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St Marks Sports Day this Sunday
20th May 2022 4:25 pm
Come along Sunday 22nd
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Electricians in Training in Room 16
20th May 2022 1:35 pm
There was a great buzz in Room 16 this week as we were learning about electricity! We even made our own circuits with bulbs, buzzers, switches and motors.
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UNIFORM SHOP JUNE 2ND
19th May 2022 9:50 am
REMINDER- Thursday June 2nd, 2 WEEKS AWAY- School Wearhouse will host a Uniform Shop in our School PE Hall. The shop will run from 11-2:30 You are welcome to call your child from class for a short time to facilitate a try on service of the differing sizes and styles All ranges and prices are available on schoolwearhouse.ie. Just search for St Aidan's SNS
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Our Peace Wall
17th May 2022 11:10 am
Students from St. Aidans SNS wrote to boys and girls in Ukraine to show solidarity with them in the war against Russia. There some lovely messages of support from our students.
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A TREE-mendous Time!
13th May 2022 3:16 pm
We had a great time learning about trees in Room 16 this week. Today, we went on a tree scavenger hunt around the school, and Ms Ní Tharpaigh told us all about different plants and flowers growing near the outdoor classroom.
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5th Class Football League Finals
13th May 2022 2:45 pm
This week our 5th Class Football League came to a show-stopping close when the Cup and Shield Finals were held on Thursday. The sunshine came out and all the teams put on an excellent display of football. There were fantastic goals scored, some unbelievable saves made and all round outstanding team spirits on the field!
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Projects on Northern Ireland & The Troubles
13th May 2022 2:29 pm
In Room 20 this week, we researched all about Northern Irelands history and what followed from 1960-1998 (The Troubles). Each group presented their project to the class.
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Boys Senior Hurling Team
12th May 2022 2:00 pm
Our boys hurling team had their first match in 3 years. We played another school from Tallaght called Solas Chriost. We won the game with the score 2-3 to 0-2. Some great performances all over the pitch.
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Foróige EXIT youth cafe has started back
11th May 2022 2:14 pm
Go along at the times on the poster to join in
Dates for your diary
11th May 2022 9:26 am
Now that summer term is underway, it is useful to note a few dates in the school calendar: • Monday 16th May – Half day closure at 12:30 for Primary Language Curriculum training • Monday 6th June – Wednesday 8th June – School closed • Thursday 9th June – School closed for staff training on ASD • Friday 17th June – SPORTS DAY and school closed at 12:00 for Primary Language Curriculum training • Tuesday 28th June – 6th class Graduation Ceremony • Thursday 30th June – School closes for summer holidays at 12:00
RSE in St Aidan's SNS
9th May 2022 12:01 pm
9th May 2022 Dear Parent/Guardian, Social Personal and Health Education (SPHE) is a very important element of the school curriculum. SPHE covers a wide range of topics such as self identity, making decisions, citizenship and relationships, which equip children with many of the skills and knowledge needed in today’s world. The Relationship and Sexuality element of the programme (RSE) includes the learning, understanding and the development of attitudes, beliefs and values about relationships, sexual identity and intimacy. The main aims of the RSE programme are: • To enhance the personal development, well being and self-esteem of each child • To enable each child to gain an understanding of and respect for human love, reproduction and sexual activity in a sensitive and measured way • To enable the child develop healthy friendships and relationships • To develop and promote a sense of wonder and awe at the process of birth and new life. Within this content, there are a number of sensitive issues such as conception and reproduction. Our school policy outlines that these issues will primarily be taught in May and June and we are now advising parents in advance that this will take place in the coming weeks. We encourage you to talk to your child about what he will learn through RSE in a mature and respectful way. The following guidelines have been put in place to ensure everyone is happy with the delivery of the RSE programme. Please read through the guidelines and do not hesitate to contact me should you have any queries or comments. • The sections within the RSE programme which have been identified as sensitive issues will be taught in May and June in each class. • The programme is taught within the ethos of the school and contemporary issues/topics are dealt with by the teacher at a level appropriate to the age and stage of development of pupils within a moral and spiritual framework. • Relationships and Sexuality Education is an on-going process throughout life. A child's first experience of love, of intimacy and of relationships takes place in the family. Parents and the family are acknowledged as the primary educators of their children. We work in a supportive role with the parents, by complementing their role with a school based programme in RSE • All the content objectives of the RSE Programme will be covered by the time children leave sixth class. • A parent's right to withdraw a pupil from the sensitive issues process will be honoured on the understanding that the parent(s) is taking full responsibility for this aspect of education themselves. • Parents are obliged to inform the school in writing of their decision to withdraw the child from the sensitive issues classes. Any parent who wishes to withdraw their child are asked to discuss with the principal how this may be facilitated. • Children who ask questions in class on content outside the designated curriculum are encouraged to discuss the issue with their parents. Parents are informed and asked to talk to their child. Support is offered to the parent in the form of information, support agencies and the HSCL, to assist a parent to inform their child in an accurate and suitable way. • Our HSCL coordinator will be available to support parents during this time. • The school has no responsibility for any information which the pupil may receive outside the direct teaching of the RSE lessons • Questions arising from curriculum content will be addressed by the teacher in a sensible, sensitive and age-appropriate manner. • Questions arising outside of the curriculum will be referred back to the parent(s). We are very aware of the importance and sensitivity of teaching the RSE programme to our pupils and we thank you for your ongoing support in ensuring your child will have received a balanced education in St Aidan’s SNS which will prepare them not only for secondary school, but for life. Una Clingan Deputy Principal
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Science in room 14
6th May 2022 11:31 am
Science experiments - How do Cruise ships float? Learning about floating and sinking in room 14.
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Clay Techniques Practice
6th May 2022 11:00 am
Learning how to work with clay
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Ms Kenny's class got to play with some special visitors today!
5th May 2022 2:20 pm
We were so excited to play with Bonnie and Barney today. They were gorgeous and we can't wait to see them again! Thanks to Ms Hamilton for bringing them to visit.
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Superb win for Boys Senior Football
4th May 2022 4:12 pm
Well done to the Boys Senior Football team who travelled away to Good Shepherd NS in Rathfarnham today and took home an incredible 12-1 victory. Man of the match: Matulub (Ms. Bergin's 6th class) Goals from: TJ Bowes - 4 goals Ms. Daly's 6th class), Matulub - Hat-Trick (Ms. Bergin's 6th class), Aristote - 2 goals, Richard Conlon (Ms. Hayes' 5th Class) and Michael O (Ms. Daly's 6th)
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Sculpting with tin foil in Mr Martins 4th class.
28th Apr 2022 12:55 pm
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UNIFORM SHOP JUNE 2ND
28th Apr 2022 9:33 am
Save the Date 5 weeks from today on Thursday June 2nd School Wearhouse will host a Uniform Shop in our School PE Hall The shop will run from 11-2:30 You are welcome to call your child from class for a short time to facilitate a try on service of the differing sizes and styles All school items will be available on the day- School Jumper, School Tracksuit Top, School Tracksuit Bottoms, School Polo T-shirt and School Coat Prices vary according to size All ranges and prices are available on schoolwearhouse.ie Just search for St Aidan's SNS
School closures
28th Apr 2022 9:20 am
Reminder to parents, the school will be closed Monday 2nd May and Tuesday 3rd May. We will reopen Wednesday 4th May at 8:50am
Fun Swim 2022
28th Apr 2022 6:57 am
Hi teachers, The fun swim will take place this year on Tuesday 21st of June from 10 to 11am in Tallaght Leisure Centre. This is a reward for children who have been well behaved throughout the year. There is space for 35 children to attend. An email with details will follow. Thanks, Darina
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A message for Confirmation candidates and their families
27th Apr 2022 11:03 am
Our Confirmation ceremonies will take place at 6pm on the following days in St Aidan’s Church. • Monday 16th May - Ms Daly • Tuesday 17th May - Mr Kelly • Wednesday 18th May - Ms Bergin • Thursday 19th May - Ms Lawlor Please click on the link below to read a letter from the parish with information about your child’s Confirmation ceremony. This letter will be sent home with all Confirmation candidates today. They are also bringing home a Confirmation card. This card needs to be filled in and returned to the school along with your child’s baptism certificate. This is very important – your child’s Confirmation cannot be registered in the parish without proof of baptism. A few points of note • Ceremonies will take place at 6pm each evening. They will start and end promptly. Please allow yourselves plenty of time and be in the church ten minutes early. If you are late it is likely you may miss the ceremony. • All children are expected in school each day that week. • There is no official photographer coming to the school in the days after the ceremonies. • Children may be accompanied by their sponsors and immediate family only. • Please ensure that you attend Mass with your child in the coming weeks. There is Mass in St Aidan’s Church in Brookfield on Saturdays at 5:30pm and Sundays at 10:30am. • It important that your child attends school every day in the lead up to their Confirmation as we prepare them for the ceremony. Should you have any questions about your child’s Confirmation ceremony, please contact our HSCL teacher Brid Doran on 083 024 0639. We hope that you and your children have a special Confirmation day. https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6666_20220427120111.pdf
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Keeping St. Aidan’s tidy!
26th Apr 2022 11:50 am
The students in Ms. Geraghty's class were busy tidying up the school grounds today! We like to keep our school litter free while caring for the environment!
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Easter Eggstravaganza in MacUilliam
7th Apr 2022 2:22 pm
Thursday 21st 2:30-4:30 Barnardos Phone 014203019 or call into Barnardo's for more information
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Well-being programme with Barnardos
7th Apr 2022 9:53 am
The students in Ms. Geraghty's class have completed the Creative Breath, Body, Mind Programme with the Barnardos National Wellbeing Project. The students now have many tools to help them feel calm when worried or upset. Highlights from the course have been the 'The Mind Jar', 'Our Grateful Garden' and 'Thankful Tree'.
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Boys Senior Football Team Win
7th Apr 2022 6:30 am
Well done to the boys senior football team on another win this week. St. Aidan's travelled to Rathcoole to play St. Mary's NS Saggart and came away with a 2-0 victory. Goals from: TJ Bowes (Ms. Daly, 6th class) and Merlone (Ms. Hayes, 5th class). Man of the Match: TJ Bowes
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Free Easter Arts Camp in St Aidan's Community School
6th Apr 2022 2:49 pm
Parental registration is essential Registration this Friday in person in Barnardo's 6-6:30 or by phone 0862706581 19, 20,21,22 April
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Special visit to Ms Geraghty's Class
5th Apr 2022 9:14 am
We were so lucky today to be visited by the chicks in Ms Geraghty's class.
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FREE HEALTH SCREENING TOMORROW
4th Apr 2022 10:13 am
Join Ms Doran in McCabes Pharmacy Citywest Tomorrow Tuesday 5th April Free BMI, Blood pressure and blood glucose checks Brand new consultation rooms ready to have a private consult with the Pharmacist Please text/ watsapp if you can make it tomorrow- 0830240639 15 minutes that could change your health forever https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7160_20220404095402.pdf
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Boys Senior Football Team Victory
1st Apr 2022 4:50 pm
Well done to the boys senior football team in their 2-0 victory away to our neighbours St. Thomas' SNS. This was a special game as we were greeted by our former Vice Principal, and new Principal of St. Thomas' John Rennick. Goals from: Aristote (Ms. Hayes, 5th class) and Leon (Ms. Daly, 6th class). Man of The Match: Jayden Marshall (Mr. Kelly, 6th class).
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Ms Higgins and Mr Moloney's students of the week got to visit the chicks!
1st Apr 2022 1:10 pm
Jessie and Jamie-Lee got to visit the chicks.
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Learning about 3D shapes and pyramids in Room 14!
1st Apr 2022 12:03 pm
We have been learning about 3D shapes in Maths this week. Look at the 3D shapes we created.
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3rd Class Football Tournament Highlights (Video)
31st Mar 2022 2:59 pm
Click the link below to access the highlights video of the 3rd class football tournament. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RTq3IhtwLt2kj32pmPRJfIPICrf0C6Km/view?usp=drivesdk
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Weaving in Mr Martins 4th class
31st Mar 2022 1:13 pm
We used wool and lollipop sticks to learn how to weave. Have a look at our creations.
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6th classes went to St. Aidans C.S.
30th Mar 2022 1:38 pm
Our 6th classes went to St. Aidans Community School today. Every student had a great time experiencing different subjects in secondary school. Thank you to St. Aidans C.S. for having us today.
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3rd Class Football Tournament Final
29th Mar 2022 5:34 pm
3rd class pupils played the final of their football tournament today in the our fantastic new astro turf pitch. This was part of the "Spar FAI Primary 5-a-side" competition. Children from 4th, 5th and 6th class all cheered on the teams as 'Chelsea' beat 'Liverpool' to become 3rd class champions!
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Hurling in St. Aidans
29th Mar 2022 2:34 pm
Hurling has started back up in school. It is taking place during break times for anyone in 3rd to 6th class. We are selling helmets for €25 and hurls for €5 to anyone who would like to play hurling in school. (These items sell for a combined price of €90 in any Sports shop). We have a limited amount for sale so it's first come first served!!
JOB FAIR CITYWEST 9-9 All Day Thursday March 31st
29th Mar 2022 10:32 am
JOB FAIR CITYWEST 9-9 All Day Thursday March 31st in Citywest Shopping Centre Learning about job openings, job opportunities, training and recruitment There will be more than 150 AMAZING employers with tables up and down the shopping centre. This is Not a day to do your shopping There wil be employers there on the day including representatives from training courses, apprenticeship training, work with building a CV and much more...DONT MISS OUT!!!!!!!!!!!
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Hatching Chicks
28th Mar 2022 10:58 am
Today we have set up our live stream of our chicks hatching here in St Aidan's! Our chicks have come all they way from Nore Valley farm in Co.Kilkenny. Please click on the link below to view the live stream, which will be available to view untill all chicks have have hatched! don't forget to like, share and subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCad5XLPPjo69L6AbGL-RKug
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Sphero Bowling in Room 16
25th Mar 2022 3:46 pm
We were so lucky to have Ms Fairbarn help us play a game of bowling using the Sphero balls in Room 16 today. Ms even brought some ice cream for a party afterwards!
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FAI Schools Competition gets underway
25th Mar 2022 3:41 pm
Hard luck to our boys today who lost 3-1 against Divine Word NS in Roadstone. The boys played extremely well. The boys will play a game each week in the Tallaght A league.
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Happy Mothers Day to all
25th Mar 2022 2:59 pm
To the Mothers! To those who are like a mother to you To those Mothers we have lost To those who have lost Mothers To the Grandmothers To those struggling To those succeeding To those showing love Women are amazing
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WELCOME PARENTS TO ST AIDAN'S COMMUNITY SCHOOL OPEN DAY WEDNESDAY 30TH
25th Mar 2022 2:50 pm
An open day will take place in St Aidan's Community School on Wednesday 30th March from 09:30- 02:30 All parents are welcome to come meet teachers, tour the school and join their children for fun activities in the classrooms Any questions or queries please dont hesitate to contact Ms Doran 0830240639 https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4513_20220325145031.pdf
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Building Flood Barriers in Ms Higgins 4th Class
25th Mar 2022 2:20 pm
We have been learning about different materials and properties in Science this week! We built flood barriers and discovered what materials worked best to prevent a flood.
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Egyptian Hieroglyphics
25th Mar 2022 12:53 pm
The students in Ms. Geraghty's class have been learning all about Ancient Egypt this week. They wrote their names in Egyptian hieroglyphics after they stained white paper with tea bags to make the paper look 'ancient'.
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Outdoor Classroom
25th Mar 2022 12:39 pm
The students in Ms. Geraghty's class really enjoyed taking their work outside to enjoy the great weather!
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Ukraine Donations
24th Mar 2022 10:56 am
Thank you so much to St. Aidan's student council for donating €170 from the money they raised from the bake sale to Paul Hamilton and the Buccaneers RFC. Paul and some of the members of the RFC are going to the Poland border delivering non-perishable goods to the Ukrainian people who have suffered greatly over the past few weeks. The €170 that was donated was spent on more goods and placed on a truck which will be driven to the border this week. Those goods will go a long way! Thank you!
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Building Flood Barriers in Ms Kenny's 4th class
24th Mar 2022 8:45 am
We have been learning about materials in Science this week. We built flood barriers using different materials and had great fun discovering the best materials for preventing floods. Thanks to Ms Murphy who tested all of the barriers!

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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

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