Take a closer look at some the photographs that the boys enjoyed during the recent exhibition. They offer a fascinating glimpse into our town's history.
The exhibition took us all back 100 years or more in pictures to a Naas of bygone days. It offered us the opportunity to compare and contrast many unique images of the town 100 years ago to how they look today. Although many buildings have changed and indeed some have disappeared altogether, there are many that have retained a remarkable similarity. The owners and the businesses may have changed but many buildings are still recognisable from those earlier days.
The images old and new allowed us to see and visualise the great changes in the social history of the town and its people over the last century. We took a look back at Naas pictured in a more leisurely and a less hectic time, while at the same time comparing it today as it appears in the hustle and bustle of the 21st century.
Mr. Larry Breen from Naas History Society liaised with Ms. B. Dunne to make this wonderful exhibition happen in our school hall. Rafal hung all the photos with care and all the classes were thrilled to see over 100 photos.
Back in March we celebrated Proclamation Day in St. Corban's. Along with many schools around the country we remembered the men, women and children of 1916 and raised the tricolour. Well done to all the boys who made it a very special day and to all the parents who came in to experience the day with us. A special word of thanks to James and Tom from the Irish Defence Forces who brought a very special visitor in to see all the boys - Fionn the Irish Wolfhound!
We are holding a Quiz Night to raise funds to improve Information & Communication Technology (ICT) provision for the boys in our school.
Date: Friday 22nd April
Venue: Naas GAA Clubhouse
Please note that due to licensing laws this fundraising night is for adults only.
The quiz will have the usual format, with a selection of general knowledge, picture, sport and music rounds. There will be a wide range of prizes.
The P.T.A. understands the financial pressures facing households so your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
The cost of a single ticket is €10 or €40 for a table of four. To book your ticket(s) please fill out the BOOK TICKET(S) slip sent home with the boys, detach and return with the correct sum of money to your son's teacher before Wednesday 13th April. Cheques to be made payable to St. Corban's B.N.S. P.T.A.
Even if you cannot attend on the night, we would greatly appreciate your support.
Please note that no tickets will be distributed before the event. Tickets can be collected at the door on the night. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the night.
St. Corban's P.T.A.
Our third class students recently enjoyed some cycle safety training. Thank you to everyone involved for organising this fun and important event.
This video takes a look behind the scenes at our wonderful production of Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs.
Details of school closures for the 2014/2015 year can now be found on the Calendar page of our website. The document below can also be downloaded for future reference.
Seachtain na Gaeilge was last week and the céili was amongst the activities being held in St.Corban’s. You could see the buzz of excitement as the music rang in our ears. To many of us it didn’t matter if you could dance it just meant having fun. We did the damsha mór and the siege of Ennis. There were loud claps in the damhsa mór and laughs in the siege of Ennis. Seachtain na Gaeilge was great fun especially the céili.
By Daniel Anthony
When my class was told that a lady was coming in to do Irish with us everybody groaned. But when actually came everyone was happily surprised that the lady was lovely. She introduced herself as Rosalee and told us that she was there on behalf of a group named Imaginosity.
Imaginosity are a group who try to make learning Irish as fun as possible. She told us some words that we would hear in the story she was about to play on C.D just in case we didn’t know what they meant.
About ten minutes into the story we were allowed to draw / colour pictures which related to the story.
It was great fun and everyone really enjoyed it (especially our own teacher who was probably glad to get a rare moment of peace and quiet in our class!)
All in all it was a great fun and I wish that we did that every week!
By David Connolly.
Photos from Lá Glas
On Tuesday 11th of March 2014 the fourth classes went to the school hall to listen to a presentation about the Irish Defence Forces.
Mr. Mc Kevitt showed us a powerpoint about the Irish Defence Forces. He showed us lots of pictures about the different sections of the Irish Defence Forces. He talked about the naval service, army, overseas service, air corps, artillery and the Curragh. We learned that on May 16th 1922 the British army handed over the Curragh military base to the Irish army. If you are in the army you have to know how to do 5 things, swim, fight, serve over- seas, drive and do ceremonial work. We learned that the Irish Defence Forces travel to places that need help. We learned that they try and make peace in different countries that are at war.
We also learned that the army practise with live ammunition. They are allowed to fire one heat seeking missile a year, two if they get permission. Did you know it cost 20,000 euro per missile? We learned that the Irish army isn’t all about guns and war. It is mainly about keeping peace around the world and keeping Ireland safe. Our favourite part was when we saw a fake picture of a sheep in the Curragh dressed as a soldier.
We found the talk about the Irish Defence Forces very interesting.
Written by Mr. Trench's class.
Alan Nolan is a comics writer, graphic designer, artist and co-creator of the horror series Sancho. He is the creator of The Big Break Detectives Casebook, a graphic novel for younger readers, and the 'Murder Can Be Fatal' mysteries. Ms. Dunne's 3rd class and Ms. McCarville's 4th class went to Barker and Jones as part of World Book Day celebrations for a workshop with Alan. All the boys received a bookmark, postcard and their own mini comicbook which was started by Alan and could be finished at home. He showed how to draw characters and signed some copies of his books for the class.
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