Many thanks to the 6th Year students who have put themselves forward to be Prefects this year. There is a training day on Monday 23rd September in Castletown for those who have returned their application forms. The bus will leave school at 9.00a.m. and return for 4.00p.m. Please bring a lunch with you and uniform is not required. We look forward to working with you as Prefects this year and wish you the best of luck in your training and leadership roles. Many thanks, Ms. M. Murphy
Reminder - 5th Year Soar Workshop
Dear Parents An interactive workshop is taking place for all 5th year students on Wednesday 25th September from 10.00am - 1.10pm by the Soar Foundation. No uniform is required for the day. Students will attend normal classes at 9.00am and regular classes will resume in the afternoon. Please ensure that the fee for this workshop has been paid on Easy Payments Plus before Monday 23rd September. It is under the heading of '5th Year Guidance/Wellbeing'. For further information please see the Soar website at www.soar.ie Many thanks Karen Lynch
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. You will be informed via the app when tickets for the 18th October event go on sale, this date is specifically for the Naas CBS and St. Mary's school community. When the ticket sales date is available please use the promo code 'STMARYSCBS' when purchasing and ticket sales will go to both schools. For further information on this event please go to the following website: https://www.wonderlights.ie/ Many thanks, Parent's Council
Any Transition Year students interested in joining Student Council please contact Ms. D 'O'Brien, Mr. Keating or Ms. Lennon. Many thanks.
Staff In-Service Thurs 19th Sept
As per our calendar there will be no school tomorrow due to a Junior Cycle in-service for staff. Many thanks
TY German Exchange
Dear Parents, We are offering your son the opportunity to take part in our annual student exchange with a school in Germany. This is a great opportunity for your son to get immersed in German language and culture and learn German in an fun and authentic way. For more details please see the attached PDF file. Many thanks, Margit Lonergan CBS Naas German Department https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4962_20190918103628.pdf
Transition Year Attendance
There are a number of Transition Year students absent today without the school being informed.. Please ensure you give notice of absenteeism on the school app with as much advance notice as possible. Attendance is essential for a successful year and we will be monitoring this throughout the year. If you are having any difficulty in using this facility on the app please contact the school. Many thanks, School Management Team
Careers News and Events 2019 - 2020
Please see attached PDF for an overview of Careers and Events for the year ahead. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8750_20190918081340.pdf
A number of guest speakers and workshops for Guidance & Wellbeing are currently taking place for students across all year groups. In particular, during Wellbeing Week (October 7th - 11th), each year group will be involved with various talks and workshops. The fees for Guidance/Wellbeing for each year group can be paid on our online payments system Easy Payments Plus and can be identified as '1st Year Wellbeing/Guidance', '2nd Year Wellbeing/Guidance' etc. The fee for Wellbeing/Guidance in Transition Year is included the main TY fee. Many thanks
Awards - 1st Year Exams 2019
Congratulations to the following students who were awarded today for 'Excellent Results in First Year Exams 2019'. Pictured with their Year Head - Mr. Barry Flood and Principal - Mr. Ben Travers Back Row (L -> R) David Malone, Barney Hennessy, Adam O'Loughlin, Darragh Cantwell, Eanna Duffy, Luke Mulvihill, Evan Gilmartin, Eoghan Glancy, David Monahan, Front Row (L - > R) Joe Curran, Jack Kavanagh, Ben Early, Matthew Kelly, Jack Cunningham, Niall Cramer, James Bedford, Thomas Nuzum Absent on the day: Joseph Carter, Christopher Fay & Lochlann Cawley
TY AWARE Programme
All Transition Year students are currently taking part in a four week Life Skills programme by AWARE. Please see attached PDF for an overview of the programme. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2827_20190917092353.pdf
Many thanks for your cooperation with our school uniform policy. We wish to remind you that all students must wear plain black shoes (no visible branding), a plain blue shirt, grey slacks (no track suits allowed) and the school tie every day. The school shirt and tie must be visible with the new half zip school jumper for seniors. Students will not be admitted to class unless they are in uniform. A reminder to all 6th Year students that the 6th Year school photo will be taken tomorrow (Tuesday 17th) please ensure that you are in full uniform.
Guidance Counselling - Permission Slip
A reminder to all Parents/Guardians to please ensure the Permission Slip for Guidance Counselling is signed in the front section of the school journal if you wish for your son to engage with this service. Many thanks
1st Year Chess Club
1st Year Chess club is up and running. Every Monday at lunchtime in room 3/2. All welcome. Great turn-out today.
Reminder - Gaisce Awards 2019
Gaisce awards presentation will take place next week. There are still many students who have not updated their on-line diary. Only those who have completed that process are eligible for the award. Closing date this Thursday 19th September. Thank you Mr. Noone
Final Reminder for Parents to Update App details
Parents & Students, in order to ensure that you receive important notifications relevant to your year group please update your profile on the App by following the instructions below: Choose 'Edit Profile' from the main menu on the app (see image 1 below) On the 'Edit Profile' page please choose the correct Year Group(s) for your son(s). Click save. Also, please ensure that you have separate Parent and Student accounts as there are different facilities available to parents on their own registered account. Many thanks for your co-operation with this.
School Calendar 2019 - 2020
Please see below the school calendar for 2019 - 2020. A hardcopy of the calendar will be distributed to all students tomorrow. Please note that there are two dates in September where there will be no school due to staff in-service: Thursday September 19th & Monday September 30th. Please click 'view gallery' at the bottom of the page to view all four images of the school calendar.
1st Year School Tour
The 1st Year school tour is now full. We are limited to 63 places and can no longer accept deposits. Many thanks, Mr. Noone
Final Reminder 6th Years - Higher Options Event 2019
6th Year students will attend the Irish Times Higher Options event in the RDS on Wednesday (all day) September 18th 2019, organised by the Guidance Department. Students will depart the school at 9.00am and return for 4.00pm. Food is available on site but we encourage students to bring their own also. The total cost for the bus and event entry is included in the 6th Year Guidance/Wellbeing fee which must be paid on our Easy Payment Plus online system. Please ensure this is paid by Friday 13th September. Further details, and Lists of Exhibitors and Talks/Lectures will be provided at the next 6th Yr student Assembly. We encourage all students to use this event wisely to help inform them around future Course, College, Career and related decisions. Please see attached PDF Document for further information. Kind Regards, CBS Guidance Department. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9374_20190903144643.pdf
SCHOOL STUDY SCHEME 2019-20
Application forms for the School Study Scheme 2019-20 have been distributed to 2nd & 5th Year students today. Rules of the Study Scheme are found on the application form. These forms MUST be returned to Mr Kelly in Room 2/8 in order for a place to be allocated to your son on the scheme. Fees are payable via the Easy Payments link. There are different study options available on Easy Payment Plus. Please select the study option for your son carefully e.g. one student or family option. Study sessions run from 4:20-6:20 Monday to Thursday and 2:00 - 4:00 Friday. Also, Night Study for 6th year only is between 7:30-9:30 Monday to Thursday. For any further queries, contact Mr Joseph Kelly - Study Co-coordinator." https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2942_20190904163448.pdf
Pieta House Resilience Training Academy for 2nd Years.
Dear Parents, Pieta House are providing a six week workshop on resilience for each class in second year over a six week period commencing the 14th Oct - 25th November. In order for your son to participate a consent letter needs to be signed and returned to Ms Lynch in room 1/6. A letter explaining the programme and a letter of consent which needs to be returned was given to your son today. Many thanks Ms Lynch
1ST YEAR SCHOOL TOUR
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT THE 1ST YEAR SCHOOL TOUR AND HOW TO SECURE YOUR PLACE. Please see attached PDF document for information about the 1st Year School Tour and how to secure a place on the trip. Many thanks, Tom Noone https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3351_20190909093927.pdf
1st Year HPV Vaccination 2019
Many thanks to 1st Year Parents/Guardians for returning the HSE Vaccination forms. Vaccinations will take place here in the school on Wednesday 2nd October. Further information can be found on www.hpv.ie and www.immunisation.ie
1st Year School Trip 2019 - 2020
Dear Parents, today all 1st year students have received provisional details about the annual 1st Year school trip. Please read the attached PDF document. If you are interested please wait for further notification which will come at the end of September. If you have any queries in the meantime please contact the school and ask for Mr. Noone. Many thanks https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7053_20190830095224.pdf
1st Year HSE forms
A reminder to all 1st Year Parents: HSE forms must be returned to the school by tomorrow Friday 30th August. Many thanks
Parent Access to VSWare
Parents/Guardians, with new GDPR regulations the school can now only generate VSWare Usernames for parents to access their son's account. This is only relevant to our current 1st Year students as 2nd - 6th Year accounts are already set-up since last year. Passwords can now only be created by parents. Parents must follow the instructions on the VSWare web page to create a password for this account naascbs.vsware.ie . If at any stage this password is mislaid or forgotten (and the reset option is not working) parents must contact VSWare directly to fix this issue. The contact number for VSWare is 01-5549628. Parents will be asked for the last four digits of their mobile phone number when resetting the password. 2nd - 6th Year VSWare accounts will not need to generate new passwords as these were created last year and pre-populate when logging into VSWare through the school app.
6th Year Saturday Study
Any 6th Year Parent willing to volunteer to supervise 6th Year Saturday morning study (only needed for 1 or 2 slots during the year) please contact Jan O’Donoghue on 086-8188661. Kind regards Ben Travers
Welcome 1st Year Students
A very warm welcome to our new 1st Year students. Well done on completing the first day of the Transfer Programme. We hope you find it helpful. Transfer Programme materials have been sent home with the students including a Q&A page for your information. Please ensure that all books, uniforms & sports items etc. are clearly labelled. Kind Regards, Sharon Power
School Fees 2019/2020
School Fees for 2019/2020 can only be paid through our Easy Payments Plus online system. To access Easy Payments Plus please go to our school website www.naascbs.ie and click the EPP icon on the school homepage. If it is your first time logging into the online payments system please activate your account first by following the instructions on the screen. When paying school fees please ensure that you are only paying fees relevant to your son's year group and subject choice. Many thanks
Leaving Cert - Key Results, Viewing & Appeal Dates 2019
Please see a brief reminder on the timings of next steps following the issue of the Leaving Certificate results. Key dates are outlined in the images below, please note - any applications to view scripts must be in before 5.00pm this Friday 16th August. Each student has received a Candidate Information booklet (more available at the school if needed) which will guide them in using the online candidate self-service portal for viewing scripts and requesting appeals. Please contact the school if you have any further queries.
Congratulations to the Leaving Cert Class of 2019
Well done to all of our Leaving Certificate students who received excellent results yesterday. Particular congratulations to David Kiely and Jack Cleary who received the maximum of 625 available. We are very proud of this outstanding year group and we wish them every success going forward.
Leaving Certificate Results 2019
Best of luck to all of our 6th Year students receiving Leaving Certificate Results tomorrow 13th August. The results will be available in the school from 9.15am. If anyone has mislaid their CAO Pin number please contact us at the school. Best wishes, Ben Travers
School Ski 2020
This is just a reminder to those students who will be travelling on the school ski trips next year that Summer payments are due for those of you who haven't logged into the Topflight Payment system. All students received a letter before end of term in May with the login details etc. If you haven't already done so could i please ask you to login and make a payment as soon as possible. Thank You. Login Details are as follows.. For those students going into 2nd Year go to payment.topflightforschools.ie/ Booking Reference 12284 Password cbsnaas and follow instructions For those students going into TY or 5th Year, go to payment.topflightforschools.ie/ Booking Reference 12285 Password cbsnaas and follow instructions.. You may continue making payments as you want. The boys will get more information when they return to school at the end of August / September. Thanking you. Any queries please email me at email@example.com Niall Rennick