Two teams from Naas Community College travelled to the Holy Family Secondary School in Newbridge to participate in a first year volleyball blitz. Well done to everyone who took part.
Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Week takes place from Monday 29th February to Friday 4th March when every student will be given a book to read. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday a forty minute class period will be dedicated solely to reading. Both students and staff will participate. Thursday 3rd March is World Book Day when a literature quiz will take place from 10:00am to 11:00am. On Thursday afternoon there will be a reading for pleasure hour when all students will go to their base rooms for the final hour of the day to relax and read.
For Engineers Week students created an arch out of pieces of potatoes to test how much weight their potato structure could hold before collapsing.
Our Green Schools Committee was fortunate enough to attend the very first Green Schools Expo in the RDS on Thursday 25th February. The Expo is a really fantastic way for students to learn about the different ways to make their school more environmentally friendly, from litter and waste, to travel, to power and even biodiversity. As we are currently working on achieving our first Green Flag for Litter and Waste, it was a great to see what other schools are doing to achieve the same goals. Green School Committee meetings will now be held Mondays @11:05 in the art room and as always, new members are very welcome to come along!
To mark the beginning of Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Week) at the beginning of March, the school is getting involved in an annual event known as 'Rith 2016'. The event takes place in various locations over Ireland each year and this year it will pass though Naas. The event involves running one kilometre as a school group. The route this year begins at Fairgreen (R448) near Vista Healthcare and continues down to Tesco (R448). Rith 2016 is a way to celebrate the Irish language and culture in a way that is fun, visual, community based and can be celebrated throughout the island of Ireland. Our kilometre slot is set to begin at 2.25pm on the afternoon of Friday 4th of March.
The boys basketball team travelled to Moate Community School, Co Meath today to play their first match of the year.
Students were treated to an iridescent display of pastel colours this morning with the rare appearance of Polar stratospheric clouds, also known as nacreous clouds. These clouds are formed in the stratosphere at altitudes of between 15km to 25km. Due to their high altitude and the curvature of the surface of the Earth, these clouds receive sunlight from below the horizon and reflect it to the ground, shining brightly at dawn or dusk. The colours are displayed by crystals formed at approximately -80 degrees celsius, which happens more frequently in the Antarctic than the Arctic and is said to be indicative of ozone depletion.