NEWS & NOTIFICATIONS

St Aidan’s SNS: School reopening.
4th Aug 2020 4:27 pm
Dear Parent / Guardian, I hope you and your families are keeping well. As you are aware, our school has now been closed since 12th March due to the COVID-19 situation. We are now hoping to re-open our school safely, in line with current guidance and recommendations. Re-opening the school safely will require the co-operation of all members of our School Community – BoM, School Leadership, Staff, Parents and Pupils. We will all be called on to play our part in ensuring that re-opening of the school is done in a safe manner which prevents the spread of the virus and allows the vital work of Teaching and Learning to proceed with as little disruption as possible. We have been working on our plan for the safe reopening of the school for some weeks now and have published the DES COVID-19 Response Plan for the safe and sustainable reopening of Primary and Special Schools on our school website. The Response Plan gives details of : •Physical preparation, signage, hand sanitiser stations, •Advice, procedures and training for the safe return to working in the school for all school staff and pupils. •General and specific advice on how all pupils, staff, parents and visitors will prevent the spread of the virus. We have also published our COVID-19 Policy Statement on the school website. Our BoM will keep you informed as to the progress of our reopening plans and provide you with the information required by you to play your part in safely re-opening the school. We are really looking forward to welcoming our children back to school and will be doing all that we can to ensure that the return to school is a safe and enjoyable experience for the children. We will be in touch with you again before school reopens. Le meas, IggyKeane Cathaoirleach, An Bhóird Bainistíochta. Tomás Hayes Príomhoide The following websites provide further information on COVID-19 and on government advice and recommendations regarding the re-opening of schools: - https://www.education.ie/en/covid-19/ https://www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/ https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/a128d-back-to-school/?referrer=http://www.gov.ie/backtoschool/
St Aidan’s SNS COVID 19 policy.
4th Aug 2020 4:22 pm
St Aidan`s Senior National School COVID-19 Policy Statement St Aidan`s SNS is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our staff and a safe learning environment for all our pupils. To ensure that, we have developed the following COVID-19 Response Plan. The BOM and all school staff are responsible for the implementation of this plan, and a combined effort will help contain the spread of the virus. We will: *Continue to monitor our COVID-19 response and amend this plan in consultation with our staff. *Provide up to date information to our staff and pupils on the Public Health advice issued by the HSE and Gov.ie display information on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and correct handwashing techniques *Agree with staff, a worker representative who is readily identifiable to carry out the role outlined in this plan *Inform all staff and pupils of essential hygiene and respiratory etiquette and physical distancing requirements *The school to facilitate physical distancing as appropriate in line with the guidanc and direction of the Department of Education *Keep a contact log to help with contact tracing *Ensure staff engage with the induction/familiarisation briefing provided by the Department of Education *Implement the agreed procedures to be followed in the event of someone showing symptoms of COVID-19 while at school * Offerinstructions to staff and pupils to follow if they develop signs and symptoms of COVID-19 during school time *Arrangements for necessary visitors such as contractors and parents will be restricted to essential purposes and limited to those who have received prior approval from the Principal. A detailed sign in sign out log will be maintained. *Implement cleaning in line with Department of Education advice All school staff will be consulted on an ongoing basis and feedback is encouraged on any concerns, issues or suggestions. This can be done through the Lead Worker Representative(s), who will be supported in line with the agreement between the Department and education partners. Signed: Iggy Keane. Date: 4.8.20 Chairperson B.O.M
End of Year Video for Ms McCague's Class
30th Jun 2020 8:00 am
Today marks the final day of 3rd class for all the children in Ms McCague's class. Here is a collection of photographs which shows what a busy year we had! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EH6RROghKDcpuFMwFJAGMh2eemSR2f4c/view?usp=sharing
3rd Class Maths Answers
26th Jun 2020 1:36 pm
Ms Daly’s class graduation
26th Jun 2020 11:48 am
Due to unforeseen technical difficulties with editing last night some pupils were cut from the final video. Please see the link below for the pupils in Ms Daly’s class who graduated from St Aidans SNS. https://vimeo.com/432818702
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Virtual Sports Week DAY 5
26th Jun 2020 8:50 am
Welcome to the last challenge of Virtual Sports Week. Click on the link below to see what it is. You're going to have a lot of fun with this one. Thank you for all your videos and photos so far. Please continue to send them to uclingan@staidanssns.ie.uclingan@staidanssns.ie. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZwpudzzXORTY8YMW8lWchXQj2vXmdBr7/view?usp=sharing
Graduation
25th Jun 2020 8:25 pm
Please see the links below for our graduation videos; St Aidans SNS Graduation https://vimeo.com/432308726 Sportsperson/ Student of the Year 2020 https://vimeo.com/432623520
Graduation 2020
25th Jun 2020 8:03 pm
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Virtual Sports Week DAY 4
25th Jun 2020 10:05 am
Thank you so much to all the boys and girls who have sent in their videos and photos this week. Today our challenge is set by one of our sportiest teachers. Please send your challenge back to uclingan@staidanssns.ie.uclingan@staidanssns.ie. Apologies for the earlier problem with the link. https://drive.google.com/file/d/12QQEk6cpH-Pd0wop6yH7e_7GltyVdik4/view?usp=sharing
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Virtual Sports Week DAY 3
24th Jun 2020 8:24 am
Can you keep up with this speedy teacher? Click on the link below and complete today's challenge to find out! As always, please send your videos and photos to uclingan@staidanssns.ie.uclingan@staidanssns.ie. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1v8_GmS-JlkR3Li7T_X3KdbiSxGFgRWMK/view?usp=sharing
Book return and collection.
23rd Jun 2020 9:59 am
Dear parents and guardians, I hope you are all keeping well. I understand it is difficult for children to concentrate on work, but as we have said, it is a guide. We hope the children are enjoying the SAGT show and are looking forward to the virtual sports day next week. As always, teachers are available to support you. Book return and collection: Please return books and any other school items on the scheduled day below. You may also collect your children's work and copies between 11-1 following strict COVID 19 health and safety guidelines. Tuesday 23rd: 3rd / 4th Wednesday 24th: 5th Thursday 25th: 6th Please enter through the main pedestrian gate and follow the footpath towards the rear of the school. A one-way system will be in place. The school can also be accessed through the Glenshane gate. Books can be collected from outside the hall door. Please do not hold the teacher in conversation. Markers will be placed 2m apart to queue. Once books are returned, please leave the school immediately walking around the rear towards the front gate or the Glenshane gate. There should be no social gatherings on the school premises. Thank you for your continued support. Kind regards, Mr Hayes
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Virtual Sports Week DAY 2
23rd Jun 2020 9:07 am
Welcome to Day 2 everybody! Here is a serious challenge presented by a serious sportsperson. Enjoy your challenge and don't forget to send your video and photos to uclingan@staidanssns.ie.uclingan@staidanssns.ie. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a2tM6cVETLeYS6gdsrbXZsgk-gZtGwlD/view?usp=sharing
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Virtual Sports Week DAY 1
22nd Jun 2020 4:56 pm
Welcome to Virtual Sports Week everyone! Our first challenge comes from Ms Hartland. Please click on the link below to discover what it is. You can take a photo or a video of you and your family or friends completing the challenge and send it to Ms Clingan at uclingan@staidanssns.ie.uclingan@staidanssns.ie. All children who join in will earn a point for their class. Good luck! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FFbuNBBlWavKYzsi4AYSHwnb1c96Ywrn/view?usp=sharing
5th Class Home Learning plan June 22nd
21st Jun 2020 5:33 pm
Please find attached the final Home Learning plan. Enjoy the Virtual Sports Week! Send videos of yourself doing the challenges to your teacher! https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8095_20200621183319.pdf
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4th Class EAL
21st Jun 2020 4:26 pm
4th Class Work
21st Jun 2020 4:25 pm
Hi 4th class, here is your final week of suggested work. Don't forget to try and take part in as many of the challenges that will be posted this week for our virtual sports week! https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4777_20200621172526.pdf
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3rd Class Work 22nd - 30th June
21st Jun 2020 4:19 pm
Well done everyone for all the effort you have put in! This is the last suggested work we will be sending so be sure to try your best with it! Enjoy sports week https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1343_20200621171948.pdf
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Virtual Sports Week in St Aidan’s starts tomorrow!
21st Jun 2020 2:43 pm
CALLING ALL ST AIDAN'S STUDENTS! Each morning during Virtual Sports Week a teacher from our school will have a challenge for you posted on the school app and website. You need to complete the challenge, take a photo or video and send it to uclingan@staidanssns.ie.uclingan@staidanssns.ie. Every child who completes a challenge will earn a point for their class. The class with the largest number of points at the end of the week will win a prize when we return to school. Good luck!!!
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Winners of Talent Show 2020
19th Jun 2020 5:52 pm
A huge thank you to everyone who sent in videos this week for the talent show. You are all so incredibly talented and we're so lucky to have you in our school. Please watch the special video we have received from RTE News announcing the winners - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Fw5qi_RwGe-r4h_4ne3z0DJQmHe_alLg/view?usp=sharing
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The Human Body by Ava Finnegan.
18th Jun 2020 5:23 pm
Amazing work by Ava Finnegan in 4th class. The detail and effort is brilliant. Well done Ava
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Brilliant Gesture Challenge Entries. Well done to all!
17th Jun 2020 7:21 pm
Praise Mober, Albany Da Silva and Nathan and Paul Fashola.
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Talent Show - Staff Video
17th Jun 2020 9:00 am
Hi everyone, please remember to email your talent videos to uscullion@staidanssns.ieuscullion@staidanssns.ie (3rd/4th class) and dhartland@staidanssns.iedhartland@staidanssns.ie (5/6th class) by 3pm this Friday. The staff have even submitted an entry this year, check it out - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q4B_2l5Je9kpZ-IRmBssW0eEAnVTecI-/view?usp=sharing.
6th Class pupils transitioning to secondary school
16th Jun 2020 12:57 pm
Dear Parents/Guardians, The DCYA/DES have created a suite of supports for children transitioning to Primary School for the first time in September. The Let’s Get Ready campaign was developed by the Departments of Children and Youth Affairs and Education and Skills with support from a range of agencies and organisations. The website gov.ie/letsgetready will be updated regularly over the coming months with new material added as it becomes available. The resources for transitioning to Primary School include the following, as well as Ready to Play ideas and other resources: 1. Support your Child’s Independence Skills 2. Support your Child's Emotional Wellbeing 3. Sharing Information with your Child’s Teacher 4. Stuff about School 5. Building a Relationship with your Child’s Teacher 6. COVID-19 Concerns
A massive well done the Nathan and Paul Fashola in 3rd class who have just sent in their Gesture Challenge videos to Ms McHugh. Fantastic stuff !! Keep the videos coming.
16th Jun 2020 12:37 pm
A massive well done the Nathan and Paul Fashola who have just sent in their Gesture Challenge videos to Ms McHugh. Fantastic stuff !! Keep the videos coming.
3rd Class Work 15th- 19th June
14th Jun 2020 4:31 pm
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St Aidan's Got Talent 2020
14th Jun 2020 2:31 pm
Hi Everyone, this week is Talent Show Week! Please check out your work pack this week for where to send in your talent videos :) This year we have a special guest judge.... check out who it is......... https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ESsGZe2x4y9rqUekqo7c6HV4psNkxHRd
3rd Class Answers (8th-12th June)
12th Jun 2020 1:50 pm
Here are the answers you will need to correct your work for the past week. You can also send work to your teacher if you would like them to look over it. Have a lovely weekend https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7425_20200612145026.pdf
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Confirmation update.
2nd Jul 2020 4:17 pm
Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), The eleven parishes of Tallaght Deanery – Bohernabreena, Killinarden, Kilnamanagh- Castleview, Springfield, Jobstown, Brookfield, St. Aengus’s, St. Dominic’s,St. Martin de Porres and St. Mary’s – share your sadness that we have not been in a position to celebrate the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmations this year to date. Our eleven parishes are committed to celebrating these sacraments in due course. However, we need your co-operation and patience. Resources vary considerably from parish to parish in relation to priests (elderly!), sizes of churches (social distancing), numbers of children for Sacraments, etc. How, where and when we celebrate the Sacraments will have to change in the light of new realities. Each parish of the Tallaght Deanery will make its own arrangements, re: the celebration of the Sacraments. We are all struggling to re-organise ourselves in the light of covid-19. When your parish has come up with its plan, the relevant information will be posted on parish and information platforms. The completion of Sacraments may take some time. Again, we ask for your patience and co-operation and remember that different parishes will make different arrangements due to their own particular circumstances. Many of our parishes are really struggling to manage on many levels. Perhaps there are ways you could use your gifts/talents to support your parish. Contact your parish locally. Meanwhile, we wish you and your children a happy and safe summer. Stay together, pray together. Yours in faith, Fr. Pat McKinley V.F. On behalf of the parishes of Tallaght Deanery
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About Us

St Aidan’s SNS was built in 1983 at the same time as St Brigid’s NS. Before it officially opened as a school the building was used to host bingo nights and run classes such as tae kwondo. A school for traveller children was also set up on the site. In 1984 St Aidan’s moved in with eight teachers and worked alongside the Traveller School. Eventually the two schools were merged and the now St. Aidan’s became one of the first multicultural school of its kind in Ireland. The huge mural in our school hall which was painted in 1990 by an artist and our pupils is a celebration of our school roots and what we like to do.

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Principal Desk

Fáilte romhaibh go dtí St Aidan’s SNS.

As Principal of St Aidan’s, along with my dedicated staff, it  gives us great pleasure to welcome you to our new school website.

At St Aidan’s we welcome change.

Since our inception we have been educating and guiding the young boys and girls of our local community and beyond.We have a mural in our school hall depicting the multicultural make up of our school, of which we are very proud.We believe that we are an integral part of the local community and actively encourage our pupils to act and speak of their school with great pride.Each day we strive to make our school a friendly, welcoming space, ensuring that all who engage with our school get a true understanding of what our ethos is.At St Aidan’s we believe that all children are different and brilliant in their own unique way. We endeavour to provide as broad a schedule of activities for our pupils to give each child every opportunity to develop their own unique talents.  We expect each child to engage fully with the curriculum along with our dedicated teachers and staff who continue each day to work together with parents/guardians and build a relationship that is mutually beneficial for all members of the broad team that is your child’s education. Our goal is to ensure that each child is afforded the best opportunity to learn and grow.Our is aim is that the four years spent in St Aidan’s will be some of the best and most beneficial years of your child’s life. Each child will get to experience a broad range of sport, music, dance, drama and art both within school hours and also at an extracurricular level.  Thanks to our extremely dedicated staff, our Board of Management and our wonderful Parents’ Association, this is all possible.We constantly strive to keep the partnership between staff, parents and management open, welcoming and accepting to all. I am at all times willing to meet with parents who wish to find out more about our school.  In addition to our website, our school app further improves these collaborations. Everything about St Aidan`s SNS can now be found in on central location.The app will be updated daily/weekly and will provide up to date school information, contact details, information on school policies etc. It will also allow for regular a communication stream between parents and the school.

We hope with the introduction of this website, we can further build upon our fantastic school community.

Le meas,

Mr. Tomás Hayes

Principal

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