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Staff Mass

2019/01/18 17:30:24

School will finish at 12.30pm on Friday 25th January due to a staff mass. Regards Ben Travers





Student Reports

2019/01/17 17:38:27

Many thanks for engaging with our school app in relation to Christmas Reports. We are aware that there was a problem with some Android phones and we apologise for the inconvenience caused. This was an issue between VSWare and the app company and they are currently working to resolve it. In the meantime please contact us if you still have a problem and we will be happy to help. If there are any further issues please contact the app company on 01-8603477 or email support@uniquepublishing.ie. Usernames and passwords for VSWare on the app have been pre-populated so that parents do not need to enter them. Once again thank you for your patience and support with this change.





First Year Disco

2019/01/17 12:21:52

A reminder that the annual First Year Disco will take place tomorrow evening Friday the 18th of January in CBS Naas. Teachers and Meitheal leaders from both schools will be present and supervising the disco at all times. The disco will begin at 7.00pm and conclude at 9.30pm. The cost of the disco is €6. Soft drinks and sweets will be available to buy on the night A cloak room will also be in operation that evening and will be free of charge. Tickets are currently on sale and can be bought from the Meitheal leaders. We strongly encourage students to attend and are confident it will be a great night for everyone.





School Reports 2019 - ANDROID users

2019/01/17 10:15:07

Your son's term report is now available to view directly through the App. Please follow the instructions below. · Select the Hamburger Button (three lines) on the top left of the screen which will bring you to HOME menu · Scroll down and choose the VSWare option · Your username and password will be Autofilled Select LOGIN · If you have not already done so you may need to Accept new Terms/Conditions/Privacy, Scroll to the bottom choose Accept · You will now arrive to your son’s school profile. Below the student image you will see options. · · Please choose Term Reports You will then see the Term Report heading below the options list · · Please scroll right and hit the Actions button · Choose Print to view the full report clearly (even though you will not be printing from the phone). The ‘Print’ version on the App is much clearer NOTE: If you are using an Andriod phone and appear to get a blank screen during the process you will need to accept the Terms/Conditions/Prtivacy policy through your browser. Please take a minute to view the video below. https://vimeo.com/311848494 If you are still having problems please contact the school. For further information on the different grading systems in place due to the new Junior Cycle please go to the JCT tab on our website and view the Reporting document.


School Reports 2019

2019/01/16 17:30:25

Please see the attached PDF outlining how to access and view your son's term report. If you have any difficulties with this please contact us. We recommend that reports are viewed using the 'Print' option under the 'Actions' tab 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 under the Parents tab, For further information on the different grading systems in place due to the new Junior Cycle please go to the JCT tab on our website and view the Reporting document. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2007_20190115100741.pdf





Junior Cert Irish Orals 2019

2019/01/16 12:18:46

Please find attached (PDF) the finalised timetable for the Junior Cert Irish Orals. Please ask your son to familiarise himself with his date, time and classroom in order for the exams to run as smoothly and as efficiently as possible. Students are advised to arrive 15 mins prior to the assigned time and wait quietly outside their assigned classroom. Good luck to all our 3rd Year students https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6689_20190116121630.pdf





End of Year TY Trip and Childhood Cancer Foundation Sponsorship money and cards.

2019/01/15 16:24:58

Deposits for the TY end of year trip to the UK, must be in before this Friday 18th January to Ms Fitzpatrick in the enquiries office. All students were given a letter before Christmas with the details. All students were also given a sponsorship card, in order to raise money for Childhood Cancer Foundation & Crumlin Children's Hospital. Each student was asked to get a sponsorship of €2 from 5 people before Christmas as part of our pre-Christmas fundraising campaign. Can we please have these cards and the money collected, handed in also before this Friday 18th. A big thank you in advance for your help and support with this. We will be organising a Naas Town Walk for each class when this has been collected. N Rennick


First Year Parent Teacher Meeting

2019/01/14 15:37:30

First Year Parent Teacher meeting will take place this Thursday 17th January from 4.15 to 6.45pm. Classes will finish at 3.45pm. Study will take place for 6th Year students only. First Year students will be going home this evening with a letter for parents about the meeting on Thursday, please see this information.





First Year Meitheal Disco

2019/01/11 13:00:05

Dear Parents/Guardians/Students The annual First Year Disco organised jointly with St Mary’s and CBS Meitheal teams, will take place on Friday the 18th of January in CBS Naas. Teachers and Meitheal leaders from both schools will be present and supervising the disco at all times. The disco will begin at 7.00pm and conclude at 9.30pm. The cost of the disco is €6. Soft drinks and sweets will be available to buy on the night A cloak room will also be in operation that evening and will be free of charge. Tickets will be on sale all next week by the Meitheal teams. Many thanks, Naas CBS Meitheal leaders





Table Quiz - Parents Council

2019/01/09 16:55:40

The Parents Council are organising a table quiz which will be held on Friday 1st February 2019 at 8.30pm in Naas GAA club. Tickets are €10 each and will be on sale from any member of the parents council and from the school office. Tickets will also be sold at various school events in January. Your support is greatly appreciated. Many thanks, The Parents Council





Guest speaker - Garda Gary Cogan

2019/01/09 16:00:18

Many thanks to Garda Gary Cogan for his talk with our 2nd Year students today discussing cyber bullying, substance abuse and other relevant issues.





New Junior Cycle - New Language

2018/12/18 15:51:31

Please click on the attached PDF symbol below for important information about the New Junior Cycle. This information will also be available on our website under JCT. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1097_20181218155111.pdf








6th Year Music Class - Armistice Performance

2018/12/18 14:15:34

Many thanks to Leinster Leader photographer Tony Keane for capturing this lovely photograph of our 6th Year Music class following the success of their performance of The Green Fields of France. The video of this performance was created to commemorate Armistice Day and has 2.6 million views to date . Back row - Rory Gavin, Will O'Sullivan, Lorcan Mooney, Ciaran Bell, Conor MacNamee, Kevin Singleton Front row - Steven Smith, Owen Lloyd Hughes, Ben Nolan, Ethan Cotter, Samuel Sheehan, Colm Foley, Zach Hayes, Jack Rowe Absent on the day - Sam Allison, Brian Tobin





Carols for Zambia

2018/12/17 15:25:53

Well done to all involved in a very special evening of carols in support of the Zambia Immersion Project. A special word of thanks to our music students and Ms. Heffernan for all the hard work and preparation that went into making the event so successful. We truly appreciate the involvement of the Island of Ireland Peace Choir and Declan Kelly of The Irish Tenors who joined our choir on the night. Please enjoy a selection of photos that were taken on the night by Billy Egan (5th Year)









TY Christmas Interview Timetable

2018/12/16 20:46:17

Good luck to all the TY students who have interviews on their Portfolios this coming week. All should have Project lists and Goals and Achievements sheets filled out before coming in for School Journal and Portfolio Folder grading. Both these sheets will be available again in Room 2/15 if needed. All students should present at Room 2/15 at least 20 minutes before the time indicated on the timetable. N Rennick.








Mini-Company Launches

2018/12/14 18:00:05

Hello, we are a TY Mini-Company from Naas CBS. For our Mini-Company we have set up an e-commerce website where we sell other Mini-Company products for them and we have companies signed up from all over Ireland. There is a wide range of products on our site ranging from birdhouses to study folders. We have just launched our website, https://www.typroduct.com, today at 6pm! We encourage everyone to check out our website and feel free to purchase any products you wish to. For TY students who want to be on our website, please us the email bellow to contact us. You can email us at contact@typroduct.com





Understanding CBAs - Classroom Based Assessments

2018/12/12 16:00:05

Classroom Based Assessment (CBA) is one of the new assessment tools used in the revised Junior Cycle. Junior Cycle students will complete two CBAs for each subject in the new Junior Cycle. One CBA will take place in 2nd Year and one CBA will take place in 3rd Year (Gaeilge is the only exception with both CBAs taking place in 3rd Year). The grading system used for CBAs comprises of a 'descriptor' rather than a percentage. These descriptors are reported on in the students official Junior Cycle Certificate. Descriptors are awarded to students using subject specific 'Features of Quality'. The Features of Quality are available on our website www.naascbs.ie under JCT and will help you to understand the grade achieved. 3rd Year English, Business and Science are currently undertaking CBA2 2nd Year English, Business, Science, Art, French and German will be undertaking CBA1 next Spring








TY Projects for Portfolio Assessments

2018/12/11 21:16:32

Hi to TY students and Parents. I just wanted to let you know that tomorrow is the last day for handing in project work and expecting it to be graded in time for you to use it in your Interview next week. Students have been given out information about the interviews. I draw your attention to click on the "portfolio" picture in the Gallery part of the School App. I will be handing out interview timetable tomorrow. Next week the lads are expected to report to me in Room 2/15 with a number of items one half hour before their interview time.. 1. Portfolio folder. 2. School Journal. (both up to date) for grading. 3. A completed Goals and Achievements sheet. 4. A list of the 6 graded projects that they will be presenting at interview. They are also expected to have their School Record up to date, ie all absences explained to form teachers, their 3 compulsory pieces in order ie Work Experience project submitted, Gaisce account activated with 15 hours online diaries completed in it and their School Journal and Portfolio folder up to date. I wish all students the best in their interview and encourage parents to help them be prepared. The boys should be able to show you all of the items mentioned above. Regards. N Rennick.


Outstanding Junior Certificate Results 2018

2018/12/10 12:36:26

Well done to the following students who received outstanding results in their Junior Certificate this year. Back Row (L - R): Ben Kehoe, Elliot Byrne, Tom O'Donovan, Nicholas Sweeney, Paul Dolan, Declan Kirwan, Sean O'Connor, Luke Monaghan, James Gallagher, Callum McIvor, Eoghan Hyde Front Row (L - R): Jamie Butler, David Connolly, Callum McCall, Jack McGovern, Jarred Aherne, Conor Wickham, Adam Doran, Eoin Keogh Absent on the day: Hugo Devine, Kenan Recto, Brian Collins, Edward Carter, Idris Ajayi-Balogun





Hand crafted Carousel for Zambia

2018/12/10 11:49:47

The school's Zambia Immersion Project is currently accepting bids for the sale of the magnificent wooden carousel (pictured below). The carousel was kindly donated to the Project by the local branch of the Irish Wood-turners Guild and is currently on display in the window of Barker and Jones in the centre of the town. The carousel will also be on display in the school Thursday evening during the 'Carols for Zambia' concert which begins at 7.30pm. All proceeds raised in the sale of the carousel will go directly into the Zambia Immersion Fund. Further details and offers can be made care of Conor Delaney through the school's phone number (045) 866 402 or via the e-mail address zambiaproject@naascbs.ie. Many thanks for your continued support - The Zambia Immersion Team https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4292_20181210112527.pdf








Child Safety Statement

2018/12/07 12:47:39

Please see attached our Child Safety Statement which is also available on our school website. A copy of the Child Protection Procedures can be found on the school website also. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2448_20181207124440.pdf





Naas CBS School Privacy Notice

2018/12/07 09:16:08

As part of the new Junior Cycle we will be gathering data from our students to record their 'Other Areas of Learning'. This information records personal achievements in areas outside of classroom based assessment and will be reported on their Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA). Please see attached our school Privacy Notice which outlines the purpose of collecting this data. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3851_20181207090952.pdf





Guest Speaker - Garda Gary Cogan

2018/12/06 16:00:03

Many thanks to Garda Gary Cogan for his talk with our 3rd Year students today discussing cyber bullying, substance abuse and other relevant issues.





TY Talk - 'Donal Walsh Live Life Foundation'

2018/12/05 16:30:03

Fionnbarr Walsh, father of Donal Walsh came in to speak to three of our Transition Year classes yesterday about his son Donal's life and his powerful legacy. He explained the work of 'The Donal Walsh Live Life Foundation'. The book 'Donal's Mountain' is a fantastic read. Fionnbarr will return next term to speak to the other TY classes.









TY German Student Exchange Trip 2018

2018/12/05 13:00:02

And we're off! 12 TY German students are travelling with their German Teacher Ms. Lonergan to Waldbreitbach in Germany for the school's annual exchange trip. They will be spending a week with the families of their exchange partners to be totally immersed in German language and culture. Of course they will also take in some of the sights and especially the Christmas markets in Köln and in Koblenz. Have a safe journey and lots of fun!





Under 16 Basketball

2018/11/27 14:49:43

Congratulations to our under 16 basketball team who won the Midland B Regional final against Haywood. Back Row: Elliot Byrne, Clinton Efinda, Dylan Judge, Evan Barry, Eoin Maher Front Row: Aaron Bell, Liam Quinn-Berger, David Oghuvbu, Daniel Dowling