Glasheen Boys' School

REVISED I.C.T. ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

Posted on 2018-02-14 11:53:50

For the convenience of all of our school community, our recently revised, I.C.T. Acceptable Use Policy is now available to view in the Policy Section of this website. Particular attention is brought to regulations regarding Mobile Phones & Devices.

SCHOOL (HALF DAY) CLOSURE - FRIDAY 2ND MARCH 2018 @ 12 NOON

Posted on 2018-02-14 11:47:25

All schools must close for a half day to facilitate staff training, on the new Child Protection Guidelines, that are being implemented from 11th March 2018. For the convenience of parents, we are proposing that Glasheen Boys' & Girls' Schools will both close on Friday 2nd March @ 12 Noon, so staff will do the required training. School will reopen as normal, on Monday 5th March. Our Board of Management, Staff and Parents' Association have all started work on the new Child Protection Procedures, to ensure we are fully up to date.

SPOT PRIZES FOR QUIZ NIGHT - 9TH MARCH

Posted on 2018-02-08 16:10:25

Our Parents' Association Table Quiz Night will be in Flannery's of Glasheen on Friday 9th March 2018. A great night is assured. Our Parents' Association would like to make an appeal for spot prizes for the event. If you are in a position to donate or you know of somebody who might donate a spot prize, any spot prizes can be handed into the school office. Alternatively, you can contact the Parents' Association on glasheenboysparents@gmail.com    Thank You.

SCHOOL CALENDAR 2018 / 2019

Posted on 2018-02-02 15:02:09

For the convenience of parents and families, the school calendar, with details of holidays and closures, is now available on this website. Click on the 'Calendar' tab and scroll down to the end of the 2017/2018 calendar, where you will find the 2018/2019 calendar.

PARENTS' ASSOCIATION MEETING - MONDAY 5TH FEBRUARY

Posted on 2018-02-02 11:53:08

Please note that the next Glasheen BNS Parents' Association meeting is Monday 5th February 2018 @ 7.30 p.m., in the staffroom. All welcome. Details of this and all other P.A. upcoming events & meetings are available by clicking on the 'Parent' tab of this website.

IMPORTANT UPDATE ON MOBILE PHONES & DEVICES

Posted on 2018-01-30 14:28:41

We regularly update all school policies. Following a widespread review of our Acceptable Use Policy, over the past 6 weeks, involving input from the Board of Management, all staff, Parents' Association, as well as consultation with several other schools, we are introducing changes with effect from tomorrow, 31st January. Only I.T. provided by the school, will be permitted to be used by pupils, within the school grounds. Pupils are NOT allowed to bring mobile phones or other devices to school. In exceptional circumstances, if a parent believes that his/her son, in a senior class, must bring a phone to school, to be contactable after leaving school, then the parent MUST write a note to the teacher to explain. The phone MUST be switched off before entering the school grounds and handed to the teacher to be locked away for the school day. The principal has explained the new procedures to all the boys in 4th, 5th & 6th Classes. The updated version of our AUP will be available shortly. Thank you for your ongoing support and co-operation.

REVIEW OF ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

Posted on 2018-01-29 23:49:20

Please note that a review of our Acceptable Use Policy was initiated at the start of January 2018. Our priority, at all times, is to ensure that responsible use of the internet and information technology, for all of the pupils in our care. We hugely value the input of parents and comment of parents are welcome, as part of this process. Currently, the use of mobile phones, strictly on flight mode, has been permitted, in senior classes, with restrictions. This is under review and is about to be updated in the coming days.

SCHOOL CLOSED WEDNESDAY 7TH FEBRUARY FOR STAFF TRAINING

Posted on 2018-01-24 13:54:07

Reminder: As previously mentioned, the school is closed on Wednesday 7th February 2018, for compulsory staff training for the New Primary Language Curriculum. We have no discretion over the date, as the date is assigned to the school, for the day that the trainers are available. Apologies for any inconvenience.

CREDIT UNION ART PRIZE WINNERS

Posted on 2018-01-23 14:21:30

The winners of our Credit Union Art Competition are:
7 Years & Under:
1st = Rory Quin
2nd = Ronan Byrne
3rd = Enda Kennedy
8 - 10 Years:
1st = Amro Yasser Adly
2nd = Kai Kane
3rd = Shane Maher
11 - 13 Years:
1st = Craig Murphy
2nd = Matthew Ahern
3rd = Fionnbarra McSherry
Prizes will be presented for Art Winners, in The Barrs Club, on Sunday 28th January, at 2.00 p.m..

CREDIT UNION QUIZ

Posted on 2018-01-23 14:18:27

Best wishes to our Junior & Senior Quiz teams who have been chosen today to represent our school in Lough Credit Union Quiz. It takes place in St. Finbarrs Hurling & Football Club (The Barrs Club) at 2.15 p.m., on Sunday 28th January 2018.