Computer Science Education Week will take place from 4th to 10th December 2017. In preparation all first year students in NCC will participate in coding challenges this week. Today Class Oak 1 and Yew 1 participated in the Star Wars challenge to build a galaxy far far away using drag-drop blocks. Many students completed the task and were issued with Certificates. Well done all!
On behalf of Ms. Brennan and Oak 2 we would like to thank everyone who got involved in our annual Shoebox Appeal for Team Hope. Team Hope give your Christmas Shoebox gift right into the hands of some of the world’s most vulnerable children – many of whom will receive no other gift this Christmas. For some it’s the first gift they’ve ever received.
Well done and thank you to everyone who got involved.🎁
Bhí Gaeilge 24 ar siúl againn inné, bhí lá den scoth ag gach duine. Ar maidin, tugadh t-léine deas dubhghorm dóibh siúd a bhí ag glacadh páirt. Chaith siad na t-léinte ar feadh an lae le chur in iúl gur Gaeilge a bhí á labhairt acu. Tugadh ticéid dóibh siúd a bhí ag déanamh sár-iarrachta an Ghaeilge a labhairt. Tugadh duaiseanna do na daltaí leis an méid is mó ticéad. D'oibrigh gach duine go dian dícheallach agus chomhoibrigh gach duine le chéile. Comhghairdeachas le gach duine a bhí páirteach i nGaeilge 24 inniu.
On Friday the 10th November Staff and Students participated in the odd shoe catwalk. The idea was to get students and staff alike to become aware of how others feel, by walking in someone else's shoes. Most creative shoes from each year were chosen to participate in the odd shoe catwalk. Winners were chosen from each year group and given prizes. Some very creative shoes were seen on the day and a big thanks to everyone who participated.
The first year boys ventured out to Kildare Community school to play in the indoor tournament. We entered in two teams based on the keen interest from the first years. We played teams from Clongowes, Kildare, Piper’s Hill and St. Paul’s. We didn’t progress to the final but excellent day had by all involved who just love to play football. Stand out performances came from Ben McDonald and Conor Egan. Goals were scored by Kayky Gama Costa, Ben McDonald, Dylan Daly-Power, John McBride and top goal scorer was Ross Watson with four goals.
'Drop Everything and Chill' will take place on Thursday Nov 9th at 10am. This is a time when students stop what they are doing and take some time to relax. Students will use the time t read some short stories, meditate, listen to music, draw or colour. This is a whole school activity and is important that every student takes part as part of positive mental health week.
From the 6th to 10th of November in Naas Community College we had Positive Mental Health Week. The staff and students took part in activities such as 'Odd Shoe Day' and 'Nail the Stigma'. We had a fundraiser for the Donal Walsh foundation and Donal's father visited us and spoke to us about about his journey. It was inspirational to hear about his story. The entire week was oreintated around raising about mental health and ensuring students knew 'it's okay not to be okay' and where to seek help.