Congratulations to all students who participated in the Schools Cross Country event that took place in Knockbeg College, Co. Carlow on Tuesday the 29th of September. Well done to all involved, all students should be very proud of themselves. Hayley McCormack placed first in the minor girls race which was a great achievement for the first day out. 29 students participated and each and every one finished brilliantly. Well done!
At Naas Community College we want to ensure that all staff and students are happy and feel safe when in school. In order to ensure this Naas Community College has launched the “Get Connected” programme with Positive Mental Health Week October 5th-9th 2015. During this week the school will host:
Cheerio’s Breakfast Morning Monday 5th October in aid of Cherrios Childline which answer calls 24 hours a day from children in danger and in need.
Walk a Day in their Shoes - Funky Shoe Day on Friday 9th October in aid of St Patricks Mental hospital. It is hoped that by wearing odd or mismatched shoes, we can step out of our comfort zone and help to stamp out the stigma that surrounds mental health difficulties while raising vital funds to support vulnerable young adults in Ireland. ‘Walk in My Shoes’ is a campaign of St. Patrick’s Mental Health Foundation raising funds to provide mental health services, support and information to those who need it most. Students and teachers are asked to wear odd shoes on Friday 9th October. You can simply wear a pair of odd shoes or decorate and reinvent an old pair of shoes. There will be a prize on Friday for the best student pair and best staff pair of odd shoes.
On Friday 25th September Naas Community College started the day by hosting a table quiz in the gym. The gym was decorated with posters made by the students and it looked very well. There was a great atmosphere as eighteen different teams of students battled it out by answering some quite challenging questions based on European history, geography and culture. Interestingly there were two teams that came joint first, and two teams that came joint second. Well done to all concerned!
At break time students made their way to P4 where a smorgasbord of goodies had been prepared. The food came from all over Europe and included parma ham and chorizo from Spain, baguettes and brioche from France, bratwurst and various cheeses from Germany, an assortment of food from Moldova, along with strawberries, apples, oranges, grapes, pepperoni, olives, scones, brown bread, soda bread, brie, monchego, mozzarella as well as tea and orange juice. Even though students weren't asked to bring food to share, some did, and it was very much appreciated. Students and staff enjoyed the breakfast thoroughly.
Prospective students and their parents/guardians are invited to come along to the school Open Night on Tuesday 20th October at 7:00
Celebrations for the European Day of Languages that will be held next Friday, 25th September. A table quiz will take place in the morning after registration and there will be prizes for first, second, and third place. At break time there will be a drop in European breakfast in the Home Economics room.
Parents/Guardians are asked to bring along their son/daughter's iPad to the information evening. The evening is for parents/guardians only - students are not to attend. Please ensure that you know the four-digit passcode to the iPad.