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Incredible artwork
27th Jan 2022 3:04 pm
This week Mr Kelly’s 6th class have been learning about animals that are native to different countries. Check out this incredible cheetah drawn by Kitija Saukane!
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Rainforest Construction Projects
27th Jan 2022 2:35 pm
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Dancing up a storm in Ms Kennys PE lesson today! Well done to the girls who won the dance off this week - that's one apiece - can't wait to see who nails it next week
25th Jan 2022 3:23 pm
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Picasso's Artwork with Ms Gallagher's 5th Class
24th Jan 2022 11:45 am
Ms Gallagher’s 5th Class have been learning all about 2-D Shapes. We did a wonderful Art lesson with Ms McBride based on Picasso’s famous painting ‘Punchinello’. We used lots of 2-D shapes to create our pictures. We think that they turned out great!
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Rainforest Research
21st Jan 2022 11:07 am
The students in Ms. Geraghty's class have been learning all about the Rainforest this month. They have been using their Chromebooks to research facts about the Rainforest and the animals that live there. For art this week the students created their own Rainforest dioramas.
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Rainbows Programme
11th Jan 2022 2:58 pm
We will be running another Rainbows programme in St Aidan's SNS this term. Rainbows offers a 9-week listening, group support programme for children following a bereavement or seperation. Rainbows can be hugely beneficial for children who have experienced loss. Children of a similar age and loss experience are in seperate groups. Rainbows is suitable for children from 7 years old. Rainbows is not counselling or professional therapy. Rainbows is an after school group. Visit www.rainbowsireland.ie for more information about the programme. Parents who have already applied are on the waiting list and do not need to apply again. To register your interest please contact Una Clingan Email rainbows@staidanssns.ierainbows@staidanssns.ie or call the school at 01 451 1055
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5 Free Antigen Tests - Roll Number 19834h- Link Below
6th Jan 2022 12:57 pm
Parents, Guardians, Carers can apply for 5 free Rapid Antigen tests on their own behalf or for that of a child. Simply click on the link below. Then enter the school roll number 19834h Then fill in the details of each person seeking antigens There will be next day delivery of the antigen order placed before 12, two days for those placed after 12. After 7 days a reorder can be placed for more as required https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/schools-antigen-testing/
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Congratulations St Aidan's
6th Jan 2022 12:55 pm
Welcome back 2022
5th Jan 2022 8:41 am
We welcome back all our students and staff tomorrow Thursday 6th January at 8:50am. Classrooms will be open from 8:40am. Please see attached the latest guide from the HSE with information on when your child should isolate. We will continue to work hard to keep your children safe in school. As classrooms will be well ventilated you may wish your child to wear extra layers underneath their school uniform. Please ensure that your child has their face mask in school. Thank you for your cooperation with this. https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5035_20220105084140.pdf
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Christmas Songs in Ms Kenny's 4th Class
22nd Dec 2021 10:59 am
Ms Kenny's 4th class students rewrote the words of the song 12 days of Christmas with the help of Ms Murphy. They also learned how to sign the song Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. Well done 4th class! Click on the links below to view the videos: 12 Days of Christmas https://youtu.be/S9EQSfL7QJU Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer https://youtu.be/c4IpJrSAWAg
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Christmas Raffle
22nd Dec 2021 10:37 am
Huge excitement here today for our annual Christmas raffle. Congratulations to all prize winners! Merry Christmas everyone!
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Sphero Robots with Ms. Fairbairn in 3rd Class
22nd Dec 2021 9:59 am
On Friday, we all got to control ROBOTS using iPads with thanks to Ms. Fairbairn. We are learning some beginner coding skills and integrating our learning across the curriculum by designing our Sphero cup characters in art! See our Robots in action here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15UU-MFvN_RqPBVpHib-csFXYYRqf5c49/view?usp=sharing And here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FlWqFnFu4prxElZRhXlC8ENAI49m-71V/view?usp=sharing
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Home-made wooden decorations
22nd Dec 2021 9:08 am
Ms. Daly's 6th class made their very own home-made decorations using the branch of a tree, sand paper and oil paints! They are so happy with how they turned out!
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Mona Lisa Jigsaw Art
22nd Dec 2021 9:03 am
Ms. Daly's 6th class finally finished their Mona Lisa jigsaw art! The reason we decided to paint the Mona Lisa was because we were learning about World War 2. During World War 2, Hitler tried to steal and destroy Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, but thanks to Jacques Jaujard the Mona Lisa was safe for the duration of the war.
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Happy Christmas
21st Dec 2021 9:36 am
Happy Christmas to all our families from all the staff and students of St Aidan's SNS. We hope you have an opportunity to rest and relax and spend time with loved ones. Or school will close tomorrow Wednesday the 22nd December at 12:00. The school will re-open on Thursday the 6th January at 8:50am.
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Christmas Breakfast Morning
21st Dec 2021 9:05 am
Celebrating Christmas with tea and toast
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Making mini ginger bread houses in 6th class
16th Dec 2021 2:17 pm
This afternoon in Room 20, we constructed mini ginger bread houses.
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Sphero Cup Characters in Ms Somerville's class
16th Dec 2021 1:52 pm
We had great fun today making cup characters for our sphero balls.
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Sphero Cup Characters in Ms Geraghty's Class
16th Dec 2021 1:49 pm
We had great fun today making cup characters for our sphero balls.
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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
9th Dec 2021 2:14 pm
Well done to all those who decorated their doors for Christmas
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Creative Christmas Kids
9th Dec 2021 1:28 pm
4th Class getting into the spirit of things
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Christmas Jumper day
9th Dec 2021 11:00 am
We are fundraising for Children's Health Foundation tomorrow - Friday 10th December - remember to wear your Christmas clothes and bring a donation!
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School reopening :Thursday, December 9th.
8th Dec 2021 4:39 pm
Dear parents and guardians, We are pleased to assure you that we will reopen tomorrow, Thursday 9th, at 8.40 am. We want to thank you all for your co-operation. Kind regards, Tomás Hayes
School closure Wednesday 8th December
7th Dec 2021 10:04 pm
St Aidan’s SNS will remain closed tomorrow. We apologise for the late notice. This is due to the recently upgraded weather warning for Dublin.
School closure Tuesday 7th December due to Storm Barra
6th Dec 2021 7:21 pm
St Aidan's SNS will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday 7th December. The Department of Education has advised that all schools in Dublin are to close due to dangerous weather conditions. Stay safe and mind yourselves.
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A message about face coverings for students in St Aidan’s SNS
6th Dec 2021 7:48 am
It is a principal aim of our school that all children are welcome and safe here We want to work with our families to provide an education for your children, as we have done over the past two years. We know that this has been a difficult time for many in our school community. The Department of Education has issued guidance requiring all children in 3rd class and older to wear a face covering to school. This is in addition to the precautions that schools have already taken to protect students and to reduce the spread of Covid 19. We recognise that there are some students for whom the wearing of a face covering is not possible. Please see the attached document for further information. We understand that it may take some time for you to source a suitable/comfortable mask(s) for your child but we recommend doing this as soon as possible. We will discuss these changes with the children over the coming days and we will be taking an understanding approach to helping your child overcome any difficulties they may have with this new measure. If you have any queries please contact us directly at the school by phone on 014596016. Alternatively you may like to contact our Home School Community Liaison teacher Brid Doran at 0830240639. We thank our families once again for all of the support that you have provided over the last two years. https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8669_20211205182935.pdf https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/2166_20211206074852.pdf
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Chromebooks have arrived in 6th class
3rd Dec 2021 12:20 pm
Finally we got our chromebooks in 6th class. Today we started writing our Christmas stories on the chromebooks - Santa has lost his reindeers!!
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Maith thú Darragh.
2nd Dec 2021 1:37 pm
Best of luck to past pupil Darragh Marshall who is playing for the Ireland MU15s against Mexico in Spain today
Face masks in St Aidan’s SNS
1st Dec 2021 8:07 am
Dear families, We have all heard that there are new rules regarding children from 3rd class and up wearing face masks in school. New masking wearing measures in St Aidan’s will be planned and implemented over the coming days. Parents and guardians will be informed of these measures. All children should attend school this morning with or without a face mask. Please keep your children at home if they have any symptoms of Covid 19. Thank you once again for your support as we work together to keep the children and staff in our school community safe. https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9833_20211201080713.pdf https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/8435_20211201080717.pdf
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Staying safe and warm at school
29th Nov 2021 10:46 am
In St Aidan's we are all getting exciting about moving into the month of December and beginning to prepare for Christmas. Our office area has been beautifully decorated by Ms Doyle and our Student Council have made decorations and hung them around the school. The past week has seen some very cold weather and more is forecast. We need to keep our classroom windows open to ventilate the spaces and keep our students safe. It can become cold in the classrooms so children may wish to wear additional layers of clothing under their uniforms. Please enure your child always wears a coat to school. Thank you for your support with this.

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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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