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Bray Hike
25th Nov 2022 2:37 pm
3 children from each class were picked today to go on a hike up Bray Head. The children had a great time and were extremely well behaved, mannerly and supportive of one another and are a credit to their families and our school. We were incredibly lucky to get such fine weather that we even managed to eat our lunch up top and take in the stunning views and sneak in a bag of hot chips! A big thank you to Joanne from Dublin Bus who made the trip possible as part of promoting good behaviour on the buses. Also thank you to the parents who came along :)
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Science Fortnight in Room 15
25th Nov 2022 1:47 pm
3rd Class have been very busy the past two weeks carrying out Science experiments.
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Best of Luck Kate!
25th Nov 2022 10:50 am
Best Wishes to Kate McAleer, a third class pupil in Ms Geraghty's class in St Aidan's SNS. Tonight she will be part of the RTE Toy Show. Tune in tonight at 09:30 on RTE 1 see her whizz round the studio
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Boys Senior Football Win Friendly
24th Nov 2022 4:38 pm
The sporting excitement returns in St. Aidan's as the boys took on our neighbours Scoil Aoife in a friendly game. Despite being the first football match of the new school year, St. Aidan's came out as 8 - 2 victors with help from 20 players from 4th class up to 6th class. Goals from: Richard x2 (6th class, captain), Merlone x2 (6th class), Aristote x2 (6th class), Kyle (6th class) and Theo (4th class).
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Senior Boys Football Team Visit Roadstone
16th Nov 2022 5:05 pm
Today the senior boys football team visited Roadstone to get a tour of Shamrock Rovers training grounds and facilities. We had a great session with help from former Shamrock Rovers captain Shane Robinson!
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Science Week in Room 4 .
16th Nov 2022 3:26 pm
Today we made our own volcanoes by creating a chemical reaction. Afterwards we wrote about our experiment.
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FREE HEALTH SCREENING WEDNESDAY 23RD NOVEMBER
16th Nov 2022 1:31 pm
Free blood pressure and glucose testing in a private consultation room for all in the St Aidan's Community. Come along to Mc Cabes Pharmacy at the front of the Citywest Shopping Centre to avail of a free consult. The pharmacy are available to consult from 10am to 1 pm next Wednesday November 23rd. Meet Ms Doran and avail of free testing. Please watsapp/ text to inquire or to book in your name. McCabes can cater for a number of parents/ guardians and school community members but numbers are needed so please get in touch. This is a FANTASTIC opportunity to get a free health check. 10 minutes to check in with yourself and your health. Prioritise you and get expert advise from the qualified team in McCabes Any questions call Ms Doran on 0830240639 https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9885_20221116132806.pdf
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Build a Bridge Challenge
16th Nov 2022 8:56 am
Ms Kenny's 3rd class were busy building bridges this week. They could only use two sheets of paper and glue. The bridge had to support the weight of two small toy cars.
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Science Week in Room 4
15th Nov 2022 3:41 pm
Today in Mr. Kellys class for Science week, we made balloon powered cars. Each group had to follow instructions to make and test their balloon powered car. We had some great fun racing our cars at the end.
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Mindful Monsters
11th Nov 2022 1:52 pm
On Wednesday the students in Ms. Geraghty's class made 'Mindful Monsters' with Sandra from the Barnardos Well-being Programme. The students chose their own colours to create their monster. The colours represent the different emotions we feel throughout the day.
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Tallaght Projects
11th Nov 2022 1:45 pm
The students in Ms. Geraghty's class were busy this week researching everything Tallaght has to offer! They gathered information on Tallaght hospital, stadium, the Square etc. They typed up their findings and included pictures for their projects.
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Confirmation 2023 St Aidan's SNS
11th Nov 2022 9:31 am
St Aidan’s Senior School Brookfield are delighted to announce Confirmation dates for 2023. As with the last two years the sacraments will be celebrated on a class-by-class basis, with ceremonies taking place in the evening during weekdays. All children MUST be baptised Roman Catholics in order to receive the sacraments. If your child has not yet been baptised you must contact St. Mark’s Parish Office as soon as possible to register, 014620777. The office is open Monday -Friday 10.30am-12.30pm. At least one parent/guardian must be a verifiably Roman Catholic to have your child baptised. A copy of your baptism certificate must be presented as soon as possible to the school in order to register for Confirmation. Please see below Confirmation Dates and a letter from the parish office. Any queries please contact St Marks parish office on 01 4620777 All Confirmation Ceremonies will take place in St Aidan’s Church Brookfield -Mr. Smith 6.00pm Monday 22nd May -Mr. Martin 6.00pm Tuesday 23rd May -Ms. Gallagher 6.00pm Wednesday 24th May https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/5678_20221111093024.pdf https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9597_20221111093032.pdf
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Gymnastics in 5th class
10th Nov 2022 12:43 pm
Today in Mr. Kellys class, we did gymnastics for P.E. Students tried balancing on a wooden beam while also trying hand stands with a partner.
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Congratulations Darragh
5th Nov 2022 1:54 pm
Congratulations to past pupil and @ShamrockRovers player Darragh Marshall who was part of the Republic of Ireland U16 squad that won the Victory Shield on Friday. Maith thù Darragh, táimid an-bhródúil asat!
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Witch Hats in Ms Commins' Class
28th Oct 2022 2:05 pm
We had lots of fun making and eating witch hats in Room 15 today. The fun continued through out the day with games at Halloween assembly and a special dance performance from some members of our class.
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Spooky Halloween Story Competition
28th Oct 2022 12:49 pm
Our school ran a narrative writing competition this month. Well done to every student for taking part. Our stories were about Halloween. Here are the 4 winners from 3rd to 6th class.
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Halloween Newsletter
28th Oct 2022 8:21 am
Happy Halloween to all in the St Aidan's Community. We hope everyone has a great holiday filled with fun. We will return to school on November 7th at 08:45 am Please see below 2 pages of fun filled news from our school https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/9278_20221028092054.pdf https://285362fb26da63f7326f-7ddcee2d8e46ffbdcbffc2b71f07fb3a.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/pdf/6097_20221028092112.pdf
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Halloween Art in Ms Commins' Class
28th Oct 2022 8:08 am
We've been very busy in Room 15 getting ready for Halloween. Look at our lovely paintings, masks and pumpkins!
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Halloween masks in Mr. Kellys class
26th Oct 2022 10:56 am
Students designed & coloured Halloween masks in 5th class today.
Girls GAA Matched Cancelled
26th Oct 2022 8:54 am
Dear Parents/Guardians, The girls GAA match scheduled for today has been cancelled
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6th Class Autumn Walk
24th Oct 2022 10:50 am
Our 6th Classes all had a lovely morning walking along the River Dodder looking at the wildlife and noticing the changes that occur in our environment during Autumn. Take a look at our photos!
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Tae agus Plé i Rang a Sé!
21st Oct 2022 2:58 pm
Bhí "Tae agus Plé" againn inniu i Rang a Sé. D'ólamar tae agus sú oráiste, d'itheamar brioscaí, cáca, agus bairín breac, agus d'imir muid cluichí trí mheán na Gaeilge! We had "Tae agus Plé" today in 6th class. We drank tea and orange juice, we ate biscuits, cakes, and brack, and we played games all while speaking as Gaeilge!
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VR headsets
21st Oct 2022 12:59 pm
Today in Mr. Kellys class, some students got to play with a Virtual Reality headset. Students had great fun playing "Beat Saber".
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Custom Halloween Masks in 5th
20th Oct 2022 3:40 pm
Mr Hanley's class were busy this week creating their very own original Halloween masks. Some are scary, some are funny and some are stylish enough to wear all the time!
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Static Electricity
19th Oct 2022 2:36 pm
The students in Ms. Geraghty's class have been learning about electricity. Today we did an experiment to demonstrate how static electricity works.
Student Council 2022/23
19th Oct 2022 1:34 pm
The Student Council met today to elect roles within the team. I am pleased to announce and wish to congratulate the following students on their appointments; Chairperson - Richard Conlon Deputy Chairperson - Demi Doyle Public Relations Officer - Bradley Uzoige Treasurer - Adam Worth/Rayan Ahmed Secretary - Isabella Cawley
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Halloween in St Aidan’s SNS
17th Oct 2022 2:05 pm
This year in St Aidan’s we will be taking a slightly different approach to Halloween. On Friday 28th October we will be having a fun non-uniform day in school with assembly and games for all our pupils. Your children should wear their own clothes to school that day. We ask that children do not dress up in fancy dress for school this year. If you have any questions, please contact the school on 01 4596016 or our HSCL teacher Ms Doran on 083 0240639. Thank you for your support with this.
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GAA
14th Oct 2022 8:03 am
The students in Ms. Geraghty's class learning new GAA skills.
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Percussion instruments!
14th Oct 2022 7:51 am
The students in Ms. Geraghty's 3rd class enjoying their music lesson.
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Picasso Art in Ms Kenny's 3rd class
14th Oct 2022 7:35 am
The students in 3rd class have been busy recreating Picasso's cubism art.
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It's officially Spooky season in Ms Bergin's 4th class!
13th Oct 2022 10:50 am
check out our Jack skeletons!
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Magnet Racing in 6th Class
10th Oct 2022 2:50 pm
We have really enjoyed exploring magnets in 6th class recently. Today we designed a racing car out of lollipop sticks, straws, bottle lids, masking tape, and magnets and raced them around our very own tracks!
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Student Council 2022/23
10th Oct 2022 12:33 pm
Congratulations to the following pupils who have been elected as class representatives on the Student Council this year. 3rd class - Emma Omatade, Sophie O'Reilly & Emily Murphy 4th class - Nedim Ramic & Emily Murphy 5th class - Marshall McNamee, Adam Worth, Rayan Ahmed & Adam Iqbal 6th class - Demi Doyle, Bradley Uzoige & Richard Conlon
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Boys Senior GAA
6th Oct 2022 2:51 pm
The boy's Senior GAA team had our third and final match today in St. Mark's GAA club. All of the players have put in a brilliant effort since the start of September in training and at matches, and have improved massively over the last month. While we didn't get the win today, all of the coaches were very proud of the effort the team put in. Well done to everyone!
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A great day out
6th Oct 2022 1:51 pm
3rd class in St Aidan's were invited to come to the Movies@TheSquare as a special treat. We stopped for a play in Corkagh Park on the way. To make our days even more special, we travelled on a double decker bus with Joanne from Dublin Bus. We had a brilliant time and we were so sproud of all our boys and girls for behaving so well. Thank you to Movies@TheSquare and Dublin Bus for making it all possible.
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Mobile Library in St Aidan's
6th Oct 2022 10:45 am
The South Dublin Mobile Library service visited St Aidan's today and we were very excited to see all the new books. 4th classes visited and each got to take home a new book. We look forward to the mobile library visiting every month now. Thanks to David and Sorcha and driver Mark for all their help. The mobile library visits Citywest Village (Take a right before Circle K) every Monday 3:00-4:00 pm. On Wednesdays the library visits Ard Mór Community Centre (beside Lidl) 4:00-5:00 pm, Belfry Meadows Citywest 6:00-6:55 and Verschoyle Avenue Citywest 7:00- 8:00 pm It's so easy to use and there's books for all ages. Any questions please contact Ms Doran 0830240639
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Dancing
5th Oct 2022 1:45 pm
Dancing for 3rd and 4th classes on a Wednesday began today - we are all really excited!
Reminder: 3rd class Trip on Thursday 6th October 2022
5th Oct 2022 1:27 pm
3rd classes in St Aidan’s are going on a trip tomorrow to Corkagh Park and Movies@TheSquare. Please ensure your child is in school on time. They must be in their school uniform and have a coat. No sweets, drinks or any other junk food is allowed. We are all really looking forward to a special day out.
Please check your child's hair for headlice
5th Oct 2022 10:14 am
Dear parents and guardians, It is very common at this time of year for children to present in school with headlice. We ask that you check your child’s hair regularly and treat accordingly. To help keep head lice outbreaks to a minimum it is advised to:  Check your child’s hair once a week.  Use a proper detection comb.  If you find live lice, consult a pharmacist and check the whole family. Further advice on the treatment of head lice can be found on HSE website on this link - https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/head-lice-nits/ Thank you for your co-operation.
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Zumba in St Aidans this Autumn
4th Oct 2022 9:20 am
Zumba Dance classes will begin in St Aidans SNS PE Hall next Tuesday 11th October 08:45-09:30. Drop the kids at the gate, come on in and enjoy a fun morning of movement. Our Zumba instructor Karen can cater for all ages and abilities. Bring yourself, appropriate attire, a water bottle and a smile! Any questions or queries contact Ms Doran 0830240639

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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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