NEWS & NOTIFICATIONS

6th Class Entrance Exams reminder
9th Apr 2021 10:56 am
Entrance Exams for children in St Aidan’s SNS who wish to enroll in St Aidan’s Community School, will take place between Tuesday 13th April and Friday 16th April. This year the Entrance Exam will take place in the national school. Pupils will only have to do a test on ONE of these dates. The following are the exact dates for the different classes. 13th April- Ms Clingan 14th April- Ms Daly 15th April- Ms McCague 16th April-Ms Bergin •Please let your child’s class teacher know if your child will not be participating in the Entrance Exam. • If your child is not participating in the Entrance Exam THEY SHOULD ATTEND SCHOOL AS NORMAL •All students are welcome to take the Entrance Exam. It is helpful to have the exam done if there is a change in the child’s plan for second level school.
A reminder for all our families
7th Apr 2021 10:11 am
Please ensure that you have completed a Return to Educational Facility form for each of your children. This is necessary for our school to stay open and for the safety of all our students and staff. If you haven't received an email from your child's teacher, you can use this list to contact them. Thank you for your support. 3rd classes Ms Somerville - jsomerville@staidanssns.iejsomerville@staidanssns.ie Ms Geraghty - mgeraghty@staidanssns.iemgeraghty@staidanssns.ie Ms Riordan - friordan@staidanssns.iefriordan@staidanssns.ie 4th classes Ms Ní Almhain - mnialmhain@staidanssns.iemnialmhain@staidanssns.ie Ms Mc Hugh - mmchugh@staidanssns.iemmchugh@staidanssns.ie Ms Kenny - gkenny@staidanssns.iegkenny@staidanssns.ie 5th classes Ms Walsh - awalsh@staidanssns.ieawalsh@staidanssns.ie Ms Hayes - ohayes@staidanssns.ieohayes@staidanssns.ie Ms Gallagher - sgallagher@staidanssns.iesgallagher@staidanssns.ie 6th classes Ms Clingan - uclingan@staidanssns.ieuclingan@staidanssns.ie Ms Bergin - sbergin@staidanssns.iesbergin@staidanssns.ie Ms Daly - kdaly@staidanssns.iekdaly@staidanssns.ie Ms Mc Cague - emccague@staidanssns.ieemccague@staidanssns.ie Ms MacRory/Ms Murphy's class - lmacrory@staidanssns.ie/pmurphy@staidanssns.ielmacrory@staidanssns.ie/pmurphy@staidanssns.ie
Return to School Safely
5th Apr 2021 11:42 am
To all our parents and families, Your child’s teacher has sent you a Return to Educational Facility form this morning. You will need to fill in this form in order for your child to return to school on Monday 12th April. Please fill in separate forms for each child. It is very easy and should take you less than a minute. Thank you for your cooperation with this.
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Chocolate Everywhere!!
26th Mar 2021 12:12 pm
Well done to Ms Daly’s class for finding all of the chocolate eggs in our outdoor classroom. Have a lovely Easter break everyone.
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Easter egg rolling!! Well done to Christopher McKeown, Merlone Ombala, Sophia Bevins, Kyle Murphy, Jamie Flynn and Shanice Lester for the best rolls
26th Mar 2021 10:29 am
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Egg Hunt in Ms Kenny’s 4th Class
26th Mar 2021 10:24 am
4th class were busy hunting for eggs this morning!! Happy Easter Everyone.
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Tea and Treats
26th Mar 2021 10:14 am
Ms McCague's class had a tea party this morning to celebrate the Easter Holidays!
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School clean up
26th Mar 2021 10:04 am
Thanks to our clean up team who did a fantastic job of clearing up some rubbish around the school this wk. Well done and thanks
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Eggcellent Artists!
26th Mar 2021 9:38 am
Ms Clingan’s Rang 6 worked hard to create these stunning collages this week to celebrate Easter.
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Egyptian hieroglyphics
25th Mar 2021 1:11 pm
The students in Ms. Geraghty’s class have been learning about Egypt this week. They were learning about the Ancient Egyptian form of writing called hieroglyphics. The students created their names in hieroglyphics on tea stained paper.
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Typing Easter Acrostic Poetry
25th Mar 2021 1:02 pm
The students in Ms. Geraghty’s class were busy creating Easter Acrostic poetry this week. After they created their poem they typed it up in various fonts/ sizes.
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5th Class planting sunflowers in the garden
24th Mar 2021 3:33 pm
Thank you to Ms Doran who took all of the 5th classes out to the school garden throughout the week for a lovely science lesson. We planted some sunflower seeds and we will watch them grow over the next few months. Here are some photos of Ms Gallagher’s class enjoying the sunshine while doing their planting.
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Digital Maths in Ms Kenny’s 4th class
24th Mar 2021 11:38 am
We are using our new chrome books to revise Maths topics this week.
Easter Holidays
23rd Mar 2021 10:23 am
School will close on Friday 26th March @12pm and reopen on Monday 12th April @8:50am.
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Easter Art in Ms Somerville’s Class
18th Mar 2021 2:00 pm
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Happy St Patrick’s Day
17th Mar 2021 7:28 am
Happy St Patrick’s Day to everyone at St Aidan’s
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Maths is fun using our new Chrome Books
16th Mar 2021 4:30 pm
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Multiplication Hot Scotch in the sun
16th Mar 2021 3:51 pm
Ms. Geraghty’s class were practicing their skip counting by jumping in multiples of 2s, 3s, 4s and 5s! Other students in the class were busy writing their tables out using chalk.
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Ms. Geraghty’s class are searching for gold at the end of the rainbow this St. Patrick’s day ☘️
16th Mar 2021 3:42 pm
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Ms Riordans 3rd class made Lucky Leprechauns today!
16th Mar 2021 3:00 pm
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Ms.Riordans 3rd class have been busy making Mothers Day treats this morning.
15th Mar 2021 10:32 am
5th Class Answers 8 - 12 March
12th Mar 2021 1:12 pm
Here are your answers for this week 5th class. We are super excited to see you all!! Enjoy your weekend, we will see you bright and early on Monday morning. https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8758_20210312131123.pdf
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3rd Class Answers 8th Mar - 12th Mar
12th Mar 2021 1:06 pm
Hello everyone, Please find the answers for this week in the attachment below. Well done everyone for all the hard work over the last couple of months. Have a super weekend and we look forward to seeing all the children on Monday. Have a lovely weekend! Thanks from the 3rd Class teachers. https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7094_20210312130606.pdf
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4th Class Answers 8 - 12 March
12th Mar 2021 12:30 pm
6th Class Answers, 8th-12th of March
12th Mar 2021 12:00 pm
Hello everyone, This weeks 6th class answers are attached below. Thank you for all of your support during the weeks of online learning. We are really looking forward to seeing all of the pupils back to school on Monday. Have a lovely weekend. https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/4558_20210311223429.pdf
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St Aidan’s SNS reopening on March 15th.
11th Mar 2021 10:31 am
Dear Parents/ Guardians, I hope you are all well. As per our previous notification on March 3rd, children will return to school on Monday, March 15th. We are looking forward to welcoming back all of our pupils. Please see our reopening plan for your attention. Please do not congregate at the entrances and exits to the school. All visitors MUST wear a facemask on school premises. No adults other than staff members should enter the school building. Please remember to fill out and return the “Return to school form”. Some family circumstances and contact numbers may have changed. Should this be the case or if you have any concerns or questions, please email staidanstallaght@gmail.comstaidanstallaght@gmail.com or contact our HSCL, Ms.Doran, on 083 024 0639 in strict confidence. Regards, Tomás Hayes https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7208_20210303151456.pdf https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/7508_20210303200300.pdf
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Ealain íontach ó Bradley - ag ullmhú do Lá féile Phádraig
11th Mar 2021 9:59 am
5th class online work for the week beginning Monday 8th March.
7th Mar 2021 5:43 pm
3rd class online work for the week beginning Monday 8th Mar to Friday 12th Mar
7th Mar 2021 5:34 pm
6th class online work for the week beginning Monday 8th March.
7th Mar 2021 5:27 pm
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Engineering week is Ms. Geraghty’s class
5th Mar 2021 3:23 pm
Aaron from Ms Geraghty’s class had great fun with this week’s egg drop challenge. The aim was to create a device in which an egg would not break if dropped. Aaron got really creative and used a thick sponge to protect his egg. Well done Aaron it survived the drop!
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Fantastic Artwork from Robyn
5th Mar 2021 1:18 pm
Robyn McSherry in 5th Class has been keeping herself busy in lockdown creating fantastic sketches - she is a talented artist and no doubt we will see lots more of her work in the future!
3rd Class Answers Mar 1st - Mar 5th
5th Mar 2021 1:10 pm
Hello everyone! Here are the answers for this week. Well done everyone and keep up the super work! Not much longer now! We hope you all have a lovely weekend! Thanks! https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/3892_20210305131038.pdf
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6th Class Answers Document 1st-5th March
5th Mar 2021 12:00 pm
3rd Class Work Feb 1 - Feb 5
4th Mar 2021 12:39 pm
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Happy World Book Day!!!
3rd Mar 2021 8:17 pm
Tomorrow Thursday 4th March is World Book Day. There are some brilliant resources online using the link below....including free excerpts, audio readings of some familiar titles, crosswords, activities and information about live Book Readings on YouTube by some famous authors!! Pupils will also receive their €1.50 book token when they return to school soon! https://www.worldbookday.com/resources/
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Amazing Art from Kamil
3rd Mar 2021 12:34 pm
Kamil Eniodunmo from 6th Class has been spending his time during lockdown working on his art skills. He is an extremely talented artist and here are some of the pictures that he has sketched and coloured over the past few months. Well Done Kamil- Keep up the wonderful work!
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Engineering Week in Ms Somerville’s Class
2nd Mar 2021 5:11 pm
Khloe from Ms Somerville’s class had great fun with this week’s egg drop challenge. The aim was to create a device in which an egg would not break if dropped. Khloe got really creative and used an empty container, straws and tissue paper. Her egg survived the drop! I think we have a future engineer in the making!! Well done Khloe!
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Engineering Week
2nd Mar 2021 4:13 pm
Great work from Emma Rose in 4th class who completed the first engineering challenge this week.
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Engineer in the making!
1st Mar 2021 3:50 pm
Well done to Mason Murphy in 4th class who got stuck into Engineer’s week today. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the week brings!
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Well done to Bradley Uzoigwe for kicking off Engineering week with a great Rainbow challenge
1st Mar 2021 3:19 pm
6th class online work for the week beginning Monday 1st March to Friday 5th March.
28th Feb 2021 5:54 pm
5th class online work for the week beginning Monday 1st March to Friday 5th March.
28th Feb 2021 5:49 pm
4th class online work for the week beginning Monday 1st March to Friday 5th March.
28th Feb 2021 5:47 pm
3rd class online work for the week beginning Monday 1st March to Friday 5th March.
28th Feb 2021 5:45 pm
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5th Class Valentine’s Day Art Winners
26th Feb 2021 12:53 pm
Congratulations to Kelsey Shortt and Alice Adagbonyin who have been picked as our 5th Class winners of the Valentine’s Day Art Competition! A massive well done to the two of you. You will receive your prize when we return to school. Thank you to all of you who entered, there are lots of talented artists out there!
3rd Class Answers Feb 22nd - Feb 26th
26th Feb 2021 12:44 pm

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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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