Walk to School Week+19-May-2013
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Walk to School Week19-May-2013
Walk to School Week took place during May 13th to 17th. Green Schools
Ireland encouraged pupils, parents and teachers to walk to school
wherever possible, to show their support for a greener, healthier
environment. Glasheen B.N.S. has placed a particular emphasis on road
safety this year. Therefore, the theme for our W.O.W. day was traffic
lights. Pupils dressed in the colours red, orange and green. Several
pupils also made road safety costumes. 218 boys participated in our
W.O.W. day. Therefore, 70.77% of our pupils either walked to school or
used park and stride. This is a fantastic achievement! Well done to
Ms.Constant's 3rd class who claimed the "best dressed class" award.
Congratulations to everyone involved!
A visit from John Spillane15-May-2013
There was great excitement in the school when Cork singer/song-writer, John Spillane, came to visit for Seachtain na Gaeilge. All of the boys gathered in the hall to sing a selection of well known Irish and English songs with John and they sounded fantastic! Well done to the 5th and 6th Class boys who accompanied John on their guitars. Maith sibh a bhuachaillí!
Green Schools Travel Flag: National W.O.W Day12-May-2013
National Walk to School Week takes place May 13th – 17th. School children all over Ireland are encouraged to contribute to a healthy and safe environment by walking to school. Pupils at Glasheen B.N.S. are working to earn their 3rd Green Flag for Travel. We will be taking part in National ‘Walk on Wednesday’ or ‘W.O.W Day’ next week, May 15th. We ask that all pupils participate by walking to school or by participating in ‘Park and Stride’. Recommended locations to ‘Park and Stride’ can be found in the Gallery section of our website. Pupils can wear a Road Safety themed costume or their ‘Hi-Vis’ jackets. Nationwide we are aiming to get 20,000 children walking to school next Wednesday and we would appreciate if you can help us reach this figure by walking with your son or by allowing older pupils to walk.
EVERY CHILD IS AN ARTIST09-May-2013
Every child is an artist: On Tuesday the 7th of May, Senior Infant
pupils travelled to Cork Institute of Technology to view a theatrical
adaption of “Alice in Wonderland”. Pupils then had the opportunity to
visit an art exhibition by “Early Years Education and Montessori”. The
visit provided pupils with an opportunity to engage with music, drama
and art, all of which form an important part of the Primary School
Curriculum. Prior to the trip, Senior Infant pupils studied art work
by the artist Picasso and created their own masterpieces. In the words
of Pablo Picasso “EVERY CHILD IS AN ARTIST”.
Céilí i Rang 1:07-May-2013
Ms. Spillane's First Class boys had great fun dancing in a Céilí for Seachtain na Gaeilge. They performed two Irish dances, "Seige of Ennis" and "Shoe the Donkey". There was a lot of talent to be seen and they all enjoyed the "ceol agus craic"!
Athletics Success at Gurrane's Sports29-Apr-2013
On Friday night 26th April, the school athletics Squad had great success headed in Brinny Football pitch at Gurrane N.S. Inter School Sports. Glasheen Boys' School won 2 golds, 4 silver and 5 bronze in the individual races. Our senior relay team came 3rd in a close and very exciting race. Well done to all involved!!! We are looking forward to more successes at City Sports in May!
Tug-o-War Champs 28 years in a row!29-Apr-2013
Our school Tug-o-War team successfully retained their title for the 28th year in a row on Friday night, 26th April at Gurrane N.S. Inter School Sports. The team also defeated a team of First Years who challenged them in a novelty event. A huge well done to the team, and many thanks to Mr. Nelligan who was kind enough to come out of retirement to help train the team.
Mr T O'Neill and his fourth class boys have been busy working in the school garden. They have planted onions, carrots, potatoes, primroses and pansies outside. They are also growing basil, parsley and lettuce in the classroom. They collect rain and use it to water the plants. There are lots of pictures in the gallery section. We will add to these pictures as the plants grow and develop.
Mix your Mode12-Mar-2013
A huge congratulation to all the pupils in Glasheen B.N.S. who participated in the “Mix your Mode initiative” last week. Pupils walked, used park and stride, cycled, car-pooled and used public transport to get to and from school each day. Pupils also wore their high visibility safety jackets each day. There was a definite reduction in the number of people using their cars to get to school. The results are in…… in 1st place was Mr P O’Neill’s 5th class. In 2nd place was Ms Spillane’s 1st class and finally in 3rd place was Ms Bowe’s 6th class! Individual prizes were also awarded to one boy in each classroom. Well done boys!
World Book Day celebrations10-Mar-2013
We had lots of fun activities to celebrate World Book Day. The boys from our senior infant classes (Ms Costelloe and Ms O’Shea) dressed up as characters from books that they are familiar with. Congratulations to the boys on some fantastic costumes.
In First Class Ms Spillane and our HSCL teacher, Mr Ryan, organised some nature and drama activities. The children planted seeds and wrote about the process in handmade booklets for world book day. The parents also acted out the story of 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. A great day was had by all and there are lots of pictures in the Gallery section.
Green Schools Travel Flag - Mix your Mode!27-Feb-2013
The Green Schools Committee, in association with Red FM and Cork Environmental Forum, is introducing ‘Mix Your Mode’ Week from Monday 4th to Friday 5th of February. We wish to encourage pupils to travel to and from school using healthy and sustainable modes of transport. During the week we hope to increase the amount of pupils walking, using public transport and carpooling with friends and neighbours. We are also promoting the ‘Park and Stride’ initiative. Please see the map on our home page highlighting safe areas to park your car nearby and walk with your child to school. Areas highlighted in pink may be more suitable for younger children. We ask all parents to ensure your child is wearing high visibility clothing and to be aware of Road Safety at all times. If you have any questions please contact Ms Costelloe or Ms O’ Shea.
Ms. Costelloe's class taking part in Aistear Progr25-Feb-2013
Aistear is the new early childhood curriculum framework for children. Our infant classes have had great fun taking part in this programme over the last few weeks. Please see the gallery for some pictures of Ms. Costelloe’s class. These are pictures of the restaurant theme. The boys played in the restaurant, made fruit salad, made salt dough, made prints using vegetables and wrote menus and recipes. They also learned songs, read books and played games based on the theme.