Important Notice for 3rd Year Parents & Students
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 firstname.lastname@example.org https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7373_20210119132553.pdf
Christmas Reports 2020-2021
Christmas Reports for 2020-2021 are now available to view. 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 www.naascbs.ie. Information on how to view reports in the VSWare section of the school app are attached in the PDF below. 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. For further information on the new reporting system for Junior Cycle please see attached PDF or go to the JCT tab on our school website www.naascbs.ie -> Junior Cycle Reporting. 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. Please contact the school if you are having issues with your VSWare username. 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 Please contact the school if you have any further queries. Many thanks, The Management Team https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1965_20210118142206.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3498_20210118142218.pdf
Important Guidance Dates Jan 2021
Please see the attached PDF for information regarding a number of important dates that are coming up in January for our 6th Year students. Many thanks, Guidance Department https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4034_20210118125309.pdf
Supporting Students with Dyslexia
Dear Parents/Guardians, Please see the information below re a Zoom presentation. This is being facilitated by the Kildare Education Support Centre. Kind regards The Learning Support Department 21KEC206 Zoom Presentation for Parents/Guardians on how they can Support the Student with Dyslexia at Second Level Registration Link: https://www.eckildare.ie/coursebooking/parent-courses/1785-21kec206-zoom-presentation-for-parents-guardians-on-how-they-can-support-the-student-with-dyslexia-at-second-level.html Mon 8th February 2021 from 6.30pm-7.30pm . www.eckildare.ie
Good morning Students, Parents & Guardians, Please click link below for a message from the Principal, Mr. Ben Travers. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CZJbw7juL_vsTFN_CyMrJ1Cux0wSWmRq/view?usp=sharing
Transition Year - Lockdown 5km Run Challenge
Another challenge for Transition Year students! Who can run the quickest 5km? Time yourself running 5km using a tracking app Send your best entry to email@example.com Challenge closes on January 31st Challenge open to all TY students Prize for the quickest time! See attached PDF for details. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8088_20210113162813.pdf
Year Head Message (1st Years)
Please click the link below for a message from the 1st Year Year Head Mr. Kelly https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aY1_UkmElT6_3m1sSCr-8YbK5bbm-Dx7/view?usp=sharing
Student Video on Installing Google Meet / Zoom
Morning Parents, Guardians & Students, Please see the link below for the 'Students Video on How to Install Google Meet and Zoom on their mobile devices' (ie Android / Apple mobiles and tablet devices). If the students are using a computer (ie laptop, windows PC or Macbook), Google Chrome is probably the most compatible browser to use. Chrome can be installed on any device. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yEUdnSmwtqW19JrqF3mojSWJ_5fWYRai/view?usp=sharing
Transition Year Lockdown Photography Challenge
Transition Year Lockdown Photography Challenge What needs to be done? Take a creative/scenic photo within your 5km radius Send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org Challenge closes on January 31st Challenge open to all TY students €50 Voucher for the best overall photo See the attached PDF for more info. Best of Luck! S.Coy https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4236_20210112181019.pdf
Letter from the Minister
Please see attached PDF with a letter from the Minister of Education https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8030_20210112152820.pdf
P.E Department - Fitness Workouts
Many thanks to our P.E Department for the attached PDF which contains resources for many different fitness workouts. Please click the relevant picture in the PDF for a link to each workout video. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2468_20210112090958.pdf
Maynooth University CAO Information Evening
6th Year Parents/Guardians/Students, Please see attached PDF for important information about upcoming Maynooth University CAO Information Evening, Wednesday January 13th 2021 6pm - 9pm. Please ensure you Register (link provided) in advance. Kind Regards, The Guidance Department. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3363_20210112083025.pdf
Naas CBS - Guidance Supports
Dear Parents, Guardians & Students, Please see the attached PDF for information from our Guidance Department. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4455_20210112082210.pdf
Transition Year - Lockdown Steps Challenge
This is the first of several challenges I will be setting for TY students over this current school closure. Lockdown Weekly Steps Challenge What needs to be done? Track your weekly steps between now and the end of January (31st) Person with the most steps - wins! Prizes for top three places *Important Information* If you wish to partake you must sign up for this challenge via email to email@example.com before 18.00p.m Tuesday 12th January Participants must send in a weekly update on Monday 18th, 25th & 1st Feb with your total steps for the previous week. A screenshot of your step tracker must also be included. 1st Prize – €75 Voucher, 2nd Prize - €50 Voucher, 3rd Prize - €25 Voucher See the attached PDF for more details. Best of Luck! S.Coy https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6847_20210111161905.pdf
Year Head Message (3rd Years)
Dear 3rd Year Students, Please click link below to view a message from your Year Head Mr. Flood. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kKdaW4AaHxWy2hyjy46tQ0wt2REEiAu9/view?usp=sharing
Online Classroom Etiquette
Please see attached two PDF’s outlining appropriate online classroom etiquette for our students in Naas CBS. Our students have been excellent to date and we want this to continue over the coming weeks. It is imperative that the guidelines set out in these PDF’s are adhered to create a positive and productive teaching and learning space online for everyone. Wishing everyone the best of luck over the coming weeks. Kind regards, The Management Team https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9022_20210111151117.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2606_20210111151235.pdf
Naas CBS - Counselling Supports
If any of our students, parents or guardians wish to contact our school counsellor, Ms. AnnMarie Johnson, they can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Ms. Johnson will also be available for Zoom calls and these can be scheduled from Monday to Thursday 9am -1.15pm daily.
Transition Year - Remote Teaching & Learning
Dear TY Parents, Guardians & Students, Wishing you all a very Happy New Year. I hope this message finds you all healthy and well. As you are aware we will be operating from a remote capacity for the next few weeks until 31st January at which time the current Covid-19 situation will be reviewed. This is of course not how I would have liked to start our 2021 Transition Year journey together but none the less we will have to step up to the situation and do our best to make the most of it. This is not to be seen as time off or an extended holiday. As TY students you are in the fortunate position to not have exams and thus this time can hopefully be used to better yourselves personally, and perhaps achieve goals which you might not otherwise get to accomplish in in a traditional school year. Both myself and your teachers will still be linking in with students remotely and setting work which is to be completed independently. TY students do not have to follow the normal school timetable or be present online for all of their timetabled classes. They do need to check their emails and Google Classrooms daily as teachers will pre-arrange live meet-ups with you beforehand. Work will be set for students to complete and teachers will then link in with you again at a later date to check progress. It is important to keep an eye on your Google Classrooms and stay in contact with each other so as to keep up to date with all that is going on. This week I will link in live with each TY class at our normal Tutorials class time on Wednesday and Thursday. This will be done through Google Meet and will be posted in the Tutorials Google Classroom. I will provide all information as to what is expected over the next few weeks during this link-in, and will also send this information to parents afterwards. I will also be setting some lockdown challenges for students to take part in (steps/running challenges, photography challenges etc.). These will come with rewards for the winners. In the meantime, all students have access to the Irish Academy of Computer Training (IACT) vocational courses which we set up in November and can be found in their Tutorials Google Classroom. If any student is having difficulty accessing their online accounts please make contact with me immediately. Students must also remember to conduct themselves appropriately online at all times. Be on time, situate yourselves in a suitable place at home free from distractions, dress appropriately and have respect at all times. This is unfortunately the situation we are being presented with for your Transition Year. How we choose to deal with it can yield very different outcomes. Do what you can at home to help, do what you can to make this time advantageous for you. Come your summer portfolio assessment I will be looking to see how you spent this lockdown, the efforts you went to and what successes or failures came from it. Look after your physical and mental health. Take the time to get outside or to switch off from devices. Many thanks for your continued support and patience, S.Coy email@example.com
How to access Google Classroom on your PlayStation or Xbox
There are even more ways to access resources like Google Classroom – including on consoles like the PS5, and Xbox Series X. You can easily access Google Classroom on a PS4, Xbox One, or any console with an internet connection. If your son needs to access Word, Teams, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as emails, and they don't have access to a laptop or tablet, they can still sign in to Google Classrooms and use these resources via their consoles. GOOGLE CLASSROOM ON PLAYSTATION To access Google Classroom on a PlayStation console, navigate to the the browser. On the PS4, this is done by accessing the www icon, or failing that, in your Library, under Apps. For the PS5, type Google Classroom into the browser and follow the log in as usual. Once you're in, you can access a suite of programs to get learning. GOOGLE CLASSROOM ON XBOX The Xbox's web browser can be found by navigating to the Microsoft Edge app. Open up the app and type Google Classroom into the browser to be directed to the log in page. Sign in as you would on a PC to access the programs listed above, as well as email.
Parents and students, Please see attached PDF for information about accessing student emails and all of GSuite (Google for Education Suite of Applications that include Google mail (Gmail), Classroom, Drive, Docs, Slides etc). Students please ensure that you are using your school email account to access Google classroom and not your own personal email account If there is an issue with your school email please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Well done to all students that have accessed class materials using your school student email account to date and many thanks to our staff for your continued work using this platform. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7608_20200323181605.pdf
Access to Google Classroom
Dear Parents, Guardians & Students, If anyone is having issues accessing google classroom from a mobile or home device. Please see the attached PDF for guidance on how to fix a common issue that is occurring. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3945_20200909141527.pdf
How to Hand in Homework on Google Classroom
Students, please view the following video link from Mr. Heffernan for guidance on how to upload homework to Google Classroom. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1TFLR_7Ed-zSXfbFR3DD8OxCubQtJ-e_Y?usp=sharing
Return to School 2021
Dear Parents, Guardians & Students, A very Happy New Year to you all. We hope this message finds everyone in the Naas CBS community healthy and well. As you may have seen from recent government announcements there has been a few changes to the return of school next week. To confirm, all year groups will be taught remotely until January 31st at which time the current Covid-19 situation will be reviewed. Please see link below for yesterday’s press release from Minister for Education Norma Foley confirming that all schools will regrettably remain closed to students from Monday 11th January. https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2021-press-releases/PR21-01-07.html Live classes will begin on Tuesday 12th January from 9.00am for all year groups. Mr. Coy will be in contact with Transition Year parents, guardians and students before then. A staff zoom meeting & planning day is taking place on Monday 11th January in advance of the online classes beginning on Tuesday. It is imperative, as has been done since September, that all students use their school email to engage with Google Classroom and communicate with their teachers. This will be monitored next week and students not engaging appropriately with this forum will be contacted by the school. Please email Mr. Maguire email@example.com if you need any help with your school email or password. Using the student email address helps the learning experience for all involved to run much more seamlessly and for other areas of the Google suite such as Google Meets to be accessed. Any exams that a teacher may choose to conduct online must once again be completed using the student email address so please ensure that this is set up and ready to go for Tuesday morning. As is expected we hope that all students conduct themselves respectfully and appropriately online over the coming weeks. These are exceptionally challenging times for everyone, especially for our teachers and students. Therefore, we expect and want the students to engage in a safe and positive way on Google Classroom, any discrepancy will be dealt with seriously by our Year Heads and Management Team. We hope this live online engagement is only for a short period and that our students can return back to the classroom soon. Christmas reports will be available via VSWare in mid-January and an app notification will be sent once the reports are live on the system. We ask that teachers and students follow their school timetable from 9.00am – 4.00pm each day. Teachers will be in contact via Google Classroom and guide the live learning from there. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the school. Many thanks for your continued support and take care. The Management Team
As per recent government guidelines, schools will not reopen until Monday 11th January. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all staff, students and families a Happy & Healthy New Year.
Science Week Winners
Pictured with Ms. Joyce and special guest Santa Clause are the winners of the various Science Week competitions! Students received vouchers or goodie bags for 'cracking the code' and entering the best Science jokes/Biodiversity photos. Many thanks to Ms. Joyce and Ms. Fennell for organising the prizes and a special thanks to Santa Clause for being with us to award prizes to the winning students!
Happy Christmas and Thank you.
Dear Parents/Guardians and Students, In what has been a difficult and challenging calendar year, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your wonderful and constant support. The lads have been fabulous in what is a trying time for them and we are very grateful for their "buy in" and positive approach. We got through this by working together and looking out for each other. Well done to all. I would like to wish all in the school community a happy, peaceful and healthy Christmas and every blessing for 2021. "In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer, And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there's something stronger, something better and I can succeed." Many thanks and take care, Ben Travers and the management team.
Letter from The Department of Health
Please see the attached PDF with information from The Department of Health about restricting movement around Christmas. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3582_20201221145714.pdf
Christmas Messages from Minister Norma Foley TD
Please see the attached PDF 'Letter to Students' from Minister Norma Foley. A video message from Minister Norma Foley is also linked below: https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/a128d-back-to-school/ https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8725_20201221152710.pdf
Special Mention Board December 2020
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/7550_20201216112036.pdf
Mock Interviews January 2021
Please see the attached PDF for information about Mock Interviews which will take place in January. Many thanks, Maura Conneely Mock Interview Co-Ordinator https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5983_20201218094215.pdf
1st Year Table Quiz
1st Years participated in a Table Quiz to celebrate the end of their first term in Secondary School. A huge thanks to our fantastic Meitheal Leaders for taking the time out of their hectic schedules to organise this event for their younger peers. Well done to the 1st Years for their enthusiastic participation and congrats to the teams that went home with the prizes!
Parents Council Raffle
Amidst all the cheer of our Christmas Jumper Day the Parents Council raffle took place last Friday! The winners were as follows: 1st Prize: Fiona Murphy (and her son Charlie Murphy who received a pair of apple airpods) 2nd Prize: Martine Hennessy 3rd Prize: Anna O' Neill 4th Prize: Lesley Kavanagh Pictured are our lucky winners receiving their prizes, as well as members of the Students Council who facilitated the raffle. Many thanks to our fabulous Parents Council and the wonderful Students Council for all their work over the past few weeks.
Transition Year - Christmas Portfolio Assessment
Best of luck to all Transition Years starting their portfolio assessments tomorrow. The following is a link to the timetable: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HPmclZkL8LJ-0oPOFtu7I7EwtUglYm1NguW9eVmWHJU/edit?usp=sharing Please arrive 20 minutes before your interview and go to 2/20 for your pre-interview assessment. Full uniform must be worn. It is very important that students have submitted their Projects + Goals Sheet & the published link to their Digital Portfolios before their interview. This is done through their Tutorials Google Classroom. The following is a link to a video explaining how to submit these. Please follow these instructions exactly. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PL8zI4FuK0ppavGaWiX2Sgka-jBovJ51/view?usp=sharing Students must ensure that all project work is visible on their portfolios (especially their 6 graded pieces). Check the sharing settings of each project. Look at the following video to see how this is done: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bWsiNPTlD6Tzw8VT5h-yfp-Ay-T0A4-h/view?usp=sharing Please be prepared for you interviews - be on time and look over project work beforehand to be familiar with it. The following link is our last Tutorials presentation with some extra information: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Mop93QOBh96GqltGOJwPEEa_cDiyExJc3MT8GW0cWlc/edit?usp=sharing Most importantly enjoy the experience - be enthusiastic, be talkative and give it your best! Wishing you all the best of luck! Any issues contact me immediately. Kind regards, S.Coy firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Council Christmas Jumper Day
The winner of the Student Council Christmas Jumper Day prize is Colum Doyle in 3rd year. Colum made an extra special effort by bringing his friend in with him this morning. Well done Colum and Shadow!
Naas CBS Food Drive
Naas CBS Amnesty Group are holding a Food Drive tomorrow, Friday 11th. If you are in a position to help please send in some non perishable goods with your son tomorrow morning. They can bring them to the PE Hall from 8.30am to 9am. All Covid 19 protocols will be followed. The food will then be brought to Naas Food Bank. Many thanks for your support. The Amnesty Group.
St. Vincent de Paul Rag Day
Our annual St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Jumper Rag Day will take place on Friday the 11th December. The funds raised from this charity event will go to our local branch of SVP. We would ask each student to bring in €3. Please note as a precautionary measure there will be no change given. Thank you for your support. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4799_20201202084252.pdf
Naas CBS Carol Service 2020
Good afternoon Parents, Guardians & Students, Our Virtual Carol Service for Christmas 2020 was viewed by all staff and students here in Naas CBS and we would like to take the opportunity to share this video with you all too. Many thanks to the Music and Religion Departments who creatively worked with students to produce a different version of our annual Carol Service. We are delighted to be able to share this with everyone in the Naas CBS community and also with our friends in Craddock House Nursing Home who hope to play the video for residents. Our Music students often visit Craddock House Nursing Home to perform at Christmas so we hope that this video will help spread the Christmas spirit. Please click the link below to view our Carol Service for 2020: https://youtu.be/P3n-1NWNPO4 Wishing everyone a very happy and peaceful Christmas and every best wish for 2021.
Friday Afternoon Study
Dear Parents, Guardians & Students, Due to a staff meeting on Friday after school there will be no study. We will however have study on Monday and Tuesday of the following week and also go ahead with Night study. All study concludes on Tuesday the 15th after Night Study ends. Christmas Exams begin on Wednesday 16th.
T.U.D Live College talk for TY Students
All of our TY Students 'attended' a T.U.D. (Technical University Dublin) live streamed talk today on the Courses on offer, the College itself and related aspects. Many thanks to Ms.Costello for organising this and the co-hosting teachers.
Study Skills Resources
Following the previous Study Skills notification, please see attached the Study Skills PDF's for our 2nd - 6th Year students. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5866_20201208142217.pdf https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8853_20201208142227.pdf
Study Skills Review 2020
We recently conducted our Study Skills Programme for all year groups here in Naas CBS. Many thanks to all the Form teachers who took the time to deliver this programme. We would appreciate feedback from our students so that the Study Skills Programme can be reviewed and improved. Please see the links below for each year group. A copy of the Study Skills Programme for each year group will be embedded into our school app shortly. In the meantime please find attached a mobile friendly PDF version of the Programme. The Study Skills PDF for 1st Year students is attached to this notification. A second notification titled 'Study Skills Resources' will have the PDF's for other year groups attached. Please complete the review before Friday 11th December. 1st Year Review: https://forms.gle/2pmwrfPBzu9DJCF8A 2nd & 3rd Year Review: https://forms.gle/bBB5cVfni5aZPLk59 4th, 5th & 6th Year Review: https://forms.gle/zxd1iiqUMjnmzMes7 https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7815_20201208142111.pdf
Final Reminder - Christmas Raffle
Reminder: Ticket sales will close at 5pm tomorrow Tuesday 8th December. 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. This will be the Parents Council main fundraiser for this year and your support would be much appreciated. 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. Many thanks, The Parents Council https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8345_20201204132508.pdf
Reminder - Christmas Raffle
Reminder: Ticket sales will close at 5pm on Tuesday 8th December. 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. This will be the Parents Council main fundraiser for this year and your support would be much appreciated. 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. Many thanks, The Parents Council https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3073_20201204090607.pdf
A confirmed case of COVID-19 in 3rd Year Naas CBS has been notified to the Department of Public Health HSE (and a number of close contacts in 3rd Year have been asked to self isolate as a precaution). A public health risk assessment has been undertaken and the staff and parents of any children deemed to be close contacts of the confirmed case have been contacted and advised accordingly. If you/your child is not identified as a close contact, you/your child does not need a test for Covid-19, they can continue to attend school, and no further actions are required at this time. If you/your child develops any symptoms suggestive of Covid-19 infection (such as a cough, a fever, loss or change in sense of taste or smell), please do not send your child to school, contact your GP and begin restricting your child’s movements, as per public health advice. Restricted movement means avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. It is also sometimes called ‘self-quarantine’. Further information on COVID-19 is available at: www.hse.ie
6th Year Photo
6th Year photos will be taken in school tomorrow for the end of year picture. Every student will be photographed individually to comply with covid regulations. Please ensure full uniform is worn for the school photo
TUD Virtual Open Day
Please see attached PDF for information about TUD's Virtual open Day taking place this Saturday 5th December. Many thanks, The Guidance Department https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8725_20201202124552.pdf
Maynooth University CAO Talk and Q & A
Dear 6th Year Parents/Guardians/Students Dr. John McGinnity, Admissions Officer and Deputy Registrar at Maynooth University, will present a talk on the CAO Process and a guide to College, followed with a Live Q & A, on Thursday, December 3rd 7.30-8.30pm. Please see attached note for Booking Link and information. Kind regards, M.Costello & M. Conneely. Guidance Department. https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5988_20201202082346.pdf
3rd & 5th Year Parent Teacher Meeting Reports
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 3rd & 5th Year students are now live and available under 'Term Reports' on VSWare. The reports is titled '3rd Year PTM' & '5th 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 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
Clean Air Week
Last week was Clean Air Week and the Greenschools Committee wanted to make people in the school aware of this. During the week, the committee made a wonderful display that informed the students and teachers about idling in a car. A competition was created about Clean Air Week and it can be entered by using the Google form (please see link below). https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10_Wp5YdkZiya4MMo7dW3sOhbcKgNlbTCDOrDinEg6BI/viewform?gxids=7757&edit_requested=true There will be a prize and help can be found on the notice board in the assembly. Thank you, From the Greenschools Committee (Ms Cowper, Barney Hennessy, Piotr Filipek, Jamie Moore, Adam Lamont, Conor Murphy, Paul Campbell, Mr Stephens and Ms Joyce)
Parents Council Christmas Raffle
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. Please note: Ticket sales will close at 5pm on Tuesday 8th December. Many thanks, The Parents Council https://af9b90f3f28b20e79a8c-b811c69588bad063512eb87d4fe17a81.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1056_20201119135622.pdf