A message about face coverings for students in St Aidan’s SNS
5th Dec 2021 6:29 pm
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.
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!!
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.
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.
St Aidan’s SNS Update
26th Nov 2021 1:13 pm
Dear Parent & Guardians, Please see an update from the DES on plans to provide for the use of antigen testing in children who are asymptomatic and part of a classroom pod, where there is a confirmed case of COVID-19. Please see letter attached for your information. Thank you for your support to date. Kind regards, Tomás Hayes
Our new astro turf pitch!!
25th Nov 2021 3:14 pm
6th class played Tag Rugby today on our new astro turf pitch.
Parent teacher phone calls
23rd Nov 2021 2:06 pm
Parent teacher phone calls will be taking place this week in St Aidan’s. This is a great opportunity for teachers and parents communicate with each other for the benefit of our students. Please remember that teachers will be calling from private phone numbers.
Science experiments in 6th class
12th Nov 2021 4:06 pm
Today with experimented with seeing sound and construction
Science week in Ms Somerville’s class
12th Nov 2021 4:04 pm
12th Nov 2021 4:03 pm
Ms Somerville’s class began using Studyladder today. The boys and girls were learning about fractions in maths and really enjoyed playing interactive games on their Chromebooks.
Science week fun in Ms. Geraghty’s 3rd class
12th Nov 2021 12:09 pm
Art Lesson Comes To Life in Ms. Somervilles
12th Nov 2021 10:07 am
Our art lesson today came to life with help from a fantastic free app called “Quiver”. The children designed their own Swamp Hen, a wild bird in New Zealand and watched as it came alive and took a walk before their eyes! We experimented with lots of different colours, markers, highlighters and some even gave their birds unique features such as eyelashes and tattoos! Parents can access this app for FREE on IOS and Android devices on the App Store. Just search “Quiver” and you can find lots of free themed colouring packs to explore.
Science Week Experiments in Room 20
10th Nov 2021 4:07 pm
Over the past 3 days we have been doing lots of experiments for Science Week.
Science Week
10th Nov 2021 10:17 am
Learning all about construction and force for Science Week
St Aidan's SNS makes national news!
9th Nov 2021 8:29 pm
Our 5th class SET Ms McBride wrote a fantastic article in today's Irish Times about setting up a special class in a mainstream school. The article features our very own Ms Leonard. It is a must read for anyone who is interested in special education in our school and in schools around Ireland. Enjoy!
Science week experiments
9th Nov 2021 5:44 pm
Exploring surface tension, air pressure and engineering skills for Science week.
Science Week in Ms Kenny’s 4th Class
8th Nov 2021 3:27 pm
Science week got off to a great start today with our balloon rocket experiment. We typed up the experiment on our chrome books after.
Colour Wheel
8th Nov 2021 2:13 pm
Students learning about primary and secondary colours
Reminder to all parents
8th Nov 2021 1:11 pm
Students in St Aidan’s SNS are never allowed to bring a mobile phone to school. This rule is in place to protect our students. Mobile phones are intrusive and distracting in a school environment. Phones are also the primary methods of bullying amongst primary school aged children. They are valuable belongings that are susceptible to breaking or being stolen in school. If a child brings a mobile phone to school, their phone will be powered off, placed in an envelope with their name on it and kept safely in the school until a parent or guardian can collect it. Please help to protect our students and ensure that your child does not bring their phone to school. Thank you for your support with this.
3rd Class students Radio Interview on Today FM
5th Nov 2021 12:26 pm
20 students from Ms Geraghty's and Ms Sommerville's 3rd classes were lucky participants in a radio interview with Today FM on Tuesday 02/11/2021. Aisling Bonner from Ian Dempseys Breakfast Show came to St Aidans in the Today FM van and talked to our pupils about some of the items in this weeks news. Questions included the foods that they think are really yucky and discussing the weekly shop. The clip was broadcast on Thursday and St Aidan's pupils had a morning full of laughs listening in . Click on the link below to hear the responses and enjoy a giggle. Scroll down on the Ian Dempsey Homepage to the clip entitled "Soggy weetabix". Needless to say none of the interview was scripted. Well done to Kelson, Faith, Mason, Maggie, Isabella, James, Conor, Mary, Simon, Zoey, Sean, Holly, Carly K, Elizabeth, Des, Laylaigh, Carly F, Theo, Jim and Cameron. A special Thank You to Ms Leonard who did all the hard work inviting and organising the Today Fm radio crew, we are very grateful.
New material in our library.
5th Nov 2021 7:42 am
Well done to all the Halloween story winners - their names will be announced at assembly today (and their teachers have their certs and goodie bags ready) - Our Halloween books are on display in our library - but beware - its scary stuff!
Spooky Scenes in Ms. Geraghty’s class
22nd Oct 2021 4:25 pm
Calling All Parents to our Smoothie Bike Wednesday
22nd Oct 2021 1:48 pm
All parents are welcome to go to the Fettercairn Community Center on Wednesday 10am- 11am. Jump on the stationary bike and cycle your way to a healthy smoothie Any questions contact Ms Doran 0830240639
'Roman' through time in 4th Class
22nd Oct 2021 12:15 pm
We have been learning all about the Ancient Romans in Room 16 and made amazing timelines showing the rise and fall of the Roman Empire!
Halloween fun in room 16
22nd Oct 2021 12:15 pm
Check out our spooky
Halloween fun in Ms Somerville’s Class
22nd Oct 2021 11:21 am
Halloween book cover
20th Oct 2021 2:11 pm
Well done on all the entries to the Halloween book cover competition - the judge is deliberating and the prize will be awarded tomorrow
Halloween Dress up Day
20th Oct 2021 12:14 pm
Don't forget - all children and staff are invited to come to school on Friday in their Halloween costumes!
Lá Labhair Gaeilge in Ms Kenny’s 4th
20th Oct 2021 7:28 am
Ms Kenny’s 4th class had great fun playing board games as Gaeilge last week
Halloween 2021
15th Oct 2021 8:59 am
We have lots of spooky fun activities organised for the students in our school next week. There will be competitions for artwork, story writing and quizzes. All children and teachers in St Aidan's are invited to come to school in their Halloween costumes on Friday 22nd. There will be a prize for the best costume in every class. Good luck!
Halloween Art in Ms Kenny’s 4th Class
11th Oct 2021 1:51 pm


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About Us

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.

Principal Desk

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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