Naas Community College

1st Year 2021-2022

Information for Incoming 1st Year Students 2021-2021

First Day for Incoming First Years

Friday 27th of August will be the first day for incoming 1st year students.
Students will have induction from 8:50am-11:00pm, break time from 11:00-11:20, and will be in class from 11:20am-1:20pm.
Students will finish for the day at 1:20pm.
Students should bring an A4 refill pad, their iPad and a pencil case for the day.

Year Head contact details

eogrady@naascc.ie

WRIGGLE STORE - IPADS

Please look at the Parent Information Pack from Wriggle which provides details of their Wriggle iPad Bundle. The pack also outlines the process of purchasing the iPad Bundle for your son/daughter.

The iPad will be delivered to your home along with access to online training videos on technology for learning enabling your son/daughter to get familiar with their new device over the summer.

Wriggle Parent Pack

The Wriggle Store will be online from 13th April to 9th June here:
https://www.wriggle.ie/OnlineStoreLogin

The NCC Store code is: 90893959

1st Year Equipment List

Equipment List for 1st Years 2021-2022.docx.pdf

Incoming 1st Year Parents Information Evening

First Year Parents Information Night 2021.pdf

FAQs for First Year Parents

Do students need to have school books?

No.

The school does not recommend parents buying school books. They are not required for classes. Teachers have created resources which are available to students on Google Classroom. These resources provide all the content necessary to follow the Junior Cycle curriculum.

Where do I get the school uniform?

The school uniform is available from Richie Whelan’s Menswear, 12 North Main St., Naas.

The uniform consists of:

  • White shirt/blouse (can be bought in any shop)
  • Grey school trousers (can be bought in any shop)
  • Skirt (can only be bought in Richie Whelan’s)
  • School jumper (can only be bought in Richie Whelan’s)

The PE uniform consists of:

  • Navy tracksuit bottoms (can be bought in any shop. MUST be fully navy or Navy with a white stripe). Leggings are not permitted.
  • Navy school PE t-shirt (can only be bought in Richie Whelan’s)
  • School PE top (can only be bought in Richie Whelan’s)

Can girls wear trousers?

Yes. Girls can wear grey school slacks if they wish. What shoes are acceptable?

  • Students must wear shoes which are fully black.
  • Runners are acceptable but they must be completely black, this includes soles and laces.
  • Runners which are non-slip and fully support the student’s ankle and foot must be worn for PE.
  • Flat sole shoes and casual trainers are not acceptable for PE.

Can students wear make-up to school?

  • Make-up must be natural and discreet. If this is not the case, students will be asked to remove it.

What stationery do students need?

Please see separate equipment list sheet.

When does school start?

The exact date will be communicated to you before the end of May; we are still finalising the school calendar.

What time should students be there on the first day?

The day will start at 8.50 am but we recommend students arriving around 8.30 am so that they can mingle and chat.

Can I come with my child on the first day?

Many parents choose to drop their son / daughter to school on the first day. The principal and deputy principal will be there to greet everyone! Along with 1st year Year Head and Tutors.

What time does school start and finish?

The school day starts at 8.50 am and finishes at 4pm. On Fridays school finishes at 1.20pm.

Students should arrive at school by 8.40 am.

What time does the school building open?

The school building opens at 8am. It is not possible to drop your son / daughter before this.

What time does school finish on the first day?

Students will finish at 1:20pm on their first day.

Are students allowed to leave school during lunch?

Students are not allowed to leave school during the day.

If a student lives close to school and wishes to go home from lunch, parents / guardians must make a request to the school in writing.

Are there canteen facilities in the school?

There are no canteen facilities in our current school building.

Students should bring a packed lunch each day.

The school operates a healthy eating policy and discourages students from bringing unhealthy food, sweets etc. to school. Fizzy drinks are banned and will be confiscated.

We do plan to have a canteen in our new building.

What time is lunch?

Small break 11.00-11.20 am

Lunch 1.20-2.00 pm

Can a student change subject options now or during the first couple of weeks?

The options classes have been organised now and many classes are full. It may not be possible therefore to change classes. However, if you have any issues with options, please email options@naascc.ie

Is there a bus to school?

The school does not deal with any queries about school transport.

Any queries should be made directly to the Bus Éireann School Transport Office on 01 8302222

Will students get a locker?

Yes. Students will be provided with their own locker.

Students should bring a padlock with two keys to school.

The school will keep one key in the event a student loses their key. When will students get their timetable?

Students will be given their timetable on the first day of school.

Will students get a journal?

Yes. Students will be given a journal on the first day.

What class will my child be in?

There are 5 first year classes: Ash1, Birch1, Elm1, Oak1, and Yew1 Students will be assigned classes on the first day.

Will my child be in the same class as their friend / other students from their primary school?

Students are randomly assigned class groups.

If you have any specific requests, you should contact the school. We cannot guarantee that we can accommodate all requests but we will do our best.

https://www.jct.ie/perch/resources/leadership/jc-info-parents-primary-092019.pdf

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2021
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Oct 25
2021
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Nov 04
2021
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Dec 01
2021
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11-Oct-2021
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01-Oct-2021
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