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NEWS & NOTIFICATIONS

Confirmation 6th class
8th Apr 2020 1:21 pm
I have spoken to Father Pat and no decision has been made on the Confirmation. This is being reviewed on a weekly basis and he will let the school know immediately once a decision has been made by the archdiocese. He sends on his best wishes to all the children and their families.
How to help your child balance their online and offline lives during isolation.
3rd Apr 2020 9:36 am
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Chick update
2nd Apr 2020 5:10 pm
The chicks are just over a week old. The 4 of them are doing great, they are getting loads of attention in Ms. Walsh’s house.
St. Aidan’s SNS.
2nd Apr 2020 1:40 pm
Dear Parents/Guardians, I hope you are all well and minding yourselves during these anxious times. We are fully aware of the challenges caused by the necessary restrictions to stop the spread of this virus. We are very proud of all staff members and their commitment to the pupils of St Aidan’s SNS. Everyone is working together to ensure pupils' learning is continued. Weekly learning lessons give the day some routine while also ensuring children are engaged in schoolwork. Teachers' email addresses are available to answer any questions. Where possible, parents and pupils are encouraged to follow the timetable. There will be no lesson planned over the Easter break. We have yet to hear any further information regarding the confirmation. We will give more information as soon as we receive it. Communication between parents and the school is essential. This will be accomplished through the school app which is also linked to the website. Please share this message with anyone who may not have the app downloaded. We hope that everyone in our school community will continue to stay safe during the coming weeks. Le meas, Mr. Hayes.
School App - Version 5 Upgrade!
2nd Apr 2020 10:22 am
The App will be updated to Version 5 shortly. There are a range of new features which continue our drive towards a digital communications environment. If you have auto updates turned on the update process will be done automatically. Otherwise you will see an UPDATE message in your Notifications screen. Select UPDATE to complete the process. You will be asked to verify your mobile number during the update process. This must be the mobile number you have supplied to the school. Please note that only parents/students/teachers on the current schools list will be able to access the App. If you have changed your mobile number of if you have not supplied a mobile number you will not be able to access the App. Please note that if you do not update your APP certain features, including Consent Forms will not be available. If you experience any difficulty please email us at: support@uniqueschools.ie.support@uniqueschools.ie. Unique School App Support Team
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Reminder-RTÉ School Hub
2nd Apr 2020 10:20 am
RTÉ and Macalla Teo, with support from Mary Immaculate College, have collaborated to introduce a cross-platform teaching initiative for primary school kids across the country. On RTÉ2, RTÉ Player, and rte.ie/learn, children will be able to watch, download and engage with curriculum-based content, project work, and fun activities that will keep them entertained and learning. www.rte.ie/learn
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covid-19 Barnardos service - support for families.
1st Apr 2020 2:16 pm
Family life has become a little more complicated now that we have to respond to Covid-19. I am contacting you to let you know Barnardos is here to support parents throughout this challenging time. We have just launched a dedicated telephone and email support service to provide advice to parents on a wide range of issues that may have come up during this time. If you or someone you know needs extra parental support we are here to help. This service will be staffed by Barnardos project workers who are trained professionals. Some issues that parents may need support on include: How to talk to your children about the corona virus Setting a good routine Managing children’s behaviours and sibling dynamics Managing aggression and family discord Home schooling/managing school expectations. Fostering natural learning opportunities in the home Healthy eating Accessing fun and educational activities for families and individual children Managing your child’s worries Self-care for parents Helping parents manage their own worries and anxieties Managing children’s online activity You can make contact with this service by phoning 1800 910 123 between 10.00am and 2.00pm Monday to Friday or by emailing parentsupport@barnardos.ieemailing parentsupport@barnardos.ie We also provide specialist services and support in relation to bereavement, adoption and fostering. Stay safe. Regards, CEO Suzanne Connolly  
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An interactive timetable for a day
31st Mar 2020 2:01 am
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Give Back Covid - 19
30th Mar 2020 8:59 am
This is a list of services that have been made available for free for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, and is being continuously updated. If you know of any that are not listed here, let me know and I will get them added. Twitter: @ShaneHastingsIE Email: giveback@shanehastings.euEmail: giveback@shanehastings.eu https://covid19.shanehastings.eu/giveback/
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Free access for Primary and post primary students
30th Mar 2020 8:32 am
To help students study at home while schools are closed, we are providing FREE access to all our ebooks and student resources on this site. visit www.educateplus.ie
3rd Class Work
29th Mar 2020 5:56 pm
Just a quick clarification. If you collected English work from Ms Allen last week, do that instead of the English work that was posted in today's document. Any questions, email rallen@staidanssns.ierallen@staidanssns.ie
3rd Class Work
29th Mar 2020 5:02 pm
Attached is the suggested work for 3rd class children to work through for the coming week. Hope everyone is keeping safe and well. https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/1776_20200329180245.pdf
6th class work
29th Mar 2020 4:39 pm
4th Class Work
29th Mar 2020 3:51 pm
Attached is some work for 4th class students. All this work does not have to be completed. We hope you are all keeping well and are looking after one another. All 4th class teachers emails are available in the document, don’t hesitate to contact any of us if needs be. Stay safe! :) https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3040_20200329164001.pdf
Simon Harris interview
27th Mar 2020 2:21 pm
Please follow the link below to see Minister Harris https://youtu.be/pAse_owU8p4
St Aidan’s SNS : Home learning.
25th Mar 2020 3:59 pm
Dear parents and guardians, Education Minister Joe McHugh has confirmed the extended closure of schools yesterday. Through no fault of our own, we are not in a position to deliver a great deal in terms of teaching and learning. However, as a staff, we are in the best position to decide what kind of plan is best for our school. This will take the form of a weekly learning plan that will be communicated through our school app. Our goal is to minimise as much stress as possible on the part of our students, parents, and teachers. There will be mistakes and bumps in the road along the way as we travel this new territory. It will require patience and understanding on everyone’s part. This is not a form of homeschooling. We are simply supporting your children's education through this time. Our suggestion is that we give the day some routine and structure and dedicate an hour or two to schoolwork. Teachers' email addresses will be made available to answer any questions. Suggested work will include a timetable of literacy, numeracy, P.E and a form of SESE / Arts. Our school app will provide a platform for pupils learning. Home learning will be uploaded every Sunday evening. It is very important that every parent has this downloaded. This is the primary method of communicating with our school community. I would appreciate it if you could share this message with anyone who may not have the app. You may be worried about your children's progress. Our advice is to encourage children to engage with the suggested work and do their best. Every single child is in the same boat and they all will be ok. Children are resilient. When we are back in the classroom, we will, of course, resume where we left off. Le meas, Mr. Hayes.
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Chick update
25th Mar 2020 3:00 pm
It’s been a very busy morning! 3 more of our chicks have hatched. There are now 4 baby chicks drying off in the incubator. They will be moved to their pen this evening. They are making loads and loads of noise and are a very active bunch.
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First Chick is Born 24/3/2020
24th Mar 2020 11:37 pm
After a long day of working hard to hatch John the chick has finally arrived. It took him almost 13 hours to hatch. Our new chick John shares his birthday with John and Brooklyn McGregor in 4th class. A very happy birthday to them too.
Physical exercise rovers
24th Mar 2020 8:42 am
Rte school to start on March 30th.
23rd Mar 2020 2:51 pm
Rte school will start on March 30th at 11.00am on RTE 2.
3rd Class Work
22nd Mar 2020 5:29 pm
The 3rd Class teachers have put together some work to help the boys and girls in Rang a Trí continue to learn from home for the coming week. https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4678_20200322172917.pdf
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RTE School on TV
21st Mar 2020 12:45 pm
"Daily school is set to begin on the station from Monday, March 30. It will run from 11am to 12pm, Monday to Friday on RTÉ2, with a shorter "catch-up" segment later in the afternoon. According to RTE News, the school will be mostly aimed at primary school children from 1st to 6th class, promising the show will be "educational, but also fun and engaging" The show will be presented from a real primary school classroom by teachers with television experience and is being produced by an independent production company. Parents will also be able to find the show on the RTÉ Player and worksheets and other material will be accessible on RTE.ie/learn." www.rsvplive.ie
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RTE TV SCHOOL
21st Mar 2020 11:53 am
RTE have announced that they will be broadcasting daily 'school' on TV to support families at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Daily school is set to begin from Monday March 30th. It will run from 11am to 12pm, Monday to Friday on RTÈ2, with a shorter "catch up" segment later in the afternoon. It will be mostly aimed at primary school children from 1st to 6th class. Work sheets and other material will be accessible on RTE.ie/learn. This has been launched with the support of the Department of Education.
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SPHE and well-being.
20th Mar 2020 11:03 am
More useful sites for your kids!!
19th Mar 2020 12:23 pm
Wakelet - Senior Infants home survival kit created by Niamh Brady Padlet - Tools, apps and websites to support Irish primary pupils working in the home - List created by Ciara Reilly, Lecturer in Education (ICT and Digital Education) www.mie.ie Mr MC - Primary School Teacher sharing free resources  Classroom Secrets - Resource packs for home learning Primary School Curriculum Scoilnet - portal site for Irish education Ask About Ireland - information about Ireland under a variety of topics BBC schools - educational website for children Department of Education and Skills - Department of Education website Primary Games - interactive games Crickweb - primary interactive resources Teach the children well - portal site for educational websites Enchanted Learning - learning by topic across a broad range ENGLISH EPIC! - Digital library for kids under 12 Phonics Websites and Apps Starfall - English Language Development focusing on Literacy https://www.starfall.com/h/ Literactive - reading and phonics for early years pupils International Children's Digital Library http://www.childrenslibrary.org/icdl/SimpleSearchCategory?ilang=English British Council - Learn English Kids - literacy activities ICT Games - literacy games NY Library "On-Lion" for Kids Cbeebies - activities for early learning years Writing Fun - interactive writing website Rivet - reading practice Oxford Owl - reading practice Alphablocks Phonics  Soundcloud - Lots of free audio books GAEILGE TG4 - Cúla 4 - programmes, competitions and gallery / cláracha, comórtas agus gailearaí  Focal - online Irish dictionary / foclóir Gaeilge ar líne MATHS Maths Week Ireland - International Day of Mathematics (Pi Day 3.14) 14th March 2020 - Lots of free resources and games Maths is Fun - basic Maths skills Cool Math 4 Kids - wide range of activities for all ages ICT Games - numeracy games IXL Maths - activities for JI to 6th under all Maths areas Teaching Tables - interactive website dedicated to tables​ Sums Online - numeracy activities ​ HISTORY Ask About Ireland - facts about Ireland, readings from museums Irish History Links - dedicated Irish History website National Museum of Ireland​ GEOGRAPHY National Geographic Kids - resources for natural environment Kids Geo - information on a wide range of Geography topics DLTK Kids - countries and culture activities Fact Monster - see world facts section & areas such as Science & Maths also SCIENCE Science Foundation Ireland Primary Science - interactive activities based on curricular areas Science Kids - Science and Technology for kids Science Bob - fun interactive experiments Mooney goes wild - resources for mammals, insects and birds NASA - information on Solar System with child friendly student section  Science Experiments Around the Home​ MUSIC Dabbledoo Music - fun and easy music lessons Classics for kids - classical music website for children Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra - orchestra instruments San Francisco Symphony Kids - instruments & make your own music Sphinx Kids - learn about the orchestra &  play interactive games The Karaoke Channel - songs to sing along to The-North-Pole.com - sing along Christmas carols ART I am an artist - visual arts initiative aimed at primary school children Art Attack - creative ideas and activities for children Kinder Art - art and craft ideas for children of all ages Incredible Art - ideas for Art activities  National Gallery of Ireland - National Art Gallery website NGA Kids - excellent resource for Visual Arts for children 
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Reading Eggs Two Weeks Free Trial
19th Mar 2020 6:52 am
Home Education Reading Eggs is a highly interactive, online home education reading programme for ages 2–13. Register now for your free trial. Reading Eggs is the perfect programme for home educators, providing a comprehensive range of research-based online reading lessons, activities and books that teach children aged 2 – 13 the literacy skills needed for a lifetime of reading success.
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Important Notice re COVID-19 and free access to books online
19th Mar 2020 6:39 am
CJ Fallon is now providing free access to its books until the end of this school term. www.cjfallon.ie
CJ Fallon- important
18th Mar 2020 10:31 pm
As of today, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, teachers, parents and pupils can access the online versions of all CJ Fallon books for free. Simply click here and filter to your required title. If you would prefer to access these directly, visit http://my.cjfallon.ie, click 'Student Resources', then filter to the title you require, making sure 'Online Book' is selected under 'Resources'. Kind regards, and stay safe. CJ Fallon
Chatting with your kids!!
18th Mar 2020 2:02 pm
We hope you are all keeping well and safe - here are some ideas for games or excises to use at home - Speak Easy - is a great one to get people talking - you could choose a different one each day!! Take care!! Speak Easy If I could change one thing......? I am thankful for.....? If I ruled the world.....? If I had a super power .....? If I had 1 wish.....? What would I take to a desert island.....? If I had a million euro.....? What would I save if my house was on fire.....?
Dr Ronan Glynn answers questions
13th Mar 2020 4:06 pm
Covid 19 questions answered https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTTgUDRgeRk
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Jack Byrne visits St Aidan’s!
13th Mar 2020 11:03 am
Congratulations to @Jackb_8 on picking up the @sseairtricity / @SWAInews player of the month award in StAidan’s SNS. Paul, Jayden,Testimony,Megan and Abbey were delighted to meet Jack!Many thanks to Tony@ShamrockRovers.
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Shamrock rovers shoot!!
12th Mar 2020 10:11 pm
Behind the scenes with Tony!!
Helping your child for the next two weeks
12th Mar 2020 10:07 pm
Please see the following links they might be helpful: https://padlet.com/ciarareillymarino/primarydistancelearning https://www.librariesireland.ie/ Google Khan academy ( maths) https://www.sfi.ie/engagement/discover-primary-science-and-maths/activities-search/ http://www.iamanartist.ie/- PE - lots of PE can be done at home. The likes of the Body Coach, Go Noodle, Just Dance etc are all excellent for keeping fit indoors. If you've a garden now's the time to practice the keepy-uppies or the hurling lifts. SPHE - We certainly have enough talk about social, personal and health matters by the end of this crisis. But hopefully kids will become more aware of the wider world as well as their personal hygiene; make sure the news they access is age-appropriate - @news2dayRTE is great! VISUAL ARTS - So much craftwork can be done during this time. iamanartist.ie has so much across all the strands of the art curriculum. Or for something a bit easier - kids love drawing using the Art for Kids Hub on YT - see link above SESE- the internet is an excellent tool in this regard!! MATHS - @khanacademy is a great site which is free and functional. It will allow kids to do the Maths on their computer or tablet - it might take some time to find the right level for them. There are plenty of worksheets on twinkl - see the next paragraph There are lots of great resources on Twinkl - a site we teachers usually have to pay for. The good news now is that there's one month for free on the site - details here. twitter.com/Creggie82/stat…
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Well done to all the St Patrick's Day hat competition winners - and thanks to Ms Hayes for hosting the Paddy's Day bash!
12th Mar 2020 6:00 pm
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Chicks trip to Kilkenny
12th Mar 2020 5:12 pm
Since school is closed, our eggs are off on their holidays. They have made it safely to Kilkenny thanks to their chauffeur Ger. I will keep a very close eye on them and will keep you all updated!
FROM MISS MCHUGH: re: work to be completed
12th Mar 2020 3:14 pm
Parent/ guardian, As a result of the immediate closure of the schools, some of the 3rd class children were not provided with adequate work to carry them through the expected 2x weeks that we are to be closed for. The photocopies and printers shut down at the end of the day. An alternative work pack has been provided to the children who didn’t receive one in school today (which is to be posted this evening). My email is as follows for urgent issue/ concerns regarding work. mmchugh@staidanssns.ie.mmchugh@staidanssns.ie. Please only contact during usual school times. The children in my class were given a list of useful academic websites at the beginning of the school year. I recommend that they have a look over those too over the period that we are closed for. Many thanks for your patience regarding this issue. Take care over the next two weeks and we will hopefully see you then. Ms McHugh.
School Closed #Covid-19
12th Mar 2020 12:59 pm
St Aidan's will be closed for a period from Friday 13th March until the 29th March 2020, to support efforts to contain the spread Convid-19. This is in line with the advice of the National Health Emergency Team.
Covid 19
12th Mar 2020 10:31 am
Please see attached link from the Department of Education regarding information for parents and children about covid-19 https://www.education.ie/en/The-Department/Announcements/talking-to-children-and-young-people-about-covid-19-coronavirus-advice-for-parents-and-schools.pdf
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Training with Shamrock Rovers
12th Mar 2020 10:27 am
Every Friday the girls soccer team train with Tony from Shamrock Rovers! Tony has taught the girls so many new skills and techniques! They have loved every second of it!
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Freddie Mercury Jigsaw Art
12th Mar 2020 10:26 am
Since our Queen medley performance went so well at assembly, we decided that our next jigsaw art piece was going to be based on the lead singer of the band, Freddie Mercury! 6th class really enjoyed the painting process and watching all the pieces coming together!
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Clinton getting ready for our mini parade and competition tomorrow against the other 3rd and 4th classes ☘️
11th Mar 2020 3:57 pm
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GAA
11th Mar 2020 3:56 pm
A massive thanks to Mr Kelly who has been helping us in room 7 with our GAA skills. We’re having an absolute ball!
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Ireland Vs Greece
11th Mar 2020 3:06 pm
Last Thursday our soccer girls went to see an Ireland Vs Greece women's soccer match. 15 girls met Ms. Hamilton, Ms. Daly and Ms. McHugh at 6 o clock in St. Aidan's NS. From there they got a bus to McDonald's where they ate some food before the match. The match started at 7.00 o clock. The girls cheered on Ireland and sang and danced at half time! They were delighted with the end result! Well done Ireland!
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Ainmhí na hÉireann
11th Mar 2020 1:47 pm
We made a giant puzzle as Gaeilge to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge
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Making props for the school musical
11th Mar 2020 12:46 pm
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4th class Maths
11th Mar 2020 12:29 pm
Ms Scullion's Maths Group are learning about 2D shapes this week and were experimenting today with tessellation.

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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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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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