Rugby is offered in Naas Community College for both boys and girls. Training takes place on Thursdays after school from 4-5 pm and is supported by Leinster Branch. Beginners welcome. Skills training takes place during lunch. Balls are available at break for students to practice skills and students are encouraged to have fun. We have many students who are already playing in local clubs in the community and are enthusiastic to compete at a high level in the near future as we build our programme. Rugby offers team building and friendships that last beyond the classroom. All welcome.
There was a great turn out this evening at the first year parent/guardian iPad information evening. Thanks to all the parents who came along.
Athletics is back again this year and it is great to see lots of new members. On Thursday the 29th September, a number of students travelled to Carlow with Ms Thornton to take part in the first round of the '3 counties league’. There was a fantastic effort made by all involved and we were lucky enough that the sun stayed out for us. Well done everyone!
The participants were: Diana Neza, Eve Keenan, Leon Sweeney, Sean Cullinane, James O Connor, Paul O Donnell, Kate Keogh, Cormac Cullinane, Dylan Conroy, Harry Grainger, Sean Higgins, Dáire Kelleghan and Alex Kelly.
This year NCC has joined forces with forty schools and Education Centres nationwide to participate in Reflections on Practice, a programme adapted from the Japanese Model of Lesson Study. This has been developed to teach mathematics through structured problem solving where teachers work collaboratively to design effective maths lessons.
Teachers and other educational professionals will attend and present at a conference called Maths Counts in Maynooth University on 3rd & 4th March 2017. The conference is being organised by the Maths Development Team, a professional development support service for teachers led by Dr Anne Brosnan. The conference will focus on best practices in teaching mathematics through problem-solving and the role of Reflections on Practice in leading professional development in teaching. Professor Akihiko Takahashi will be the keynote speaker.
Reflections on Practice is supported by the Department and Education and Skills and The Maths Inspectorate.
The Ukulele club is for music students to come along and practice in a relaxed environment on Tuesdays at 1.30. We play all types of songs, and students can suggest a song each week. Mr Keegan, the Principal, is quite an accomplished ukulele player and drops into the club from time to time.
The Open Evening for prospective students and their parents/guardians will take place on Wednesday 12th October at 7:00.
NCC is marking European Day of Languages on 26th September by hosting a European Breakfast in the Home Economics room at break time for the first years and a European Lunch at lunch time for the second years. In addition, first years will participate in a table quiz later on in the day.
The AGM of the Parents Association will take place on Wednesday 14th of September in the school. All parents are welcome and we are looking forward to meeting you on the night.