support would be much appreciated. Please see attached PDF for more information. Tickets cost €10 each – any quantity can be purchased on the app. Prizes: 1st Prize - €1000 (1st Prize winner will also win a Student Prize of Apple Air pods) 2nd Prize - A Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer 3rd Prize – A Ninja Foodi One Pot Multicooker 4th Prize – A Shark Cordless Hand Vacuum The draw will take place on the 11th December 2020. Winners will be notified through the school. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1056_20201119135622.pdf









Rainbow Rag Day

2020/11/20 15:01:33

A huge thank you to staff and students who showed support to BeLonG To's campaign 'Come in so no one has to come out,' by wearing the colours of the LGBT+ flag. It was a great success!









Stand Up Awareness Week 2020

2020/11/20 14:50:48

This week, Naas CBS supported BeLonG To's Stand Up Awareness Week. The theme for this year's campaign was 'Come In so no one has to Come Out.' Throughout this week, a display board and digital display were set up in the assembly. Students could view LGBTI+ terminology, various flags belonging to different groups; famous LGBT+ faces; supports for students and a map of Europe highlighting countries that respect full equality and those that do not. Lessons were taught during this week with a particular focus on the correct terminology to use and the various supports available to students, in school, locally and nationally. The week came to a close with the Rainbow Rag Day, which was a great success. Ms Kearns, Ms C.Phibbs, Ms Prendiville, Ms Ward and the Amnesty Team would like to sincerely thank all staff, students and parents who helped make this year's Stand Up Awareness Week a success.









Zoom Career Talks - Thank You!

2020/11/20 14:30:42

As part of our Transition Year work experience module we had several people link in through Zoom over the past week to talk about their careers. A huge thank you is owed to them for giving their time to talk to the TY students who linked in remotely from home and the 6th years who attended the talks in school. The information and insights given were invaluable. We have several more people lined up to give talks, and given the success of this week we will look to organise more over the course of the year. The calling is still there for anyone who would like to get involved, just make contact with the school or to myself, sc@naascbs.ie Thank you again to: Peter O'Connell - Vet Richard Cronin - Google Tommy Callaghan - Leinster Leader Sports Editor Adrian Kelly - Electrical Engineer Dave O'Connell - Personal Trainer at True Fitness Naas Vincent O'Byrne - Architecture Niall O'Brien - Medicine Regards, S.Coy TY Year Head









Mock Interviews 2020

2020/11/20 13:30:18

Reminder to any Sixth Year who has yet to submit their CV, to do so immediately by email to Ms Conneely at mcy@naascbs.ie Kind Regards Maura Conneely









A message from our friends in Craddock House Nursing Home

2020/11/20 13:03:57

Just before the midterm break a number of our pupils wrote letters to the residents of Craddock House Nursing Home. Our students wanted to ask how everyone was keeping in Craddock House and keep up contact during this pandemic. We were delighted to receive a response and wanted to take the opportunity to share this letter with all our students (please see attached PDF) The end of the letter shares some lovely advice for us all. We look forward to linking in with our friends in Craddock House Nursing Home again before Christmas via a digital video with a Christmas message and music from our students here in Naas CBS. Well done to everyone involved in this thoughtful initiative. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2038_20201120110838.pdf









Rainbow Rag Day Fri.20th

2020/11/19 16:06:27

Tomorrow is Rainbow Ragday, organised by BeLonG To. Students are encouraged to wear in the following colours to show support for the LGBT community: 1st - red; 2nd - orange; 3rd - yellow; 4th/staff - green; 5th - blue; 6th purple. If you don’t have the colour assigned to your year group, please wear one of the other colours to show your support!









Parent Teacher Meeting 2020/21

2020/11/19 15:36:37

Dear Parents, Guardians & Students, Due to covid restrictions we cannot conduct our Parent Teacher meetings as we traditionally would, in person, here in the school. Teacher reports for our 6th Year students are now live and available under 'Term Reports' on VSWare. The report is titled '6th Year PTM'. 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 www.naascbs.ie under the Parents tab, 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. 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. 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 3rd & 5th Year Parent Teacher Meeting Reports will go live at the end of this month, a notification will be sent out on the app when these reports are available to view. A notification will be sent in the new year in regards to 1st & 2nd Year Parent Teacher Meeting reports Please contact the school if you have any further queries, Many thanks, The Management Team https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9945_20201118144811.pdf









6th Year - An Triail ar líne

2020/11/19 15:19:20

6th Year HL classes watched a streamed version of An Triail today. Dráma sa seomra ranga . Inniú sa 6ú bliain d’fhéachamar ar An Triail ar líne . Míle buíochas do Fíbín as é a chur i láthair i mbliana.









DCU Virtual Open Day 2020

2020/11/18 09:19:04

Please see attached PDF for information about the upcoming DCU Virtual Open Day event. Many thanks, The Guidance Department https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7872_20201118091646.pdf









School Canteen

2020/11/18 08:57:04

Good morning everyone, Just a quick update from the School Canteen. Starting next Monday 23rd November the canteen will now offer the following: Chips €2.00 Curry Chips €2.50 Cheese Chips €2.50 3in1 Rice, Chips & Curry Sauce €3.00 Chicken Curry, Chips & Rice €3.50 Please continue to adhere to our covid policy when queuing for the canteen by social distancing, sanitising your hands and ensuring your mask is on at all times.









1st Year Study Skills Workshop

2020/11/16 16:26:01

Well done to all our 1st Year students who took part in a two-hour Study Skills workshop today. Many thanks to our 1st Year Form Teachers who delivered this programme. Please see attached the PDF Presentation and a blank study timetable. We ask that Parents & Guardians please go through these materials with your son and discuss the study timetable with them. The Study Skills programme continues for the rest of the week for all students. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5160_20201116162133.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7559_20201116162254.pdf









DCU - Early University Entry Programme for TY Studnets

2020/11/16 16:04:08

Transition Year students with high academic ability may participate in Early University Entrance at Dublin City University. Here students get the opportunity to study modules from a degree programme of their choice on one day each week, over the course of one or two semesters. The deadline for applications for Semester 2 is from the 20th of November to the 27th of November. You can access the brochure and application forms here: https://www.dcu.ie/ctyi/early-university-entrance-0









Science Week - The Conclusion!

2020/11/13 14:51:55

Well done to those students who got involved in the activities to celebrate and embrace Science Week at Naas CBS! The winners of the 'Crack the Code' and 'So You Think You are Funny' competitions will be announced and prizes distributed early next week. We hope students enjoyed participating in these light-hearted competitions, as well as watching how The Simpsons do Science! Ms. Fennell's 1st Year class made fantastic models of plant and animal cells at home and played 'Science Scrabble' Her 3rd Year Science class enjoyed watching The Science of Stupid on National Geographic. Ms Houlihan's 6th Year Biology class listened to a Science talk via Zoom. Thank you to the Science Department for promoting Science Week in and outside of their classes and for organising the various activities to make Science 'more fun' for students!









Scifest @school competition

2020/11/13 14:50:13

Well done to these second year students that participated in a Virtual SciFest@School competition. SciFest is Ireland’s largest STEM fair programme for second-level students. SciFest’s mission is to ensure every second-level student has an opportunity to develop critical STEM skillsets through participation in a STEM fair, irrespective of their ability, background or circumstance. Many thanks, Ms. Houlihan









School Calendar 2020/2021

2020/11/13 14:30:45

As per our school calendar on the app, please see the change of date in regards to a school closure on Monday November 23rd 2020. Please note school will go ahead as normal on November 23rd which was originally marked as 'school closure'. This date will now move to Monday 7th December where the school will be closed. Apologies for any inconvenience. Many thanks, The Management Team









Study Skills Programme 2020

2020/11/13 13:40:59

Good afternoon Parents & Guardians, Next week (Monday 16th to Friday 20th November) our Study Skills programme will be delivered to all year groups here in Naas CBS. Each of our Form Teachers will work through the Study Skills materials with their form class throughout the week. Our 1st Year students in particular will be engaging in a two-hour 'Study Skills' workshop with their Form teacher on Monday 16th from 11 - 1pm. Many thanks to all our Form teachers for your work and support with this initiative. We hope it will be a beneficial experience for all students, especially in the lead up to our Christmas Exams. We will share these 'Study Skills' materials with parents and guardians next week and we ask that you please take the time to discuss this material with your son at home and review where he is at with his learning at present. We would appreciate your support and co-operation with this initiative. Many thanks, Naas CBS Management Team









Stand Up Awareness Week 2020

2020/11/13 12:41:04

Stand Up Awareness Week is Ireland’s largest anti-LGBTI+ bullying (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, plus) campaign in second-level schools. BeLonG To’s 12th Stand Up Awareness campaign takes place next week from November 16th-20th. Here in Naas CBS, student wellbeing is of paramount importance to us. In order to promote good wellbeing and a sense of inclusion within our school, we will be supporting Stand Up week 2020. Throughout the week a board will be displayed in the assembly highlighting LGBTI+ terminology and the various flags used within the LGBTI+ community. Supports for students both in school, locally and nationally will also be displayed. In addition to this, lessons will be taught throughout the week in SPHE/Wellbeing classes to raise awareness of LGBTI+ matters. On Friday, 20th November, we are asking staff and students to get involved in the Rainbow Ragday to show support to the LGBTI+ community. We are asking each year group to wear a specific colour jumper, t-shirt or jersey: 1st Years - red 2nd Years - orange 3rd Years - yellow 4th Years - green 5th Years - blue 6th Years - purple This Stand Up Awareness Week we are asking students to #ComeIn so no one has to come out. As coming out is not all ‘rainbows’, some students and parents may need additional support. Please see the list of PDF supports attached. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8761_20201113111628.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8478_20201113111642.pdf









Transition Year Work Experience Week 1 - 16th - 20th November - Parents Information

2020/11/12 17:00:09

Dear parents & guardians, Our first week of work experience commences for all TY students next week. Students are not in school. Please see the PDF document attached to this message which comprehensively outlines what is expected of students during this week. It gives all details of what students must complete if they are either 'working from home' or on a placement. It can also be viewed through the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oGTmdDoQyF-Cc3gDdHJPsR-UoyoGqUbB/view?usp=sharing For those students working from home, this is the suggested timetable they are to follow for the week: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jIzzPF2Bdeby4EtGRiMk0glcRSnyzxy9VGLNhf27F_8/edit?usp=sharing Each day they are to submit work through their Google Classroom. We have a arranged for a series of Zoom Webinars with people in various career areas for the students to link in with and use as part of their career investigations. This timetable can be viewed here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pwY7DirDYQMe1TZMnSHMbWjv1-gNsL2XyRR3gZ-7TIg/edit?usp=sharing *Please note that some additional talks may be added and the others are subject to change. I have also explained this information in detail to all students. Should you have any queries please contact me via email - sc@naascbs.ie Many thanks, S.Coy https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4775_20201112145125.pdf









Career Zoom Webinars - 6th Year Students

2020/11/11 17:04:37

Next week as part of the TY work experience module there has been a number of Zoom calls arranged with people in various occupations and career areas. These calls will be streamed live in room 2/20 and we are opening them to interested 6th year students. The areas/professionals involved include: Electrical engineering Architecture Medicine (Doctor and pediatrician) Sports Editing & Journalism Veterinary Science Personal training & nutrition Google We are lucky to have several past pupils involved in the talks. The timetable can be viewed through the following link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pwY7DirDYQMe1TZMnSHMbWjv1-gNsL2XyRR3gZ-7TIg/edit?usp=sharing *Please note this timetable may change* Interested 6th year students must register to attend any of these talks through emailing Mr.Coy by this Friday- sc@naascbs.ie Please specify in the email which talk you would like to attend. There are limited spaces available so it will be on a first come first serve basis. Students will not be allowed to attend the talks without registering first. Thanks.









RCSI Zoom Conference

2020/11/10 08:46:29

Our Senior Students thoroughly enjoyed their Zoom conference with Kieran Ryan; a director at RCSI and past-pupil of Naas CBS. The talk was very informative for students interested in pursuing careers in Medicine, Physiotherapy and Pharmacy. Thank you to Kieran for giving his time and expertise and for enlightening our students.









Green Schools Award

2020/11/09 15:56:59

The work undertaken by The Green-Schools Committee addresses Environmental Themes which span over a two year period. Then, if the Committee sufficiently addresses these themes and completes the seven steps outlined by Green-Schools during this two year period, they are awarded a Green Flag. So far Naas CBS has been awarded an Energy and a Recycling and Waste flag. This past two years The Green Schools Committee has been working on 'The Water Theme' and was recently awarded The Water Flag. However, we had further success as the School was shortlisted for 'School of The Year Water Award' for the work The Green-Schools Committee did to obtain The Water Flag. There were only four schools in the whole country who were in the running for this national award and each of these schools won an award for their Region. Our School was the winner of The Midlands and Eastern Region and won a trophy and a handsome sum of money, which will be put to good use in the school. While working toward putting forward our application for 'The Water Flag' the committee met weekly and tackled the seven steps of action over time. They formed a committee, conducted an Environmental review and created yearly and weekly Action plans. They monitored their progress as the year unfolded and encouraged staff members to link the water theme to their subject’s curriculum where possible. Throughout the two years the Green-Schools Committee informed the community of concerns relating to water and Climate Change with notice board news and vibrant displays and they also involved the school community in days of action. Finally they created their own Green Code for The Water Theme which they chanted through the Streets of Naas on one of their days of Action …” Turn off The Tap, Turn off The shower , Save Water every hour” Well done again to Ms Cowper for her work with this committee and huge congratulations to the committee for all their success to date. The committee consists of Adam Lamont, Barney Hennessy, Conor Murphy, Jamie Moore, Samuel Boyle, Piotr Filipek and Philip Byrne. Please see PDF attached for further information about the work and achievements of The Green Schools Committee and click the 'view gallery' to see some of the excellent work from this committee. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9386_20201109155653.pdf









Evening Study Wednesday 11th Nov.

2020/11/09 09:30:44

There will be no evening study this Wednesday 11th November due to a staff meeting. Night study will go ahead for 6th Year students at 7.30pm. Many thanks, The Management Team









Science Week!

2020/11/09 08:55:43

Naas CBS is celebrating Science Week! Students are encouraged to get involved in various activities organised by the Science Department: Share a Science joke with your Science teacher - a prize will be given for the best one! Collect letters from the Science teachers each day and crack the code on Friday to win the prize! Watch how The Simpsons do Science! Take a photo that promotes Biodiversity and enter the ISTA competition. Most importantly, Science is fun! Enjoy Science at Naas CBS!









UCD Virtual Open Day 2020

2020/11/09 08:53:40

Please see the attached PDF with important information for our 6th Year students about UCD's Virtual Open Day. Many thanks, The Guidance Department https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1645_20201106112154.pdf









CAO and College Entry 2021

2020/11/06 08:56:54

Please see attached PDF with important information for our 6th Year students about the CAO Online Facility. Many thanks, The Guidance Department https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5954_20201106085632.pdf









3rd Year Science - Velocity & Acceleration

2020/11/05 11:09:21

Many thanks to Ms Fennell and Mr Maguire who brought some of our 3rd Year Science students outside this morning to learn about velocity and acceleration. The students set up a 5m track to gather data which they then used in class to construct distance time graphs. They also used this data to calculate the speed of their race car.









Reminder -6th Year Higher Options 2020

2020/11/05 10:04:08

The best of luck to our 6th Year students who are taking part in the online Higher Options event today. Guidance Department - Important Note to Parents/Guardians/Students in 6th Year. The Higher Options 2020 event is being held virtually this year. Our school is scheduled to ‘attend’ on Thursday November 5th from 1pm - 6pm. 6th Year students will be allowed home on Thursday at 11.50 and are expected to Log in using their Access Code from 1.00 pm onwards. Please see the attached PDF document for all Information about the event. Due to the Higher Options event there will be no Evening Study on Thursday 5th November. Night Study will go ahead as normal at 7.30pm. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9443_20201103163301.pdf









RCSI Zoom Webinar - 4th, 5th and 6th Year Students

2020/11/04 16:30:27

Royal College of Surgeons Zoom Conference For any 4th, 5th or 6th year students interested in a career in Medicine, Physiotherapy or Pharmacy. A Zoom conference has been arranged with a past pupil who is now a director in the RCSI The talk will go through all elements associated with going into medicine including the HPAT. He will also be discussing physiotherapy and pharmacy. The talk is arranged for this Friday after school. 13.20p.m in room 2/20 It is also being organised in conjunction with the TY work experience module so interested TY students are encouraged to attend and it can be used as part of their work experience portfolio. Any students interested in this must register their interest in an email to Mr. Coy - sc@naascbs.ie Thanks









1st Year Lunchtime Activities

2020/11/03 14:46:12

Well done to all 1st Years and Prefects involved with badminton in the gym on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Many thanks to Ms. Kilcoyne for coordinating these activities for our 1st year students.









FAO 2nd Year Parents

2020/11/02 16:20:11

Dear Parents & Guardians, Following a midterm assessment 2nd Year students have now been assigned to either Higher or Ordinary level for English and Maths. Please discuss this level with your son and if you have any queries please put a note into the school journal for the attention of school management. Many thanks, The Management Team









The Homework Hive

2020/10/30 16:00:11

Please see attached PDF for information about the homework hive which runs for 1st Years after midterm break. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3816_20201023084857.pdf









1st Year Movie Day

2020/10/30 10:38:45

1st Years got into holiday mode today, watching various movies and enjoying some treats! Thanks to the our Meitheal Leaders for their work in organising this mid-term activity. The 1st Years had a ball!









Happy Halloween

2020/10/30 10:38:31

Happy Halloween from Naas CBS! Some innovative costumes from our 6th Years today!









Happy Midterm Break!

2020/10/23 14:00:55

Wishing all staff, students, parents and guardians a very happy and safe midterm. A million thanks to our teachers, SNA's, caretakers and secretaries for all your work on the ground here day in and day out. It is because of your hard work, positivity and care for our students that we have done so well to keep the school open and keep the teaching and learning going since we reopened in August. Well done to all our students who were exemplary in adhering to the new one way system and covid safety procedures and to you as parents/guardians for all your support. Enjoy your midterm break and mind yourselves. Kindest regards, The Management Team









Special Mention Board October 2020

2020/10/23 11:30:48

Well done to the students on the Special Mention Board who were nominated for significant achievement over the last month. These students showed strengths in many different areas for example, excellent record of work, continually making a great effort, great improvement in work, excellent attendance, great improvement in behaviour, significant contribution to school or community and many other reasons. Please see attached PDF for a list of students. Many thanks, Ms.Conneely https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3281_20201022105045.pdf









Hand Sanitising Gel

2020/10/23 08:31:43

Good morning Parents, Guardians & Students, You may have heard that some issues have arisen with hand gels that were sanctioned by the Department of Education on the news this morning. Please see the images attached below. We don't use or never have used ViraPro products. The surface spray that we use is called Virabact. This is in no way connected. The ViraPro product is Methanol based. Our gels contain Ethanol. We hope that this provides clarity for everyone and alleviates any concerns stemming from the news this morning. Wishing everyone a lovely midterm break. Kind regards, The Management Team









Rag Day Friday 23rd

2020/10/22 14:11:54

Tomorrow, Friday 23rd October, will be a rag day for all students. There is no cost for tomorrow's rag day but we will make a double effort in December for our Christmas rag day where we usually collect for our local Saint Vincent de Paul. There will be a prize tomorrow for the best Halloween costume within our 1st Year group . Many thanks to our Meitheal leaders who have arranged for every 1st Year form class to watch a film tomorrow. Wishing everyone a safe and happy midterm break. Kind regards, The Management Team









Reminder re: Saturday Study

2020/10/22 07:50:53

Message from the Parent's Council: Parents and Guardians, We are hoping to offer Saturday study to 6th Year students after midterm. If interested in supervising study please contact AnneMarie McMahon on 0863994831. Saturday study has been of huge value to our 6th Year students over previous years and we feel it is essential that we try and continue this. It will only work with your support. If Parents/Guardians are available to supervise study we ask that you please oversee the protocols in our Covid Response Plan which includes the wearing of facemasks at all times, the sanitising of hands before and after study and also the sanitising of each study desk before and after study. Your support with this initiative would be greatly appreciated. If we have enough parents involved you may only be called once throughout the year to help supervise study. Ben Travers









Transition Year - Change of Work Experience Dates

2020/10/21 16:00:10

Dear Parents & Guardians, With the introduction of level 5 restrictions, and having thought carefully about the potential impact they will have on our students and businesses, we are looking to change the dates for our upcoming TY Work Experience. The following are now the revised dates: Week 1: 16th - 20th November Week 2: 30th November - 4th December Students will return to school for the week in between (23rd - 27th) We are happy to accommodate students who have placements organised based on the original dates and which can still proceed under the new restrictions. Parental consent is needed. We would recommend that students try to reschedule any placement which has been affected. Please see the attached doc outlining the details of these changes along with some additional information. The following link will also give you access to our live TY calendar with all changes included here. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mLk0Q-Zfi7bOvLChxx31pGdWSez3h10L6hcVivPo0C0/edit?usp=sharing Please make contact with me if there are any issues or questions. Thanks for your continued support. S.Coy sc@naascbs.ie https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4344_20201021133836.pdf









HSE free text service

2020/10/20 13:31:33

50808 is a free text service, providing everything from a calming chat to immediate support for people going through a mental health or emotional crisis. Crisis Volunteers are available 24/7 for anonymous, supportive text conversations. Text TALK to 50808 to begin. #Text50808









Junior Cycle - CBA Calendar & Reporting 2020 - 2021

2020/10/19 16:30:27

Dear Parents, Guardians & Students, Please see attached two PDF documents in relation to the new Junior Cycle. The first PDF outlines our Classroom Based Assessment (CBA) calendar for the academic year 2020 - 2021. 3rd Year CBAs are taking place since September and will conclude in December. 2nd Year CBAs will take place from January to May and are highlighted in green on the calendar. The second PDF is an updated reporting document which outlines which subjects are now in the new Junior Cycle and which grading system each subject is currently using. As you will see from this document all subjects for our current 1st and 2nd Year students are now in the new Junior Cycle and therefore will be graded using the new grading system e.g. Distinction, Higher Merit, Merit etc. Our current 3rd Year students are using a combination of both the traditional grading system e.g. A,B,C etc. and the new Junior Cycle grading system e.g. Distinction, Higher Merit, Merit etc. The combination of both grading systems reflects the gradual roll-in of new Junior Cycle subjects over the last few years. Only three subjects in 3rd Year are using the traditional grading system (Religion, Technical Graphics and MTW - Materials Technology Wood). This is the last year these three subjects will use the traditional grading system. By September 2021 all subjects from 1st to 3rd Year will use the new grading system. Please visit our website www.naascbs.ie and click the 'JCT' tab for further information. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4229_20201019124902.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6111_20201019124913.pdf









Incoming 1st Year Students 2021 - 2022

2020/10/19 15:31:25

Reminder - If any parent or guardian has a son hoping to begin with us next September and has not yet returned the application form, please ensure the form returned by this Thursday the 22nd October. Many thanks, The Management Team









Student Survey Feedback

2020/10/19 11:51:19

Many thanks to all students for partaking in our Digital Learning survey. The results were very positive and a very good resource for us as a school to work from going forward. Please see the attached PDF which provides an overview of the results for each year group. If you have any queries or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact us. Kind regards, The Management Team https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4172_20201019081553.pdf









History Week - Heritage Walk

2020/10/19 08:27:16

Many thanks to Liam Kenny and Brian McCabe, two local historians involved with the Naas local history group, who brought a group of our Transition Year students on a heritage walk today as part of History week. Well done to all involved for a very enjoyable trip. Particular thanks to TY student Fionn Monaghan for capturing some great photographs of the walk. Please see photos below and in the gallery section of the app.









Lunchtime Movie for History Week

2020/10/19 07:55:09

Students enjoyed watching the historical film 'Dunkirk' at lunchtime as part of their activities for History Week. Thanks to the History teachers for organising this lunchtime activity.









History Week 2020

2020/10/16 12:04:14

Well done to everyone who took part in the activities this week as part of History Week. The teacher who made the most historical references as noted by their students this week was Ms. McMahon. The winners of the chatterbox challenge were: 3rd Place: Daragh Lardner (1F) 2nd Place: Conor Murphy (3A) 1st Place: Aidan McGrane (1F) Please see link below to view some of these chatterbox videos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1T5w1HW88WyccE861QNoYhm_a0K5pUlW2?usp=sharing A historical debate on the motion of the effectiveness of IRA tactics during the War of Independence, 1920-‘21 will take place next week. Well done also to all of the students who dressed in historical costumes today. Please see images below and in the gallery. Prizes for these are being distributed on Monday.









TY Heritage Walk - History Week

2020/10/16 11:54:00

Many thanks to Liam Kenny and Brian McCabe, two local historians involved with the Naas local history group, who brought a group of our Transition Year students on a heritage walk today as part of History week. Well done to all involved for a very enjoyable trip.









World Space Week 2020

2020/10/16 07:50:48

As part of 'World Space Week' last week Ms. Houlihan's 2nd Year Science students built their own rockets and launched them in the school field. The winners were Jacques Paquin and Gavin Judge. Well done to all involved - NASA might be interested in these rockets!!









Final Reminder - Rotary Youth Leadership Development Competition 2020

2020/10/15 15:00:37

Final Reminder - Deadline for Application Submission is tomorrow Friday 16th October. Naas Rotary Club are very pleased to announce the details of the 2020 Rotary Youth Leadership Development Competition. The format will be similar to previous years and the competition is open to students who hold a passport from a European Union Country living on the Island of Ireland, the passport must be valid for six months after 02 February 2021. Each school will select no more than 6 candidates for the competition and these candidates will be interviewed by two members of Naas Rotary Club on Wednesday 4th November . Two members of Rotary will select a School Winner on the night of the Interview. The winner from each school will take part in the Club Final which will be held in Naas at 6pm on Wednesday 11th November 2020, venue to be decided. The winner of the Club Final will take part in the Zone Final, the date and time of which have yet to be announced. In the case of each final, the safety of all participants will be of paramount importance and Covid 19 procedures specific to the venue will be in force. All candidates must be over 16 years of age on 02 February 2021 and under 18 years of age on 31 March 2021. Please find attached the Candidate Nomination Form, each completed form MUST be countersigned by a parent/guardian/teacher in order to be valid. All completed forms can be returned to Ms. Power's office. A 'Guidelines for Judges' document is also attached which is to be shared with students to help give an idea of what type of questions may be asked during interview. Wishing all possible candidates the very best of luck. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5317_20201006125148.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9958_20201006125411.pdf