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A Message from the Principal

Please Email for an Application Form or an Expression of Interest Form 





Dear Parents / Guardians,

As another great school year has ended, there are so many wonderful things happening and planned, in Glasheen Boys’ School! Even more exciting times ahead.

From 30th August 2022, we look forward, again, to welcoming our boys to school, to see the many smiling faces. We want all of our boys to be happy & safe. That is our priority, here in Glasheen.

We have very strong demand for places in Glasheen BNS, so if you, or a friend, is seeking a place for autumn 2022, be sure to get in touch, as soon as possible, to avoid disappointment. 

We are planning to reinstate our Homework Clubs and Afterschool Clubs from September 2022.

You will find lots of helpful information on our website but if we can be of any further help, be sure to get in touch.

Wishing you all a wonderful summer break and we will look forward to welcoming you back, along with many students who are new to the school. on 30th August 2022. 


Michael Daly (Principal)

Please Read Below for Details of:

Applications for Places in our School,

Email Addresses for each class level,

Dates to note in June 2022

Class Levels in Ireland & the UK,

School Covid Plan (Updated)


The 2022 Application Form is available from the school office or can be emailed to you. We are saving just a few places for late applications, later in the school year, so if you have not already applied, please do so, as soon as possible, to avoid disappointment, as we will have a waiting list for some classes.

If you are interested in a place for 2023, 2024, 2025 or 2026, you can request an ‘Expression of Interest Form’ and return it to us. The Admissions Policies for Mainstream & our ASD Class are available in the Policy section of this website. 

2. NEW PUPILS SEEKING TO JOIN SENIOR INFANTS – 6TH CLASS – Any parents seeking places for their son/s in other classes, in 2022, please email ‘‘. We will respond, promptly and be happy to answer any questions you may have, about the many, many benefits of attending our school. If you have a friend, or relative, seeking a place for their son, please advise them to contact the school without delay, as we have strong demand but limited availability, in most classes.

3. CLASS EMAIL ADDRESSES – To facilitate communication, there are email addresses for all class levels (during the school year). Please bear in mind that teachers are teaching during the day, so the email addresses will not be monitored, at all times. The addresses are: 

If you need to contact the office, as always, you can Email:


Monday 13th June – Junior & Senior Infant School Tour

Tuesday 14th June – 1st/2nd/3rd Class School Sports Day

Wednesday 15th June – Junior/Senior Infant Sports Day

Wednesday 15th June – 2nd Class School Tour

Thursday 16th June – End of Year School Reports Issued

Friday 17th June – 4th/5th/6th Class School Sports Day

Tuesday 21st June – 1st Class School Tour

Thursday 23rd June – 3rd Class School Tour

Thursday 23rd June – 4th Class School Tour

Thursday 23rd June – 5th Class School Tour

Friday 24th June – 6th Class School Tour

Monday 27th June – 6th Class Graduation

Wednesday 29th June @ 12 Noon – Summer Holidays

5. CLASS LEVELS IN IRELAND & THE UK – Some times when families arrive from overseas, the names of different class levels can cause confusion, as they have different names in Ireland, to those in the UK, the system that many countries follow.

In Ireland, children first attend Preschool, for one or two years. After that, when they start here in primary school, their first year is called Junior Infants (which is Reception in the UK, which is the first year in primary school). The next year we call Senior Infants, which is Year 1 in the UK. Then it’s 1st Class, which is Year 2 in the UK, or their 3rd year in primary school, not the first). Then 2nd Class, which is Year 3 in the UK, or their 4th year in primary school). This is followed by 3rd Class (Year 4 in the UK), then 4th Class (Year 5 in the UK), then 5th Class (Year 6 in the UK) and after that, 6th Class (Year 7 in the UK). I hope this helps to explain the names of the classes in Ireland. 

GLASHEEN BNS COVID PLAN (Slightly Updated April 2022) – PLEASE READ

Although many mandatory precautions were in place, that are now optional, our aim is to keep everyone safe, so we will continue, for now, with many of our safety precautions.

  • The school is split into 2 groups with each group having different break times and lunch times.
  • The day will include 2 x 20 minute breaks.
  • Hand sanitiser will continue to be available at all entry points and in all class and support rooms.
  • Children will come to school with their hands washed. Sanitation will occur on entry to the school, after each yard break and before the boys go home.  Children will also wash their hands before they eat. All surfaces will be cleaned daily and a special deep cleaning that lasts 30 days will take place every month.
  • We have already purchased some portable filter machines.
  • Where possible, parents will encourage children to walk or Park & Stride to school to minimise the number of adults around the school. Ideally, in the case of children in middle or older classes, a designated meeting point should be arranged nearby but not at the gate of the school. You could, for example, meet your son at Lima Lawn, Glendale, Clashduv, or one of the other areas on your route.
  • Pedestrian Gates will remain closed until 8.30 a.m.. Classes do not start until 8.50 a.m., so once pupils arrive, they will be directed to their classroom.


Key to Entrances & Exits

Entrance and Exit Points           Letter
Main Entrance to Junior Building, Opposite Stepped Entrance (Junior Infants, Senior Infants & 1st Classes)            A
Link Corridor Entrance to Senior Building /New Building                         (6th Classes, 5th Classes, 4th Class (Mr. O’Callaghan) & Cairde)                B  
Entrance to Two Storey Building Near School Office   (2nd Classes, 3rd Classes, 4th Class (Mr. Sands)              C


Entrance Points for Specific Classes:

Teacher Class Entrance & Exit Point
Ms. C. O’Sullivan Junior Infants A (only group of adults allowed into the yard, 1 adult per child)
Mrs. Starkie Junior Infants A (only group of adults allowed into the yard, 1 adult per child)
Ms. Costelloe   &                       Ms. Clayton Senior Infants A (Pupils enter on arrival. They are directed straight to class by supervising staff, where class starts at 8.50 a.m.)
Mrs. Austin, Ms. O’Callaghan & Mr. McGregor 1st Class                 






A (Parents to stay outside school grounds, pupils are directed straight to their classroom by supervising staff)
Ms. Buttimer 2nd Class          C
Mr. McLoughlin 2nd Class          C
Ms. Horgan (Upstairs) 3rd Class          C
Ms. Jordan (Upstairs) 3rd Class          C
Ms. O’Leary (Upstairs) 3rd Class          C
Mr. Sands 4th Class          C
Mr. D. O’Callaghan 4th Class          B
Mr. P. O’Neill                        Ms. N. Byrne 5th Class                

5th Class

Mr. T. O’Neill                        Mr. Marshall 6th Class                        6th Class            B
Ms. Moloney Cairde           B


Exit Points for Specific Classes

Teacher Class Entrance & Exit Point
Ms. C. O’Sullivan                     Mrs. C. Starkie           Junior Infants              HOME TIME: 13.20 A (Infant parents are the only group of adults allowed into the yard, one adult per child). Parent lines up socially distantly at points marked A, B, C.
Ms. Clayton & Ms. Costelloe Senior Infants              HOME TIME: 13.30 A    (Infant parents are the only group of adults allowed into the yard, one adult per child). Parent lines up socially distantly at points marked A, B, C
Mrs. Austin                      Mr. McGregor & Ms. Ms. O’Callaghan 1st  Class                   

  HOME TIME: 14.20

A     (Parents to stay outside the gate, pupils will line up along the path until they see parent)
Mr. McLoughlin      & Ms. Buttimer                   (Downstairs)        2nd Class                 HOME TIME 14.25 C     (Parents to stay outside the gate, pupils will line up along the path until they see parent)
Ms. Jordan (Upstairs)    Ms.Horgan (Upstairs) Ms.O’Leary (Upstairs)              3rd Class                             

HOME TIME 14.30                  

    C                        C
Mr. Sands (Downstairs) 4th Class       HOME TIME 14.30 C
Mr. O’Callaghan 4th Class       HOME TIME 14.30 B
Mr. P. O’Neill 5th Class       HOME TIME 14.30 B
Ms. Byrne 5th Class       HOME TIME 14.30 B
Mr. T. O’Neill 6th Class       HOME TIME 14.30 B
Mr. Marshall 6th Class       HOME TIME 14.30 B
Ms. Moloney Cairde          HOME TIME 14.20 B

Each class should go directly to their classroom.

  • Staff members will be on hand to meet and greet pupils when they arrive.
  • No adults, other than staff members, should enter the building.
  • Messages for teachers can preferably be sent to the class email addresses for each class level, which are on the school website. Urgent messages can be left on the school answering machine. The office email can also be used but please bear in mind that this is not always suitable for very urgent messages.

End of School Day

  • Adults, who are collecting their children from school at the end of the day, should wait in a socially distant manner outside the school grounds, near the gate from which their son will exit.
  • When the school day for that class is over, the following arrangements will apply –
    • Junior Infants – 2nd Class – the class teacher will bring the children to their designated entrance/exit point and will release the children into the care of the adult who is there to collect them.
    • 3rd – 6th Class – the class teacher will lead each class to the exit point.


Collection of Children during the School Day

 Collections during the school day must only be in exceptional circumstances. This is for safety reasons. If an adult has to collect a child during the course of the school day, this is the procedure:

  • A message or email should be sent to the class teacher the previous day indicating the reason for collection, as well as the time.
  • When the adult arrives at the school, they should phone the office.
  • The child will be brought from their class to the adult by a member of staff.
  • No adult should enter the school building, unless invited to do so.
  • If a pupil must attend an out of school appointment, during the school day, we would ask that for safety reasons, the pupil would not return again to school, on that day

Hot School Lunches – Were introduced for all classes. Only pupils who have already completed their menu choices are included. If you are new to the school, you can only fill out your menu, after you have started. If your son wishes to join the scheme, he will be included from the Monday after his order is submitted. Meanwhile, he should bring his own lunch. 


P.E.     P.E. will take place outdoors and use of equipment will be confined to the sets that have been distributed to class groupings. We will be doing the Glasheen Mile and as our building is now completed, we will have far more outdoor spaces to enjoy for physical exercise. We are also intending to have our raised beds & polytunnel reinstated, for more outdoor activity.

Extra-curricular Activities/After School Classes

 For safety reasons, After School Classes & Homework Clubs, remain deferred for now.  This decision will be reviewed and further updates will be provided, depending on public health advice for 2022/2023.

Particular points to Note:   

School with start at 8.50 a.m. and pupils will go straight to their classrooms. Once pupils enter the school grounds, they will need to go directly to their classrooms. Health advice is that parents Drop & Go. School Gates will not be opened early, like before.


Please Keep to the Left on corridors, stairs and pathways.

It is important that pupils who are able to, Walk or Park & Stride‘, to avoid unnecessary traffic congestion on School Avenue.


Break times are staggered and there will be a slight staggering of finishing times also, at the end of the day. It is important that your son is collected at the appointed time. Parking & striding at collection time is the best thing to do to avoid severe congestion and delays on School Avenue.


For the safety of all, if anyone is unwell, they must NOT attend school. 


For safety reasons, unscheduled visits to the school office cannot take place. If you need to contact the school, please do so by email or telephone and we will get back to you, as soon as possible. Hand delivered items may be posted in the letterbox on the railings at the front of the school.


Collection of pupils, from school, during the school day, should be kept to emergencies only. If you need to collect your son early, please email on the night before, with an exact time of collection, so your son can be ready at the appointed time and we have a record of the collection.


Keep safe.            Sincerely,         Michael Daly.  



Michael Daly