Gaisce Hike

Here are the 29 boys to do the bronze/silver award by completing their trip/hike to Glendalough 


Gaisce Hikers

First Years go on Tour

We left the school at 9am on the 2nd of May to celebrate the feast day of Blessed Edmund Rice, which took place the previous day.

At 11am we arrived at the Edmund Rice centre in Waterford City. On entering the chapel Br. Peader greeted us to explain the history of Edmund Rice. The First years took part in a reflection ceremony where a representative from each of the five First year classes spoke on their first year in St. Aidan's. Jack Burdis 1East played music. 

Karl Maher made a presentation to Br. Peader from St. Aidan's as a token of our appreciation. The gift was a woodwork project from TY student Ciaran McManus. It is nice to know there is a piece of St. Aidan's on show in the Edmund Rice Centre. 

We broke into groups to visit Edmunds grave, museum, and gardens at the centre.

Afterwards we headed for some Leisure time in Tramore for some fresh air and relaxation. A great day out, to finish a great year, in the lives of our First years.


Edmund Rice Flynn Ruari and Karl

Edmund Rice Prayer

Edmund Rice Remains

Awards Night 2018

Well done to everyone who made the Awards Ceremony such a lovely occasion on the May 10th. It was a perfect symbol of the extraordinary work taking place here in St Aidan's.


Awards 2

Awards 3


The Immersion students presenting a cheque for €7000, to Abigal Carney from the Edmund Rice Development. The money will be used to sponsor up to 30 students in Edmund Rice Sinon High School in Arusha, Tanzania.



Saving Life CPR

Roughly 5000 people die of sudden cardiac arrest every year and roughly 70% of these happen in the home. Just starting CPR can double the chance of survival. 

After this programme our students will know how to react if this situation happens and will know the correct steps to follow in helping that person. Training our students alone will mean that over 700 people in our area will know what to do in that situation.

The Irish Heart Foundation has recently launched this programme with the aim of training all secondary students in Ireland in basic CPR. 

It is an extremely important and exciting project, Ms. N Sullivan and  Ms. .A Askins are involved in the CPR 4 Schools Programme

So far they have trained three groups of TY students. The response was extremely positive. The plan is to  train the senior cycle students first, then the junior cycle and then hopefully to train all the staff. 

Cormac Ryan (past pupil and county hurler) was invited to come and launch the CPR 4 Schools Programme in our school on Tuesday 20th March. We also had representatives from The Irish Heart Foundation at the launch. We hope to raise awareness and emphasise the importance of the project to the students and present them with their certificates. Well done to all involved and some day some of us will save a life as a result of this programme.  





CPR 4 Copy



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