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Meitheal Leaders 2021-2022

2021/03/04 11:46:27

Any 5th Year student who would like to interview for Meitheal Team 2021-2022, please email Ms. M. Murphy (mdm@naascbs.ie) for information on the application process. Meitheal is a Youth Leadership Programme organised through the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin. Interviews are conducted and the Meitheal Team is selected by Meitheal Co-ordinator Robert Norton. Each year, the Meitheal Leaders offer invaluable support to our 1st Year students, helping them settle in to secondary school and we would encourage any aspiring leaders in 5th Year to apply to the Meitheal Programme. This is a fabulous opportunity for the Meitheal Leaders themselves to develop personally and work as part of a team while contributing to school life. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our current Meitheal Leaders and praise them for their wonderful work and positive attitude in mentoring the 1st Years during very challenging times this year. You are a credit to yourselves, Meitheal and Naas CBS. Many thanks, Ms. M. Murphy









Reminder - School Calendar

2021/03/03 13:20:52

A reminder to parents, guardians and students that we have a Junior Cycle staff in-service from 9.00am - 4.00pm tomorrow, Thursday 4th March. There is a second Junior Cycle in-service scheduled for staff on March 25th. There will be no classes on these days.









Apprenticeships: Bus Eireann & Pfizer

2021/03/03 12:37:18

Please see the attached PDF for information that may be of interest to Leaving Certificate students re upcoming Apprenticeships. Note, in particular, Application Closing Dates. Please contact M Costello mc@naascbs.ie or M Conneely mcy@naascbs.ie if any help is required. Kind regards, Guidance Department https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2822_20210303123647.pdf









2nd Year Junior Cycle Presentation 2021

2021/03/02 17:30:11

Dear 2nd Year Parents, Guardians & Students, Around this time of year, as our 2nd Year students begin their Classroom Based Assessment (CBA) journey, we traditionally like to take an opportunity to bring all 2nd Year Parents & Guardians into the school for a presentation around Junior Cycle. We also like to meet the 2nd Year students to inform them about the new terminology around Junior Cycle and clarify any questions that they may have. Due to covid-19 we are unable to present as normal. Please see the link below for a digital version of this presentation. We hope that you find it useful. Many thanks to our JCT coordinator, Andrew Keating, for his work with this presentation. Please see attached two PDF documents with some frequently asked Q&A's and information about the new junior cycle language. This is also available on our school website www.naascbs.ie under the 'JCT' tab. Wishing all of our 2nd Year students good luck with their CBA's. We hope you engage well with the different activities involved and enjoy the process. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BET7Bw6QzvSzuOKJlG5eNcotDfvnTfJ8/view?usp=sharing https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1359_20210302153737.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6166_20210302153744.pdf









Leaving Certificate Reference Forms 2021

2021/03/02 16:30:24

6th Year students, Please see the link below for your Leaving Certificate Reference Form. This form is very important as many of you will need references from the school going forward. Please complete by Friday 18th March. Please take your time completing the form below. Leaving Certificate Reference Form 2021 https://forms.gle/VvAcj39vkcU9kXUFA









Transition Year - Lockdown Challenges - Winners!

2021/03/02 15:10:10

Well done to all who got involved with the Lockdown Challenges set out in the previous term. Some additional prizes were given as a result of the great response. The winners are as follows: Steps Challenge 1st Place - Killian Burke 4A 951,035 steps - 158,000 Average per week, 22,500 average per day! 2nd Place - Bill Hennessey 4D 588,511 steps 3rd Place - Fionn McCarthy 4F 488,391 steps 5km Run Challenge 1st Place - Killian Burke Time: 17.10 2nd Place - Fionn McCarthy Time: 18.20 Prizes also for: Alex Sargent: 19.27 Evan O'Briain: 19.14 Daire O’Keefe: 19.52 Colin Bolton: 20.44 Photography Challenge Winner - Alexander Punselie 4A - Lakeshore Sun shot 2nd place - Dylan Judge 4E - Shot of toys on a fence Some of the other images submitted included. Huge congratulations to all.









Naas CBS Senior Football 2021

2021/03/01 16:11:54

Many thanks to Taaffe Sand & Gravel and EMS Copiers for their generous sponsorship towards tops for our Senior Football Team. The panel of players had trained very hard before Christmas. Pictured below are members of the team in 6th Year. Unfortunately, Leinster GAA have called off all Post Primary School activity for 2021. Many thanks, Ronan Joyce









Transition Year Applicant Interviews - Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd March

2021/03/01 12:42:30

The interviews for all 3rd years applying for TY next year will take place over tomorrow Tuesday (2nd) & Wednesday 3rd March. Please see the following link for the timetable. *Please note this timetable is subject to change* https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MQ2Q6Orw4oViDKRUq-jZouzBMexNFKPdapoCAY4BQUM/edit?usp=sharing The interviews are being done remotely through Zoom. The interviews will be done in a group format and will last 10 - 15 minutes. There is a Zoom link for students to click beside their name on the timetable, please go to this link 5 minutes before your start time. Please also ensure you have Zoom set up on your device beforehand. Students must be on time and have their cameras switched on. Please be situated in a suitable location, free from noise and distractions. School uniform is not a requirement. Students do not need to attend class during their allocated interview time. Please check the timetable carefully. If there are any issues please contact me immediately via email, sc@naascbs.ie Looking forward to meeting with you all. Best of luck! S.Coy









Apprenticeships: ESB & Dublin Aerospace

2021/03/01 08:40:30

Please see the attached PDF for important information of interest to Leaving Certificate students re upcoming Apprenticeships. Note, in particular, Application Closing Dates. Please contact M Costello mc@naascbs.ie or M Conneely mcy@naascbs.ie if any help is required. Kind regards, Guidance Department https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3261_20210301084008.pdf









Letter from Deputy Chief Medical Officer

2021/02/26 15:43:26

Parents & Guardians, Please see attached PDF which contains a letter from Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ronan Glynn. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2743_20210226154312.pdf









2nd Year Survey Responses

2021/02/26 15:38:30

Many thanks to our 2nd Year Parents, Guardians & Students for taking the time to complete our recent survey. Your feedback is very much appreciated. Please see attached below two PDF's with the responses from both Parents/Guardians & Students. We condensed they key points from Q.4 onto the final slide. We will continue to work with you in supporting our students during this unprecedented time. If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Many thanks, The Management Team https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6754_20210226153811.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7456_20210226153818.pdf









Return to School - 6th Years

2021/02/26 15:01:46

We are delighted to be able to welcome our 6th Year students back into school on Monday 1st March. Please be conscious of our health and safety protocols in the school so that we can all remain safe. Please ensure you are wearing your facemask, sanitise your hands and follow the one-way system around the building when following your timetable. Information regarding Leaving Certificate 2021 will be communicated to 6th Years on Monday and as it continues to come in from the Department of Education. Looking forward to meeting you then, The Management Team









TY Survey Responses

2021/02/26 14:36:42

Many thanks to our TY Parents, Guardians & Students for taking the time to complete our recent survey. Your feedback is very much appreciated. Please see attached below two PDF's with the responses from both Parents/Guardians & Students. We condensed they key points from Q.4 onto the final slide. We will continue to work with you in supporting our students during this unprecedented time. If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Many thanks, The Management Team https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6516_20210226142055.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8674_20210226142104.pdf









3rd Year Survey Responses

2021/02/26 14:35:53

Many thanks to our 3rd Year Parents, Guardians & Students for taking the time to complete our recent survey. Your feedback is very much appreciated. Please see attached below two PDF's with the responses from both Parents/Guardians & Students. We condensed they key points from Q.4 onto the final slide. We will continue to work with you in supporting our students during this unprecedented time. If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Many thanks, The Management Team https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6430_20210226132428.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7524_20210226132439.pdf









1st Year Survey Responses

2021/02/26 14:34:36

Many thanks to our 1st Year Parents, Guardians & Students for taking the time to complete our recent survey. Your feedback is very much appreciated. Please see attached below two PDF's with the responses from both Parents/Guardians & Students. We condensed they key points from Q.4 onto the final slide. We will continue to work with you in supporting our students during this unprecedented time. If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Many thanks, The Management Team https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9691_20210226100926.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8135_20210226100933.pdf









5th Year Survey Responses

2021/02/26 14:32:32

Many thanks to our 5th Year Parents, Guardians & Students for taking the time to complete our recent survey. Your feedback is very much appreciated. Please see attached below two PDF's with the responses from both Parents/Guardians & Students. We condensed they key points from Q.4 onto the final slide. We will continue to work with you in supporting our students during this unprecedented time. If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Many thanks, The Management Team https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8896_20210226125943.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4166_20210226125949.pdf









6th Year Survey Responses

2021/02/26 14:30:57

Many thanks to our 6th Year Parents, Guardians & Students for taking the time to complete our recent survey. Your feedback is very much appreciated. Please see attached below two PDF's with the responses from both Parents/Guardians & Students. We condensed they key points from Q.4 onto the final slide. We will continue to work with you in supporting our students during this unprecedented time. If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Many thanks, The Management Team https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4996_20210226100138.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2922_20210226100151.pdf









Reminder - Naas CBS World Book Day Competition

2021/02/25 15:42:55

The English Department encourages all students to get involved in the Naas CBS World Book Day competition. World Book Day will be held on Thursday the 4th of March and promotes the importance of reading, if ever there was a need for escapism now is the time. "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, the man who never reads lives only one." We would suggest that everyone picks up a book on World Book Day and for all students to get involved in the competition. There will be a prize awarded for the most creative entry in each year group. Closing date for entry is Friday the 5th of March. Students can enter via their respective English teachers Google Classroom. Please see the PDF attached below for information. Good luck and remember the more creative the better. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8150_20210223130512.pdf









Reminder - 6th Year Group Photo 2020 - 2021

2021/02/25 09:32:51

The 6th Year group photo for the class of 2020 - 2021 is now available to order. To order, payment must be made via the 'shop' section of the school app. The fee is titled '6th year Photo 2021' and the cost of the photograph is €23. Payment must be made by Tuesday 16th March to ensure delivery by Easter. If not paid for by the 16th March no further photographs can be ordered. For any 6th Year students that were missing on the day the photographer was here taking the individual photographs, the photographer has advised that students can send a photo to admin@naascbs.ie to be included in the main group photo. This photo must be emailed before Friday 5th March. The student in the photograph must be in full uniform and the photo, similar to a passport photo, must be a head and shoulders image. Many thanks









Letter to Parents & Guardians from the Department of Education

2021/02/25 09:11:26

Please see the attached PDF for information from Minister Norma Foley regarding the re-opening of schools. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8969_20210225090943.pdf









A thank you to the Queally Group

2021/02/24 10:01:49

A huge thank you is owed to the Queally Group who year on year provide huge support to the school, and in particular to our Transition Year students who manage to avail of the placement opportunities they provide for them. We specifically want to thank Marie Reilly who coordinates the Queally Group TY programme and who goes above and beyond for the lads. This year the Queally Group have organised a virtual TY programme which will give some of our students experience in in understanding the food product development process and the areas that support it. They go the extra mile for our students and it is very much appreciated.









Engineers Week + Friday Webinar

2021/02/24 09:23:27

Please see the attached PDF for information about Engineering and events around Engineers Week, as well as upcoming Friday 26th Feb Webinar. Any students in TY or Senior cycle especially, who have an interest in Engineering should find this useful. Please Register for Friday's (free) Webinar via Eventbrite link attached. Kind Regards, Guidance Department https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2160_20210224092254.pdf









School Calendar

2021/02/23 15:40:57

A reminder to parents, guardians and students that we have a staff planning afternoon tomorrow, Wednesday 24th February. Classes will finish at 11.50am for all students. There are two full day Junior Cycle in-services scheduled for staff in March. These will take place on March 4th and March 25th. There will be no classes on these days.









TY 2021 & 5th Year Options

2021/02/23 13:28:02

A final reminder that subject options forms for 5th Year 2021 are now due. If you have not already submitted this from please do so by clicking the link below: https://forms.gle/jZYCPHRUDKWyTBKC8 Any 3rd Year students applying for TY 2021 please ensure that you have completed the form below: https://forms.gle/UmyXu4jiXhxCqA2n8 Any late entries cannot be guaranteed a place. Any queries please contact the Guidance team mc@naascbs.ie or mcy@naascbs.ie or the Management Team. Many thanks









Virtual Run

2021/02/23 13:02:01

Please see information below for First, Second & Third Year students regarding a 'Virtual Run'. Students can participate in a 3k virtual run. All you need to do is download a running app like strava or runkeeper and take a screenshot of your time before Friday March 19th. Your time screenshot must be sent to tk@naascbs.ie. Medals will be awarded for the fastest three times in each year group. Best of luck to all participants and many thanks to Ms Kilcoyne for her work with this. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mwTCCHEfNjLOjZpWlNXO6x0DXj5UD5WBNd-5sjD5jAY/edit?usp=sharing https://docs.google.com/document/d/1H2FNUP_ik4GM0g8OCc18BdXi1jRyjSEFGk7RpfE06tQ/edit?usp=sharing









Mid-term Break

2021/02/12 13:02:36

Wishing everyone in our school community a very happy, safe and well-deserved mid-term break. The work and effort from staff and students has been tremendous, especially during such challenging times but we are very proud of all that has been achieved this term. A particular 'thank you' to all our teachers who have worked tirelessly to support students remotely. It is so important now that everyone takes the necessary time away from the screens and uses this break to rest and replenish themselves. Many thanks to everyone for taking the time to complete the surveys that were sent out during the week. We appreciate your feedback and will use this information to help plan for the weeks ahead. We have a staff planning afternoon on Wednesday 24th February. Classes will finish at 11.50am for all students. There are two full day Junior Cycle in-services scheduled for staff in March. These will take place on March 4th and March 25th. There will be no classes on these days. Our 2nd Year students are undertaking classroom-based assessments from March 1st to March 22nd. We spoke to 2nd Year students during their zoom meeting on Wednesday in regards to these. CBA's will take place for the following subjects; Geography, Music, French and German. The teachers of these subjects will guide students through this process. Information and support will also be sent out via the school app. Enjoy the break everyone and stay safe. Kind regards, The Management Team









Virtual Calming Room

2021/02/12 11:50:49

Please see the link below to a 'Virtual Calming Room' resource. This link gives access to music, meditations, yoga and many other wellbeing supports. We hope that staff, students, parents and guardians find this helpful. https://calmingroom.scusd.edu/









Reminder - Surveys

2021/02/11 16:13:43

Just a gentle reminder that the closing date for surveys to be returned for parents, guardians and students is tomorrow, Friday 12th February. Your feedback is very important to us and will help to support students over the coming weeks. Kind regards, The Management Team









Important Information for 6th Year Students re CAO Application & Dates.

2021/02/11 15:27:12

Please see attached PDF for important information relating to CAO Applications. It is essential to read this and re- check your online CAO application at this point in time. Kind regards, Guidance Department. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9325_20210211152622.pdf









1st Year Parent, Guardian & Student Survey

2021/02/11 11:00:09

It was lovely to get an opportunity to link in with our 1st Year students this morning. As mentioned in our meeting, we would like to touch base with both parents/guardians and students to see what is working/not working in regards to remote learning and what we can do to help. Please see below a survey link for our 1st Year students and a second link for parents/guardians. If these could please be completed by Friday 12th February that would be very much appreciated. Student Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/1stYrStudentSurveyNaasCBS Parent/Guardian Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/1stYearParentSurveyNaasCBS Many thanks, The Management team









2nd Year Parent, Guardian & Student Survey

2021/02/10 11:00:22

It was lovely to get an opportunity to link in with our 2nd Year students this morning. As mentioned in our meeting, we would like to touch base with both parents/guardians and students to see what is working/not working in regards to remote learning and what we can do to help. Please see below a survey link for our 2ndYear students and a second link for parents/guardians. If these could please be completed by Friday 12th February that would be very much appreciated. Student Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2ndYrStudentSurveyNaasCBS Parent/Guardian Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2ndYearParentSurveyNaasCBS Many thanks, The Management team









3rd Year Parent, Guardian & Student Survey

2021/02/10 09:40:10

It was lovely to get an opportunity to link in with our 3rd Year students this morning. As mentioned in our meeting, we would like to touch base with both parents/guardians and students to see what is working/not working in regards to remote learning and what we can do to help. Please see below a survey link for our 3rd Year students and a second link for parents/guardians. If these could please be completed by Friday 12th February that would be very much appreciated. Student Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3rdYearStudentSurvey Parent/Guardian Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3rdYearParentSurvey Many thanks, The Management team









Safer Internet Day 2021

2021/02/09 15:50:47

As part of Safer Internet Day 2021, the Irish Centre will host a series of free online safety webinars for teachers, parents and students. All webinars are free to attend and are available to everyone. Today, and everyday, remember to #BeKindOnline. https://www.webwise.ie/trending/bekindonline-webinar-series/?fbclid=IwAR1aCxw_RhdwZWr55Xso6X1EmZ7p3K7ObrXjmNZw4GUIJCxc6bTTsOawN1k









4th Year Parent/Guardian & Student Survey

2021/02/09 13:00:17

Good afternoon, It was lovely to get an opportunity to link in with our 4th Year students today. As mentioned in our meeting, we would like to touch base with both parents/guardians and students to see what is working/not working in regards to remote learning and what we can do to help. Please see below a survey link for our 4th Year students and a second link for parents/guardians. If these could please be completed by Friday 12th February that would be very much appreciated. 4th Year Student Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/4thYearStudentSurvey 4th Year Parent/Guardian Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/4thYearParentSurvey Many thanks, The Management team









5th Year Parent, Guardian & Student Survey

2021/02/09 12:30:32

Good afternoon, It was lovely to get an opportunity to link in with our 5th Year students today. As mentioned in our meeting, we would like to touch base with both parents/guardians and students to see what is working/not working in regards to remote learning and what we can do to help. Please see below a survey link for our 5th Year students and a second link for parents/guardians. If these could please be completed by Friday 12th February that would be very much appreciated. 5th Year Student Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5thYearStudentSurvey2021 5th Year Parent/Guardian Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5thYearParentSurvey2021 Many thanks, The Management team









6th Year Parent, Guardian & Student Survey

2021/02/08 13:39:32

Afternoon 6th Year Parents, Guardians & Students, It was lovely to have the opportunity this morning to meet with all of our 6th Year students. We will continue to keep in touch over the coming weeks with any updates from the Department of Education regarding Leaving Certificate 2021. In the meantime, we ask that both 6th Year Parents, Guardians & Students please complete the relevant survey below in order for us to gain important feedback as to how we can best support our students. If these could please be completed by Friday 12th February it would be greatly appreciated. 6th Year Student Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6thYearSurvey 6th Year Parent/Guardian Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NaasCBS6thYearParent As was mentioned in today's meetings, if anyone has any queries and concerns please do not hesitate to contact the school. A reminder that our guidance and counselling services are available to our students at any time. Kind regards, The Management Team









Schools News

2021/02/05 11:53:08

Well done to all staff and students for another week of tremendous work and effort. Because of the nature of online engagement staff and students have been spending a significant amount of time in front of screens. With this in mind we have decided to take a half day next Wednesday 10th February, classes will finish at 1pm. Please use the afternoon to take a break from all devices and to mind yourselves. The Management Team and relevant Year Head look forward to linking in with each Year Group next week. We will start with 6th Year students next Monday, two class groups at a time, at the times listed below. We hope to meet the other Year Groups, similar to an assembly, in one group sitting at other times throughout the week (please see schedule below) . 6th Years (Monday): 6A & 6C - 10.20 - 10.40 6B & 6G - 10.40 - 11.00 6D & 6F - 11.00 - 11.20 6E & 6H - 11.20 - 11.40 5th Years - Tuesday @11.50 4th Years - Tuesday @12.30 3rd Years - Wednesday @9.00 2nd Years - Wednesday @10.20am 1st Years - Thursday @10.20am The meeting link for each group will be posted in Google Classroom of the subject which is taking place during the scheduled meeting time. Following each year group meeting a survey will be sent to the relevant year group for feedback. A parent survey will also be sent out next week. With only one week left before the midterm break we ask that everyone continues to engage and apply themselves as best possible while taking essential time for yourselves too. Have a lovely weekend, The Management Team









Reminder "Google Classroom for Parents" webinar

2021/02/04 09:39:48

A reminder for Parents & Guardians that the "Google Classroom for Parents" webinar is on this evening, Thurs 4th February @ 7pm. For anyone that cannot attend this evening Drumcondra Education Centre are hosting a second webinar on Thursday 11th February @7pm. Tutor: Ailbhe Nolan. To book your place go to https://ecdrumcondra-courses.com When registering enter 'xxxx' for TC number and school roll number.









5th Year Subject Choice Presentation

2021/02/03 17:00:53

Parents, Guardians & Students, Please see link below for a video presentation regarding subject options for 5th Year. This video is relevant for all Transition Year students and any 3rd Year students that are going directly into 5th Year. Please ensure that you watch this video before choosing your 5th Year subjects. A reminder that your subject option form should be submitted by this Friday 5th February. An app message titled '5th Year Subject Choice Form' was sent by Mr. Coy last Friday and contains the subject option form link. https://youtu.be/q-DTd0IR7J0 Many thanks, The Guidance Department









St. Brigid's Day Challenge

2021/02/03 16:02:02

Well done to some of our 1st Year students who took part in a St. Brigid's Day challenge. Ms. Ward's 1st Years were set the challenge of making a St. Brigid's day cross. If students didn't have any rushes within their 5KM they had to be creative and make them out of materials from their house! Well done to everyone that got involved. Please see some of the results of this challenge below.









Student App Accounts

2021/02/03 13:15:54

Afternoon students, We encourage everyone, in particular our students, to download the school app to keep track of the daily news and notifications in Naas CBS. Over the coming days/weeks we hope to link in with each year group to see how everyone is doing and to gain feedback as to how we might further support students at this time. 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. If you have any issues please email support@uniqueschools.ie We look forward to touching base with you all soon. Many thanks, The Management Team









Transition Year 2021/22 - Application Form

2021/02/03 10:46:28

For the attention of all 3rd Year students & parents who are considering partaking in the Transition Year programme for the coming school year 2021/22. The first part of the application process requires that students & parents must complete an application form. The second part of the process involves all applicants being interviewed. Please follow this link to the application form: https://forms.gle/HEz7WGiDRhZrBwjo6 The form must be completed by both parent and student. Applications must be returned by Wednesday 10th February. More information will be provided with regards to interviewing once all applications are in. Regards, S.Coy sc@naascbs.ie TY Year Head & Programme Coordinator









Friendly February 2021 challenge

2021/02/02 17:00:49

Why not kick start February by trying the 'Friendly February 2021 challenge'. Each day invites you to undertake one small random act of kindness. Get everyone at home involved and help brighten up someone's day! https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1067_20210202163153.pdf









5th Year Subject Choice: Leaving Certificate Physical Education

2021/02/01 11:13:32

We are delighted to announce that Leaving Certificate Physical Education is available as a subject choice for incoming 5th Year students. Please refer to the attached PDF for information on the LCPE course to help you with your decision. Looking forward to launching this exciting new subject in August 2021! Naas CBS PE Department https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6560_20210201105102.pdf









Junior Cycle SPHE

2021/01/29 15:15:24

From next week, the SPHE teachers will be posting resources on Google Classroom to promote positive wellbeing during this challenging time. We encourage students to check in to their Google Classrooms for SPHE each week and engage with the resources/activities set by their teachers. If students are having difficulties during this period, please remember that there are in-school supports available to them via the Management Team, Year Heads, Form Teachers, Guidance Counsellors and Ms Johnson (School counsellor).









Remote Learning - Well done to everyone

2021/01/29 14:45:41

Well done to all staff and students for your hard work and wonderful efforts following another week of remote learning. We will keep everyone up to date with any information that comes through from the Department of Education over the coming days. Wishing everyone a lovely weekend. Stay safe. The Management Team









5th Year Subject Choice Form

2021/01/29 12:30:58

Below is the link to the 5th Year Subject Choice Form for students who will be moving to 5th Year next September. The form must be filled in using the students school account. https://forms.gle/isMEwJA4kBQ82SVeA There will be more information provided regarding subject choices from the guidance team over the next week. They are going through all the subject options with Transition Years on google classrooms and meets. They will also be doing a presentation for the parents next week which covers all of the subject options. Please also note that PE is being piloted this year and will only have a max of 24 students. It is important to be informed of the content involved in this subject before selecting it. Please aim to have subject choices returned by the end of next week









Guidance and Counselling Department

2021/01/27 15:29:30

6th Year Parents, Guardians & Students, Please see the attached PDF for important information from our Guidance and Counselling Department. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9591_20210127152734.pdf









Catholic School's Week 2021

2021/01/25 16:00:58

This week (25th to the 29th January) is Catholic School's Week. Please click on this link https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LIeg7gdoqVaPzRJgBi8eTknfLyV-e53S/view for a short video message from Bishop Denis to all students for Catholic School’s Week.









Important Notice for 3rd Year Parents & Students

2021/01/19 16:13:11

Dear 3rd Year Parents/Guardians & Students, Many of you may be considering applying for a place in Transition Year for 2021/22, while some of you may want to continue straight to 5th year. It is very important that you make an informed decision on this choice. We would normally hold an information evening on Transition Year at this time for parents & students however we have had to change our approach this year. The following is a link to a video (for both parents and students) outlining some of the details associated with Transition Year. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rUouyhgu8ORAPspDKQMnX7fLIptiQEto/view?usp=sharing I have also included the presentation used here as this link, and as a PDF attached to this message. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j_6Vbc0sfurqk15ORDo_5CAv840jXcSs/view?usp=sharing Hopefully it can give a better insight into TY and all that is involved in the year. *Students must fill in these forms using their school accounts* For students wishing to do 4th year, can students please register your interest through the following link using their school account: https://forms.gle/k637FbJKiMsBgza47 For students wishing to continue straight to 5th year can students please fill in this form using their school account: https://forms.gle/v3SBqqnkE7BJ6wdj8 More information will be provided in the coming weeks with regards to 5th year subject options. It is a good idea to be considering these now for those who are certain of going straight to 5th year. Many thanks, S.Coy sc@naascbs.ie https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7373_20210119132553.pdf