5th Year Leadership Workshop
Many thanks to Peter Mc Auliffe for delivering the 'Unleashing Personal Potential - Teaching Leadership Skills' workshop to all of our 5th Years this week. For further information about this workshop please see the following website https://www.unleashingpersonalpotential.com.au/upp-team
5th Year Parent Teacher Meeting
As per our school calendar Parent Teacher meetings for our 5th Year students will take place next Thursday 28th November from 4.15 - 6.45pm. School will finish at 3.45pm next Thursday. Please be advised that there will be NO after school study except for 6th year students. Night study will go ahead as usual for 6th Years. Many thanks, Ms Power
ExpressCare by Affidea Sponsorship
Many thanks to Express Care Affidea for their sponsorship of jerseys for our Basketball, Athletics and Rugby teams.
Schedule of CBAs 2019 - 2020
Please see attached PDF for the schedule of Junior Cycle CBAs (Classroom Based Assessments) for 2nd & 3rd Year students for 2019 - 2020. 2nd Year CBAs will take place from the end of January (highlighted in green on the pdf document) 3rd Year CBAs are taking place from now until the end of January (highlighted in yellow on the pdf document) An information evening around the new Junior Cycle for parents of 2nd Year students is provisionally scheduled for January. Further information about this evening will be communicated through the school app closer to the date. For more information about the new Junior Cycle please visit our website www.naascbs.ie and click on the JCT tab at the top of the page. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9450_20191119103759.pdf
CAO Information Evening for 6th Year Parents
6th Year Parents and Guardians, You are invited to the CAO/Colleges/Related areas, Information Evening taking place on Thursday 21st November @ 7.00pm in the School Assembly. Kind Regards, The Guidance Team. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5159_20191120083822.pdf
Irish Schools Junior Championship Leinster Final
Well done to the Junior Golf team James O’Rourke, Adam O’Loughlin and Andrew Curran for qualifying for today’s Leinster final in Lucan Golf Club. Special thanks to the caddies and Tadgh Comerford for all their help. Fingers crossed the results go our way. Ms. Houlihan
Mock Interviews 2019
Mock Interviews for all 6th Year students will take place tomorrow evening Tuesday 19th November. All students should meet in the school library at 6.30pm for light refreshments beforehand with the Interviews commencing at 7.00pm sharp. This is a very important evening for the 6th Year students and the work of the Parent's Council. The night should conclude at approximately 10.00pm and we trust that any social interactions following this event will be kept to a minimum. Classes as normal on Wednesday morning. Many thanks, Ben Travers
GMIT Letterfrack Presentation
Many thanks to Kevin Gyves from GMIT Letterfrack who presented to our 6th Year DCG and Construction Studies students today as part of College Awareness Week.
Evening Study - Tuesday 19th Nov.
Due to 6th Year Mock Interviews tomorrow evening Tuesday 19th November Evening Study for 2nd, 3rd & 5th Year students will finish at 6.00pm. Many thanks, Ms Power
Congratulations to ten of last years 6th Year students (Academic year 2018 - 2019) who received entrance scholarships to UCD. (From left to right) Ben Travers (Principal), Samuel Sheehan, Brian Cunningham, Brian Tobin, Jack Hamill, Sean Usher, Leo Murphy (Deputy Principal), David Kiely, Cormac Dempsey, Eoghan Duffy, Conor Sievwright Missing from the photograph - Matthew Hartnett
Under 16 Football GAA
The bus for the under 16 Gaelic football team will be leaving the school at 10.20am on Thursday 21st November for a match against PBS Newbridge. Throw in is at 12 noon. Many thanks, Mr. Fitzpatrick
Leinster Senior Football Post Primary Schools Championship
Leinster Senior Football Post Primary Schools Championship Tuesday 19/11/19 Naas CBS vs PBS, Newbridge Venue: College Park, Newbridge Throw in: 1.30pm All support would be greatly appreciated. Naas CBS Senior Football Team are kindly sponsored by: Richie Whelan's Menswear, Naas and Monread Fare. Many thanks, Mr. Joyce
Mock Interviews Evening 2019
Mock Interviews for all 6th Year students will take place next Tuesday evening 19th November. All students should meet in the school library at 6.30pm for light refreshments beforehand with the Interviews commencing at 7.00pm sharp. Neat dress is essential, a suit, shirt and tie or school uniform. Students are also advised to revisit their CV’s in advance and research their intended career/course to optimise the benefit of the evening. A sheet of potential interview questions has been provided to each student. Any further enquiries please email me at email@example.com Kind regards Maura Conneely, Guidance Counsellor Mock Interview Co-Ordinator
LCVP Bake Sale
Well done to the 5th Year LCVP class who raised €175.50 in their bake sale today. The money raised will go to Homeless Care CLG and The Irish Heart Foundation. Many thanks also to Mr. Cullagh and Ms Hartnett for their help in facilitating the bake sale.
The Healthy Hearts screening will take place here in our school on Monday December 2nd and Wednesday December 4th for all Transition Year and Senior Cycle students. The cost of this cardiac screening is €40 per student. If interested please complete the permission form on the school app under the 'Permission forms' tab (see image below). The fee of€40 must be paid on our schools payment system Easy Payments Plus. Please complete the online permission form and make payment before Friday 22nd November. Many thanks
Rotary Leadership Competition Success
Huge congratulations to 5th Year student Eoin Keogh who was successful in winning the second round of the Rotary Leadership competition yesterday evening. Eoin will now progress to the Zone Final with the possibility of winning an all expenses paid trip to the Dail, Stormont and the European Parliament. We wish Eoin the very best of luck going forward.
College Awareness Week 2019
College Awareness Week takes place next week from Monday 18th to Friday 23rd November. Please see attached PDF for a list of events and further information. Many thanks, Guidance Department Ms Conneely, Ms Costello & Ms Lynch https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8784_20191112082329.pdf
3rd Year CSPE Trip Newsletter
On the 14th November classes 3D & 3E traveled to the Dáil as part of their CSPE class project. Please see attached PDF which is an article from student Matthew Davis in 3E about the trip. Well done to both classes for their organisation in putting this trip together and many thanks to Ms. Lonergan for her work in facilitating this trip. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6029_20191113122956.pdf
Reminder: 1st Year Disco
Reminder: 1st Year Parents/Guardians & students, The Meitheal Leaders have organised the annual 1st Year Disco for Naas CBS and St. Mary's College. Date: Friday 15th November Time: 7.00 to 9.30p.m. Location: Naas CBS Assembly Hall Tickets are €7 and are now on sale from the Meitheal Leaders. As per school policy mobile phones are not permitted on the night, We strongly encourage First Years to attend; it is always a fun evening!
3rd Year DAT’s Testing
Parents/Guardians of 3B, 3D and 3F Students, As per the School Calendar, D.A.T.’s (Differential Aptitude Test) testing will take place on Friday 15th November from 9.00am sharp until approx. 1.00pm for all students in 3B, 3D and 3F classes. Please ensure your son has Pencils, Eraser, Sharpener and Ruler with him for the tests. No calculator or paper is needed, and schoolbooks are not required for this day. Students will present for the tests in the following Room 3B = Room 4/3 3D = Room 4/4 3F= Room 4/5 Please see attached PDF for further information. Kind Regards, M. Conneely, M. Costello, K. Lynch Guidance Counsellors/Test Administrators. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3341_20191105082608.pdf
Guidance/Wellbeing Fees 2019/2020
A reminder to all parents/guardians that throughout the year all year groups will be involved with different workshops and guest speakers in relation to Guidance and Wellbeing. The Guidance/Wellbeing fee covers the cost of Wellbeing books, testing, workshops, guest speakers and the higher options trip for 6th Years. Please see Easy Payments Plus online and see relevant year group for your son to make payment if you have not already done so. Many thanks, Ms Power
6th Year Parent Teacher Meeting
As per our school calendar the 6th Year Parent Teacher meeting will take place Wednesday 13th November from 4.15 - 6.45pm. School will finish at 3.45pm. Please be advised that there will be NO after school study except for 6th Years. Night study will go ahead as usual for 6th Years. Your son is going home this evening with a letter for parents. Please ensure you have this letter with your sons list of teachers on Wednesday. Kind regards, Ben Travers
Healthy Hearts Permission Form
Dear Parent/Guardian, Before the midterm break we sent information via the school app about the Healthy Hearts screening. This will take place here in our school on Monday December 2nd and Wednesday December 4th for all Transition Year and Senior Cycle students. The cost of this cardiac screening is €40 per student. Each participant will be required to fill out a permission slip, questionnaire and consent form prior to the screening. The permission form is now available on the school app under the 'Permission forms' tab and the €40 fee can now be paid on our schools payment system Easy Payments Plus. Please complete the online permission form and make payment before Friday 22nd November. Many thanks
Glanbia Sponsorship of Naas CBS Senior Football
Many thanks to Glanbia for the generous sponsorship of Protein Milk for the Senior Football Team. Pictured is the team after a gym session today as they prepare for their first Championship game Tuesday week (19th Nov) vs PBS in College Park, Newbridge. Many thanks, Mr. Joyce
Reasonable Accommodations at Junior Cycle 2020
IMPORTANT: For all current 3rd Yr students: Any student who might qualify for Reasonable Accommodation in the Junior Cycle 2020 (Dyslexia/learning difficulties etc) please contact Ms. K. Phibbs if you have not already been in touch with her at firstname.lastname@example.org Many thanks, Ms Power
5th Year Wellbeing Workshop
All 5th Year Wellbeing classes will partake in an interactive workshop exploring different leadership strengths in the Assembly on Monday 18th November from 9.40 - 11.00am. This workshop is being delivered by 'Unleashing Personal Potential'. Students please bring a pen/pencil to this workshop. Full uniform is required. Many thanks, Ms Lynch
Science Week 2019
Throughout November Naas CBS will be celebrating Science Some activities include: Senior Classes: Astronomy Workshop, Forensics Workshop Junior Classes: Local Biodiversity tours, Scrabble Challenge We hope everyone gets stuck in. Enjoy! Science Department
Credit Union Art Competition
Congratulations to Mark Sargent and James Tierney, first year art students, who recently won awards In the Life Credit Union Art Competition. Mark achieved 2nd place and James achieved 3rd place both in the 11-13 age category. Please click 'view gallery' to view all photographs. Well done to both students.
Notification - Case of Mumps
Please see notice below from HSE regarding a case of mumps that has been reported in our School. Information in relation to any concerns you may have are detailed below. Any further queries please contact the School. Kind regards Rory Purcell.
School Ski Trips
Hi All.. Some parents have been enquiring about the clothing that the boys will need on the Ski Tour. The following may be helpful: Your son should bring with him, the required clothing as outlined below. The temperatures can vary year to year but have been as low as –20C (But he will be in the hotel) at night and -5C to -10C by day, so it is important that he should have enough clothing to account for these temperatures. Remember that a number of layers of thin clothing are much more effective than thick heavy items. Also please ensure ample change of socks / underwear, etc. re .. Clothing / Footwear and Ski wear to be organised / bought / borrowed etc? • Ski Jacket / Good waterproof jacket with tight fitting cuffs and Ski Pants (Salopettes).. • Base layers examples.. Body warmer / Micro fleece / Sweatshirts / T-shirts. (Many thin layers are more effective than thick bulky layer.) • Ski socks / Ski Gloves / Hat. (Helmets are compulsory in Italy but they are provided as part of the Ski Pack included in Price) • Goggles / Sunglasses. (Goggles are necessary if the weather is snowey otherwise Sunglasses are fine) • Sun block (very important) and lip salve / balm. • Strepsils / Blister plasters / Volterol rub. Any other basic medication that he might need. • Shoes / runners / for wearing, around the hotel when not skiing. (He will not need snow boots / boots in this resort as it is doorstep skiing hotel) Any other Queries then please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Regards Niall Rennick
Rotary Youth Leadership Development Competition
Congratulations to Eoin Keogh in 5th Year who was successful in the Rotary interviews held yesterday evening here in our school. Eoin will now go forward and take part in the Club Final which will be held in Naas next week. The very best of luck to Eoin as he progresses through this competition.
Mock Interviews 2019
Any Sixth Year student who has yet to submit their CV would they kindly do so immediately by email to email@example.com Thank You Maura Conneely Mock Interview Co-Ordinator
Work Experience Documentation
All our Transition Year students will begin their School Work Experience programme on Monday 11th November. This is a fabulous opportunity for them and I hope it will be both positive and beneficial. I wish them well. Completed Parent Consent forms are due back to the school tomorrow. By now, all students should have picked up the necessary documentation for their Employer / Supervisor and their Daily Diary sheets for completion while on Work Experience. If for whatever reason they haven't done so, then they need to see me first thing in the morning. If you need clarification or further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org Kind Regards Niall Rennick
Transition Year Manchester Trips
Please note the following with respect to the end of year Transition Year Trips to Manchester. The cost of the trips is as follows. For the Manchester City trip the total cost is €249 pp and for the Manchester Utd / Chill factor trip the cost is €259. Payments can now be made online by logging onto www.topflightforschools.ie then "make a payment", Booking ref. 12778: 25th April trip - Manchester United Booking ref. 12779 17th May trip - Manchester City password: cbsnaas scroll down to find name, and complete payment. Another€50 is due now and full payment is due by end of February 2020. You can continue to make payments as you wish. If you have any problems with making a payment please email me email@example.com regards Niall Rennick
The Homework Club
Please see attached PDF for information about a homework club which is starting next Monday 11th November for 1st Years only. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2336_20191107155718.pdf
Reminder - Evening Study Thursday 7th November
Evening Study will take place on Thursday 7th November for 6th Years ONLY due to a staff in-service from 4-6pm. Many thanks
1st Year Disco
The Meitheal Leaders have organised the annual 1st Year Disco for Naas CBS and St. Mary's College. Date: Friday 15th November Time: 7.00 to 9.30p.m. Location: Naas CBS Assembly Hall The disco will be fully supervised. Cloak room facilities and refreshments will be avalible on the night. Tickets are €7 and are now on sale from the Meitheal Leaders. We strongly encourage First Years to attend; it is always a fun evening!
4C, 4D and 4E Hillwalk - 6th November
There will be a hill walk for classes 4C, 4D and 4E to Glendalough tomorrow (Wednesday 6th). Bus leaving at 9.00am sharp and will be be back for 4.00pm. Weather will be mixed and very wet underfoot. Please wear appropriate footwear (ankle support and good grip). Bring a good jacket/waterproof/windproof clothing along with additional layers to keep warm. Please bring a packed lunch, plenty of water and some extra snacks. If anyone is unable to travel due to illness or otherwise please contact the school before 9.00am tomorrow morning. Many thanks Mr.Coy
U16 Basketball Match
Reminder to U16 basketball players that they have their game tomorrow versus Colaiste Lorcain. All players to meet in the gym hall at 12.30pm. Many thanks, Ms Purcell
Biodiversity & Youth Awards
Last week Naas CBS were given two awards at The Naas Tidy Towns Awards night. The school were awarded the Biodiversity Award 2019 in recognition of the schools Beekeeping project, the school orchard which contains over 60 different fruit trees and all the work our TY students do throughout the year for Naas Tidy Town. Also 6th Year student Billy Egan was The Youth Award Winner 2019 for his great work with Naas Tidy Town. During the awards ceremony the school was highly praised for its work and dedication to biodiversity, nature, voluntary work and its very positive role in Naas community. Well done again to all involved,
Student Council Suggestion Box
The Student Council Suggestion Box is located in the entrance corridor to the Assembly Area. If you have any suggestions in regards to improving the day to day running of the school, please feel free to drop a note into the suggestion box. Many thanks, The Student Council https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5165_20191105094851.pdf
CAO Online Facility
6th Year Students, Parents/Guardians, The CAO (Central Applications Office) Online Application facility opens today Tuesday 5th November at 12:00. We encourage students to Log into www.cao.ie then select ‘Apply’ and proceed to complete the required details carefully. A CAO Application number will then be issued via email. This is an important Number and it will be subsequently used by the applicant, in the ‘My Application’ part of the menu, for all interactions with CAO throughout the year. Students should continue to research their possible Courses/Choices. Every assistance will be provided by the Guidance Team to support your son in this process. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries. Kind Regards, M. Conneely, M.Costello, K.Lynch. Guidance Department. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2871_20191105084118.pdf
Special Mention Board October 2019
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 https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3181_20191025085321.pdf
Dear Parent/Guardian, On Monday December 2nd and Wednesday December 4th Naas CBS will be overseeing a heart screening clinic within the school for all Transition Year and Senior Cycle students. The ‘Healthy Hearts Healthy Lives’ foundation will be conducting the cardiac screening clinic in the school throughout the days mentioned above. ‘Healthy Hearts Healthy Lives’ was founded in 2011 and facilitates locally arranged cardiac screening clinics for those aged 14+ at various centres in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Their aim is to raise awareness of conditions that can lead to Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS). The screening programme consists of the following: • Electrocardiogram (ECG) and Questionnaire @ initial screening session • An ECG is a simple and useful test which records the rhythm and electrical activity of your heart. • Consultant Cardiologist’s report on ECG. (Dr McGlinchey is the Consultant Cardiologist employed and he will be adhering to (2007) ESC guidelines for screening athletes with specific reference to SCD screening.) • Echocardiogram, should this be required. This will take place at a later date. • Referral to appropriate medical facility, if required. • Those requiring follow up will receive a phone call, outlining exactly what is involved. • Personal results letter to each individual screened and their GP if required. Undetected heart conditions affect about 1 in 300 people in Ireland. The primary focus is on screening people who wish to engage in sporting activities, however, the service is available to all who wish to undergo screening. All staff used in the administering and interpreting of the screening programme are medically qualified and experienced practitioners. The cost of this cardiac screening is €40 per child. Each participant will be required to fill out a permission slip, questionnaire and consent form prior to the screening. We feel that this is a hugely important and worthwhile exercise that can highlight any underlying health issues that may be affecting an individual. More information on ‘Healthy Hearts Healthy Lives’ can be found at https://www.healthyheartshealthylives.com/ After the midterm break further information will be sent home via the app about how your son can get involved in this. Many thanks
Rag Day Friday 25th October
Tomorrow (Friday 25th October) will be a Rag Day. The cost of €3 per student is for 'Aware' and 'McAuley Place'. There will be a prize for best dressed Halloween themed outfit on the day.
Parent's Council Volunteer Form
Please see attached PDF which is a Parent's Council Volunteer form. This form is also available on our school website www.naascbs.ie under 'Parents' -> 'Parents Council' -> Volunteer Form. Many thanks, Parent's Council https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6760_20191024085852.pdf
Transition Work Experience Programme
Hi all, The November Work Experience dates are fast approaching. Attached are some documents relating to the same for your attention. Work Experience and the presentation of a completed Work Experience project, is a compulsory part of Transition Year. This week and the week after the Mid-term break I will try to catch up with all students to explain what is expected from them. The Work Experience project consists of 5 Areas for Completion. (1) Completed Parental Consent Form (2) Completed Employer Evaluation Sheets, which the students will give to their employer on the first day of the Work Experience placement. (3) Completed Daily Diary Sheets, which will be given to the boys before going out on placement. (4) Background Information on the Company / Placement, a minimum of 2 A4 pages on each placement, to include photos & information, Maximum font size 14. (5) Overall Reflection Sheet, to be filled out on return to school. If there is anything further that you need, or if you are missing forms or information please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mise le meas Niall Rennick https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7037_20191022104426.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4322_20191022104434.pdf
Re Evening Study
As per the calendar, due to staff planning there is only study for 6th years this evening. Night study as normal Kind regards, Ben Travers
Study Skills Programme - Week 3
The last of three Study Skills courses has been taught today. It would be very beneficial for your son if you could review this material at home. All materials are available on the school website under Study Skills, using the password 'Kildare123'. If you would like to give us any feedback or suggestions for next year's programme please email email@example.com. Many thanks.
Parent's Council 'Wonderlights' Event at Palmerstown
The Parent's Council are organising a school fundraiser at the launch of 'Wonderlights' at Palmerstown Estate on the 18th October. Tickets for the 18th October event are now on sale, this date is specifically for the Naas CBS and St. Mary's school community. Please use the promo code 'STMARYSCBS' when purchasing and ticket sales will go to both schools. For further information on this event please see attached PDF. You can also go to the following website: https://www.wonderlights.ie/ Many thanks, Parent's Council https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6683_20190925160159.pdf