Glasheen Boys' School

CONFIRMATION DAY - MONDAY 8TH APRIL

Posted on 2019-03-19 11:12:07

Many of our 6th Class boys will be making their Confirmation, on Monday 8th April @ 10.30 a.m., in The Lough Church. School will remain opened that day. There will be a reception, in the school hall, for families, immediately after the ceremony.

FIRST PENANCE - TUESDAY 26TH MARCH

Posted on 2019-03-19 11:09:41

Boys who are making First Communion this year, will have their First Penance Ceremony, on Tuesday 26th March @ 7.00 p.m..

JERSEY DAY / PURPLE DAY -FRIDAY 22ND MARCH

Posted on 2019-03-19 11:07:55

We will be having a very special Jersey Day / Odd Socks / Purple Day, for our amazing Down Syndrome friends, on Friday 22nd March. Don't forget! All donations greatly appreciated.

HELPFUL GUIDELINES ON THE USE OF GROUP CHATS BY PARENTS

Posted on 2019-03-12 13:58:59

The Board of Management strongly encourages the appropriate use of ICT, by all members of our school community. As parents are a vital part of our school community, the Board, in consultation with the Parents' Association & staff, have finalised the following guidelines for those who wish to use Group Chats, in the school context. These Guidelines are also in the 'Parents' tab, as well as the 'Policy' tab, of this website, in our updated ICT Acceptable Use Policy, on external school notice boards and will be sent to each family, in hard copy, next week: Parents Group Chat Guidelines (Glasheen BNS) Good practice, in the use of technology, by all members of the school community, is strongly promoted and encouraged by the Board of Management. The Board of Management of Glasheen BNS recognises group chat apps such as Whatsapp, Viber, Facebook Messenger etc., may be useful tools for the sharing of relevant information among parents. It is in everyone’s interests to ensure that any forum is used appropriately. After some consultation, these guidelines, were drafted by our Board of Management, in consultation with our Parents’ Association & staff. These guidelines to be reviewed in November 2019. Further suggestions welcome.

  • If parents wish to establish a class group chat, in the school context, then parents should consider how best to moderate the group chat, eg. A moderator could be nominated, from within the group, with administrative rights over the group and the authority to request that any inappropriate post be immediately removed.
  • Always keep to the purpose of the group. Don’t share irrelevant messages about other topics.
  • Each member of the school community – pupils, staff and parents – is entitled to have her/his good name upheld. To this end, individuals, incidents or alleged incidents, should never be discussed within a group chat. If a parent ever has a concern about a matter relating to the class, then in the first instance, the parent should make an appointment to discuss this with the class teacher. Appointments can be made by ringing the school office.
  • Don’t ask questions of a personal nature, contact the person directly in a private message.
  • The group should not be used for arguing, heated opinions, scaremongering, hyped up drama or fake news. Please check your sources before you share.
If you are not sure, ask yourself these three questions before you post:
  • Is this relevant? Is this necessary?      Is this appropriate?
Note that the school has procedures to deal with issues relating to child protection. These should be immediately highlighted directly to the school and not addressed in other fora. We realise that the vast majority of posts adhere to these guidelines already and we appreciate that posts are generally very well-intentioned.  Because our parent groups are so large, these guidelines are important to ensure that our communications with each other remain clear and respectful of each other and of the school. THANK YOU.    

SCHOOL CLOSURE THURSDAY 14TH MARCH

Posted on 2019-03-08 13:33:03

As first announced on 6th February 2019, please note there will be a staff training day, for all staff in Glasheen Boys' School, on Thursday 14th March 2019. This is a day of training on our new ASD Class. This will add one day on to the St. Patrick's Weekend, for all of our boys. Glasheen Girls' School will be opened on 14th March.

BUDDY (FRIENDSHIP) WEEK 4TH - 8TH MARCH

Posted on 2019-03-01 14:38:26

We are looking forward to the many enjoyable activities planned for Glasheen BNS Buddy (Friendship) Week, next week. As always, the boys will enjoy meeting new friends, from various classes, doing fun activities, each day.

GLASHEEN BOYS ARE CHESS CHAMPIONS!

Posted on 2019-02-27 08:44:49

A huge 'Well Done' to our Junior Chess team, who emerged as Champions, at the recent Interschools Chess Tournament. Huge thanks to Ms. Bradfield, Mr. Ó Súilleabháin and all involved in supporting the boys.

DOWN SYNDROME JERSEY DAY - FRIDAY 22ND MARCH 2019

Posted on 2019-02-07 13:43:06

We are hoping to have a Jersey / Purple Day, in the school on Friday 22nd March. Boys can wear a jersey of their choice (or something purple) and bring in €2 each, which we hope to donate to the Down Syndrome Association.

GLASHEEN ACTIVE SCHOOLS WEEK (7TH - 10TH MAY 2019)

Posted on 2019-02-07 13:32:31

Our annual Active Schools Week in Glasheen will be from 7th - 10th May. Already, we are planning many exciting events, for each day that week.

FRIENDSHIP WEEK (4TH - 8TH MARCH 2019)

Posted on 2019-02-07 13:29:41

We are all looking forward to our Friendship (Buddy) Week, from 4th - 8th March 2019, in Glasheen BNS. It is always a great week, where  our boys take part in enjoyable events with new friends, from other classes.