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Fabric and Fibre
30th Apr 2021 6:12 pm
For art this week Miss Daly’s class learned all about ‘throwaway fashion’ and how this can be harmful for our environment. In our effort to reduce waste we decided to up cycle some old t-shirts using tie dye rather than throwing them out! ♻️
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Creating characters in 6th class
30th Apr 2021 1:39 pm
The students in Ms Clingan’s class were busy today creating characters based on their shoes. Our imaginations took off as we worked together in teams.
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Persuasive Letter Writing- What changes do the students in Ms. Geraghty’s want for the school?
30th Apr 2021 1:20 pm
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Football Skills in 3rd
30th Apr 2021 1:02 pm
Ms.Riordans 3rd are have super skills !
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Beautiful Butterflies in Ms. Riordans 3rd
30th Apr 2021 12:59 pm
Mid-term break
29th Apr 2021 7:58 am
Reminder: school will be closed from Monday 3rd May - Friday 7th May. We will reopen on Monday 10 May @ 8:50
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Miss Gallagher’s 5th Class made replicas of the G.P.O.
27th Apr 2021 2:13 pm
Miss Gallagher’s 5th Class have been learning all about the 1916 Easter Rising. We discovered that the G.P.O. on O’Connell Street was one of the main buildings during the Easter Rising, so we decided to make models of the G.P.O. in Art using recycled materials.
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Tag Rugby in Ms Kenny’s 4th Class
26th Apr 2021 12:33 pm
Ms Kenny’s class learned a new game in PE this week called Tag Rugby.
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Romero Britto
26th Apr 2021 12:00 pm
The students in Ms. Geraghty’s class really enjoyed creating Romero Britto’s Pop Art.
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Starting Scratch !!
23rd Apr 2021 1:08 pm
Ms.Riordans 3rd started their SCRATCH programme today.
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3D shapes in Rang 6
23rd Apr 2021 12:00 pm
Ms Clingan’s class really enjoyed building our own 3D shapes from matchsticks today. It was a lot trickier than it looks!
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Our Trip to Ancient Egypt
23rd Apr 2021 11:24 am
Ms Somerville’s class travelled back in time to visit Ancient Egypt. While they were there the boys and girls wrote letters to their friends and family! Check out their fantastic photos.
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Cherry Blossom Fun in Ms.Riordans 3rd
23rd Apr 2021 11:08 am
We were busy creating a colourful cherry blossom tree this morning.
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Recycled Robots
22nd Apr 2021 1:17 pm
The students in Ms. Geraghty’s class were busy designing and creating Robots out of recycled materials this week. The students are making a big effort to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in our class for World Earth day!
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Ms.Riordans 3rd planted flowers today.
22nd Apr 2021 1:03 pm
We learned about the parts of a flower today in class. We also learned what is necessary for flowers to grow. We then planted flowers in pots outside the front of the school with Ms.Duffy. We dug up the soil and planted the flowers.
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Speed merchants
22nd Apr 2021 12:51 pm
Check out these speed merchants out running in the sun with Mr Kelly. Fastest time was 56.87!! Can that be beaten???
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Outdoor Classroom
22nd Apr 2021 10:57 am
Ms Somerville’s class are taking advantage of the beautiful weather and using our lovely outdoor classroom. Ms Hamilton taught a music lesson all about Spring!
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Van Goghs Sunflowers in Ms.Riordans 3rd class.
21st Apr 2021 7:58 am
We have been learning about Vincent Van Goghs paintings and created our own version of his famous Sunflowers Painting.
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Check out what we found today!
20th Apr 2021 1:51 pm
Two curious students from Ms McHugh’s class getting stuck in with nature today. We found a lady bird and young caterpillar.
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Thanks Gene for the Friday treat ☕️
19th Apr 2021 7:47 pm
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Keeping our school clean
19th Apr 2021 5:46 pm
Thanks to those pupils who keeping our school clean. They have also started work on a wild flower patch at the back of the school. Keep it up guys!!
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Planting and poetry
15th Apr 2021 8:53 pm
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Our New School Hats
15th Apr 2021 2:31 pm
Some of the students from Miss Gallagher’s 5th class showing off our new school hats! Don’t they go great with our uniform?
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Learning all about capacity in Ms. Kenny’s 4th Class
15th Apr 2021 1:48 pm
We measured the capacity of lots of containers in class this week.
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Hunt for Spring!
15th Apr 2021 11:35 am
Ms Somerville’s class took advantage of the beautiful sunshine and went in search of signs of Spring. Afterwards, the girls and boys went on a nature treasure hunt to collect materials to make nature photo frames. They did a fantastic job!
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Tá sé grianmhar inniu!
15th Apr 2021 11:06 am
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Ms.Riordans 3rd Class are busy learning how to type today.
13th Apr 2021 12:59 pm
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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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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