NEWS & NOTIFICATIONS

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Brave Boys in Ms Higgins 4th
24th Jun 2022 8:30 am
Kian and Ryan received certificates of bravery from Dave's Jungle.
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Breakfast Morning
24th Jun 2022 8:29 am
The students of Mr Martins 4th class were treated with a lovely breakfast from Ms Ni Tharpaigh for her last day.
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6th Class Tour
22nd Jun 2022 2:23 pm
Today, all 6th classes went to Jumpzone and we did a tour of Croke Park.
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Sports Day Photos 2022
20th Jun 2022 5:08 pm
6th Class Graduation 2022
20th Jun 2022 2:51 pm
To the parents and guardians of our 6th class pupils, We would like to invite you to your child’s 6th class Graduation Ceremony. It will take place on Tuesday 28th June at 11 o’clock in the school hall. Each child may bring a maximum of two family members. Please do not bring any younger children or babies. The ceremony will take place between 11 and 12 o’clock. 6th class pupils will leave school for the last time with their families at 12 o’clock. We are delighted to be able to hold this ceremony again for the first time in three years. Please help us organise the event by confirming if you will be attending. Your child received a note in school today with this information. We are looking forward to seeing you all.
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Sports Day 2022
14th Jun 2022 3:15 pm
St Aidan’s SNS Sports Day 2022 will take place on Friday 17th June. The school will close at 12 o’clock to facilitate staff training. Children must wear their school tracksuit. They may wear shorts instead of tracksuit bottoms if the weather is hot. We hope everyone participating has a wonderful day.
Multicultural Day
13th Jun 2022 8:30 am
Reminder to Parents/Guardians that tomorrow we will celebrate Multicultural Day. Students are welcome to wear traditional clothing to school and to bring in any traditional food to celebrate their culture or ethnicity with other members of the school community.
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St Aidans Community School Information Evening Tonight 6pm
8th Jun 2022 9:13 am
Reminder Information Evening Tonight at 6pm in St Aidan's Community School for all parents and guardians of incoming pupils. Welcome gift pack for every parent that attends Please spread the word to all 6th class parents and guardians Looking forward to seeing you there
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Nuerodiversity week in St Aidan's
3rd Jun 2022 3:19 pm
Our diversity is our strength - well done to everyone who coloured their butterfly for our display - looking forward to the poster competition entries in the coming weeks - Ms Leonard
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Rice crispy buns
3rd Jun 2022 9:35 am
Today all the students in Mr Martins 4th class got to make and decorate rice crispy buns. A reward for all their hard work this week.
June Bank Holiday Closures
1st Jun 2022 1:47 pm
St Aidan’s will be closed for the June bank holiday from Monday 6th - Wednesday 8th June. The school will also be closed on Thursday 9th June for a staff training day. We look forward to seeing all our pupils again on Friday 10th June.
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Santry 2022
1st Jun 2022 1:44 pm
After a three year absence our school participated in Santry athletics last week. We have a strong history in this competition and this year was no exception. We returned with six medals! Our stand out star was Merlon Ombala in Ms Hayes’ 5th class who won two bronze medals in the 100m finals and as part of the 4 x 100m relay.
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Future Electricians in Room 14
30th May 2022 7:30 am
Ms Higgins 4th class completed the circuit challenge in Science this week. Future electricians in St. Aidan's.
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Trip to Tallaght Stadium
27th May 2022 9:58 pm
Today, boys and girls from our football teams travelled to Tallaght Stadium to see Shamrock Rovers vs Shelbourne. It was a thrilling game and great 2-0 victory for Rovers. The boys and girls represented St. Aidan's extremely well and thoroughly enjoyed the trip!
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Project work in Room 16
27th May 2022 2:16 pm
Well done to everyone in Room 16 who today presented the projects we have been working on all week. We had some excellent pieces of work - well done everybody!
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Boys Senior Football Friendly vs Ballyroan Boys NS
27th May 2022 2:02 pm
Hard luck to the boys football team who travelled to Templeogue today. We had a hard-fought loss with the game finishing 5-2 to Ballyroan NS. This game was a friendly which gave us plenty to improve upon for our next game! Both goals scored by our man of the match: Jayden Marshall (6th class Mr. Kelly).
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UNIFORM SHOP JUNE 2ND
26th May 2022 7:40 am
Reminder- Save the Date- 1 WEEK FROM TODAY on Thursday June 2nd School Wearhouse will host a Uniform Shop in our School Parents Room from 08:30-12:00 This is a slight change of time as they are extremely busy You are welcome to call your child from class for a short time to facilitate a try on service of the differing sizes All ranges and prices are available on schoolwearhouse.ie. Just search for St Aidan's SNS
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Bright Sparks in Ms Kenny's 4th class
25th May 2022 4:58 pm
Well done to all of the students who completed the circuit challenge in our science lesson this week. Every group succeeded in lighting the bulb!
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Camogie Superstars
25th May 2022 2:11 pm
Congratulations to Sophia Scully and Albany da Silva from Mr Smiths 5th class who travelled to Galway last Saturday to represent St. Aidan's and Dublin. The girls were part of a group of players selected to play at half time in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship match between Dublin and Galway. All in St Aidan's are so proud of you . Well Done Girls !
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3rd/4th Class GAA vs St. Dominic's NS
23rd May 2022 4:04 pm
Well done to all the 3rd and 4th class boys and girls who played against St. Dominic's NS today in Mountain Park. We travelled to St. Dominic's grounds and played 2 games where we found ourselves level at full time in game 1 and accepted defeat in game 2. Today was all about fun, playing as part of a team and getting to practice our GAA skills to become future St. Aidan's All-Stars!
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Mini beasts
23rd May 2022 10:55 am
Ms Geraghty's class had a great time today hunting mini beasts in the garden.
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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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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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